Summer Escapes: Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives

Located on Noonu Atoll forty minutes north ofIsland Villa Malé by seaplane, Cheval Blanc Randheli is an exclusive 45-villa resort conceived by architect Jean-Michel Gathy as an invitation to experience the French “Art de Recevoir” and is sure to enchant even the most jaded minds. Upon arrival, vacationers are met by a team of “Alchemists” who, through their intimate expertise of the Maison, make it their mission to ensure their guests’ needs are exceeded by delivering topnotch personalized service, bespoke experiences and precise attention to detail. 

Cheval Blanc Island

The resort is nestled in a lavish tropical haven forAlchemists ultimate tranquility. Guests can plunge in their private infinity pool -outfitted in every suite- relax on the outdoor pool terrace, sunbathe atop the luxe day beds and refresh in the open-air showers. In addition to the Alchemists, each suite is assigned a Majordome (butler) who serves as the guests’ initial point of contact and works alongside the Alchemists as a dream team to create activities and experiences with no feat too great to achieve.

For larger groups seeking the ultimate accommodation,Owners Villa one can rent the Owner’s Villa, an astonishingly chic and luxurious retreat perched on a private island of its own within the Maison’s lagoon, and accessible from a private berth and jetty. Offering first-rate levels of attentiveness, service and total privacy, along with a plethora of exclusive facilities, The Owner’s Villa has raised the bar in luxury accommodation on the Indian Ocean. 

Guests are encouraged to be as active orCB Spa relaxed as they desire during their stay, with itineraries to suit all interests and activity preferences. Experiences range from lavish pampering packages at the Cheval Blanc Spa to a vast array of water-sports, sunset yoga sessions, romantic dinners on nearby deserted islands, yacht excursions and diving adventures. The spa commits to being dedicated to wellbeing and relaxation, offering a sensory journey to which Guerlain has created a range of treatments and massages specific to the Maldives and exclusive to the resort, to be enjoyed alone or as a couple in one of the six villas overlooking the lagoon. A Leonor Greyl hair spa and a makeup studio are also available for the coquette lady who wishes to keep a lavish look.

Furthermore, the resort encompasses severalThe White distinguished dining concepts. Two worth noting are the ‘feet in the sand’ dining at The White which serves breakfast and brasserie-style cuisine all day and night, and the new 9-course menu at Cheval Blanc Randheli’s fine dining restaurant, Le 1947, named after Château Cheval Blanc’s most prestigious vintage. The Deelani offers local seafood and Mediterranean specialties in a relaxed alfresco ambiance, while The Dyptique offers live-cooking Japanese and East-Asian cuisine.  

The Deelani

The Maison’s design borrows fromCB Spa out the island’s nature, incorporating opulent tropical flora and water views. Modern yet native, elegant yet unassuming, Cheval Blanc Randheli strikes an exquisite equilibrium of contemporary style and customary stimuli.

With nonstop service on Emirates from Dubai to Male in 4 hours and 15 minutes, and several other flight options in the area, it’s an easy escape to the east for a quick retreat in paradise. Don’t forget to pack your SPF!

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