Cheval Blanc Randheli
- Owner's Villa
Sea, sand and sun: these three natural elements are very present in this sanctuary conceived to enhance love and life, a place for emotion and togetherness in which total intimacy is a principle. When LVMH asked Jean-Michel Gathy to design Cheval Blanc Randheli, he envisioned the scene of a perfect moment “walking barefoot, on the beach, taking the boat out and going fishing". Sometimes the most simple things in life are the most precious ones, don’t you think?
At Cheval Blanc Randheli, find refined elegance designed for island easy living. Plunge into the 40 foot long private pool to instantly feel how the outside world recedes. At the end of the day, let the spacious villa fully open onto the idyllic views over the lagoon and Indian Ocean, creating the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a bottle of Château Cheval Blanc 1947.
After the success of its innovative ground-breaker designer hotel in Courchevel, LVMH has followed up with the creation of its concept of what a tropical paradise should be: the Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort, set on a secluded island amidst the crystalline turquoise waters of Noonu Atoll in the Maldives.
The Randheli lagoon, accessible by Cheval Blanc’s own seaplane, is dotted by 45 villas, designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, possibly the World’s most prestigious architect when it comes to designing over-the-top luxury accommodations.
Each of these villas represents ideal tropical luxury and exclusiveness, all built in natural materials and uniquely decorated by Vincent Beaurin's contemporary artworks. Here, you will be served by your own assigned butler and by your “alchemist”, an expert advisor that will help you make the most out of your stay and of the many experiences available at Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort.
Gastronomy is in the hands of Michelin-starred French chef Yannick Alleno. He supervises an offering that combines the best of French and Asian culinary traditions.
The resort’s Spa Island is home to the exclusive Guerlain Spa, a haven for the senses where you will be able to enjoy a completely personalized superlative pampering experience, the perfect complement to the many water sports and other outdoors activities available.
Welcome to Trovel’s favorite haven in the Maldives.
A Water Eden
Cheval Blanc Randheli is located on a particularly virgin part of the Maldives, on the Northern edge of the Indian Ocean archipelago, a location that makes it a truly a magnificent spot to practice water sports.
Noonu Atoll offers amazing opportunities to scuba dive or snorkel in its crystal clear waters and reefs. The Maldivian seas around Cheval Blanc Randheli are brimming with wildlife, including a large diversity of colorful tropical fish, dolphins, turtles and stingrays.
The resort has its own 5-star PADI-certified dive center that arranges day or night excursions for all levels and that is adapted to your wishes.
A fleet of dhonis, the traditional Maldivian wooden boat, is available to sail on the lagoon, while the resort’s own yacht, the Azimut is ready to take you on fishing or diving expeditions in the neighboring waters.
Food is no small matter at Cheval Blanc!
It is not only the pristine waters and the lush tropical vegetation of this island that will delight you. Cheval Blanc Randheli boasts a range of different restaurants, offering from Japanese to Iberian cuisine, under the supervision of thrice Michelin-starred French chef Yannick Alléno.
Whether you prefer to taste Maldivian specialities such as a delicious locally-caught lobster at The White brasserie or enjoy a sophisticated nine-course French cuisine menu at Le 1947 or Japanese and East Asian cuisine at The Diptyque cooking theater, there is always something new for you to experience.
You might prefer to enjoy the breeze and some Mediterranean tapas at The Deelani, the resort’s overwater restaurant, or simply have a meal of your choice delivered to your villa.
The resort's Guerlain Spa is an island within an island, an oasis of serenity and a sensory getaway that will make you forget about the rest of the World.
The spa is in a unique setting, located on its own tiny island. Its open architecture allows you to enjoy relaxing views of the Rhandeli lagoon from any of its treatment rooms. The rituals offered have been specifically devised for Cheval Blanc Randheli.
Traditional hammer, yoga and massage sessions are also available, as is a Leonor Greyl hair-spa and make-up studio.
“Alchemists” play a very important role at Cheval Blanc’s resorts, acting as expert advisors on everything that relates to entertainment and activities.
Let’s say you wish to enjoy a private, intimate dinner on the nearby deserted wild island of Maakurandhoo. Or perhaps that you feel like honing your tennis skills with ATP-ranked resident instructor, Lukas Koncilia. Whatever you fancy, your “alchemist” is there to take care of everything.
Alchemists will also arrange treatments or beauty rituals at the Guerlain Spa for you.
Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort also has spaces that have been specifically designed to entertain children of all ages: Le Carrousel for the youngest ones, offering a selection of activities such as children’s yoga, submarine pictures safari or a treasure hunts, and Le Paddock, where teenagers are able to play billiard, table-tennis or participate in activities devised for them, such as subaquatic hikes or astronomy sessions.
Being a LVMH resort, of course, you can go shopping too: the resort’s Concept Store feature international brands along with limited collections that have been specially designed for Cheval Blanc Randheli, including those from local designers and artisans.
Cheval Blanc Randheli offers a broad variety of villas for you to choose the one that suits you best. All of them are strategically located to guarantee privacy while offering spectacular views of the surroundings. Many of them have their own private pool.
What we love
- Seclusion and privacy
- Guerlain Spa
- The food
Set between the sea and the island’s lush tropical greenery, these are 240m2 loft-style villas, with high ceilings, minimalist decoration, living room, large bedroom with its own dressing room and a spectacular bathroom.
A 12 meter-long infinity pool provides amazing sea views, with the inner and outer terraces as a link between both environments.
Water Villas are a highly recommendable option for sea regular travellers or honeymooners who are looking for quietness and want to enjoy from a maritime experience. The astonishing entrance to the villa counts on a wooden pontoon. Its inside area has a comfortable living room, a bedroom with a walk-in closet and bathroom. From the villa you can enjoy from strikingly beautiful views over the lagoon or Indian Ocean. This is without doubt one of the added values that water villas offer to their guests: idyllic views of the Maldives. Meanwhile, you can dip into the turquoise waters to explore the marine life of the atoll.
The 12-meter-long pool offers exclusive panoramic views of the colorful coral reef and is one of the best places to spot manta rays or turtles that live in the atoll.
Enjoy a romantic dinner or contemplate an unforgettable sunset while having a cocktail thanks to the private area of the villa. Experience the Maldives to the fullness on a Water Villa.
Garden Water Villas
Between land and sea, Garden Water Villas come up like if you were awakening from a dream. This type of accommodation offers a unique experience to enjoy the Maldives. Located above the lagoon and open to a lush private garden, the Garden Water Villas bring a high level of privacy to the most demanding travellers.
Inside you will find a living room, bedroom with a walk-in closet and a large bathroom with breathtaking views of the horizon. Some villas offer a second bedroom for family and friends.
At the lagoon area, an infinity pool, a pergola with a dining table, armchairs and loungers make the villa an ideal place to relax anytime of day. With direct access to the water area, feel invited to dip into the sea and observe the exotic fish and colorful coral reefs.
On the garden side, there is a hammock and footstool area surrounded by luxurious vegetation. This area is perfectly suited to enjoy afternoon reading or from nature in utmost privacy.
Photos and video from Hotel Cheval Blanc Randheli
In its own private island, the Owner’s Villa offers the ultimate holiday experience for families and friends. The Owner’s Villa is sprawled in one hectare of the island and it is only accessible with a dhoni, a traditional vessel from the Maldives. The villa has its own private berth or jetty.
In the ground floor there are two spacious rooms with a size of 1,300 sq ft and 1,400 sq ft that feature a twin or queen-size bed configuration. Both of the rooms have their own bathroom facilities, dressing room, outdoor shower and generous terraces that are ideal for children or friends. A staircase leads up to the master floor, where you can find a 3,200 sq ft master bedroom offering panoramic birds-eye-views to the resort.
The inside of this exceptional villa is full of fine crafts, bespoke furniture and individual artworks following the most exquisite taste. At the main area it is found the music area, where around the grand piano you will find a total relaxation. Also, the glass living room allows you to enjoy from fabulous views to the Indian Ocean. All the villa is surrounded by pristine beaches and exotic gardens. In the private dining room you will taste your favourite local dishes, only made with the freshest ingredients, and prepared by your personal chef. You'll also have a butler staff service at your disposal available 24/7.
Facilities include spa, 82 ft metres swimming pool and a overwater with a private spa, located above the lagoon, where you can feel how the time stands still while you are being pampered with a deep-tissue massage. Admiring the coral reefs located just beneath you is a unique show. If you also want to keep fit there's a private gym with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment.
Your friends or family they also have their own detached villa that guarantees the highest levels of privacy. If in any moment you are looking for a more lively evening, the main resort is just five minutes by boat. Kids also have their own entertainment areas where they will find toys. Cheval Blanc Randheli resort has a complete entertaining program at all ages.
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