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Nestled within the Noonu Atoll in the northwest Maldives, and accessible only by private hydroplane, the Cheval Blanc Randheli is a luxurious escape for the senses. Following in the footsteps of the first Cheval Blanc resort on the slopes of Courchevel and designed by architect Jean-Michel Gathy, the exceptional resort is owned by the luxury conglomerate LVMH (owners of Louis Vuitton, Céline, Dior) and features 45 exquisitely appointed villas with infinity pools and breathtaking ocean views, five gourmet restaurants, an exclusive Guerlain spa and a range of extravagant amenities and whimsical touches.

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Noonu Atoll

Located in the northwest of the Maldives archipelago, Noonu Atoll reveals a preserved and exclusive exotic oasis. Lying north of Malé, Noonu Atoll is comprised of a handful of lush green islands protected from the ocean by a large coral reef. The islands blend swaying palm trees, tropical flowers, white sandbanks, pristine turquoise water and fringing coral reefs, and the waters surrounding the atoll house a dazzling sampling of multi-color fish, rays, and sea turtles. The wild island of Maakurandhoo, which can be reached by boat from Randheli, is home to beautiful Guttiferae and pandanus flowers and many other shrubs, also known as sailor wood.

Noonu Atoll. Credit: Cheval Blanc Randheli

Cheval Blanc Randheli Suites and Villas

Floating over the water on stilts, nestled between exotic gardens or set on the powder-white sands of the island, villas boast open-plan living spaces with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that let the incredible views in. Blissful bedrooms boast designer amenities, terraces overhanging the lagoon or the sea, outside dining tables with sunken benches, and 12-meter-long infinity pools that seem to merge with the ocean.

Island Villas

Hidden by lush vegetation, Island Villas offer an understated residential experience in a private oasis of luxury. Surrounded by tropical jungle on one side and the endless ocean on the other, these elegant cathedral-style loft villas feature three distinct areas: light-filled living rooms and sumptuous bedrooms with dedicated walk-in dressing rooms that lead into stunning outdoor bathrooms with their own salon de bains. Outside, swaying palm trees and exotic plants shade private infinity swimming pools which seem to float out into the ocean, white sandy beaches, and garden dining pavilions.

Island Villas. Credit: Cheval Blanc Randheli

Water Villas and Lagoon Villas

Perched on traditional stilts over the water, Water Villas and Lagoon Villas offer an unforgettable seaside living experience. Wooden pontoons lead to the entrances of the villas which flow into spacious and airy living rooms and onto a multitude of outdoor terraces overhanging the lagoon or the ocean with comfortable sun loungers and armchairs. Bedrooms have large walk-in closets, and en-suite bathrooms with soaking tubs and walk-in rain showers, and outside dining tables with sunken benches are ideal for alfresco dining under the stars.

Lagoon Villas. Credit: Cheval Blanc Randheli

Garden Water Villas and Lagoon Garden Villas

Nestled between land and sea, lush tropical gardens and infinite turquoise horizons, Garden Water Villas and Lagoon Garden Villas offer an unprecedented Maldivian island experience.

Perched on stilts and opening onto lush private gardens in the back, Garden Water Villas and Lagoon Garden Villas offer extra levels of privacy and seclusion. Villas feature spectacular living rooms, bedrooms with walk-in closets and large en-suite bathrooms with breathtaking lagoon or ocean views.

Infinity swimming pools, pergolas with dining tables, armchairs and loungers welcome guests at any time of the day, and open-air terraces enjoy direct access to the tranquil waters of the lagoon and its colorful coral reefs and exotic fish. Sumptuous floating bean bags and comfortable chairs surrounded by lush vegetation in the gardens are perfect for an afternoon of reading or simply relaxing.

Water Garden Villas.Credit: Cheval Blanc Randheli

Cheval Blanc Randheli Private Island

For those wanting absolute privacy and seclusion, Cheval Blanc Randheli Private Island is a one-hectare dedicated island with a private berth and jetty, and a four-bedroom villa with bespoke furniture and individual artworks and unique facilities including its spa, a 25-meter long outdoor pool, pristine beaches and exotic gardens.

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The tasteful interiors of this exceptional villa are enhanced by beautiful crafts, bespoke furniture, and individual artworks, and in the main house three, light-filled reception rooms have several designer sofas and lounges, a grand piano, and a cocktail bar. Overseen by a dedicated team, who are housed on premises and available 24/7, guests will want for nothing and can enjoy an array of tailor-made activities and unforgettable experiences designed to meet every individuals’ wish.

Cheval Blanc Randheli Restaurants and Bars

Award-winning, gourmet cuisine can be savored at one of five restaurants at Cheval Blanc Randheli, all of which exude elegant and relaxed atmospheres and spectacular ocean views. Enjoy breakfast and brasserie-style cuisine on the palm-shaded terrace at White or sip refreshing cocktails and light snacks by the pool at the White Bar.

The White Bar. Credit: Cheval Blanc Randheli

Named after Château Cheval Blanc’s most prestigious and sought-after vintage, Le 1947 signature restaurant pays tribute to French cuisine with an outstanding nine-course culinary experience in a sublime Maldivian setting. Le 1947 Bar offers an exceptional list of wines, champagnes, and spirits from its magnificent glass-enclosed wine cellar, as well as private tastings.

Le 1947 Bar. Credit: Cheval Blanc Randheli

La Table de Partage celebrates the convivial art of dining together with private dining parties for 12 to 16 guests.

Savor the finest Japanese and Southeast Asian cuisine and an authentic Teppanyaki experience at the live-cooking theatre of The Diptyque where you can dine at one of the feet-in-the sand tables against a backdrop of spectacular ocean views.

The Diptyque. Credit: Cheval Blanc Randheli

Named after a Maldivian breeze and drawing inspiration from the surrounding Indian Ocean, the over-water Deelani is a lively Mediterranean restaurant with a relaxed alfresco ambiance that serves delicious tapas and freshly grilled seafood.

Cheval Blanc Randheli Spa and Wellness

As expected at one of the best spa resorts in the Maldives, Cheval Blanc Randheli features an entire island dedicated to their Guerlain spa, which is accessed by Dhoni and offers an ideal getaway for those seeking to indulge in a full day of pampering. A collection of unequaled well-being and body enhancing experiences has been designed exclusively for the resort, ranging from spa rituals, traditional Hammam baths and yoga sessions to sporting activities and personally tailored culinary journeys. A Leonor Greyl hair spa and a make-up studio add sensory extras, and the Spa bar offers a selection of healthy snacks, smoothies, and juices, served next to the spa infinity pool.

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Cheval Blanc Randheli Sports and Leisure

A wealth of fitness, sporting, and recreational activities are available to guests staying at the Cheval Blanc Randheli, ranging from scuba diving and snorkeling to tennis lessons, personalized fitness programs, and sunset cruises.

A fully equipped fitness center boasts the latest state-of-the-art cardio, strength, and flexibility Technogym equipment, as well as exercise studios for yoga with spectacular ocean views. Two tennis courts built to Australian Open standards can be found on the neighboring island of Maakurandhoo Island, where guests can enjoy tailor-made courses for every level taught by experienced professional tennis players.

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Home to turtles, manta rays, and pinecone soldierfish, Noonu Atoll is an ideal playground for snorkeling and diving excursions during the day, at sunset or at night and the island of Randheli offers the perfect setting to discover or re-discover the unparalleled beauty of the Maldivian sea. The award-winning 5-star PADI-certified dive center at the resort provides excursions adapted to all levels with a team of passionate divers available to escort guests in the discovery of the most beautiful spots.

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To enhance a diving experience, savvy athletes can also become initiated with new ways of preparing their bodies to undersea adventures, through a yoga ritual inspired by legendary free divers and specially developed by Randheli’s diving team.

Cheval Blanc Randheli Family Facilities

Cheval Blanc Randheli caters for families with small children and teenagers with several programs for young people of all ages. Specially designed for children, Le Carrousel and Le Paddock offer a wealth of exploration an discovery for little ones, young children, and teenagers.

Designed for toddlers, Le Carrousel offers a range of cultural, playful and sports activities such as treasure hunts, yoga for kids, submarine pictures safari, and many other memorable experiences. An outdoor pergola protects the little ones from the sun while they play and a giant water slide resting with an exclusive swimming pool promises hours of aquatic fun in the sun.

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Conceived with teenagers in mind, Le Paddock is a dedicated space opening onto a garden with billiards, table football, table tennis, and a multimedia station, as well as many other experiences observational astronomy sessions and cooking classes to a sub-aquatic hike.

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Cheval Blanc Randheli Special Extras

Boasting a distinct portrayal of Cheval Blanc Randheli’s identity, the Concept Store displays exclusively designed creations and locally handcrafted items, objets d’art, decorative ceramics, and collections of local designers and international brands, including silk kaftans, linen Bermudas, bright swimwear, and branded sunglasses.

Article by Mia Russell©

 

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