Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives
Cheval Blanc Randheli
Randheli Island – Noonu Atoll
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Renato W. Chizzola
Cheval Blanc is the luxury hospitality brand developed by LVMH Hotel Management. The group began with Cheval Blanc Courchevel, followed by Cheval Blanc Randheli and Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France. Other confirmed projects include La Samaritaine in Paris and Oman.
LVMH Hotel Management has complete ownership of the brand; its direction, design, service and management, led by its own, dedicated in-house team.
CHEVAL BLANC RANDHELI
History & Story
Cheval Blanc Randheli is an intimate and contemporary haven on the unspoiled Noonu Atoll, a 40-minute journey north of Malé, which guests will enjoy in the Maison’s own bespoke seaplane for an exceptional holiday start. The opening of the 45-villa Cheval Blanc Randheli complements the group’s Alpine Maison, Cheval Blanc Courchevel, by offering a stylish design and relaxed, friendly atmosphere, now in the serene setting of the Maldivian archipelago.
In 2013, the Maison completed construction and design. Elegant, refined and designed for stylish island barefoot living, Cheval Blanc Randheli is born from a creative collaboration with celebrated architect Jean-Michel Gathy. The Maison was conceived in synergy with the island’s natural surroundings, and striking architecture naturally blends with the island’s landscape, vegetation and lagoon views. Great attention has been given to the privacy of guests and ensuring a feeling of space.
The Cheval Blanc Spa invites guests to a sensory journey on an exclusive island dedicated to well-being and relaxation. Guests may enjoy exclusive culinary experiences, either in one of the five restaurants and three bars, or by Carte Blanche in-villa tailor-made dining. In each villa, a Majordome looks after guests’ every wishes, whilst the Alchemists suggest tailor-made activities for unforgettable experiences.
Located on the pristine Noonu Atoll, in a protected lagoon in one of the most sought-after Maldivian destinations.
Key sites and activities
Noonu is the ideal playground for reef snorkeling, diving expeditions, watersports (wakeboarding, fun-tubing,etc ), fishing and sunset cruises. Guests may set sail for neighbouring island Maakurandhoo to play on the private tennis courts. Further, guests can perfect their golf swing in the golf simulator. The PADI certified Diving Centre invites guests to discover the unique treasures of Maldivian submarine life.
Throughout the year, Cheval Blanc Randheli hosts exclusive events with the world’s most prestigious brands including those from the LVMH Group portfolio and up-and-coming artists. The Maison’s olfactive signature is ‘Island Chic’ a collaborative creation with François Demachy, head perfumer of Parfums Christian Dior.
The Maison also invites children to play at Le Carrousel Kids Club’s pool or arts & crafts playrooms and Le Paddock Teens Club. This teenage lounge is equipped with a media lounge and table-football .
• Island Villa – 1 and 2 bedrooms with private pool, private beach and private garden
Surrounded by lush tropics, the Island Villa, located directly on private sandy beaches boasts 12.5 metre-long private infinity pools.
The loft-style villa features a lavish interior with a beautifully appointed living room and adjoining powder room. The spacious bedroom with a relaxation area conplete with plush daybed opens out onto the private seaside terraces. The double dressing room and light-flooded bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower and oversized bathtub complete this ensemble of exquisite serenity.
Some villas also include a second bedroom with a dedicated private entrance. Specially conceived for larger travelling parties, the lush bedroom, grand walk-in closet and elegant bathroom with rain shower and bathtub invite guests’ to a luscious escape.
Private seaside terraces next to the plunge pool offer guests exclusive access to the white sandy beaches and the hidden treasures of the house reef. An outdoor dining pergola set in the villa’s overgrown private garden is the ideal place to enjoy a convivial meal, prepared live, by the Maison’s chefs.
10 1-bedroom Island Villas: 240 sqm | King size bed
5 2-bedroom Island Villas: 300 sqm | Master bedroom: King size bed | Second bedroom: King size or twin beds
• Water Villa – 1 bedroom with private pool
Perched on elegant Maldivian stilts, the Water Villa offers an idyllic, unforgettable seaside living experience.
A bright, beautifully appointed living room and adjoining powder room boast incredible views over the crystal blue waters. A spacious master bedroom with lagoon or sea views hosts a his and hers dressing room and a light-flooded bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, grandiose bathtub and a separate toilet.
Multiple overwater decks offer a dining table with sunken benches and an outdoor lounge with loungers, plush armchairs as well as a refreshing rain shower and a 12.5-metre-long private infinity pool.
dyllic for couples seeking the privacy of a romantic getaway, the Water Villa and its stunning water views offer an unparalleled invitation to relaxation.
4 1-bedroom Water Villas: 240 sqm | King size bed
• Lagoon Villa – 1 bedroom with private pool
The stunning one-bedroom Lagoon Villas encompass 240 sqm (2,580 sqft) of pure relaxation space.
Perched atop traditional stilts over the calm waters of the Randheli lagoon, guests may find repose in the voluminous interior spaces and multiple living areas on overwater decks including a dining pontoon, sun deck with sun loungers, a 12.5-metre-long private infinity pool and an outdoor rain shower – a perfect hideaway for intimate escapes
11 1-bedroom Lagoon Villas: 240 sqm | King size bed
• Garden Water Villa – 1 and 2 bedrooms with private pool and private garden
Perched over the blue lagoon and opening out onto a lush private garden, the Garden Water Villa combines the ephemeral Maldivian stilt architecture with a sumptuous nature escape. With an idyllic second bedroom, some villas are suited for families with grown children or friends travelling together.
The main villa boasts a light-filled living room with cathedral ceilings and adjoining powder room. A heavenly master bedroom features walk-in closets, a spacious bathroom with indoor and outdoor rain showers, a large bathtub and separate toilet.
Certain villas offer a second bedroom with private entrance, grand ensuite dressing rooms, bathroom with rain shower as well as bathtub, and separate toilet.
On the ample overwater decks, the Garden Water Villas features a dining table with sunken benches and a blissful outdoor lounge with armchairs and loungers, an outdoor rain shower and 12.5-metre-long private infinity pool.
In the gardens, plush ottomans, chairs and a tranquil hammock invite guests to immerse themselves in Maldivian serenity.
9 1-bedroom Garden Water Villas: 240 sqm | King size bed
2 2-bedroom Garden Water Villas: 300 sqm | Master bedroom: King size bed | Second bedroom: King size or twin beds
• Lagoon Garden Villa – 2 bedrooms with private pool and private garden
Perched on traditional stilts between jungled gardens and sparkling lagoon waters, the 4 two-bedroom Lagoon Garden Villas are true expressions of exquisite island living.
A private garden and grand overwater decks host multiple exterior living spaces including a private dining pergola, an outdoor lounge, rain shower and a 12.5-metre-long private infinity pool overlooking the crystalline lagoon.
The second bedroom, perfect for friends and family, hosts airy volumes with an en-suite bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe.
4 2-bedroom Lagoon Garden Villas: 300 sqm | Master bedroom: King size bed | Second bedroom: King size or twin beds
• Cheval Blanc Randheli Private Island
Surrounded by crystal waters, lush greenery and islands blanketed in ivory sands, guests are invited to find a haven of tranquillity in the one-hectare Cheval Blanc Randheli Private Island. Accessible by a private dhoni boat, guests are transported to this 4-bedroom hidden paradise with dazzling high-design architecture. Fine crafts, bespoke furniture and individual artworks enhance the tasteful interiors of this exceptional villa.
In the main house, three light filled successive reception rooms invite to either a musical interlude around the grand piano, blissful relaxation in the multiple sofas and lounges, or a cocktail at the bar. With a dedicated fitness centre, spa treatment room and stunning 25-metre infinity-edge pool, the main villa and guest villa are a lush retreat from the bustle of daily life. With a dedicated team of Cheval Blanc Majordomes trained in the collection’s signature Art de Recevoir, a series of surprises and delights awaits guests – from dawn till dusk – with private sunrise yoga sessions in the grand master suite with 360° panoramic views of the Atoll or sunset apéritifs on the Maison’s luxury Azimut yacht.
From a soirée illuminated with eastern lanterns, bonfires and sumptuous sand tables, to the little adventurers’ delight with safari-like exploration, the Private Island is a secret, exclusive universe for friends and family.
Restaurant(s), Bars & Stars
• Le 1947
Named after Château Cheval Blanc’s most sought-after Grand Cru, here Executive Chef Laurent Chancel revisits French culinary know-how with local inspiration in a 9-course tasting menu that evolves on a weekly basis. The adjoining 1947 Bar proposes live piano entertainment, a Cigar Lounge and views of the impressive Wine Museum.
• The White
Relaxed and contemporary, the White offers a brasserie-style cuisine. Its terrace, with views over the coral reefs, is the perfect place to relax at any time of the day.
• The Diptyque
A live-cooking theatre with a split personality, serving the finest Japanese cuisine alongside East-Asian gastronomy.
• The Deelani
A lively restaurant offering local seafood and Italian specialties in a relaxed alfresco environment, before transforming into an open-air late-night venue.
• La Table de Partage
A private dining space that celebrates the convivial art of eating together.
• The White Bar
The Maison’s poolside bar offers all-day cocktails, refreshments, pastries and light snacks with a tropical twist in a convivial atmosphere
Meal plan is only on a bed and breakfast basis.
The Cheval Blanc Spa offers exclusive treatments by Guerlain created for Cheval Blanc Randheli. Four single and two prestige treatment villas for two – the Orchidée Villas.
A stunning 625sqm infinity-edge main swimming pool.
On the main island, the fitness centre is equipped with the latest Technogym machines. A personal trainer remains at guest disposal.
Corporate and celebration events
Our Team of Alchemists ‘Experience Designers’ are here to design activities and experiences during guests’ stay and are in charge of making special arrangements for all celebrations as per guests’s wishes.
Extra notable features
The Maison’s concept store is a treasure-trove of local curiosities and limited edition items from sought-after brands such as Hublot, Pucci or Bonpoint for little ones.
A Guerlain boutique, a first in the Maldives, displaying the brand’s skincare, make-up and unique fragrance collections
Private lounge at Malé international airport and customized Cheval Blanc seaplane
A Hair Spa by Leonor Greyl which offers exclusive, tailored hair beauty treatments using only natural ingredients
A yoga studio, relaxation pavilions and hot bath
A Spa Bar proposing an array of nutritious snacks and fresh fruit juices served in its private gardens and on the spa beach
Experiential dining provides guests with the ability to dine anywhere at any time. Chefs can cook in the dedicated outdoor dining pergolas of each villa, create a starlit beach BBQ, or cater to guests’ every whim by conjuring unique dining experiences in remote locations across the Maison’s islands.
Hotel main Awards
- Best Resort in the Indian Ocean – 1 – The Gallivanter’s Guide
- The Gold List 2017 – 1 in Maldives – Conde Nast Traveller China
- The Gold List 2015 – Condé Nast Traveller
- The Gold List 2016 – Conde Nast Traveler China
- Conde Nast Traveler China – Reader’s Choice 2016 Awards – Conde Nast Traveler China
- 2016 Target Overseas Hotels – Best Hotel for Vacation – Target
- Top Hotels of the Indian Ocean – Readers Choice Awards 2016 – 2 – Conde Nast Traveller USA
- Les 50 Best Of de la Rédaction – L’officiel Voyage France
- Top 10 Private Island Resorts – Elite Traveler USA
- The Gold List 2015 – Condé Nast Traveller USA
- 101 Best Hotels – Tatler Travel Guide UK
- Gold List 2015 – Condé Nast Traveller China
- 2015 Readers’ Choice – Conde Nast Traveler China
- Best Leisure Hotel – #10 – Smart Travel Asia
- 2015 Best of the Best – Robb Report Singapore
- Middle East, Africa & Indian Ocean – #13 – Conde Nast Traveller UK
- The Best Hotels in the World: Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 – #50/100 – Conde Nast Traveler USA
- Les 200 plus beaux Hôtels du Monde – Voyages et Hôtels de Rêve
- The Hotel It List – August Man
- The Hot List 2014 – The Sunday Times
- The SPA Guide – Condé Nast Traveller
- Hot List – Condé Nast Traveller
- It List – Travel + Leisure
- The Hot List 2014 – Condé Nast Traveller
- Site of the Day – Awwwards
- The World’s Top 100 Resorts – Robb Report
- The World’s Top 100 Resorts – Robb Report
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