Set in the pristine Maldivian Noonu Atoll, The LVMH Hotel – Cheval Blanc Randheli reopened its doors for travellers on September 1. The ultimate location for exclusivity and renewal, the resort is a spacious hideaway made-up of islands, each offering a unique and dedicated experience.
A 40-minute seaplane journey north of Malé, the resort comprises 46-villa Maison conceived by Jean Michel Gathyin in harmony with the island’s lush vegetation and lagoon views, and each offering exclusive privacy. The 45 loft villas feature the maison’s signature Art de Recevoir, a private 12.5m infinity pool, dining pergola, a private beach and spacious overwater decking.
Elegant, refined and designed for stylish barefoot living, great attention has been given to the discretion of guests, ensuring a feeling of private space. This is reflected in the sophisticated design of each villa where lofty cathedral-style ceilings are framed by seven-metre-high handcrafted doors that create a strong sense of openness or when closed, an intimate atmosphere.
Cheval Blanc Randheli has curated tailor-made activities and experiences including marine biology conservation, a PADI-certified dive centre and other watersports. It has the world’s most secluded tennis island – home to two lagoon-front US Open and Paris Masters standard courts. For the young ones, there are Le Carrousel and Le Paddock kids’ and teens’ clubs. The resort boasts the world’s only dedicated spa islands with bespoke Guerlain rituals, along with mediation and yoga.
For the ultimate in privacy, Cheval Blanc Randheli Private Island Villa, which spans across 1-ha, is only accessible from a private berth and jetty. This four-bedroom villa with over 1,000 sqm of space is the epitome of lush, modern island living with exceptional indoor and outdoor spaces, a private spa, a dedicated team of Ambassadeurs and a vibrant array of tailored services and amenities. In the main house, three light-filled successive reception rooms align a 25-metre-long swimming pool. A fleet of traditional dhoni and expedition boats are available for private excursions throughout the atoll.