Cheval Blanc Randheli, Noonu Atoll The Maldives, Central Islands
Cheval Blanc Randheli, situated on an island in the Noonu Atoll, forms a part of the Louis Vuitton brand, and it is thus considered the St. Tropez of the Maldives. Frequented by celebrities, designers and those in the public eye, Cheval Blanc Randheli is one of the most visually stunning, stylish, and luxurious hotels you’ll find in the Maldives. Even the seaplane you’ll use to get there is designed exclusively for the resort. Come here to be noticed.
Architect Jean-Michel Garthy was commissioned to design Cheval Blanc Randheli, and it’s quite breathtaking: bright and contemporary, elegant and understated, all at the same time and right down to the last detail. Above all, the resort is complementary to its natural surroundings. There are island and water villas, all of which are generous in size, impeccably designed and feature every luxury amenity you could possibly desire. Larger groups can opt for a two-bedroom villa: the second bedroom is detached and sits across the pool. Garden water villas feature the best of all possible Maldivian worlds: they’re perched elegantly on stilts above the blue lagoon, but also face the sand and feature lush tropical private gardens. The four-bedroom Owner’s Villa is perched elegantly on its own 1 hectare island.
There is a big focus on wonderful, fresh seafood at Cheval Blanc Randheli, and the numerous restaurants and bars serve exquisite five-star cuisine: Mediterranean, Japanese, international, East Asian, and of course, French. The signature restaurant, Le 1947, serves nine-course French-inspired meals. There are a wide range of private and customisable dining experiences and in-villa meals are available. Naturally, wherever or however you’d like to eat, the staff transform any space into a tailor-made culinary fantasy on a whim.
The on-site “Alchemists” are highly trained to create the perfect holiday for families or couples. In this respect, this island resort really is just about as luxurious and indulgent as it gets. If being seen doesn’t bother you, you like a high level of personal attention and are willing to pay for perfection, Cheval Blanc Randheli is the pinnacle of luxury, opulence and sheer beauty.
Ultimate - There are very few hotels we would describe as 'ultimate'. Hotels in this category must have absolutely everything anyone could want and really be aiming for the stars. These hotels generally go well above and beyond and they would always be at the very top end of the market. These are for clients looking for that extra special place.
Centara Grand was fantastic. There are not many places in the world we would want to go back to but this is one of them. We loved it!