Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives
What We Love
- The roomy accommodations—even the smallest is a sprawling 2,600 square feet
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stayed here in 2014
- Handwritten notes left alongside pitchers of fresh juice in your villa
- Espadrilles and beach bags in your dressing rooms
What To Know
- The resort offers a full range of kids and teen club activities, including treasure hunts and yoga
- Complimentary laundry is offered as part of the butler service here
- Each villa is furnished with a bicycle
- The hotel’s signature “Island Chic” candles were the creations of Francois Demachy, chief perfumer at Christian Dior
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
LVMH’s Noonu Atoll resort (the luxury leather brand’s second hospitality venture) is a palatial game-changer in the northwestern Maldives, a lush locale that’s home to a clutch of otherworldly escapes. It’s the meticulous details in all 44 villas that up the ante here: sleek oak panels allow guests to create cozier nooks within their expansive rooms; bathtubs are clad with his-and-hers basin areas, and seashell and driftwood accents infuse an island-inspired charm. Guests can spend the entire day at the ethereal spa, reachable by a dhoni, sprawled on its own island, complete with cantilevered yoga pavilions, separate male and female hammams, a freshwater swimming pool and sea-facing treatment beds. Though evenings are best enjoyed back on Randheli Island: namely, sampling decadent bites at 1947 (named for Cheval Blanc’s most prized vintage), where French techniques are paired with local bounty, or grazing on rock shrimp tempura and other Japanese delicacies at Diptyque, the resort’s pan-Asian live-cooking theatre. If it’s ultimate privacy you’re seeking, the “majordomos,” Cheval Blanc-speak for butlers, can arrange for dinner on a floating pontoon.
In the Area
Your snorkeling excursions on this stunning atoll will feature companions including manta rays and pinecone soldier fish. As is wreck diving, a pirate-inspired excursion that lets participants glide in and out of sunken ships—upon request, the hotel provides an underwater photographer to capture your adventures. For land-based fun, take the five-minute boat ride to neighboring Maakhurandhoo Island: the tennis courts here, built in accordance with Australian Open standards, were christened by Roger Federer himself. For bespoke, one-off activities like island picnics and private sails, enlist the help of one of the resort’s expert “alchemists.”
How to Get There
Since it was my first visit to the Maldives I did not know what to expect. Thankfully Cheval Blanc team had my back every step of the way up until departure!!! The arrival party who greeted me with waving and smiles, the incredible villas and facilities, the amazing and always available Majordome!! Everything about that maison is ultimate luxury yet understated, classy and elegant. The team there made sure I needed nothing at all!
A BIG thank you to the GM Mr Renato, DOSM Madame Jade, sales executive Madame Tory, reservations team Monsieur Malinga, Madame Pallavi, Monsieur Nadheem - director of front office, director of F&B and Monsieur Ahmad Firshan my appointed majordome (the superstar!!) and Madame Nahed the Arabic speaking Majordome - I felt like I’ve known her for years .. not to mention all the staff members who greeted me as I walked around the island.
The boutique offers unique and specially made pieces for and with the maison. The f&b venues offer fantastic selection of platters, drinks and even shisha. The beach Indian Ocean dinner was the best I’ve ever had! And the SPA experience is indescribable !!!
I felt like a queen in a dream, and that all my wishes can come true! A MUST when in Maldives - nothing can beat it!!
It’s a dream. The place is really besutiful and the staff is amazing. We had the time of our life staying at the wonderful 27th villa, with the best Majordome. And also, we got certified scuba diving with the best scuba masters. Its a must staying at Cheval Blanc Randheli.
I have been all over the world, to too many four seasons, ritz Carlton’s, Aman resorts, etc. to list...but this took the cake!
Unbelievable design, natural beauty, combined with 5star service!
Laid back luxury at its finest, with personal touches the whole way. Great attention from our majoredom, as well as the GM Renato (thanks again for the “surprise and delights” they lived up to your tag line)!
Can’t wait to return, and can’t recommend it enough.
It isn’t inexpensive, but the value is apparent!
Thanks again for great trip!
Once in a while one experiences a hotel/destination that is truly an all-rounder. Amazing destination, great hotel interior design, superb food and immaculate service.. what more could you ask for? Well, In our case just the weather! Never seen waves so high in our few trips to Maldives which anyhow the hotel has no control on. They did everything possible to make sure our stay was as memorable as possible considering this so I guess we will just have to go back and try it again! Besides wishing there was more privacy from our above water villa / pool deck (from other villas), I could not find a single fault with this Hotel as it is truly a Luxury Experience.
Everything from the time of arrival was excellent under every aspect. The staff met All our needs and demands were given proper attention without delays. I loved all the hospitality of all the staff. We have felt treated like royal family:-) I should also mention prices have been accurately for a true value for money. The island is pure paradise. Spotless and pristine with a wonderful native jungle. The beach is picture perfect. Clean, and everyone is always ready to make your stay as comfortable as they can. I got a 5 star treatment every day. It was just sublime.