Cheval Blanc Randheli hotel, Maldives: Review

On Noonu Atoll, a 40-minute seaplane ride north of the capital Malé, the resort offers white-sand beaches and aquamarine waters, with impressive diving and snorkelling sites accessible by speedboat. Cheval Blanc Randheli is a Maldives hotel offering contemporary design, private infinity pools and an excellent fine-dining restaurant.

Operated by LVMH Hotel Management, a division of luxury fashion empire Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, the newly opened Cheval Blanc is already staking a claim as the most stylish resort in the Maldives.

The 45 villas, each with private infinity pool, are more akin to sumptuous sanctuaries than conventional hotel rooms. Vast spaces capped by thatched roofs and finished with teak, cinnamon wood, coconut shell and exposed stone, they serve as an extended open-plan space or are partitioned into separate living room, bedroom and bathroom by pivoting oak panels. Sophisticated but soothing, the abodes have already attracted celebrities and royalty, including Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge… Read more on

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