On the unspoiled Noonu Atoll, the 45-villa Maison complements the group’s alpine property, Cheval Blanc Courchevel. 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. The Cheval Blanc Spa is set on a traditinal dhoni and features separate male and female hammams, Yoga, Pilates and relaxation pavilions, as well as six thatched treatment villas overlooking the lagoon. The resort provides five restaurants – Le 1947, The Table De Partage, The Diptyque, The Deelani and The White – serving French, Asian, Mediterranean and local cuisine.
There are 14 Garden Water Villas that combine both overwater stilt architecture with a private tropical garden space. 15 Water Villas are perched over the crystalline sea, whilst the 15 Island Villas, ideal for families, are hidden amidst mature gardens and open onto their own private beach. All have a large living room, adjoining powder room, spacious bedrooms – which draw the eye out to the stunning scenery – double dressing rooms and light-filled bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers. Outdoors, all feature a 12.5 m private infinity pool and dining pergola or pavilion, plus a private beach, spacious overwater decks or dedicated gardens. Each villa is characterized by lofty cathedral-style ceilings framed by seven-metre-high handcrafted doors that create a strong sense of openness or can be closed to give a warm and cosy atmosphere. They are furnished with materials from the Indian Ocean – teak, rattan, bamboo, thatch and coconut shell.
Rates start at EUR 1,470 per night.
RECOMMENDATIONS & AWARDS
Cheval Blanc Randheli has been listed in the Gold List 2015 by Condé Nast Traveler, USA and the 101 Best Hotels by Tatler Travel Guide, UK in 2015. Furthermore, Elite Traveler honored the hotel with the Top 10 Private Island Resorts ranking 2015.