Cheval Blanc Hotels (Part 2): Randheli

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Cheval Blanc Randheli, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

In a time where unplugging from a technologically driven world seems impossible, Cheval Blanc Randheli provides a blissful utopia of serenity. The resort is located 40 minutes north of Malé and the guest experience starts at the airport, where a chauffeur escorts you to the Cheval Blanc bespoke seaplane, with luxurious designer interiors.

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Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, the creative mind behind some of the world’s most stunning resorts, Randheli beautifully marries contemporary aesthetic with the traditional Maldivian craftsmanship. The hotel offers 45 villas in three styles – Garden Water Villas that are stilted but with a private tropical garden space, Water Villas offering multiple terraces over the sea, and Island Villas that feature an outdoor dining pergola. There’s also the Owner’s Villa, which is on its own private island and is accessible from a private berth and jetty. This four-bedroom villa is the epitome of exclusive privacy with unique facilities including its own spa, oversized 25-metre long outdoor pool, pristine beaches and exotic gardens.

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The well being of their guests is of utmost importance with relaxation options including the Cheval Blanc Spa offering exclusive signature treatments by Guerlain and for the ultimate in restoration there’s three recently launched wellness journeys, from blissful relaxation to a results-driven programme and the Maldives’ first 360° family-focused wellness journey. Other experiences include a water sports facility and Padi-certified diving center offering snorkeling and diving equipment, a team of experienced Alchemists to tailor-make experiences to your liking and Le Carrousel Kids Club and Le Paddock Teens Club.

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The resorts five restaurants promise high-class cuisine from all corners of the globe. The Diptyque offers a live-cooking theatre serving a tantalizing combination of the modern Japanese dishes and Iberian gastronomy and The 1947, a chic restaurant which focuses on fine French cuisine, courtesy of the three times Michelin-star winning chef Yannick Alléno.

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About the Author

Having started her career in New Zealand as a fashion and beauty assistant, she then moved on to edit the online beauty magazine, BeautyBible. Since then she has created her own blog, The Refined Edit. Now based in the United Kingdom she has contributed to countless print and online publications including Style.com/Arabia. Follow her musing on Twitter and Instagram @gracieastewart.