Cheval Blanc Randheli
Noonu Atoll, Maldives
based on 7 nights inc. flights
per person based on 2 people sharing a Water Villa on a bed and breakfast basis, including flights and luxury seaplane transfers.
At a Glance
One of the most luxurious and exclusive resorts in the Maldives
Follow in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who stayed here in 2014
Indulge in pampering Guerlain treatments on the resort's Spa island
The resident Alchemists are on hand to plan unique experiences to make your stay unforgettable
Dining at Randheli is known as culinary art, with various restaurant and private dining options
A Majordome private butler attends every villa
Best time to Visit
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The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.
February to April is the hottest period and resorts are almost all operating at capacity during this period. Mid-December to early January comes at even more of a premium due to Christmas and New Year and prices are even higher. Easter and the Italian holiday week in August also attract peak prices at most resorts.
Storms are more likely from May to November, though it’s still warm, skies can be cloudy and the humidity is higher. This is the low season, with fewer people and lower prices, with the exception of August.
Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of any atoll from May to November and from the eastern side of any atoll December to April.
One of the most exclusive addresses in the Maldives, Cheval Blanc Randheli offers the ultimate in luxury and style. Situated on the Noonu Atoll, you can expect the very best in service, dining, wellbeing and stunning pool villas overlooking the ocean.
Cheval Blanc have a reputation for offering exceptional standards of service, modern design and stylish destination resorts and Randheli is no different. If you are looking for the ultimate in exclusivity, minimalist luxury design, fine dining and the best spa treatments, look no further. Situated on the Noonu Atoll in the north west of the Maldives, Cheval Blanc Randheli encompasses five pristine islands in a stunning lagoon.
There are 45 stylish villas here, built around the lush natural vegetation and all enjoying stunning ocean or lagoon views. Each enjoys the luxury of space, both indoors and outdoors, with cavernous high ceilings, various relaxation areas, generous decks and private 12.5 metre infinity pools. The design is a mix of contemporary and minimal, with Maldivian influences. Choose from one and two bedroom island villas with private beaches, ideal for families with young children, water villas perched on stilts, garden water villas with private gardens or the four bedroom owner's villa. All villas have a Majordome private butler to attend to your every need and arrange little surprises throughout your stay. They work alongside the island's Alchemists whose role is to design unique experiences to arrange unique experiences during your stay.
One island is dedicated to the Cheval Blanc Spa, with exclusively designed treatments by Guerlain and six overwater treatment villas. As well as treatment spaces you can indulge in the hammam, stretch out in the Yoga and Pilates pavilion or head to the hair spa or barber shop.
Dining is a real highlight here - each dish is considered to be culinary art, combining French tradition with a creative twist. Take your pick from the five restaurants, including Japanese, Mediterranean and fine-dining options. However, you needn't be restrained to dining in a restaurant, or even in your villa. Choose from a range of culinary journeys, from dinner on a local dhoni to a beach picnic with private chef - your wish is their command.
Explore the Noonu Atoll's marine life on snorkelling or diving excursions by day or night, set sail on a dhoni on the lagoon in search of dolphins and turtles, or try your hand at windsurfing. Young guests are well catered to, with the kids' club, Le Carrousel, and a teenage club, Le Paddock, offering an array of activities and adventures.
There are 15 Island Villas, both one- and two-bedroom options measuring 240 to 300m sq, set on the main island. Each is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and has a private beachfront, the ideal option for families with young children.
The 15 one-bedroom Water Villas are iconic over-water bungalows on stilts, each measuring 240m sq.
The 14 Garden Water Villas are also on stilts and have the addition of a luxurious private garden to the back of the villa as well as deck overlooking the ocean or lagoon. There are one- and two-bedroom options in this category, measuring from 240 to 350m sq.
The Owner's Villa boasts more than 1000m sq and is on its own private island, with four bedrooms and offering the ultimate in exclusivity.
The Water Villas offer one bedroom accomodation with walk-in dressing room and bathroom and a beautiful light-filled living room. Each villa measures approximately 240sqm and outside the villa is surrounded by terraces overhanging the ocean and a 12m infinity pool looking onto the ocean.
The Island Villas offer the choice of one or two bedroom accomodation with walk-in dressing room leading to a generous in-and-outdoor bathroom and a beautiful light-filled living room. The villas are approximately 240-300sqm and outside space includes an infinity pool looking onto the ocean and the private white sand beaches.
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The Garden Water Villas offer one bedroom accomodation with walk-in dressing room and bathroom and a beautiful light-filled living room. Each villa measures approximately 240-350sqm and outside the villa is a terrace overhanging the ocean and an infinity pool looking onto the ocean.
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The Garden Water Villas offer one bedroom accomodation with walk-in dressing room and bathroom and a beautiful light-filled living room. Each villa measures approximately 240-350sqm and outside the villa is a terrace overhanging the lagoon and an infinity pool looking onto the lagoon.
The Lagoon Villas offer one bedroom accomodation with walk-in dressing room and bathroom and a beautiful light-filled living room. Each villa measures approximately 240sqm and outside the villa is surrounded by terraces overhanging the lagoon and a 12m infinity pool looking onto the lagoon.
Cheval Blanc Randheli Private Island
is approximately 1-ha in size and offers the ultimate luxury experience accessed from your own private berth and jetty. The villa has four bedrooms, three reception rooms, personal spa and a stunning 25m outdoor pool as well as private, pristine beaches and exotic gardens.
Children are welcome at Cheval Blanc Randheli and there are activities and clubs to suit different age groups. Le Carrousel kids' club, just steps from the beach, caters to children aged 3 to 12 years and is open daily from 10am til 6pm with a team of Ambassadeurs to look after your children. Facilities are extensive, including an indoor playroom, shaded outdoor areas, a pool, toys, games and specially prepared mid morning and afternoon snacks.
Le Paddock Teens club is located next to the watersports centre and is a refuge for teenagers to socialise, relax and play. There's a lounge with beanbags and music and video systems, pool tables and table-tennis, as well as teenage activities such as diving and snorkelling excursions, Zumba dance classes and special teen yoga and spa treatments. It is open daily from 9am til 10pm.
There are five restaurants at Cheval Blanc Randheli, as well as three bars and a wine and cigar cellar with an extensive selection of wines, champagnes and spirits.
Le 1947 is the signature fine dining restaurant, La Table de Partage is a private dining room ideal for special celebrations, White offers a feet in the sand dining experience, Dyptique serves Japanese and South-east Asian cuisines and Deelani is the open-air Mediterranean restaurant on its own private jetty. Carte Blanche is the all-day in-villa dining with fresh food cooked live by chefs on request, and experiential dining at beautiful locations on the islands.
A team of Experience Alchemists are on hand to arrange specially tailored activities and unforgettable experiences during your stay. The resort's marina has a fleet of traditional dhoni boats where you can sail at sunset in search of dolphins, as well as expedition boats to take you to dive sites or for a spot of big game fishing. The watersports centre includes a 5-star PADI certified centre with instructors and dives for all levels. Other watersport activities on offer include snorkelling, canoeing, windsurfing, water skiing and catamaran sailing. There are two tennis courts, a state of the art fitness centre overlooking the lagoon and a golf simulator.
Jules Maury (Staff)
This is truly a unique property amongst an already amazing choice of hotels in the Maldives. From the moment you are whisked into their private lounge at Male and board their exclusive seaplane with its luxurious taupe leather seats you know you are in a different world. Darting over the turquoise waters and emerald green islands of the myriad of resorts on route, you arrive into Noonu Atol and the island of Randheli framed by white sand crescents and the aquamarine lagoon. The hotel is a collection of little islands including a separate one with their glorious Spa and the Owner's Villa. There are Island Villas with beach frontage, Water Villas over the lagoon and ocean and Garden Water Villas which have both the magnificent views over the lagoon and ocean but also the wonderful addition of a green tropical garden area behind, so the best of both worlds. Whether you opt for the tranquil waters of the lagoon or the breathtaking moods of the ocean side of the island, these villas are simply spectacular in terms of size, decor, huge infinity pools, decks which drop down to the water and living, bedroom and bathroom areas fit for a King. The soft taupe, stone and beige decor with flashes of colour are a perfect backdrop for the cerulean, turquoise, aquamarine and cobalt blues of the sea, lagoon and slate pools. You are spoilt for choice with The White Bar overlooking the magnificent pool and beach, the White Restaurant, Le 1947 for fine dining, The Diptique, Table de Partage for groups and destination dining, The Deelani overlooking the lagoon and options for destination dining are both endless and inventive. There is no end to the sense of adventure here with tennis on their neighbouring island, a golf simulator, water sports that would put James Bond to shame, bicycles for getting around, every type of boat, snorkelling off your villa deck, amazing dive centre - I could go on for hours. A unique, chic and simply beautiful resort but one they call La Maison - the home and barefoot luxury is encouraged from the moment you enter your beautiful villa and find their complimentary flip flops and espadrilles. The French touch is everywhere from the cuisine to the charming staffs' bonjour every morning - a tropical paradise to welcome couples, families with their amazing Kids Club and the lone traveller just aching to get away from it all. Everyone is made to feel welcome on this island of frangipani, majestic palms and iridescent seas.
Location & directions
Noonu Atoll, Maldives
Cheval Blanc Randheli is located on the Noonu Atoll in the northwest of the Maldives, north of Male.
How to get there
International flight into Male, where you will be met and taken to an lounge as you wait for your transfer to the island. Arrive in style on the luxurious Cheval Blanc seaplane. It's a 40-minute journey enjoying spectacular views over the atolls and reefs.