Conceived from the desire to create an elegant and stylish venue that also channels barefoot living, architect Jean-Michel Gathy has cleverly combined the island’s natural landscape and vegetation with striking architecture to create a stunning one-of-a-kind property.
Since its opening in November 2013, the second Cheval Blanc Maison has continuously brought exceptional luxury and refined hospitality to the Maldives. With the European “Art de Recevoir” at the core of Cheval Blanc’s philosophy, great attention has therefore been given to the enjoyment and privacy of the guests. This is particularly reflected in the elegant design of each villa; lofty cathedral-style ceilings are framed by seven-metre-high hand-crafted doors that create a strong sense of openness or can be closed to give a warm and cosy atmosphere. The décor pays homage to the surrounding terroir and is furnished with natural materials such as teak, rattan, bamboo, thatch and coconut shell. A stylish colour palette of white, taupe and oyster grey with pops of yellow and green tastefully offset the bespoke design elements and artwork throughout. A collection of 46 sculptural colour “spots” by artist Vincent Beaurin making each villa truly individual.
Space and flow is of utmost importance at the resort, with plenty of options of places to relax, unwind, energise, socialize or just simply to enjoy the stunning views. This is also true of the 11 Garden Water Villas, 4 Water Villas, 4 Lagoon Garden Villas, 11 Lagoon Villas and 15 Island Villas, which are all uniquely designed to accommodate couples, larger groups and families alike. All have a large living room, adjoining powder room, spacious bedrooms with views of the surrounding landscape, double dressing rooms and bathrooms, as well as outdoor showers. Outdoors, all feature a 12.5m private infinity pool and dining pergola or pavilion.
For those looking for a truly memorable stay, there is also the option of the Cheval Blanc Randheli Private Island. This one-of-a-kind four-bedroom villa offers the ultimate holiday experience for families and friends to enjoy the very best of Cheval Blanc Randheli in blissful privacy. With all the freedom of an utterly private home, yet access to all the services of the Maison, the hideaway sprawls across its own dedicated island, accessible from a private jetty minutes away from the main island.
Back on the main island, the Maison’s Chefs are always on hand to prepare a delicious picnic to accompany any journey or a more elaborate feast and the dedicated spa island is the epitome of peace and relaxation. With a menu of Guerlain treatments created exclusively for the Maison – including the Sun Ritual and the After-Diving Experience – the spa is the perfect complement for guests spending time in the sun and sea.
A private Majordome is also on hand 24/7 offering butler services such as packing and unpacking, the preparation of snorkeling or diving equipment, imaginative daily turndown gifts, twice daily gourmandises, as well tailor-made activities, unforgettable experiences and bespoke surprises for each guest. With endless possibilities guided by the Maison’s Alchemists, guests will find their stay here enhanced at every step by these personalized experiences.