Cheval Blanc Randheli
Owned by the renowned luxury French conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, Cheval Blanc Randheli is a stunning and luxurious 6-star resort. The property is located northwest of the archipelago of the Maldives, in the Noonu Atoll, an exotic and exclusive oasis full of palm trees, tropical flowers, white sand banks and turquoise waters. Multicolored fish, stingrays and sea turtles can be easily observed along its many beaches. The sumptuous accommodations at the Cheval Blanc Randheli are distributed into Island Villas, Water Villas, Garden Water Villas and Owner’s Villa. All feature luxurious interiors, beautiful and spacious rooms with ocean views and sunlit bathrooms—and also come with individual butler service.
The Island Villas are especially recommended for families. The Water Villas feature generous terraces and a private pool while the Water Garden Villas—located by the lagoon with a patio and garden—offer seclusion in a seaside setting. However, the most exceptional residence is the Owner’s Villa, located on a private island, offering luxurious spaces and exclusive facilities such as a spa and a large outdoor pool. The hotel’s culinary amenities include bars and restaurants for every moment and mood: Le 1947, La Table de Partage, The White Bar, The White, The Diptyque and the Deelani. And thanks to the Carte Blanche In-Villa & Experiential Dining service, guests can eat whatever they wish at any time. Moreover, the resort offers a spa on an adjacent island, where Guerlain has created a range of treatments and massages designed exclusively for Cheval Blanc Randheli.
Niyama by Per Aquum
Located in the Dhaalu Atoll, 40 minutes by seaplane from Male, the capital of the Maldives, this luxury hotel is distinguished for its unique accommodations and boasts a variety of spacious studios and modern cabins—located both on land and on the sea. Additionally, its Lime Spa provides relaxing treatments that capture the very essence of the Maldives.
During the day, guests at Niyama by Per Aquum can relax in the hammocks on the beach or take day trips to nearby islands in traditional wooden boats. They can also enjoy a delicious daiquiri by the pool at the Dune Bar, a cocktail at the Fahrenheit rooftop bar or experience dancing “beneath the waves” in Subsix, the first submarine nightclub in the world. At nightfall, guests can choose from an exquisite variety of tempting dinner options, such as al fresco dining at the Edge restaurant—which can only be reached by boat. ■