Come summer 2013, a small island in the Maldives will be home to the latest ultra-luxury resort from Cheval Blanc, LVMH’s hospitality brand. Located 40 minutes north of Malé by seaplane, the Cheval Blanc Randheli was designed by Jean-Michel Gathy in a sleek, contemporary style drawing on local tradition.
Surrounded by lush, tropical gardens next to the turquoise waters of the Noonu atoll, the resort aims to achieve the ultimate in exclusivity and luxury with tailor-made services provided by dedicated “Ambassadeurs.” (Think customized scuba diving trips for the whole family, yoga on your own stretch of white sand beach, and a private dinner on a dhoni.)
Facilities include 45 villas, private pools, a Cheval Blanc spa with Guerlain beauty treatments, four restaurants, three bars, and a children’s club. For more information, vist www.chevalblanc.com/randheli