C California Style

Opened this winter, Cheval Blanc Randheli is north of Malé and accessible by the property’s private seaplane.
Lofted cathedral-style ceilings allow for beautiful natural light and views.
A majordome is assigned to each villa to attend to guests.
A pristine villa bathroom overlooking the garden.

Wedded Bliss

by C California Style

The new Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives offers white sand, constant sun and crystal-clear waters—all you need to bring is your better half.

With the celebrated One&Only Reethi Rah under his belt, visionary architect Jean-Michel Gathy has returned to his favorite Indian Ocean region to build the elegant Cheval Blanc Randheli. “A Maldivian hotel needs to encourage an environment of love and life, a place for emotion and togetherness,” says Gathy. His 45-villa beachfront property—a remote oasis that feels like a group of private residences—does exactly that. Couples can opt to enjoy the grounds’ lush vegetation and turquoise lagoon or seek solace inside their villa, where glass doors open onto a private beach. From $1,300/night; chevalblanc.com.

Written by Alisa Wolfson.
Edited by Jenny Murray.
PHOTO: Cheval Blanc Randheli.