There are few better ways to ring in the new year than to getaway to the pristine destination of Maldives for some sun, sea and surf!

DEC 30, 2019 | By Srishti Vaidyeshwaran

Among the 200-something inhabited atolls in Maldives, there’s one that we’re absolutely in love with. Indeed, we’re all set to get away from the city, traffic woes, pollution and fast paced lifestyle for some downtime at one of these tranquil, sunkissed atolls. We’ve even found the perfect one—the Cheval Blanc Randheli. Although it’s been around since 2006, it still epitomises the art de recevoir, and we wouldn’t expect anything less from LVMH! Privacy and personalised experiences are the cornerstones of the hospitality offered here, whether you’re staying at the Water, Lagoon or Island Villas. Each villa even has its own 12.5m private infinity pool and signature Cheval Blanc Randheli amenities. With grand bathrooms that boast of dual vanities and a separate rain shower, an expansive living room with gorgeous views and an overwater deck for dining—these exclusive villas are a slice of heaven. We especially like the Island Villas, which even have their own private beach, garden and an outdoor dining pergola.Another aspect we’re crushing on is the Cheval Blanc Spa by Maison’s Alchemists, which is set on an island all on its own. This is the ideal space for private yoga sessions and a digital detox. Following which, it’s time to grab some grub at one of the five restaurants or four bars—from French cuisine to the fiery flavours of Asian food, there’s something for everyone. The one experience we’re most looking forward to is a picnic on a private sandbank with a world-class gourmet basket with macarons!

Cheval Blanc RandheliH. Bonthi Villa, 2nd Floor, Ameer Ahmed MaguMalé 20057Republic of MaldivesTel. +960 656 1515 / Fax +960 656