With turquoise seas lapping at shores bursting with verdant vegetation, the LVMH Hotel Management resort is a picture of white and neutrals, with gentle accents of colour throughout. Taupe espadrilles lounges feature in the villa dressing rooms, white bicycles await guests wanting to explore, and many more flourishes weave their magic in this enchanting destination.
Forty minutes removed from Malé, Randheli fuses with its natural surroundings, incorporating materials from the Indian Ocean into the interior design for an aesthetic that straddles traditional and modern, contemporary and indigenous. A dreamy palette of hues complement textures like bamboo, mother-of-pearl, coral and rattan for a graceful, understated craftsmanship that seeks to embody the prestige brands of its owners.
Randheli is infused with art, from Gathy’s experiential designs to the culinary options. Down a vermilion hued hallway is Le 1947, a fine dining restaurant named after Château Cheval Blanc’s most prestigious vintage. Opening onto a tropical garden presided over by palm trees, Le 1947 orchestrates a menu of local and regional flavours, interpreting French cuisine within the delicacy of the Maldivian setting. For a more relaxed venue, The White’s menu of classics and Maldivian dishes is book ended by the ocean and a garden. The lively Deelani and its buzzing cocktail bar overlook the lagoon, chefs serving Mediterranean style tapas, with handmade gelati, sorbets, and granita offered all day.
Explore all that the islands have to offer with a day planned by one of the resort’s Alchemists. A team intimate with both Randheli and the environment compose personally tailored itineraries centred around wellness, culinary interests or excursions amongst the flora and fauna of neighbouring islands. Teeming with turtles, manta rays and pinecone soldierfish, the area is an ideal playground for snorkelling and diving excursions during the day, night or at sunset. At Randheli, the Alchemists are not just guides, but memory makers.
In distinct harmony with nature, Randheli has invented its own universe within the Noonu Atoll, a portal for guests to encounter the unadulterated beauty of the Indian Ocean and carry it with them, long after the scent of the sea has faded.