Eight years after the astounding success of the first LVMH Cheval Blanc, in Courchevel, the luxury brand unveiled its second resort, Cheval Blanc Randheli. Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, the hotel is one of the most elegant in the Maldives, thanks to its striking loft-style architecture. It’s no surprise that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, stayed here for a romantic getaway in 2014. If the peaceful swaying palm trees, white sands and turquoise sea don’t make you feel totally Zen, head to the Guerlain spa. It’s set on its very own island away from the main resort, accessible by a traditional dhoni. Castaway-style relaxation awaits.
Owner’s Villa price on request. Contact Renato Chizzola, general manager, email@example.com, +960 656 1 515, chevalblanc.com/randheli