randheli: owner's villa opening

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we talked about the heavenly cheval blanc randheli in a previous post. a luxury resort created by the hospitality divison of luxury conglomerate lvmh, it has a wide variety of logings with all the bells and whistles you'd expect from such a place. perfection? you'd certainly think so. very recently the resort upped the ante with the superfabulous owner's villa. set on a private island, it's a sprawling abode is also designed by architecture pracrtice denniston, and features four spacious bedrooms and a matching set of facilities, including its own spa, an oversized 25-meter long outdoor swimming pool, pristine beaches and lush exotic gardens.

the main house runs along a 25-meter long swimming pool that frames the sweeping ocean views. three light-filled successive living rooms invite guests to a musical interlude on the grand piano, chill on comfy sofas or sip a cocktail at the bar. the adjoining dining room comes with expert culinary assistance of cheval blanc randheli's chefs and majordomes. mind you, they're housed on the premises and available 24/7. also situated on the ground floor are two bedrooms, each equipped with their own bathroom and terraces. one floor up, by way of a statement staircase, matters shift into grand lifestyle gear.

the master suite with adjoining rooms are furnished with bespoke pieces and curated artworks, and spacious terraces offer panoramic bird's eye views. but there's more to enjoy at the owner's villa. a short stroll away through lush vegetation is a separate guest villa. similarly lavish, it's situated right on the beach and has a majestic bedroom, large indoor and outdoor living areas, including an outdoor dining pergola and a cinema for private screenings. a private spa offers exclusive treatments by guerlain in a double treatment room or on outdoor terraces. yoga or pilates lessons? double check.

the island itself is nothing less but paradise with pristine white beaches and turquoise waters, tropical gardens and an arrray of terraces, and while there's plenty of opportunity to lounge and relax, staff are readily available to inject your stay with tailor-made activities and adventure. a dedicated dhoni is at your disposal to sail you to dinner on cheval blanc randheli's main island, hop over to the spa island or simply to enjoy a private cruise across the maldivian sea. something a little more now? sure. discerning contemporists are able to board the fancy new azimuth 98 leonardo, a 30-meter [101 ft.]  luxury yacht like no other. location: randheli island [noonu atoll].

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