Your private island in the Maldives

Your private island in the Maldives

Paradise found

Text: Denise Kok

Impeccably designed, The Owner’s Villa redefines luxury and exclusivity in the Indian Ocean

The Maldives never gets old. Think vast turquoise waters, Monet-coloured skies, and all the luxury you can fit into an atoll. But leave it to LVMH Moët Hennessy to up the ante in the Indian Ocean. Their northeasterly Maldivian Maison — Cheval Blanc Randheli ­— doesn't only offer the Midas touch of luxury hotel architect Jean-Michel Gathy, but also a private villa housed on its own island for those who seek to be cocooned in utmost privacy. 

The owner's villa

Known as The Owner's Villa, the stylish sanctuary is accessible by a luxed up dhoni (traditional Maldivian fishing boat) that shuttles to and fro the resort's main island. Fitted with four bedrooms, the villa gives couples plenty of space to romp and accomodates bigger groups with ease. 

The Owner's Villa

With renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy behind the drawing board, the villa — which really feels more like the well-appointed home of a friend — is nothing short of stylish. Think a 25-metre-long swimming pool, spacious outdoor terraces, and three handsome living rooms backdropped by the sky. Soak up the sun on your private beach or head to the villa's private spa to be pampered with exclusive treatments courtesy of Guerlain.

the owner's villa

With a private chef in attendance, there's little reason for you to leave your little slice of paradise unless you're heading back to the main island for a spot of shopping; the boutique there stocks LVMH products unavailable elsewhere in the world.

For more information about Cheval Blanc Randheli, head over to their website