There are luxury spas and then there is the spa at the Cheval Blanc Randheli. Yet it’s a bit inaccurate to say the spa is at the resort as its actually situated an island away, accessible only by Maldivian Dhoni (a small boat).
The LVMH group (as in the luxury goods conglomerate home to brands such as Louis Vuitton and Moët Hennessey) designed the spa to be a “private restoration paradise” in the Maldives, surrounded by pristine water on all sides and entirely focused on relaxation and well-being. To reach their spa services or yoga sessions, guests embark from one of the resorts 45 private villas and make the quick boat trip across a stretch of the Indian Ocean to arrive at the spas front doors.
The spa has been in operation since 2014 and is the first of its kind to be housed upon its own island. The island houses both indoor and outdoor spa-centres along with a freshwater swimming pool. Treatments offered include specialised and customisable Guerlain treatments, yoga classes, and meditation facilities designed to provide guests with a sense of replenishment. With panoramic ocean views, it definitely has a leg up on the competition.
Guests can spend an entire day at the island complete with healthy meals before taking the Dhoni back to the resort. A stay at the Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort will cost you from US$3,500 per night with treatments at the spa island available at additional costs, as can be found on the resort’s website.