With winter in full swing in LA all I do is dream of warmer weather. There is no better trip than the Maldives. Cheval Blanc Randheli is located in the pristine Noonu Atoll. Which is a 40 minute trip North of Male. The resort is a 45 villa Maison surrounded by lagoon views and lush vegetation. Cheval Blanc Randheli consists of 45 villas in three styles and an Owner’s Villa – Garden Villas that are stilted but with a private tropical garden space, Water Villas offering multiple terraces over the sea, and Island Villas which feature an outdoor dining pergola. The Owner’s Villa is a four bedroom villa that is on its own Island offering luxury and privacy.
Cheval Blanc Randheli has seven-meter high doors, outdoor relaxation with pool terraces, private access to the white sandy beaches as well as a private 12.5-m-long private swimming pool and lagoon-side pontoons. Spend your day lounging by the pool or swimming in the sea. There are also many water sports you can choose from or the resort can help customize your stay for you.
The Spa at Cheval Blanc offers exclusive signature treatments by Guerlain. The Spa features four single treatment villas and two double Orchidée villas, a Hair Spa by Leonor Greyl, beauty studio and barber shop. Get up in the morning and do yoga or Pilates. There are also relaxation pavilions, a hammam and access to a swimming pool for you to enjoy.
The resort also has five restaurants, Three bars and all day in-villa dining. There is also a cigar cellar for the gentlemen.
What to pack when traveling to the Maldives. The weather can get humid and I usually skip the foundation when I am doing an island vacation. Here are some beauty essentials you will need.
The Dolce double bronzer is great because you will get a tan while you are in the Maldives and this set will help you transition to your coloring. Don’t forget sunscreen, it’s a must. If your hair is like mine and frizzes in the humidity then you Living Proof’s styling cream and a flat iron to straighten out fly aways. Orbie’s Apres Beach is perfect to spray on your hair after the beach. Dr. Kaplan’s lip balm has spf20 to protect your lips. Tarte’s compact will keep you shine free and if you still need that extra help to stay shine free Shiseido’s oil blotting papers are the best. Ole Henriken’s face wipes are great for the beach, before bed or after you work out. Then put on Kate Somerville’s Oil Free Moisturizer to keep hydrated. Finally, for all day color try one of YSL’s lipstains. That will be great for the beach or dinner.
The Maldives is about resort lounging. So find swimwear that is just for that like these Zimmermann one’s or this cute bikini by Lisa Marie Fernandez. Don’t for get a hat like this Lola one and some pretty sunglasses like these Chanel ones. You need pretty day dresses like these the white one is Mara Hoffman and the black and white one is Dodo Bar Or. Cute cover ups are a must to pack, I love these ones from LemLem and Su. If you decide you want to do yoga or Pilates don’t forget to bring your workout outfits, I love this one by The Upside. With the gorgeous lagoons you will probably prefer to lounge at the beach or pool. Don’t forget some fun sandals like these from Figue and a cute beach bag to throw all your beach or pool essentials in like this one by Sophie Anderson. Don’t forget that the Maldives is a muslim country so when you are off the resorts it’s better to not dress with so much skin showing.
The Maldives is casual luxury. When traveling to warm weather destinations packing is easier because resort wear is usually small and light. This Rimowa carry on is perfect for your trip. When you are staying at a resort like Cheval Blanc you will stay at the resort for most of your stay. You can wear heels but some stylish sandals is all you need with your dinner dress like these Chanel ones. Don’t forget to bring a small clutch to put your phone and lipstick in like this Louis Vuitton one. Here are a variety of dresses that will take you to the fine dining or if you do in villa dining. Starting from the Red one by Dodo Bar Or, Zimmermann, Camilla, Peter Pilotto and Thierry Colson.
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