When tasked with creating a resort that feels like home, JOALI Maldives captured the brief perfectly. A property that blends, almost subconsciously, into its natural surrounds, makes an experience here rich in immersion where you, the guest, become part of its narrative.
Nestled in a dreamscape of shimmering lagoons, ivory sands and lush palms in the Raa Atoll, this wonderland of creativity has a vision to ‘invite joy to lead the way’, with an emphasis put on peace and harmony. Art and culture collide in a wonderland of creativity, with expressions of joie de vivre found in artworks that unfold across the island, each rich and evocative in their storytelling.
The one-of-a-kind installations reflect an intriguing dialogue between global aesthetics and indigenous craftsmanship and resonate well with the natural beauty of the sustainable glamour found across the island’s villas and residences. Sweeping ocean views, private infinity pools and dedicated butlers ensure guests experience island living at its finest. The island is home to a collection of Residences too, sleeping up to eight guests, making them a perfect home-away-from-home for families.
The culinary arts reflect JOALI Maldives’ joyful spirit too. At Bellinis, Michelin-starred chef Theodor Falser creates Italian delicacies, while sushi and sake will never taste better than at the floating setting of Saoke. There’s also Levant cuisine at TUH’U, relaxed poolside dining at MURA and Southeast Asian and Mediterranean at Vandhoo.
So rich in deep, curated experiences, guests won’t want to leave. Unless, of course, there’s good reason to. Say hello to JOALI BEING…
An ode to wellness, JOALI BEING opened in 2021, born from a love of bespoke wellbeing and intuitive healing. Set in the same atoll as its sister property, the nature-guided sanctuary – the first of its kind in the Maldives – brings together ancient wisdom and modern science to create transcendent journeys, where guests are invited to seek ‘weightlessness’ – a sense of freedom, joy and lightness.
68 well-living spaces dot the island, in a sea of soothing aquamarine and cream. Built according to biophilic design principles, the spaces create harmony and balance for those that reside inside, and come with a private pool, a Jadugar (butler), outdoor rain shower, and special features from customised wellbeing bar, meditative musical instruments and wellbeing games.
From one relaxing space to another, on the island wellbeing facilities are abound. Resonate with the healing harmonies of the Discovery Sound Path, dip into the pure goodness of water at the Hydrotherapy Hall, or sink into the Salt Inhalation Room for some halotherapy. Guests can also embark on one of JOALI BEING’s immersion programs. Woven around the four pillars – Mind, Skin, Microbiome and Energy – they range from three to five nights and are uniquely customised to each guest’s needs and goals.
Whatever path you choose for your island immersion, each day at JOALI BEING is filled with moments of discovery, mindfulness and invigoration. Surrender to the serenity.