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The Joys of JOALI Maldives

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Laura Jones

Welcome to the island where Maldivian magic comes to life...

In the two years since its opening, JOALI Maldives has become a landmark in luxury. Redefining bliss between the exotic palms, the joy of the island comes from within - and with so many thoughtful touches to be found, it's hardly surprising many fall in love from the second they arrive.

Wellness Wonders

A world of heavenly healing for both mind and body, JOALI Maldives spa sanctuary immerses you into a world of inner peace. Thoughtfully designed wellness journeys and personalised programmes focus on elements including cleansing, balancing and resilience, combining transformative treatments that can be enjoyed alone or with a loved one. Simpler, yet equally sumptuous spa rituals by ESPA include massages, facials and reflexology, whilst teenagers yearning to be pampered can enjoy their own menu of treatments too. Further tranquillity can be found in the outdoor spa pool, steam room and sauna, or you can grab a good book and while away the hours in the resort's relaxation lounge.
JOALI Spa by ESPA
JOALI Spa by ESPA
If you prefer working out to winding down, JOALI's fitness concept won't disappoint. The lagoon view fitness centre provides everything from one-to-one personal training or to Pilates classes, while the floating yoga pavilion lets you stretch out in serenity. Remembered your racquet? JOALI's partnership with LUX Tennis means you can also finesse your swing with expert coaches and players on the resort's well-lit courts - we're sure there will be a post-match cocktail calling afterwards.
Arrival Jetty
Mura Bar
Luxury Beach Villa
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Architectural Envy

From the moment you step foot on the show-stopping arrival jetty, you'll be astounded by this resort's commitment to spectacular, yet sustainable design. In addition to the private beach and overwater villas, which are built using local timber, custom-made furnishings and hand-carved wooden panels, the clever curation of this island paradise can be seen wherever you turn. The suitably shaped Manta Ray Treehouse is a gorgeous spot for a multigenerational gathering, offering freshly prepared food and tailor-made music, while artist Misha Kahn's Coral Sculpture Garden can be found approximately 40 feet beneath the surface, giving guests chance to see the six ornate pieces nestled between troupes of tropical fish and coral reef while scuba diving. Another inspiration when imagining this artistic resort was 'Her': a feminine spirit with intellect and a delicate maturity who loves to travel and collect stories through artwork. Wherever you turn at JOALI, you'll see 'Her' running through the practicality and aesthetics; from the natural palette of colours, including light beige and softest tones of brown, to the careful craftsmanship utilising materials like bamboo and coconut shell.

Dining with Design

Masters of creative cuisine from around the world, JOALI's culinary craft will keep you coming back for more. Four restaurants boast inspiring international fare, and with the option for in-villa and destination dining too, you're spoilt for choice. While beachfront favourite Vandhoo specialises in bountiful breakfast spreads and experimental eating, the distinctly designed Saoke seemingly floats overwater, serving stunning sushi, teppanyaki and other Japanese favourites with an open-kitchen concept.
Her Kitchen
Her Kitchen
Yet another element envisioned through the resort's immersive art philosophy, if you prefer to prepare your own food, savour a personalised experience at the Her Kitchen. Design your own dishes, add new flavours to existing favourites and discover something entirely new with the help of professional chefs. Easy-going eating isn't hard to find either; head to the Mura Bar for delicious snacks and authentic street food, or satisfy your sweet tooth at La Joie, the resort's artisanal chocolate and ice-cream store.

Experiences and Encounters

From island-hopping by yacht and learning the local way of life, to snorkelling with manta rays alongside a marine biologist, barefoot living will become your way of life at JOALI. While every day could easily be spent lounging in the luxury of your private villa, the call of experiences that arouse your creativity is too good to resist. The exclusive art studio and gallery regularly hosts interactive workshops and events to nourish your flair for creating masterpieces, while parasailing, wakeboarding and jet skiing bring you closer to the turquoise-tinged colour palette of the Indian Ocean. If you're travelling with tots, they won't be forgotten about either; from cookery classes to treasure hunts, this inspirational resort encourages all ages to reconnect with their love of adventure.
La Joie Ice Cream Store
La Joie Ice Cream Store

Laura Jones

Digital Content Executive

From my home in picturesque North Wales, my travels have taken me from the idyllic Greek Islands to the bright lights of New York - always with a very full suitcase, of course!

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