Joali Being, Maldives

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July, 2021

JOALI BEING is the first wellbeing retreat island in the Maldives dedicated to wellness, opening in late 2021.

Nestled on the secluded island of Bodufushi in Raa Atoll, this nature-immersive retreat boasting azure lagoons, pristine beaches and a posh landscape of coconut palms. JOALI BEING will offer completely personalised and results-driven transformative programmes, with the ultimate aim for guests to return home feeling renewed, uplifted and inspired, with a new sense of ‘weightlessness’.

With 69 spectacular private villas, the retreat will offer some of the finest wellbeing facilities and unique transformational spaces. A healthy menu will offer hydrotherapy, movement, and sound healing experiences. Cocooned in pure luxury, JOALI invite guests to experience true weightlessness – to feel light, free and joyful.

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The Island

With the island’s wild forest remaining untouched, JOALI BEING has been built using Biophilic design principles, a scientific system of architecture and design which integrates nature, aiming to achieve harmony by eliminating negative vibrations and enhancing the energy flow of the island.

The architectural concept of the retreat was guided by JOALI BEING’s architect Cuneyt Bukulmez and the interior design studio, Autoban – both also led the design concept of JOALI Muravandhoo island

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Raa atoll is one of the northern, most visited atolls in the Maldives. Almost 70 km long and 30 km wide there are 88 islands in Raa atoll, 15 of which are inhabited. Raa atoll is home to a some luxury hotels include: Emerald, InterContinental and an ultra luxurious Joali Maldives. Raa Atoll’s unique topographical and geographical features make it rich and diverse in marine life anв a wonderful collection of unexplored islands gives travelers fantastic opportunities for an unforgettable beach experience in the Maldives.

The new wellbeing resort takes up the secluded natural island of Bodufushi in the Raa Atoll, close to its art-filled sister island resort, Joali Maldives, and just a 45-minute scenic seaplane flight from Male. Alternatively, you can choose to take a 30-minute domestic flight from Velana International Airport to Ifuru Domestic airport then, a 25-minute speedboat transfer to Joali Being.

Villas and Suites

Joali have a reputation for offering exceptional standards of service, modern design and stylish destination resorts and Loali Being is no different. Built according to biophilic design principles, this wellness retreat evokes harmony and balance by eliminating negative vibrations and enhancing the energy flow of the landscape.

You can choose between beach and ovewater water accommodation. Each of 68 thoughtful villas come with private pools and special inclusions, such as customised mini-bar setups, meditative musical instruments and wellbeing games.

All villas feature: Private pool, Jadugar (Butler) service, King/twin size bed,
Air-Conditioning, BOSE sound system, All villas offer sea-view, Hairdryer, Non-allergenic pillows, In-Villa Safety Box, Multi-line telephone with voicemail, Tea/coffee making facilities, Wellness Bar, IDD telephone and WiFi, Outdoor rain shower.

Ideal for multi-generational travellers Three-Bedroom Wellbeing Beach Residence offers 345 sqm of indoor-outdoor space, panoramic views and an infinity pool and a movement zone.

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In JOALI BEING will also be a unique 491 sqm four-bedroom overwater villa with a magnificent uninterrupted the Indian ocean view, a wellbeing room and a movement room.

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Joali's community brings together seekers and discoverers, experts and dreamers, healers and culinarians. Culinary delights at JOALI BEING focus on an Earth-to-Table initiative, promising ingredient traceability and offering fresh, locally harvested foods that support small farmers and are sustainably sourced.

All food and drink options have been expertly curated with the help of the retreat’s nutritionists, offering a selection of flavours and cuisines, with healthy yet indulgent dining options.

The resort is also home to a large, open-plan and interactive dining space known as Flow, which features signature kitchens: Plantae, offering vegetarian cuisine; Su, serving ocean-to-table pescatarian fare; and B’Well, featuring a signature JOALI BEING menu, including a selection of Earth-to-Table meals.

Mojo is the island’s tropical beach sanctuary, located on a three-layered sundeck, offering an ideal lunch and sundowner spot by the pool.

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It is also home to Sai, the tea lounge, which serves an incredible range of teas and hosts tea ceremonies and educational tea sessions hosted by the resident tea sommelier.

Guests can also enjoy interactive nutritional cooking classes at the retreat’s Culinary Learning Centre, which will offer fully equipped kitchen spaces for each participant.

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Inventive and inspiring, the retreat's an expansive wellbeing facilities offer endless possibilities for reflection, movement, and growth. From exhilarating adventure and soulful relaxation to customised nutrition and interactive learning, JOALI BEING creates wellbeing experiences tailored to individual lifestyles and goals.

The retreat aims to provide a transformational wellbeing experience centred around four pillars of wellbeing: Mind, Skin, Microbiome and Energy.

Following an in-depth consultation with a personal wellbeing consultant upon arrival, JOALI BEING will offer each guest a personalised programme, fusing both traditional and modern methods to illuminate a path to transcendence, self-discovery and renewal.

The retreat’s programming can be tailored to areas such as strength and vitality, mental clarity and wellbeing, hormonal balance, women’s health, digestive and weight rebalance, restorative sleep, as well as movement and alignment.

With a dedicated in-house team of naturopaths, therapists, movement specialists and nutritionists, each guest can work closely with their personal wellbeing consultants.

To develop the Four Pillars of Wellbeing, the retreat has partnered with Professor Gerry Bodeker of Oxford University, a Harvard-trained expert on traditional and integrative medicine and wellness, who chairs the Mental Wellness Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute.

The project is a collection of transformational spaces which are spread across the island with wellbeing at the heart.

Areka, the new Wellbeing Centre, opens its doors to fully immersive wellbeing experiences, scientific therapies and diagnostic services, educational programmes, specialised therapeutic and alternative healing treatments, as well as expansive fitness facilities.

There are 39 thoughtfully designed treatment rooms and transformational spaces including a Hydrotherapy Hall, which has a Sensory Deprivation Room, a Russian Banya, water therapies, a salt inhalation room and a hammam.

There is also a separate Pilates studio, an overwater meditation deck called Ocean Sala and an intelligent ‘Movement Analysis’ tool.

Aktar is the onsite Herbology Centre, inspired by the rich heritage and history of the healing powers of herbs.

Guests can address concerns around Mind, Skin, Microbiome and Energy with the resident herbalist, who specialises in preparing natural remedies using herbs, spices and essential oils. With a curated library and a calendar of interactive workshops, guests can discover the benefits of herbal teas and learn to make natural body creams, face masks and massage oils.

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What You Need to Know

  • The retreat will offer Immersion Programmes, ranging from 5 nights to three weeks. Designed to rebalance the Four Pillars of Wellbeing, your journey will be customised after an Intelligent Movement Analysis and an Integrative Health Assessment.
  • Immersion Programmes can be tailored to areas of strength and vitality, mental clarity and wellbeing, hormonal balance, women’s health, digestive and weight rebalance, restorative sleep, as well as movement and alignment for good health and immunity.

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