Joy Island Maldives All Inclusive Resort

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June, 2024

A new addition to the Maldives all-inclusive resorts collection Joy is an island of happiness, full of activities and services for the most fun holiday in Maldives. Butterfly shape Island with wide white sand beaches, surrounded by a stunning turquoise lagoon is located in North Malé Atoll, only 40 minutes away by speedboat from Velana International Airport.

The five-star resort is The Cocoon Collection’s third resort in the Maldives and the sixth of the entire portfolio. The island is home to 151 villas and luxury suites on the beach and in the lagoon with a choice of sunrise or sunset views and enjoy typical Maldivian designed open-air bathrooms. Joy Island has a diverse range of exquisite dining options from a selection of three restaurants and 1 bar to excite you in a showcase of world flavours with its different daily street food themes.

Joy represents the pleasures to be enjoyed here, be it a romantic getaway, active family vacation or diving group seeking underwater adventure. A sublime spa experience to heal mind, body and spirit awaits in the overwater Dream Spa, and for those in search of activities, an outstanding PADI centre, tennis, paddle, water sports and boat excursions to the majestic surrounding reefs ensure every guest a memorable vacation.

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The Island

Expect warm welcome on arrival with Maldivian drums and drinks, followed quick check-in. Buggy is always available on the island as the Lagoon villas can be quite a walk in the heat. Everyone gets assigned an Island Host. DOWNLOAD RESORT MAP

Joy island is small but beautiful. It's a joy to walk on the white sandy beaches and lanes and enjoy sitting on the personal loungers provided with each beach villa and just watch the waves on the indian ocean and enjoy the sea breeze. The lagoon is really wonderful with a light blue water, the lagoon bottom at sunset side has soft sand, almost no need to use aquashoes.

On the sunrise side, the island is protected from waves by barrier reef, and concrete walls that do not spoil the views at all. The best snorkeling spots can be found around the end of the water villas pier. If you are a good swimmer, snorkeling in the channel near the western tip of the island will give you an incredible experience.

The five-star resort's contemporary design reflects the colours of nature harmonised with authentic Maldivian influences. The main pool is fabulous, large and slowly deeps so it's great for swimmers and non-swimmers alike to enjoy the shallower end. The pool area is kept clean and tiny and loungers clean and covered. The pool area offers a plenty of comfy beds. The daily aqua aerobics is good fun.

What truly set this hotel apart was its exceptional service. The staff goes above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of your stay was perfect. Their genuine warmth and dedication to guest satisfaction make you feel truly pampered throughout your stay.

Joy Island Maldives All Inclusive Resort


North Malé also known as northern Kaafu is the main atoll in the Maldives, where in the first time in the country the tourism was launched. The capital of Maldives, Male City and Velana International Airport (MLE) are also located in the North Male Atoll. North Male Atoll is home to a great collection of luxury 5* star resorts and budget guest houses. READ MORE.

An island of happiness, full of activities and services for the most fun holiday in Maldives, Joy Island nestles in the North Malé Atoll, home to magnificent beaches, incredible coral reefs and breathtaking scenery. Just 40 minutes by speedboat from Velana International Airport, the island is surrounded by sparkling white beaches and a crystal clear lagoon.

Villas and Suites

Joy Island is home to a luxury selection of 150 spacious beach and water suites and villas with a choice of sunrise or sunset views, designed open-air bathrooms. The 60 rooms located overwater with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, and 91 rooms on the beach surrounded by beautiful tropical vegetation. It's a good idea to split your stay between the beach and over the crystal clear lagoon. Each accommodation is thoughtfully designed to ensure your utmost comfort. Villas differ from suites more space with larger living rooms and bathrooms. Savor the added luxury of private plunge pools for an intimate for an intimate experience for a refreshing dip. Both accommodation has its own charm.

If music of surf won't disturb your sleep Beach Villa with Sunrise View is good chioce. The beach here is rather long and nice, the bottom of this part of the lagoon has soft white sand. Sunrise Family Beach villas have a shorter beach line and somewhere sharp stones at the bottom of the lagoon which you need to come over in order to reach white soft sand.

Sunset Beach Suites with Pool are the best accommodation choice at Joy island. The lagoon here is extremely nice, the bottom has white soft sand. Sometimes there are a little bit of fossilized corals but you can easily pass them round.Sunset beach is home to Watersports.

Joy Island Maldives All Inclusive Resort: Family Beach Villa

Joy’s huge 100-square meters Family Beach Villas are the perfect option for families of three or more with an inter-connecting door from the veranda. They are ideal for parents who wants to stay close to their children but also want their own privacy.

Joy Beach Residence is the ultimate stay experience, offering 300m2 of indulgent comfort in its 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and magnificent living room with the benefit of an outdoor dining area and private plunge pool on an incredible beachfront setting for the best sunset moments over the lagoon.

Joy Island Maldives All Inclusive Resort beachfront accommodation

Perched above the crystal-clear waters facing sunset, Lagoon Suite at Joy Island Resort is a sanctuary of luxury and tranquility. The villas are absolutely stunning, it's modern and big with the most comfy bed, huge bathroom and dressing room! The spacious interiors, adorned with elegant furnishings and modern amenities, provided the perfect blend of comfort and sophistication. Waking up to panoramic views of the ocean and falling asleep to the gentle lullaby of the waves is an experience beyond compare.

The luxurious Lagoon villas are located on the east side of the island, from where you can enjoy the sunrise from the privacy of your room. Joy Island’s 70-square meters Lagoon Suites provide direct access to the turquoise lagoon, and guests enjoy stunning views over the ocean, complete with outrageous evening sunsets. From every point in the room guests are treated to views that maintain a constant visual.

Joy Island Maldives All Inclusive Resort water pool villa

Lagoon Residence is the island's largest overwater suite, 280-square meters. A special place to stay for submerging in a special retreat this luxurious villa features modern furniture with colours that complements the amazing landscape. It has a big private deck with sunbeds, a gorgeous lagoon setting with a private pool and sunset view. The suite offers everything you could want for an exclusive, romantic and unforgettable holiday in the Maldives.

Joy Island Maldives All Inclusive Resort: Lagoon Residence

Restaurants and Bars

The dining options at Joy Island Maldives are fantastic, with a variety of delicious cuisines to choose from, every meal is a culinary journey. After the first day experiencing breakfast, lunch, dinner you'll experience the most amazing food, drinks and service that it's impeccable! Dining in the main restaurant ‘The Market’ showcases world flavours with its different daily street food themes while the most loved Italian dishes are served in il Basilico. Desserts are a highlight, particularly the assortment of tarts, cakes, and croissants, while Palm Beach's tea snacks and a paella served on the beach sustaines guests until dinner. Cocktails are served in the colourful ambience of Rainbow and tasty tapas and paella tempt guests at the Chiringuito on the tip of the island.

There is so many different foods to try everyday, catered for everyone. There is something for everyone at every meal. The Market's buffet is well varied with a wonderful selection of salads, cold cuts, cheeses, vinaigrettes, fresh vegetable fruit, grilled meat, roasted chicken, lamb, sausages and seafood. There are soups, 30 types of bread, curries and the desserts tuck away in a beautiful room called 'Room of Sin'. Pastas, and wood-fired oven-baked pizzas served at the il Basilico are really excellent, much better than you can find in Italy visiting a random restaurant. All dishes are fabulous and prepared with the freshest ingredients. The wine choices at dinner all great too.

There is also a little foodie van that served more of the child friendly options such as burgers, paninis and hot dogs, and of course the full English breakfast! During celebration events the beach beautifully transforms for romantic private meals, and some great photo opportunities!

There is a great selection of wine, and premium brand spirits, beer and cocktails. Whilst it's an all-inclusive resort the choice of drinks at the bar is very good, even with AIl-inclusive option you get an impressive list. The waiters at Rainbow bar and Palm Beach are super professional: very quick service, noticing when your drink is finished and proposing to repeat it.

Experience Joy's destination dining options, from a magical sunset dinner under the stars on a sunken sand table, floating in your own private pool, or a picnic on the sandbank.

Joy Island Maldives All Inclusive Resort

Things to Do

Nestled amidst lush tropical gardens, the spa exuded an atmosphere of serenity and relaxation. From soothing massages to rejuvenating facials, every treatment is expertly delivered, melting away stress and tension, and leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized. For those in search of adventures, an outstanding PADI centre, tennis, paddle, water sports and boat excursions to the majestic surrounding reefs ensure every guest a memorable holidays. Complimentary snorkeling gear is available at the watersports center. The most impressive snorkeling experiences is Turtle Point and Coral Garden.

From dolphin cruise to local island experience, the resort offers a wide range of exciting excursions to tailor your trip to match your preferences. The island is home to the gym, padel, and tennis courts, which were highly maintained. A fully supervised Kids Club keeps younger guests happily entertained. Little explorers can set off on an unforgettable journey of Joy and exploration, keeping them captivated throughout their stay. A lively and safe haven for kids aged 3 to 12, Kiddie Cove provides a thrilling range of supervised activities and entertainment throughout the day.

As the sun dip below the horizon, Joy Island resort transformed into a realm of enchantment with theme entertainment each night. From an amazing pool parties to lively beach gatherings illuminated by flickering torches, to elegant gala dinners under the stars each night is a celebration of joy and fun. The vibrant atmosphere, coupled with delicious cuisine and live entertainment, ensure that every moment was filled with laughter and merriment.

Whether you are planning a grand wedding celebration or renewing of your vows, Joy Island has wedding packages are designed to transform your dream wedding ceremony into an unforgettable reality and meet your unique needs and preferences.

Joy Island Maldives All Inclusive Resort


Overall, Joy Island Maldives stands out for its spacious and well-furnished rooms, great food options, an exceptional service and a plethora of amenities the resort's cleanliness, from the immaculate beaches to the crystal-clear waters. The all-inclusive package is not as generous as at other Maldives all-inclusive resorts the most of guest find find additional charges steep. However, from its stunning location to its world-class amenities and outstanding service, Joy Island will exceede all of your expectations and provided me with memories that will last a lifetime. Would recommend it to family, couples, friends and solo travellers

Joy Island Maldives All Inclusive Resort

What Guests Love

  • The location of the island is perfect, with seamless and comfortable transfer to/from Male Airport
  • Friendly staff
  • The accommodation is comfortable and clean. Rooms are super clean, spacious, with beautiful viewst. The room service professional and friendly
  • The food is delicious including Maldivian cuisine
  • Absolutely amazing for a honeymoon, value for money
  • The snorkeling experience in the turtle island and coral garden
  • Gym is very good equipped.
  • Entertainment

What You Need to Know

  • Check-in from 14:00; Check-out Until 12:00
  • Children of any age are welcome. Cots and extra beds are free
  • Joy is an artificial island and has not yet bristled with vegetation. Since it's a young island no much trees with shade
  • Though no big reef near the beach, but still there are nice corals and fish to watch nearby.
  • Buffet gets busy at peak times
  • From 22:00 to midnight the entertainment really goes up a level, and so (room location dependent) it may be noisy if wanting an earlier night.
  • The main pool is closing already at 6pm
  • The onsite photographer is excelent, we recommend choosing around the sunset time
  • Paddleboarding and kayaking - fun for a day, it can get repetitive since it is limited to a small area
Joy Island Maldives All Inclusive Resort
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