This five-star stunner in the Maldives is a living work of art and a champion of protecting the surrounding ecosystem.

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Wellness

  • Spa On Property

    Spa On Property

  • Stay Well® Rooms

    Stay Well® Rooms

  • Meditation Area

    Meditation Area

  • In-room Yoga Mats

    In-room Yoga Mats

  • Aquatics Fitness

    Aquatics Fitness

  • Farm-to-Table Program

    Farm-to-Table Program

  • Hypoallergenic Bedding

    Hypoallergenic Bedding

  • Non-Smoking Hotel

    Non-Smoking Hotel

  • Personal Trainers

    Personal Trainers

  • Air Purification

    Air Purification

  • Free Healthy Breakfast

    Free Healthy Breakfast

  • Sleep Programs

    Sleep Programs

  • SUP Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

    SUP Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

  • Vegan Food Options

    Vegan Food Options

  • Organic Food Options

    Organic Food Options

  • Running Paths

    Running Paths

  • Smoothie/ Juice Bar

    Smoothie/ Juice Bar

  • Fitness Programs

    Fitness Programs

  • Complimentary Bikes

    Complimentary Bikes

  • Organic Herb Garden on Property

    Organic Herb Garden on Property

Green

  • Green Sustainability Team

  • Eco-Friendly Bath Products

  • Composting

  • Garden Lounge

  • Plant-a-Tree Program

  • A\C Energy Saver

  • Water Efficient Fixtures

  • Thoughtful Settings

  • Water Bottle Program

  • LED Lighting

  • Natural Roaming Species

  • On-site Biologists

  • Green Roofing + Furnishing

Community Impact

  • Employee Volunteer Hours

    Regular visits to nearby local islands

  • Local Community Mentorship

    Educational visits to nearby Local islands to raise awareness and importance of sports, waste disposal protocol, plastic management and others

  • Local Farmers Program

    A variety of vegetables and Fruits are purchased from local Market

  • Locally Sourced Furnishings

    Hand crafted wood by locals in all the villas

  • New Jobs Created

    350




Certifications

  • Conde Nast Traveler 2019
  • Trip advisor 2020


COVID-19 Safety Protocols
The Setting

Within the 1190 islands that make up the Maldives, you’ll find a diamond amongst gems in Joali Maldives on Muravandhoo Island. Just a seaplane hop or speed boat cruise takes you to the Raa Atoll, home to the island bustling with coconut trees, pristine white sands and blue waters teeming with vibrant sea life (they even have their own marine biologist on staff). The most attractive feature about this family-friendly recipient of a 2020 Conde’ Nast Readers' Choice Award, is the care they take for its fragile ecosystem. The resort was built around existing island trees and they’ve implemented the Joali Reef Restoration Programme, helping to rehabilitate much of the 85 percent of the Maldives’ coral reef lost during the devastating bleaching event of 2016.

In addition to Joali's heart for conservation, creativity is inspired throughout as the first and only art-immersive hotel in the Maldives. In addition to the Art Studio & Gallery, the entire island is filled with interactive and experiential art pieces. Some of the work is commissioned in collaboration with local artists and artisans to give you an enrichment of local cultures while you support their work and communities. So, grab a cocktail, an art map, and set out to nourish your creative side. 

Sleep and Sanctuary

The 73 immaculately appointed Stay Well villas and residences at Joali will leave you breathless and sun soaked. The villas are constructed from sustainable and eco-friendly materials and you’ll choose from the ubiquitous over-water variety or beach villas and family residences. In each, you’ll be pampered with your own infinity pool, butler and valet service, eco-friendly bath amenities, in-room yoga mats, locally made furnishings and curated private libraries. Not to mention, views of turquoise blue waters by day and billions of stars by night.

Eat. Pray. Eat.

When your belly rumbles, we recommend throwing on your flashiest kaftan and sandals and heading towards Joali’s four distincts dining concepts. The uber attractive Mura Bar can act as your hub for exquisite pre-dinner drinks and flatbreads before a starry night stroll to Vandhoo, an open-air space specializing in Mediterranean, South East Asian, and Levant cuisines. If you're in aperitif mode, Bellinis will be your stop, boasting fine Italian dining and “nonni approved” raviolis. Some special outposts that will take your dining at Joali to new heights are Saoke, a breathtaking over-water Japanese restaurant helmed by Two Michelin Star chef, Takagi Kazuo and Her Kitchen, an immersive dining experience where you can cook local recipes with experienced chefs. We didn’t forget about the kiddos (big and little), who will clean every plate for a visit to LaJoie, the artisanal chocolate and ice cream shop. Keeping it intimate or private? Then Destination Dining on the property is at your whim wherever you fancy.  

Vandhoo - Choose from a lavish range of hand-picked wines from across the globe to pair with art immersive experiential dining. Influences range from South East Asian, Chinese, Levant and Mediterranean cuisine with other delightful offerings including unparalleled breakfast spreads. 

Saoke - Incredible views and design from world-renowned architect, Noriyoshi Muramatsu make this gorgeous Japanese resto a brunch haven. Add chef Takagi Kazuo’s Michelin Star pedigree to the menu and elevate your tastes with sakes, sushi, and teppanyaki/Katatsu seating options for the iron-grill enthusiasts. 

Bellinis - This pearl of the Mediterranean offers your Italian favorites in a fine dining setting. Start at the bar with a namesake bellini and prepare to whisked away to nonni’s Tuscan villa. 

Her Kitchen - Fulfill your Top Chef fantasies and become a master of local dishes in this gorgeous open-air kitchen alongside experienced chefs. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget. 

Mura Bar - Imbibe and dine on street food and sumptuous snacks at this social hub overlooking the pearly beach and pool. Enjoy spectacular sunsets (every night) and live music (some nights).  Also, find a tucked away fine whiskey and cigar bar for your bespoke pleasures. 

The Art of De-stressing

The eight treatment rooms at Joali Spa by ESPA (ahem, winner of Tatler Award for Best Spa in the World) offer breathtaking seaside and garden vistas while you revitalize mind, body & spirit in the ultimate Indian Ocean paradise. Indulge in tailor-made treatments from the globally known Espa Spa like the Ocean Glow, an exfoliating treatment with sea salts and essential oils to help keep you refreshed out there in the sun.

Your wellness and fitness is just as much a priority as your comfort at Joali, find an indoor fitness center with miraculous views overlooking the crystal blue ocean and (yoga, pilates, barre) trainers to assist in that sculpt. You’re jetting off to the middle of the Indian Ocean, so of course, don’t forget to pack that tennis racquet (we’re not joking). Expect well-lit courts on the island hosting relaxing and challenging matches and pros eager to help raise any game to that next level of play.

Naturally, you’ll be spending ample time on the private beach or in the surrounding turquoise waters. You’ll find water sports and activities galore for both on the surface and well below it.

 


Amenities

  • Pool

  • SUP- Stand Up Paddle Boarding

  • Complimentary Bikes

  • Restaurant

  • Running Paths

  • Room Service

  • Non-Smoking

  • Scuba

  • Yoga Programs

  • Weddings

  • Mini Fridge

  • Business Center

  • Entertainment

  • Airport Transportation

  • Hiking Trails

  • Bar Lounge

  • Complimentary Newspaper

  • Hammocks on Property

  • Flat Screen TV

  • Family Friendly

  • Salon

  • Video Game

  • Sundries

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Handicap Accessible

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  • Check Out 12 p.m.
Conscious Culture
  • Joali is the first and only art-immersive hotel in the Maldives. In addition to the Art Studio & Gallery, the entire island is filled with interactive and experiential art pieces. Some of the work is commissioned in collaboration with local artists and artisans to give you an enrichment of local cultures while you support their work and communities. So, grab a cocktail, an art map, and set out to nourish your creative side. 
Mindful Adventures
  • Snorkel the expansive house reef and vibrant corals with Joali’s resident marine biologist
  • Enjoy a dhoni excursion to the local islands or experience the Hanifaru Bay Bay Marine Protected Area and swim with Manta Rays and Whale Sharks Take a stroll over to the Manta Ray Tree House, the island’s natural wonder with sweeping views of the sea and tailored music and food services.
Do Good for the Day
  • Upon arrival, learn of the necessary steps you can take to ensure you are supporting the Joali Reef Restoration Programme
  • Donate to Whole World Water and bring your reusable water containers to the Maldives 
  • Educate yourself on manta ray conservation initiatives with local charity beneficiary, Manta Trust 
Be Kind to Yourself
  • Get on (and in) the water with an array of complimentary water sports at Joali
  • Immerse yourself with inner peace at the Relaxation Lounge tucked in a garden sanctuary overlooking the Indian Ocean
  • Take a leisurely stroll through Joali’s Healing Garden where you’ll find signature ingredients homegrown for treatment of specific disorders as well as positive health benefits

 

Muravandhoo Island Raa Atoll, Maldives

Muravandhoo Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives

By Plane

International flights on all major carriers land at Velana International Airport (MLE) in Male. From here, you have three options for reaching Joali. Option 1 is shared seaplane. A 40 minute flight takes you from Male to Muravandhoo Island. You will be greeted by a private concierge in the Joali Lounge before departing for the island. Option 2 is a shared domestic flight that is a 35 minute journey from Male to Ifuru Airport. From here you can hop on a speedboat for a 15 minute ride to the island. The third option is a private charter by seaplane that may be arranged by contacting the hotel in advance.