Lying in the middle of the Indian Ocean and surrounded only by turquoise waters and a few uninhabited islands, Joali Maldives is a new and immersive art hotel – the first of its kind in the Maldives – located in the Raa Atoll, one of the largest and deepest in the world. Your Joali story begins with a 40-minute seaplane transfer from Malé airport and from the moment you’re met to the moment you depart, you will fall in love with its joie de vivre vibe.
Their 73 stunning pool villas are located both over the water and on the beach. All of them feature artisanal amenities and in-villa luxuries such as bathrobes and kimonos, reusable water bottles and a luxury coffee maker. The design of the rooms is also striking, boasting high ceilings, elegant bathrooms and spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, making them some of the best and most spacious villas in the Maldives. Each comes with its own jadugar (butler or, more literally, magician), so you will want for nothing as everything has been thought of.
The Luxury Beach and Water Villas with Pool are the ultimate when it comes to luxurious Maldivian accommodation. Their separate living room and bedroom give plenty of space for a family of three to stay comfortably. We recommend their Two Bedroom Villas for larger families, as they come with an additional bedroom.
There are lots of dining options to choose from, each offering a unique culinary experience and inventive cuisines from around the world. Vandhoo is open for breakfast and dinner, offering Southeast Asian, Chinese and Mediterranean dishes. Bellinis restaurant is its sumptuous Italian restaurant and Saoke – perched over the water – showcases delicious Japanese cuisine with stunning views over the ocean. Big and little guests can indulge in over 60 flavours of ice cream at Lajoie and culinary experiences such as cooking lessons at Her Kitchen, wine tasting and the chef’s garden are also available.
This immersive art resort showcases experiential and interactive art pieces for guests to enjoy. From manta-shaped treehouses for private dining and a manta-inspired nest for private cinema shows to handcrafted features, there’s plenty here to marvel at.
Tennis courts are on the island for guests to enjoy, as well as indulging in its ESPA-designed Joali Spa – we recommend having a go at yoga. We’d also advise interacting with the onsite marine biologist so you can learn more about the marine life here. Those that are confident, diving is a must, too!
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