Almont Travel Inspiration

First Look: Joali Being

A new nature-focused wellness resort in the Maldives.
Name a wellness resolution – better sleep, less stress, lounging on a beach-club deck with a sundowner in hand (no judgment) – and the Maldives’ newest eco-luxe resort stands ready to help you accomplish it. Opened last month, the 68-room Joali Being invites travelers to tune out on an Indian Ocean islet where Zen-inducing overwater villas come with private pools and meditation tools, and mornings are spent strolling forested sound-healing paths or soaking in the hydrotherapy hall’s hammam.

Guests can head to the spa for energy-balancing massages, Watsu therapies, and other treatments to their chakras’ content, or commit to a custom well-being program focused on one of four subjects: mind, skin, microbiome, or energy. Nature-based amenities include a turtle sanctuary, as well as an herbology center and a food hall with menus dedicated to vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian cuisine. Intensive well-being retreats range from six days to three weeks, but serenity starts with the floatplane’s touchdown. Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily and a $250 spa credit.