Name a wellness resolution – better sleep, less stress, lounging on a beach-club deck with a sun downer in hand (no judgment) – and the Maldives’ newest eco-luxe resort stands ready to help you accomplish it. 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. All food and beverage options at Joali Being have been expertly curated with the help of the retreat’s nutritionists, offering a selection of flavours and cuisines with healthy and indulging dining options. Personalised nutrition sessions and co-created menu recommendations are available.
The island is home to one of three turtle conservation sanctuaries in Maldives which is developed by cooperating with Olive Ridley Project, as well as a Reef Restoration Project and a coral nursery. Joali Being is collaborating with EarthCheck on several long-term sustainability initiatives, including a desalination water-bottling plant, a rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling system, a glass crusher and recycler, and a plant waste shredder for fertilising.