Nestled on the secluded island of Bodufushi in Raa Atoll, amid crystalline lagoons, pristine beaches and lush coconut palms, JOALI Being - part of the JOALI Maldives family, is a brand new fully-immersive wellbeing resort offering personalised transformative programmes.
Officially opening its doors on 15 Nov 2021, JOALI Being Bodufushi is the region’s first nature-immersive wellbeing island retreat, and will offer an array of finest wellbeing facilities and unique transformational journey for its guests offering hydrotherapy, movement, and sound healing experiences.
JOALI vs JOALI Being
Central to JOALI Maldives' unique offering is its exceptional array of art and design throughout the resort, while JOALI Being's focus is centred around holistic wellbeing and transformational journeys for guests. In addition, JOALI Maldives is designed to be a family-friendly resort with an on-property kids club, while JOALI Being only offers programmes and experiences for kids.
Following JOALI Being's commitment to preserving, respecting, and connecting with the local landscape - with the island’s wild forest remaining untouched - JOALI BEING has been built using Biophilic design principles, a scientific system of integrating architecture and design with nature, aiming to achieve harmony and enhance energy flow.
JOALI BEING resides on the secluded island of Bodufushi in Raa Atoll, an easy 40 minute seaplane flight away from Male International Airport. All guests are accommodated in the well-appointed JOALI private lounge prior to their travel.
Conservation and Sustainability
JOALI BEING will be home to one of turtle conservation sanctuaries in the Maldives, as well as a Reef Restoration Project and coral nursery. The sustainability infrastructure of the island includes a desalinating water bottling plant, a rainwater harvesting, and greywater recycling system, a glass crusher and recycler, a food waste composter, and plant waste shredder for fertilizing, and a biological wastewater treatment plant for safe discharge.
Built according to biophilic design principles, JOALI Being evokes harmony and balance by eliminating negative vibrations and enhancing the energy flow of the landscape. Each of JOALI Being's 68 thoughtful well living spaces of private beach and water villas come with private pools and special inclusions, such as customised mini-bar setups, meditative musical instruments and wellbeing games.
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Ocean Pool Villa
Perched graciously above the shimmering Indian Ocean, this emblematic villa combines awe-inspiring backdrop with spacious and sleek interior.
The 87 sqm JOALI Being ocean villas can accommodate two people and come with a 33 sqm private pool and splendid over-water vistas. Guests can also opt for the Two Bedroom Ocean Pool Villa, which at 150 sqm, can accommodate up to 4 adults.
Sunset Ocean Pool Villa
Guests of the Sunset Ocean Pool Villa can enjoy sweeping sunset vistas in your private hideaway boasting floor-to-ceiling windows or relax under the stars on your own private terrace. This JOALI Being Sunset Ocean Pool Villa is 87 sqm and can accommodate 2 adults.
Grand Ocean Pool Villa
Discover the enchantment of life on the water with the crystal-clear views of the Indian Ocean from JOALI Being' Grand Ocean Pool Villa.
Head indoors where the bedroom comes with a king size bed that faces the majestic ocean views.
At 95 sqm, the JOALI Being Grand Ocean Pool Villa features a separate living room and can accommodate up to 3 adults.
Head over to the light-filled ensuite bathroom, where you can soak and relax in the free-standing tub with endless horizon views.
Unwind on the spacious sundeck, or dive into your private infinity pool against a backdrop of endless seascapes.
Sunset Grand Ocean Pool Villa
Guests who would like to enjoy the evening sunset views can also opt for the JOALI Being Sunset Grand Ocean Pool Villa. At 95 sqm, this villa allows you to savour sun-kissed pleasures from your opulent living area or generous terrace, with glowing views of Maldivian waters and atmospheric evenings.
Beach Pool Villa
Soak in tropical garden, white sandy beach, and ocean views from your outdoor veranda in JOALI Being Beach Pool Villa.
At 95 sqm, this lavish one-bedroom villa with outdoor sunken bathtub and rain shower is the perfect backdrop for a nature-inspired rejuvenation and can accommodate 3 adults. Guests can also opt for the Two Bedroom Beach Pool Villa, which at 155 sqm, can accommodate up to 6 adults.
Grand Beach Pool Villa
Guests who are looking for larger living spaces can opt for the 110 sqm Grand Beach Pool Villa instead as it offers a separate living room and can also accommodate 3 adults.
More accommodation options will be added in shortly.
Culinary arts at JOALI BEING focus on an Earth-to-Table initiative, promising ingredient traceability and offering fresh, locally harvested foods that support small farms and are sustainably sourced. 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. If desired by guests, personalised nutrition sessions and co-created menu recommendations are available.
Immerse in the vibrancy and rhythm of JOALI Being's interactive dining spaces and three signature kitchens in FLOW restaurant. Plantae offers nourishing vegetarian & vegan fare, Su serves ocean-to-table pescatarian cuisine and B’Well features the signature JOALI BEING menu.
All food and drink 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.
Located on the beach, Mojo is the retreat’s coastal sanctuary located on a three layered sundeck and is an ideal lunch and sundowner spot by the pool. Mojo is home to JOALI BEING’s tea lounge, named SAI, which serves over 60 different types of teas and hosts tea ceremonies and educational lessons with the island’s
resident Tea Sommelier.
Culinary Learning Centre
Guests can also visit the Culinary Learning Centre, and participate in interactive nutritional cooking classes which offers fully equipped kitchen spaces for each participant.
Centred around the Four Pillars of JOALI BEING Mind, Skin, Microbiome and Energy, their offerings draw on modern science and time-honoured traditions alike. The resort offers signature Immersion Programmes and bring together curated treatments, therapies and experiences that reinforce each pillar.
Joali Being Discovery – A foundation programme to introduce the Four Pillars of Joali Being with the aim of reaching a better understanding of your optimal wellbeing path through exercise, nutritional guidance, self-care practices and mindfulness rituals.
Energy – Designed for those who would like to regain vitality and improve stamina, and increase strength and energy. Focusing on intelligent movement analysis, creative exercise sessions, and energy balancing treatments, mind-body connection will be strengthened to build resilience and re-energise for a newfound sense of balance.
Mind – Focusing on the development of mindfulness and learning how to achieve more awareness and present moment connectivity in everyday modern life, to improve wellbeing, overcome stress, and maximise performance and productivity. Immerse in the present moment through grounding and restorative practices, transformative sound therapy sessions, energy balancing treatments and mindful movement exercises.
Skin – For those who wish to learn about the intricate connection between our digestive health and our skin. Seeing the skin as a reflection of your inner health, Joali Being combines personalised nutritional guidance with crafted body and face educational treatments to bring forth a new sense of confidence and radiance.
Weight Rebalance – Designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding of sustainable weight management and integrate this knowledge into a lifestyle that is effortless to maintain. Journeys will begin with an in-depth integrated nutritional consultation followed by personal movement sessions, culinary workshops and education on microbiome health.
Inventive and inspiring, JOALI Being's expansive wellbeing facilities offer endless possibilities for reflection, movement and growth. Find soul-deep stillness, or enjoy the thrill of an energetic new workout. Resonate with the healing harmonics of sound, or dip into the pure goodness of water.
Areka is the entrance of the transformation spaces within JOALI Being, opening doors to fully immersive
wellbeing experiences, diagnostic services, learning programmes, specialised therapeutic and alternative healing treatments, as well as expansive fitness facilities.
AKTAR is JOALI BEING’s herbology centre, inspired by the joy of spice markets, in collaboration with Herba
Farm. Guests are able to address any Mind, Microbiome, Skin, and Energy health concerns with the resident
herbologist, who specialises in the health benefits of herbs and essential oils.
Herbologist can prepare herbal teas for any kind of physical or mental ailment, create natural body creams,
shampoos and massage oils, as well as offer workshops for guests to learn about the science behind the health benefits of herbs and oils.
Each of their 39 treatment rooms are equipped with a signature sound that is aligned with planetary frequencies and in synergy with the room’s location on the island.
These intelligently designed spaces welcome positivity and harmony, whether you are surrounded by treetops or relaxing over the waves, healing with quartz crystals or rebalancing with ancient eastern massage techniques
Elevate your fitness experience as you explore different movement patterns and pathways to wellbeing. Inject fresh energy and balance into workout routines with intelligent training programmes, tailored to your personal goals.
Treatments & Private Sessions
Guests can also look forward to a host of rejuvenative experiences as JOALI Being such as:
Maldivian Back, Neck, Scalp Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Raa Atoll’s unique topographical and geographical features make it rich and diverse in marine life. The outer ridge of the atoll is deep while the inner islands are on shallower plateaus, making conditions uniquely favourable for the proliferation of corals and fish. The western ridge of the atoll also lies close to one of the best deep water fishing sites in Maldives and makes the atoll an excellent place to see
both reef and pelagic fish.
JOALI Being can create exceptional itineraries for guests to explore and enjoy wonders of nature. Embark on chartered yacht or dhoni excursions and meet local Maldivian communities through bespoke immersive experiences. The lush island also offers an abundant playground for invigorating workouts and fitness routines. Well-lit tennis courts are ready to host friendly games as well as challenging matches.
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