Joali Being

Mind, Skin, Microbiome, and Energy.

The Maldivian hospitality industry is constantly on the cusp of innovation, be it in accommodation, services, or experience. The latest, and one of the most alluring, entrant to the market is undoubtedly Joali Being, located at Bodufushi, Raa Atoll. This time, luxury and opulence isn’t the centre piece; their attraction is personal well-being and reconnection with nature.

Paving the way for truly immersive, inclusive experiences, the resort is designed, from inception to execution, to incorporate four ideological pillars; Mind, Skin, Microbiome, and Energy. The architectural design elements mirror naturalistic curves and smooth surfaces, with wide, expansive windows and open areas to let the sun in. With 68 pristine villas, all with their own individual butlers, Joali Being describe themselves as the very first nature-immersive wellbeing island retreat.

Their concept involves programs ranging from individual nights to three weeks, designed to rebalance the travellers in a wholesome environment, covering all aspects of well-being. According to Joali Being, “Immersion Programmes can be tailored to areas of strength and vitality, mental clarity and wellbeing, hormonal balance, women’s health, digestive and weight rebalance, restorative sleep, as well as movement and alignment for good health and immunity.”

For those who are unsure of what they want or need, the Discovery program is the obvious choice. The many benefits listed by the Joali Being team include: 

  • Reach better understanding of your optimal wellbeing path
  • Receive tools to engage and commit to following your personal wellbeing goals
  • Reduce anxiety, physical stress, and mental fatigue
  • Optimise your energy levels
  • Expand your mental capacity and concentration
  • Prevent office syndrome. Improve emotional balance
  • Discover how connection to nature impacts your overall wellbeing.

This program has numerous activities and sessions listed, from Medication classes, learning activities, consultations and assessments, signature massages, skin treatments, and private, specialised, ‘mind and body’ sessions, topping off with a Herbology Workshop.

The programs of Energy involve work on developing the physical wellbeing, including ‘movement’ sessions that are parallel to private gym sessions. Beyond that, the Skin wellbeing package revolves around microbiome treatments, focusing on skin health and treatment, including further lifestyle lessons, specific nutrition assessments and treatment, and even a culinary class for skin care. The innovation is truly one of a kind on such a scale in the Maldivian hospitality industry.

Fourth on their list of specialised packages includes the Mind wellbeing, where more effort is spent on the mental health aspect, and inner strength and vitality of the interested applicants. Their attention is directed to helping people understand and circumvent the problems in modern living, with exercises and aromatherapy massages to boot.

Finally, they have the Weight Rebalance program. The program is aimed at developing more health-conscious culinary and movement sessions, learning about one’s body in depth, in terms of posture, shape, and levels of effort and balance. The program involves a full board meal plan, with 3D fitness and alignment analysis, as well immunity treatment, which is a common component of other packages too.

Packages aside, the architecture of the island resort is extraordinary. With zero-gravity yoga classes, bars and rooms designed with nature as the centrepiece, and relaxation as the motive, Joali Being is one of the most specialised hotels in the nation. The team on the island include medical and holistic health specialists, and attention to the finer details even in the entertainment and amenities present on the island.

At the time of publishing, the resort has already been open for a week, and this festive season is a chance for the venue to fully discover the strengths of their design and ideology. One of the many resorts opening their doors for the golden year of tourism in 2022, Joali Being is a must-visit, at least once, to discover true immersion and a clear disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

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