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February 21, 2020updated Jul 02, 2020

Joali Maldives, Raa Atoli, Maldives

SPONSORED: Each of the 73 villas at Joali was inspired by individual stories and designed to take guests on a rich sensory journey.

By Elite Traveler

Joali Maldives resides on the picture-perfect Muravandhoo Island in the Raa Atoll in the northern Maldives. One of the largest and deepest atolls in the world, it is home to a wide variety of sea life. Guests can expect brilliant blue waters and pristine white-sand beaches fringed by gently swaying coconut palms. The resort’s elegant private villas and residences are the epitome of sustainable glamour. Each of the 73 villas at Joali was inspired by individual stories and designed to take guests on a rich sensory journey. Artisanal amenities, curated in-room bookshelves, thoughtful design and deluxe objets d’art create an atmosphere of unconventional luxury. The dining options at Joali have been thoughtfully curated to ensure a selection of flavors to satisfy all manner of palates.


Four-bedroom Beach Residence

Size: 5,380 sq ft with 15,000 sq ft of exterior space
Nightly rate from $19,370
The two-story Beach Residence boasts four exquisite bedrooms, allowing ample space for up to eight people without compromising on privacy. A jadugar (butler) and valet service, curated library, buggy and driver are also at guests’ disposal at all times. The jewel in the crown is its premier beachside position, affording private sunrise swims and cocktails in the sand. There is also an outdoor spa treatment room complete with a steam room and sauna.


The globally known spa brand ESPA offers tailormade treatments for the ultimate spa experience, leaving you feeling refreshed and beautiful. Unique to Joali Spa, ESPA has created powerful signature treatments to completely restore the body’s vitality and vibrancy, unlocking your inner joy. Signature treatment The Revive & Refocus treatment is a therapeutic body treatment that renews skin, boosts energy and awakens the senses. The Inner Joy treatment quiets a busy mind and eases muscular tension held in the back, face and scalp to leave you with a renewed sense of inner calm.


Designed by world-renowned Japanese-restaurant architect, Noriyoshi Muramatsu, Saoke offers the most incredible views and is the perfect setting to indulge in this homage to traditional Japanese cuisine. The floating haven of delectable food serves selected sakes, sushi and teppanyaki/kotatsu seating options for the iron-griddle enthusiast.


As a kid on an island, one cannot help but wonder about treasures. With a vast range of activities for children of all ages, even the littlest of guests will leave with childhood memories that they will cherish for life. Joali has created a host of offerings to keep little ones entertained from native storytelling days with local raconteurs who will delight children with their magical tales, to interactive treasure hunts around the resort and cooking classes for budding chefs in the kid-friendly kitchen.


Ahmed Afkhar, reservations manager, reservations., +960 658 4444,

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