Jun 13, 2022
As if waking up to the sounds of gently lapping waves with sweeping views of the Tiffany-blue Indian Ocean wasn’t enough to totally bliss you out, JOALI BEING, a new immersive island retreat in the Maldives’ far-flung Raa Atoll promises to reconnect with your inner being.
The intimate resort with 68 villas and 39 elevated treatment rooms, takes wellness to greater heights by inspiring a deeper, more mindful connection to one’s self, one another, and one’s environment by strengthing guest’s relationship with nature, our bodies, and our minds.
With airy open-plan villas, which have been built using biophilic design principles to seamlessly integrate architecture with nature, you’re healing journey begins before even stepping foot into the resort’s wellness facilities. Even before arrivals, guests fill out a questionnaire on their daily habits, diet, health goals and lifestyle patterns so that experts from naturopaths to trainers to nutritionists can build a blissed-out program that best suits them.
Right away, you’ll notice the balanced focus on scientific therapies and healing treatments. At Areka, JOALI BEING’s dreamy wellbeing center, the experts are well-versed in more than one approach to healing. From cutting-edge scientific diagnostic services to specialized therapeutic and holistic treatments, they know there is more than one road to wellness.
At Areka, the experts are well-versed in more than one approach to healing. From cutting-edge scientific diagnostic services to specialized therapeutic and holistic treatments, they know there is more than one road to wellness.
That means taking a deep dive into the healing powers of herbs at AKTAR, the onsite herbology center. Here, an interactive library teaches the benefits of herbal teas and you can learn to make natural body creams, face masks, and massage oils with the resident herbalist.
At Kaashi, the Hydrotherapy Hall, you can embark on a journey from the healing powers of a traditional Banya to a German Aufguss Sauna.
And to enhance your new Zenned-out state, visit SEDA, a custom-designed sound therapy hall where sound healing visionary Aurelio C. Hammer uses specific tones to restore inner balance. Meanwhile, the on-site outdoor Sound Discovery Path is a natural healing oasis.
Of course, there is also a vast fitness facility, which is decked out in top-notch Technogym equipment. JOALI BEING acknowledges that staying physically fit is one of the first steps to total wellness, which is why the dedicated fitness room, private training rooms, multipurpose studio, and Ocean Sala for meditation are a key part of healing journeys here.
All photos courtesy of JOALI BEING.