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Joali Maldives: Where Luxury Meets Art in Paradise

Nestled within the embrace of the Maldives, Joali Maldives stands as a testament to opulent living amid the tranquil beauty of this tropical paradise. This comprehensive review offers an exclusive glimpse into the captivating world of Joali, a resort that harmoniously blends the natural splendor of the Maldives with a commitment to exceptional design and impeccable service.


Located in the Raa Atoll, Joali Maldives is accessible via a picturesque 45-minute seaplane journey from Malé, the capital of the Maldives. The resort is nestled on the 24-acre island of Muravandhoo, offering ample space for guests to enjoy the comforts of this idyllic paradise, enveloped by swaying coconut trees.

Style and Character:

Joali radiates authenticity and warmth, seamlessly marrying traditional Maldivian architecture with contemporary art. The resort's design, a collaboration between Autobahn and Tokyo-based architects Studio Glitt, envelops guests in a magical ambiance. Sunrise and sunset take center stage throughout the resort, where art is a prominent feature. Guests can immerse themselves in captivating art pieces, including a treetop manta ray and turquoise-blue 'pearl' artwork gracing villa walls.

Service and Facilities:

Service at Joali is unparalleled, with a dedicated personal butler, known as the 'jadugar,' attending to every guest's needs. Each villa is equipped with a bicycle for convenient exploration of the resort's various facilities. These include the Art House, Dive Centre, well-appointed gym, a breathtaking yoga platform, and a stunning sauna with glass walls overlooking the turquoise lagoon. JOALI Spa by ESPA offers a range of holistic treatments, while aquatic adventures like snorkeling and swimming with turtles are readily available.


Joali presents 73 villas, categorized into 11 types, comprising both beach and overwater villas. Each villa boasts a thatched roof and a spacious 35 sq. meter private pool, surrounded by a sunbed deck. Villas cater to various preferences, with options for both sunrise and sunset lovers. The interiors exude opulence, featuring cathedral ceilings, oversized beds, lavish bathrooms, and a selection of bath salts and JOALI's signature lotions and potions.

Food and Drink:

Culinary experiences at Joali are nothing short of sensory delight. The Japanese-Peruvian restaurant, Saoke, offers Nikkei cuisine in a space designed by Noriyoshi Muramatsu, featuring a striking glass-pillared wine cellar. Bellinis, the Italian restaurant, presents delectable dishes, including lobster and mascarpone ravioli and truffle risotto. Breakfast is a lavish buffet, with egg dishes available a la carte, providing the perfect start to the day.

In Summary:

Joali Maldives stands as a beacon of elegance and luxury in the Maldives, offering an immersive art experience and an unwavering commitment to impeccable service. The resort's refined simplicity, combined with its exceptional design and breathtaking surroundings, makes Joali a destination that promises an unforgettable escape. Contact us to uncover the best deals and embark on your journey to this tropical paradise.

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