Located on the island of Muravandhoo in the heart of the Maldives, JOALI Maldives is the latest luxury resort to open in the picturesque Indian Ocean archipelago. Designed by Istanbul-based studio autoban, JOALI comprises of 73 opulent villas, built both above the water and on the island itself, with an array of restaurants, water activities, communal spaces and wellbeing facilities open for guests to experience.
There are three main types of digs of offer – Beach Villas, Water Villas and Residences – each with its own unique style and decor.
The Beach Villas include views of the surrounding beach (naturally), ocean and garden areas along with spa facilities and an infinity pool, the Water Villas offer outside decking that leads to the Indian Ocean and a mini-library, while the Residence is made up of large bungalows ideal for big groups and features two pools and butler service. The decor of the buildings is inspired by the local area, with each villa featuring a thatched roof and interiors using colour palettes referencing different tones of the coconut, one of the island’s most distinctive features.
There are four restaurants guest can visit offering a variety of Asian and Mediterranean cuisines, a beachside bar, an ice cream shop, an underwater museum and a dedicated whiskey bar.
If you’re all about getting amongst it you can take part in all manner of water activities, including scuba diving, snorkelling, wakeboarding, yacht cruises and parasailing, or if you’re there to relax, treat yourself to a spa treatment or take part in one of the resorts many wellness programs.
JOALI is the ultimate holiday destination for anyone looking to experience the Maldives, just be sure you’ve been saving, as one night for two people will set you back a lazy $3000 AUD.