Nestled on the secluded island of Bodufushi in Raa Atoll, amid crystalline lagoons, pristine beaches and lush coconut palms is JOALI BEING, the Maldives’ first nature-immersive wellbeing island retreat, just a 40-minute seaplane journey from Malé International Airport.
Having opened in November 2021, we felt extremely fortunate to have visited the island so soon after launch – it comes as no surprise that the unique concept is already attracting a great following. From the moment we stepped onto the Gate of Zero arrival jetty, we felt instantly relaxed and ready to engage with the island’s offering. And what a treat it was.
There was so much that we loved about JOALI Being, starting with the fabulous villas. We were completely in awe of our Sunset Grand Ocean Pool Villa, a beautifully appointed and wonderfully calming space in which to relax. The villas were all palatial, and the attention to detail was fantastic, from the wellbeing/health-focussed coffee table books to the organic tea bar, and the purposeful moving of the bedside plugs – a small but powerful touch.