If you ever watched the old TV show Fantasy Island, you'll know about the seaplane arriving - "The plane, boss, the plane" - and how all your vacation fantasies can come true. Well...it's even better than that at the new luxury JOALI BEING resort.
Whatever we write here, it will maybe just give you an idea of the true sense of peace and relaxation, adventure and exhilaration, connection and emotion, magic and pure joy we have felt during our body and mind altering vacation here this month. We expected it to be amazing, but it was way beyond that.....all we can say is that you need to visit and see for yourself. Get in touch and we can arrange your trip in seamless fashion to the this private island paradise.
Nestled on the secluded island of Bodufushi in Raa Atoll, amid crystalline lagoons, pristine beaches and lush coconut palms, JOALI BEING is a 40-minute seaplane journey from Malé International Airport. With 68 villas, each with its own butler or “Jadugar” and private pool, this is the region’s first wellbeing island retreat. And from the moment you arrive, the you will be treated better than royalty, and being your journey to "weightlessness".
Culinary delights - Yes, the food is all fresh and there is a focus on natural ingredients and health, but each dining experience is made perfect by the service and your sense of well-being....and the food is delicious and creative. And don't worry, if you like meat, the finest Wagyu beef is available, along with the freshest seafood, and cuisine flavors from around the world. From the bar, delightful craft cocktails, beer selection, and fine wines.
Immerse in the vibrancy of FLOW, an open-plan interactive dining space featuring three signature kitchens. Plantae offers vegetarian and vegan cuisine, Su serves ocean-to-table pescatarian fare, and B’Well features a signature JOALI BEING menu, including a selection of Earth-to-Table meals. For sunset seekers, there is Mojo – our tropical beach sanctuary located on a three-layered sundeck and is an ideal lunch and sundowner spot by the pool. Culinary arts at JOALI BEING focus on an earth-to-table initiative, promising ingredient traceability and offering fresh, locally harvested foods that support small farms and are sustainably sourced.
Activities - One of the best spas in the world (including cryotherapy), diving, snorkeling, watersports, fishing, yoga, beach picnics, and sunset cruises....or just hang by your private pool and do nothing but live in the dream of the moment.
Travel Tip: We will customize your international flights to match your chosen itinerary. Most travel from North America and Europe is through Dubai, UAE or Doha, Qatar. We highly recommend a stop-over in one of these unique and exciting cities for one to three nights if you have the time.
Stop-overs in Dubai and Doha - Both Emirates and Qatar Airlines have superior service to the Maldives through Dubai and Doha.
Some of the hotels we love in Dubai include: Burj Al Arab Jumeirah; Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach; Atlantis The Royal Dubai; Jumeirah Al-Naseem; Jumeirah Al Qasr; One & Only The Palm.
Some of the hotels we love in Doha include: Four Seasons Doha; W Doha; Park Hyatt Doha; Fairmont Doha; St. Regis Doha.
Stephen and Kim Vletas