Thinking about an escape to somewhere warm, beautiful and remote, where the seas are azure and the beaches like talcum powder?? We Joali Maldives fits the bill.
Opening before the end of the year, Joali is the newest luxury retreat to grace the white sand beaches and coral gardens of the Maldives, the Indian Ocean’s favourite playground.
With 73 private beach and water villas and a clutch of sublime residences, each featuring insightful in-room libraries, cavernous bathrooms and thoughtful objets d’art (that’s interesting knick-knacks to you and us) Joali Maldives has been designed with the most discerning traveller in mind – and that means you, fella.
With bold designs by Autoban and Tokyo’s Studio Glitt, as well as immersive art from young talents like Misha Khan, Joali is not about to be upstaged by its mezmerising location in the Raa Atoll, a 45-minute seaplane ride from the capital Male.
If you’re travelling with a few hand-selected souls, the 500sqm Private Ocean Residence boasts three bedrooms, three dressing rooms, and two living rooms, as well as two infinity pools, a butler, and its own traditional Dhoni.
Alternatively, the 500sqm Private Duplex Beach Residence features four bedrooms, sprawling living spaces, a private buggy, and the best beach position on the island.
After a day spent diving, snorkelling with manta rays, wakeboarding, sailing or simple contemplating your navel in a sun lounger, sate your appetite with Japanese and Peruvian dishes at the Noriyoshi Muramatsu-designed Saoke restaurant; Mediterranean, Chinese and Southeast Asian dishes at Vandhoo; digestives at Bellinis; sundowners at The Mura Bar; or liquid nitrogen ice cream at The Chocolate & Ice Cream Store.
Alternatively, be poked and prodded into submission with the comprehensive menu of massages, facials, wraps and rituals at the ESPA.
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