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JOALI BEING, the Maldives’ first nature immersive wellbeing retreat, is excited to invite guests to redefine ‘celebration’ this festive season. Carefully curated by JOALI BEING’s inhouse team of experts, JOALI BEING has created a ‘Vitality and Vibrancy’ themed celebratory programme of activities and experiences, with the aim for guests to return home feeling awakened, aligned, and revitalised for the new year.

In keeping with the festive spirit, JOALI BEING will start the holiday season by inviting guests to watch the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This will then be followed by a Festive Bazaar, where guests can taste nourishing treats, browse island-made crafts, and enjoy a variety of entertainment.


Food is critical in the JOALI BEING journey and plays an important role in the lives of the people there. From a Christmas Eve dinner served in a picture-perfect island setting, a Christmas Day breakfast of sweet and savoury treats, and a Christmas Day meal of organic sweet and savoury treats, to a New Year’s Eve celebration on the beach filled with dancing and music, JOALI BEING has creatively designed the cuisine to be filled with indulgent yet nourishing flavours, so guests leave the island feeling revitalised and realigned.

Guests can also enjoy a range of culinary art experiences during the festive period, including plant-based dinners and inflammation reducing culinary sessions designed by the resident nutritionist; fermentation classes; intuitive eating wellbeing sessions; tea tasting with a selection of 60 organic teas, selected from different parts of the world by the resident Tea Sommelier; non-alcoholic gin-tasting, organic-wine tasting, and a plant-based picnic to enjoy together.

JOALI BEING will be hosting its first fermentation classes this festive period, led by visiting certified Fermentation Master, Takanori Onishi. Takanori, an accredited member of the Fermentation Life Association, has made it his mission to bring together various fragments of knowledge to form a comprehensive database of fermentation techniques. He will be hosting Fermentation Sessions, where guests can gain insight into his research and expertise, followed by a communal dinner focusing on Takanori’s art of Asian fermentation techniques.


JOALI BEING offers the thrill of learning something new; from Muay Thai classes to unique fragrant AKTAR herbology workshops.

The retreat will host a range of rejuvenating experiences, which allow guests to relax and make the most of their time on the island. Each day will start with the setting of a ‘Wellbeing Intention’, paired with an insightful message from the island’s favourite poet, Rumi. As the sun dips below the horizon, all guests can join the island’s Sunset Gathering Ceremony to pause and reflect on the Wellbeing Intention of the day. Guests can then take part in a New Moon Meditation, taking in the natural calming influence of the Indian Ocean.

For those looking to increase their heart rate, JOALI BEING will lead Strength & Balance classes, Boxing Conditioning, Pilates, Muay Thai kickboxing, tennis hosted by professionals, and Spinning classes. Guests can head to the water for their adrenaline-fix to find a variety of water sports: from water-skiing, parasailing, to wakeboarding, with the additional ability to charter a speed boat for the day.

The island also offers signature wellbeing practices, such as sound therapy, healing breath work sessions, Watsu, Cryotherapy, a Salt-Inhalation room, and a world-class fitness centre, comprised of modern technology, including Intelligent Movement Analysis.


Guests can cruise through the Raa Atoll searching for sea turtles, whilst enjoying a selection of healthy refreshments available on board.

JOALI BEING’s unique Discovery Sound Path offers a guided exploration through the outdoor sound therapy oasis, inviting guests to interact with 9 distinctive instruments along the palm-fringed trail.

Guests can also learn new ways to take care of their skin through AKTAR workshops; creating all-natural skincare products, filled with the goodness of herbs, flowers, and essential oils. Integrating traditional wisdom of apothecaries and modern evidence-based science. JOALI BEING’s Herbologist will teach guests the ways of making organic facial scrubs, cleansers, and face masks, all of which support skin-cell renewal.


JOALI BEING invites guests to reconnect with themselves and with the beauty of nature. Based on the belief that understanding is the key to creating and sustaining wellbeing, the island’s Learning Centre offers a series of educational workshops and experiential classes with wellbeing experts, culinary maestros and herbalists. At the centre of the retreat’s curated offerings and transformative experiences lie the Four Pillars of JOALI BEING: Mind, Microbiome, Skin, and Energy.

Immersion Programmes can be tailored towards areas of strength and vitality, mental clarity and wellbeing, hormonal balance, women’s health, digestive and weight rebalance, restorative sleep, as well as movement and alignment for good health and immunity.

This distinctive wellbeing retreat is home to a total of 68 exclusive guest villas with pools, consisting of 33 beach villas and 35 water villas. With 13 categories to choose from, guests can opt for one, two, three or four bedroom villas and residences. JOALI BEING features unique transformational spaces that allow guests to immerse in elemental therapies and healing experiences. Nature is at the centre of life at JOALI BEING, with the retreat being completely committed to nature immersive and responsible travel – the pathway to true “weightlessness”.


JOALI BEING has villas from $5,400 (this is subject to taxes) per night based on two persons sharing an Ocean Pool Villa on bed & breakfast basis. Immersion Programmes start from $1,665 per person based on a five-night JOALI BEING Discovery Programme.

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