JOALI Maldives


An island paradise in the marvellous Maldives, JOALI comprises luxurious villas, exquisite restaurants, a gorgeous sandy beach, wonderful children’s activities and an exclusive Espa spa.

Why you'll love it here

  • Set on the Raa Atoll, one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world
  • Art created by international guest artists is exhibited across the resort
  • Visit Her Kitchen to learn how to cook local recipes for yourself
  • Enjoy a special menu on a private sandbank or in the Manta Ray Treehouse

Best For

  • Family, Kids (4-12),


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Kick back on the pristine, white-sand beach and soak up the island sunshine, seek shade in a luxurious cabana, or head into the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. A range of water-based activities includes waterskiing, speed boats and yacht excursions, while diving and snorkelling sessions are led by expert marine biologists, allowing you to learn more about the glorious ocean wildlife around you.

The range of restaurants here is truly fantastic, offering something for every pallet and taste. Vandhoo serves South-East Asian, Chinese, Levantine and Mediterranean cuisine alongside handpicked wines, while the Japanese restaurant offers a menu of sake, sushi and teppanyaki, accompanied by remarkable views.

The charming Italian restaurant features homemade limoncello and artisan pasta, perfect before a delicious homemade treat from the chocolate and ice cream store.

Her Kitchen offers an immersive cookery experience, during which you can create local recipes with maestro chefs, while The Table of Joy emphasises the Joali tradition of sharing, offering an exquisite banquet over a long table. The Mura Bar, meanwhile, presents exotic drinks and a programme of live performances, watched from the unique infinity pods.

As for the little ones, they will enjoy a stay filled with fun and discovery. Island treasure hunts, storytime from local residents, child-friendly cookery sessions and a kids’ spa are just some of the activities they can look forward to.  Of course, the adults also have their own beautiful Espa Spa, offering bespoke treatments and cutting-edge therapies in seriously serene surroundings.

Each of JOALI Maldives’ 73 private villas and residences boast their own unique style, featuring at least one swimming pool and overlooking the shimmering Indian Ocean. Enjoy attentive butler service, tasteful interiors, luxurious touches, designer toiletries and a fully-stocked mini bar.

Beach Villa

Beach Villa

Sleeps: 3 Adults

Though the entry-level accommodation choice, the Beach Villa is ultra-luxurious, featuring a private garden, infinity pool and views over the beach, gardens and ocean.
Luxury Beach Villa

Luxury Beach Villa

Sleeps: 4 Adults

The Luxury Beach Villa features a cosy living room, separate bedroom, beautiful infinity pool, private library and lush garden.
Two Pool Luxury Beach Villa

Two Pool Luxury Beach Villa

Sleeps: 4 Adults

Comprising two luxurious bedrooms, two stunning pools, a private beach garden and exclusive cabana with dining facilities, this villa is perfect for families or small groups.
Four Bedroom Beach Residence

Four Bedroom Beach Residence

Sleeps: 8 Adults

Spread over two floors and featuring four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a library and a swimming pool, this residence villa guarantees plenty of space and inimitable luxury.
Water Villa

Water Villa

Sleeps: 3 Adults

Set over the Indian Ocean’s turquoise waters, this villa includes an infinity pool, a mood control system and a spacious, separate bedroom.
Luxury Water Villa

Luxury Water Villa

Sleeps: 3 Adults

With a comfortable living area, separate bedroom, infinity pool and over-water deck, the Luxury Water Villa truly embraces its stunning surroundings.
Private Ocean Residence

Private Ocean Residence

Sleeps: 6 Adults

In the Private Ocean Residence, two elegant living rooms and three bedrooms combine with two infinity pools, a private balcony, a secluded terrace with sea views, and your own dhoni boat for exploring the island.

Responsible luxury is an important aspect for Joali. The hotel has worked passionately to keep this promise since arriving on the island, implementing a range of meaningful sustainability changes. Wellness and well-being are promoted for all through empowering communities to take control of their own health through education and partnerships. And by partnering with local and global conservation organisations, Joali helps to protect the oceans. The culinary team crafts specialities with locally caught fish and seafood, rainwater is harvested for gardening and a pilot project is launched to increase the use of solar energy. Due to all these initiatives, the resort is now EarthCheck Silver Certified.

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  • Time zone: +5 GMT
  • Flight time: 8 hours, 30 minutes
  • Currency: Rufiyaa, US dollar
  • Tipping guideline: A 10% service tax is added to most restaurant bills
  • Health considerations: No major health risks
  • Capital: Malé
  • Population: 521,021 (2023)
  • National languages: Dhivehi, English
  • Electricity and plugs: D/G - 230v, 50Hz
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good
  • UK passport visa requirements: 30-day visa required on arrival

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Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm 


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