The recently opened Joali resort is ideal for family vacations. The smallest accommodation option sleeps three; with some villas being equipped with two pools and one four-bedroom beach duplex, ideal for larger families. The island boasts a world-class selection of child-friendly amenities and activities, such as a treehouse, spa for kids, junior cookery school and ice-cream shop, plus treasure hunts and native storytelling sessions around a campfire. Not forgetting the adults, activities include dhoni excursions, water skiing, snorkelling and diving.

Super Luxury
Five Star
  • Destination


  • Location

    Raa Atoll

  • Island Size

    Not Available

  • Reef Type

    Not Available

  • Suitable Options

    Honeymooners, Families

  • Meal Plans

    BB, HB

  • Number of Rooms

    73 Rooms

  • No. of Restaurants

    4 Restaurants

  • Number of Bars

    1 Bar

  • Transfer Type

    Seaplane (45 Mins)


Joali comprises of a mix of water villas or beach villas.

If guests would like to keep their feet on the ground, each beach villa includes a natural vibe to compliment the décor.

The lavish suite, in particular, comes with a private infinity pool and a cosy private library.

For the water villas, guests can stay above the turquoise sea, where each different type of villa offers something new that another villa may not.

Most host a private infinity pool, art lighting and mood control system and private decking.

Food & Drink

Adults will appreciate the choice between four restaurants, including one serving freshly caught Japanese-Peruvian theme. All boast their own ambience with different views of the island.

The island also hosts a whisky lounge and an on-site artisanal chocolate and ice-cream store, ideal for children to satisfy all sweet cravings.

Their new restaurant TUH’U is inspired by the resort’s Turkish influence and owner, Esin Gural Argat and they serve the most delicious Levant cuisine.


Joali island has everything to offer for all personal tastes. Places to visit and experience include:

Flower Garden
Artist’s Studio & Gallery
Water Sports
Land Sports
Cultural activities; Joali Spring Ceremony, The Tree House, The Book Exchange


There are several transfer options for Joali resort.

The first it take it by a 45-minute direct seaplane from Male International Airport to Muravandhoo Island. Here guests have access to the private Joali lounge at the airport, whilst waiting for their flight.

Option two is to take a 45-minute flight from Male to Ifuru Airport, and then hop on the speedboat for a 25-minute speedboat ride to Muravandhoo.

The final option is to take a 35-minute flight from Male to Dhravandhoo Airport and then 1-hour speedboat ride to Muravandhoo.

Property Highlights

The food at Joali is divine and their overwater restaurant Saoke is a particular highlight. Japanese specialist with a 7 course Sake pairing tasting menu.  They had rocks taken from a Japanese mountain to decorate the entrance and add an extra sense of spectacle & authenticity. Their new restaurant TUH’U is definitely not one to miss either.
Tomas, Sales Director
Sales & Marketing Director


Beautiful villas and an amazing sushi restaurant. Love the dining in the tree house. Stunning and bold architecture which is something different in the Maldives!