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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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Designed as a luxurious art immersive island retreat, Joali Maldives focusing on sustainable glamour. The resort’s elegant 73 private beach and water villas with private pools are the epitome of sustainable glamour. Joali is located at Muravandhoo island, a 40-minute seaplane flight from Male and is on one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Game room
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Nightclub / DJ
Video game console
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Steam room
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Dining area
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 12 more


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Mia wrote a review May 7
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions4 helpful votes
I was here last month as a couple and with other couples friends. All of us travel often to Maldives, at least once a year. Of all the luxury resorts I've travelled to in the workd Elisa was the absolute worst butler I've ever had in my life! My first 10 minutues with her at the resort ruined my entire impression of the resort as a whole. Rude, unprofessional and completely unapologetic for the huge mistake and inconvenience she caused us. That said, the villas were beautiful and tastefully decorated but the service was a huge let down mostly due to Elisa. Would not visit again.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Daphne Bieler wrote a review Apr 2021
San Diego, California462 contributions20 helpful votes
I am always honest with the reviews and post the ups and downs of the hotels we visit Maldives five previous times, and is first time I have nothing to Say I didn’t love about Jaoli, since the moment you arrive in Maldives you are pick up and wait on the lounge in the airport which is new and beautiful , and as your waiting they start your check in so once you arrive to the hotel you have literally no paperwork do do, you are receive with music Hawaiian style, and fresh coconuts , Jaoli is like an upgrade of every level of One & only Reethi Rah , similar looks but more luxurious and new, what made the difference our Butler Elisa , She’s kind caring and more helpful than all our butler gems in the resort we have visited it, you can see my profile to see the background of our travels and all the stuff and details into the service offer, everything is new and neat we enjoyed every single day even we got 3 days of Rain , we Always said we will not repeat hotel but here I will be more than happy to be back! Rooms :upscale villas,high ceilings dark wood and rose Gold accent , vanity desk for the ladies with hair straightener and blow dryer our room is one of the more spacious, room 59 sunset Amenities Spa, is amazing they have the newest massage beads that are electric and adjust to higher or lower positions , believe me this makes a big difference when getting a massage, increases blood flow, also they count with sauna and steam room and jacuzzi areas in the spa , quiet reading room available Restaurants 1 Saoke is a 2 start Michelin Chef Takagi Kazuo , the outside is just beautiful and romantic you can appreciate the night and the full of starts 2Vadhoo : is where you take breakfast until 11:00am Henry is one of the managers in charge and he’s always around making sure everything is perfect Staff Friendly and helpful they always most likely remember your name during the stay since is a relatively small luxurious Resort Kids club Lovely, they have experience staff there , lots of i doors and outdoor activities
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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M1ster-AK wrote a review Mar 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates68 contributions26 helpful votes
This was our second visit to Joali after having recently visited in December 2020. The fact we returned only 3 months later is a testament to the incredible service provided by all the staff on the island. We have visited Maldives 8 times and no hotel comes close to Joali in any single aspect! Each individual staff member on the island knew our names and made us feel at home, it felt like we had never left. For a detailed review of: Location, Rooms, Restaurants, Spa and activities, please check my initial December review. We will be back ! Special thanks to: Sameen - Our butler for 3 of our 8 visits to the Maldives. This gentleman is the best! Envers - The GM who runs an incredible team and still finds time to come and speak to each individual guests to ensure they enjoy their holidays. Mondez - Who oversees all the butlers who are top notch. Alito - Head of F&B who took care of all our food requests and ensured we were surprised by every single meal over 7days. Tushar – Who knows how to make (and drink) a mean cocktail Shan - The head of security Zena – Who always greeted us with a smile and kindness at each dinner. Julia – Who heads the dive center and activities. Alim – Who took us on the Dolphin Cruise Akif – Who hosted us for a romantic dinner on the beach
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Over Water Villas - Even numbers are sunset - Odd numbers are sunrise
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470svenv wrote a review Mar 2021
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium16 contributions4 helpful votes
JOALI is a breath-taking place. It offers some of the most luxurious villas in the world and combines these sublime accommodations with a stunning setting, wonderful food, professional service, a wonderful on-site art collection and a unique approach towards sustainability. We were particularly impressed by the design of the villas: warm, timeless, extremely luxurious, high-tech, very spacious, ... These villas have it all! They feel more like small palaces than hotel rooms, and will make you never want to leave the resort. Food is of very good quality, especially the Japanese-Peruvian restaurant Saoke. One of the best hotels we visited.
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Date of stay: March 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from enver arslan, General Manager at Joali Maldives
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Your accolade of compliments warms our joyous hearts, and we are truly pleased that being the first art-immersive resort in the Maldives, we have impressed your keen eyes toward arts with our unique architectural structures, making you not wanting to leave. We are more than satisfied knowing that all areas of services have been up to your expectations during your entire stay. Our entire team of dedicated hosts in JOALI, Maldives will continue to impress all our valuable guest with our luxury service and make sure to create blissful and joyful memories during their visit. With this, we are looking forward to having you back and experience once more an incredibly luxurious stay. Warm Regards, Enver Arslan
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Jaco_DENM wrote a review Mar 2021
Copenhagen, Denmark43 contributions21 helpful votes
Of all the hotels I've stayed in around the world Joali takes the prize for most incredible breathtaking hotel. The attention to detail in the villas, the food, the friendly staff, just the simple pleasure of riding your bike on the jetty. This place offers an almost unreal beautiful experience. The worst part of it being when you leave and you wonder if it was all just a dream.
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Date of stay: April 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from enver arslan, General Manager at Joali Maldives
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to write in your positive impressions of your recent stay. We are truly overjoyed with your short but sweet compliments and that it gives us pride that our resort has left you in awe. Our joyful and dedicated team in JOALI, Maldives will leave no stone unturned in all areas of services to be exceptional and at the same time making sure that your stay is pleasurable and unforgettable. We wait for your return to relive all over again your escapade. Warm Regards, Enver Arslan
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Frequently Asked Questions about Joali Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at Joali Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Joali Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Joali Maldives?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Joali Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Joali Maldives have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Joali Maldives offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Joali Maldives located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Muravandhoo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Joali Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Joali Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Chinese.
Does Joali Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.