GET SPA BUSINESS
magazine
Yes! Send me the FREE digital editions of Spa Business and Spa Business insider magazines and the FREE weekly Spa Business and Spa Business insider ezines and breaking news alerts!
Not right now, thanksclose this window
NEWS
Unique immersive wellbeing retreat to open in Maldives backed by Gerry Bodeker and Claire Way
POSTED 02 Aug 2021 . BY Megan Whitby
The beating heart of Joali Being will be its 39-treatment-room spa – named Areka – offering scientific therapies, diagnostic services, educational programmes and specialised therapeutic and alternative healing treatments Credit: Joali Being

The entire location is dedicated to enhancing wellbeing and bringing guests back to a new sense of weightlessness
– Claire Way
A brand new nature immersive wellbeing retreat island named Joali Being will launch on the tropical Maldivian island of Bodufushi in late 2021.

The retreat is being designed as a haven of personalised and results-driven transformative programmes which leave guests feeling renewed, uplifted and inspired, with a new sense of weightlessness.

The 68-villa retreat’s philosophy is underpinned by four wellbeing pillars – mind, skin, microbiome and energy – and the project has been conceived with a sense of purpose and synergy so all elements work together to help guests leave feeling healthier and happier, even if they decide not to deeply engage in wellbeing services.

Programmes will last between five days to three weeks and all begin with an Intelligent Movement Analysis and an Integrative Health Assessment.

With strategy, concept and design overseen by Spa Strategy’s Claire Way, design is inspired by the island setting and integrates nature throughout.

During construction, the island’s wild forest is being left untouched and architects Cuneyt Bukulmez and interior design studio Autoban are realising the destination with biophilic design principles to achieve harmony with nature.

Experienced spa director Susanne Fisch will lead the facility as spa and wellness manager and will be supported by industry consultant and founder of Spa and Wellness Collective, Melany Martinez Thomas who is Joali’s director of wellbeing for both properties.

Joali will feature a 39-treatment-room spa – named Areka – offering scientific therapies, diagnostic services, educational programmes and specialised therapeutic and alternative healing treatments.

The spa will house a vast hydrotherapy hall including a sensory deprivation room, Russian banya, water therapies, halotherapy suite and hammam. Plus, guests will be offered access to a Sound Therapy Hall and a Discovery Sound Path – both conceived by Svar Academy in India.

Partnered with Italian wellness equipment supplier Lemi, Areka will also include expansive fitness offerings, a Pilates studio, Ocean Sala and an over-water meditation deck.

Areka will be complemented by Aktar, Joali Being’s dedicated herbology centre. Here, guests will be able to address wellbeing concerns with a resident herbalist who specialises in preparing natural remedies using herbs, spices and essential oils.

Joali Being will also encompass a Learning Centre and a schedule of educational workshops and experiential classes with wellbeing experts, culinary maestros and herbalists.

To round out the offering and cater to the microbiome pillar, Joali Being will offer fresh earth-to-table cuisine through a range of dining concepts where all menus will be curated by the retreat’s on-site nutritionists.

Way describes Joali Being as a stunning location that’s a complete break from everyday life, which is both remote yet accessible.

“There are no distractions, only transformational spaces spread across the island, where everything you do enhances your health,” she said, “the entire location is dedicated to enhancing wellbeing and bringing guests back to a new sense of weightlessness.”

The concept of weightlessness anchors the retreat’s philosophy and has been developed with the help of Professor Gerry Bodeker – respected researcher, industry figure and chair of the GWI’s Mental Wellness Initiative.

More about Joali
The Joali brand is the brainchild of owner and serial entrepreneur Esin Güral Argat, from Turkish-based Gürallar Group, and complements the conglomerate’s mid-range Ali Bey Hotels & Resorts with a higher-end, international brand.

Joali Being will become the sister site to Joali's first Maldives outpost – named Joali Maldives – which opened in 2019 with a signature Espa Life spa.
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
RELATED STORIES
  Professor Gerry Bodeker to headline 2022 Healing Summit


The organisers of the 2022 Healing Summit have confirmed Professor Gerry Bodeker will keynote at their two-day conference in Portugal from 3-4 September.
  FEATURE: Industry insights: The Future of Spa Design


Designers and consultants report on what the spa of tomorrow will look like
  FEATURE: People profile: Gerry Bodeker


Gerry Bodeker launches a forest bathing retreat in Borneo
  Spa Strategy helps create three-storey wellness oasis for The Phoenician


The Phoenician Resort in Arizona, US, has unveiled a new three-storey spa, part of a massive, multi-year resort renovation – the largest ever undertaken since the resort opened nearly thirty years ago.
MORE NEWS
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club appoints Tania McCorkle as wellness director
Strata Integrated Wellness and Spa at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, Colorado, is under new leadership with the appointment of Tania McCorkle as director of wellness.
Derby's new Moorways Sports Village unites fitness, sport, wellness and waterplay
The new £42m Moorways Sports Village will open its doors to the public on Saturday 21 May. The community-focused development is the result of a partnership between Derby City Council and Everyone Active – which will run the facility and the adjacent Moorways Stadium with its outdoor athletics track and football pitches.
WTS International rebrands and joins Arch Amenities Group
Arch Amenities Group has been formed by the amalgamation of WTS International, corporate fitness and amenity solution provider LifeStart and Meet Hospitality – a hospitality services and hosted meetings company.
Ella Kent and Kerstin Florian honoured with ISPA achievement awards
The International Spa Association (ISPA) championed dedication and innovation at its recent Las Vegas conference.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
+ More jobs  

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

HydraFacial opens its doors to London Flagship
With a mission to drive consumer awareness, Hydrafacial, the advanced aesthetic technology company, now has a permanent home in the heart of central London. [more...]

Spa Life UK will deliver valuable learning experiences through entertaining and emotional keynotes
Spa Life UK is a live business event with a unique emphasis on education and self- development, designed to motivate and inspire the country’s most senior wellness operators and the brands that support them. [more...]
+ More featured suppliers  
COMPANY PROFILES
Booker by MINDBODY

Our cloud-based platform gives owners and managers back-office access from anywhere. The system enab [more...]
Yon-Ka

Yon-Ka offers a comprehensive range of expert face and body treatments to meet all your clients’ ne [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

Art of Cryo cryo chamber manufacturer | test and research center in Cologne
Here you see a tour of the Art of Cryo test and research center in Cologne. Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

02 Jun 2022

Forum HOTel&SPA

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, France
02-05 Jun 2022

Rimini Wellness

Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy
+ More diary  
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
SPA BUSINESS
SPA OPPORTUNITIES
SPA BUSINESS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2022
News   Products   Magazine
NEWS
Unique immersive wellbeing retreat to open in Maldives backed by Gerry Bodeker and Claire Way
POSTED 02 Aug 2021 . BY Megan Whitby
The beating heart of Joali Being will be its 39-treatment-room spa – named Areka – offering scientific therapies, diagnostic services, educational programmes and specialised therapeutic and alternative healing treatments Credit: Joali Being
The entire location is dedicated to enhancing wellbeing and bringing guests back to a new sense of weightlessness
– Claire Way
A brand new nature immersive wellbeing retreat island named Joali Being will launch on the tropical Maldivian island of Bodufushi in late 2021.

The retreat is being designed as a haven of personalised and results-driven transformative programmes which leave guests feeling renewed, uplifted and inspired, with a new sense of weightlessness.

The 68-villa retreat’s philosophy is underpinned by four wellbeing pillars – mind, skin, microbiome and energy – and the project has been conceived with a sense of purpose and synergy so all elements work together to help guests leave feeling healthier and happier, even if they decide not to deeply engage in wellbeing services.

Programmes will last between five days to three weeks and all begin with an Intelligent Movement Analysis and an Integrative Health Assessment.

With strategy, concept and design overseen by Spa Strategy’s Claire Way, design is inspired by the island setting and integrates nature throughout.

During construction, the island’s wild forest is being left untouched and architects Cuneyt Bukulmez and interior design studio Autoban are realising the destination with biophilic design principles to achieve harmony with nature.

Experienced spa director Susanne Fisch will lead the facility as spa and wellness manager and will be supported by industry consultant and founder of Spa and Wellness Collective, Melany Martinez Thomas who is Joali’s director of wellbeing for both properties.

Joali will feature a 39-treatment-room spa – named Areka – offering scientific therapies, diagnostic services, educational programmes and specialised therapeutic and alternative healing treatments.

The spa will house a vast hydrotherapy hall including a sensory deprivation room, Russian banya, water therapies, halotherapy suite and hammam. Plus, guests will be offered access to a Sound Therapy Hall and a Discovery Sound Path – both conceived by Svar Academy in India.

Partnered with Italian wellness equipment supplier Lemi, Areka will also include expansive fitness offerings, a Pilates studio, Ocean Sala and an over-water meditation deck.

Areka will be complemented by Aktar, Joali Being’s dedicated herbology centre. Here, guests will be able to address wellbeing concerns with a resident herbalist who specialises in preparing natural remedies using herbs, spices and essential oils.

Joali Being will also encompass a Learning Centre and a schedule of educational workshops and experiential classes with wellbeing experts, culinary maestros and herbalists.

To round out the offering and cater to the microbiome pillar, Joali Being will offer fresh earth-to-table cuisine through a range of dining concepts where all menus will be curated by the retreat’s on-site nutritionists.

Way describes Joali Being as a stunning location that’s a complete break from everyday life, which is both remote yet accessible.

“There are no distractions, only transformational spaces spread across the island, where everything you do enhances your health,” she said, “the entire location is dedicated to enhancing wellbeing and bringing guests back to a new sense of weightlessness.”

The concept of weightlessness anchors the retreat’s philosophy and has been developed with the help of Professor Gerry Bodeker – respected researcher, industry figure and chair of the GWI’s Mental Wellness Initiative.

More about Joali
The Joali brand is the brainchild of owner and serial entrepreneur Esin Güral Argat, from Turkish-based Gürallar Group, and complements the conglomerate’s mid-range Ali Bey Hotels & Resorts with a higher-end, international brand.

Joali Being will become the sister site to Joali's first Maldives outpost – named Joali Maldives – which opened in 2019 with a signature Espa Life spa.
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
Credit: Joali Being
RELATED STORIES
Professor Gerry Bodeker to headline 2022 Healing Summit


The organisers of the 2022 Healing Summit have confirmed Professor Gerry Bodeker will keynote at their two-day conference in Portugal from 3-4 September.
FEATURE: Industry insights: The Future of Spa Design


Designers and consultants report on what the spa of tomorrow will look like
FEATURE: People profile: Gerry Bodeker


Gerry Bodeker launches a forest bathing retreat in Borneo
Spa Strategy helps create three-storey wellness oasis for The Phoenician


The Phoenician Resort in Arizona, US, has unveiled a new three-storey spa, part of a massive, multi-year resort renovation – the largest ever undertaken since the resort opened nearly thirty years ago.
MORE NEWS
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club appoints Tania McCorkle as wellness director
Strata Integrated Wellness and Spa at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, Colorado, is under new leadership with the appointment of Tania McCorkle as director of wellness.
Derby's new Moorways Sports Village unites fitness, sport, wellness and waterplay
The new £42m Moorways Sports Village will open its doors to the public on Saturday 21 May. The community-focused development is the result of a partnership between Derby City Council and Everyone Active – which will run the facility and the adjacent Moorways Stadium with its outdoor athletics track and football pitches.
WTS International rebrands and joins Arch Amenities Group
Arch Amenities Group has been formed by the amalgamation of WTS International, corporate fitness and amenity solution provider LifeStart and Meet Hospitality – a hospitality services and hosted meetings company.
Ella Kent and Kerstin Florian honoured with ISPA achievement awards
The International Spa Association (ISPA) championed dedication and innovation at its recent Las Vegas conference.
Wim Hof appears on Accor’s new Health to Wealth podcast exploring culture of wellbeing
Hotel giant Accor has launched a new podcast series exploring hot topics in wellbeing with cutting edge speakers from a wide range of fields.
bbspa_Group reimagines classical Roman baths to create new spa in Florence
A new urban wellness sanctuary has opened in the heart of Florence, Italy, inspired by ancient civilisations and their tradition of thermal bathing.
+ More news   
 
FEATURED SUPPLIERS

HydraFacial opens its doors to London Flagship
With a mission to drive consumer awareness, Hydrafacial, the advanced aesthetic technology company, now has a permanent home in the heart of central London. [more...]

Spa Life UK will deliver valuable learning experiences through entertaining and emotional keynotes
Spa Life UK is a live business event with a unique emphasis on education and self- development, designed to motivate and inspire the country’s most senior wellness operators and the brands that support them. [more...]
+ More featured suppliers  
COMPANY PROFILES
Booker by MINDBODY

Our cloud-based platform gives owners and managers back-office access from anywhere. The system enab [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

Art of Cryo cryo chamber manufacturer | test and research center in Cologne
Here you see a tour of the Art of Cryo test and research center in Cologne. Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

02 Jun 2022

Forum HOTel&SPA

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, France
02-05 Jun 2022

Rimini Wellness

Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2022

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS