Hotel Designs returns with a second version of ‘Hotels that are self-isolating in style’, featuring Joali Maldives. The list includes a ‘few gems that are naturally self-isolating in style.’
Joali Maldives in beautiful Raa Atoll is one of the Maldives’ few independent luxury hotels. A masterpiece was designed around each and every palm tree on the island of Muravandhoo. The resort focuses on sustainable allure, whether it’s the villas or the Joali spa.
A collective of young international artists from all over the world including Porky Hefer, who has worked with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, and Misha Kahn, were commissioned to create an array of eco-inspired pieces of immersive art for Joali, made from natural and sustainable materials and each with an environmental message.
On arrival, guests are handed a map to the resort’s ‘art trail’, including an underwater coral mosaic museum that can be experienced when snorkelling, a giant Manta ray shaped treehouse among the palms for sunset cocktails and special dinners and a hanging, woven heron’s head on the beach that guests can sit inside and read a book.