Bodufushi Island, Maldives - In September 2023, the blissful Bodufushi Island, home to JOALI BEING, the first and only wellbeing island of its kind in the Maldives, prepares to host a captivating festive experience like no other. Under the enchanting theme of "Spark Your Vitality," this adults-only retreat will open its doors to guests of all ages from December 21, 2023, to January 10, 2024, transforming into a mesmerizing underwater wonderland adorned with vibrant colors and captivating lights for a holiday celebration that promises to be truly unforgettable.
While JOALI BEING will embrace classic holiday traditions such as a tree lighting ceremony, gingerbread house creation, and a visit from the jolly Santa Claus, it's the resort's diverse range of activities during this festive season that truly sets it apart:
Wellbeing for All: Immerse yourself in a world of wellness with fitness classes, meditation sessions, and an introduction to JOALI's Four Pillars concept—Mind, Microbiome, Skin, and Energy. There's something for every wellness enthusiast.
For the Kids: Younger guests can discover the "Joy of BEING" through daily activities that include junior mixology classes, young yogi sessions, fish identification workshops, coral reef discoveries, snorkeling adventures, bubble-making fun, and much more.
Group Activities: Connect with fellow guests while playing tennis, participating in a cacao ceremony and sunset gatherings, running a 5K race, taking dance classes, exploring natural healing remedies in a medicine garden workshop, crafting your own perfumes, and more.
Culinary Delights: Food enthusiasts can embark on a sensory journey with a sleepscape dreams dining experience, cooking classes, mixology lessons, insights into organic and biodynamic wines, nutrition guidance, a tea celebration at SAI, and special holiday feasts for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
Sustainability Focus: Join in eco-conscious activities such as crafting Christmas ornaments from recycled materials, creating bracelets from ghost nets, and engaging in conservation discussions with the resident marine biologist. JOALI BEING's partnership with The Olive Ridley Foundation allows guests to actively participate in the care of intelligent marine animals through the resort's turtle rehabilitation and conservation sanctuary.
Furthermore, JOALI BEING will welcome esteemed global wellbeing practitioners and fitness experts during the Festive Season, offering guests the opportunity to elevate their wellbeing journeys to new heights and discover the joy of weightlessness:
• Dr. Rachel Woo (November 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024): A specialist in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Dr. Woo brings expertise in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and TCM nutrition. Guests can explore wellbeing with Dr. Woo through TCM consultations and natural therapy sessions, including acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and moxibustion.
• Javier De Prado (November 23, 2023 — March 1, 2024): Mastering craniosacral and Watsu therapy, visceral manipulation, and Osteothai, De Prado offers a profound understanding of diverse massage techniques, merging Eastern and Western traditions for comprehensive wellbeing.
• Sandro Thiara Mota (December 4, 2023 - January 4, 2024): A former professional athlete and Mr. Universe finalist, Mota introduces guests to transformative experiences through his "Mota Method," a blend of restorative breathwork, Wim Hof techniques, and high-performance fitness training.
• Andrea Suto (December 20, 2023 - January 15, 2024): A coach educator for Beach Tennis School and head coach for Beach Box Camp, Suto brings his expertise as a former professional beach tennis athlete to JOALI BEING.
JOALI BEING also welcomes UK plant-based Chef Bettina Campolucci-Bordi, an advocate for climate change and sustainability. Bettina shares her passion for accessible plant-based eating habits through her award-winning cookbooks and Bettina's Kitchen, an online platform encompassing food, yoga, and mindfulness. At the resort, she will host exclusive workshops for both adults and children, sharing her recipes and wisdom.
Embrace the enchanting underwater world and "Spark Your Vitality" at JOALI BEING's 2023/2024 Festive Celebration. It's an opportunity to reconnect with yourself, nature, and loved ones in a magical setting like no other. Dive into this extraordinary experience and make your festive season truly unforgettable.