NewsMay 5, 2019

Joali Maldives in the Condé Nast Traveler 2019 Hot List

Joali Maldives has been recognized as one of the world’s best new hotels with its Condé Nast Traveler 2019 Hot List nomination due to its emphasis on design and detail. The Condé Nast Traveler Hot List recognizes the best hotels and cruises around the world that have opened in the past year and uncovers the top trends inspiring modern travelers.

“Joali’s strongpoint is simple: an island hotel in the relatively undeveloped Raa Atoll that’s sensible and unselfconscious, it’s Maldivian natural wonder combined with the Mediterranean feel. This sets it apart from other Maldivian hotels, many of which scrabble about trying to reinvent the country’s Paradise Found with some trumped-up USP,” the world-renowned travel magazine’s editor, Melinda Stevens, Global Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast Traveler said.


Joali Maldives is a luxury, immersive art resort located on the island of Muravandhoo in Raa Atoll. The 73-villa property offers unconventional luxury in a private setting and a distinct focus on design by internationally-renowned design studio Autoban, architecture, and design firm Atolye4n and Tokyo-based Studio Glitt.

Innovative dining concepts include Japanese restaurant Saoke, authentic Asian and Levant restaurant Vandhoo, Tuscan-inspired Bellinis, personalized dining and cooking school Her Kitchen, as well as numerous destination dining experiences. The Spa by ESPA invites guests on a holistic wellness journey along with a world-class fitness center and expert trainers.

Joali Maldives celebrates its “Joie de Vivre” philosophy through unique programmings such as Maldivian excursions and one-of-a-kind on-property offerings, including an Art Studio and Gallery, Flower Garden, Manta Ray Treehouse and more.