Marooned on your own private island resort, surrounded by the cerulean waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is paradise found. With talcum powder sands and gently swaying palms, there’s nowhere better to replenish mind, body and soul. Jumeirah Vittaveli
adopts a holistic approach to wellness, where you can nurture your wellbeing inside and out. From nourishing dishes prepared by a private chef and yoga at sunset to an in-villa bathing ritual, unwind, relax and find your inner Zen with our guide to wellness in the Maldives.
Slip into serenity
Scattered like emeralds across the Indian Ocean, the Maldives’ location means it draws influence from many of Asia’s countries. And nowhere is this inspiration more present than at Talise Spa. Treatments are informed by the power of Asia’s ancient healing techniques, from Chinese cupping and Thai herbal massage to local Maldivian wraps. Whether you’re looking to detoxify, revitalise or simply glide into bliss, there’s a treatment to replenish every cell of your being. To truly pamper your senses, envelop yourself in the aromas of local coconut with our Kurubaa Kaashi experience. Beginning with an exfoliating scrub made from homegrown Bolifushi Island coconuts to buff your skin to perfection, it continues with a luxuriant papaya and honey wrap and finishes with a deep massage.
Find an inner balance
Nothing energises the soul quite like practicing your asanas at sunset, as the warm sea breeze blows past you. At Jumeirah Vittaveli, the ancient discipline of yoga is practiced in a variety of forms to suit every yogi. Beginners will love the gentle, peaceful rhythms and postures of Hatha yoga, while more experienced yogis will appreciate athletic Ashtanga yoga or the heightened awareness reached from aerial yoga. Complement your yoga session by working on your breathwork at a Pramayama class or simply disengage with a meditation on the pristine sands of the beach.
Feed the soul
At Jumeirah Vittaveli it’s easy to eat your way to wellness. Your personal chef can tailor a wholesome, nutrient-rich menu to your requirements — from freshly pressed juices to plant-based dishes. Eat a healthy breakfast beachside at sunrise as the water laps the shore or enjoy locally-caught seafood at your own private BBQ, while the sun vanishes beyond the horizon.
Get your heart pumping
The Maldives gives you permission to be as lazy as you like, but for something a little more invigorating, get your pulse elevated with some cardio work. Perfectly positioned over the crystalline ocean, our state-of-the-art gym will make you feel like you’re running on water. Workout at your leisure or feel the burn with a complimentary personal trainer. Alternatively, test your reflexes and muscles with the high-impact contact sport Thai boxing or get a full body workout aqua spinning.
A bath to remember
What could be more indulgent than having your villa transformed into your own private spa sanctuary? Prepared by our expert spa team, our signature bathing therapies include aromatic essences like rose, jasmine and vetiver, used to awaken your olfactory senses, while minerals like Himalayan salts act like a magnet for toxins and negativity. From inner peace to love and connection, there’s a bathing therapy for every mood.