Maldives Wellness for the Soul By Aminath Ishrath
Post pandemic travel is steadily gaining rhythm and travellers have a newfound value to life and the many beautiful things it has to offer. If the lockdown taught the world anything, it is that life is fleeting so to spend more time making memories with loved ones.
The Global Wellness Summit has identified that people are seeking nature more in terms of healing and transformation. One of the key wellness trends this year that will also travel well into 2022 is nature-based destinations and experiences ranking higher on travel lists.
Enter Maldives. Scattered through the Indian Ocean, with island resorts reaching full occupancy but still designed to provide privacy and safety in terms of social distancing, this is the perfect wellness retreat.
Wellness cannot be narrowed down just to spa treatments, gym and yoga sessions anymore. It is a more holistic approach that offers a mindful experience. Connecting with nature, moving at a slower pace, mindful nutrition, physical and mental health are all key components of a wellbeing journey.
While people are looking to reset their mind, resorts are expanding their offerings. Joali Being, the highly anticipated immersive wellness retreat opening in November 2021, is tapping into sound therapy and breathwork. Guests at Joali Being can restore inner balance through music and vibrations at the island’s Sound Therapy Hall or resonate with natural island rhythms through 9 unique instruments at the Discovery Sound Path.
At Ozen Bolifushi, Wellness Consultant Domingos Folgado has taken up residency until the end of November to offer guests a unique holistic experience under “Detox, Revitalize, Restore and Recover”. Folgado has over 20 years of experience in healing and this experience will take guests through unique therapies such as fire cupping, chakra hot stone massages and facial rejuvenation through acupuncture.
Over at The Standard Maldives, Ranjith Saj is on the island until mid-November with a dynamic set of treatments and workshops. Saj has travelled across the world delivering his holistic experiences to travellers of all kinds, and guests of The Standard can enjoy extensive treatments with natural tools such as bamboo and medicated oils.
Whether your journey is with a practitioner guiding you into the realms of your mind, or by yourself walking along palm lined pathways and sandy beaches, communing with nature is the best form of wellness. Where better than here in Maldives.