JOALI Maldives Represents Easter with Special Visiting Artists

28th March to 7th April, 2024

World-renowned artists, chefs, and fitness experts will join the island this spring to lead workshops and experiences at the first and only art-
immersive resort in the Maldives

JOALI Maldives, the first and only art-immersive resort in the Maldives located in the Raa Atoll, invites guests to experience Easter with curated activities and speciality celebrations from 28th March to 7th April 2024. Easter at JOALI Maldives' theme of 'Together WE Blossom' symbolises the coming together of people in celebration, much like the blossoming of flowers in spring.

During Easter, JOALI Maldives will be joined by a variety of world-renowned visiting practitioners, chefs and artists who will all be leading an array of workshops, dinners, and interactive experiences for guests to participate in during their holiday. This includes:

Robert Montgomery: A poetry to Her Island of Joy, join Montgomery, a British contemporary artist, in a special 'fire poem' ritual where his poetry will blaze against the sky, illuminating the fiery power of art. A celebrated figure in art, his work was recently showcased in the Musée du Louvre exhibition, "La Suite de l'Histoire".

Greta Bellamacina: Famed British poet, actress, and filmmaker, best known for her big-screen debut in 2005 as a Slytherin student in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She will be releasing her new book, 'Who Make the Fire,' with a special signing ceremony on 1st April 2024.

Zubaid Toefy: A fitness expert and CrossFit aficionado, guests of all ages interested in experiencing the art of movement can join Toefy for various fitness class offerings.

Marie Méon: Méon's multidisciplinary studio Manger Manger, which creates narratives composed of edible elements to be viewed and tasted, will add a new dimension of culinary delight to the island over Easter.

Karim Khouani: The Michelin-starred Chef will create an unforgettable holiday dinner with a five-course menu crafted with premium seafood and paired with fine wines for an evening of exceptional culinary elegance.

Joao Santos: A renowned massage therapist with 20 years of experience, Santos will introduce guests to the basics of foot reflexology using hands-on techniques to discover acupressure points that correspond to specific parts of the body.

Hamna 'Hamty' Husain & Martina Trepczyk: As part of the brand's overarching commitment to female empowerment, JOALI Maldives will host an exclusive screening of TIGEREYES on 30th March, a film about Hamna 'Hamty' Husain, the first and only female scuba diver on a remote Maldivian island who dives regularly with the world's most feared and misunderstood animal, the tiger shark. The experience will also include discussions with both Hamty and director Martina Trepczyk, two trailblazing women who will be sharing their perspectives on conservation, art, and activism with guests. This film experience will be accompanied by the "In Our Hands" exhibition, which is Trepczyk's collection of ethical underwater photography and conceptualised sensual art.



"JOALI Maldives, our Island of Joy, is an unforgettable setting for spring to welcome the season of renewal in nature and within ourselves, where guests of all ages will come together to share in these moments of blossoming", says General Manager, Shifaz Hassan.

Along with these special events during Easter, guests can immerse in the island's signature experiences and a curated calendar of activities themed around "Together WE Blossom" this season.

Art: At JOALI's own Art Studio, this Easter, guests can take part in ceramic and crochet classes, Easter-themed painting classes, and keychain making, in addition to exploring the interactive art throughout the island.

Family: An enriching and educational holiday for families and kids of all ages with daily activities including sculpture building, family bunny run, cooking classes, nature walks, Maldives history and language lessons, snorkelling, and more Land & Sea Adventures: From active adventures on land and on water, guests can enjoy an Easter football game, archery, padel tennis, big game fishing, turtle quests, semi-submarine tours, sea bob adventures, and snorkelling with the resident marine biologist.

Wellness: In addition to enjoying treatments at JOALI BEING Cure, the island's newly rebranded spa, the Easter activity schedule features a variety of yoga classes, pilates, chakra cleansing, face yoga, meditation, and movement classes.

Culinary: On Easter, guests will enjoy a celebratory breakfast and buffet dinner, as well as a Good Friday breakfast and speciality dinners throughout the week, such as a Levant Degustation menu, Taste of Saoke, Old World Wine Dinner and interactive culinary classes of junior mixology, sake tasting, and sushi making.

This season and year-round, JOALI Maldives invites guests to experience the island's philosophy, joie de vivre or "Joy of Living", with joyful experiences designed to exhilarate the spirit. During Easter, the island's activities will allow guests to forge and renew connections, creating a collective sense of joy and harmony.

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