The five-star Kagi Maldives Spa Island will launch in the Maldives’ North Male Atoll in September 2020. The 50-villa property will provide couples, friends and solo travelers with a 360° wellness experience, just a 15-minute seaplane or 60-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport.
Kagi has partnered with esteemed architect Yuji Yamazaki on the design of the resort. At the heart of the island will sit Kagi’s 1500-square-meter spa and wellness hub. Kagi will also house a state-of-the-art gym, two restaurants, three bars, a dive centre and a house reef.
The resort’s fusion cuisine will take inspiration from the geographical ‘ring of fire’ that surrounds the Maldives, from the highly spiced and fragranced cuisine of South East Asia to the bold, fiery flavors of South America and Oceania.
The boutique resort has now unveiled details of its spa and wellness offering, Baani Spa.
Set within a 1,500-square-metre, purpose-built wellness centre, Kagi’s Baani Spa will provide a personalized, outcome-focused wellness experience. Taking guests on a journey to ‘Release, Restore and Regain’, offerings will range from reiki, crystal and sound-healing, holistic health coaching and transformative ‘Wellness Sabbatical’ retreats. Several therapies, including sound-healing and yoga, will be offered complimentary to all guests as part of a group class.
Designed by famed resort architect Yuji Yamazaki and managed by Maldivian spa pioneers Duniye Spa, the fully-integrated wellness hub will sit at the centre of the island. Complete with an open-air, teardrop-shaped sky roof its core, the spa will appear to float atop the island’s turquoise lagoon waters.
Baani Spa will comprise of four treatment rooms with outdoor bathing facilities, a relaxation lounge, beauty salon, fully-equipped yoga and sound-healing studio, steam rooms, state-of-the-art gym and a spa wellness boutique. A ‘Spa Corner’ will provide a juice bar with superfoods and ingredients rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, offering a variety of drinks that are as delicious as they are energizing and nutritious.
Kagi has partnered with celebrity-favourite skincare brand EpicurenDiscovery® on an exclusive range of anti-ageing, results-driven products for Baani Spa, to be used across facial, beauty and massage treatments.
Treatments & Programmes
Alternative therapies including reiki, crystal and sound-healing and integrated lifestyle and health coaching will complement a comprehensive range of beauty and massage treatments at Baani Spa. These will include:
- The Baani Sound and Yoga Studio: Inspired by practices used by ancient civilisations known to improve sleep, balance the nervous system and reduce anxiety and tension, a variety of sound therapies will be available at the purpose-built Baani Sound and Yoga Studio. Guests will experience the power of sound to slow down, rest and receive healing vibrations while immersing into a soundscape of Gongs, Crystal Singing Bowls, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Koshi Chimes, and Ocean Drums. Prices from $109 for an individual 60-minute ‘Sound Chakra Balancing’ journey. Group classes are complimentary.
- Baani Lifestyle – Integrated Nutrition and Health Coaching: Rather than creating lists of dietary restrictions, Baani Spa believes in balanced, holistic living that embraces the pleasures and joys of life. Aware that no one diet works for everyone, the spa’s wellness team will work with guests to create a personal health blueprint and develop a lifestyle program they can use daily once they arrive back home, which is suited to their individual needs. (60 min / US $ 65).
- Wellness Sabbaticals: For those wishing for a full body-and-mind overhaul, a selection of multi-day ‘Wellness Sabbatical’ retreats will be offered from October 2020 onward. The sabbaticals will combine carefully curated treatments and group and singles nutrition sessions, teaching guests the importance of integrating mindfulness into everyday life to achieve true inner balance and calm. The three-day Baani Signature Wellness sabbatical costs US $ 275 per person and includes two group yoga sessions, two group sound baths, two stress-reliever massages, two evening relaxation, wave meditation and mindfulness practice sessions, two discussion forums with the expert team and a daily detox superfood smoothie.
For those looking to improve their fitness, a state-of-the-art gym, yoga and pilates will all be on offer.
The spa takes its inspiration from the ocean, with its name, ‘Baani’, translating to ‘The Ocean Swell’ in the Maldivian Dhivehi language. Just as the waves slowly lap onto the shore, gently slowing down, guests will arrive at Baani Spa to slow down, unwind, release the stress of mundane life and start to restore their inner balance. Through the treatments, programmes and facilities on offer and like the swell of the ocean gaining momentum, one regains their energy and vitality.
Whether guests desire a total body overhaul or simply a chance to switch off and indulge, Kagi will be the Maldives’ ultimate holistic wellness destination. From the cutting-edge spa and fitness offering – which will target physical, mental and spiritual well-being – to the whole-foods-focused dining offering, wellness will flow through every element of the resort.
For more information on Kagi Maldives Spa Island, please visit https://www.kagimaldives.com/