Hurawalhi Maldives introduces new ‘Wellness through Water’ offering
Hurawalhi Maldives has introduced a powerful new wellness offering, combining sound baths, wave meditation and underwater yoga.
Set in the Lhaviyani atoll, one of the Maldives’ most bio-diverse areas, Hurawalhi’s ‘At One with the Ocean’ programme includes a series of mindful practices, movements and therapies which incorporate the healing power of the ocean.
With its pioneering underwater yoga classes, wave meditation, ocean facing sound healing and the most therapeutic blue landscapes in the world, this beautiful collection of unique experiences, together, will truly transform the mind and soul.
With extensive research suggesting that oceans can bring a mental shift in the way we perceive our lives; teaching us about calmness, depth, intensity, harmony and open-mindedness, the wellbeing experts of Hurawalhi have meticulously designed a programme to provide guests with a deep inner-connection with themselves, with elements and themes of the ocean throughout.
The ‘At One with the Ocean’ programme includes:
Yoga under the sea
5.8 Undersea Restaurant — the world’s largest, all-glass undersea restaurant — will be converted into a yoga studio like no other. The captivating views of tropical fish around you as you move from one pose to the next will bring you even closer to a zen-like state of mind.
Wave Meditation on Dream Island
Dream Island is the perfect location for an unforgettable guided meditation. Guests can practice their Ujjayi breathing in harmony with the gentle lapping of the waves. Surrounded by the teals and cerulean of the Indian Ocean, this idyllic sandbank just off the coast of Hurawalhi captivates the heart and the soul.
Snorke;ling the Island Reef
It is proven that spending time in the water can reduce stress levels by releasing endorphins, which helps instil calm. Home to over 2,000 species of sea life, including turtles, dolphins, the majestic manta ray and reef sharks as well as more than 200 species of coral, the area surrounding Hurawalhi is actually known locally as “The Aquarium.”
Sound Bath on the Beach
Sound is vibration, and vibration touches every part of our physical being. Sound is heard not only through the ears, but through every cell of the body. Fall into a deep state of relaxation, mediation and healing as an expert therapist uses a set of Himalayan singing bowls to balance your body, mind and soul. This experience will take place as the sun sets over the sea on Hurawalhi’s beach.
Balinese Massage at the Duniye Spa
Enjoy a gentle, calming massage using acupressure, skin rolling and relaxing strokes to soothe, restore and calm both the body and the mind. Suspended over the dazzling lagoon on the sunset side of the island, the treatment will take place in a secluded room in a tropical hut built on stilts over the water, where the spa experts invite guests to drift into a state of bliss whilst listening to the music of the waves beneath.
The five-star Hurawalhi resort is accessible by a 40-minute scenic seaplane flight from the main airport, and offers 90 villas, including 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas, for grown-ups who are seeking luxury and innovation. The villas are stylishly and beautifully conceived featuring soothing décor, sumptuous linens on king size beds, bleached wooden floors, and private terraces with panoramic views.
There is an ocean of delights to take in at Hurawalhi Maldives: dining at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, snuggling up with your darling under a blanket or sparkling stars on the iconic Dream Island sandbank, falling in love with the plethora of marine life on the island’s doorstep – in fact, one visit to the resort is hardly enough to experience it all.