Scheduled to open in September 2020 is the five-star Kagi Maldives Spa Island in the Maldives’ North Male Atoll. The 50-villa property will provide couples, friends and solo travellers with a 360° wellness experience, just a 15-minute seaplane or 60-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport.
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 flavours of South America and Oceania.
Set within a 1,500-square-metre, purpose-built wellness centre, Kagi’s Baani Spa will provide a personalised, 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 energising 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. 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.
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.