Welcome to wellness

InterContinental introduces Maamunagau Wellness Journeys in the Maldives.

Photography by InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

15 December 2022


InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has created new wellness journeys, evolving around their visiting wellness practitioners from December 2022 to April 2023.

Over the past few years, InterContinental Maldives has welcomed guests to the private island, not just to enjoy the tropical climate, excellent food, and guest service, but also to unwind, relax and centre. With an ever-changing offer of visiting practitioners, the resort’s wellness menu is extensive and diverse, answering to different guests’ preferences and needs.

Over this year’s Festive Season at Maamunagau and the beginning months of 2023, seven different Wellness Journeys are on offer, inviting guests on a holistic self-healing journey during their stay.

From De-Stress and mindful Sleep Well journeys, more body focussed Detox and Metabolism Booster programs, to a muscle relaxing and recovering Sports Athletes’ program, guests can choose their pace and individualise their journeys to their needs and focus points.


Starting from December 2022 until early 2023, Joao Santos and Rajeshwari Amol Nerukar will be on the island, to extend their practices to Maamunagau’s guests.

Joao focuses on body treatments such as Dry Massages, which is a rather exquisite performance that surpasses traditional massages. He will also be treating guests who choose to book the Metabolism Booster or Sports Athletes’ program. Together with resident Fitness Trainer Rohit Vijay Tandel, they will take on guests who look for physical optimisation, body recovery and mindful grounding.

Rajeshwari, focussing on the art of healing, bases her treatments on finding calm and peace within, aiming to heal emotional trauma and distress. She offers wellness journeys that focus on de-stress and better sleep, through a combination of yoga, Ayurveda, sound healing and breathwork.

Sunitha Narayana is the resident Yoga, Reiki Master and Wellness Guru at Maamunagau, and will be one of the driving forces behind the programs and fusing her yoga flows and breathwork with the visiting practitioners’ ways of wellness.

“A wellness journey is perceived differently by each individual and while we, the wellness practitioners, can give suggestions and guidance, every guest needs to have the space to find their way to mindfulness and wellbeing.

“At Maamunagau’s AVI Spa, we love to incorporate crystal and sound bowl healing in our treatments. This is of course not for everyone, but I love to introduce my guests to those alternative wellness techniques and be part of their journey to explore their bodies and mind.

“I am very excited to bring all our synergies together to curate unforgettable and beneficial wellness journeys for our guests and to accompany them on their path to wellness.”

Picking up on the Crystal theme at AVI Spa, visiting practitioner Kanlayanee Marrthuean ‘Jang’ teams up with Sunitha to offer the Crystal Wellness Journey, which includes everything from Gemstone Facials, to Chakra Balancing, Reiki and Crystal Sound healing to Crystal Foot Reflexology. Jang is in residence during March and April 2023, offering additional emotional release treatments for the whole body.

For guests who wish to start into thenew year refreshed and renewed, the AVI Spa team has also put together a thoughtful Anti-Ageing program, that encompasses the whole body, including facial and eye treatments. This program is available throughout the year and can also be customised as required.



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