The people have spoken and JA Resorts & Hotels’ stunning island beach resort, JA Manafaru, has been voted as one of the most popular hotels in the Maldives on TripAdvisor, whose popularity ratings are considered one of the most authentic accreditations in the hospitality industry. The resort that is a favourite amongst honeymooners and family holidaymakers alike is currently ranked #2 out of 192 hotels and resorts in the Maldives. JA Manafaru has also been awarded the Certificate of Excellence from the renowned travel site for the consistently great reviews it has received from travellers.
JA Resorts & Hotels prides itself on delivering heartfelt hospitality at its properties and JA Manafaru portrays the epitome of that sentiment. Travellers’ reviews talk highly of how staff at the resort go well beyond expected customer service to provide impeccable care for their guests. One reviewer on TripAdvisor commented that, “The staff here cannot do enough to please. If you have a special request, they will bend over backwards to accommodate. You will leave like you are leaving friends behind. I was very sad to go and hope to be back soon!” Another guest took to the travel site to state: “Everything is exceptional from the accommodation to the food but what sets this place apart is the staff – they just can’t do enough for you.”
JA Manafaru offers guests a unique and exquisite holiday experience through activities such as a Maldivian cooking classes, a castaway experience on a private island and some of the best dolphin sightings in this part of the Indian Ocean. It is also the perfect haven for families looking for relaxation and action in the sunshine. “We spent precious moments together as a family with every detail cared for by the staff at JA Manafaru. This was the perfect family holiday with the best snorkelling, the best service, and the best kids’ club,” said a recent guest to the resort.
The resort also gives guests a chance to sample some of the finest world cuisine at seven restaurants and bars on the island; including award-winning concepts such as White Orchid, a hugely popular Asian fusion restaurant. The Cellar is a unique cave setting that allows diners to partake in vintage beverages and chef specialities in an underground volcanic stone cave. Commenting on their stay, a honeymooning couple at the resort spoke warmly of their experience stating, “Five of the most amazing and memorable days of our lives. Fantastic weather, sensational food and luxurious accommodation. If you are planning a trip to the Maldives, you must come here as it’s out of this world!”
The popular resort is situated on a 35-acre private island with a soft, white sandy beach on the northern-most Haa Alif atoll. It is accessible via a 75-minute seaplane flight from Malé International Airport or speedboat transfer from Hanimaadhoo Airport. This hidden tropical paradise houses a total of 84 welcoming villas and suites with private plunge pools. Among these the lavish Royal Island Suite is the most sought after at the resort, having had the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite and Maldives’ Leading Hotel Suite bestowed upon it at the recent World Travel Award 2016 ceremony.
JA Resorts & Hotels is also well-known in the Indian Ocean for its successful management of the luxurious Enchanted Island Resort in Seychelles. Situated in the middle of a designated National Marine Park, Enchanted Island Resort leaves guests with stunning views of the Indian Ocean’s multi-hued turquoise waters. The captivating hideaway was recently awarded the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for its unparalleled offerings. With ten exclusive villas, each with a private walkway to the beach, infinity pool, outdoor rain shower, private deck area and four-poster bed; the resort is a favourite amongst honeymooners. A newly-wed guest staying at the resort recently wrote, “My husband and I could not have asked for more from our honeymoon at Enchanted Island Resort. We were treated like royalty, the room was beautiful and comfortable, the food and drinks were delicious, and the staff made planning excursions simple! The setting was amazing and Seychelles is beyond gorgeous!”
“We are delighted that our commitment to providing deeply caring and thoughtfully crafted experiences to our guests at JA Manafaru and Enchanted Island Resort has been recognised by travellers from across the world.”, stated David Thomson, COO of JA Resorts & Hotels. He added that, “The Maldives is home to some of the world’s most luxurious properties and it is an honour to be voted by guests as one of the top three hotel offerings in the archipelago. We have worked hard to showcase our brand of heartfelt hospitality at our properties in the Indian Ocean and the continued acknowledgement of our work is extremely rewarding. The appreciation that JA Manafaru and Enchanted Island Resort have received from TripAdvisor is a testament to the exquisite and uniquely beautiful offering we deliver to our guests.”
ABOUT JA RESORTS & HOTELS
Dubai-based JA Resorts & Hotels, owned by the Dutco Group of Companies, is an international hospitality company with over 30 years’ experience in managing and operating resorts and hotels. JA Resorts & Hotels employs approaching 2,000 associates across an inspiring portfolio and is proud of its rich diversity of cultures and nationalities. JA Resorts & Hotels’ award-winning portfolio includes the all-suite five-star JA Palm Tree Court and JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel within the award-winning JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, which was recently recognised with a Blue Flag certification, showcasing the properties efforts in sustaining its high quality beach. The four-star JA Ocean View Hotel, as well as the deluxe hotel apartments of JA Oasis Beach Tower, are both located along ‘The Walk’ in Dubai Marina. JA Resorts & Hotels are dedicated in maintaining high standards of sustainability at all properties, with their efforts being rewarded at two of the properties, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort and JA Ocean View Hotel which have both been awarded a Green Globe Certification. JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio also includes the Hatta Fort Hotel, a secluded getaway located in the mountainous area of Hatta. The company also offers a floating prestige dining experience in the form of Bateaux Dubai on the Dubai Creek. Additionally, Al Sahra Desert Resort Equestrian Centre, the JA Centre of Excellence and the JA Shooting Club. In addition to its UAE based properties, JA Resorts & Hotels extended their offering with two five-star tropical resorts in the Indian Ocean – Enchanted Island Resort in the Seychelles and JA Manafaru in the Maldives. The company’s third luxury beach resort, JA Eclipse Beach Resort, is under construction on the East Coast of Sri Lanka and is due to open in the last quarter of 2017. JA Resorts & Hotels LLC is a limited liability company with share capital of AED 10,000,000 and licensed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, under Licence No. 230295.