Dubai, UAE 8 October 2017: Award-winning JA Manafaru, part of Dubai based, international hospitality group JA Resorts & Hotels, was recognised twice at the Seven Star Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards in the Indian Ocean category for the third year in a row.
The hospitality group’s 5-star Maldives property, won Best Resort in the Hotel & Resort Maldives category while the resort’s spa, Calm Spa won within the Spa Category. Based on online votes by the public, the Seven Star Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards is a global organisation which presents the SIGNUM VIRTUTIS, seal of excellence – ‘the most exclusive award for the pinnacle of luxury hospitality and lifestyle’ – to hospitality brands around of world.
Set in the Haa Alif atoll in the idyllic Maldives, JA Manafaru is the epitome of Maldivian idyllic luxury, offering tropical island experiences in a hidden tropical paradise. Situated on a 35-acre Private Island, the resort comprises of 84 luxurious and welcoming villas and suites all with their own private pools. For optimum luxury, guests can choose to stay in the Grand Water two-bedroom suite, which provides exclusive privacy at the tip of the water villas with expansive views across the Indian Ocean’s turquoise waters, or the award-winning Royal Island two-bedroom suite situated in the middle of the island with its own private pool. For larger groups The Royal Residence with Private Spa, Two Pools and Three Bedrooms is a lavish two-storey villa with its very own barbecue area, sauna and an exclusive spa treatment room where guests can relax in complete privacy.
The resort invites guests to create lifelong memories with magical experiences such as dolphin watching boat trips, Maldivian fishing excursions, Maldivian cooking classes, PADI and SSI accredited diving sessions and a dedicated kids club. Guests can discover the wonders of the underwater world at the new Marine Research Centre – “Seatopia”. With enough activities to build up an appetite and several atmospheric dining destinations, JA Manafaru offers a variety of local and international cuisines throughout its seven restaurants and bars, including a unique experience in The Cellar – an underground stone cave stocked with vintage wines and serving chef specialties.
“JA Resorts & Hotels provides top resort suggestions for enjoyable getaways, where our guests can experience the brand’s unique blend of ‘Heartfelt Hospitality’ and ‘Casual Luxury’. This award is a testimony to the team’s commitment and dedication to providing our guests the best hospitality experience and offerings,” said David Thomson, Chief Operating Officer at JA Resorts & Hotels.
William Harley-Fleming, General Manager of JA Manafaru, said, “It is truly an honour to be receiving these prestigious awards, following the recent TripAdvisor award where JA Manafaru achieved the number 10 position in the Best Hotels in the World, further cementing our presence as a leading hospitality brand globally.”
This follows a recent win for JA Manafaru as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite for the Royal Island Suites as well as Maldives’ Leading Hotel Suite, for the third consecutive year, at World Travel Awards.
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