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50773 04 Nov 2020

Paradise Island JA Manafaru Maldives Officially Reopens with New Attractions

Introduces a new bar and lounge over-water concept.

Dubai, 3rd November 2020: Multi award-winning 5-star All-Inclusive resort JA Manafaru Maldives is officially reopened from today, having spent recent months focused on refurbishment including a remodelling and upgrade of interiors, the introduction of a new bar and lounge over-water concept, new menus in all restaurants and a brand-new Maldivian Cultural Awareness Centre, opening shortly.

Positioned at the most Northern tip of Maldives in the beautiful Haa Alifu Atoll, JA Manafaru offers privacy, space and distance from other islands as it sits idyllically where the Arabian Sea meets the vast Indian Ocean. The remote location is beyond the rest of the islands' cluster, offering unspoilt natural landscapes to explore. The award-winning resort describes this as 'the true Maldivian experience', whereby guests have the sense of discovering a pristine natural landscape uninterrupted by an excess of tourists. Fringed with exquisite powder beaches and crystal-clear waters teeming with exotic marine life, the chic enclave features 84 luxurious beachfront and over-water villas and residences, each with their own private pool and in some cases two. The accommodation options range from 135 sqm to 1600 sqm, providing complete serenity, with even entry level options showcasing a larger area than most deluxe categories in the Maldives. The lagoon-ringed island location reassures guests of its safety, as it is far and away from any hustle and bustle or large tourist or locally inhabited areas.

On the island, there are a wealth of options for the palate with brand-new menu's, including traditional Indian Ocean cuisine, international fare and seafood feasts, all available on the All-Inclusive meal plan which also entitles guests to premium beverages from 11am-11pm. One of the most picturesque spots on the island has been transformed into the new White Orchid Lounge - set to open in December. The atmospheric lounge sits in the ocean treating guests to balmy breezes as they indulge in Asian street food and melodic beats. Guests can also enjoy a wide range of premium beverages and cuisine across multiple venues including Kakuni, the all-day venue and island hub, Andiamo Bistro and Pool with its lush green backdrop and Ocean Grill awe-inspiring beachfront dining under the stars.

Opening soon, the new Maldivian Cultural Centre is a highlight for visitors, showcasing traditional arts and crafts from around Maldives as well as artefacts found on the island itself. Complimenting this space will be Utheemu Gallery, showcasing a cultural photography installation and access to specific publications about the country. Additional activities available for both adults and children include a PADI certified dive centre for beginners and experienced divers, with a water sports centre offering jet-skiing, water-skiing, mono-skiing, seabob, funtubing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddling and catamaran sailing. Theres a Marine Awareness Centre to conserve local ecology, as well as beach volleyball, futsal pitch, tennis court, badminton court, pool table, and games room as well a recently upgraded fitness pavilion, now with the addition of stretching studio Yoga deck. Travellers can participate in Maldivian cooking classes, dolphin watching, scenic boat cruises, fishing trips, yoga sessions, eco golf driving range and the award-winning Calm Spa Sanctuary, offering Ayurveda, aromatherapy, and wellness journeys.

As with all properties within the JA Resorts Hotels portfolio, JA Manafaru Maldives is following a full programme of safety and sanitization which includes government directives and the protocols of the World Travel Tourism Councils #SafeTravels initiative.



About JA Resorts Hotels

A legacy UAE brand, JA Resorts Hotels was born in 1981 and has a widely recognised reputation for excellence, in the management and operation of award-winning resorts and hotels. Taking its name from the original Jebel Ali (JA) Beach hotel, JA Resorts Hotels portfolio now features 9 distinct properties across the UAE and Indian Ocean, each dedicated to curating unique experiences and creating unforgettable memories. Tropical escapes include JA Manafaru, the idyllic luxury island resort in pristine, lagoon ringed Haa Alifu Atoll, at the northern tip of the Maldives and JA Enchanted Island Resort, an ultra-luxurious hideaway of 10 exquisite villas on a private island, in the middle of the protected Saint Anne Marine Park. Within the UAE, guests can choose from the five-star JA Ocean View Hotel, as well as the deluxe hotel apartments of JA Oasis Beach Tower, both located along The Walk in Jumeirah Beach Residence. Other attractive options include the acclaimed JA The Resort - Dubai's largest experience resort, with 1 million square metres of thrilling activities and 3 unique hotels offering 795 suites and rooms between them the award-winning JA Beach Hotel and JA Palm Tree Court and JA Lakeview Hotel, a stunning new Golf Course adjacent property opened in September 2019. The JA Hatta Fort Hotel is Dubais only mountain resort, a secluded getaway amidst the stunning Hajar Mountains landscape. The Manor by JA is the latest addition to the portfolio, a 247 key corporate hotel located in Al Furjan, Dubai, opened in January 2020. JA Resorts Hotels is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the worlds largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 570 hotels in 85 countries. For more information please visit;