Triple win for JA Manafaru at 2018 World Travel Awards

JA Manafaru Maldives has bagged two prestigious regional awards along with a country title at the 2018 World Travel Awards.

At the African and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards, which took place at the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) in South Africa on October 6, JA Manafaru received the Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Resort award.

Meanwhile, the Royal Island Suite at JA Manafaru was recognised as Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite as well as the Maldives’ Leading Hotel Suite.

Accessible via a 75-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport or by a 45-minute domestic flight to Hanimaadhoo Airport followed by a 35-minute luxury speedboat transfer, JA Manafaru is a peaceful haven situated in the northernmost atoll of Haa Alif, where world-class service is delivered amidst dazzling turquoise waters, white sand beaches, distinct Maldivian architecture and lush vegetation.

A total of 83 villas and suites, each with their own private plunge pool are dotted throughout the spacious island.

Two exquisite Royal island Suites await world-weary travellers and spa aficionados. Perfect for a large group of family or friends, this exclusive two-storey beach residence, features its own private spa facilities and treatment room. Passing through a private courtyard decorated with ornamental ponds, the airy living and dining area opens to reveal a spectacular private pool bordered by an enlarged sundeck, while lush greenery conceals a secluded pristine beachfront with a beach cabana.

At JA Manafaru, guests can also find island bliss with over eight spa treatment rooms at the award-winning Calm Spa, gourmet galore at one of seven restaurants and create lasting memories with water sports such as scuba diving, jet skiing and kayaking.

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region. World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries and international print and broadcast media.

The 2018 African and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony marked the sixth leg of the WTA Grand Tour 2018 – a series of regional events to acknowledge the world’s outstanding travel brands. Events on the tour include Ras al Khaimah (United Arab Emirates), Athens (Greece), Hong Kong, Guayaquil (Ecuador) and Montego Bay (Jamaica).

The regional winners will progress to the Grand Final 2018, which is being hosted in Lisbon (Portugal) on December 1.

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