JA Manafaru named Best Luxury Destination Spa in Maldives

JA Manafaru Maldives can now add ‘Best Luxury Destination Spa in the Maldives’ to the island resort’s long list of accolades after landing one of the world’s most prestigious hotel and travel industry awards.

The awe-inspiring resort’s Calm Spa & Salon took home the top award for the Maldives region at the recently held 2019 World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Awards.

Already famous for its crystal-clear waters, palm tree-lined beaches and commitment to providing guests with a relaxing and rejuvenating stay, the resort can now count itself amongst the best spa destinations in the world.

Judges at the World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Awards were impressed by the wide range of treatments at the Calm Spa & Salon, creative treatments for kids and the stunning outdoor setting with picturesque spa villas dotting the tropical landscape.

Amongst the many treatments available, judges admired the signature spa rituals which include a ‘Seven Day Manafaru Journey’ of luxury massages, results-orientated facials, body polishes and soothing after-sun experiences, a myriad of couples journeys’ including an indulgent three-day programme and a litany of massages including Maldivian massage with locally sourced coconut and other island ingredients.

The family spa treatments specifically stood out for their focus on fun and creativity, using natural, organic products to create bonding experiences between parents and kids. In the ‘Mom & Me’ ritual, mothers are encouraged to enjoy a fragrant frangipani body polish while their daughter tries a natural coconut oil body massage and organic facial with natural ingredients from the Chef’s Garden.

Treatments and rituals are held in picturesque spa villas amongst tropical flora, winding rivers, outdoor relaxation areas, romantic swings and vitality pools.

Consisting of 84 luxurious beachfront and overwater villas and bungalows, world-class dining and magical experiences that celebrate the beauty of the Maldives, the JA Manafaru Maldives resort is one of the Indian Ocean’s most sought-after holiday destinations and a popular choice for both couples and families.

This latest accolade follows JA Manafaru Maldives recent success at the 2019 World Travel Awards, which saw the destination named as ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Resort’, the ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite’ and ‘Maldives’ Leading Hotel Suite’. With a five-star rating on TripAdvisor, JA Manafaru was also selected for a Travellers’ Choice Award in 2019.

“This award is yet another wonderful accolade that reflects the luxurious treatments, customer care and exceptional service available to guests at JA Manafaru Maldives. We aim to match the breath-taking natural beauty of our island with impeccable service and unique experiences that create unforgettable memories for the whole family,” Vlad Reyes, General Manager at JA Manafaru Maldives resort, was quoted in a statement, as saying.

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.

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