JA Manafaru Maldives crowned world’s leading honeymoon resort
JA Manafaru Maldives has been crowned world’s leading honeymoon resort.
The award was presented at the World Travel Awards 2019 Grand Gala, held at Royal Opera House in Omani capital of Muscat on November 28.
JA Manafaru was also nominated in two other categories: World’s Leading Hotel Suite and World’s Leading Water Villa Resort.
The resort was earlier recognised with two regional accolades — Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Resort and Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite — as well as a country-level award for Maldives’ Leading Hotel Suite, at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, held in June.
Fringed with exquisite powder beaches in pristine, lagoon ringed Haa Alifu Atoll, at the northern tip of the Maldives, the chic tropical hideaway of JA Manafaru features 84 luxurious beachfront and overwater villas and bungalows, each with their own private plunge pool.
Seven scenic dining destinations provide a culinary journey with traditional Indian Ocean cuisine, international fare and seafood feasts. China’s most renowned chef, Da Dong, brings his Michelin acclaim to White Orchid Asian restaurant with a collaborative menu launched in 2019.
World-class recreational facilities include Calm Spa, a fully equipped dive, water sports and excursion centre, plus a Marine Research Centre to conserve local ecology.
JA Manafaru is one of the Indian Ocean’s most sought-after holiday destinations and a popular choice for both couples and families. ‘Legend’ hotels by Preferred Hotels & Resorts are the ultimate collection of extraordinary properties in the world’s most remarkable destinations and JA Manafaru is the only property selected in the Maldives.