The world's largest travel review site, TripAdvisor, has just released its world's best hotel listings of 2017. The 15th annual Travellers' Choice Awards is founded on guest reviews and feedback and amongst the globally recognised properties, JA Manafaru, a stunning island beach resort in the Maldives, owned and managed by JA Resorts & Hotels has taken 10th spot: https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels. The ranking is determined by traveller’s comments worldwide, collated on an annual basis and the hallmarks of winners are remarkable service, quality and value.
The award-winning resort, which was recently voted the Best Hotel in the Maldives by TripAdvisor guests, is situated on a 35-acre private island with a soft, white sandy beach on the northern-most Haa Alif atoll. It is accessible via a 75-minute seaplane flight from Malé International Airport or speedboat transfer from Hanimaadhoo Airport. This hidden tropical paradise houses a total of 84 welcoming villas and suites all with private pools. Among these, the lavish Royal Island Suite is the most sought after and was recently awarded, the Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite at The World Travel Awards. The resort also offers guests a chance to sample some of the world’s finest cuisines across seven dining experiences on the island. JA Resorts & Hotels delivery of its unique brand of heartfelt hospitality has been taken to new heights at JA Manafaru.
Since JA Resorts & Hotels acquisition of the island, the property has established itself as an ideal honeymoon and romantic getaways, picking the awards for Best Luxury Honeymoon Hotel in the Indian Ocean at The World Luxury Hotel Awards. It also lends itself to the perfect destination for family holiday, with a variety of leisure activities and truly Maldivian experiences to choose from; including three main swimming pools to choose from, cooking classes, a PADI dive centre, water sports school, spa, wellness pavilion, recreation activities on land, family entertainment area and dedicated kids club.
Most recent reviews from TripAdvisor include:
"Everything was fantastic...The place, PARADISE! The villas, clean and well-equipped. The food, really good. The ambiance, the best. I loved the very relaxing vibe surrounding the island” - Guest from Saudi Arabia
“From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave you are made to feel like a VIP at JA Manafaru. Every day was full of wow moments as the team at JA did everything possible to make our holiday perfect. Not only did they succeed they surpassed expectations. From Maldivian cooking classes, specially prepared meals and a visit to his island Chef Nasir and his team went out of their way to make our stay perfect…” – Guest from Malaysia
“A superlative luxurious family holiday. The best snorkelling, the best service, the best kids club. Very precious times together with everything taken care of. No stress, totally magical. Breathtaking location!” – Guest from Australia
“We were in the hotel during 5 days, in an incredible villa overwater and the place is incredible! You don't want to go back home!! It is like a dream, totally. The hotel is amazing, and the island, oh my god…so beautiful... it is the paradise. But the very best part of those days was the staff…” – Guest from America
Upon the announcement, David Thomson, COO of JA Resorts & Hotels commented "We are delighted that our commitment to providing deeply caring and thoughtfully crafted experiences to our guests at JA Manafaru has been recognised by travellers from across the world. We have worked hard to showcase our brand of heartfelt hospitality at our properties in the Indian Ocean and the continued acknowledgement of our work is extremely rewarding.
His sentiment was echoed by William Harley-Fleming, General Manager,
JA Manafaru “This is a fantastic achievement and one that I am extremely proud of. We are delighted to be pushing the boundaries of industry excellence at JA Manafaru. The team truly delivers our special brand of ‘heartfelt hospitality’ and this award is a testament to both them and the stunning location and natural beauty of our paradise island. We look forward to welcoming returning guests looking to create more memories with us, while also hosting new guests from across the globe.”