With three decades of luxury hospitality legacy, world-class leisure facilities and a growing roster of destinations, JA Resorts & Hotels knows just how to curate the perfect summer holiday experience. The array of experiences and activities on offer across the portfolio range from nocturnal snorkelling excursions and underwater wine tasting to golf clinics and tennis academies that will elevate your game. As the brand unveils the new Summer Lovin’ promotion, we take a look at the participating properties and explore some of their highlights.
DUBAI’S LARGEST RESORT
JA THE RESORT, JEBEL ALI, DUBAI
JA Beach Hotel / JA Palm Tree Court / JA Lake View Hotel
Welcome to JA The Resort – the largest resort complex in the emirate. Dubai continues to swell at the seams with five-star hotels but JA’s evolving trifecta of getaways is unique as a beachfront resort of this calibre. With 800 metres of golden sand, four tennis courts one of the region’s most beloved nine-hole golf courses, families and pleasure seekers have an array of options, including aquatic fun with jet skiing, windsurfing and banana boating – or they may prefer to explore the sprawling 128-acre hotel and resort from the sky, with seaplane tours from the private marina. Perhaps the most Instagrammable moments happen on horseback, with romantic oceanfront riding sessions available, unless you’d prefer to take the water via yacht. Foodies also won’t miss out, as the resort provides a culinary journey of 16 bars and restaurants – including four temperature-controlled pools with swim-up bars, to keep you cool while you imbibe.
Accommodation is spread across two main properties – JA Beach Hotel and JA Palm Tree Court – with the spectacular JA Lake View Hotel scheduled to open September 1, 2019. JA Beach Hotel features 243 different rooms and suites, ranging from 30-square-metre Resort View and Sea View rooms to the Premium One Bedroom Family Suite; 112 square metres with full access to the Peacock Lounge. The fifth-floor club lounge venue is a sanctuary for those who appreciate the finer things – and a little extra peace – with complimentary international newspapers, wines, juices and buffet options throughout the day. Take note, the hotel will be undergoing some renovations May 6 – August 31 whereas the 208-suite JA Palm Tree Court will run at full capacity throughout the summer. Premium family options include the capacious 175-square-metre Sea View Residence, offering two bedrooms and enhanced benefits.
Once JA Lake View opens in September, the JA The Resort complex will truly be the most enticing and enthralling resort complex in the UAE, with 348 new rooms and suites as well as restaurant concepts driven by chefs with Michelin-starred restaurants. Designed to be spacious and relaxing, the new hotel will be dressed in a neutral colour palette complementing the natural surrounds of the green landscape and saltwater lake. The hotel will also host 81, a buffet restaurant serving breakfast and dinner with live cooking stations, named after the inaugural year of JA Resorts & Hotels first property. Republik is set to be a new modern gastropub with Friday brunches and a live DJ and the rooftop mixology lounge, with panoramic views of the sprawling estate will be named Bibé, after the Latin word for drink.
JA OASIS BEACH TOWER, JBR, DUBAI
Slow down, take it easy and enjoy all the benefits of a chic, beachfront apartment on The Walk, within Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). The Miami-esque neighbourhood is a fusion of restaurants, bars and retail along the family-friendly beachfront complex where you can blend hustle and bustle with your own loft sanctuary. Perfect for families and longer-stay travellers, guests can stroll to nearby supermarkets and cook in their own kitchen, or order light snacks to the pool. The 190-square metre apartments are located from the fourth to the 14th floor, with views of Dubai Marina and the Gulf, with balconies and separate living/dining areas.
For breakfast, Sky Lounge has a wealth of options and Thyme reopens in July offering a buffet spread with à la carte meals and themed weekend treats. The apartments are in the heart of JBR, with myriad restaurants just a moment’s stroll away. You might want to work up your appetite beforehand at the gym, with beach views, or attend the nearby Speedflex to burn off the calories you’ve been adding. And for a shot of adrenalin, JA Oasis Beach Tower can arrange boat rides, golf excursions, water sports, cinema trips, skydiving – or even a zip line over Dubai Marina.
JA OCEAN VIEW HOTEL, JBR, DUBAI
Whether you’re keen for an active escape or a dose of beachfront bliss, JA Ocean View Hotel is truly one of the gems of JBR. The stylish address is on the doorstep of the UAE’s most popular beach, with Sea View Rooms, enticing restaurants and an infinity pool where you can top up your tan until sunset, before exploring, shopping and people watching along The Walk at JBR. With all the urban energy in the air, you might want to book a trainer or try and make life-long memories with a parachute jump over the coastline.
Despite the metropolitan scenes, there are plenty of opportunities to encounter Arabian culture with mezze (Middle Eastern dishes for sharing), shisha and even poolside belly dancing. Guests can indulge in a variety of themed buffets or grab some pub grub to sustain your sporting appetite. The hotel comprises 342 rooms and suites, ranging from the 39-square-metre Sea View Room to the family-sized Sea View Junior Suite; pastel hues against dark wood, spanning 55 square metres with a King and Twin beds in interconnecting rooms.
JA HATTA FORT HOTEL, UAE
There has never been so much buzz about Hatta. The rugged, picturesque mountain region is replete with scenic walks and activities, with hordes of city dwellers flocking to the enclave for kayaking, mountain biking and more. Long before the hype, JA Hatta Fort Hotel has been helping to create incredible memories, offering a gateway to the great outdoors, adjacent to the Omani border. It’s a chance to reconnect with nature as you hike the hills and zipline through the sky before enjoying starlit night skies.
Making the most of the surrounding landscape, each and every room, suite and villa features a terrace or balcony with views of the lush gardens and stony peaks. Inside the accommodations you can count on plush linen, a bathtub, walk-in shower, minibar and complimentary WiFi across the property. If you need the space, the Three-Bedroom Deluxe Villa blends neatly with the rustic surrounds. Situated on manicured green lawns, featuring a Jacuzzi, private garden and pantry area, it’s the perfect choice for large family gatherings or lively get-togethers with friends.
For dining, Jeema is your go-to for breakfast and dinner, with a buffet of international options. Throughout the day, light à la carte meals are served at Café Gazebo and the Pool Bar. You can also sip cocktails at Sunset Terrace and chill out in Roumoul Bar for a nightcap or two. Equally impressive views are available at Cafe Gazebo, perfectly perched above the pool level, offering panoramic mountain views where you can gather inspiration before tackling the archery range, playing tennis or improving your mini golf skills.
INDIAN OCEAN IDYLLS
JA MANAFARU, MALDIVES
Experience an idyllic island escape in the secluded sanctuary of JA Manafaru, Maldives. In the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean lies a tropical Maldivian hotel and resort, blending the serenity of the archipelago with seven world-class restaurants, extensive leisure activities, and exotic spa and wellness facilities. Set against a backdrop of exquisite vistas, magical moments are captured and romance has the time and space to be rekindled Choose between a romantic break in your own water villa or direct access to the sand from your beach bungalow – either way you’re guaranteed your own private pool.
JA Manafaru’s most luxurious abode, The Royal Residence, is a three-bedroom, two-storey suite with two spectacular pools and a barbecue area with its own spa and treatment rooms where you can unwind in complete privacy. Perfect for a large group of family or friends, the 600-square-metre residence is just footsteps away from a private beach area via a lush pathway. Suitable for four adults and two kids, the building also has two open-sky bathrooms and iSpa bathtub.
JA Manafaru’s most luxurious abode, The Royal Residence, is a three-bedroom, two-storey suite with two spectacular pools
Other accommodations include the Beach Bungalow with a private beach cabana and an open-air bathroom leading to a sundeck, pool, daybed and sun loungers. When you emerge from your own private paradise, the Horizon Lounge is the ideal vantage point to enjoy the spectrum of colours at sunset. Situated on an elevated wooden deck, Horizon Lounge affords panoramic sea views, perfect spot for a pre- or post- workout smoothie.
JA ENCHANTED ISLAND RESORT, SEYCHELLES
We all dream of our next Indian Ocean escape but at JA Enchanted Island Resort you’re guaranteed an elite level of privacy with only 10 exquisite villas on the island in the middle of Saint Anne Marine Park. A paradise for intimate and magical vacations, the resort allows you to feast on a delicious Creole cuisine, unwind at the hilltop spa, or lounge in your own private pool as you take in the wonders of nature. Just 10 private pool villas – that’s it. Each villa is infused with plenty of Seychellois charm, French-colonial antiques and more than enough open space to drink in the views of the towering trees and crystal-clear waters. And whatever you need, your butler is just a quick call away.
The Owner’s Signature Villa is unparalleled and elevates the guest experience to a whole new level. The two-bedroom accommodation is split over two adjoining villas, with direct access to three beaches, a larger indoor and outdoor living space and separate lounge with a sofa and dining area. The palatial 243-square-metre building has its own private pool, open-air bathroom and French bathtub. The 130-square-metre Private Pool Villa is inspired by Creole-Seychellois heritage, evoking the islands’ colonial past with traditional design complemented by contemporary touches. The spacious indoor and outdoor areas are a haven for relaxation in the shade.
Complete the experience with Creole cuisine and sample the freshest seafood thanks to the dedicated team of chefs at the on-site restaurants. At Bounty Restaurant, chefs use traditional cooking methods and authentic Creole dishes tempt guests to explore the local flavours, alongside contemporary international delicacies from all corners of the globe. In-villa dining is always an option too – or request a romantic private beach dinner for the ultimate romantic experience.
WHAT: The Summer Lovin’ offer – up to 30% off the Super Flexi Rate (also known as Best Available Rate)
WHERE: ALL THE ABOVE JA PROPERTIES in the UAE, Maldives & Seychelles
WHEN: May 1 to October 13, 2019
(subject to availability, T&Cs apply)
PROMO CODE: JA-Summer