Jawakara Islands Maldives welcomed its first guests on Saturday (21 October), promising family-friendly and multigenerational experiences. The five-star getaway comprises two separate islands – Mabin and Dheru – connected by an over-water walkway.
The resort is the latest addition to the Crown & Champa Resorts portfolio, which includes Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, Hurawalhi Maldives, and Kagi Maldives Resort & Spa in its luxury collection.
According to Crown & Champa Resorts, Jawakara will be managed as one resort. The resort can be reached via a 40-minute luxury speedboat ride from the Madivaru domestic airport in Lhaviyani Atoll or a 35-minute seaplane ride from Malé’s Velana International Airport.
“Jawakara is designed to be every family’s dream for a luxury getaway – every detail has been thought of for all generations alike for an all-encompassing offering that will define Jawakara as the pioneer for luxury multi-generational travel in classically Maldivian surroundings,” said Maurice Van Den Bosch, General Manager.
Mabin is home to 202 villas, while Dheru comprises 88 villas, totalling 110 Beach Villas, 90 Beach Pool Villas and 70 Water Pool Villas. This includes 10 two-bedroom Villas on Mabin which can be converted into a twin or triple room for larger groups or families.
In addition, there are 5 three-bedroom beach pool villas which sleep up to eight people on Dheru. Two of the bedrooms have outdoor bathrooms while the middle bedroom has an indoor bathroom. These villas offer families flexible sleeping arrangements and are ideal for multigenerational holidays, large families, families who wish to bring a nanny or for two families holidaying together.
Each villa is complete with a king-size bed, private sun-decking, a 48-inch flatscreen TV with the latest movies, as well as an indoor bathroom with a rain shower, creating a space filled with both privacy and spaciousness where time slows down and families can truly relax and connect.
There is a variety of dining experiences available for all tastes. The resort’s Waves à la carte restaurant, located on Mabin Island invites guests to indulge in Mediterranean cuisine, while the Ekuveni Restaurant and South Side Maabinhura Restaurant AILA serves indoor and al fresco all-day buffets in an open-air dining room with live cooking stations. Mabin also boasts a choice of three bars.
Guests can enjoy buffet-style dining at The Retreat Restaurant on Dheru or opt for a la carte Asian-Pacific cuisine at the heart of the walkway connecting the two islands to enjoy a unique dining experience whilst watching the sunset on the Indian Ocean horizon. The Blue Zone bar offers a spectacular view. Guests staying at either Mabin or Dheru are welcome at the à la carte restaurants on both islands.
Two Sulha Spas – one with eight double treatment rooms located in the tropical jungle of Mabin island and the other with six treatment rooms and a yoga retreat that sits above the crystalline Jawakara lagoon – offer an Ayurveda spa and wellness experience that harnesses Asian massage techniques alongside organic products to create a truly natural approach.
Guests can choose to have an action-packed schedule from surfing, diving, motorised and non-motorised water sports, including kite surfing, kayaking, snorkelling as well as golf, paddle and football tournaments on a full-sized pitch.
Mabin Island is home to the Jawa Kids Club, available to children staying in all accommodation types. The Jawa Kids programme is packed with exciting and age-appropriate activities from mini golf, football and paddle tennis instruction to child-friendly spa treatments to lessons in the art of sushi making and mocktail mixology. The programme includes opportunities for children to learn about Maldivian culture through music, dance, art, and even how to fish using traditional Maldivian methods as well as sustainability workshops and exploring the ocean with the in-house marine biology expert.
Jawakara is one of the very few luxury resorts in the Maldives where guests can surf. The surf school will provide equipment and lessons to guests looking to catch the perfect wave. Jawakara also offers a wealth of other water activities for families; from guided diving and snorkelling trips to paddleboarding and kayaking as well as the opportunity to complete certifications at the PADI five-star training centre alongside jetskiing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, sofa-rides, windsurfing, kayaks and catamaran sailing.
Other facilities include two infinity pools overlooking the ocean, a kid’s pool; artificial turf courts for football (futsal); paddle tennis, tennis and badminton courts; a fitness centre; a volleyball court; and a 9-hole golf course, the biggest in the Maldives.
Mabin Island offers something for everyone with a premium all-inclusive package, or full board, half board or bed and breakfast only. Dheru Island, meanwhile, offers a fully all-inclusive, intimate island escape. Click here to see the resort’s special offers and pre-opening offers of up to 50% savings.