From a tropical private island in the Seychelles to the azure waters of the Maldives, JA Resorts & Hotels offer exclusive Indian Ocean resorts for couples looking for a luxury destination wedding in paradise. With scenic backdrops of lush tropical vegetation, stretches of pristine white sand and stunning sunsets over the horizon, the two resorts also offer the perfect setting for romantic pre-wedding photo shoots.
JA Enchanted Island Resort
The JA Enchanted Island Resort, situated within a designated National Marine Park, is a luxury hideaway. The resort comprises just 10 exclusive villas, designed to reflect the unique charm of Creole architecture and in harmony with the enchanting landscape. The villas give a unique feeling of peacefulness and serenity. Each has direct access to the pristine beach and private pool located on the secluded deck complete with sun-loungers, a private garden.
Rooms with a view
For optimum exclusivity, The Owner’s Signature and the Enchanted Signature Villas—stunning two-bedroom villas situated in prime locations on the island—offer idyllic views, expansive living space and ultimate privacy. Both have ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom. The master bedroom features an outdoor rain shower and a stunning outdoor French bathtub that allows you to gaze across the Indian Ocean. A personal butler service is provided to help arrange spa treatments, excursions or refreshments during the stay.
We stayed here for the last week of our honeymoon and were totally blown away. This is by far one of the best resorts I have stayed in and I have been lucky enough so stay in some pretty amazing places over the years.
For a truly intimate wedding this boutique island can be rented exclusively for a maximum of 24 guests in the 10 private villas. A dedicated coordinator will help couples plan and personalise their dream wedding, including the decorations, flowers, cake and bridal make-up.
Videographers and photographers are available to capture each special moment. After the wedding, the newlyweds can enjoy the start of their marriage on the luxurious island with gourmet Creole cuisine. Guests can enjoy meals at the Bounty Restaurant, exotic sundown cocktails at Castaway Bar and a relaxing couple’s treatment at the Serena Spa, set on the hilltop of the island in complete privacy.
JA Manafaru is a luxury beach resort on a 35-acre tropical island situated on the northern tip of the stunning Haa Alif atoll in the Maldives. Couples can choose to celebrate their love on the idyllic white sands of the resort with a traditional Maldivian ceremony or choose the romantic secluded island of Govafushi—a 10-minute yacht ride away for a castaway ceremony with close friends and family. The resort has 84 villas and suites for the wedding party to choose from, including the Beach Bungalows, Water Villas and the larger Royal Island family suites.
For the bride and groom, the Grand Water two-bedroom suite villa is set over the ocean with its own private infinity pool. The elegant and spacious suite allows the couple to enjoy the expansive views from the comfort of the bedroom, living room or outdoor deck.
Dream wedding package
The expert team at JA Manafaru can help couples create a bespoke wedding day set in a naturally beautiful location with expansive ocean views. The luxury resort offers premium and personalised packages that will cover everything before, during and after the ceremony. The unique Castaway Wedding package includes a band of Maldivian Bodu Beru (“big drums”) players, a private sunset cruise on a traditional dhoni sailboat and a private, romantic four-course candlelight dinner on the beach. Capture the special moment with a photo shoot—the resort offers two on-site studios, each offering couples a different style.
Newlyweds can indulge in a feast with seven world-class restaurants to choose from. Savour traditional Maldivian dishes at Kakuni, fresh local seafood prepared at Ocean Grill or authentic Chinese hot pot at the award-winning White Orchid. Celebrate this special occasion with a touch of vintage by choosing from the resort’s extensive collection of fine wines in The Cellar.
Set within the lush greenery, the Calm Spa & Salon is a hidden oasis providing a calming atmosphere for before and after the wedding. The Romantic Spa Getaway for Couples begins with an exotic body exfoliation to get soft, glowing skin and includes a massage with organic coconut oil for total relaxation. A rejuvenating ELEMIS skin booster facial completes this journey, performed in the private couple’s suite.
For further information on JA Enchanted Island Resort and JA Manafaru please visit http://www.jaresortshotels.com and book your dream wedding, honeymoon or vacation today.