Condé Nast Traveller Middle East - - Contest -

Tucked away in Haa Alifu, the Mal­dives’ north­ern­most atoll, JA Mana­faru is a 35-acre pri­vate is­land, a pearl in the sparkling In­dian Ocean. Eighty-four vil­las, bun­ga­lows and suites are spread across the is­land grounds, some on the beach un­der the shade of co­conut palms and oth­ers on stilts over the tran­quil la­goon. Each in­cludes a ded­i­cated ex­pe­ri­ence host, a pri­vate pool and bi­cy­cles so guests can em­bark on is­land ex­plo­ration at their own pace. Whether you’re a morn­ing per­son or a night owl, the choice be­tween sun­rise or sun­set vil­las of­fers the best views of your favourite time of day.

Liv­ing the laid-back pace of is­land life, a visit to

Calm Spa, sur­rounded by na­ture and lily-pad-cov­ered ponds, of­fers the chance to re­ju­ve­nate through Mal­di­vian tra­di­tions, Ayurveda and aro­mather­apy treat­ments. A re­vi­tal­is­ing ses­sion will recharge you for am­ple wa­ter sports, boat­ing ex­cur­sions and div­ing and snorkelling trips. Get a taste of the is­land na­tion at Kakuni, serv­ing lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional cui­sine; try fresh seafood bar­be­cued to your lik­ing at Ocean Grill; and choose from award-win­ning Asian-fu­sion cui­sine at White Orchid – a few of the seven op­tions for din­ing and drink­ing. Fam­i­lies with chil­dren will find that ev­ery age is taken care of with kids’ and teens’ clubs and babysit­ting ser­vices.

To win a three-night stay for two on a bed-and­break­fast ba­sis, a spa treat­ment for two and a pri­vate din­ner for two, cor­rectly iden­tify the lo­ca­tion in this is­sue’s Where are you? com­pe­ti­tion by Jan­uary 31, 2019. Reser­va­tions are sub­ject to avail­abil­ity. The prize is valid un­til Jan­uary 31, 2020, is non-trans­fer­able, can­not be re­deemed for cash and does not in­clude pub­lic hol­i­days. Flights, mini­bar and all other ex­penses not stated in the prize are sub­ject to pay­ment ei­ther on con­sump­tion or de­par­ture. This prize can­not be used in con­junc­tion with any other vouch­ers or pro­mo­tional of­fers. For more in­for­ma­tion call 00960-650 0456 or visit jare­sortsho­

The win­ner of Novem­ber’s Where are you? com­pe­ti­tion is Walid Al­sharif from Dubai who cor­rectly iden­ti­fied the lo­ca­tion as the Arc de Tri­om­phe inFrance. He won a four-night stay for two at Four Sea­sonsHo­tel Prague

From top: A Grand Wa­ter TwoBed­room Suite; Calm Spa’s jun­gle­lined path­ways; a Beach Bun­ga­low with a pri­vate plunge pool

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