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JA Resorts and Hotels to open first international resort on private Seychelles Island

UAE-headquartered hospitality company JA Resorts & Hotels will open its first international managed property on 20th December 2013, with the launch of the five-star Enchanted Island Resort in the Seychelles.

Operated and managed by JA Resorts & Hotels, the 10-villa luxury beach resort is set in five acres of natural greenery and enjoys an exclusive location within one of the Indian Ocean archipelago’s protected National Marine Parks.

The boutique-style resort features a total of eight one-bedroom Private Pool Villas and two two-bedroom Enchanted Signature Villas, which have been designed to reflect the island’s traditional Creole-Seychellois architecture.

Each villa has its own private infinity pool, direct walkway to the beach, outdoor deck and rain shower, a French bathtub, king-size bed, LED television with satellite channels, DVD player, iPod docking station and complimentary Wi-Fi.

“The Seychelles has long been a preferred destination for world travellers seeking a true island paradise experience. The Enchanted Island Resort offers just that, with a handful of limited edition villas and a unique location that fulfils the luxury five-star brief but which is sympathetic to the environment and to the stunning natural beauty of the island,” said David Thomson, Chief Operating Officer of JA Resorts & Hotels.

“As our first property outside of the UAE, it makes for an impressive addition to our expanding portfolio of upscale resorts and hotels,” he added.

The elegant villas are complemented by a choice of dining and entertainment outlets. Bounty Restaurant, which overlooks the resort’s main swimming pool, serves contemporary international and Creole cuisine, while Castaway Bar offers a wide variety of signature cocktails and other beverages. In-villa dining and private gourmet experiences on the beach are also available for resort guests.

Leisure facilities include an exclusive stretch of private beach, a beautifully landscaped swimming pool, and complimentary use of snorkelling equipment and kayaks.

Guests will also be able to enjoy an exotic menu of treatments and therapies at the resort’s Serena Spa. Occupying an elevated position overlooking the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the dedicated spa features an ‘Adam & Eve’ couples suite plus two further individual treatment pavilions with their own private steam room, shower and terrace. In addition to wellness experiences, the spa also offers yoga sessions, a gym and a number of other holistic therapies.

“In addition to offering the villas individually it is also possible to book the island on an exclusive basis, which really does mean the ultimate tailor-made holiday experience for up to 24 guests,” said Thomson.

The five-acre tropical island is owned by Enchanted Ventures with close proximity to the neighbouring islands of Sainte Anne, Moyenne, Long and Cerf. Guests arriving at Seychelles International Airport, on the main island of Mahé, will take a 10-minute car transfer to the hotel’s private boat jetty for the 15-minute motorboat ride to the island.