Donald Phillips October 26, 2018

Dreaming of sparkling seas and sunshine?

Turn that dream into reality and head someplace you can get a good dose of Vitamin Sea.

Beach Beautiful

Just the thought of going on vacation already fills one with excitement. Add to that the idea of choosing a beach destination, and it turns into a great big adventure. With sun, sea, and sand beckoning to you, a trip to a beachside resort can be just the thing that you need.

When daily life gets exhausting or you simply want to spend some time with family, friends, or with yourself, a seaside retreat can be an excellent choice. Studies even suggest that the sea has a calming sound, as found in a behavioral health study conducted by associate professor Orfeu Buxton at the Pennsylvania State University.

Furthermore, studies have shown that different colors, like the blue of the ocean, can lead to different emotional, psychological, and physical effects. Dr. Richard Shuster, PsyD agrees. As a clinical psychologist, he shares that staring at the ocean has a profound calming effect on people’s brains and that the waves’ frequency help put people into a mild, meditative state.

Aside from these, exposure to the scenic wonders of the beach can also help with improving your skin, as this is where you can help it soak up Vitamin D from the sun. The visit to the beach also helps lowers blood pressure, supports your immune system, and even helps with rheumatoid arthritis.

With the positive effects on beautifying not just your body but your mind and well-being, why not schedule a beach break soon? Here are three terrific choices of hotels and resorts where you can indulge in a beach getaway:

1. JA Enchanted Island Resort, Seychelles

Is it a whole family adventure that you have in mind? Get away from the chaos of the city and jet off to your own private paradise. Escape the noise of the urban jungle and replace it with the cacophony of birds, waves, and whispering winds. How does Seychelles sound?

You and your family can enjoy an exclusive getaway at one of the hidden gems in the stunning Sainte Anne National Marine Park. Just 20 minutes away from Mahé, escape the crowd and ensconce yourselves in any of the luxury villas in Seychelles. For EUR 10,000 per night, you can even buy out the entire island for celebrations, milestones, and other social gatherings.

You can choose from any one of the ten exclusive villas, all designed to capture the breathtaking views of the ocean. From private pools to dedicated butlers, international and Creole cuisine, to the myriad of activities in and around the area, you are sure to savor the best of what this amazing archipelago can offer.

2. JA Jebel Ali Beach Resort, Dubai

This award-winning resort in the UAE boasts of 5-star excellence as it presents you with a spectacular view of the Gulf shores. With swaying palms lining up the beach, you can choose whether to take part in watersports activities or swim laps in any of the two temperature-controlled pools.

Practice your swing at the championship-standard 9-hole 36-par golf course, ride horses and visit their air-conditioned stables, or soar above Dubai and see the sights on a seaplane tour. You can also just lounge and be pampered at the resort’s spa and wellness sanctuary.

After your adventures, you can sate your appetite in any of the nine restaurants and bars that offer delectable dishes from around the world. You can opt to step aboard the fantastic floating DiVAZ restaurant for seafood, have a relaxed lunch at the beachfront restaurant Captain’s, or soak in the setting rays while enjoying light snacks and free Wi-Fi at the Sunset Lounge.  

3. JA Manafaru, Maldives

About 320 kilometers off Mahé, perched on the Haa Alifu atoll, is a tropical haven created to rejuvenate your soul.

Luxuriate in the lavish surroundings of one of the best resorts in Maldives with its stunning scenery and unrivalled service. Each of the well-appointed 84 villas offers you utopian tropical treats, exceptional Maldivian and international cuisine, or soothing spa and wellness pampering, all designed to envelope you in exquisite pleasure.

Should you desire a more unique experience, choose the villa on stilts that allows you an up-close-and-personal view of the mesmerizing depths of the ocean. With diverse marine life underneath and a stunning sunset view, you can breathe in a sigh of sweet of satisfaction in your own slice of paradise.

Jump Away into Awesomeness

With any of the three beach properties mentioned above, you can be sure that you will have an amazing experience. May it be on the sandy shores of Seychelles or Maldives, or just a stone’s throw away from Dubai or the City of Gold, these resorts are all dedicated to quench your thirst for a brilliant time at the beach.

With stunning views, exhilarating activities, and outstanding attention to your needs, choosing any one of these hotels will certainly be an excellent decision.


Thomas Grundner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JA Resorts & Hotels. He has more than 20 years of expertise in the hospitality and leisure industry – across international markets including Germany, Egypt and Spain. Grundner oversees all sales, marketing and revenue efforts as the company continues to build on its key growth and development strategies and further cultivates its unique blend of “Heartfelt Hospitality” and “Casual Luxury.”