Jawakara Islands Maldives Officially Opens Its Doors

New Jawakara Islands Maldives opened its doors yesterday, offering an adventurous bolthole where multigenerational travellers can collaborate, indulge and rejuvenate. This is the latest opening in the Crown & Champa Resorts portfolio, which includes Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, Hurawalhi Maldives, and Kagi Maldives Resort & Spa in its luxury collection.

Jawakara is a 290-villa, ‘One Island, One Resort’ Maldivian concept. Just 40 minutes either by luxury speedboat from Madivaru domestic airport in Lhaviyani Atoll or 35 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport, the five-star getaway comprises two separate islands – Mabin and Dheru – connected by an overseas walkway. 

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Jawakara will be managed as one resort, focusing on family-friendly and multigenerational experiences. Guests can choose to have an action-packed schedule from surfing, diving, motorised and non-motorised Water sports, including kite surfing, kayaking and many more and snorkelling to golf, paddle and football tournaments on a full-sized pitch with much more in-between. Alternatively, there are two Suhla spas, a big kids club, a yoga retreat and two infinity pools.

Maurice Van Den Bosch, General Manager, Jawakara Islands Maldives, comments: “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.”


Mabin Island is home to the Jawa Kids Club, available to children in all accommodation types. The Jawa Kids programme has exciting and age-appropriate activities, from mini golf, football and paddle tennis instruction to child-friendly spa treatments, sushi-making lessons, 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 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 and 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 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, 5 three-bedroom beach pool villas sleep up to 8 people on Dehru. Two 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, and 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. 

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