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Nest of Green Turtles Hatches at JA Manafaru’s Beach!

newborn green turtle at JA Manafaru Beach
A nest of green turtles has hatched on the beach of Maldives luxury resort, JA Manafaru. Green turtles are virtal to the marine ecosystem.

A nest of green turtles has hatched on the beach at Maldives luxury resort, JA Manafaru. The green turtles matter to the marine ecosystem as they graze on seagrasses and algae. The turtles maintain the seagrass beds and make them more productive, thus keeping them healthy. According to JA Manafaru, happily, the turtles have gone off to explore the Maldivian ocean!

While green turtles do enjoy seagrass and algae, they also enjoy the occasional jellyfish. However, green turtles have been known to die after digesting something that looks like jellyfish. And what could that be? Unfortunately, plastic bags. Despite them occasionally being found in the reefs and lagoons of the Maldives, green turtles are an endangered species and protected in the Maldives.

JA Manafaru features a Marine Awareness Centre to conserve local ecology. Furthermore, there are marine conservation initiatives in the Maldives such as Olive Ridley Project to protect sea turtles and their habitats in the Indian Ocean through rescue and rehabilitation as well.

About JA Manafaru

JA Manafaru Maldives features 84 luxurious beachfront and over-water villas and residences. Each villa comes with its own private plunge pool. The resort offers activities abound for both adults and children with an SSI certified dive center for beginners and experienced divers. Award-winning Calm Spa & Sanctuary at JA Manafaru offers rejuvenating treats such as; Ayurveda, aromatherapy, and wellness journeys for the soul. Moreover, to keep all ages entertained, there are both Kids and Teens Clubs.

JA Manafaru Maldives’ water sports centre’s offerings include; flyboarding, jet-skiing, water-skiing, mono-skiing, seabob, fun tubing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, catamaran sailing, and canoeing.

Furthermore, the resort offers seven 7 dining venues as well. Additionally, the dining venues provide an array of options with traditional Indian Ocean cuisine, international fare, and seafood feasts. Likewise, the signature restaurant, White Orchid sits in the middle of the ocean treating guests to balmy breezes. Guests can also enjoy a wide range of exclusively premium beverages across multiple venues at JA Manafaru.

Feature image by JA Manafaru Maldives

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Explore a Multitude of Football Camps at Siyam World This Year!

As part of its ongoing line-up of five-star experiences, Siyam World Maldives kicked off a series of unforgettable spring football camps. The resort will be featuring star players Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.

Siyam World Maldives encouraged guests to let their football skills blossom over a series of football camps. These camps will utilise the resort’s state-of-the-art sports complex and FIFA-sized soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. Participants enjoyed world-class coaching and immersive experiences designed to enhance their football techniques and passion for the sport.

Spanish Goal-keeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo

The action-packed schedule began with Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo. He graced the sandy shores from the 19th to the 23rd of March. Adrian is a key player for Liverpool FC and the Andalusia National team. During his time at the resort, he helped younger guests understand how to deal with pressure and develop key life skills. This also included developing a performance mindset.

Football Camp Experiences with Wayne Bridge

Next on the roster was Wayne Bridge who came to Siyam World from from 22nd to 31st March. He is a renowned English left-back, who returned to Siyam World for a second time already. With his infectious energy and wealth of experience from clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, Wayne inspired guests to “tackle” challenges head-on and score big on and off the field.

Francesco Totti Lights up Siyam World Football Camp

Following Wayne’s lead was the legendary Francesco Totti, lighting up Siyam World for a second time as well. He visited from 28th March to 4th April. Totti is known for his flair and loyalty to AS Roma. He brought a touch of Italian passion to the Maldives, teaching participants the art of precision and creativity in football. 

Once described by Maradona as “the best player he has ever seen”, the gifted World Cup winner and legendarily loyal one-club player (AS Roma) will be on hand to help holidaymakers hone their football skills and play to their full potential.

Michael Owen Graces the Shores of Siyam World

Closing out the star-studded lineup was Michael Owen. He is the youngest-ever Ballon d’Or winner, who graced Siyam World from the 1st to the 5th of April. Michael Owen is joining as part of the recently announced partnership with Football Escapes. Michael’s lightning-fast moves and goal-scoring prowess electrified the pitch, inspiring a new generation of football stars. Throughout the action-packed week, participants savoured daily football sessions led by Owen, a team of UEFA-licensed coaches, and internet sensation Eman – popularly known as SV2 from his viral YouTube skills videos.

Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 15 seized the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game, from tactics to technical skills. To add to the holiday experience, families enjoyed a memorable parents’ match, providing moms and dads with a chance to showcase their skills on the pitch.

Collaboration with Football Escapes – Rip Ferdinand

Later this year, and in collaboration with Football Escapes, Rio Ferdinand will also be hosting a football camp from 28 October to 1 November. He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. Ferdinand is famous for being one of the world’s best defenders. He will be bringing the skills he learned whilst playing for West Ham, Manchester United and Leeds United plus the England national team. 

At Siyam World, we are undoubtedly a paradise for sports enthusiasts, offering exceptional facilities for both water and land sports. My passion for football, which began in childhood collection jerseys of football legends, is embodied in our FIFTA- regulation football field. We host many football aficionados, including owners of prized jerseys and past champions who still share a deep love for the game. Siyam World is where sportsmanship thrives, providing an unparalleled destination for active trave;ers, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

The incredible resort has had the pleasure of hosting several other esteemed football legends. Italian champion Nicola Ventola graced the resort in January. Additionally, Bobo Vieri and Marco Materazzi also showcased their skills on the pitch. Joining them were players like Juan Sebastián Verón, Esteban Cambiasso, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Carlos Puyol, and Jay Jay Okocha.

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