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JA Manafaru

Manafaru Island, Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives (Show on map)

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"The staff and service were unbelievably good. The location..."

  • Michael, United States
  • August 9, 2015
  • Area: Haa Alif Atoll
  • Rooms : 83
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One Bedroom Beach Suite Breakfast
One Bedroom Beach Suite
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Features of JA Manafaru

24-hour front desk

24-hour room service

airport transfer



BBQ facilities

business center

coffee shop


currency exchange

express check-in/check-out

family room

laundry service


luggage storage

meeting facilities


poolside bar


room service

safety deposit boxes


shared lounge/TV area


smoking area


Sports and Recreation


children's playground



fitness center


hot tub


kids club


outdoor pool

pool (kids)

private beach




table tennis

tennis courts

water sports (motorized)

water sports (non-motorized)


free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken


Chinese (Cantonese)

Chinese (Mandarin)
















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An enchanting and adorable accommodation, JA Manafaru is located in the Haa Alifu Atoll where you can be immersed all day in the heavenly, serene atmosphere in the most northern atoll of Maldives. JA Manafaru boasts amazingly, extravagant rooms while the interior perfectly combines Asian tradition with modern facilities. An architectural masterpiece, JA Manafaru brilliantly blends Maldivian with international interior designs. Relax after a long day by spoiling yourself at the rejuvenating spa at the exclusive sanctuary. For recreational activities, enjoy the resort golf course stimulator or dine at the resort’s superb venues and be captivated by the island’s beauty. Stay at JA Manafaru for a once in a life time experience. An enchanting and adorable accommodation, JA Manafaru is located in the Haa Alifu Atoll where you ... see more
Complimentary value-added activities for all guests irrespective of booking period

- Welcome beverage
- Fresh fruit, delivery daily in the villa
- 24 hour dedicated villa host
- Snorkeling equipment
- Non-motorized watersports include one hour per villa per day of canoeing, windsurfing or catamaran – subject to availability and weather conditions transferable or exchangeable to cash
- 2 bottles of water per villa per day
- Wi-Fi internet across throughout the resort and the villa
- Tea and nespresso facilities in the villa
- Access to kid’s club (some activities are chargeable)
- Recreation ventre and fitness ventre

Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Check-In From
02:00 PM

Check-Out Until
12:00 PM

Distance to Airport
320. Km

Number of Bars

Number of Floors

Number of Restaurants

Number of Rooms

Room Voltage

Time to Airport (Minutes)

Year Hotel Built

Year Hotel Last Renovated

Type of Transfer:

Season 1
From 1 September 2014 to 31 December 2015

Type of Transfer: Seaplane
Adult (12 and up) : USD 700 per person per round trip
Child (3- 11.99 years old) : USD 470 per child per round trip.
Infant (0 – 2.9 years) : Complimentary

Please note that to be able to get to the resort on the same day, guests must arrive on international flight before 3:00 PM (Seaplane) Transfer rates subject to change without prior notice.

Maldives booking and transfer info (FAQ)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Maldives!

JA Manafaru Maldives Islands - Food, drink and entertainment The Cellar
Located well under sea level,the Cellar is a whole new world of refined tastes and splendour. It is home to an extensive collection of fine vintages from boutique wineries around the world. With regular wine appreciation sessions and hosted degustation dinners, this is the ideal place for those with discerning tastes.
JA Manafaru Maldives Islands - Food, drink and entertainment White Orchid Restaurant
Known as the dining hub for the resort, Saffron is set over the water offering various dining cuisines while enjoying views of the Indian Ocean. In the morning, discover the delights of a Champagne breakfast. In the evening, this restaurant is transformed with elegance featuring modern Asian Cuisine. Operating time: Morning: 8.00 to 11.00 (upon reservation)Lunch 12:00 to 15:00 Dinner 19:00 to 22:30
JA Manafaru Maldives Islands - Food, drink and entertainment Horizon Lounge
Unwind in this luxurious spot watch the sunset while enjoying innovative homemade sangrias, tapas and sheesha while listening to some lounge music with our Resident DJ.
JA Manafaru Maldives Islands - Food, drink and entertainment Infinity Bar and Pool
This secluded area contains cocktails from the Waldorf Astoria collection served with a wide variety of food. Guests can also enjoy the poolside massages.
JA Manafaru Maldives Islands - Food, drink and entertainment Ocean Grill
This restaurant is known for being the most romantic, set on the beachfront for guests to enjoy. Guests who love unique tasting food or seafood will love thie restaurant.

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Michael R. Couples United States of America, August 9, 2015
Absolutely fantastic!

The staff and service were unbelievably good. The location and property are perfect and impeccable.
We looked at literally every 5 star hotel in the Maldives before selecting JA Manafaru. After spending two weeks in their over the water villa I can sum up the experience in one word: Magic. If you’re looking for the most special place in the world, you've found it. Our 10 year anniversary could not have been any better. Not only one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever been to, but a level of service that makes the Ritz Carlton look like a junior high school warm up. We’ve never felt more taken care of, ever.
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Tony W. Couples Australia, May 27, 2015

The location (one hour by seaplane from Male, giving you ample opportunity to see all the beautiful islands below
If you're looking for a once in a life time stay, get the overwater bungalow and enjoy! We loved almost every aspect of the stay. We were on Half Board which was perfect because we're not big drinkers. (BEWARE: Happy hour "buy one get one free" is PER INDIVIDUAL, not per couple as we thought). They tell me they have added some 'lady sized bikes' to enjoy, which is good, the others were too big. You have your choice of 3 or 4 restaurants for your evening meal which certainly 'dresses it up' and takes it away from the buffet feel., Breakfast is a lovely buffet anyway. Watch out for the mosquitos, the Maldives have Chikungunya which is a very uncomfortable and lengthy mutation of the malaria strain. They ARE spraying for mosquitos, but be safe. I did especially appreciate the lounge at the airport both coming and going as well as a complementary tour of Male since our plane left late at night.
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Alvertos R. Couples Greece, January 24, 2015
Heaven on earth

The island, which is amazing, the great food, and the staff
Fantastic location, fantastic staff, amazing villa, great staff. Overall, excellent!
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Darshana P. Couples Canada, December 20, 2014
Honeymoon Holiday!

Room comfort, staff service, the island itself was beautiful!
Amazing! We had an awesome honeymoon holiday with my husband at JA Manafaru. We would definitely like to visit this island again!
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Dmitry K. Couples United States of America, August 16, 2014
5* retreat in the middle of nowhere

Beach, ocean, rooms
Our Iruveli experience felt like delicious jam with a few flies in it. The hotel didn't bother telling Agoda that it can only be reached during the daylight hours and only by a seaplane ($675 round trip per person) or a combination of a local flight to Haanimaadhoo airport and a 45-min speed boat ride. Since our flight arrived around 11:30 P.M. we had to spend the night in a fairly horrible local hotel called Transit Inn (Transient Inn would be far more appropriate). Another unpleasant surprise waited for us in the morning when we found out that only a very few taxis are allowed to go to the airport and they are nearly impossible to book. Thankfully, a nearby hotel had a shuttle. The hotel itself is located on a tiny islet (1200 meters around) surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear ocean teeming with colorful fish. We stayed in a Beach Suite that was a large, well-appointed villa with a secluded private swimming pool. Housekeeping was up to 5* standards, except for the bath towels that saw better days and bath robes that were stretched to incredible lengths. The few restaurants available at the hotel didn't offer much variety, but the food quality was rather decent. That can't be said about its price, though. A glass of fresh juice was $15, a cup of chicken soup $20 and all main courses ran from $30 to $100+. There's also a ridiculous $15 delivery fee that is added to any "open items" brought by the room service. The hotel offered quite a few ocean-related activities that are reasonably priced. We especially recommend chartering a small speedboat for a dolphin watching and snorkeling tour ($130/person for 2 hours). Our departure was made rather unpleasant by the management's trying to put us on a passer-by plane leaving at 8:30 in the morning instead of the originally booked one that was supposed to take off at 10:30. Apparently, they didn't have enough passengers and flying just us would eat into their profits.
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Eric O. Couples United Kingdom, August 9, 2014

best breakfast ever - service and location
Maldives is a dream and so is this place - beautiful villa on the water and the best breakfast we've ever - hands down and we've visited a lot of places around the world. service is great and highly recommended
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Mahmoud Y. Families with young children Kuwait, June 27, 2014
i thing i'm going to love

It was very nice to stay there
very central located. 5 minutes walking from the central station.Great stay
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Dima W. Couples Canada, May 9, 2014
Relaxing vacation

House reef for snorkeling was superb. Medium rare restaurant was delicious. Ocean villa was very relaxing
Everything was great, we truly enjoyed our stay. We had the ocean villa sunset view room 212, it wasn't private , but still we were very happy with it. Considering the location of the resort, I don't think I would stay here again, only because you can get the same or better quality hotels much closer to male airport. One thing we were not happy with was we booked a snorkeling experience trip, and the day we were scheduled for was very windy and the seas were very choppy, the staff or management should have cancelled the trip, instead we were taken to two spots that were very bad areas for snorkeling. Considering the price of these trips, we did not get our money's worth. The house reef around the resort was much better for snorkeling, my husband and I feel like we were ripped off our money. We mentioned this upon checking out, and the hotel staff there was very rude about it , his name was majed, we asked him for a discount , but he kept talking to us like we were lying , it was $220 wasted for us and defiantly not worth it. Please don't book or go on this trip as you will defiantly have a better experience snorkeling around the dive center jetty on the resort.
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Seow E. Couples Singapore, April 12, 2014
Everything was good !

Great view from every where ! Nice villa ! Nice pool !
Everything was so great , lunch , water villa ,view , dinner , bed , pillow ,I spa bath tub , water sport , seaplane ! Few thing that is bad , breakfast , they serve the same kind of breakfast buffer everyday ! Villa host , is not attentive enough !
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Jaclyn C. Families with older children Philippines, December 31, 2013
relaxation at its finest

friendly staffs, breathtaking cyan-blue ocean & spacious rooms
Our stay was great, very relaxing & peaceful. Despite the peak season, one will not really notice the usual crowded noise pollution. There were several activity packages that they offered with reasonable prices, some a bit pricey. They were even able to deliver back to us one of the luggages that got left behind in the jetty port during the airport transfer. This resort is located in the Northern-most part of the country. So it will really take time and additional expenses if one would like to island hop. There are several diving spots around the island too. The transport to and from the airport can be quite tiring and time consuming though. Suggestion is to alot at least a day just for travelling to and from the resort.
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