Hotel

JA Manafaru

JA Manafaru

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
985 Reviews
Guide Price £3,269 per person
Based on 08 July 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Emirates, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Beach Bungalow (2 adults sharing) including return seaplane transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A luxurious tropical island escape

From the moment you first glimpse the gorgeous palms and ocean lapping at the shore of Manafaru Island, you’ll be certain you’ve found your own tropical paradise. From its beachfront suites and bungalows through to its unique water villas and five star dining experiences, the whole resort is a real gem. Unwind in the Calm Spa, a perfect haven for your body and mind, or take to the waters with diving classes courtesy of the certified PADI five-star dive centre, or a range of exciting activities from the watersports school. Take a dip in any of the three swimming pools, with one just for the kids, and enjoy food and drink right by the water from the Italian-inspired Andiamo Bistro. A romantic dinner can be enjoyed on the over-water platform of White Orchid, or the candlelit beach top Ocean Grill, and for something extra special, take a tour to the underground wine cellar and enjoy a range of the world’s finest wines and some truly delicious chef’s specials. And if that isn’t convincing enough, then know that all villas comes with their own private plunge pool and dedicated host, just for you.   

  • Every villa has its own pool
  • Unique all inclusive experience
  • PADI five-star dive centre
  • Great facilities for families
  • Huge wine cellar with international wines

Top Tips from our Experts

Omkar

Destination Specialist

"JA Manafaru has two uninhabtied castaway islands to explore. If it is the Robinson Crusoe experience you're after, a family da out of exploration or a romantic day with a beach picnic, then the desert island experience is ideal."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 84 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 1 hour 15 minutes from Malé international airport
  • Enjoy the airport lounge before boarding your seaplane

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Weddings
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Entertainment
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool
  • Teen's Club
Location Highlights

JA Manafaru

  • Beach
  • Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes from Malé international airport
  • Located in the Haa Alifu Atoll
  • Two desert islands nearby
985 Reviews 90% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 909
  • Very Good 62
  • Average 12
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jan 16, 2018

Perfect stay

We went to Ja Manafaru for Christmas. It was perfect! The villas were nice and big, and staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We went with our 15 month old baby, he enjoyed very much, every restaurant had a kid’s menu so it was very comfortable, the hotel is well equiped for babies. Very relaxing holliday.
Jan 13, 2018

New years

Stockholm, Sweden

A magnificent resort! To be compared with the absolute best resorts in Maldives. Fantastic island and the staff is one of a kind. We stayed in beach villa with kids. Everyone loved it. I will definitely go back!
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JA Manafaru

Facilities

PADI Five-Star Dive Centre

Uncover the magnificent coral depths of the Haa Alif Atoll with certified classes from the resort's PADI dive centre, with beginner classes available in the shallow local corals, and deeper adventures further afield once you've gained confidence. Complimentary snorkelling equipment is also provided so you can leisurely gaze and the sea floor.

Three Swimming Pools

There are three beautiful swimming pools on the island, surrounded by tropical vegetation and views out onto the horizon.

Water Sports School

Experience the exhilaration of motorised and non-motorised watersports from the resort's certified watersports school and take to the waves with introductions by qualified instructors. There are a range of adrenaline filled activities like jet-skiing, mono-skiing, kneeboarding, and wakeboarding, and also a range of exciting wind and man-powered sports in the way of kayaking, windsurfing, stand-up paddling, and catamaran sailing. There's something for everyone.

Calm Spa and Salon

An island haven nestled amongst the mangroves, the Calm Spa is a must for those seeking a peaceful and relaxing refuge on the island. Choose one of the nine private treatment rooms with open-air showers and baths, or step into the hydrotherapy bath, sauna, or steam room.Its sophisticated treatments include indulgent aromatherapy massages where your body can soak up the invigorating qualities of exclusive essential oils. There are also unique local treatments such as Maldivian massage and healing rituals that will truly make your trip one to remember. Before you enter the treatment room, you'll be lucky to enjoy a herbal infused Relaxation Garden to get your mind and body ready for this blissful journey.

Mind and Body Movement Pavilion

Get your blood pumping with a daily workout in the fully-equipped fitness centre or book yourself into a private or group yoga and meditation class so that your mind, body and soul get into the best possible shape.

Land activities

There is plenty to do on this island. With tennis courts, beach volleyball, beach soccer, table tennis, pool table as well as classes regularly scheduled for zumba, aquaerobics and sunrise and sunset yoga sessions.

JA Manafaru

Room Types

Beach Bungalow

Step in from the beach to your very own tropical paradise. With a private sun deck including a plunge pool, sun loungers, day bed and an enticing open-air bathroom, you'll be able to enjoy a wealth of facilities in this spacious accommodation. There's a Nespresso machine, pillow menu, 24-hour room service, and even a dedicated host to make sure you settle in perfectly. A private beach cabana sits in front of the bungalow too so you can lounge during the day gazing out onto the beautiful sea.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Sunset Water Villa

Enjoy the perfect sunset from the private deck and pool of this gorgeous water villa. You'll be treated to a spacious bedroom and lounge space, with a partially-open bathroom that includes a luxurious i-Spa bathtub. A dedicated villa host will pay attention to your needs while at the resort, and there is even an over-water hammock for real relaxation.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Sunrise Water Villa

Unmistakeable luxury, right on the water. The Sunrise Water Villa comprises of everything you could want for from quality holiday accommodation including attractive contemporary styling which compliment its stunning surroundings and a wealth of facilities and amenities to enjoy. There's a private deck with infinity plunge pool with relaxing hammock over the water as well as an i-Spa tub in the bathroom for something special. A rain shower accompanies the bath and there's also a flat screen television in the living area with surround sound, DVD player, and satellite channels. The perfect choice for couples seeking a romantic escape, these Water Villas also come with a dedicated host to help you with anything you could want.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

One Bedroom Beach Suite

A spacious tropical haven situated right on the beach front with a private cabana and a picturesque outdoor deck, the One Bedroom Beach Suite offers everything you need for the ultimate escape. There's a private deck too, with a plunge pool and sun loungers, as well as an open-air bathroom with indulgent i-Spa bath and rain shower. The hand-carved furniture and stylish décor is enough to make you feel right at home and with a dedicated suite host you can really put your feet up and relax.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room
JA Manafaru

Food & Drink

Kakuni Restaurant

Dine on a great choice of dishes inside or out at the Kakuni Restaurant. Start the day right with a great range of breakfast foods and come back for a lunch or dinner of tasty local specialities. The evening buffet is a great way to introduce yourself to new types of cuisine, with Maldivian, Asian, and Middle Eastern options to try.Breakfast: 07:00 to 10:00Lunch: 12:00 to 15:00Dinner: 19:00 to 22:30

White Orchid

Experience candlelit dining on the over-water terrace of White Orchid and savour unique Asian fusion cuisine against the soothing backdrop of the sea.

Ocean Grill

Treat yourself to a romantic meal with the sand beneath your feet, and a delicious menu of fresh local seafood and sizzling grilled meats.

The Cellar

A gorgeous candlelit chamber located two and a half metres underground and featuring a gorgeous lava stone interior, The Cellar is home to 3,000 bottles of wine from some of the finest vineyards in the world, specially selected by the resort's own expert sommelier. Venture here to enjoy fine haute cuisine as well as wine tasting sessions, and indulge yourself in a truly memorable evening. Reservations are required.

Horizon Lounge

A beautiful sunset terrace sets the mood for an evening of delicious mixed drinks at this chic lounge bar. Come and visit after dinner and enjoy a romantic evening under the stars.

Infinity Bar and Pool

Set in a prime location by the beach and pool, Infinity Bar and Pool is a chilled out place to enjoy drinks and light meals throughout the day while taking in glorious views of the turquoise sea.

Andiamo Bistro and Pool

Lounge by the main pool surrounded by gorgeous tropical palms and order a selection of delicious and refreshing dishes from the Italian-inspired Andiamo Bistro, with authentic oven-baked pizzas, and tantalising salads and pastas. There are also a choice of drinks including fruity mocktails and smoothies.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

FOOD: International buffet breakfast is served in Kakuni Restaurant.

Half Board

FOOD: Breakfast will be served in Kakuni Restaurant and dinner is served as either a three course à la carte set menu or buffet in any restaurant with the exception of The Cellar, White Orchid, Chefs Specials and in villa dining.

Full Board

FOOD: Breakfast and lunch will be served in Kakuni Restaurant and dinner is served as either a three course à la carte set menu or buffet in any restaurant with the exception of The Cellar, White Orchid, Chefs Specials and in villa dining.

JA Manafaru

Family Friendly Facilities

Babysitting Service

Babysitting can be arranged for an additional charge. Please ensure you make your reservations with guest services.

CoolZone Kids’ Club

Your kids will have a great time with the jam packed schedule of activities and entertainment the resort has on offer for them. Fullytrained staff will engage them in unique experiences like henna art, crab hunting, sports tournaments, games, pizza making, and more. There is fun on the beach, scavenger hunts, and even a water Olympics featuring For ages 3 to 12 years

ChillZone Teens’ Club

Xbox stations, billiards, organised beach activities and even a flight simulator there is no excuse for a bored teenager. For ages 8 to 16 years

Children's Swimming Pool

Just for the kids, this pool is a safe and enjoyable place for the little ones to splash around.

JA Manafaru

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 30% on your accommodation

Save 30% on your accommodation when you book before 10 December 2017. Applicable for stays until 09 January 2019.

  • Blackout dates may apply.
  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • Selected booking and travel dates apply.

Free child accomm only

Kids go free

Children stay and eat free when sharing a villa with their parents. Taxes, seaplane transfers remain chargeable. 

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon celebrations

Celebrate your honeymoon at JA Manafaru and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Special scented bath setup
  • One bottle of Champagne during stay
  • Romantic turndown service with cocktails, canapés and chocolates
  • In villa romantic breakfast experience

A minimume stay of 4 nights is required and a wedding certificate no older than 6 months is requried upon check in. 

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