JA Manafaru Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Fancy a trip to paradise? JA Manafaru, set in the Haa Alif Atoll on a private island, more than delivers. Offering luxurious beach and over-water villas, all with private outdoor pools and dedicated villa host, it’s nothing less than heavenly. Days can be as active or as lazy as you like — soaking up the sun by one of the two delightful swimming pools or visiting the Calm Spa, a hidden oasis of pure relaxation. Choose between Shirodhara or Ayurvedic treatments or experience a traditional Maldivian massage or healing ritual – bliss! A haven for couples, it’s also perfect for families too. There are water sports galore to get stuck into, including diving in the depths of the house reef if you’re a novice, or heading out to more challenging sites further afield. The kids also have their own Cool Zone — a place to play to their heart’s content! When it comes to dining, you’ve several options to choose from, including the award-winning White Orchid for special occasions, the Ocean Grill which is situated right by the water’s edge, or The Cellar which is located two and a half metres below sea level and offers an extensive selection of fine wines from all over the world. For stunning sunsets, head to the Horizon Lounge, grab a cocktail, sit back and enjoy!

Amenities

  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Where is it

On a 35-acre tropical island situation on the northern tip of the stunning Haa Alif Atoll in the Maldives. On arrival, you will be met and escorted to a reserved area where you can enjoy complimentary refreshments, whilst waiting for your flight. Transfer from Malé International Airport: 50 minute domestic charter flight, followed by a 10 minute speedboat transfer.

Hotel information

84 bungalows, villas and suites. All with air-conditioning, private wooden deck with outdoor seating, flat-screen TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi Internet access, complimentary daily fruit and water, mini fridge, coffee maker, tea-making facilities, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobes and slippers. Beach Bungalows with plunge pool, open-air bathroom, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board (Dine Around): includes breakfast and lunch or dinner in operational outlets. Three 3-course menu for dinner or two-course lunch including water (JA Branded Water). Three courses are defined as one starter, one main course, and one dessert per guest.

Full Board (Dine Around): includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in operational outlets. Two 2-course lunch and three 3-course dinner, including water (JA Branded Water). Three courses are defined as one starter, one main course, and one dessert per paying guest.

All Inclusive (Dine Around): includes daily breakfast, 2-course lunch and 3-course dinner in designated operational outlets (3-courses are defined as one starter, one main course and one dessert per paying guest). A wide selection of beverages including wines, spirits, beers, cocktails, soft drinks, bottled juices and JA-branded drinking water available in operational venues during operational hours. The mini-bar will be replenished once per day. Some surcharges may apply for premium item or premium events. Beverage are available during operating hours of restaurants and bars.

Room upgrades

Sunrise Water Villas allow views of the colourful dawn breaking and views of the marine life through the glass floor panel, with private infinity pool, partially open-air bathroom and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Sunset Water Villas with private pool and views to the west and the sun setting into the sea, with glass floor panel, private infinity pool, partially open-air bathroom and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

One Bedroom Beach Suites with private infinity pool, large living room with DVD player, and separate en-suite bedroom, open-air bathroom, private sundeck and beach cabana with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Two Bedroom Grand Water Suite with private infinity pool, master en-suite bedroom with 1 king-size bed, and additional twin bedroom, sleeping maximum 5 adults.

Two Bedroom Royal Island Suites are on two storeys, with private pool, sauna, steam room and spa pavilion and treatment area, dining and living area, master en-suite bedroom with one king-size bed, and additional twin bedroom, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

7 restaurants and bars: Kakuni (global cuisines, all-day dining), White Orchid & Teppanyaki (Asian fusion cuisine), Ocean Grill (meat and seafood, open for dinner), Andiamo Bistro (pizzas, pasta and salads by the main pool, open for lunch and dinner), Infinity Pool Bar (drinks and light snacks by the infinity pool), Veli Bar. The Cellar* (haute cuisine and award-winning 'wine cave', open for dinner). Dining by Design*.

Live music and weekly karaoke at Veli Bar. Cinema under the stars*.

2 island pools. Calm Spa* with indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms. Fitness Pavilion including fitness centre, stretching studio and yoga terrace. Complimentary non-motorised water sports. House reef snorkelling. Water sports centre*. Yoga pavilion. Tennis and badminton court. Coolzone kids club (for ages 3 years+). Hub for teenagers full of games and entertainment. Excursions* and experiences* (including snorkelling, local island excursions and castaway adventures).

Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*. Babysitting service*.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to children under the age of 12.

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Jul 15, 2024 Fred W

This was the best hotel and holiday ever. Amazing location, food, water sports and first class service. Firdaves was our host and made sure everything was absolutely perfect. Ali from water sports center was the best and hooked us up with all water toys. Highly recommend!!!
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Jul 15, 2024 aminath a

I just had the pleasure to stay at MNF resort. I'd want to add that the stay was wonderful. The rooms were large and gorgeous. I observed that the rooms had a unique refreshing odour, which was nice after a day of water activities and exploring the island. The food was really superb, with a focus on appearance and flavour. The staffs were nice and… Read more
I just had the pleasure to stay at MNF resort. I'd want to add that the stay was wonderful. The rooms were large and gorgeous. I observed that the rooms had a unique refreshing odour, which was nice after a day of water activities and exploring the island. The food was really superb, with a focus on appearance and flavour. The staffs were nice and helpful, and our butler, firdhaus, was very attentive. I'd want to thank sanih, Franco, Asif and imran for making our trip more pleasurable and fun. MNF is truly paradise on earth. Read less
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Jul 14, 2024 Mohamed H

I recently had an amazing time at JA Manafaru, which has been a resort that I have long since wanted to visit for its serene island beauty and the amazing food as well as the architecture and design. The resort did an amazing job of going beyond my expectations, the staff that attended to us was an especially welcoming highlight of our stay,… Read more
I recently had an amazing time at JA Manafaru, which has been a resort that I have long since wanted to visit for its serene island beauty and the amazing food as well as the architecture and design. The resort did an amazing job of going beyond my expectations, the staff that attended to us was an especially welcoming highlight of our stay, special thanks to Firdhaus, Asif, Saanih, Imran, Franco and Jason for making our stay truly memorable. Truly a 5* experience. Read less
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Jul 13, 2024 Hassan X

During our stay at JA Manafaru Resort, we were lucky to enjoy a fantastic beach villa, which was a true paradise retreat. The luxurious amenities and picturesque setting provided the perfect backdrop for a relaxing vacation. We also had the pleasure of dining at the diverse restaurants on the resort, including the Asian restaurant with its sushi,… Read more
During our stay at JA Manafaru Resort, we were lucky to enjoy a fantastic beach villa, which was a true paradise retreat. The luxurious amenities and picturesque setting provided the perfect backdrop for a relaxing vacation. We also had the pleasure of dining at the diverse restaurants on the resort, including the Asian restaurant with its sushi, momos, dumplings, and the live seafood BBQ. The variety of dining options added an extra layer of enjoyment to our trip. Additionally, the resort offered a range of fun activities, and we particularly enjoyed the Cool Zone where we played pool. The combination of the beach villa, delicious cuisine, and entertaining activities made our stay truly unforgettable! Read less
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Jul 13, 2024 Climber02292190774

JA Manafaru Resort in the Maldives offers an exceptional culinary experience, with consistently good food and an outstanding Thursday night seafood BBQ. The rooms are spacious and nice, providing a comfortable stay. The resort has a great vibe, complemented by its beautiful beaches and stunning sea views. The service is top-notch, making for a… Read more
JA Manafaru Resort in the Maldives offers an exceptional culinary experience, with consistently good food and an outstanding Thursday night seafood BBQ. The rooms are spacious and nice, providing a comfortable stay. The resort has a great vibe, complemented by its beautiful beaches and stunning sea views. The service is top-notch, making for a truly memorable experience. It's the perfect getaway for friends, families, or couples looking for a relaxing and picturesque retreat. Read less