JA Manafaru


Escape from the ordinary to one of the best hotels in Maldives, JA Manafaru. For families or intimate celebrations this tropical sanctuary on the Haa Alifu atoll is accessible via Complimentary Seaplane Transfer*. Enjoy complimentary transportation and access to both of our airport lounges, prior to embarking onboard an unforgettable aerial journey of the Maldives.
This exclusive hideaway about 320 km north of Malé. Luxuriate in plush surrounds and set against a backdrop of stunning vistas, here magical moments are captured and senses are rejuvenated. Welcome to your paradise. Welcome to JA Manafaru, a member of the Chic Collection.


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Expect the exceptional when it comes to satisfying your taste buds at one of the best hotels in the Maldives. From traditional Maldivian cuisine to Asian-fusion fare, or a grilled seafood feast, seven scenic dining destinations cater to all your dining desires.



Housed in an over-water bungalow, featuring Asian-fusion creations and dishes.



Energise with a gourmet breakfast spread, or indulge in special themed buffet nights.


Dive into one of three pools or sail away on a wave of serenity across the ocean blue. As befitting Maldives' best hotels, no island escape is complete without a host of activities designed for invigoration, rejuvenation or exhilaration.



Pamper yourself at Calm Spa, or attain stillness at the Mind and Body Movement Pavilion.



Book a personal training session or participate in energising wellness classes.

Meetings & Events

A once-in-a-lifetime celebration requires a perfect setting, and what could be more picturesque than flawless soft sand under a clear blue sky at one of the best hotels in the Maldives? Bring your dream wedding to life at JA Manafaru.



A perfect wedding in the Maldives awaits you at JA Manafaru, with an unforgettable setting to make your union special.



Enjoy a honeymoon in the Maldives for your first holiday as married couple at one of the most mesmerising holiday spots in the world.


A luxury hotel in the Maldives, relaxation and fun are intertwined at JA Manafaru. Whether romancing a loved one or simply seeking a summer holiday, come and experience heartfelt hospitality at its finest with special packages inclusive of complimentary Seaplane Transfer* at this enchanting hideaway.



The festive season in the Maldives brings a magical combination of the traditional and the exotic.



The festive season in the Maldives brings a magical combination of the traditional and the exotic;


Complimentary Seaplane Transfer*

Welcome drinks for all guests upon arrival

Luggage storage upon check-in and check-out

Experience Host service

Access to fully-equipped gymnasium, open 24 hours daily

Dedicated villa bicycles

Access to swimming pool next to restaurant

In-villa children’s amenities

Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the resort

Sleeping area for infants

Business Centre

Bottle-warmers and baby monitors

Complimentary daily newspaper

Infant high-chairs

Daily wake-up calls available on request

Children’s menu

24 hours’ security

Child-sized toilets and washbasins

Smoke detectors

Children’s playground

Currency exchange service

Babysitting upon request (this service is charged additionally, and we recommend booking 24 hours in advance)

Usage of non-motorised water activities e.g. stand-up paddling, kayaking, windsurfing, catamaran sailing and snorkelling


Local Information

With over 1,190 coral islands to explore, island hopping is a must-do in the Maldives. Whilst out at sea, look out for sightings of the playful Spinner Dolphins. Complete your cultural immersion with a taste of authentic Maldivian cuisine. Based on a diet of fish, coconuts and starches, expect spicy curry as a staple whilst dining. From star-lit beach parties to underwater clubs, explore the vibrant nightlife scene. Depart with mementos of your Maldivian vacation with a visit to shopping street, Majeedhee Magu in Malé City, for craftwork by local artisans.

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Believed to have originated from Sanskrit, Maldives, meaning “garland of islands”, is made up of over 1,190 coral islands. The official religion is Sunni Islam, and the main languages are Divehi and English. The local currency is the Maldivian Rufiyaa (1 USD = 15.39 MVR). At JA Manafaru only US Dollars and Euros are accepted. No prior visa is required, and entry permits are granted upon arrival based on immigration requirements. JA Manafaru is accessible via a 75-minute seaplane transfer from Malé International Airport, or speedboat transfer from Hanimaadhoo Domestic Airport.

Seaplane transfer
Enjoy a scenic seaplane flight with breathtaking over-water views. Guests arriving in Malé will be greeted by a JA Manafaru host and personally escorted to the JA Manafaru Guest Lounge. JA Manafaru is the only resort with two lounges at MLE Airport – one is close to international arrivals and the other is at the seaplane terminal. While waiting, guests are invited to relax in the JA Manafaru Guest Lounge and enjoy complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks, as well as a neck and shoulder massage (subject to availability).

Business Centre
The JA Manafaru Business Centre provides secretarial and administrative assistance with a computer, scanner, printer and high-speed internet connection. Our Experience Hosts at the reception are available 24 hours a day to assist no matter how small or large the task may be. It is located near the boutique area and the resort reception.

Important Note – Green Tax
Effective 1 November 2015, a fee will be charged on all stays at a tourist resort, tourist hotel or tourist vessel in the Republic of Maldives. Under the amended Maldives Tourism Act (Law Number 2/99), this fee – titled “Green Tax” – will be collected from the guest directly by the establishment upon check-in for the entire duration of stay and will be charged on a per person per night basis. The fee for this resort is USD 6 per person per night.


  • 2018 World Travel Awards: Indian Ocean's Leading Honeymoon Resort
  • 2018 World Travel Awards: Indian Ocean's Leading Hotel Suite
  • 2018 World Travel Awards: Maldives' Leading Hotel Suite
  • 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards: Luxury Island Resort in the Indian Ocean
  • 2018 World Luxury Spa Awards: Best Luxury Destination Spa - Country Winner
  • 2018 World Luxury Spa Awards: Best Luxury Island Spa - Regional Winner 
  • 2018 Hotel of the Year Awards: No. 7 Best Luxury Honeymoon Island Resort Worldwide
  • 2018 TripAdvisor: Top 10 Luxury Hotels in the Maldives
  • 2018 TripAdvisor: Top 10 Romantic Hotels in the Maldives
  • 2018 TripAdvisor: Top 10 Hotels for Service in the Maldives
  • 2018 TripAdvisor: Top 20 Luxury Hotels in Asia
  • 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards: Best Luxury Honeymoon Resort in the Indian Ocean
  • 2017 World Travel Awards: Maldives Leading Hotel Suite
  • 2017 World Travel Awards: Indian Ocean's Leading Hotel Suite
  • 2017 TripAdvisor: Top 10 Best Hotels in the World
  • 2016 World Travel Awards: Maldives Leading Hotel Suite
  • 2016 World Travel Awards: Indian Ocean's Leading Hotel Suite
  • 2016 World Luxury Hotel 10th Anniversary: Luxury Honeymoon Hotel - Regional
  • 2015 Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality & Lifestyle Awards:The Seal of Excellence
  • 2015 World Travel Awards: Maldives Leading Hotel Suite - Royal Island Two Bedroom Suite with infinity pool.
  • 2015 World Travel Awards: Indian Ocean Leading Hotel Suite Royal Island Two Bedroom Suite with infinity pool.
  • 2014 Wine Spectator Certificate: The Cellar, White Orchid and Ocean Grill
  • 2014 Tripadvisor: Certificate of Excellence

One of the world’s most geographically dispersed countries, Maldives is renowned for its white sandy beaches and diverse marine life frolicking in its azure sea. The tropical-monsoon climate of this island nation allows its vegetation to thrive, teeming with indigenous fauna and flora. Its maximum temperature averages 27 degrees (80.6 degrees Fahrenheit) consistently, with the year split into two climatic spells. The dry season of Iruvai runs from the months of December to April before the rainy season of Hulhangu visits from May to November, bringing strong winds and storms.



JA Manafaru

Address:  2062, Haa Alifu Atoll,
Republic of Maldives