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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 seaplane and watercraft. This exclusive hideaway in Maldives is 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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • 98% of travelers recommend

Accommodations

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Dining

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.

WHITE ORCHID

WHITE ORCHID

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

OCEAN GRILL

OCEAN GRILL

Local seafood and grilled meats culminate in an evening to remember.

Leisure

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.

CASTAWAY ISLAND

CASTAWAY ISLAND

If undisturbed leisure is what you seek, escape to one of our two uninhabited islands.

SPA & WELLNESS

SPA & WELLNESS

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

Special Occasions

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.

WEDDING

WEDDING

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

HONEYMOON

HONEYMOON

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

Offers

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 at this enchanting hideaway.

STAY LONGER & SAVE IN THE PARADISE

STAY LONGER & SAVE IN THE PARADISE

The longer you stay, the more you save! Book a stay of seven nights or more and enjoy up to 30% discount.

ROMANTIC HONEYMOON IN THE MALDIVES

ROMANTIC HONEYMOON IN THE MALDIVES

Make your dream honeymoon a reality with up to 30% off at JA Manafaru.

Benefits

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

GUEST REVIEWS

JA Manafaru

TripAdvisor average score

5

Out of 5 from 865 reviews

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.

JA Manafaru is considered one of the best hotels in the Maldives for its powder-fine sand, lush tropical surrounds, stylish accommodation options, enticing cuisine, diverse recreational activities and unique excursions. JA Manafaru is one of the best hotels in Maldives for honeymooners, as well as one of the best hotels in the Maldives for families. In addition to raving endorsements received from guests this enchanting hideaway has achieved:

  • TripAdvisor - "Certificate of Excellence" 2017

  • TripAdvisor - "Traveller's Choice Award" 2017: Top 10 Hotels in the World

  • TripAdvisor - "Certificate of Excellence" 2016 

  • Booking.com - "Guest Review Awards" winner 2016

  • World Travel Awards - "Maldives' Leading Hotel Suite" winner 2016

  • Word Travel Awards - "Indian Ocean's Leading Hotel Suite" winner 2016

  • Selling Travel - "Highly Commended Agents Choice Award" 2016

  • Seven Star Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Award - "JA Manafaru Seal of Excellence" 2016

  • Seven Star Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Award  - "Calm Spa Seal of Excellence" 2016

  • The World Travel Awards - "Maldives Leading Hotel Suites" 2016

  • The World Travel Awards - "Indian Ocean's Leading Hotel Suites" 2016

  • TripAdvisor - "Certificate of Excellence" 2016

  • Booking.com - "Award winner" 2015

  • TripAdvisor - "Bravo Badge" 2015

  • The World Travel Awards - "Maldives Leading Hotel Suites" 2015

  • The World Travel Awards - "Indian Ocean's Leading Hotel Suites" 2015

  • TripAdvisor - "Certificate of Excellence" 2014

  • Wine Spectator Certificate 2014

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.

 

LOCATION

JA Manafaru

Address: 2062, Haa Alifu Atoll,
Republic of Maldives

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