JA Manafaru Resort

Overview

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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Location

A holiday in Maldives is more than just a luxury getaway; it is an escape from the ordinary and a journey to an island paradise surrounded by pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, natural beauty, underwater adventures and culinary exploration. Let us create your very own picture-perfect getaway with a unique blend of breathtaking activities, cultural excursions and a lifetime of memories.

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.


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VILLA

Experience the wonders of Mother Nature at her best. Whether it is beachfront or water living you seek, each of the 84 villas and suites at JA Manafaru has been designed to complement the natural setting of the island.

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Beach Bungalow with Private Pool

Beach Bungalow with Private Pool

Staying in a Beach Bungalow is about experiencing pure island cool "“ just a few leisure steps to the beach and surrounded by tropical greenery. Spread over 150 square meters, the spacious livin ... read more

Sunrise Water Villas with Private Infinity Pool

Sunrise Water Villas with Private Infinity Pool

Sunrise over the Indian Ocean is a sight to behold, with a pastel palette gently transforming the dark blue island sky canvas into a masterpiece of colour that is reflected onto the ocean itself. The ... read more

Sunset Water Villas with Private Infinity Pool

Sunset Water Villas with Private Infinity Pool

Watching the sun set on the horizon of the Indian Ocean is indeed a spectacular sight, with vibrant hues merging into each other. The neutral tones of your Sunset Water Villa contrast beautifully with ... read more

One Bedroom Beach Suite with Private Pool

One Bedroom Beach Suite with Private Pool

Make yourself comfortable in a tropical hideaway by choosing a spacious One Bedroom Beach Suite of 225 square metres with hand-carved wood furnishings. In addition to a separate bedroom, large living ... read more

Grand Water Two Bedroom Suite with Private Infinity Pool

Grand Water Two Bedroom Suite with Private Infinity Pool

With its exclusive position at the tip of the water villas, our Two Bedroom Grand Water Suite offers both privacy and expansive views across the Indian Ocean"s turquoise waters towards the unin ... read more

Royal Island Two Bedroom Suite with Private Pool

Royal Island Two Bedroom Suite with Private Pool

Complete privacy, a spectacular infinity pool, sauna, steam room and even an exclusive spa treatment room are some of the features of our Two Bedroom Royal Island Suite. This luxury two-storey beach r ... read more

FACILITIES

Facilities & Activities

Facilities & Activities

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

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WINE DINE

ANDIAMO BISTRO AND POOL

ANDIAMO BISTRO AND POOL

Located next to the resort"s largest pool and flanked by soaring palm trees, Andiamo Bistro is the perfect spot for a refreshing lunch or dinner. A promise to tantalise your taste buds, this Mediterranean inspired restaurant in the Maldives offers flavours and scents that will transport you right to the shores of the Mediterranean. From antipasti to pizzas and pastas, expect the best of home-style dishes prepared using the freshest local produce and catch, served in a relaxed atmosphere.

Perched at the edge of JA Manafaru"s largest free-form swimming pool, you will find this Maldives restaurant nestled within a lush oasis, presenting an idyllic location for relaxing with a drink in hand or sampling the best of Mediterranean cuisine.This cosy bistro comfortably provides seating for 18 people indoors and 15 people outdoors.

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Offering panoramic views of Haa Alifu"s lush tropical beauty, this restaurant in Maldives is the ideal relaxation escape during day and evening.
The menu offers a kaleidoscope of colours, fragrances and flavours straight from the Mediterranean kitchens.
Extensive wine and beverage list.
The chef is able to cater to various dietary requirements. Dishes can be adapted to suit personal preferences on request.
The outlet is WiFi-enabled, allowing for convenient Internet connectivity.
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INFINITY BAR AND POOL

INFINITY BAR AND POOL

Situated right next to JA Manafaru"s infinity pool, this restaurant in the Maldives is aptly named after its ideal locale. For guests lounging at this relaxing spot, Infinity Bar and Pool serves light bites of gourmet sandwiches, refreshing salads, mouth-watering snacks and desserts from morning to afternoon. A seamless view of the Indian Ocean across the horizon completes this picturesque setting.

Perfectly positioned next to the resort"s infinity pool, this restaurant in the Maldives offers endless mesmerising views of the azure sea.This cosy restaurant in the Maldives comfortably provides seating for 15 people indoors and 20 people outdoors. Children under the age of 16 will only be allowed access if accompanied by an adult.

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Situated next to and overlooking the resort"s infinity pool, this restaurant in the Maldives showcases endless views of the majestic Indian Ocean across the horizon.
The menu offers signature creations of gourmet sandwiches, refreshing salads, mouth-watering snacks and desserts.
Extensive beverage list.
The chef is able to cater to various dietary requirements. Dishes can be adapted to suit personal preferences on request.
The outlet is WiFi-enabled, allowing for convenient Internet connectivity.

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Ocean Grill

Ocean Grill

Feast on exquisite locally caught seafood and delectable steaks at this beachfront restaurant in the Maldives. Seasoned with herbs farmed from the resort"s organic garden, Ocean Grill at JA Manafaru offers a seasonal menu of mouth-watering dishes. Select from amongst the live catch housed in the restaurant"s pond, and have your meal grilled by the chef according to your preference. Sit back and relax as the evening breeze brings in wafts of delicious scents and fresh flavours to whet your appetite.

Flanked by lush tropical greenery and mere footprints away from the magnificent Indian Ocean and its pristine beach, the sea-facing location of this restaurant in the Maldives makes for a memorable breezy dinner experience under the stars. Situated on an elevated platform on the beach"s white sands, Ocean Grill seats 35 people inside its open-concept dining space and 30 people on its outdoor terrace.

THE ATMOSPHERE

Set against groves of palm trees, this restaurant in the Maldives offers never-ending views of the ocean, making it an idyllic venue for romantic dinners.
Ocean Grill"s menu changes regularly to accommodate the availability of seasonal produce and fresh catches of the day.
Extensive wine and beverage list.
The chef is able to cater to various dietary requirements. Dishes can be adapted to suit personal preferences on request.
The outlet is WiFi-enabled, allowing for convenient Internet connectivity.

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White Orchid

White Orchid

Take your taste buds on a journey across Asia at White Orchid. This award-winning restaurant in the Maldives offers an exotic mix of Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Thai speciality dishes. With expert chefs for each type of food, the menu is a creative mix of authentic dishes and fusion creations. Blending harmoniously with its tropical surrounds, White Orchid is housed in a stilted over-water bungalow, affording magnificent views of the majestic ocean.

As one of the most romantic Maldives restaurants, White Orchid is housed in a sea-facing over-water bungalow, overlooking JA Manafaru"s cultivated cluster of coral reef beds.Facilitating the natural breeze from the ocean, the interior design of the restaurant is light and airy from inside to outside, providing seating for 35 people indoors, 10 at the teppanyaki experience and 35 people on the outdoor terrace.

THE ATMOSPHERE

Offering panoramic sea views of the Indian Ocean, this restaurant in the Maldives is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner of wining and dining by starlight.
The menu features Chinese, Japanese, Indian and South East Asian speciality dishes, and Asian-fusion creations.
Extensive wine and beverage list.
The chef is able to cater to various dietary requirements. Dishes can be adapted to suit personal preferences on request.
The outlet is WiFi-enabled, allowing for convenient Internet connectivity.

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Kakuni

Kakuni

Partake in the island"s culinary traditions at this enchanting buffet restaurant in the Maldives. Energise your morning with a gourmet breakfast spread, or embark on a culinary adventure with themed meals showcasing Maldivian cuisine, international delights. Whichever your choice, be assured of a tantalisingly delicious dining experience. Nestled within a vibrant green setting, Kakuni offers an incomparable buffet experience.

A truly unique restaurant in the Maldives, Kakuni is a hidden oasis found within a lush tropical setting. Kakuni provides seating for 90 people indoor and 50 people outdoors.

THE ATMOSPHERE

Set against a lush backdrop, this restaurant in the Maldives makes for tranquil dining from day to evening.
Experience the traditional Maldivian communal dining known as Malaafai, whereby 20 different types of dishes are served alongside hot steamed rice.
Extensive wine and beverage list.
The chef is able to cater to various dietary requirements. Dishes can be adapted to suit personal preferences on request.
The outlet is WiFi-enabled, allowing for convenient Internet connectivity.

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The Cellar

The Cellar

A most extraordinary restaurant in the Maldives, The Cellar at JA Manafaru presents an unparalleled experience for gastronomic and wine connoisseurs. Located two and a half metres below sea level, this award-winning "˜wine cave" offers an extensive selection of fine labels from prestigious vineyards across the world, paired perfectly with haute cuisine in a menu designed to enhance the taste of the vintage. Its interior of wood, stone and mood lighting, makes it a true undersea haven for romance.

Set in an underground volcanic stone cave, the entrance to this Maldives restaurant is two and a half metres below sea level and accessible down a flight of stairs. In a space surrounded by floor to ceiling displays of the finest vintages, The Cellar seats maximum 12 people.

THE ATMOSPHERE

Revel in the sensation of dining undersea at this unique restaurant in the Maldives.
Experience the ultimate 'The Wine Cellar Dinner', with haute cuisine prepared by the renowned chef.
Connoisseurs of fine wines will enjoy the private tasting conducted by a passionate and knowledgeable sommelier.
The chef is able to cater to various dietary requirements. Dishes can be adapted to suit personal preferences on request.
The outlet is WiFi-enabled, allowing for convenient Internet connectivity.

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HORIZON LOUNGE

HORIZON LOUNGE

Visit Horizon Lounge at JA Manafaru to enjoy front-row seats made for admiring the spectrum of colours that spans across the ocean and sky. Situated on an elevated wooden deck, Horizon Lounge affords panoramic sea views, whether seated within its cosy interior or on its outdoors terrace. During the day, it is the perfect spot for a pre- or post- workout smoothie as the bar is located next to the gym. Coffee and ice creams are available throughout the day. Relaxation comes naturally at this charming lounge bar in the Maldives as you recline on cushioned-backed sofas with a signature cocktail in hand whilst enjoying live entertainment twice a week.

Providing one of the most spectacular locations for witnessing an Indian Ocean sunset, Horizon Lounge is situated on the pristine beachfront of the Haa Alifu atoll. With live entertainment provided for your enjoyment, this lounge bar in the Maldives comfortably provides seating for 30 people indoors and 70 people outdoors.

THE ATMOSPHERE

Experience a blissful sunset and impressive vistas at this lounge bar in the Maldives with its pristine beachfront location near JA Manafaru"s cultivated coral reef.
To accompany the extensive list of signature cocktails, wines and beverages, a delightful menu featuring tasty light bites is also available.
The chef is able to cater to various dietary requirements. Dishes can be adapted to suit personal preferences on request.
The outlet is WiFi-enabled, allowing for convenient Internet connectivity.

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SPA

SPA & WELLNESS

SPA & WELLNESS

Harnessing the curative power of Mother Nature, meander through the lush island pathways to discover a hidden oasis of Calm Spa at JA Manafaru. This Maldives spa offers a haven of pure relaxation and indulgence. Immerse yourself in authentic Maldivian age-old healing rituals infused with the therapeutic wonders of Ayurveda and aromatherapy, or explore the select range of Elemis facials, massages and anti-ageing treatments. Enjoy your blissful journey towards revitalisation and rejuvenation.

FACILITIES

Calm Spa offers six double treatment rooms, two single rooms, one Ayurvedic room fitted for Shirodhara therapies, and one massage room built specifically for traditional Thai massages.
Each of the ten treatment rooms is fitted with their own private garden and open-sky bathroom with rain shower and bathtub.
This Maldives spa also offers complimentary access to hydrotherapy bath, sauna and steam rooms.
Retreat to the spa"s indoor relaxation space.
Beauty salon offering manicure and pedicure services.

THERAPISTS

Our therapists have been trained in renowned international wellness centers and can offer a treatment which is tailored to your body and skin type, to enhance your wellness and beauty. All our therapists undergo continuous training conducted by Elemis professional trainers, as well as additional treatment training to ensure that they are skilled in the latest industry trends.

TREATMENTS

Together with world-renowned spa brand Elemis, Calm Spa offers a sophisticated collection of aromatherapy massages, facials, nourishing baths, body scrubs and soothing wraps. Enhanced by the invigorating properties of essential oils, these treatments focus on relaxation, anti-aging, deep hydration and mental clarity.
A bespoke selection of customised treatments comprising Shirodhara, Ayurvedic, Thai, Balinese, Swedish and Maldivian traditions is also offered on the spa menu.
For the ultimate in luxury pampering, choose the Manafaru Signature Ritual. A Maldivian treasure trove of traditional healing rituals, with a fresh coconut scrub and a coconut oil massage, you can depart this Maldives spa feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

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