JA Manafaru Resort
This is JA Manafaru, where couples can celebrate in paradise and where families can enjoy the spacious multi-bedroom beach villas. Your taste buds will be seduced at seven different restaurants by the exceptional cuisine created from locally produced ingredients. Your soul will be revived with relaxing treatments at the spa, traditional cultural experiences, engaging seaside activities and underwater discoveries designed to create unforgettable memories.
To complement the stunning island beach, our resort also features three main swimming pools, a PADI dive centre, water sports school, spa, wellness pavilion, recreation activities on land, family entertainment area and dedicated kids club.
Engaging seaside activities and underwater discoveries designed to create unforgettable memories. This tropical island is located in Haa Alif atoll in the Maldives, accessible by either sea plane or domestic flight transfers from Male.
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 living, se ... read more
Two Bedroom Grand Water 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 uninhabit ... read more
Two Bedroom Royal Island 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
With the guidance of our experienced, reassuring PADI 5 star dive team, you can discover the extraordinary marine life around the Haa Alif atoll. Comprehensive and multilingual diving courses in nine languages are offered for all diving levels. Novice divers will enjoy gaining confidence in the shallow depths of our house reef, while more experienced divers and underwater photographers can visit some of our favourite local dive sites further afield. Complimentary snorkelling gear is also available.
The PADI 5 star dive centre is open from 8.30am to 6pm.
Get out into the ocean - courtesy of several non-motorised water sports options such as windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddling and catamaran sailing. We also offer numerous motorised water-based activities, including jet-skiing, wakeboarding, mono-skiing, knee-boarding and water skiing. Our qualified, friendly instructors at the VDWS certified water sports school can provide essential guidance and refresher courses.
The VDWS certified water sports school is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm.
Book the tennis court for a friendly or competitive game, or join other guests for volleyball on the beach. Indoors we also have table tennis and a pool table, ideal when there’s a rainy day. Our advanced fitness center is open 24 hours a day and guests can also book a personal training session or join on of our wellness classes.
Beach and Pools
There are three swimming pools on Manafaru island, along with a beautiful beach that separates the lush tropical vegetation from the cerulean blue Indian Ocean.
This destination is a leisure and recreation area for both children and grown-ups.
Adults can spend hours in the simulators while youngsters can enjoy the video games on the X-Box.
Other features include a library with a variety of books and magazines in different languages, table tennis, billiard and a diversified offer of board games.
The full equiped fitness centre is also located within this complex.
ChillZone is open 24 hours a day and the area is supervised from 9am to 9pm.
There’s a quaint little paradise for children on JA Manafaru. Our CoolZone is fitted out with a private pool featuring mini-daybeds, games room, mini-climbing wall, herb garden and even a bungee trampoline for older children.
Our friendly child minders get creative on a regular basis with fun activities such as cooking classes, crab hunting and pirate dress-up.
Children aged 3 to 12 years can play daily at the CoolZone from 9am to 6pm.
Our family island resort also features other facilities including:
Infant sleeping area
Children’s cribs and high chairs
Children’s toilets and washbasins
Children’s bottle warmers
Children’s baby monitors
In-villa children’s amenities
World-class dining in the Maldives
Food and travel are inseparable and at JA Manafaru, we take you on a culinary journey across seven world-class dining destinations, guaranteed to tempt even the most sophisticated palate. With three of our restaurants being awarded Wine Spectacular Award of Excellence 2014 for our extensive wine selection and a kaleidoscope of flavours featuring fresh local produce and native spices of the region, you can experience the culture and flavours of the world, on our secluded island hideaway.
Whether you are looking for a romantic beachfront dinner, fresh seafood feast, traditional Maldivian dining experience or poolside snack, you will be spoilt for choice.
Visit the beachfront Ocean Grill and feast on exquisite local seafood and delectable meat, freshly prepared on the live grill and seasoned with organic herbs, fresh from our island garden. Enjoy the evening island breeze permeated with delicious scents and fresh flavors for a fabulous dining experience under the stars.
Experience the award winning Asian fusion cuisine at White Orchid offering an exotic mix of Chinese, Japanese and Thai speciality dishes and signature creations by our very own Chef Richard Cross, renown as a pioneer of fusion cuisine and a flare for creating exceptional flavours and artistic presentation.
Start your day on the island with the ultimate breakfast experience at Kakuni, with a specular breakfast buffet with a gourmet options from across the globe. Our lunch and evening buffets will take you on a culinary adventure featuring International, Maldivian, Asian and Middle Eastern selections and fresh local produce from our doorstep.
Experience haute cuisine and explore our award winning ‘wine cave’ offering an extensive selection of fine wines from prestigious vineyards around the world. The Cellar is situated two and a half metres below sea level and is a romantic, candlelit, underground haven. Attention all foodies and wine connoisseurs, join our passionate sommelier for a private wine tasting or experience the ultimate The Wine Cellar Dinner, with our internationally rated Chef.
Andiamo Bistro and Pool
Be transported to the shores of the Mediterranean and enjoy a kaleidoscope of colors, fragrances and flavors with a home-made pizza, pasta and salads, nestled within a lush oasis around the resort pool - bellissimo!
Infinity Bar and Pool
With seamless views to the horizon, Infinity Pool Bar is the perfect spot to savour a fresh salad, delicious sandwich or light snack, throughout the day.
No visit to JA Manafaru would be complete without taking the time to experience a blissful sunset at Horizon Lounge. Relaxation will come naturally, as you take in the vibrant changing skyline reflected across the pristine waters with one of our signature cocktails in hand.
Meander through the lush island pathways to discover the hidden oasis of Calm Spa, nestled amongst the mangroves. A haven of pure relaxation, guests can experience a blissful journey to revitalize, rejuvenate or simply retreat.
Calm Spa together with world renowned partner, Aromatherapy Associates offers a sophisticated collection of aromatherapy massage and treatments, enhancing the invigorating properties of essential oils for relaxation, anti-aging, deep hydration and mental clarity.
Guests can also enjoy a bespoke selection of customized treatments including Shidehara, Ayurvedic or experience a traditional Maldivian massage or healing ritual.
Calm Spa’s professional therapists can customize treatments and programmes according to your needs and each of the nine ultra-private treatment rooms features an open-air rain shower and bath tub. Guests are also welcome to enjoy complimentary access to Calm Spa’s hydrotherapy bath, sauna and steam room, before or after your treatment and also relax in our herbal infused Relaxation Garden.
Calm Spa is open daily from 10am to 8pm and should be a must on your island itinerary.