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JA Manafaru

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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Out of fifteen hotels and destinations on our honeymoon, this was BY FAR the best! The JA Manafaru is the perfect hotel in the perfect honeymoon destination. I spent 5 days there on my honeymoon. From the moment you land at the Male airport you are received by a hotel rep and escorted to a beautiful private lounge. The plane... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our recent visit to the Ja Manafaru Resort was one of the most satisfying, relaxing and unforgettable vacations in my many years of travelling. The resort, management, staff, accommodation, recreation facilities and atmosphere were above and beyond our expectations. After being greeted at the airport in Male, we had a wonderful sea plane ride where we were greeted at the... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We selected JA Manafaru for our honeymoon based on positive reviews and the price of overwater villas (with pool). And I'm extremely glad we did so, the resort is amazing that gave us an out of this world experience. There are countless amazing things we can talk about for this resort .... but my wife right now is forcing me... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

JA Manafaru is 350km North of Malle and a 75/90 minute seaplane trip after the Internationalal flight to get you to the Maldives. To be fair, landing in Malle is quite quaint compared to most International airports and you are sitting in the Seaplane lounge waiting for your connecting flight within half an hour of landing. The seaplane ride is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

JA Manafaru surpassed all our expectations with this beautiful desert island offering so much to us & our teenage children to pack an amazing 10 day stay. We didn't even find time to cover all the activities available including a private BBQ on the beach, a dip in the infinity pool under the stars or sun on the private water... More 

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Walter H, General Manager at JA Manafaru, responded to this review

Dear BJEye, Thank you so much for your positive comments. We are thrilled to know that we have been able to exceed your expectations in the level of service that we provided and the team is certainly motivated by your feedback. Thank you again for taking the time to share your feedback on this platform , and we look forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I first arrived here, I was - firstly - absolutely blown away by the incredible room & outdoor area. We all loved the plunge pool. The water-villas were amazing and we got a very special deal as we know the manager. Much appreciated. I must say, I have never in my life experienced a better rest than the ones... More 

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Walter H, General Manager at JA Manafaru, responded to this review

Dear Amber A, Greetings from the Maldives, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and memories of your stay with us. It is really good to know that you liked the villas and the interior finishing throughout the Resort as we have spent a lot of time and effort upgrading the product over the last... More 

Yaren
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where does one start..from the moment my daughter & I landed in Male (on a Mum/Daughter trip), the outstanding service began..pre trip emails, the JA Rep and lounge staff made us feel that we were prodigal family returning home (even though it was our first trip). We had arrived too late for the Sea Plane so a Domestic plane, then... More 

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Walter H, General Manager at JA Manafaru, responded to this review

Dear Leane521, Warm Greetings from JA Manafaru, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback from your time with us at JA Manafaru. We are truly delighted to know that you and your mother had a such memorable experience. I have passed on your kind comments to Imran and the rest of the team and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We looked at literally every 5 star hotel in the Maldives before selecting JA Manafaru. After spending two weeks in their over-the-water villa I can sum up the experience in one word: Magic. If you’re looking for one of the most special places in the world, you found it. Our 10 year anniversary could not have been any better. Not... More 

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Walter H, General Manager at JA Manafaru, responded to this review

Dear Davesmith007 Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts of your stay in such detail. We are very happy that you selected JA Manafaru for your 10 year anniversary; and more so that we were able to live up to and exceed your expectations on this special trip. Heartfelt hospitality is one of our core values; which... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to this resort has a family of 8 , A bit nervous with it being our first time in the Maldives and not sure what to expect for such a large group because when i always think of the maldives i think of romatic couples and getaways. As soon as you land into Male you are looked after... More 

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Walter H, General Manager at JA Manafaru, responded to this review

Dear Lovingtravel 2015 Warm Greetings from JA Manafaru, Thank you so much for your kind words, and for taking the time to write such a detailed review of the Resort. It means a lot to the team. We are truly happy that you and your family had a memorable and unforgettable stay with us here at JA Manafaru. Thank you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Manafaru, is must see resort and from the get go we were blown away. Our villa host was brilliant arranging and order everything we asked for an requested, however the resorts secret weapon is their head chef of one of their restaurants Adiamo Pradeep. Pradeep was phemonenal and catered to our every need, so much so that towards the... More 

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Walter H, General Manager at JA Manafaru, responded to this review

Dear Kessington, Thank you for the great review of our Resort. We do have a very strong Food & Beverage team in place; who work very hard to serve the best food while providing the perfect environment, and we are glad to see that their efforts are truly paying off. The fact that you remember them by name; means that... More 

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