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JA Manafaru

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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beijing Region, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

my husband and i made this lovely trip in Manafaru on Feb 14-18. it was the most beautiful trip we have ever experienced. we flied from Beijing, made a trans airline at Singapore, landed Manafaru at exactly on Valentine's Day. 2 days sand house, 2 days water house, both are good, for the first-time guests, try them both. SNORKELING we... More 

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

Dear Yang1025, Thank you so much for sharing in detail your customer journey at JA Manafaru. We very much appreciate your feedback and I have passed on your best wishes to Ahmed. You made some very valid points and we are currently in the process of increasing the number of Chinese speakers in our team. We do hope that you... More 

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not usually the sort of guy who fills out these things but this just had to be shared with you. This island has the ultimate relaxation of accommodation and facilities I have ever encountered. I have been in many different countries in my life span of 57 years and experienced many forms of accommodation but nothing can compare... More 

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

Dear Simonfrench137, Thank you so much for your very positive review. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable time and I have passed on your best to Rameez, Kyra, Kate and all of the Kitchen brigade. Your infectious enthusiasm permeated the resort during your stay and we were sorry to see you leave. We look forward to seeing... More 

Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 2nd time back. The first was in 2011 when it was still Waldorf Astoria. We chose to come back here even though it's one of the furthest resorts and sea plane timings are so restrictive because once we get here, we really feel like we are in paradise! We like that the resort is not too overcrowded,... More 

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

Dear OliviaCheryl, We were so happy that you decided to come back and stay with us again. It is always nice for the team to welcome back friends and they really appreciated the fact that once again you had a memorable experience. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks and Best Regards Walter Hall General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights and I would like to start to thank my host villa Mangal for his excellent service ! We stay in a sunrise over water villa, the room was fabulous with a private pool, I like the modern style and the details in the room , like the glass panel on the floor , the shower... More 

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

Dear Geris06, Thank you very much for your feedback on your stay with us at JA Manafaru. I have passed on your kind comments to Mangal, who misses you both and hopes to see you again on your next visit. I have also relayed your comments to the Food and Beverage and Spa teams who are both delighted. We hope... More 

Tallinn, Estonia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our family stayed in Ja manafaru in february 2015. and we had very nice expirience and only positive impressions. Rooms (we stayed in water villa) , food , service all is on a high level. Good restaurants, wide choice of delicious food. For children there is a big clean kids zone, with different activities provided by friendly nice babysitters. For... More 

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

Dear Aleksandr K, Thank you very much for your detailed review of your customer journey at our resort. We are delighted you had a wonderful time at JA Manafaru and our team was delighted when hearing your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best personal regards, Walter Hall General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I've been there for twice, my family like this island so much. The first time is the summer of 2010, just after this island opened to tourists. There are more staffs than tourists at that time (obviously it's impossible now). The food is so great there, and I like the swimming pool. It's a perfect destination for holiday, for honeymoon,... More 

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

Dear Shen L, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our resort. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us as much as we did hosting you on your second visit. We very much appreciate your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Best personal regards, Walter Hall General... More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place simply has the recipe of a perfect holiday: Friendly and helpful staff (who gave us a surprise birthday cake and card), well-decorated and well-lighted villas (we stayed two nights in water-villa, and two in beach bungalow), delicious restaurants, seamless arrangement from the moment they pick u up from the airport, to send you off. Above all, it has... More 

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

Dear Michelle W, Thank you very much for your kind comments. We were delighted that you chose JA Manafaru to spend your honeymoon and hope that these memories stay with you forever. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best Regards Walter More 

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289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This was my third time at this resort. The first was back in 2011, when it was the Waldorf Astoria. After that, in January 2014, when it was the Beach House, and now as the JA Manafaru. The resort is being upgraded and renovated (at least during our stay in January 2015), but it’s a soft remodeling (new furniture, colors,... More 

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

Dear AlbertR, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us as much as we did hosting you on your third visit. I have passed on your comments to the entire team including Nikolaos, who were thrilled to read such positive feedback. I look forward to meeting you on your... More 

Maldives
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I searched long and hard looking at all the resorts and reviews trying to make a decision as to where I would like to celebrate my 50th. I made my decision based on reviews as most of the 5 star hotels were a bit pricey. From the greating at the airport by their friendly staff to the greating at the... More 

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

Dear Darren Patrick H, Thank you very much for choosing JA Manafaru to celebrate your 50th birthday. It was a privilege for us to share this experience with you and our team was very happy upon hearing your kind words. We hope that you will return soon so that we can create many more memorable moments for you. Best Regards,... More 

Maldives
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

From our arrival and welcoming by the management team we enjoyed every minute of our stay. We travel a lot and can't recall a better experience. Staff ambience and resort were all of the highest order.

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

Dear John H, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our resort. We very much appreciate your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Best personal regards, Walter Hall General Manager More 

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