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JA Manafaru

5.0 of 5 PO Box 2062
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The island is top, you can enjoy your own private beach with nobody spoiling your time, but truly what is unique is combination of that with supersize beach villa perfectly designed and open from evevry angle. You will get your own private paradise there. Food can be choosen from 7 outlets, high quality gourmet level in Ocean Grill and Wild... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and daughter (21 yrs) had our first trip to Maldives over New Year and had an amazing time on this wonderful island! Thanks to Philippe, Nicolas, Richard and the staff (associates) at the island for making our stay so special - boat trip snorkling, dolphine cruise, fish feeding and the array of water at sports activity for all.... More 

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Nikolaos_Sifounios, Executive Assistant Manager at JA Manafaru, responded to this review

Dear Norman W, Thank you for staying with us and for your fantastic review of our resort. Your positive feedback will certainly motivate us to provide the very best for our guests. I will share your gracious words of praise and appreciation with my entire team. I am happy to know that you enjoyed the food at each of our... More 

Shanghai, China
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to the Maldives and I was really anxious to get the full experience. Since the Maldives is notoriously expensive, I booked us on an all-inclusive package (even though we rarely drink) so we wouldn't have to think about pricing while we were there. After a very busy last quarter of the year, this was a... More 

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Nikolaos_Sifounios, Executive Assistant Manager at JA Manafaru, responded to this review

Dear KSJones1, Thank you for staying with us over the festive Christmas season and for your wonderful review of our lovely resort. I am glad our product and team were able to live up to and exceed all expectations for such a heading of "WOW" and it is wonderful to receiving a 5* rating from someone such as yourselves, with... More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing, luxurious island then this is the resort for you. When I say quiet, I mean almost deserted. During our stay it felt like there were only 10 guests on the island. We were shocked to find out that it was 90% full. Some days we had the beach to ourselves so it truly... More 

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Philippe , General Manager at JA Manafaru, responded to this review

Dear Kirsty236, Thank you for staying with us over the festive Christmas season and for your wonderful review of our lovely resort. It is long way to come from Scotland, but I am glad we made it worth your while. The resort is indeed a very special place and simply brilliant for couples that would like to spend quality time... More 

Munich, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 7 nights at JA Manafaru and absolutely loved it. Crystal clear blue and turquoise water, white sandy beaches, a luxurious resort, nice snorkeling, excellent food, great service and wonderful staff and friendly and helpful management. We stayed in a sunset water villa (beautifully furnished with own pool and direct ocean access from the terrace and glass-bottom floor in... More 

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Philippe , General Manager at JA Manafaru, responded to this review

Dear Gabi R, Thank you for staying with us and for your wonderful review of our resort. I am glad you felt like royalty during your time with us which I have shared your compliments with Imran and thanked him for making a difference to your experience. It was a great pleasure to share your comments with my team and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am currently staying here and I am completely disappointed. Of course the island is beautiful, soft white sand, blue seas, it's the Maldives. The hotel, however, is not what I expected for the vast amount of money I have paid to stay here on an all inclusive board for 6 days. Stay in a Sunrise Water Villas. I am... More 

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Philippe , General Manager at JA Manafaru, responded to this review

Dear Sanah87, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent stay at JA Manafaru. It is with great disappointment that I read your review, which highlighted that you did not enjoy your stay with us. It is certainly not our intention to have any of our guests disappointed; however, it is clear that we have failed to... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Me and my husband stayed in JA Manafaru at the beginning of November and we were very pleased. After warm welcome we got dropped at our beach villa, though it is a basic category it offers unbelievable amount of space, both indoor and outdoor. You can find many activities on the island, lot of motorized and unmotorized water sports, 7... More 

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Philippe , General Manager at JA Manafaru, responded to this review

Dear ChinchillaSillvi, First of all let me express to you what a pleasure it was to have you and your husband staying with us. Thank you for this absolutely amazing and detailed review.. It's when reading such positive feedback, the team put their best smile on and hit the floor to push our standards higher making guests happy and in... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It was my first experience though it was work related but certainly felt like honeymoon experience even with out a man next to me…We caught a sea plane to our resort as it was the furthest island resort from Male port and it was truly an amazing experience of a life time. The welcome was so personal and as we... More 

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Philippe , General Manager at JA Manafaru, responded to this review

Dear GalinaTat, We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your moments with us and that we could leave such a wonderful and lasting impression with you. Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor and to share your personal experience at the JA Manafaru with the TA community. It was... More 

Maldives
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We enjoyed our quiet holiday and also the friendliness of staff and management very much. The food in the romantic restaurants is excellent, villas are newly and tastefully furnished. The beach is gorgeous, in spite of this invite the two different pools for swimming and chilling. What else could you want more?

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Philippe , General Manager at JA Manafaru, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for staying with us on this secluded paradise of Maldives and for writing such a wonderful review. I have conveyed your compliments onto our team members. We take great pride of the warmth and friendliness fostered by our people who consistently strive to anticipate our guests’ needs and to deliver the JA Manafaru... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

As the most northern hotel in the Maldives, JA really makes you feel like you are in the middle of paradise, in total seclusion. I have stayed in the Maldives twice before, and each island has something a little different to offer. This hotel has an amazing group of well trained staff, who not only look after your every need,... More 

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Philippe , General Manager at JA Manafaru, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for staying with us on this secluded paradise of Maldives and for writing such a lovely review. JA Manafaru is indeed a little jewel of a resort offering generously sized villas that guarantee total privacy. On the other hand, I sincerely appreciate your comments regarding our team, their genuine passion and care, smiles... More 

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Additional Information about JA Manafaru

Address: PO Box 2062
Location: Maldives > Haa Alif Atoll > Manafaru Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — JA Manafaru 5*
Number of rooms: 84
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Also Known As:
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Hotel Haa Aliff Atoll
Beach Hotel Alifu Atoll
The Beach Hotel

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