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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Athens
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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 hotel reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you arrive at Male airport you can use the exclusive JA lounge while waiting for your seaplane, the 80 minute journey offers breathtaking views of the varied shaped lush islands and white sands. The Beach Suite that we stayed in has all the space and facilities we needed during our stay, a comfortable king bed, flat screen Tv's in... More 

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

Dear Eddy657, Thank you very much for your detailed review of your customer journey at the resort. Such kind comments are an inspiration for our team. I have spoken to Ashraf and Chef Nasser and they pass on their very best to you. The Maldivian evening is proving very popular and we will continue to create new guest experiences throughout... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can only stay at 1 resort at Maldives, this is the one ! Absolutely amazing level of guest satisfaction. Fantastic options for food with no less than 7 dining options, you'll be spoilt for choice. The ocean villa has truly awesome views. Great job by the new GM & team, I'm looking forward to going back soon !

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

Dear Leslie, Thank you very much for sharing your review with our Trip Advisor readers and we are thrilled to know that you enjoyed and appreciated the amazing views from our Ocean Villa and the great dining options. It was a pleasure having you here and it is fantastic to know that we will see you again. Best personal regards,... More 

Warsaw, Poland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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

Dear Mr. Tomasz, Thank you for your wonderful review on your recent stay with us. We are delighted you had such a wonderful time and even has extended your stay at JA Manafaru. You have gone into great detail on your vacation, which we really thank you for giving as I know it is not always easy to find different... More 

Dubai
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

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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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

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 January 5, 2015

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 

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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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