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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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manchester
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at JA Manafaru at the beginning of May and were looked after so well, we wish we were still there. On arrival into Male we were treated and whisked off into their seaplane lounge, which was comfortable with complimentary refreshments, to wait for our seaplane. This took about an hour which is usual. The seaplane ride of 1h20... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just came back from 3 nights with my wife at JA manafaru and absolutely blown away by the resort. I went there thinking 4 days is plenty for a short break, but could have easily stayed another few nights. Stayed in a water villa which was perfectly fitted out from fantastic bath and shower to stunning outdoor area and incredibly... More 

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

Dear Baghla18, Thanks a million for your ringing endorsement of our resort. I will pass on your very best to Richard, Jameel and the rest of our team who are always enthused by such feedback. We do hope to welcome you back again soon with your family and I am sure your children will enjoy our expansive Kids Club, which... More 

London
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have just returned from 9 nights at this fabulous resort. It is a bit of a trek to get to (75 mins by seaplane from Male), but it is so worth it. You are met on arrival by senior members of the hotel staff and within minutes you are whisked to your spacious, tastefully furnished, secluded... More 

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

Dear Valerie J, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback here on TripAdvisor. Our team was very happy to read your kind words and Imran passes on his very best regards to you both. We are all very happy that you will come back to see us again when we will do our best to... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to this amazing resort and was slightly nervous, as to would it live up to the same standard as last year , well it was a million times better as we arrived from the airport the JA lounge was great, nice food relaxing, free wifi. then the sea plane was just a dream come true.... More 

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

Dear Donna, Thank you so much for your very positive review. It was a pleasure to have you and Derek return to the island and experience the dramatic changes following our recent refurbishment. The Castaway island is undoubtedly a unique experience and I am delighted that you enjoyed it so much. Imran and all of the team very much appreciate... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, Ismail and I were fortunate to stay at the JA Manafaru resort for our honeymoon (May 1st to May 8th). Normally, we never take the time to write reviews for anywhere we stay but for JA Manafaru.. we knew we absolutely HAD to. We both spent months researching different resorts in Maldives as we wanted our honeymoon to... More 

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

Dear ShaziaDasu, Thank you very much for taking the time to post such an extensive review of your JA Manafaru experience. We are honored that you chose our island paradise as your honeymoon destination and we do hope that these memories stay with you forever. The team are delighted with your positive support and such comments go a long way... More 

Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After extensive research on resorts for our first trip to the Maldives, we decided upon JA Manafaru as the water villas with their plunge pools looked lovely; the reviews and pictures were great; there was lots of dining options; it was a bit more out of the way, so more likely to attract interesting people and they also had a... More 

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

Dear katiehouse, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at the resort with us. I do agree with you that the current online pictures do not do the resort justice after our refurbishment. We have just completed a brand new photo shoot and our new website will be up and running in early July. The team are over the... More 

Singapore
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Previously known as Beach House Iruveli. Everything was like a dream and perfect. Had stayed in the water villa on full board package. The pictures you see on their website are as close as it gets to the real thing. Had a great time diving with instructor Tomomi. The big disappointment was the screw up over the seaplane. My friends... More 

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

Dear Melliemoo07, Thank you so much for your review about your stay with us last June. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we have worked hard during the interim period to enhance the product even more. We now have two sea planes flying every day to the island and we put more sea planes on when required.... More 

Linlithgow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been fortunate to have been to many places in the world but this resort is by far the best we have ever been to. From the moment we arrived nothing was to much trouble the service is World Class plus, no matter were you go on the island. Ziraar our villa host was outstanding, the food is out... More 

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

Dear Mark, Thank you so much for your gracious comments about our resort. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and Pat for the week. I have passed your feedback to Ziraar, Richard and everyone else at the resort. We are all delighted that you will be returning to JA Manafaru and we promise to make your next trip... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for our honeymoon in June 2015. The food is absolutely outstanding- I've never had better food in my life. Curries for breakfast (it sounds weird but is amazing!), dinner on the beach in private with candles and our own chef, special Maldivian dinner & amazing restaurants. The staff were amazing- birthday presents (massage oils), birthday cake, rose... More 

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

Dear Mbnightingale, Thank you very much for your feedback on your stay with us at JA Manafaru. We were delighted that you chose JA Manafaru to spend your honeymoon and hope that these memories stay with you forever. I have passed on your kind comments to the team and all of the Kitchen brigade, they were thrilled to read such... More 

Beijing Region, China
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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