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.
There are 3 main restaurants in addition to the private underground Cellar Restaurant with an assortment of around 3.000 wines and we had our final departing private evening bbq dinner on the lovely beach by the Infinity Pool prepared by Richard the Head Chef and his great team. That is 5 options to eat in the evening not as mentioned in an earlier review stating only 3 options!!
We loved the Ocean Grill and the New Year celebration which was so tastefully and beautifully organised.
Thanks to Kate at the Spa for being so friendly and helpful with last minute plans - she even arranged at short notice a massage therapist to come in on her day off as the Spa was extremely popular! What service.
Thanks Imran and Falah who looked after our every needs during our visit. You both were amazing. We stayed at the Water Villas which were spacious, clean and enjoyed stunning sunset vistas. My wife did sunset yoga on our terrace!
We saw Luis Figo and his family at the resort and a fun Rugby and Football match was arranged with him, staff and guests on the beach!
We made many friends and were made to feel like family and we are definitely returning back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the northernmost atoll of the Maldives, Haa Alifu, JA Manafaru recreates the style and charm of traditional Maldivian hospitality, while seamlessly blending Asian traditions of simplicity and elegance to its overall appeal. The resort offers a level of serenity unsurpassed in the Maldives. Sleek and contemporary, it offers unparalleled luxury to the discerning few. Experience luxury in a inimitable style - effortlessly chic while maintaining the charm and tradition that is indigenous to the islands. With two additional private islands to escape to near the resort, you are promised a journey of discovery, and an array of delightful opportunities to experience the virgin beauty of Maldives. Take your pick from the beautifully designed contemporary thatched villas, complete with your own private pool and a Villa Host to attend to your every whim. Each villa is a celebration of sleek, contemporary Maldivian architecture, where floor to ceiling doors opening out onto a spacious deck blur the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waldorf Astoria Maldives Hotel Haa Aliff Atoll
- Beach Hotel Alifu Atoll
- The Beach Hotel