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JA Manafaru

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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children's playground
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Game room
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Photo copier / fax In business center
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Chinese, Filipino and 4 more


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Getting there
Male Intl Airport198 miSee all flights
Hanimaadhoo Airport23 miSee all flights
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Farah S wrote a review Dec 2
Michigan5 contributions2 helpful votes
100% would recommend this resort. This was actually our second visit to JA Manafaru, so I think that already says a lot about it. Everything from the reception at the airport, to the location of the resort, to the wonderful staff that took great care of us and quite honestly pampered us was absolutely EXCELLENT! This was our first trip away from home since the pandemic and we felt extremely safe with all the safety precautions they have in place. The food and drinks were great at all the restaurants and we always wanted more! We also completed a couple of diving courses there and had a great experience with Ahmed, Marie and the entire dive crew. I would like to give a special thanks to our experience host Abdel Ghani (Gani), Rizam at the Guest Experience Desk, Waleed the front office manager and Melania, the executive assistant manager. You guys are absolutely amazing and you really gave us the “home away from home” feeling. Thank you so much and we hope to be back again and again!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Mohamed S wrote a review Dec 2
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates4 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful resort with an excellent location and wonderful staff. The food and drinks were great. You really feel at home with the level of care they provide. Thank you so much and we’ll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Lina E. wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
From the moment you are greeted at the airport Ed, to the moment to leave, it’s an unique experience. JA Manafaru sets the standard very high. The amenities are fantastic, the food is great, the staff is super friendly and helpful. It’s a heaven on Earth! It was our first time in JA Manafaru and 4th time in Maldives, will happily return again for as long as we can. Our family loves the resort! You can’t pick a better one for your Maldives vacation.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Karen Merrick, General Manager at JA Manafaru
Responded Sep 12, 2020
Dear not just guest, but family, it's lovely to hear that after 4 times at the property it feels like home and can still pull on your heart strings. It really is a magical property with a great energy that helps enhance well being and where you can step off the world for a while and take time to breathe and find a little bit of time for you. Apologies for taking a little bit longer to get back to you, we are busy getting ready for re-opening and creating some beautiful spaces and some slight changes given the ongoing Covid protocols adopted to keep everyone safe for the future. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to your island home .... we are sure you are going to be in need of a beautiful island vacation in the near future. with kindness and gratitude Karen on behalf of the JA Manafaru Family
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Martin M wrote a review Mar 2020
Belgrade, Serbia7 contributions1 helpful vote
The team of JA Manafaru is probably the best I have ever seen. Every single person of the team is so committed to make the stay a real unforgettable event. They love their job and they love their guests and you can feel this every single moment. The food is just fantastic and the villas really great!
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Date of stay: April 2019
Response from Karen Merrick, General Manager at JA Manafaru
Responded Jun 22, 2020
Dear Guest, We are very greatful for your praise and appreciate you taking the time to respond on a social platform. It helps other guests understand the property better and make the right choices for their vacation in Maldives. Apologies for the later than normal response, like the rest of the world we have been trying to find our new 'normal' and are busy preparing the resort for welcoming our guests back to paradise a little later in the year. we hope you will come back to your island home and rest and rejuvenate in Paradise after the challenging last few months. Whenever you are ready we will be waiting. with kindness Karen on behalf of the JA Manafaru family
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Mohammed A wrote a review Mar 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates17 contributions2 helpful votes
What a great resort! What a fantastic experience! Never thought I’d enjoy a trip this much The resort is in the most secluded area in maldives, worth the trip because you will get a chance to see dolphins, sea turtles and if you are really lucky orcas The resort is facing a few uninhabitabt islands which makes you intertwined with nature
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote1 Repost
Response from Karen Merrick, General Manager at JA Manafaru
Responded Jun 22, 2020
Dear Guest, I am so pleased that both the dolphins and turtles obliged with your birthday celebrations - anything is possible at JA Manafaru! I also agree with you, we are always a little perplexed when we are asked about why we are so far away from Male' .... this is precisely the reason our owning family chose to purchase this property, it was because it was far away from the city hustle and bustle, pollution, noise and of course sea plastic. There was another reason also and that it was to help support the local community, we are the most northerly resort in the 1st Atoll of Maldives, with only a few inhabited island communities around us and we do our best to support them through employment and various community initiatives. We believe in standing as part of the community and doing what we can and where we can to improve the lives of others and are very proud to be part of the economic solution for the people of Maldives. with gratitude for choosing us Karen on behalf of the JA Manafaru family
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Frequently Asked Questions about JA Manafaru
What are some of the property amenities at JA Manafaru?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at JA Manafaru?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at JA Manafaru?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at JA Manafaru?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does JA Manafaru have an airport shuttle?
Yes, JA Manafaru offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is JA Manafaru located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the center of Manafaru Island.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at JA Manafaru?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, and Filipino.
Does JA Manafaru have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.