JA Manafaru

5* out of 5 stars

If further proof were needed that JA Resorts & Hotels had mastered the art of guest satisfaction, five-star JA Manafaru was officially voted number one in the Maldives Resort Ranking. Of the 120 resorts registered, JA Manafaru was rated best for quality of food, comfort, luxury and service. Its onsite activities take some beating too – whether you want to dive, swim, hike or just relax on the beach, this luxury island resort offers everything families and couples need to leave the world behind for a while.

Among JA Manafaru’s 35 tropical acres there’s an abundance of ways to play, relax and dine in style. Foodies discover award-winning culinary variety across seven restaurants, including Asian fusion specialist, White Orchid. Accommodations at JA Manafaru echo the postcard image everyone pictures when they think 'Maldives', with chic style in every corner of their design, and a subtle way of connecting with the surrounding nature. Rustic beach huts and water villas are recommended for those looking for the quintessential Maldives experience.

Things to do at JA Manafaru Resort

For leisure pursuits there are daily beach sports, cooking classes, sunset boat cruises, dolphin watching, mah-jong and more. Then why not wind down at Calm Spa, where total indulgence and pampering are on the menu with Ayurevda and Elemis facials plus both couple’s and single treatment rooms. To continue the relaxation theme, jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms and aromatherapy complete the picture. For the kids, there are clubs for all ages including CoolZone for the youngsters and Chillzone for teens. JA Manafaru also offers a babysitting service so you can book that table for two with peace of mind.

The All-Inclusive Package at JA Manafaru

For the ultimate in carefree luxury, this Maldivian deluxe resort offers a generous all-inclusive package. Inclusions are as follows: Fruit basket & bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne on arrival; all meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner, beach bar & snacks in six different food & beverage outlets (Kakuni Restaurant, Andiamo Bistro & Pool, Infinity Bar & Pool, Ocean Grill Restaurant, White Orchid Restaurant & Horizon Lounge); a wide selection of beverages in all of the above mentioned outlets, including soft drinks, hot beverages, mineral water, milkshakes, chilled & selected fresh juices, mocktails, cocktails, bottled beers, apéritifs, digestifs, vodka, gin, whiskey, malt whisky & bourbon, tequila and wine by the glass (white, red, rosé & sparkling). In all à la carte restaurants, guests are entitled to choose up to a three-course meal. In-villa minibar with a selection of spirits, beers, soft drinks & snacks (replenished once per day, including snacks). Unlimited non-motorised water sports (windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, catamaran sailing, canoeing).

Know before you go: Please note the following considerations regarding the all-inclusive package. $30 supplement applies per person for Teppanyaki experience and dining at The Cellar. A minimum order of one bottle of wine is required per couple at The Cellar. A 50% discount applies to Chef’s specialties on all à la carte menus.

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Accommodation

Beach Villa with Private Pool

Pure island pool villa surrounded by tropical greenery, just a few steps to the pristine beach and your private beach cabana. Cosy living areas, with open-air bathroom leading to an inviting sundeck, a pool, daybed and sun loungers in the garden as well as on the beach. Enjoy the breeze while dining al fresco in your private beach dining cabana.

Two Bedroom Beach Residence with Family Pool & Private Pool

Perfect for a large group of family or friends, settle into lavish island living in this two-storey beach residence with its own couples’ spa pavilion with private steam room & sauna. Through the private courtyard, the airy living area opens to reveal a spectacular oversized family garden pool bordered by an enlarged sundeck completed with daybeds, an outdoor lounge and dining spaces.

Three Bedroom Island Residence with Family Pool & Private Pool

This luxurious two-storey suite offers three bedrooms, two spectacular pools, and barbecue dining area. With its own spa pavilion with private steam room & sauna, you can relax in complete privacy. Perfect for a large group of family or friends the villa offers ample dining and living spaces both in-door and out-door living.

Sunrise Water Villa with Infinity Pool

Wake up in a private, stilted space in the Indian Ocean and see the sunrise as never before. Truly connect with nature as you watch the marine life through a glass panel in the floor and refresh body and mind in your own infinity pool. 

Sunset Water Villa with Infinity Pool

There is something magical about watching sunset on an island. In your Sunset Water Villa with an infinity pool, you’ll have an extraordinary view of the vibrant hues merging into each other. This masterpiece on a tropical sky canvas casts a warm glow onto the waters of the Indian Ocean, seemingly making its way into your living space. The neutral tones of your villa contrast beautifully with the surreal surroundings of the Indian Ocean. The sunset takes place every day between 5.50 pm and 6.20 pm, depending on the time of year.  The Sunset Water Villas Vistas across the Indian Ocean can be enjoyed from multiple vantage points in this 110 sqm villa with its extensive private deck and infinity edge pool. The high ceiling adds to the airy atmosphere and you can observe the exotic marine life through a glass panel in the floor. Along with generous sleeping and lounging space, you also have a partially open-air bathroom with a rain shower and i-Spa bathtub. The Sunset Water Villas with Infinity Pools can accommodate up to two adults and two children, or three adults and one child.

Deluxe Beach Villa with Family Private Pool

A tropical hideaway with an abundance of private space just steps away from the island’s pristine beach. Sink into your private pool and enjoy the tropical surroundings where you can de-stress.

Two Bedroom Ocean Residence with Family Infinity Pool

Perfectly perched at the tip of the longest water villas pier and right at the edge of the island’s reef, marvel at the expansive views of the Indian Ocean’s turquoise waters and two uninhabited islands. The lavish living area opens to reveal an inviting pool and an outdoor sundeck with direct access to the ocean. Both bedrooms allow for either sunrise or sunset views for the best of both worlds. 

Facilities

  • All Inclusive Dine-Around Option
  • Babysitting facilities
  • Dive sites
  • Early check-in & Late check-out
  • Family villas
  • Floating breakfasts available
  • House reef
  • Inter-leading rooms available
  • Kids & Teens Club
  • PADI dive school
  • PCR centre on island
  • Pool Villas
  • Private Beach
  • Seaplane transfer
  • Spa
  • Tennis Courts
  • Villas with pool

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Food & Drink

Andiamo Bistro and Pool

For lunch or dinner be transported to the shores of the Mediterranean and enjoy a kaleidoscope of colours, fragrances and flavours with a home-made pizza, pasta and salads, nestled within a lush oasis around the resort pool - bellissimo!

Horizon Lounge

No visit to JA Manafaru would be complete without taking the time to experience a blissful sunset at Horizon Lounge. Relaxation will come naturally, as you take in the vibrant changing skyline reflected across the pristine waters with a choice of signature cocktails in hand.

Infinity Bar and Pool

With seamless views to the horizon, Infinity Pool Bar is the perfect spot to savour a fresh salad, delicious sandwich or light snack, throughout the day.

Kakuni

Start your day on the island with the ultimate breakfast experience at Kakuni, serving a spectacular breakfast buffet with a gourmet options from across the globe. The lunch and evening buffets will take you on a culinary adventure featuring International and Maldivian themed night selections and fresh local produce from the doorstep.

Ocean Grill

Visit the beachfront Ocean Grill and feast on exquisite local seafood and delectable meat, freshly prepared on the live grill and seasoned with organic herbs, fresh from the island garden. Enjoy the evening island breeze permeated with delicious scents and fresh flavours for a fabulous dining experience under the stars.

The Cellar

Experience haute cuisine and explore the award winning ‘wine cave’ offering an extensive selection of fine wines from prestigious vineyards around the world. The Cellar is situated two and a half metres below sea level and is a romantic, candlelit, underground haven. Attention all foodies and wine connoisseurs, join the passionate sommelier for a private wine tasting or experience the ultimate The Wine Cellar Dinner, with an internationally rated chef.

White Orchid

Experience the award winning Asian fusion cuisine at White Orchid offering an exotic mix of Chinese, Japanese and Thai speciality dishes and signature creations. To enhance guest experience at White Orchid, a separate menu has been launched in collaboration with well-known Beijing Chef Da Dong.