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JA Manafaru
Indian Ocean, Maldives


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The extensive variety of dining options and activities on this island make it the perfect family holiday destination, as there is something for everyone. JA Manafaru also has a sizable and impressive Kids’ Club with their own CoolZone to keep the little ones occupied while mom and dad catch an afternoon snooze or a quiet romantic dinner.


84 rooms and villas


White Orchid, award winning Asian fusion cuisine * Ocean Grill, fresh seafood and imported meats, dining on the beach * The Cellar, fine vintage wines paired with gourmet creations * Kakuni, breakfast buffet * Andiamo Bistro and Pool, home-made pizza, pasta and salads with a Mediterranean flair * Infinity Bar and Pool, alfresco salads and sandwiches


Private wine cellar * Horizon Lounge, signature cocktails with a view of the ocean * Infinity Bar and Pool


PADI 5 star diving centre *Water sports of every kind * Calm Spa * Snorkelling * Kids’ CoolZone * ChillZone * Fitness centre * Tennis courts * Beach volleyball * Sunset cruises * Cooking lessons * Complimentary Wi-Fi


Malé International Airport, 320 kilometres away * 70-minute sea plane ride from Malé to JA Manafaru


Small private islands available for day excursions


JA Manafaru Maldives is located on a secluded private island in the far north of the Maldives, surrounded by coral reefs, lagoons, lush tropical vegetation and of course miles and miles of sand and sea. Getting to JA Manafaru Maldives may take a bit of time and involves a transfer on a seaplane, but once you arrive, you will understand why that extra hour or so of travelling was so worth it!

Allow your feet to sink into the softest white sand you could ever imagine as friendly staff welcome you and whisk away your luggage. Relaxation at JA Manafaru Maldives is instant as you take in the crystal clear Indian Ocean gently lapping at the shore; its blue hue contrasting against white beaches and the enormous palm trees gently swaying in the breeze.

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Accommodation at JA Manafaru Maldives is a surf or turf affair as you may opt for a beachfront room or a water villa with glass panelled flooring to view the sea life below. The choice is yours, depending on what your preferences are. However, no matter which area you choose, you will be assured of your own private pool and outdoor dining area as well as lush, luxurious furnishings.
The most arduous task you will have to undertake at this resort is deciding where to eat. Guests are spoilt for choice with seven different restaurants offering everything from traditional Asian and Maldivian cuisine to salads and sandwiches by the pool. But wherever you eat, don’t overlook the seafood which is the freshest and most delicious you will ever taste.

The hotel also boasts a rather impressive below sea level wine cellar that houses a collection of fine vintage wines and hosts wine pairing evenings – yet another dining choice to add to the list.

“Relaxation is instant as you take in the crystal clear Indian Ocean gently lapping at the shore.”


Naturally, water sports of every kind are available at JA Manafaru Maldives and there are three different pools to lounge around while soaking up some sun. Fitness fanatics will be pleased to know there is a fully equipped fitness centre on the island as well as tennis courts. The PADI five-star diving centre offers diving courses for novices and more experienced divers alike, providing a unique opportunity to uncover the magnificent sea life around the island.

Last but not least, make sure you don’t miss out on the sunset dolphin cruises which are a special sight indeed, and will keep the whole family enthralled and entertained from start to finish.


The Andiamo Pool at JA Manafaru is tiled in black ceramics with a series of strategically placed spotlights to enhance the ambiance. It was recently voted as one of the top five pools in the world by experts in luxury hotels.