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All prices include return transfers and personal service
VIP Lounge on Arrival
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Hotel overview

JA Manafaru is one of the premier resorts in the Maldives. A sumptuous and elegant hotel complex is surrounded by the tropical nature of Manafaru Island of Haa Alifu Atoll. A secluded spot in the heart of the ocean, located 320 km from Male, provides a high level of service and comfort. It is an excellent vacation destination for couples, families with children and groups of friends.

Superb rooms, stunning Indian Ocean vistas, world-class restaurants, vibrant events, blissful spa treatments, excellent diving and all kinds of water activities are waiting for you. You can fully relax and enjoy privacy since the use of drones is strictly prohibited on the island. Incredibly romantic wedding ceremonies are organized for newlyweds and couples in Manafaru. Younger guests will not be left out. There is a dedicated kids’ club. The paradisal resort creates the most vivid memories. Enjoy splendor and serenity at JA Manafaru in the Maldives.


Haa Alifu Atoll is surrounded by pristine diving sites with fantastic flora and fauna. Professional PADI club divers team will ensure safe and exciting immersions.

Sea cruises

The resort offers several options of engaging marine activities. You can embark on a romantic journey on the traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat, go on a cruise to meet dolphins or catch a trophy on a deep-sea fishing trip. You can brighten up your stay at Manafaru by visiting an uninhabited island and having a private picnic in the middle of the pristine tropics.

Water sports

JA Manafaru Water Sports Center organizes water activities such as snorkeling, wakeboarding, parasailing, kayaking, catamaran, jet ski and other entertainments.


The JA Manafaru upscale spa treatments ensure complete relaxation and rejuvenation of body and soul. Massages, powerful Maldivian traditional treatments and facial care.


JA Manafaru has 7 restaurants with an expansive range of sophisticated dishes of various cuisines, delicacies, the best wine selection, a welcoming atmosphere and spotless service.

  • White Orchid is an exquisite Asian restaurant inviting guests for dinner. The menu features Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Thai specialties with a Teppanyaki table.
  • Ocean Grill is an outdoor beach restaurant with a large selection of freshly grilled seafood and steaks. On Saturdays lobsters are offered for dinner.
  • Horizon Lounge with stunning panoramic views is an excellent spot to enjoy an exclusive variety of snacks and premium beverages.
  • Kakuni is a restaurant hidden in lush tropical greenery. It serves local and international cuisine courses. The restaurant welcomes guests for breakfast buffet and lunch. -
  • Infinity Bar is a poolside restaurant and bar serving light snacks and drinks.
  • Andiamo is a cafe by the main pool, where you can enjoy a hearty lunch and dinner.
  • The Cellar is a sophisticated wine restaurant located 2 meters below sea level. Wine tasting is held on Tuesdays and Fridays. A la carte or set menu are available for private dining.

JA Manafaru for children

Cool Zone & Chill Zone club organized for children and teenagers offers younger vacationers a lot of new impressions. They can participate in entertaining master classes, painting classes, arts and crafts and fun games. Cool Zone for children over 3 years old is fitted with a private pool and a games room. A climbing wall and a bungee trampoline are installed for elder kids. The experienced personnel looks after the children to allow parents to enjoy the benefits of leisure for adults. Chill Zone is a leisure center for teens and adults. It has snooker, ping-pong and board games.

The resort provides all necessities for a comfortable stay with kids under 3. They offer babysitting service, accommodation with kids’ sleeping area, special menu, baby monitors, bottle warmers, cribs and highchairs.

Wedding ceremonies

What can be more romantic than a wedding in the Maldives? JA Manafaru wedding organizers strive to create the ceremony of your dreams. They provide a personalized approach and the implementation of all requests.

Transfer: domestic seaplane flight from Male International Airport takes about 90 minutes.

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Room type

Number of bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom: sleeping area is separated from living area with a door

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Additional information

Check- in is at 2:00 pm and check-out is at 12:00 noon
Guaranteed early check in & late check out is charged at 100%

Kids Go Free up to 11.9 years in all villa types (as per the maximum occupancy) on the same meal plan as parents: BB, HB, FB and All Inclusive.

Baggage Allowance 20kg per adult and 5kg hand luggage for Adults & Children
Baggage Allowance 10kg for Infants
Departure Timing: Seaplane Departure timing from JA Manafaru to Male: 6:00am and 2:00pm
Departure timings from Male to JA Manafaru: 11:00am and 4:00pm.
Domestic Transfer
Baggage Allowance 20kg per adult and 5kg hand luggage for Adults & Children
Baggage Allowance 10kg for Infants

Transfers Terms and Conditions

  • Seaplane transfers are available during daylight hours only. 
  • Guests arriving at Male airport after 3:15pm are recommended to book a domestic flight in advance (depends on resort policy) or an overnight accommodation close by the airport to be transferred to the resort the following morning.
  • Guests departing Male on an international flight prior to 09:00hrs will be transferred late on the previous afternoon. Accommodation can be booked in Male at an additional cost.
  • International departure flights should be scheduled after 9:00 am. Departing guests will be transferred to the airport at least 3 hours prior to scheduled international flight departure with last seaplane departure from the island at 3:00pm.
  • Seaplane transfers are managed by a third party company thus it will be subject to availability and may be cancelled due to weather conditions or maintenance needs. In this case, guests may be transferred via Domestic flight (if route exists per each hotel) or guests will need to book an overnight stay in Male at guest’ additional expense.
  • In extraordinary circumstances, luggage may be transported by a later flight (policies & procedures as per TMA regulations). Resort does not take any liability for delaying the guest luggage due to these reasons. 
  • If a guest misses their transfer due to International flight being delayed etc. Guest may opt to pay the supplement for changing the transfer mode (ex: from domestic to seaplane, etc) and this is Subject to availability.
  • Neither WIOTTO nor our Destination Management partner nor resorts are held responsible for any delays or cancellations due to the local seaplane carrier or weather conditions.
  • International flights must be provided at least 7 days prior to arrival.
  • On departure, schedule of seaplane transfers will be communicated to the guest a night prior to departure from the resort. 
  • Seaplane may stop in 1 or 2 destinations where the time of journey may be extended and guest will be advised prior to take off on flight.
  • 100% cancellation will be applicable in case of no show or cancellation as per cancellation policy.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice in accordance with any increases in fuel prices and taxes

Meal Plans

Half Board is defined as breakfast and lunch or dinner / No credits will be offered for lunch or dinner. Beverages not included

Full Board is defined as breakfast, lunch and dinner / No credits will be offered for lunch or dinner. Beverages not included
All Inclusive is defined as all meals - including breakfast, lunch, dinner, beach bar, restaurant snacks etc., Selected beverages including soft drinks, selected branded wine, beer, sprits and cocktails during meals, around the pools and in bars. This excludes Mini-bar.

Honeymoon Offer. Available within 6 month of marriage and a valid proof needs to be provided.

* Special setup of scented bath
* One Bottle of Champagne during stay
* Romantic turn-down service cocktails, canapes and homemade chocolates
* In Villa Romantic Breakfast experience
Remark: Honeymoon offer is combinable with all other offers.

All Inclusive
All Inclusive includes the following complimentary services and activities:
• All meals – including breakfast, lunch, dinner, beach bar, restaurant snacks, etc. in all restaurants(White Orchid Restaurant, Ocean Grill,
Kakuni Restaurant, Horizon Lounge, Infinity Bar & Pool, Andiamo Bistro & Pool except ‘The Cellar’)
• House beverages – including soft drinks, coffee, water, selection of house wines (red, white and rose), beer, house spirits during meals, without meals, around the pool and in bars.
• Unlimited non-motorized water sports (windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, catamaran sailing, canoeing)

• Selected Special events &Chef’s specials/promotions – a supplement will apply
• "The Cellar", Teppanyaki, In Villa Dining, Premium beverages, champagne, energy drinks, exotic fresh juices

Terms & Conditions:
• Alcohol will be served as per the Hotel’s license.
• Alcohol will be served to guests aged 18 years and above. At certain speciality restaurants a special menu may be applicable. At a la carte Restaurants, an advance reservation is recommended and seating is subject to availability.

Restaurants & Bars
• Kakuni Restaurant – International buffet/Maldivian buffet. Breakfast & Dinner
• White Orchid – Asian - A la carte. Dinner
• Ocean Grill – Grilled meat and seafood. Dinner
• The Cellar – Wine cellar - set menu/ A la Carte. Dinner
• Andiamo Bistro and Pool – Mediterranean Inspired Outlet. 10:00 - 22:30
• Infinity Bar and Pool – Pool Bar. 10:00 - 00:00
• Horizon Lounge –InternationalBarcuisine / A la Carte (lunch only). 10:00 - 18:00
* Room service/ In-villa dining

Service & Facilities
* Swimming pool
* Children's pool
* Children's playground
* Babysitting Service
* CoolZone kids’ club (3 years to 12 years)
* ChillZone teens’ club (8 years to 16 years)
* Bisiness Centre
* Futsal Pitch
* Fitness Centre
* Sauna
* Spa & Salon
* Tennis Court
* Library
* Games room
* Bicycles
* Gift shop
* Family rooms

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TripAdvisor© Traveler Reviews

What an amazing team!

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...
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C MartinM1498 Belgrade, Serbia

Birthday celebration

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...
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C mohammedaE7342CZ Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Very good property

Very good hotel, excellent service, fantastic team. I really enjoyed the meals in restaurant. Thanks Chef making such an excellent food at the resort. Truly it is a paradise. Stay safe and stay...
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