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Ja Manafaru Resort Maldives
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Overview

Amidst the dazzling turquoise waters of Haa Alif, the northern most atoll of the Maldives, lies JA Manafaru. Located 320km north of Malé, in 35 acres of flawless white sands, deep emerald foliage and sheer purity of nature. A paradise hidden away from the world, yet alluringly close.
Shaped by rich cultural narratives, JA Manafaru crafts extraordinary experiences in a stunning natural setting. Luxuriously designed villas and suites emerge from hidden pathways and lush foliage, as sunlight pours into idyllic havens. Personalised touches and intricate details create unexpected surprises. Here, guests can not only share the treasures of our island but also encounter century-old customs and traditions that enrich souls.

VILLAS & BUNGALOWS

Staying in a Beach Bungalow is about experiencing pure island cool – just a few leisure steps to the beach and surrounded by tropical greenery. Spread over 150 square metres, the spacious living, seating and sleeping areas connect with nature through the use of dark wood and grey stone.
Your open-air bathroom leads to an inviting sun-deck, where a plunge pool, daybed and two sun loungers beckon. From the living area you can step onto a wooden deck with outdoor seating, or stroll onto the stunning beach where your own private beach cabana offers shade and inspiring views.
The Beach Bungalows can accommodate two adults and 1 child or 3 adults and 1 infant. If required, sleeping arrangements for one child under 12 years or one infant under two years can be organized.
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Sunrise over the Indian Ocean is a sight to behold, with a pastel palette gently transforming the dark blue island sky canvas into a masterpiece of colour that is reflected onto the ocean itself. The neutral tones of your Sunrise Water Villa contrast beautifully with this symphony of colour. Vistas across the Indian Ocean can be enjoyed from multiple vantage points in this 110 square metre area with its extensive private deck, infinity plunge pool and over-water hammock.
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.
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Watching the sun set on the horizon of the Indian Ocean is indeed a spectacular sight, with vibrant hues merging into each other. The neutral tones of your Sunset Water Villa contrast beautifully with this island highlight. Vistas across the Indian Ocean can be enjoyed from multiple vantage points in this 110 square metre area with its extensive private deck, infinity plunge pool and over-water hammock.
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.
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Make yourself comfortable in a tropical hideaway by choosing a spacious One Bedroom Beach Suite of 225 square metres with hand-carved wood furnishings. In addition to a separate bedroom, large living room and outdoor deck with seating, you’ll also have an open-air bathroom with a rain shower and i-Spa bathtub.
The bathroom leads out onto a private sundeck where you can unwind on the daybed, catch some sun on the loungers or refresh with a dip in your private plunge pool. A few steps towards the beachfront will reveal your private beach cabana, an idyllic spot to relax during the day.
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WINE & DINE

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 one of the signature cocktails in hand.
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
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!
Experience haute cuisine and explore in the resorts 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 the internationally rated Chef.
Start your day on the island with the ultimate breakfast experience at Kakuni, with a specular breakfast buffet with a gourmet options from across the globe. The lunch and evening buffets will take you on a culinary adventure featuring International, Maldivian, Asian and Middle Eastern selections and fresh local produce from the resorts doorstep.
Visit the beach front 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.
Experience the award winning Asian fusion cuisine at White Orchid offering an exotic mix of Chinese, Japanese and Thai speciality dishes and signature creations by Chef Richard Cross, renowned as a pioneer of fusion cuisine and a flare for creating exceptional flavours and artistic presentation.

WHY WE UNIQUE

Facilities and Activities

There’s a quaint little paradise for children on JA Manafaru. Our Cool Zone is fitted out with a private pool featuring mini-daybeds, games room, mini-climbing wall, herb garden and even a bungee trampoline for older children.
The friendly child minders get creative on a regular basis with fun activities such as cooking classes, crab hunting and pirate dress-up.
Children aged 3 to 12 years can play daily at the CoolZone from 9am to 6pm.
Our family island resort also features other facilities including:
Babysitting service
Playground
Infant sleeping area
Children’s menu
Children’s cribs and high chairs
Children’s toilets and washbasins
Children’s bottle warmers
Children’s baby monitors
In-villa children’s amenities
There are three swimming pools on Manafaru island, along with a beautiful beach that separates the lush tropical vegetation from the cerulean blue Indian Ocean.
With the guidance of the experienced, reassuring PADI 5 star dive team, you can discover the extraordinary marine life around the Haa Alif atoll. Comprehensive and multilingual diving courses in nine languages are offered for all diving levels. Novice divers will enjoy gaining confidence in the shallow depths of the resort house reef, while more experienced divers and underwater photographers can visit some of the favourite local dive sites further afield. Complimentary snorkelling gear is also available.
The PADI 5 star dive centre is open from 8.30am to 6pm.
Book the tennis court for a friendly or competitive game, or join other guests for volleyball on the beach. Indoors we also have table tennis and a pool table, ideal when there’s a rainy day. The advanced fitness centre is open 24 hours a day and guests can also book a personal training session or join one of the wellness classes.
Get out into the ocean - courtesy of several non-motorised water sports options such as windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddling and catamaran sailing. There are also numerous motorised water-based activities, including jet-skiing, wake-boarding, mono-skiing, knee-boarding and water skiing. The qualified, friendly instructors at the VDWS certified water sports school can provide essential guidance and refresher courses.
The VDWS certified water sports school is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm.

Getting There

The trip from Male International Airport to JA Manafaru takes up to 75 minutes by scenic seaplane. The domestic flight from Male International Airport to Hanimadhoo is about 50 minutes followed by a 45 minute speedboat ride to the resort