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Overview of JA Manafaru

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On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
2 outdoor pools, free pool cabanas, pool umbrellas
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JA Manafaru

5 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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Royal Suite, 2 Bedrooms (Beach Residence -Family Private Pool)

  • 7104 sq ft
  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Double Bed

Villa (Sunrise Water - Infinity Pool)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 1453 sq ft
  • Water view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Villa (Sunset Water - Infinity Pool)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 1453 sq ft
  • Water view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Villa, Private Pool (Beach)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 1453 sq ft
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Private Pool (Ocean)

  • 4058 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Double Bed

Royal Suite, 3 Bedrooms (Island Residence -Family Private Pool)

  • 9096 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Villa (Beach - Family Private Pool)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 2314 sq ft
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

Manafaru Island

JA Manafaru is located on the beach and in an area with great airport proximity.


  • White Orchid — 1 min walk
  • Ocean Grill — 1 min walk

About this property

JA Manafaru

Upscale resort on the beach, with 2 outdoor swimming pools
Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at JA Manafaru's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 6 restaurants. All 84 individually decorated rooms feature 24-hour room service and minibars. Guests can enjoy private pools, and other standard amenities include patios, sitting areas and LED TVs.
JA Manafaru offers 84 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with private pools and minibars. Rooms open to patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 42-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, slippers and bidets.

Rooms are equipped with complimentary dial-up Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a steam room and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Calm Spa has 9 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and detox wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at JA Manafaru are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free dial-up Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 6 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 beach bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Beach volleyball
  • Beach yoga
  • Fitness centre
  • Free bike hire
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Steam room
  • Volleyball
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • High chair
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • 9 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Romance packages available

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Down duvet
  • Fan
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Portable fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead


  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Patio


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Private pool
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This property is accessible via domestic flight from Male International Airport, followed by speedboat transfer (surcharge). Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours in advance to arrange transfers (flight details and number of guests information is required). Failure to contact the property in advance to arrange domestic flight and speedboat transfers may result in additional waiting time or an overnight stay in Malé at the guest's expense.
Guests may access JA Manafaru lounge facilities at the airport before transferring to the resort.
Domestic flight baggage allowances are 44 pounds (20 kilograms) per paying customer. Any luggage in excess of the allowance will only be carried if space is available.
Private seaplane charters may be available by prior arrangement with the resort (surcharge).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 11 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 300 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 245
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 145 (from 6 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 495.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 250.00 (from 6 to 11 years old)
  • Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night
  • Airplane transfer per adult: USD 550 (roundtrip)
  • Airplane transfer per child: USD 400 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 300 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can contact the property using the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.
Guests must transfer via airplane and boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
Reservations are required for spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
One child 11 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

JA Manafaru
JA Manafaru Baarah
JA Manafaru Hotel
JA Manafaru Hotel Baarah
JA Manafaru Resort
JA Resort
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Hotel Haa Aliff Atoll
JA Manafaru Resort
JA Manafaru Manafaru Island
JA Manafaru Resort Manafaru Island

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 79 out of 87 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Place
Overall was an amazing time & great employees! That is besides the GM Karen who was unprofessional and did not fix 1 or 2 problems we had.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
not going to that resort again
it should not be under five star, maybe four. The water villa was nice but the pool water was super smelly and the ladder/stairs going into the water was not safe- the screws were out and could fall off any minute. We asked for coconut water and were told we have to wait a day for them to provide it. Usually it is available at all times at other resorts and for free. At JA we they charge you for that. The food not so great, especially the presentation. They did not have so many options on the SPA menu too. Not worth going to that resort and it is 1.5 hrs on seaplane.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 9 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This resort is really awesome, in terms of the friendly atmosphere and staff. The restaurants there served a very delicious food, since am vegan I found the restaurant vegan friendly. The cleaning services also was very good.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This review is long overdue. My wife and I spent a week of our honeymoon at JA Manufaru back in 2016. We could not have had a more wonderful time in a more wonderful place. Manufaru will always hold a special place in our heart. The island is completely magical and the resort staff did an amazing job of being ever available yet allowing us to experience the island for our selves. Both my wife and I are very well traveled and Manufaru remains our favorite destination. When we left, we were looking forward to going back on a future anniversary. I would personally vouch for this place. It was that good.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2016