Ratings based on 69 verified reviews

4.9 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
5.0 Room comfort
4.9 Hotel condition
Expedia-verified reviews
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Posted 14-Jan-2019
Comment from Hotel Management
07-Mar-2019 by Vlad Reyes, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for the 5 out of 5 rating you gave JA Manafaru for the stay you had with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. Safe travels.
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller from Seattle, USA

Posted 29-Nov-2018
If you are looking for a 5 star property in the Maldives, look no further. This property is absolutely amazing, the staff executed perfectly and created a lifetime of memories. Our over water villa on the sunset side was absolutely beautiful a ladder with access to swimming and snorkeling right off the private deck. The villas include a private infinity pool that we used every day while watching the sunset. The beaches on the resort were picture perfect with powder white sand and crystal clear turquoise water. The property offers many activities ranging from a day trip to their private island and dolphin watching. Ultimately the property creates a tranquil, quiet and relaxing experience for each of it’s guests. We were personally met by the property general manager upon arrival who introduced us to Jameel who was our dedicated guest services manager. Jameel was at our beck and call and did an outstanding job ensuring our experience was perfection I was pleasantly surprised to have been met at the Malé airport by the property staff who escorted us and our baggage over to the seaplane terminal, the property has a private lounge in the seaplane port to relax prior to departure to the island. The hour and 10 minute or so seaplane flight was picture perfect and allows the passengers to view the hundreds of beautiful atolls that dot the sea making up the Maldives. For the return trip home we opted for the 40 minute boat ride to Hanimaadhoo Island which connects to a dom
Comment from Hotel Management
03-Dec-2018 by Vlad Reyes, General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Anonymous on Expedia Greetings from the patch of paradise in the Indian Ocean which you described as absolutely amazing and gave you a lifetime of memories to cherish! Thank you for the perfect 5 rating you gave us on Expedia. I will definitely share the wonderful descriptions you had about what our associates did to make your experience memorable. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Safe travels.
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Posted 11-Oct-2018
Comment from Hotel Management
17-Oct-2018 by Christina, Hotel Management
Thank you for rating us 5 out of 5.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by a verified traveller from Portugal

Paradise on the water

Posted 06-Mar-2018
Pros: EVERYTHING!! Water villa was amazing. Service, food, activities, all amazing.
Cons: Can you control the wind and the sea conditions?? :-) We had some windy days which limited the visibility during snorkeling...
Location: 75 min sea plane ride, but not an issue wince the transfer is well arranged.
My wife and I went to JA Manafaru on our honeymoon. It was paradise on earth! We flew in from Dubai to Male. Once we arrived there was a representative of JA Manafaru waiting for us to guide us to a special lounge where we waited for our seaplane. They had drinks and food available, and the wait was around 1hr but no issue. They weren't able to take all our luggage in one go (2 of the 4 didn't make it), but that was fine since there are multiple plans arriving and really very delay when we finally got to the resort. After a 75min seaplane ride arrived in Manafaru. Amazing views flying in, and then the staff was waiting at the dock when we got off the plane. Nice welcome refreshing drink with refreshing towels. Introduced to our "experience host" who was there to help us and attend to any requests or questions we had and take us to dinners and drop us off. Thanks Jaleel for all your great help, you were fantastic!! Resort is awesome!! Restaurants are great (we liked White Orchid and Ocean Grill - amazing lobster!!). We had the all-inclusive package which I would recommend since otherwise the menu prices were quite steep. Beaches and water are unparalled, so beautiful with blue crystal clear warm water and white sand. Service was great in all the restaurants, very attentive and kind. Activities are plentiful, we did the CastAway Island and Private Beach dinner, which were both great. You do have to pay for these activities but well worth it! All in all, amazing place!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
27-Mar-2018 by Willam Harley-Fleming, Hotel Management
Dear Tycho, Thank you for having taken the time to post such a wonderful and detailed review of your stay at JA Manafaru. We are thrilled to read your beautiful words, especially regarding the food and service you received at the restaurants. It is a pleasure to hear we achieved our goal of providing the ultimate service and guest experience. I passed along your special thank you to Jaleel and the rest of the team. All of us here at JA Manafaru look forward to pampering you again soon. With our sunny regards, William Harley-Fleming Cluster General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by a verified traveller

Amazing hotel with attentive staff and great food

Posted 05-Feb-2018
Pros: everything
We stayed in the sunset overwater bungalow and it was just amazing. A huge villa with your own pool just above the turquoise ocean and fishes. The breakfast buffet is great with lots of options and the chef even made almond milk for me. For dinner you have several options - we tried the italian restaurant with amazing pasta, the ocean grill with super tender meat and a delicious vegan chickpea dish. We also had a castaway dinner where they bring you to an islands to have a candle light dinner just by yourself. Not gonna tell too much but it is very romantic :) The staff is very attentive and if you have a wish, they make sure it comes true. Overall and amazing experience for us
Comment from Hotel Management
28-Mar-2018 by William Harley-Fleming, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for your outstanding review. I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at JA Manafaru. I am trilled to know that you have well appreciated our restaurants and the service provided by our team. We are all looking forward to your next visit to our enchanting island. Warm regards, William Harley-Fleming Cluster General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by a verified traveller

very nice hotel to stay

Posted 27-Dec-2017 on Ebookers
very friendly staff, service is very good, especially recommend for families
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by a verified traveller from New York

An amazing vacation!

Posted 20-Aug-2017
The staff is super accommodating and welcoming. The water villa experience was amazing. We snorkeled outside our room and relaxed in the pool.
Comment from Hotel Management
03-Nov-2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear angela, Thank you for taking the time to share your review about your recent stay at JA Manafaru. We are happy to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we exceeded your expectations in all aspects of our facilities and services. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, William Harley-Fleming General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by a verified traveller from Florida

Simply Paradise

Posted 05-Aug-2017
Our stay at JA Manafaru was amazing, from reception to checkout. It begins from booking with them as they will stay in contact all the way up until your trip. Upon arrival in Male there will be someone waiting for you to take you to the JA Manafaru personal lounge where there is food and refreshments that are complimentary. Then they will expedite you through everything whether is doing the Sea Plane or Domestic/ Luxury Speed Boat travel which are both amazing. Upon arrival at the resort you will be met by the General Manager and staff with refreshments. You will then meet your personal concierge who will always be readily available to make your stay amazing. Ours was Jameel who knew exactly what we needed and even made reservations to the restaurants prior to us saying a word. Food and drinks are phenomenal, and the selection is great as well. Overall staff and everything was amazing and highly recommend it.
Comment from Hotel Management
14-Jul-2018 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Carlos, We highly appreciate your great comments posted on this website following your stay at JA Manafaru. We loved to know how satisfied you were with our facilities and services and your description of all of it! It is our aim to meet our guests’ expectations at all times, exceeding it make us proud and encourage us to continue to do so. Thank you very much! I’m sure that my team members, particularly Jameel, are equally chuffed to receive these praises. We will be more than happy to welcome you again for another extraordinary time with us. Best regards, William Harley-Fleming General Manager
5 out of 5
by Pranishen

An Amazing Piece Of Heaven

Posted 22-Jul-2017 on Hotels
My stay was absolutely amazing. From the Transfer arranged by the Hotel to my stay, this was nothing short of being treated like a celebrity.
Comment from Hotel Management
27-Jul-2017
Dear Pranishen, I am thrilled to read your glowing review based on your recent experience at the resort. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your fond memories of JA Manafaru. It was such a pleasure to have you staying with us and I am thrilled you had an enjoyable stay here. Along with my team, we can’t wait to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the resort in the near future. Once again, thank you for choosing JA Manafaru. Sincerely, William Harley-Fleming General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by a verified traveller

Beyond perfect service

Posted 11-Jul-2017
This hotel had make my summer vacation ever better... best service you've ever expected..
Comment from Hotel Management
02-Nov-2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your delightful review and pictures. It is always a reason for joy to know that we manage to exceed our guest’s expectations. I very much hope you shall come and see us again in the near future, and regard JA Manafaru as your new Maldives home. Warm regards, William Harley-Fleming General Manager