JA Manafaru | Designer Travel

JA Manafaru, Haa Alifu Atoll, Upper North Province, Maldives

Approximately 70 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport.

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About JA Manafaru

If you’re looking for a paradise island, you’ll find it at this 5-star gem of a resort. JA Manafaru is simply superb, offering immaculate accommodation, top-class service and exquisite dining making it a perfect choice for a relaxing holiday in stunning surroundings.

JA Manafaru is set on a private island in the Haa Alif Atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean. Transfer is by sea plane from Male Airport so you’ll be treated to spectacular birds-eye views of the resort before receiving a warm welcome.

As well as the sandy island beach, you have three swimming pools to choose from plus a PADI dive centre and water sports school. The clear waters are ideal for snorkelling and diving with some extraordinary marine life to see. You can try your hand at windsurfing, kayaking, catamaran sailing, water skiing and much more with the water sports school providing guidance and refresher courses.

If you prefer to stay on dry land, there’s beach volleyball, beach soccer, tennis courts, a games room and a library.

The varied accommodation choices of suites, bungalows and villas means JA Manafaru caters well for families as well as couples and, no matter which option you choose, you’ll have your own private pool.

Children are welcome and well looked after with a Kids and Teens Club available, babysitting, children’s swimming pool and dedicated activity programme.

Dining and relaxing with a drink (or two!) is a joy at JA Manafaru with a good selection of restaurants, a wine cellar, bar and lounge to enjoy.


Experience ultimate relaxation and pampering at the Calm Spa & Salon. This peaceful oasis is nestled in the mangroves and offers a bespoke selection of customised treatments, rituals and massages.

The 10 treatment rooms all include a private garden, open-air rain shower and bathtub. The spa also has indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms and an Elemis boutique.

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Rooms & Suites


Bungalows, villas and suites have a dedicated Villa Host, private pool, sun loungers, open-air bathroom, outdoor rain shower, luxury bathroom amenities, bathrobes, slippers, complimentary Wi-Fi, pillow menu, Nespresso machine, in-villa minibar and wine bar, flat screen TV, in-villa safe and 24 hour room service.

Beach Bungalow with Private Pool

Island living at its best ; just a few steps to the beach and surrounded by tropical greenery, these bungalows have a king size bed, sofa bed, wooden deck with outdoor seating, private beach cabana and private plunge pool.
Max Occupancy: 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults & 1 infant
150 sq m

Water Villa with Infinity Pool

Available on the sunset or sunrise parts of the island, these luxurious villas have an extensive private deck, infinity plunge pool, partially open-air bathroom, king size bed and sofa bed.
Max Occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
110 sq m

One Bedroom Beach Suite with Private Pool

Spacious one bedroom suites with a separate bedroom, large living room, open-air bathroom, outdoor deck with seating and private pool.
Max Occupancy: 2 adults & 2 children or 4 adults & 1 infant
225 sq m

Grand Water Two Bedroom Suite with Private Infinity Pool

Stunning water villas with splendid views across the Indian Ocean, spacious living area, two en-suite sea view bedrooms, outdoor deck with dining table, sun loungers, infinity pool and direct lagoon access.
Max Occupancy: 4 adults & 2 children or 5 adults & 2 infants
350 sq m

Royal Island Suite with Private Pool

The impressive two-storey Royal Island Suites have two or three bedrooms and offer complete privacy plus an infinity pool. Other features include a sauna, steam room, spa treatment room, dining room, living area, outdoor bathrooms, private sundeck, loungers, daybeds and a private beach area.


Kakuni: Serves delicious breakfast buffets and local and international selections for dinner.

Ocean Grill: A delightful beachfront seafood and meat restaurant.

White Orchid: Flavourful Asian fusion cuisine is served in this over-water venue.

The Cellar: Haute cuisine and award winning wines.

Andiamo Bistro: Casual dining beside the pool.