JA Manafaru

5.0 star property
Upscale beachfront resort with spa, near Medhafushi
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JA Manafaru

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Premium bedding, down duvets, minibar, in-room safe
6 restaurants, breakfast, dinner served; Asian cuisine

Overview of JA Manafaru

9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
Haa Alifu Atoll, Manafaru Island
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 6 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness center
  • Steam room
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Private bathroom

Room options

Deluxe Villa, Private Pool (Beach)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed

Villa (Sunrise Water - Infinity Pool)

  • 135 sq m
  • Water view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Villa, Private Pool (Beach)

  • 135 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Villa (Ocean View Pool)

  • 215 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed

Villa (Sunset Water - Infinity Pool)

  • 135 sq m
  • Water view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Private Pool (Ocean)

  • 377 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Double Bed

Villa, Private Pool (Sunrise, Summer Escape, USD 50 credit)

  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Villa, Private Pool, Beachside (Summer Escape - USD 50 credit back)

  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

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

  • 660 sq m
  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Double Bed

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

  • 845 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Kakuni
  • Ocean Grill
  • Horizon Lounge #JAManafaru
  • Mini Tea

About this property

JA Manafaru

JA Manafaru offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach umbrellas, yoga, and volleyball, plus you'll have access to onsite scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing. 3 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. White Orchid Lounge, one of 6 restaurants, serves Asian cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious resort include a beach bar, a fitness center, and an outdoor tennis court.


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

Water activities


Land activities

Fitness facilities


Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Russian, Spanish

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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 84 units


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via aeroplane 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
  • 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’ (Velana International Airport) to Haa Alifu Atoll, followed by speedboat transfer (surcharge). Guests must contact the property at least 7 days in advance to arrange transfers (flight details, names as listed on passports, and dates of birth of guests are required). Changes are not permitted within 72 hours before check-in for international arrivals. Failure to contact the property in advance to provide required details and confirm availability of 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 the airline's lounge facilities at the airport before transferring to the Atoll on the day of arrival (schedule subject to change).
  • 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 and at the carriers’ discretion. The carrier reserves the right to offload luggage and transfer on the next available transfer as per their schedule.
  • All transfers are provided by third party carriers and may be subject to unexpected delays or changes.
  • Private seaplane charters may be available by prior arrangement with the resort (surcharge).
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival in Male and at the resort.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (11 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free dial-up Internet access in rooms


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 6 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Baby bath
  • Paddleboard on site

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Tennis
  • Beach yoga
  • Fitness classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis
  • Paddleboard on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Water tubing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Water sports equipment
  • Paddleboard on site
  • Romance packages


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • Golf driving range on site
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Art gallery on site
  • Designer stores on site
  • Arcade/game room
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Children's slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free dial-up internet
  • Free local calls
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Highchair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


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


White Orchid Lounge - This beachfront fine-dining restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.
Ocean Grill - This beachfront restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Open daily.
The Cellar - This wine bar serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Kakuni Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Open daily.
Andiamo Bistro and Pool - This bistro serves dinner only. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • 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)
  • Aeroplane and boat transfer per adult: USD 527 (return)
  • Aeroplane and boat transfer per child: USD 483 (return), from 2 to 11 years old
The additional fee covers transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 300.0 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
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.

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

Does JA Manafaru offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, JA Manafaru does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at JA Manafaru?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at JA Manafaru?
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at JA Manafaru?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is airport shuttle service offered by JA Manafaru?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at JA Manafaru?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at JA Manafaru and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, parasailing, and sailing and improve your game at the onsite tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics, volleyball, and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. JA Manafaru also has a private beach, a steam room, and spa services, as well as an arcade, a picnic area, and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near JA Manafaru?
Yes, there are 6 onsite restaurants, featuring beachfront dining, Asian cuisine, and ocean views.
Does JA Manafaru have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does JA Manafaru have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio.
What's the area around JA Manafaru like?
JA Manafaru is located on the waterfront.