Your holiday specialist for the Indian Ocean

Discover a tranquil island oasis, JA Manafaru that truly epitomises a pristine tropical paradise where everything is designed for the guests to feel at home.

  • Why JA Manafaru?

    • Base category room is 1500 sq feet with a private pool and can easily accommodate 2 adults and a child. 
    • Seven F&B outlets, including an underground wine cellar
    • Indian food - several Vegetarian options and a full fledged Indian Menu.
    • One of the few luxury resorts to offer the option of an All-Inclusive package (all you can eat & drink), including Single Malts and in villa mini-bar and wine cooler (replenished once a day)
    • One of the most unspoiled resort islands in the Maldives, with one of the best house reefs and marine life.
    • Dolphin watching (on a good day) from the Grand two bedroom over water villa.
    • No boat traffic whatsoever - most exclusive hidden jewel tucked away right up north.
    • Unbeatable hospitality and genuine warmth. 
    • 100% guest satisfaction 
    • The only resort in the Maldives to own an exclusive castaway private island (5 min boat ride from the resort) - Other luxury resorts share a castaway island. Most exclusive experience for a honeymoon couple.
    • One of the very few luxury resorts to charter sea planes for exclusive use to ensure that their guests are not inconvenienced with long transit times or multiple drops to other resorts along the way. 
    • The only resort to have two lounges at Male airport (domestic terminal & sea plane terminal), with recliners, sleepers, entertainment and meals.
    • Snorkeling instructor is a trained marine biologist.
    • White soft sand around the entire island, which means one can walk around the outer circumference of the entire island barefoot (in good weather).

  • Retreats

    Your idea of a sublime island vacation comes into reality in a choice of 6 different accommodation options. From sheltered Beach Bungalows to expansive Ocean Views Water Villas, the range caters to both romantic couple enclaves and spacious family villas. 

    Beach Bungalow with Private Pool

    Maximum Occupancy: two adults with one child and one infant or three adults and one infant

    Just a few steps away from the beach and nestled amidst tropical greenery, these bungalows come with Private Pools, spacious living, seating and sleeping areas. An open-air bathroom leads to an inviting sundeck, the private pool, daybed and two sun loungers. 

    Features:

    • King size bed with 300 thread count of linen cotton
    • Sofa bed
    • Complimentary WiFi
    • Complimentary daily water
    • Complimentary fruits upon arrival
    • Complimentary non-motorised water sport activity per day
    • Dedicated host
    • Private bar
    • Selection of tea
    • Flat screen TV and satellite channels
    • Personal safe
    • Pillow menu
    • Portable phone with IDD
    • Life jacket
    • 24 Hour room service

    Sunrise Water Villa with Infinity Pool

    Maximum Occupancy: two adults and two children or three adults and one child

    Enjoy the magnificent sunrise from your water villa. These views can be enjoyed from multiple vantage points through the Villa’s extensive private deck and infinity plunge pool. Observe the exotic marine life through a glass panel in the floor and revel in the generous sleeping and lounging space.

    Features:

    • King size bed with 300 thread count of linen cotton
    • Sofa bed
    • Complimentary WiFi
    • Complimentary daily water
    • Complimentary fruits upon arrival
    • Complimentary non-motorised water sport activity per day
    • Dedicated villa host
    • In-villa private bar
    • Selection of tea
    • Flat screen TV and satellite channels
    • Personal safe
    • Pillow menu
    • Portable phone with IDD
    • Life jacket
    • 24 Hour room service

    Sunset Water Villa with Infinity Pool

    Maximum Occupancy: two adults and two children, or three adults and one child

    Watch the glowing setting sun from your villa or witness the vibrant hues merging into each other while floating in the infinity pool. The sunset takes place every day between 5.50 pm and 6.20 pm, depending on the time of year. Along with generous sleeping and lounging space, you also have a partially open-air bathroom with a rain shower and i-Spa bathtub.

    Features:

    • King size bed with 300 thread count of linen cotton
    • Sofa bed
    • Complimentary WiFi
    • Complimentary daily water
    • Complimentary fruits upon arrival
    • Complimentary non-motorised water sport activity per day
    • Dedicated villa host
    • In-villa private bar
    • Selection of tea
    • Flat screen TV and satellite channels
    • Complimentary Videos on Demand
    • Personal safe
    • Pillow menu
    • Portable phone with IDD
    • Life jacket
    • 24 Hour room service

    One Bedroom Beach Suite with Private Pool

    Maximum Occupancy: two adults with two children and one infant or four adults and one infant

    These spacious and ultra-modern beach suites with private pools feature 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. All suites are on the sunset side of the island.

    Features:

    • 12 suites with pools 
    • Complimentary WiFi
    • Complimentary daily water
    • Complimentary fruits upon arrival
    • Complimentary non-motorised water sport activity per day
    • King size bed with 300 thread count of linen cotton
    • Dedicated suite host
    • In-suite private bar
    • Selection of tea
    • Flat screen TV and satellite channels
    • Personal safe
    • Pillow menu
    • Portable phone with IDD
    • Life jacket
    • 24 Hour room service

    Grand Water Two Bedroom Suite with Private Infinity Pool

    Maximum Occupancy: Families of up to four adults with one child and one infant or five adults and one infant

    Indulge in the comfort of these 2-bedroom suites, ideal for families travelling with older kids. These stay-in options come with private infinity pool offering privacy. From the bedrooms and living room you can walk out into the outdoor deck, where a dining table, sun loungers and an impressive infinity pool creates an idyllic setting. Direct lagoon access is just a few steps away.

    Features:

    • Complimentary WiFi
    • Complimentary daily water
    • Complimentary fruits upon arrival
    • Complimentary non-motorised water sport activity per day
    • Dedicated suite host
    • In-suite private bar
    • Selection of tea
    • Flat screen TV and satellite channels
    • Personal safe
    • Pillow menu
    • Portable phone with IDD
    • Life jacket
    • Ploh bathrobes
    • 24 Hour room service

    Royal Island Two Bedroom Suite with Private Pool

    Maximum Occupancy: Four adult guests with two children and two infants or six adult guests with two infants

    Rediscover luxury and opulence along with complete privacy, an impressive pool, sauna, steam room and an exclusive spa treatment room at the Royal Island Two Bedroom Suites with infinity pools. This luxurious two-storey beach residence houses two bedrooms, an elegant dining room and living area that opens up to a sundeck, outdoor bathrooms featuring i-Spa facilities, private sundeck with loungers and daybed.

    Features:

    • Complimentary WiFi
    • Complimentary daily water
    • Complimentary fruits upon arrival
    • Complimentary non-motorised water sport activity per day
    • King size bed with 300 thread count of linen cotton
    • Dedicated suite host
    • In-suite private bar
    • Selection of tea
    • Flat screen TV and satellite channels
    • Personal safe
    • Pillow menu
    • Portable phone with IDD
    • Life jacket
    • Ploh bathrobes
    • Wii, karaoke
    • Telescope
    • 24 Hour room service

  • Rejuvenate @Calm Spa

    Nestled amongst the mangroves, step in to the hidden oasis of Calm Spa. Offering a sophisticated collection of aromatherapy massage and treatments, enhancing the invigorating properties of essential oils for relaxation, anti-aging, deep hydration and mental clarity, guests can also enjoy a bespoke selection of customised treatments. Discover a haven of pure relaxation and experience a blissful journey to revitalise, rejuvenate or simply to retreat.

    Calm Spa’s professional therapists can customise treatments and programmes according to your needs and each of the nine ultra-private treatment rooms features an open-air rain shower and bath tub. Guests are also welcome to enjoy complimentary access to Calm Spa’s hydrotherapy bath, sauna and steam room, before or after your treatment and also relax in our herbal infused Relaxation Garden.

    Calm Spa is open daily from 10am to 8pm and should be a must on your island itinerary.

    Treatments

    • Facials 
    • Massages 
    • Body Treats, Wraps & Baths 
    • Spa Rituals 
    • Salon 
    • Men’s Focus

  • Invigorative Experiences

    To complement the stunning island beach, our resort also features three main swimming pools, a spa, wellness pavilion, recreation activities on land, family entertainment area and dedicated kids club.

    Land Sports

    For the sports enthusiasts, JA Manafaru invites you to play a game or two at the tennis court, or join other guests for volleyball on the beach. For indoors, there is a table tennis and a pool table. 

    Beach and Pools

    With 3 swimming pools on the island and an expansive stretch of white sandy beach, you will never be out of options to go for a lap or two.

    Wellness and Fitness

    JA Manafaru houses a Wellness and Fitness studio with the latest training equipment, is open 24 hours a day while guests can also join one of our wellness classes. You can also indulge in meditation or enjoy a sunset yoga session in our dedicated pavilion.

    ChillZone

    With X-Box being in place and simulators for the grown-ups, it is never a dull moment at the JA Manafaru. It also houses a library with a variety of books and magazines in different languages, table tennis, billiard and varied board games. ChillZone is open 24 hours a day.

    CoolZone

    Exclusively set for our younger guests from the age of 3-12 years old, the CoolZone is a quaint little paradise fitted with a private pool featuring mini-daybeds, games room, mini-climbing wall and even a herb garden.

  • Experiential Affairs

    For the outdoorsy and the adventure enthusiasts, our resort over flows with activities for individuals and groups, alike. 

    Diving

    Divers can enjoy diving and underwater photography under the guidance of our experienced, dive team. Complimentary snorkelling gear is also available.

    Water Sports

    Enjoy from a range of non-motorised water sports options such as windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddling and catamaran sailing. We also offer numerous motorised water-based activities, including jet-skiing, wakeboarding, mono-skiing, knee-boarding and water skiing.

  • À la carte

    Rediscover a kaleidoscope of flavours featuring fresh local produce and native spices of the region along with an extensive wine selection and a range of dining settings – be it a romantic beachfront dinner, fresh seafood feast, traditional Maldivian dining experience or poolside snack; you will be always be spoilt for choices at the JA Manafaru Maldives Resort.

    White Orchid 

    Serves Japanese, Chinese and Thai specialties with a teppanyaki table for an authentic Asian fusion cuisine experience and artistic presentations.

    Ocean Grill 

    Pick out from the choicest of the exquisite local seafood and delectable meat, freshly prepared on live grill and seasoned with organic herbs, fresh from our island garden. 

    Kakuni 

    Relish from an array of spectacular breakfast buffets with gourmet options from across the globe. During dinner, explore flavours from around the world while experiencing various theme nights and other International à la carte menus in the evenings.

    The Cellar 

    Nestled below sea level, the Cellar is a haven for a romantic, candlelit experience amidst an extensive selection of fine wines. Guests can choose to join our passionate sommelier for a private wine tasting session or experience the ultimate The Wine Cellar Dinner.

    Andiamo Bistro and Pool 

    Choose from a wide variety of home-made pizza, pasta and salads for lunch and dinner in a poolside setting.

    Infinity Bar and Pool 

    Relish in a fresh salad, delicious sandwich or light snack, throughout the day with seamless views of the ocean and the horizon – the perfect spot to unwind.

    Horizon Lounge 

    Experience a blissful sunset with one of our signature cocktails in hand while relaxing with your loved one.