About the hotel
On the northern-most Haa Alif private island, JA MANAFARU provides luxurious beach and over-water villas with private outdoor pools and free Wi-Fi. An on-site PADI dive centre, 3 additional outdoor pools and pampering spa treatments are available. The property is spread over 35 acres of peaceful white sandy beach, and is accessible by either sea plane or domestic flight transfers from Male.
Spacious and air-conditioned, all villas are equipped with a flat-screen TV, Nespresso machine and a pillow menu. The over-water villas enjoy panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. En suite bathrooms come with a relaxing rainshower, and some have a spa bathtub.
JA MANAFARU is a 30-minute boat ride from beautiful snorkelling sites. It takes at least a 70 minutes via sea plane to get to the resort from Male, which is about 320 km away.
The beachfront Ocean Grill offers sizzling grilled meats and lobster buffets. Premium wine and cheese are available at The Cellar, located underground. Other dining options include international dishes at Kakuni Restaurant, home-made pizzas at the pool-side Andiamo Bistro and Pool, tapas at Horizon Lounge and Asian food at the exclusive Infinite bar and Pool. Traditional Maldivian cuisine is also served at Kakuni Village. White Orchid teams incomparable views over the Indian Ocean with sumptuous cuisine
Guests can lounge at the beach, or enjoy water sports such as diving, snorkelling and fishing. A fitness centre and flood-lit tennis courts are available for those who wish to exercise. The villa host is available round-the-clock and can arrange day trips to nearby islands and snorkelling spots.
Important Info : The resort provides a mandatory transfer by seaplane from Male. Guests must provide their arrival details to the hotel in advance, at least 72 hours prior to arrival. Failure to do so may result in additional waiting time at the lounge, or overnight stays in Male at your own cost.
Seaplane Transfer charges:
Children (3 to 11 years old) - USD 470 per child per round trip
Infants (0 to 2 years old) - Free of charge
Seaplane Timing Schdeule:
Departure from Male to JA MANAFARU - 11:00 and 16:00
Departure from JA MANAFARU to Male - 06:00 and 14:00
All guests arriving into Male will be greeted by a JA MANAFARU representative who will escort them to their seaplane flight. Whilst waiting for the seaplane flight, guests can enjoy JA MANAFARU Lounge facilities which include:
- Non-alcoholic beverages and lights snacks
- Complimentary neck and shoulder massage (subject to availability)
Seaplane transfer is available only during daylight hours. Guests arriving at Maldives on an international flight after 15:00 or departing the island before 09:30 will require an overnight stay in Male (at own expenses) and will be transferred the next morning on the first available flight.
JA MANAFARU will not be held responsible for the varied waiting times or bad weather that may occur.
Seaplane Baggage Allowance:
Adults/Children - 20 kg luggage and 5 kg hand-carry
Infants - 10 kg
Please note that the Gala Dinner is optional. Guests who wish to avail the Gala Dinner can contact the property.