A luxurious resort in the Maldives where couples can celebrate in paradise and families can enjoy the spacious multi-bedroom beach villas.

Amidst the dazzling turquoise waters of Haa Alif, the northernmost atoll of the Maldives, lies JA Manafaru. Located 320km north of the capital, Malé, the resort is set in 35 acres of flawless white sands with deep emerald foliage. It is a true paradise hidden away from the world. Marvel at the vivid flora and fauna through glass-panelled floors or enjoy a relaxing evening on your private deck.

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

With a choice of six different accommodation options, you can make sure your stay at JA Manafaru matches your idea of a sublime island vacation. From sheltered Beach Bungalows that nestle in tropical growth to Water Villas with expansive ocean views,  there are spaces for both romantic couple enclaves and spacious family villas. A total of 84 rooms and villas exist in harmony with nature on the island.

Your taste buds will be seduced at seven different restaurants by the exceptional cuisine created from locally produced ingredients. Your soul will be revived with relaxing treatments at the spa, traditional cultural experiences, engaging seaside activities and underwater discoveries designed to create unforgettable memories.

Accommodation

Beach Bungalows with Private Pool

Staying in a Beach Bungalow with Private Pool is about experiencing pure island cool – just a few leisure steps to the beach and surrounded by tropical greenery. Spread over 150 square metres, the spacious living, seating and sleeping areas connect with nature through the use of dark wood and grey stone.

Your open-air bathroom leads to an inviting sundeck, where a private pool, daybed and two sun loungers beckon. From the living area you can step onto a wooden deck with outdoor seating, or stroll onto the stunning beach where your own private beach cabana offers shade and inspiring views.Beach Bungalows with Private Pool can accommodate up to two adults with one child and one infant or three adults and one infant.

Each Beach Bungalow with Private Pool also features:

Sunrise water Villas with Infinity pool

Sunrise over the Indian Ocean is a sight to behold, with a pastel palette gently transforming the dark blue island sky canvas into a masterpiece of colour that is reflected onto the ocean itself. The neutral tones of your Sunrise Water Villas with Infinity Pool contrast beautifully with this symphony of colour. Vistas across the Indian Ocean can be enjoyed from multiple vantage points in this 110 square metre area with its extensive private deck and infinity plunge pool.

The high ceiling adds to the airy atmosphere and you can observe the exotic marine life through a glass panel in the floor. Along with generous sleeping and lounging space, you also have a partially open-air bathroom with a rain shower and i-Spa bathtub. Sunrise Water Villas with Infinity Pool can accommodate up to two adults and two children or three adults and one child.

Each Sunrise Water Villa with Infinity Pool also features:

  • 110 sqm (1184sqf) – indoor: 70sqm (753sqf) / outdoor: 40sqm (431sqf)
  • 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

Sunrise over the Indian Ocean is a sight to behold, with a pastel palette gently transforming the dark blue island sky canvas into a masterpiece of colour that is reflected onto the ocean itself. The neutral tones of your Sunrise Water Villas with Infinity Pool contrast beautifully with this symphony of colour. Vistas across the Indian Ocean can be enjoyed from multiple vantage points in this 110 square metre area with its extensive private deck and infinity plunge pool.

The high ceiling adds to the airy atmosphere and you can observe the exotic marine life through a glass panel in the floor. Along with generous sleeping and lounging space, you also have a partially open-air bathroom with a rain shower and i-Spa bathtub. Sunrise Water Villas with Infinity Pool can accommodate up to two adults and two children or three adults and one child.

Each Sunrise Water Villa with Infinity Pool also features:

  • 110 sqm (1184sqf) – indoor: 70sqm (753sqf) / outdoor: 40sqm (431sqf)
  • 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 Villas with Infinity pool

There is something magical about watching sunset on an island. In your Sunset Water Villa with an infinity pool, you’ll have an extraordinary view of the vibrant hues merging into each other. This masterpiece on a tropical sky canvas casts a warm glow onto the waters of the Indian Ocean, seemingly making its way into your living space. The neutral tones of your villa contrast beautifully with the surreal surroundings of the Indian Ocean. The sunset takes place every day between 5.50 pm and 6.20 pm, depending on the time of year.

Vistas across the Indian Ocean can be enjoyed from multiple vantage points in this 110 sqm villa with its extensive private deck and infinity edge pool. The high ceiling adds to the airy atmosphere and you can observe the exotic marine life through a glass panel in the floor. Along with generous sleeping and lounging space, you also have a partially open-air bathroom with a rain shower and i-Spa bathtub. Sunset Water Villas with Infinity Pool can accommodate up to two adults and two children, or three adults and one child.

Each Sunset Water Villa with Infinity Pool also features:

  • 110 sqm (1184sqf) – indoor: 70sqm (753sqf) / outdoor: 40sqm (431sqf)
  • 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 Suites with private pool

Make yourself comfortable in a tropical hideaway by choosing a spacious One Bedroom Beach Suites with Private Pool of 225 square metres with 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.

The bathroom leads out onto a private sundeck where you can unwind on the daybed, catch some sun on the loungers or refresh with a dip in your private pool. A few steps towards the beachfront will reveal your private beach cabana, an idyllic spot to relax during the day. All suites are on the sunset side of the island. One Bedroom Beach Suites with Private Pool can accommodate up to two adults with two children and one infant or four adults and one infant.

Each One Bedroom Beach Suite with Private Pool also features:

  • 225 sqm (1184sqf) – indoor: 80sqm (753sqf) / outdoor: 145sqm (431sqf).
  • 12 suites with pools (Length: 5m / 16.4ft, Width: 2.9m / 9.51ft, Depth: 1.5m / 4.92ft)
  • 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 suites with private Infinity pool

With its exclusive position at the tip of the water villas, our Grand Water Two Bedroom Suite with private infinity pool offers both privacy and expansive views across the Indian Ocean’s turquoise waters towards the uninhabited islands of Medhafushi and Govvafushi. This elegant, luxury haven of 350 square metres features an octagonal roof with thatch detail and breezy relaxation spaces.

The spacious living room is flanked by two beautiful sea view bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom that features i-Spa facilities and designer amenities. 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. Grand Water Two Bedroom Suite with private infinity pool is ideal for families of up to four adults with one child and one infant or five adults and one infant.

The Grand Water Two Bedroom Suite with private infinity pool also features:

350 sqm (3767sqf) – indoor: 165sqm (1776sqf) / outdoor: 185sqm (1991sqf).

  • 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 suites with Private pool

Complete privacy, an impressive pool, sauna, steam room and even an exclusive spa treatment room are some of the features of our Royal Island Two Bedroom Suites with infinity pool. This luxury two-storey beach residence covers an area of 600 square metres, with two bedrooms, outdoor bathrooms featuring i-Spa facilities, private sundeck with loungers and daybed.

Enter this lavish suite after passing through a courtyard with ornamental ponds. An elegant dining room and living area open up to a sundeck which borders the infinity pool. A few steps through the lush greenery lead to a private beach area with a secluded beach cabana. Royal Island Two Bedroom Suites with private pool can accommodate up to four adult guests with two children and two infants or six adult guests with two infants.

Each Royal Island Two Bedroom Suite with private pool also features:

  • 600sqm (6458sqf) – indoor: 440sqm (4736sqf) / outdoor: 160sqm (1722sqf)
  • 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

World class dining in the Maldives

Food and travel are inseparable and at JA Manafaru, we take you on a culinary journey across seven world-class dining destinations, guaranteed to tempt even the most sophisticated palate. With three of our restaurants being awarded Wine Spectacular Award of Excellence 2014 for our extensive wine selection and a kaleidoscope of flavours featuring fresh local produce and native spices of the region, you can experience the culture and flavours of the world, on our secluded island hideaway. Whether you are looking for a romantic beachfront dinner, fresh seafood feast, traditional Maldivian dining experience or poolside snack, you will be spoilt for choice.

White Orchid

Set over the ocean, serving Japanese, Chinese and Thai specialities with a teppanyaki table for an authentic Asian fusion cuisine experience and artistic presentation.

Ocean Grill

Visit the beachfront Ocean Grill and feast on exquisite local seafood and delectable meat, freshly prepared on the live grill and seasoned with organic herbs, fresh from our island garden. Enjoy the evening island breeze permeated with delicious scents and fresh flavours for a fabulous dining experience under the stars.

Kakuni

Start your day on the island with the ultimate breakfast experience at Kakuni, serving a spectacular breakfast buffet with gourmet options from across the globe. Our dinner will take you on a culinary adventure with Flavours around the world and Maldivian themed night selections as well as International à la carte on other evenings.

Infinity Bar and Pool

With seamless views to the horizon, Infinity Pool Bar is the perfect spot to savour a fresh salad, delicious sandwich or light snack, throughout the day.

Andiamo Bistro and Pool

For lunch or dinner be transported to the shores of the Mediterranean and enjoy a kaleidoscope of colours, fragrances and flavours with a home-made pizza, pasta and salads, nestled within a lush oasis around the resort pool – bellissimo!

Horizon Lounge

No visit to JA Manafaru would be complete without taking the time to experience a blissful sunset at Horizon Lounge. Relaxation will come naturally, as you take in the vibrant changing skyline reflected across the pristine waters with one of our signature cocktails in hand.

The Cellar

Experience haute cuisine and explore our award winning ‘wine cave’ offering an extensive selection of fine wines from prestigious vineyards around the world. The Cellar is situated two and a half metres below sea level and is a romantic, candlelit, underground haven. Attention all foodies and wine connoisseurs, join our passionate sommelier for a private wine tasting or experience the ultimate The Wine Cellar Dinner, with our internationally rated Chef.

Map and travel information

Flight information

Direct flights from the UK in approximately 10 hours.

Transfers

Transfer onwards by seaplane flight.

Call us

Speak to our team:

01491 575 987

Visit

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm

1 Market Place Mews,
Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH