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JA Manafaru in Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives

With all the excellence and luxury expected of the Waldorf Astoria brand, Beach House Maldives is an exclusive retreat within one of the world's most exceptional travel destinations. Located on Manafaru Island, in the northernmost part of the Maldives, this breathtaking resort is a bastion of tranquility and romance. Surrounded by the warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the 83 rooms of this resort offer guests a luxurious escape in a remote paradise. With an open and airy cabana design, each room is a study in the elegance of simplicity. Picture yourself dining in your own private outdoor area, next to your pool, with the sun setting beautifully in the distance. With your own private butler as well, your stay is sure to be as relaxing as it is luxurious. At Beach House Maldives, experience the natural wonder of this tropical paradise in truly amazing style.

Begin your day with a delightful full body massage or a yoga class at the resort's spa. Stroll to the beach for a day of tanning under the beautiful morning sun. To experience more of the Maldives and the Indian Ocean, head out on a boat for a day of island hopping or tropical fishing. To cool down, dive into the crystalline blue waters for some great reef snorkeling. Scuba diving is also a wonderful way to experience the amazing local sea life, and lessons are available daily. If you prefer more active pursuits, spend the day playing volleyball on the beach, or engaging in an exhilarating tennis match. Golf enthusiasts will be thrilled to discover that even on this tropical island 18 holes are only a few steps away with the virtual golf simulator. After a day luxuriating in this paradise, choose from a wonderful selection of restaurants for a gourmet dinner. Dine at Saffron for an exciting Asian-fusion menu, or delight your palate with a steak or fresh seafood at Medium Rare. For an after dinner cocktail head to Salt Water Bar, where you can enjoy a drink while lounging in a hammock suspended over the water. At Beach House Maldives you will become one with the tropical surroundings, luxurious accommodations, and tranquil atmosphere.

Location of JA Manafaru

JA Manafaru
Haa Alifu Atoll
Haa Alif Atoll, Maldives

Nearest Airport: MLE

Amenities for JA Manafaru

  • General Information
  • 83 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • 3 Bars
  • 4 Restaurants
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa on Property
  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Center
  • Butler Service
  • 2 Pools and a Children's Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Private Island
  • Gardens
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Pools
  • Activities
  • Excursions
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Yoga
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Nearby
  • Beaches
  • Interests
  • Beach

Reviews for JA Manafaru

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

This review is long overdue. Ja Manafaru exceeded our wildest expectations. My husband researched our choices for a honeymoon extensively - with Excel spreadsheets and everything. He looked into every comparable property in the Maldives and we ended up here and will absolutely return. I would not hesitate to recommend this resort to even the most picky and well traveled person. I do not consider myself an emotional person but I teared up when I left and made my husband promise me that we would return very soon haha. The Service - The people are what we believe sets this resort apart from anywhere that we have ever stayed. From the moment you arrive at the lounge everyone is extremely nice and helpful. Every single thing is taken care of. There are so many people that we have to give a special thank you to (and many more that we don't have room to list here). We are accustomed to a very independent lifestyle but having a butler to help assist with reservations and maid service twice a day was such a nice treat. Though we have many many examples of how above and beyond the employees at Ja Manafaru went for us one of the best examples is that my husband stuck his brand new go pro into the fish feeding ocean and it fell immediately into the ocean. Five minutes later Faisal the Ja Manafaru diver showed up on the dock and literally just dove in the middle of the feeding and retrieved the camera. It was so unbelievably nice and we are so thankful!! The Property - The island is beautiful and the rooms are spectacular. We had a sunrise overwater villa which was stunning. The private plunge pool alone was simply so luxurious and amazing. The gorgeous bathtub overlooking the ocean was beautiful. Having had our own private pool we would not consider any resort that doesn't offer this amenity (and we wouldn't consider any other resort anyway but just FYI). We thought about doing half beach villa and half overwater villa to save on cost but we agreed that we were glad we went all out with an overwater villa stay for the entire time. The Food and Drinks - We started out without all inclusive but ultimately decided to add this on. We are glad we did as we were able to enjoy ourselves more without worrying about the cost. I think the overall cost of all inclusive is probably a bit higher than what we would have normally spent but we are not accustomed to having three course meals and often split things at home. It was nice to be able to try everything. The food is very very good. We enjoyed all the restaurants that we tried. Infinti was our favorite place for lunch. We loved the teppanyaki, The Cellar, and Ocean Grill for dinner. Andiamo was our favorite place for phenomenal drinks (thank you Ram and Dilan!). Tips - I know that there is a lot of questions on here about what to do regarding tipping. We tipped everyone as we would have in the US (20%-25%) and we would absolutely do that again. Everyone at Ja Manafaru goes above and beyond so we felt that we wanted to thank them appropriately. We brought US dollars with us and that appeared to be acceptable to everyone. Activities - We did lots of snorkeling and swimming. We also enjoyed the pools. We were going to do the castaway island but it rained our last two days. We hope to do this when we return. Ja Manafaru is a peaceful island and sometimes you feel like it is almost uninhabited. We didn't mind that because we enjoy being together and also had a wonderful time talking with the Ja Manafaru staff. Though we did see children (very little) it felt like it was adults only. Thank Yous - We want to thank everyone at Ja Manafaru for their absolutely over the top treatment for our honeymoon. We look forward to seeing you all again in (hopefully) the near future. There are so many people we want to thank and I know we are leaving people off of this list but our most highest praise for: - Naushad - Our butler for always helping us organize activities and being so accommodating to all of our requests. - Ram - Our phenomenal mixologist at Andiamo pool bar. He is a fabulous mixologist and created lots of wonderful drinks for us. His drinks are absolutely up to international cocktail standards. We had a great time talking with him. - Dilan - Our other phenomenal mixologist at Andiamo and the Ocean Grill. We loved his frozen drinks and he was always so friendly. - Zuhair - Our top notch housekeeper made us the best towel animals. They were such a highlight for us each night when we came in. The villa was always spotless. - Faisal - For jumping into the ocean in the middle of a fish feeding to grab my husband's camera. We are forever thankful for you. Talk about great service!! - Rattey - Our host at The Cellar. He provided us with lots of great knowledge about the wine and food in The Cellar. We had such a nice time talking with him. He is a huge asset to the resort with a great deal of knowledge. Sri, Buddicka, Yessir, & Muruean - Our wonderful servers at The Infiniti Bar. They were so nice and always friendly. They made great drinks and this was our favorite place to eat lunch. Cirpriano - We love teppanyaki and Cipriano is by far the best teppanyaki chef we have ever had (and we have had many). Ayaz - Our wonderful server at the Ocean Grill. So nice and easy to talk to. We enjoyed getting to know you. Kasun - Also at the Ocean Grill. Wonderful service and so friendly. Maumoon - Our host at Kakuni. Extremely nice and friendly. Anees, Naahid, Chhetri - Always so helpful and going to get us drinks and whatever else we needed. Dima - Wonderful photographer. We are so happy to have pictures of our memories in the Maldives. Romany - We always enjoyed talking with you and appreciate you always checking in on us. We had a fabulous experience thanks to you. Kyra - You have such a wonderful program and are such an asset to the resort. Thank you for such a wonderful stay. In short our friends we look forward to seeing you again soon (hopefully really soon)!! Wishing you a wonderful New Year with many blessings!! To those deciding which resort to choose in the Maldives know that you will not regret choosing Ja Manafaru. It is a one of a kind resort and experience.

kvaburke - Dallas, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

I had read the many great reviews of JA Manafaru and saw that this amazing resort earned the 2017 Top 10 Trip Advisor award but still took a risk booking this resort sight unseen for our honeymoon. The price was not cheap so I had my expectations high. My expectations were absolutely exceeded and then some. My new wife and I had stayed at some pretty high end hotels before around the world so we know a thing or two about luxury and service. I say this not to brag but to let anyone reading this to know that I know what to expect from a five star resort and I know that a lot of places call themselves five star resorts and are nowhere near. JA Manafaru is BY FAR the most luxurious, first class service hotel I have ever stayed in. The entire staff was there for our leisure. No request was denied. ‘No’ is simply not in the vocabulary of the fully fluently English speaking staff. Upon arrival to the resort by seaplane (a $600 per person round trip cost that the hotel books for you after you reserve your stay) we were greeted by the manager with a welcome drink and introduced to our personal experience host. Mr. Ziraar was attentive and patient and made every dream of ours a reality. The resort was empty! We felt like we had the entire place to ourselves. We rarely ran into any other guests and even then it was at breakfast (amazing buffet every morning with 5 Star food). We were told that the resort was actually at 75% occupancy! That’s just the way JA Manafaru does it. We felt like we were the only people on the planet when we were there and that was especially nice considering we were on our honeymoon. If you’re looking for the kind of trip where you want to mingle with other guests, this is NOT the place. We were taken by golf cart to our overwater villa (get the sunset villa as it’s a little more money but you get so much more sun during the day and the sunsets from the villa are divine) and shown around the villa and given our bicycles which we used to get around the island. For a fancy night out to one of the great restaurants, we simply called for a cart and it arrived within minutes. The weather was amazing but it did rain one night. It happened to the be night that we had booked one of the swankier restaurants on the resort. We called Ziraar and explained that we no longer desired to go to the restaurant in the rain, he suggested that the entire meal be delivered to our villa and we could eat the gourmet cuisine in our room. We were so impressed with this. Speaking of, the room service menu in the villa is merely a list of suggested items. We found out that virtually any food item you can imagine can be made and delivered to your room. We usually just ordered a Neapolitan style pizza for lunch by our private pool. The hotel is for people who enjoy romantic solitude. This is not Sandals Resorts, this is the upper echelon of luxury. Don’t expect water slides and conga lines. This is for people who want to relax and get to know their travel partner. I thank you JA Manafaru for allowing me to enjoy time with my new partner in life at the purest level. Admittedly, the price is not cheap but I think if you’re looking at this hotel, you already knew that. However, I will say this place was worth every penny and was exactly what I had hoped for. There are many hotels in the Maldives and some big box luxury brands too. I implore you to try JA Manafaru as you will not be disappointed. I strive to write honest reviews and I am grasping at straws trying to think of something negative to say about our experience. I cannot find one bad thing to say about the resort. We were so impressed. Lastly, we decided to try sunset Yoga and we were so glad we did. Raj gave us a personal yoga session 4 nights as we watched the sun set on the Indian Ocean. It was a magical experience I carry with me for life. Thank you again JA Manafaru!

Rich C

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed in the sunrise water villa for a week in our honeymoon ,, and that was the most luxurious and amazing holiday ever ,, thank you Mangel our host experience for making our stay such wonderful and easy ,,, you made us not worry about anything at all and we enjoyed to the max ,,, also special thanks to The resort Dr shahenda who helped my husband when he felt sick , and she was most professional and friendly with us ,,, Daniel and Karin who did our photoshoot were also wonderful with us ,,, everyone was friendly and welcoming ,, we felt sad we're leaving ,, but we will come again 😍

Reham A

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed at the hotel with a group of friends and it was probably the most luxury holiday we had all ever been on. The island is beautiful white sand and very lush jungle in the center. No one got bitten by mosquitoes which was another bonus! The staff were attentive and friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. We had a wine tasting experince, incredible food every day- the Maldivian buffet was my favourite. Loads to do if you are not a beach junkie, and seemed like a great place to bring a family as had a look in the kids centre and my little one would of loved it. Everything is very discreetly tucked away so you would never know there was even a kids center and even a hidden tennis court and football pitch! Checked out the spa which was Devine, had thre signature Manafaru massage which I can highly recommend. Overall a brilliant experience for all of us. I would love to go back again.

hannah h - London, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed during the last week of November and whilst I had in mind that the Maldives resorts were meant to be luxurious, beautiful and relaxing, I was totally unprepared for the gorgeousness of JA Manafaru. It actually started in Male. We were met at the airport and escorted by a luxury 4 x 4 to the seaplane waiting room where there was a selection of snacks and drinks. We had a lovely air-conditioned lounge with ample space. We could see the seaplanes taking off and landing from the balcony outside. At the right time, we were escorted to the seaplane and off we went. It took 80 minutes to get to JA Manafaru so I had a stunning view of the islands. We were met by drumming, drinks, staff and buggies to take us to our accommodation. I found this to be such a wonderful welcome. Our accommodation was unbelievably good. We had a Beach Suite... I almost cannot put into words the level of thought that has gone into creating the comfort and needs. We had come from Sri Lanka and had stayed in some quite good hotels, but this was a different level of luxury. Not in an "over -the-top" way, but in a home comfort luxury way. Perfect for a holiday. Elemis products, round spa bath, private pool, private garden which led straight onto the beach. Towels, gowns, fresh fruit, water, chocolates....all just wonderful. The level of detail was very impressive and subsequently, made the holiday. Now apply that to the staff, restaurants, pick-ups for restaurant bookings (via golf buggy) was truly a different world. Everyone smiled without exception. All the staff were friendly, kind and willing to help. Nothing was too much of a problem. On oasis of privacy and calm. We could have done water sports, snorkelling trips or escape to another island for the night but we chose just to be rather than do. Just perfect. We bought an all inclusive package as part of our booking. This was the second best thing we did after choosing JA Manafaru. The wines available were high quality, the food very good indeed. The breakfasts were outstanding and the choice of where to eat and the variety on the menu meant that we always found it hard to choose rather than having to repeat meals. We are not vegetarians but there was a good choice too. We paid for nothing. Our closing bill came to $9. For laundry! We never had a honeymoon for one reason and another. 26 years later I think we had it. Just beyond all my best experiences I had had before

rosiefutures - Nottingham, United Kingdom

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