JA Manafaru, a beautiful Maldivian Escape
JA Manafaru is everything you’d expect of the Maldives. Beautiful sandy beaches give way to crystal clear waters, whilst the flora of the island sways gently in the breeze. Away from the idyllic setting you’ll find first class dining, service with a smile and of course, plenty of places to simply kick back and relax. The resort has 84 rooms and suites, as well as a range of dining options, plenty of watersports and an idyllic spa.
There are five restaurants on the island, with dinner also available either in The Cellar, where you can dine surrounded by fine wine, or on the beach, with a private dining experience down on the sand. White Orchid serves spectacular Asian cuisine, with the Teppanyaki table being a major draw for its authentic Asian fusion food and creative presentation. Ocean Grill offers the very best in fresh seafood, with fresh herbs from the hotel garden adding to the flavour. Kakuni is your breakfast restaurant, as well as offering a great international buffet dinner selection, with its themed nights proving especially popular. For something by the pool, both Andiamo and Infinity offer great light meals throughout the day, specialising in fresh pizzas, pasta and salad. For cocktails, it’s the Horizon Lounge. Offering a great array of premium spirits, as well as local favourites, you can relax and take in the sunset with a drink in hand.
When it comes to facilities, JA Manafaru is not lacking. Whether you simply want to chill out by one of the three pools, or feel the sand beneath your toes on the beach, there are plenty of sun loungers on offer. If you are on the beach, be sure to bring a snorkel as the island is surrounded by reef offering great snorkelling opportunities just a few metres from shore. If you want to go deeper, scuba diving is also offered at the resort. Out on the water you can also enjoy an array of motorised and non-motorised watersports such as kayaking, wind surfing and jet ski hire. Back on dry land there’s a tennis court and fitness centre, as well as a chill out zone with library, computer games and movies. Whilst the chill zone is ideal for older children, younger children are also accommodated with a kids club, a great spot to drop them off whilst you enjoy a massage, facial or Ayurvedic treatment at the beautiful Calm Spa.
Beach Bungalows with Private Pool are 150sqm and set just off the beach, surrounded by lush vegetation. Décor is modern and uses plenty of natural materials in keeping with their island setting. Facilities include: Open-air bathroom, minibar, tea making facilities, television, internet access, air conditioning, safe, private pool, private beach cabana and telephone.
Sunrise/Sunset Water Villas with Infinity Pool are 110sqm and are located over the ocean on stilts. Décor is chic and modern, with glass viewing panels to allow you to watch the water below. Facilities include: Partial open-air bathroom, minibar, tea making facilities, television, internet access, air conditioning, safe, private infinity pool and telephone.
One Bedroom Beach Suites with Private Pool are 225sqm and offer more spacious accommodation with separate lounge area. There’s also a large outdoor deck with daybed and sun loungers, and you’ll also have a private cabana on the beach. All suites are on the sunset side of the island. Facilities include: Partial open-air bathroom, minibar, tea making facilities, television, internet access, air conditioning, safe, private pool and telephone.
The Grand Water Two Bedroom Suite with Private Infinity Pool is 350sqm and sits at the tip of the overwater bungalows, offering uninterrupted views of the lagoon. Each of the two rooms has an en suite bathroom and outside you’ll find an expansive deck area with dining table as well as an infinity pool. Facilities include: Minibar, tea making facilities, television, internet access, air conditioning, safe, private infinity pool and telephone.
Royal Island Two Bedroom Suites with Private Pool are 600sqm and offers the very best of Maldivian living. This two storey suite offers a vast living and dining area, two bedrooms with open-air bathrooms, a courtyard, vast deck and a pool, sauna, steam room and spa treatment room. At the beach you have a private cabana, should you be able to tear yourself away from your poolside lounger. Facilities include: Open-air bathrooms, minibar, tea making facilities, television, internet access, air conditioning, safe, private infinity pool, Nintendo Wii, karaoke, and telephone.