JA Manafaru Resort – Maldives


Formerly known as Beach House at Iruveli Maldives, the JA Manafaru resort is one of the newer luxurious overwater bungalow resorts in the Maldives. Personal service rates high with a personal villa host appointed to each water villa as well as 24-hour room service. A high standard is also set for other members of staff including the restaurant, tour operators and sitters.

Each of the water villas include a private deck alongside a private pool. There is also a partially opened bathroom that is home to both a rainshower and spa bathtub. This particular resort is ideal for couples seeking not only privacy but a little time away from kids as families with young children are not permitted in the overwater bungalows. There is also a large number of outdoor activities available from snorkeling to kayaking as well as a spa onsite making this resort perfect for those seeking a private island experience splashed with relaxation and adventure.


JA Manafaru is located in the Haa Alifu Atoll.


47 Ocean Villas
1 Ocean Suite
36 Beach Villas

  • Beds: One kingsize
  • Area: 1184 sq ft (110 m²)
  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Entertainment system: Flat screen TV with satellite channels
  • Room service: Yes

Special room features

  • Private terrace/pool
  • Private bar
  • Partially open-air bathroom with rain shower
  • Pillow menu
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Personal safe
  • Life jacket
  • Complimentary fruits on arrival
  • Complimentary daily water
  • Sofa bed
  • 300 thread count of linen cotton


  • Low season online specials from US$984 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,102 per night

*Sea-plane return transfer from Malé Airport: US$700 per adult

Restaurants and bars

  • White Orchid
  • Ocean Grill
  • Kakuni
  • The Cellar
  • Andiamo Bistro and Pool
  • Infinity Bar and Pool
  • Horizon Lounge

Resort features

  • Scuba diving
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Jet skiing
  • Tennis court
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Fitness center
  • Swimming pool
  • Kid friendly CoolZone
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Babysitting
  • Currency exchange
  • Family room
  • Shops
  • Airport transfer
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Newspapers
  • Tours


Full rejuvenation spa services are available.

Nearby activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing

What the reviews say

Reviews for the JA Manafaru are mostly on the positive side, in fact, most of them are incredibly positive. Past guests have frequently rated the overwater villas high, as well as housekeeping and other members of staff. The snorkeling around the bungalows is also rated well with many guests detailing it as the best on the island.

Many have remarked that although the island and resort itself are secluded and private, the transfers to and from the main airport can be a bit on the long and troublesome side. However, many feel that the journey over is worth it as the resort itself is a great experience with fantastic service, a variety of restaurants and activities as well as magical views.

Getting there

To reach the JA Manafaru resort you’ll first need to fly into the main Malé International airport in the Maldives. Then you’ll have the choice of either taking a seaplane to the resort or a combination of a local flight to the Haanimaadhoo airport and a 45 minute speed boat ride.

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