Secluded within the remote Haa Alif Atoll, this tropical island combines luxury and natural perfection.

JA Manafaru is a 35-acre private island in the far-north Haa Alif Atoll. For total escapism, this unspoilt paradise seduces guests with lush emerald foliage, untouched white sands and coral reef lagoons, alongside exceptional dining experiences and architecturally stunning beach and water villas.

The dining choices here are excellent. Kakuni Restaurant is the main buffet-style restaurant that offers a sumptuous selection of international and Maldivian culinary delights. Of the à la carte restaurants, White Orchid is an award-winning Asian-fusion restaurant, while Andiamo Bistro & Pool tantalises with Mediterranean specialities. The Cellar is the island's exclusive haute-cuisine dining venue; an underground 'wine cave' that sits two-and-a-half metres below sea level.

All of the rooms have their own private pool, sun deck and large sleeping area. While the Sunrise Water Villas bask in huge floor-to-ceiling windows, the idyllic Beach Bungalows are hidden tropical retreats, with a private beach cabana and open-air bathroom just steps from the pristine white sands.

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Key information

In the Haa Alif Atoll

Airport transfer time: Approx. 55-minute domestic flight plus a 35-minute speedboat transfer, or 75 minutes by seaplane (extra cost), from Malé airport
Rooms: 84

Good to know

Children under 8 are not permitted in Sunrise Water Villas with Private Infinity Pool, Sunset Water Villas with Private Infinity Pool or Grand Water Two Bedroom Suite with Private Pool. Minimum stay: 4 nights 27 Dec-02 Jan.

Insider tips

JA Manafaru is the northernmost resort that we feature in the Maldives. You might like to combine it with another island closer to Malé for a relaxed Maldives twin-centre.

Accommodation information

84 beach and overwater villas and suites

Activities

• Sample haute cuisine and exquisite vintage wines in the undersea wine cave* • Enjoy a sunset dinner or overnight sleepover on a deserted island* • Visit a local village and learn about the nation's rich heritage and culture • Observe the island's stunning marine life by snorkelling to the house reef.

Dining

Buffet restaurant, 4 restaurants, 2 bars

What's included

Breakfast at Kakuni Restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £132 • Buffet breakfast at Kakuni Restaurant • Three-course lunch or dinner at any restaurant (excluding The Cellar and in-villa and private dining)

Full Board from £182 • Buffet breakfast at Kakuni Restaurant • Three-course lunch and dinner at any restaurant (excluding The Cellar and in-villa and private dining)

All Inclusive from £237 • All meals at any restaurant (excluding The Cellar and in-villa and private dining) • Selected drinks including house wine by the glass, bottled beer, house spirits, soft drinks and coffee • Unlimited non-motorised watersports including windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, catamaran sailing and canoeing • Yoga and wellness classes • Scheduled snorkelling trip (one per person per stay).

*Denotes local charge