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Children: Families welcome. Due to layout and design children under eight are not recommended in any of the water villa categories. Children 12 years and over will be charged at adult room and meal prices. There is a babysitting service available, CoolZone children's club for 3-12 years old, ChillZone club for 8 - 16 years old. There is a children's swimming pool and a tailor made activities program.
Transfers: Seaplane transfer or private seaplane transfer are now both available. Seaplane transfer Adults and Children: 20KG luggage and 5KG hand luggage. Anything more will only be carried if there is space on the aircraft. Guests arriving at and departing Male airport by seaplane can enjoy the facilities of the resort's private seaplane lounge, including complimentary Wi-Fi, showers, drinks and snacks.
Complimentary services and activities: Complimentary drink on arrival, fresh fruit delivered daily to your villa, 24 hour dedicated villa host, snorkelling equipment, non- motorised watersports including one hour per villa per day of canoeing, windsurfing and catamaran sailing, two bottles of water in your villa daily, Wi-Fi throughout your resort, tea and Nespresso facilities in villa, access to children’s club (some activities may be chargeable) and access to the recreation centre and fitness centre.
Activities: Beautiful white sand beach, three swimming pools, one for all guests, 'quiet' pool for guests 16 years and above, scuba diving, fishing, big game fishing, windsurfing, jet skiing, sailing, parasailing, waterski, banana boat, doughnut, kayaks, kite surfing, library, golf simulator, table tennis, board games, pool table, sightseeing tours, tennis court.
Diving: With the guidance of an experienced PADI Dive team explore some of the most exquisite dive sites and marine life. Comprehensive diving courses offered for all diving levels from shallow house reef dives to more advanced dives around the atoll.
Watersports: Complimentary non-motorised watersports with qualified instructors for guidance and refresher courses.
Spa: Providing a sophisticated collection of treatments for anti-aging, deep-hydration, mental clarity and relaxation with treatments using essential aromatherapy oils.
Excursions: Tailor made experiences are available including fishing trips, dolphin watching, sunset boat cruises, local island tours, castaway experiences, private beach dinners and cooking lessons.
Amenities: Villa house, guest activity/recreation desk, laundry/valet service, dry cleaning, wireless internet access, spa, sauna, whirlpools, fitness room, hair salon, beauty salon, gift shop, in-villa dining.
Electricity: 220 volt. British three pin adaptors available.
Languages: English and a variety of other languages including German, French, Japanese, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Italian and Russian are spoken at the resort.
Check In/Out: Check in time 2pm and check out at 12 noon. Late check out is subject to availability and chargeable.
Meal arrangements: JA Manafaru is an all-inclusive resort. The all-inclusive package includes a bottle of Champagne on arrival, all meals, snacks and a wide selection of drinks in seven different dining venues, and an in-villa minibar which is replenished daily.
Dining: There is a choice of seven restaurants and dining options. White Orchid offers Asian fusion set over the Indian Ocean, Ocean Grill is a beachfront setting serving fresh local seafood and grilled meats, The Cellar is a wine cave with a vintage selection of fine wines, Kakuni is open from breakfast buffet and lunch, Horizon Lounge is a cocktail bar facing the sunset, Infinity Pool and Bar serves salads, sandwiches and appetizers all day, and Andiamo bistro is set around the main pool and offers laid back Italian food including pizzas, fresh pastas and salads.
In all bungalows, suites and villas guests will be provided with a complimentary welcome drink, complimentary Wi-Fi, dedicated suite host, in-suite private bar, selection of tea, Nespresso machine, a Bodum kettle, daily water and fresh fruit platter daily, a flat screen TV with satellite channels, DVD player, home theatre system, personal safe, pillow menu and a portable phone with IDD. Children under the age of eight years old are not permitted in over-water accommodation.
Beach Bungalow with Private Pool: Dotted throughout the island's lush vegetation and just a few steps from the beach sit Manafaru’s Beach Bungalows which are elegant, discreet and private. Bungalows feature a king size bed, a state of the art open-air bathroom leading onto a sun deck with a private plunge pool, a spacious living area which opens onto a private deck area complete with outdoor seating and just a short stroll to your private beach cabana. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults + 1 infant. (150sqm)
Sunrise/Sunset Water Villa with Infinity Pool: Perched over the Indian Ocean facing either the sunrise or sunset, these villas feature a king size bed, a living area with glass-panelled floors to view the exotic marine life below and a partially open-air bathroom with I-Spa bathtub. Outside there is a private deck complete with an infinity pool, over water hammock, seating area and steps leading directly into the lagoon. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults + 1 infant. (110sqm)
Two Bedroom Royal Island Suite with Private Pools: Ideal for a family looking for complete privacy with stunning views from the private deck, this two storey suite is hidden among lush greenery opening out onto a private beach area. The suite features a large swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers and day beds, a spa treatment room with sauna and steam room, two king size bedrooms bedrooms with open-air bathrooms (one with a separate private pool), a dining room and a state of the art entertainment area. On the first floor there is a separate living area overlooking the swimming pool. Maximum occupancy: 4 adults + 2 children or 5 adults + 2 infants. (600sqm)
The Royal Residence (Three Bedroom): Perfect for a large family or group of friends, this luxurious two-storey suite boasts a private beach area with cabana, two swimming pools, a barbeque area and spa area with sauna, steam room and treatment room. There are three bedrooms, one of white has its own private pool area. Maximum occupancy: 6 adults + 2 children or 7 adults + 3 infants. (650sqm)