Located in Haa Alifu Atoll at  Manafaru Island in Maldives, JA Manafaru Resort offers impressive accommodations in different categories. Yes, you can enjoy and choose your stay as per your choice; they have beach villas, water villas, grand suites, bungalows and residence suites also. Each accommodation at the resort is beautifully furnished and loaded with luxuries.

The resort also features 4 excellent dining venues where you can enjoy authentic and other global fares with your loved ones. Now coming to ‘How to Get to JA Manafaru Maldives?’ The resort is located at a distance of 319 kms from Male International Airport and is accessible by seaplane. Read in this article about all the transfer related information.

JA Manafaru Maldives
JA Manafaru Maldives, Photo Credit: JA Manafaru Maldives

How to Reach JA Manafaru Maldives

By Seaplane Transfer

For reaching the resort seaplane transfers are available. The total flight travel time is about 70 minutes. The schedules for your seaplane flights are arranged by the resort itself, so you need to keep them informed about your arrival and departure flight schedule at least 3 days in advance. Any delays can cause you an extra expense of overnight stay nearby Male Airport.

Seaplane flights are functional only in day light. Let’s first take a look at the standard transfer timings of Seaplane transfers.

Operating Transfer Timings:
Male to JA Manafaru – 11am to 4pm
JA Manafaru to Male – 6 am to 2 pm

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Guests who are reaching Male International Airport before or after standard timings will have make arrangements for overnight stay in nearby hotels to Male International Airport on their own expense.

After landing at Male International Airport, you will be welcomed by Resort’s representative who will guide you towards seaplane flight terminal. The resort also has arrangements for guests at airport with JA Manafaru lounge, so you can enjoy the facility especially if your flight has some waiting time. Charges for two way departures for seaplane transfers are:

  • Adult (ages 13 and above): USD 250 per person (inclusive of all taxes)
  • Child (0 to 12 years): free of cost

Seaplane transfer charges are not inclusive of your stay package at the resort and will be charged separately.

Baggage Instruction: Guests must try to keep baggage within the given limits as any excess weight will be considered only if space is available.

  • Baggage Allowance per adult: 20 kg luggage and 5 kg hand baggage
  • Baggage Allowance per child:  20 kg luggage and 5 kg hand baggage
  • Infants (under age 2): 10 kg luggage
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Zuzana loves to explore various islands around the world. She is very fond of the Maldives, Bora Bora, Sri Lanka, Fiji, etc. She is the main writer of this popular blog on islands.

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