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ExperiencesNovember 4, 2023
￼JA Manafaru Introduces Seaplane to the “Real Maldives’ Experience”
As part of an ongoing strategic plan to provide the best of authentic Maldivian guest experiences, JA Manafaru, also known as ‘The Real Maldives’, has announced a move to introduce a new daily seaplane schedule for guests.
Starting from the 24th of January 2024, the new door-to-door service from Male’s seaplane terminal to Haa Alifu Atoll will be operated by Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA).
Along with the already first-class airport assistance provided by the JA Manafaru team, guests will be chauffeured between terminals upon international arrival and supplied with refreshments at TMA’s VIP seaplane lounge.
Jason Kruse, the General Manager of JA Manafaru, said, “For many guests, the chance of a seaplane connection is a once-in-a-lifetime moment, and we are dedicated to making our guest experience the most unique and memorable it can be. In response to guest demands, our partnership with TMA will include three flights on Mondays and Saturdays and two on other days, improving transfer convenience and overall experience”.
Fringed with exquisite powder beaches and crystal-clear waters teeming with exotic marine life, the chic hideaway features 84 luxurious beachfront and over-water villas and residences, each with its private plunge pool. Seven scenic dining destinations provide many options with traditional Indian Ocean cuisine, international fare and seafood feasts. The stunning signature restaurant – White Orchid, sits in the middle of the ocean, treating guests to balmy breezes as they indulge in award-winning Asian fare. Guests can also enjoy a wide range of exclusively premium beverages across multiple venues, including Horizon Lounge with its ocean views, Andiamo Bistro and Pool with its lush green backdrop and Ocean Grill, beachfront dining under the stars.
Activities abound for both adults and children with a dive, watersports and excursion centre and Marine Awareness Centre to conserve local ecology. Travellers can participate in Maldivian cooking classes, dolphin watching, scenic boat cruises, local island tours, fishing trips and play on the eco golf driving range. There’s also an award-winning Calm Spa Sanctuary, offering Ayurveda, aromatherapy and wellness journeys for the soul. To keep all ages entertained, there are both Kids and Teens Clubs.
JA Manafaru is just 10 minutes from Hoarafushi Airport, a scenic 50-minute premium direct transfer flight from Velana International Airport.