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Soneva Jani Maldives

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24 Villas
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Soneva Jani Maldives

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An imaginative journey that began over two decades ago, the Soneva story continues with Jani resort Maldives, the brand's newest luxury resort offering. Inspired by a word that means 'wisdom' in Sanskrit, soneva jani maldives encompasses a collection of Water Villas and Island Sanctuaries set within a lagoon of crystal clear waters, fringed by pristine beaches and blanketed in lush tropical greenery.The highlight of the islands that the resort calls home is the 5.6 kilometre private lagoon that surrounds it; an awe-inspiring azure spectacle that inspires a sense of calm.

Map & Location

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Located on the island of Medhufaru in a 5.6 km lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, Soneva Jani features both overwater and island villas. Each water villa opens to its very own stretch of the lagoon and is complete with a private pool and a retractable roof to stargaze from the master bedroom. Some of the villas have slides from the top floor directly into the lagoon below.

With beautifully designed interiors made from sustainable materials, all villas are equipped with a spacious master bedroom with an adjoining kids sleeping area. All villas have an open-air bathroom with a bathtub, shower, and lagoon access. They also have a walk-in mini-bar with an espresso machine and a private wine cellar selection. An outdoor deck and seating area with sun loungers and direct access to the lagoon are also available.

The main facilities of Soneva Jani are located at The Gathering, which is a three-story structure that hosts the main dining outlets as well as an Observatory, a Spa, gift-shop, and a water sports and dive center. There is also an overwater silent cinema, a tennis court, labyrinth gardens, an eco-center, and a Children"s Den on the main island.

Soneva Jani offers a number of dining options and cuisines, as well as a complimentary cheese room, chocolate room, and ice-cream room for all guests.

The property is a 40-minute seaplane ride from Male International Airport and a 1-hour speedboat from Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani"s sister resort.

Villas / Accommodation

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From the moment you arrived you felt like you had found heaven. The villas are so spacious, clean, light, accommodating and have breathtaking views from every angle. Roofs that slide open from your bed that enable you to stargaze, outside showers, bathroom windows that open to a view over the entire resort and clear waters. Who looks in the mirror when all you can do is look over the beauty of Mother Nature

1 Bedroom Water Retreat

Spread across two floors, the One Bedroom Water Retreat comes with its own private pool surrounded by ample areas for sunbathing and taking in ocean vistas. In addition to a spacious master bedroom an...

Over Water
1 Room Villa
With Private Pool
Direct Water
4,423.97 sq.ft

1 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide

Spread across two floors, the One Bedroom Water Retreat comes with its own private pool surrounded by ample areas for sunbathing and taking in ocean vistas. In addition to a spacious master bedroom an...

Over Water
1 Room Villa
With Private Pool
Direct Water
4,423.97 sq.ft

2 Bedroom Water Retreat

With a pool, catamaran net, sunken seat and daybed, the Two Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide affords a wealth of tropical lounging opportunities. The first floor offers a spacious bedroom, bathroom, d...

Over Water
2 Room Villa
With Private Pool
Direct Water
5,973.97 sq.ft

2 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide

With a pool, catamaran net, sunken seats and daybed, the Two Bedroom Water Retreat with affords a wealth of tropical lounging opportunities. The first floor offers a spacious bedroom with retractable ...

Over Water
2 Room Villa
With Private Pool
Direct Water
5,973.97 sq.ft

3 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide

Choose from the tropical sun or the cool shade with two outdoor sunken seating areas, one protected with a roof. The lower floor offers a master bedroom with retractable roof, study, bathroom, pool an...

Over Water
3 room Villa
With Private Pool
Direct Water
5,973.97 sq.ft

4 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide

Over-water living at its finest with uninhibited views in every direction. A personal gym, wine cellar and waterslide are the final touches.

4 Bedroom
Private Pool with Slide
Ocean View
1,226.00 sq.ft

1 Bedroom Water Reserve with Slide

This spacious over-water villa features an expansive master bedroom on the ground floor, with adjacent bathroom, dressing room and children"s sleeping area. A retractable r...

Over Water
1 Bed Room
Without Private Pool
Direct Water
5.00 sq.ft

2 Bedroom Water Reserve

This expansive two-bedroom Water Reserve has been specially designed as a mobility friendly space that accommodates wheelchairs. The master bedroom on the ground floor features a ...

Over Water
2 Room Villa
With Private Pool
Direct Water
8.00 sq.ft

2 Bedroom Water Reserve with Slide

The vast ground floor master bedroom includes an ensuite bathroom, dressing room and outdoor shower,plus an adjacent children"s sleeping area. A retractableroof over the master bedroom slides ...

Over Water
2 Room Villa
With Private Pool
Direct Water
8.00 sq.ft

3 Bedroom Island Reserve with Slide

Spread across two floors, the One Bedroom Water Retreat comes with its own private pool surrounded by ample areas for sunbathing and taking in ocean vistas. In addition to a spacious master bedroom an...

3 Room
Private Pool
Direct Beach
19.00 sq.ft

4 Bedroom Island Reserve with Slide

An expansive beachfront suite, the Four Bedroom allowing for customisation depending on your requirements. Spacious indoor-outdoor living areas abound, including a steam bath, changing room, sauna, ma...

4 Room Villa
Mini Bar
Private pool
19.00 sq.ft

4 Bedroom Water Reserve With Slide

This 4 Bedroom Water Reserve with Slide at Soneva Jani Maldives at noonu atoll is spread across two floors and comes with a private pool and a curved water slide delivering you directly into the lagoo...

Over Water
4 Room Villa
With Private Pool
Direct Water
15.00 sq.ft

Wine & Dine

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The Gathering

The heart of the resort, the Gathering is a three-storey overwater structure that is home to various dining outlets, as well as the spa, library, retail area and wine cellar. It is located next to the Observatory.

Open at all hours of the day and night for drinking, dining, socializing, and daydreaming. The hours of the main restaurants in the Gathering are from 7:30-10:30 hrs for breakfast, 12.30-14.30 hrs for lunch and 19:30-22:30 hrs for dinner.

The heart of the resort, here the day begins with a generous selection of hand-picked fruits, creative juices from the Juice Bar and comforting classics. During the day, guests can indulge in freshly-baked pizzas from the wood-fired oven, tandoors and grills at live cooking stations, and freshly caught and grilled-to-order seafood. On every Tuesday we will host an Asian buffet dinner after the Management cocktail at the Zuhairs Beach.

So Fresh

The day begins here with an endless spread of fresh fruits, comforting classics and creative juices from our Juice Bar. The day continues with a bountiful buffet of organic garden salads and live cooking stations with our wood burning pizza oven, tandoors and grills with bespoke pizzas and freshly caught and grilled to order fish. Sunset aperitvos lead into our mouthwatering evening menus. The sun sets and the Chef takes the stage in the central open kitchen So Fresh, where he creates a myriad of choices.

So Imaginative

Trick your mind and taste buds with culinary chemistry within So Imaginative, Soneva's experimental tasting room. The sommeliers create inspired wine tastings and wine dinners, selecting the perfect pairings from the cellar.

Our exquisite tasting room, open in the evenings from 19:30 - 22:30 hrs

So Engaging

So Engaging is our chefs table offering a mystery menu for 5 very special guests. At Deckadence and our Starlight table, dine under the stars where you can choose from any of the menus the Chef is creating, or try the ultimate stargazing dinner at So Starstruck.

So Starstruck

Come gaze into the night sky at the twinkling jewel-like stars at our Observatory, the first overwater observatory in the Maldives. This popular experience has awed and amazed guests of all ages at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Kiri, and we've made the observatory at Soneva Jani even better.

Soneva Jani boasts the largest telescope in the Maldives; a beautiful blue 16" Schmidt-Cassegrain designed scope named Eleos. At So Starstruck, our observatory dining deck, the telescope rises up through the floor, offering our guests enchanted views of the starry sky. Two massive doors swing up and open from the floor and from the dark depths below, Eleos starts to ascend sitting proudly on her custom made 6m high mask.

After she rises, the doors close and she rests down into her position ready to show her guests several mysterious objects of the night sky. Her sheer size and magnification power means objects close to Earth such as Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon look breathtaking in their detail. Atmospheric storms, ring systems and even craters within craters become so clear that the sight of them gets confused for photos seen in magazines.

Not only does Eleos like to showcase close celestial objects but her clarity allows deep sky objects to be viewed and appreciated as well. One of the furthest objects away that she can see is M104, the Sombrero Galaxy. This galaxy sits 31 million light years away meaning Eleos allows us to see this galaxy how it was 31 million years ago. Our resident Astronomer is on-hand to help navigate the skies for our guests and answer any questions.

With only four dining tables, all of which are linked to screens connected to the telescope, dinner at so Starstruck is a truly 'out of this world' experience and not to be missed.

The Gathering Bar

Enjoy refreshing coolers, cocktails and tapas any time of the day at the daybeds and overwater catamaran nets overlooking the sparkling waters and the breath taking sunset.

From morning until night, from 7.00am until the last person heads to bed

So Cool

Soneva is famous for its complimentary Ice Cream, Chocolate, and at Soneva Jani they are all here in So Cool, with over 50 flavours of ice creams to choose from, handmade chocolates from our in-house chocolatiers and gourmet charcuterie, cheeses and preserves to be enjoyed throughout the day and evening. Our Sushi & Sashimi cold shelf and Wine Cellar are also a part of So Cool.

The Gathering Wine Cellar

Housed in the extraordinary wine tower within The Gathering,the Wine Cellar features a selection that includes mostly organic or biodynamic wines.

Zuhairs Island

Tucked away on the secluded North Island, set in the lagoon close to the Water Villas is the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling and time in the sun. Enjoy a delightful lunch on our private beach, prepared by the chef using only what he can catch or pick.

Available for a relaxed beach lunch from 12:00 - 15:00 hrs

Cinema Paradiso

Our overwater, open air cinema is located in a tranquil bay to the south of the island. Chef will create a perfect menu to accompany the evening's film.

Special Diets

Soneva is committed to offering a wide range of culinary and dietary options for our guests. We can prepare special menus and exquisite dining options for guests who are vegetarian, vegan, celiac, gluten-intolerant, and who may have other food allergies.


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The mission of Soneva Surf is to offer the world's first fully sustainable and luxury surfing experience in undiscovered locations in the Maldives. We aim to be a model for sustainable surfing around the world.

We encourage our surfing guests to leave everything at home. We will provide the usage of our eco-friendly surfboards, rash guards, sunscreen, and wax. Join the sustainable surfing movement and let's take care of our ocean home.


Cinema Paradiso is the first overwater silent cinema in the Maldives. Guests are provided with Bluetooth headphones, leaving the surrounding nesting wildlife at peace.

Indulge in delicious popcorn and prosecco, as well as comfortable loungers to recline under the stars as you enjoy a selection of classic and inspirational movies. Dining and private hire options can also be arranged on request at an extra charge.


Private Stargazing:

Experience a night under the stars, at the first overwater observatory in the Maldives. Learn about the secrets of the night sky with our Astronomer. Choose to combine your astronomical experience with dinner at So Starstruck, for a magical over water dining experience under the stars.

Astronomical Dinner Cruise:

Join us for an unforgettable astronomical adventure, where you will head out into the Indian Ocean for this unique dining experience under the stars. An astronomical adventure under the night sky, head out into the Maldivian ocean in a landing craft for this unique dining experience. Enjoy dinner and wines while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean, before learning the secrets of the sky from our expert resident Astronomer.

So Starstruck Astronomy Dinner:

Come to the state of the art, James Bond inspired observatory for an out of this world dining experience. Sit back and enjoy great food and drink as the in-house Astronomer takes you through a journey of the night sky and beyond. Using a 16" telescope that rises from the ground, there is plenty to see, talk about and learn.

Midnight Astronomy Picnic:

For a once in a lifetime experience why not join the astronomer and experience a midnight picnic on the local sandbank underneath the stars, Moon and Milky Way? Spend the evening laying down and chatting with your personal Astronomer as he focuses greatly on cultural astronomy. Cultural astronomy is the study of how ancient cultures have used the night sky for orientation, harvesting, hunting and of course stories to teach what is right and what is wrong. Do not worry, your astronomer is more than happy to point out the constellations and to talk science with you, so make sure to bring your curiosity with you for this very unique picnic in the Maldives.

Included in the price is your boat transfer, food hamper, picnic blankets and Astronomer with a laser pointer and small telescope, as well as champagne.

Private Villa/Beach Astronomy Tours

If you would like an exclusive astronomy experience, then why not travel with the in-house Astronomer to a local sandbank or beach that sits further away from the lights of the resort? Traveling by boat, you will get whisked away to an elusive remote location where you will get a personal and intimate astronomy experience. This experience can be either a standalone astronomy experience or it can be enhanced by adding an amazing food and drink package.

Sunrise Astronomy

Start the day by connecting with what is around you and beyond. Starting early in the morning at 5 a.m, you will make your way to the James Bond-style observatory where you will be treated to a different sky than what can be seen from earlier in the night.Connect to the entire Universe as the in-house Astronomer takes you on a journey uniting the Earth to the sky and the cosmos. This tour includes a yummy breakfast which you can enjoy while looking at the gorgeous sun rising over the villas.


Private Sunset Dolphin Cruise for the Family:

Treat your family to an exclusive experience never to be forgotten. Enjoy the sunset and watch the playful dolphins on a private cruise in the Maldivian waters, all while indulging in a selection of canapes, champagne and mocktails for the little ones. Although dolphin sightings are not guaranteed, we know their favourite areas to play.


Medhufaru Lagoon Snorkelling:

Get a glimpse of the extensive ocean marine life as you snorkel through the Medhufaru lagoon reef, guided by our resident marine biologist. Relish an aquatic discovery of each and every species of sea life, with a lucky few encountering our stunning Atoll native sea turtles and rays.

Noonu Atoll Guided Snorkelling:

Take an aquatic adventure through the waters of Noonu Atoll and discover the diversity of Maldivian marine life, guided by our resident Marine Biologist. Our Atoll native sea turtles and rays may make a special appearance, as you unearth the magnificence of life below the sea.

Diving at Soneva Jani:

The Soleni Dive Centre's multi-lingual PADI instructors and the small dive group sizes ensure that you get a world-class diving experience, whether you're doing your first or your hundredth dive. There are many dive sites with rich marine life around the resort, sure to tempt all marine enthusiasts.


Robinson Crusoe Castaway Picnic:
Prepare yourself for the ultimate Robinson Crusoe experience. Our boats will whisk you away to one of the deserted islands within our lagoon, with your picnic basket, snorkelling gear, sunbeds and umbrella and leave you to enjoy the pure tranquility of a true castaway paradise.

North Beach Private Sunrise Breakfast:

Let us whisk you away to North tip of the jetty, where a wonderful continental breakfast, prepared on the sea shore, awaits. As you delight in a delicious morning meal, bask in the almost spiritual moment of the sun rising as the waves lap gently onto the seashore.

Sonu's Picnic:

Take your desert island experience to another level, and try Sonu's favourite -lunch on a desert island prepared by your own personal chef. Dip yourself in the crystal clear blue lagoon with our in-house snorkeling guide while your chef prepares gourmet temptations in the most romantic of settings.

Private Beach Dinner:

An exclusive invite to the most private beach dinner on the South Beach of our beautiful lagoon, only a short boat ride away from The Gathering. Take your place at a beautifully-made table on the water's edge and enjoy a delicious bespoke menu, created to suit your culinary palate.

Full Moon Dinner:

A unique dining experience prepared only once a month over the lunar cycle in celebration of the full moon. Entertain your appetite with dinner under a brightly lit night sky, served on the sandbar of Baraveli Beach. Please ask your Mr/Ms Friday for this month's full moon dates.


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The over-water Soneva Jani spa will be closer to a lifestyle centre, than a traditional, standardised spa. Inspired by the resort's name (Jani means wisdom in Sanskrit), guests will be encouraged to learn new skills and to rethink their lifestyles with a focus on wellness. Our in-house experts will be on hand to offer advice to assist guests to heal, move, and 'be'.

Sitting above and within a stunning 5 kilometre lagoon, Soneva Jani's spa will be surrounded by astonishingly turquoise waters"¦the perfect setting to enjoy treatments and work towards a healthier, purer, and happier self! Spa treatments are complemented by the fully-equipped gym and yoga pavilion as well as sauna and steam rooms.

Our Spa Menu:

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Soneva Jani Maldives is known for its unique overwater villas with private pools and water slides, its focus on sustainability and luxury, and its natural surroundings.
Soneva Jani Maldives caters to the needs and preferences of luxury travelers by providing personalized services, world-class dining options, and a range of activities and experiences to choose from.
The best accommodations at Soneva Jani Maldives for luxury travelers seeking ultimate comfort and relaxation are the overwater villas with one or more bedrooms, a private pool, and a water slide.
Soneva Jani Maldives offers a range of dining options, including fresh seafood, gourmet cuisine, and farm-to-table dining experiences.
The most popular activities and experiences at Soneva Jani Maldives for luxury travelers include water sports, such as snorkeling and diving, stargazing, spa treatments, and private beach picnics.
The best time of year to visit Soneva Jani Maldives for luxury travelers is during the dry season, which is from December to April.
Luxury travelers can reach Soneva Jani Maldives by seaplane from Male International Airport.
Soneva Jani Maldives ensures the safety and security of its guests by providing trained staff, 24-hour security, and safety equipment.
Soneva Jani Maldives offers a range of wellness and spa services, including yoga classes, meditation sessions, and Ayurvedic treatments.
Soneva Jani Maldives is committed to sustainable tourism practices and environmental conservation, including reducing plastic waste and promoting renewable energy.
Luxury travelers can participate in social responsibility initiatives at Soneva Jani Maldives, such as planting trees and supporting local communities.
Soneva Jani Maldives offers wedding and honeymoon packages that include private dinners, spa treatments, and romantic excursions.
Soneva Jani Maldives caters to the needs of families with children by providing family-friendly activities, such as cooking classes and movie nights.
The best water sports activities at Soneva Jani Maldives for luxury travelers include diving, snorkeling, and paddle boarding.
The nightlife at Soneva Jani Maldives is relaxed and low-key, with beach bonfires and stargazing sessions.
Nearby attractions and destinations that luxury travelers can visit from Soneva Jani Maldives include nearby islands and coral reefs.
Luxury travelers can create custom itineraries at Soneva Jani Maldives, including private excursions and personalized dining experiences.
Soneva Jani Maldives offers communication and connectivity options, including free Wi-Fi and international calling.
Luxury travelers can engage in cultural and local experiences at Soneva Jani Maldives, such as visiting local villages and learning about traditional Maldivian culture.
Soneva Jani Maldives offers unique and personalized services, such as private beach dinners and personalized spa treatments, to ensure a luxurious and memorable stay.

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