Soneva Jani, located in the Medhufaru lagoon in the Noonu Atoll - The resort can be reached by a scenic 40 minute seaplane flight direct from Malé International Airport - A 60 minute speedboat ride from Soneva Fushi, or by a leisurely overnight cruise from Soneva Fushi on board Soneva in Aqua.
Each Water Villa opens to its very own stretch of sparkling lagoon and is complete with a private pool and a retractable roof to stargaze from the master bedroom - What's more, some of the villas feature slides from the top floor straight into the lagoon. The resort includes: one bedroom Water Retreats (with and without water slides) – starting at 416 sqm, two bedroom Water Retreats (with and without water slides) – starting at 573 sqm, a three bedroom Water Reserve (625 sqm) - 1 four bedroom Water Reserve (1226 sqm), 1 four bedroom Island Reserve (1752 sqm). Villas and reserves offer guests exclusive facilities to enhance the overall sentiment of intuitive and intelligent luxury, including private pools, outdoor decks and direct access to the lagoon. All Water Retreats and Reserves are equipped with: a spacious master bedroom with adjoining kids sleeping area - open-air bathroom with tub, shower and lagoon access - Walk-in mini-bar with espresso machine and private wine cellar selection - Personal safe, AC and fans - Outdoor deck and seating area with sun loungers and direct access to the lagoon - Three dining locations: on the sunken tables on the deck, in the living room and also the dining sala on the roof terrace.
Dine: The culinary experiences at Soneva Jani are as diverse as they are memorable, presenting gourmet menus across a variety of cultures and cuisines, organic offerings, simple barbeques and elaborate romantic escapades - In addition to the delightful dining venues, you can indulge in culinary adventures such as private dining around the lagoon, a Robinson Crusoe-style castaway picnic, organic garden lunches and cooking classes.
The Gathering: 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.
So Cool: Indulge in over 60 flavours of ice cream, handmade chocolates prepared by the in-house chocolatiers and gourmet charcuterie, cheese and preserves, all offered complimentary.
So Imaginative: Trick your mind and taste buds with culinary chemistry within So Imaginative, Soneva's experimental tasting room. The sommeliers create inspired wine tasting and wine dinners, selecting the perfect pairings from the cellar.
Wine Cellar: Housed in the extraordinary wine tower within The Gathering, the Wine Cellar features a selection that includes mostly organic or bio dynamic wines.
So Fresh and So Engaging: Be inspired as the chef takes the stage in the central open kitchen at So Fresh, preparing a variety of dishes. At So Engaging, the Chef's table offers a mystery menu for a private group of five guests. Alternatively, unwind above the water at Deck-adence.
So Star struck: Enjoy an exclusive dining experience in the company of the stars as you savour fresh flavours at The Observatory's dining area. Tucked away on the secluded North Island is Zuhair’s Beach; the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling and time in the sun. Enjoy a delightful pop up dinner of local Maldivian delicacies on our private beach, prepared by the chef using only what he can catch or pick.
The Gathering Bar: Enjoy refreshing coolers, cocktails and tapas any time of the day at the daybeds and over water catamaran nets overlooking the sparkling waters and the breath-taking sunset.
Relax: The resort's selection of experiences caters to every kind of traveller and includes everything from nature walks and spa treatments to lazy picnics and beyond. Soneva Jani offers a full range of activities including water sports, scuba diving, tennis, dolphin cruises and bicycling along the island's many trails.
Soneva Spa: Set within The Gathering, Soneva Spa's view of the shimmering lagoon sets the tone for soul therapy. Choose from a menu of holistic and traditional treatments conducted by highly skilled therapists using all natural products or indulge in one of the signature journeys. Spa treatments are complemented by the fully-equipped gym and yoga pavilion as well as sauna and steam rooms.
Discover Soleni Dive Centre: The Soleni Dive Centre's multi-lingual PADI instructors as well as the small dive group sizes ensure that you get the best service at all times. There are many dive sites with rich marine life around the resort, sure to tempt all marine enthusiasts.
Cinema Paradiso: The alfresco, over-water cinema is the first 'silent cinema' in the Maldives, where you can enjoy classic and modern movies under a blanket of stars while listening on high quality headphones. Experience the Maldives' only Peruvian restaurant at The Director's Cut by Gaston, located at Cinema Paradiso. Dine on the zesty flavours of this South American cuisine while you take in a classic film at our over water silent cinema. Take your pick from our set menu or à la carte options.
The Observatory: A sophisticated telescope rises up through the floor of the observatory deck, offering enchanted views of the starry sky.
The Gardens: Medhufaru Island was home to a farm for 10 years before Soneva Jani was conceptualised, and the extensive gardens on the isle are still supplying the fruits, vegetables, herbs and mushrooms to the resort's kitchens.
The Den: Children's facilities offer an array of things to do for our youngest Soneva guests, explore our island, frolic on the beach or learn about our natural environment, by land or by sea. Visit the Den- where our youngest guests can let their imaginations run wild.
The Soneva shop includes a range of beautiful clothing, jewellery, handicrafts, books, home wares and gifts that reflect the beautiful island.Library: The library is located on the top deck of The Gathering and offers an inspiring and informative selection of literature on the Maldives and its magnificent underwater world.
All Inclusive includes:Roundtrip shared transfers between Male and Soneva Jani. Daily full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at resort restaurants and In Villa Dining - House brand alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during meal times at resort restaurants only (except In Villa Dining) - In Villa Mini Bar, once daily replenishment - Laundry Service - Selected joint excursion/activities.Note: Minimum 3 nights stay is required - Child age 2-6.99 year old need to pay round-trip transfer as per transfer charges.