Soneva Jani

Inspiration in its Purest Form  

An imaginative journey that began over two decades ago, the Soneva story continues with Soneva Jani, the brand’s newest luxury resort offering. Inspired by a word that means ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani 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.

  • Star Rating: 5 Stars
  • Location: Noonu Atoll
  • Distance from Airport: About 45 minutes by Seaplane
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The resort is where the embrace of nature is enhanced by the caress of luxury. Guests will be treated to a unique ‘castaway’ experience within the spacious villas, which feature beautifully designed interiors made from the highest quality sustainable materials.

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.

Common Amenities: 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:
• Spacious master bedroom, with adjoining kids sleeping
• 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



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-toorder 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 biodynamic 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 Starstruck
Enjoy an exclusive dining experience in the company of the stars as you savour fresh flavours at The Observatory’s dining area. Dine at one of four tables equipped with screens linked to the view from the telescope and be mesmerised by the celestial bodies.

The Beach
Tucked away on the secluded North Island, set in the lagoon close to the Water Villas is the perfect spot for swimming, snorkeling 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.

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 breathtaking sunset.


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.


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.


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.

The Observatory

A sophisticated telescope rises up through the floor of the observatory deck, offering enchanted views of the starry sky. The deck is surrounded by four dining tables equipped with screens linked to the view from the telescope.

The Gardens & Labyrinth
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. Wander through the Labyrinth, a meditative maze created out of ficus hedge that follows an ancient circular pattern.

The Den
A playground for the imagination where children can dress up, play Lego, and participate in activities around the island, including snorkelling, gardening, protecting turtles and much more.

Boutique and Gallery
The boutique includes a range of beautiful clothing, jewellery, handicrafts, books, home wares and gifts that reflect the beautiful island.

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.

Cinema Paradiso

The al fresco, 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. Indulge in popcorn, snacks, ice cream and beverages, as well as the chef’s special dining menu.


  • 1 Bedroom Water Retreat 18 units | 411 Sqm. each | accommodates 2 adults + 1 child | water slides on 9 villas | study room | overwater swing seat | private pool with catamaran nets | Retractable roof | open air bathroom | TV & sound system | Walk-in minibar | butler service.
  • 2 Bedroom Water Retreat 4 units | 555 Sqm. each | accommodates 4 adults + 2 children | study room | over water swing seat | private pool with catamaran nets | water slide in 1 villa | Retractable roof | open air bathroom | TV & Sound system | walk-in mini bar | butler service.
  • 3 Bedroom Water Retreat 1 unit | 555 Sqm. | accommodates 6 adults + 2 children | study room | over water swing seat | private pool with catamaran nets | water slide | Retractable roof | open air bathroom | TV & Sound system | walk-in mini bar | butler service.
  • 3 Bedroom Water Reserve 1 unit | 1066 Sqm. | accommodates 6 adults + 2 children | study room | fitness room | private pool with catamaran nets | water slide | Retractable roof | open air bathroom | TV & Sound system | walk-in mini bar | butler service.
  • 4 Bedroom Island Reserve 1 unit | 1424 Sqm. | accommodates 8 adults + 2 children | study room | fitness room | swing seat | private pool with catamaran nets | open air bathroom | TV & Sound system | walk-in mini bar | butler service.


Sports and Recreation
  • spa
  • water sports (non-motorized)
  • private beach
  • shops
  • room service
  • bar
  • restaurant
  • laundry service
  • tours
  • safety deposit boxes
  • Airport Transfer
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