- This Robinson Crusoe-style getaway is the bucket-list holiday of everyone’s dreams. The 25 luxurious overwater villas and beach reserve are connected by a winding wooden path and each one comes with its own slide, bringing out the inner child in all of us.
- Set within the Noonu Atoll, Soneva Jani spans five islands, surrounded by pure white beaches and covered in rich tropical vegetation. The hotel includes overwater and land accommodations and a three-mile private lagoon.
- Synonymous with barefoot luxury, Soneva Jani provides a relaxed atmosphere with exceptional service.
- The 24 overwater villas and one island villa come with private pools, dining salas, and retractable roofs over the master bedrooms. The four-bedroom villas feature a steam bath, sauna, private pool, and wine cellar. Each water villa has a retractable roof in the master bedroom, allowing for fantastic stargazing opportunities. Some water villas feature slides from the top floor straight into the lagoon – the easiest way to take a post-lunch swim.
- So Fresh features fresh fruits, organic garden salads, and wood-fired pizza. See the night sky as you dine at So Starstruck. Zuhair’s Island offers Maldivian delicacies on a private beach. So Guilty boasts over 40 flavors of ice cream and sorbet, and chocolate.
- Soneva Spa features outdoor spa champas, saunas, and steam rooms, and provides a range of massages, facials, scrubs, and wraps. The Sodashi Detoxifying Marine Body Wrap uses ingredients such as sea plants, algae, and marine minerals.
- Let the hotel’s resident astronomer take you through a tour of the night sky. Take a cruise at sunset to see dolphins or snorkel in the waters of Noonu Atoll. Try kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, or catamaran sailing.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
‘Cinema Paradiso’ is the very first over water, silent cinema in the Maldives! We love classic and inspirational movies and have
a twice weekly movie selection for both adults and children. If there is a movie you wish to see there is also the possibility for you to hire just for your family.
Popcorn & Prosecco is readily available as well as comfy loungers to recline in under the stars. Dining can be arranged on request at an extra charge.
Enjoy an out-of-this-world experience watching playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun. Cruise the deeper water while indulging in a selection of canapes and sparkling wine, making some wonderful memories along the way. Although dolphin sightings are not guaranteed, we know their favourite areas to play.
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.
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.
Owners of our Private Residences can enjoy the comforts of home and the luxuries of a resort. Explore the Private Residences with our team, each with a unique design and layout, and discuss about how you can customise every detail and the options on offer.
Our children’s facilities offer a wide range of activities for our youngest Soneva guests to enjoy. Build a sand castle on Medhufaru’s gorgeous beach, go on a nature trail hike or sail together on our fantastic catamaran.
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.
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.
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.
Embark on an adventure to Maghoodhoo Island in the Noonu Atoll, with its beautiful harbour, wise banyan trees and sleepy local village life. Enjoy an authentic experience of Maldivian hospitality and gain real insight into how the locals work, rest and play. Please observe the dress code as detailed in the A-Z compendium.
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 snorkelling guide while your chef prepares gourmet temptations in the most romantic of settings.
We offer a range of complimentary non-motorized water sports, including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, surfing, windsurfing, kite-surfing and catamarans. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis.
Excursions to other local islands in Noonu Atoll, for example; Manadhoo, the Atoll capital; Landhoo for the Heritage Centre; Velidhoo for boat building; and Lhohi for surfing, can also be arranged. Please ask your Mr/Ms. Friday for further information on these excursions.
The perfect combination of nature and luxury, Soneva Jani in the Maldives offers guests an unparalleled experience in idyllic surroundings. Made of sustainable materials, Soneva Jani is natural, yet refined and sophisticated. Enveloped by the Edufaaru lagoon, Soneva Jani occupies a stunning location in the Noonu Atoll, and the pristine, crystal clear waters of the lagoon make for fantastic diving and wonderful ocean views. The resort is comprised of spacious villas that allow each guest a private and secluded experience in the utmost luxury. The majority of villas are over-water and allow for direct access to the sparkling lagoon, however there are also Island Reserves which provide a real home-away-from home atmosphere. Relax on a catamaran net by your private pool, or take the slide straight into the lagoon from the upper floor after lunch on the roof terrace. The standout feature of the water villas, however, is the retractable roof over the master bedroom, which can be drawn back in the evening for a truly one-of-a-kind stargazing experience.
Soneva Jani has a wide variety of dining facilities throughout the resort, with some unique and innovative options. From So Imaginative, the home of experimental gastronomy, to So Starstruck, a culinary experience in the resort’s Observatory, Sonevi Jani provides a fantastic range of cuisines. The Soleni Dive Centre offers small group lessons, and provides a knowledgeable insight into the wonderful marine life around the resort. Alternative water sports are also available, as well as activities on dry land such as cycling, nature walks and tennis. For a more relaxing experience, pay a visit to Cinema Paradiso, the resort’s over-water ‘silent cinema’. Soneva Spa is the perfect addition to this haven, offering a range of holistic and traditional treatments using soothing, natural products.
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. What’s more, many of the villas feature slides from the top floor straight into the lagoon and have a retractable roof to stargaze from the master bedroom.
1 Bedroom Water Retreat
Spread across two floors, the One Bedroom Water Retreat comes with its own private pool surrounded by ample area for sunbathing and taking in ocean vistas. In addition to a childrens’ sleeping area, there is also a study, walk-in minibar, bathroom, dressing room, outdoor shower, and living area with sunken seats, perfect for lounging. Head upstairs for more seating and a dining sala with roof deck. Watch the stars from the comfort of the master bedroom with the villa’s retractable roof.
1 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide
Spread across two floors, the 1 Bedroom Water Retreat comes with a private pool surrounded by ample area for sunbathing and taking in ocean vistas. Watch the stars from the comfort of the master bedroom with the villa’s retractable roof. In addition to a childrens’ sleeping area, there is a study, walk-in minibar, bathroom, dressing room, outdoor shower, and living area with sunken seats. Upstairs is a dining sala with roof deck and a curved water slide delivering you to the waters below.
2 Bedroom Water Retreat
With a pool, catamaran net, sunken seats and daybed, the 2 Bedroom Water Retreat affords a wealth of tropical lounging opportunities. The first floor offers a spacious bedroom with retractable roof, bathroom, dressing room, outdoor shower, walk-in minibar, TV lounge and childrens’ sleeping area. The second bedroom is located on the upper floor, along with an additional dressing room, bathroom, seating area, and dining sala with roof deck.
2 Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide
With a pool, catamaran net, sunken seats and daybed, the Two Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide affords a wealth of tropical lounging opportunities. The first floor offers a spacious bedroom with retractable roof, bathroom, dressing room, outdoor shower, walk-in minibar, TV lounge and childrens’ sleeping area. The second bedroom is located on the upper floor, along with an additional dressing room, bathroom, seating area, water slide, and a dining sala with roof deck.
3 Bedroom Water Reserve 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 and catamaran net, outdoor shower and daybed, walk-in minibar and a sleeping area for the children and an en-suite guest bedroom. Venture to the second floor for one more bedroom, a bathroom, dressing room, seating area, dining sala with roof deck, water slide and lagoon vistas.
4 Bedroom Water Reserve with Slide
This our idea of what overwater living should be, with a huge 1,226 square metres of luxurious living space and uninhibited views in every direction. This huge villa features three private bedrooms, in addition to a study, gym, an outdoor shower and daybed, TV lounge, walk-in minibar and a sleeping area for the children, as well as a water slide from the top deck into the lagoon below.
4 Bedroom Island Reserve with Slide
An expansive beachfront suite, the Island Reserve affords a wealth of luxury while allowing for customisation depending on your requirements. Spacious indoor-outdoor living areas abound, including a steam bath, changing room, sauna, master bedroom, TV lounge, dining room, private pool, kitchen and wine cellar. The second floor is home to a further three bedrooms with bathrooms and dressing rooms.
Discover all of our dining destinations and experiences available at Soneva Jani and on the untouched islands surrounding us. Our Hosts are happy to customise each experience for a special occasion, celebration, or simply just because.
Full Moon Dinner
A unique dining experience prepared only one 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.
A candlelit dinner under the stars. A private picnic with only your loved ones. Curate your very own menu with our experienced Chefs for the perfect meal. Choose the spot that speaks to you, be it with your toes in the sand or in the azure waters, hidden away on a deserted island or in our lush organic gardens. The choice is yours, the possibilities are endless.
The Gathering Bar
Drinks and tapas can be enjoyed at any time at this day-into-evening overwater bar. As the sun begins to set, ease into an organic aperitif. Our main bar has one of the best selections of freshly made cocktails, spirits and liqueurs in the Maldives.
Housed in the extraordinary wine tower within the Gathering, the Wine Cellar features a selection that includes mostly organic or biodynamic wines. Chat with our sommeliers or organise a private wine tasting or wine dinner at any destination.
Desserts in the lunar glow? A family lunch where the children plan the menu and have it served by the pool – or perhaps in the tree house? A romantic gathering of sensual flavours on a private terrace for two? Take advantage of your tropical living spaces with breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night treats in the intimacy of your villa. Choose from the pages of our In-Villa Dining menu, or imagine a meal of your very own and ask our chefs to bring it to life.
Gaze into the night sky at the first overwater observatory in the Maldives. Eleos, a 16″ Schmidt-Cassegraain scope, is the largest in the Maldives. Her magnification power means Jupiter, Saturn and the moon look breathtaking. Eleos can also see M104, the Sombrero Galaxy, that sits 31 million light years away. Our resident Astronomer is on-hand to help navigate the skies and answer any questions.
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 fullyequipped gym and yoga pavilion as well as sauna and steam rooms.