Soneva Jani, a name inspired by the Sanskrit word for ‘wisdom’, is set within a lagoon of crystal clear waters , fringed by islands with pristine beaches and blanketed in lush tropical greenery. Awaken the adventurer within you and explore the fiveislands surrounding our resort. Inspire your senses with our unique selection of excurs ions and prepare yours elf for an explorative adventure across the islands. Spend your days soaking up the local culture, examining the marine lif e, gazing at the stars or relaxing in our very own overwater silent cinema. Start your journey of discovery across land, sea and cultures.
The overwater villas at Soneva Jani are split between Chapter One and Chapter Two at either end of Medhufaru island, while the island villas, which fall into both Chapters, are in the middle.
The Chapter One Water Retreats are the original overwater villas, and are close to the overwater dining destination called The Gathering. This 24 one to four-bedroom Water Retreats all have private pools, while most have water slides into the lagoon and a retractable roof over the master bed.
The brand new Chapter Two Water Reserves are slightly larger than the Water Retreats, and are closer to The Crab Shack and Cinema Paradiso. The 27 one to four-bedroom Reserves have private pools, large pool decks, most have water slides into the lagoon and a retractable roof over the master bed.
Discover all of the dining destinations and experiences available at Soneva Jani and on the untouched islands surrounding us. The Hosts of the island are happy to customise each experience for a special occasion, celebration, or simply just because.
Discover and secret surf breaks in the Noonu Atoll accompanied by our surf instructor/guides. All surf breaks are accessible within a 5 – 35 minute speedboat ride. Surf season is dependent on Mother Nature’s mood, though it does peak from May – September. Waves range from waist to head height. All equipment is eco-friendly and made from recycled wasted, making us the firstfully sustainable surfing programme in the world.
Soneva in Aqua Day Experience
After your on-shore breakfast, the captain and crew will welcome you aboard Soneva in Aqua and set sail for the snorkelling areas within the Baa Atoll, the only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives. Keep your eyes peeled for turtles, dolphins and possibly manta rays (*season and weather dependent). Enjoy a bespoke lunch menu on-board, prepared by your personal chef.
Diving at Soneva Jani
The Soleni Dive Centre’s multi-lingual PADI instructors and the small dive group sizes ensure that you enjoy world-class diving experiences, 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.
Private Beach Dinner
An exclusive invite to a private dinner on the shores of Soneva Jani’s beautiful lagoon. Take your place at a beautifully made table on the water’s edge and enjoy a delicious bespoke menu, created to suit your culinary preferences.
Head to a deserted beach to experience complete privacy. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the turquoise lagoon while you wait for your personal chef to prepare a gourmet picnic lunch
From soothing scrubs and oils of local coconuts to Tibetan hot stones, Soneva Jani invites you to embark on sensory journeys of authentic treatments from near and far. Enter the peaceful enclave of the Soneva Spa and choose from a variety of body treatments, specialist traditions and wellness therapies.
Maghoodhoo Island by Speedboat
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.
Kudafari Island by Speedboat
Discover a community that has mastered a sustainable way of living in paradise on the island of Kudafari, a small fishing island with only 600 inhabitants. Enjoy this glimpse into local life and find yourself at a delightful local cafe serving delicious Maldivian food.
Noonu Atoll Adventure by Speedboat
An adventurous island hopping experience by speedboat, paying a visit to two local islands in the Noonu Atoll. Enjoy a delightful local cafe serving delicious Maldivian food in Kudafari island, before you are whisked away to one of the area’s most beautiful reefs for a one-of-a-kind snorkelling experience.
At Soneva, our creativity is driven by our guiding principle of ‘Intelligent Luxury’, which is about understanding what true luxury is for our guests; many of which spend most of their time in urban environments. It is about understanding the daily lives of our guests and offering them experiences that are both ‘new’ – in that they are rare, unusual and exceptional, but at the same time ‘true’ in that they are highly desired and cherished. With our team, we continue to question and challenge what is rare, and hence a real luxury. We have curated the following rare and authentic experiences to help create precious, life-enriching stories and memories.
Check-In: 1400 hrs
Check-Out: 1200 hrs
Visa & Passport:
• All visitors to the Maldives must possess a valid passport and return air ticket. A complimentary, 30-day tourist visa will be issued upon arrival.
• If guests are arriving from Yellow Fever-infected areas, they must produce a vaccination certificate.
• Guests may not bring alcohol, pork products, pornography or weapons into the Maldives. These items will be confiscated at the airport and disposed by the airport authorities.
• From specific staff requirements to unique requests, all special arrangements can be accommodated.
• Payments are accepted via all major credit cards and bank transfers.
We visited Soneva Jani in December and it was our first trip since the lockdown. We felt extremely safe during our whole stay and they took very well care of the safety of the guests. The experience was well thought from arrival to the departure in every detail, the culinary experience was one of the tastiest foods I’ve tried and on top of it, they arranged for my fiance (who proposed me here) the most memorable proposal (that was ofc a surprise to me!). It was a place that felt where dreams come true and a place you want to always return back to. We will come back again!
The lagoon at Soneva Jani is literally incredible and the epitome of why you come to the Maldives for the crystal clear waters!
Not only are the villas amazing (and yes, get one with a slide), but the hosts (staff) truly love their team and it reflects on all aspects of the property through dining, spa, tours, excursions, activities, etc…
We recommend staying here and at the original Soneva Fushi for a true experience. They’re both magical properties and I can’t wait to visit again!
We stayed in a sunset villa, which was villa number 1 and had 2 bedrooms.
They’re expanding with even more water villas and beach villas and I truly can’t wait to see where their creativity takes them next!
Thanks to the whole team for an amazing stay! xoxo
It feels like you are in a Hollywood movie set. It’s too good to be true. Super fresh organic food, excellent service, clean rooms and barefoot butler service is exceptional. Lina, Dr. Anu (Ayurved) Chiko and Ashab was exceptionally good.
It’s good if you know how to ride a bicycle, or else you have buggy at your disposal all time. You can hear waves all night long and if wind is heavy then it’s like you are in a cruise ship. Resort has so many water and environmental activities to do. Romantic beach dinner, many other dinning options(no problem at all for vegetarians),star gazing, open air movie theater, open air Ayurvedic spa, tennis court and lot more to do. I was so happy with my water villa(open roof and personal slide) that I had to forced myself to go out and do other stuff. It’s whole new world. Will go back again for sure.
We later moved to one of the beach facing villas; a romantic, single storey enclave with an outdoor bathroom, private pool, in-villa wine fridge, leading straight onto the white sandy beach.
Soneva had several options to choose from in terms of cuisine along with an all day chocolate and ice cream room and wine and cheese room!!!
Soneva strives to operate in the most sustainable way possible. There is no plastic on the island. Waste-to-wealth is central to Soneva’s sustainability drive. 90% of their solid waste is recycled at their Eco Centro, but they are doing more than simply recycling. they are changing the perception of waste by showing that it is a resource that can be used to create useful items for our operations as well as works of art.
A perfect example of this is the Soneva Glass Studio, which invites guests to watch world-renowned glass artists create objects of art from waste glass materials and to learn the art of glass blowing themselves. The glass is supplied exclusively from waste glass that is transported from resorts in the local area.
This was honestly a holiday that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. Highly recommended for; families, couples or even a group of friends wanting to travel somewhere special together, they offer bigger villas with up to 9 bedrooms