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Inspiring a lifetime of rare experiences

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Noonu Atoll - Maldives

Inspiration in its Purest Form
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 is the 5.6 kilometre private lagoon that surrounds it.


Soneva Jani, located in the Medhufaru lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, comprises five islands, the largest of which is Medhufaru, which is 150 acres in size. 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 full day cruise from Soneva Fushi onboard Soneva in Aqua.


Guests will be treated to a unique ‘castaway’ experience within 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.

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 barbecues and elaborate romantic escapades.


Dining venues:

  • The Gathering

  • The Crabshack

  • So Imaginative

  • The Gathering Wine Cellar

  • So Fresh

  • So Cool

  • So Engaging

  • So Starstruck

  • The Gathering Bar

  • The Director’s Cut

  • Zuhair’s Beach

  • South Beach Lunch

  • Other Dining Experiences

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The resort’s selection of experiences caters to every kind of traveller. Soneva Jani offers a full range of activities including water sports, scuba diving, tennis, dolphin cruises and bicycling along the island’s many trails.

What to do:

  • So Starstruck Astronomy Dinner

  • Sonu’s Picnic

  • Full Moon Dinner

  • Sunset Dolphin Cruise

  • Private Astronomical Dinner Cruise

  • Midnight Astronomy Picnic

  • Diving

  • Noonu Atoll Guided Snorkelling

  • Eco-Friendly Surfing

  • Cooking Classes

  • Cinema Paradiso

Soneva Spa

Inspired by the resort’s name, ‘jani’ which means wisdom in Sanskrit, the hotel encourages guests to learn new skills and rethink their lifestyles with a focus on wellness. The in-house experts will be on hand to offer advice to assist guests to heal, move, and ‘be’. Spa treatments are complemented by the fully-equipped gym, yoga pavilion, outdoor spa champas, as well as sauna and steam rooms.

The Observatory

A sophisticated 16-inch Meade telescope rises up through the floor of the observatory deck. The resident astronomer is available for private stargazing sessions.

The Gardens
Medhufaru island, the largest island at Soneva Jani, was home to a farm for 10 years before Soneva Jani was conceptualised. The extensive gardens on the isle still supply the fruits, vegetables and herbs to the resort’s kitchens.

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

Shop and Gallery
The shop includes a range of beautiful clothing, jewellery, handicrafts, books, homeware and gifts that reflect our beautiful island.

The library is located on the top deck o f The Gathering and offers an inspiring and informative selection of literature on the Maldives and its magnificent underwater world. Browse the shelves and discover a different world amongst the pages. Get a preview of the amazing species you will discover on your next snorkelling or diving experience.

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