Inspiring a lifetime of rare experiences
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.
All the 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.
Once Upon an Island
Maldives Ocean Discovery
Early Bird Festive Offer 2019
Discover Maldives Package
The Ultimate Family Getaway
All villas are equipped with:
• Mr or Ms Friday (Butler) service
• Direct lagoon access
• Spacious master bedroom with a children’s sleeping area (for one child)
• Television and Bose sound system with movie & music playlists
• Open air bathrooms with bathtub, showers and lagoon access
• Bicycles or tricycles for every guest
• A 13M private pool with catamaran nets
• Walk-in minibar with espresso machine and wine fridge
• Overhead fans, air conditioning and a personal safe
• Outdoor deck and seating area with sun loungers and direct access to the lagoon
• Wifi with an on/off switch
• Three dining locations: on the deck, in the living room and on the roof
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.
The Gathering is a three-storey overwater structure that is home to various dining outlets, as well as the spa, library, retail area, The Den and wine cellar.
Breakfast: 07:30 - 10:30
Lunch: 12:30 - 14:30
Dinner: 19:30 - 22:30
Also housed within The Gathering are So Imaginative, The Gathering Wine Cellar, So Fresh, So Engaging, The Gathering Bar and So Cool.
Recently voted as the world’s most romantic restaurant by CNN.com, the newest restaurant serves a wide variety of global crab recipes paired with the finest selection of wines and cocktails.
Trick your mind and taste buds with culinary chemistry within So Imaginative, Soneva’s experimental tasting room. The sommeliers create inspired wine tastings and dinners, selecting perfect pairings from the cellar.
Dinner: 19:30 - 22:30
The Gathering Wine Cellar
Housed in the extraordinary wine tower within the Gathering, the Wine Cellar features a selection that includes organic and biodynamic wines.
Start each day here with a spread of fresh fruits, comforting classics and creative juices. The day continues with a bountiful buffet of organic garden salads and live cooking stations with our wood burning pizza oven, tandoors and grills with freshly caught and grilled-to-order fish. Sunset aperitvos lead into our mouthwatering evening menus.
Indulge in a variety of ice cream, handmade chocolates prepared by in-house chocolatiers and gourmet charcuterie, cheese and preserves,.
So Engaging is Chef’s Table, offering a mystery menu for five very special guests.
Enjoy an exclusive dining experience in the company of the stars at The Observatory’s dining area. Sit at one of the four dining tables around the telescope and dine on delicious cuisine.
The Gathering Bar
Enjoy refreshing coolers, cocktails and tapas at any time as you lounge on daybeds and overwater catamaran nets suspended the sparkling waters.
Beverages: 07:00 - 24:00 or until last guest leaves
The Director’s Cut
The overwater, open-air cinema is located in a tranquil bay to the south of the island. This new eight-table over water modern Japanese restaurant serves a set menu and a la carte.
Dinner: 19:30 to 22:30 every night except Mondays and Fridays
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 pop up dinner of local Maldivian delicacies on the private beach, prepared by the Chef using only what he can catch or pick.
Dinner: 19:30 -22:30 every Thursdays
South Beach Lunch
A beautiful sandy white beach on the South side of the island where guests can enjoy lunch and indulge with a mix of Maldivian and Peruvian cuisines, while also experiencing the pit cooking method. Water sports are also available at South Beach, the perfect way to while away the time before lunch is served.
Lunch: 12:30 to 16:00 everyday except Mondays and Fridays
Other Dining Experiences
In-Villa Dining options are available from 07:00 until 23:00, daily Bespoke Private Dining experiences around the lagoon: castaway picnics on deserted beaches, cooking classes.
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.
So Starstruck Astronomy Dinner
Come to the state of the art observatory for an out-of-this-world dining experience. Sit back and enjoy great food and drink as the in-house astronomer takes you through a journey of the night sky and beyond.
Take your desert island experience to another level, and try Sonu’s favourite – lunch on a deserted island prepared by your own personal chef. Take a dip in the blue lagoon with an in-house snorkelling guide, while your chef prepares gourmet temptations.
Full Moon Dinner
Once a month, over the lunar cycle, the hotel crafts a unique dining experience served on a private sandbank.
Sunset Dolphin Cruise
Get ready for one of the most fascinating experiences of your holiday; watching dozens of playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun.
Private Astronomical Dinner Cruise
Enjoy dinner and wines while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean, before learning the secrets of the sky from a resident astronomer.
Midnight Astronomy Picnic
Join the astronomer for a midnight picnic on a secluded beach underneath the stars, moon and Milky Way.
The Soleni Dive Centre’s multi-lingual PADI instructors and the small dive group sizes ensure a world-class diving experience. There are many dive sites rich with marine life around the resort.
Noonu Atoll Guided Snorkelling
Take an aquatic adventure through the waters of the Noonu Atoll and discover the diversity of Maldivian marine life, guided by our resident Marine Biologist.
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.
Discover secret surf breaks in the Noonu Atoll accompanied with experienced surf instructors. All surf breaks are accessible within a 5 - 35 minute speedboat ride. All equipment is eco-friendly and made from recycled waste making this experience the first fully sustainable surfing program in the world.
Learn to cook dishes in the Gathering’s beautiful Open Kitchen. Chefs will personally guide you through, and once the cooking is finished you can take your seat and enjoy the fruits of your labour.
The overwater, open-air cinema is located in a bay to the south of the island. The new eight-table over water Peruvian restaurant serving a set menu and a la carte.
A sophisticated 16-inch Meade telescope rises up through the floor of the observatory deck. The resident astronomer is available for private stargazing sessions.
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.
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.