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Soneva Jani

Overview

Located on the island of Medhufaru in a 5.6 km lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, Soneva Jani features both overwater and island villas. Each water villa opens to its very own stretch of lagoon and is complete with a private pool and a retractable roof to stargaze from the master bedroom. Some of the villas have slides from the top floor directly into the lagoon below.

With beautifully designed interiors made from sustainable materials, all villas are equipped with a spacious master bedroom with an adjoining kids sleeping area. All villas have an open-air bathroom with bathtub, shower and lagoon access. They also have a walk-in mini-bar with espresso machine and private wine cellar selection. An outdoor deck and seating area with sun loungers and direct access to the lagoon are also available.

One 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.

One 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.

Two 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.

Two 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.

Three 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.

Four Bedroom Water Reserve with Slide

This our idea of what overwater living should be, with a huge 1,245 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.

Four Bedroom Island Reserve

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.

The Gathering

Open at all hours of the day and night for drinking, dining, socialising, and daydreaming. The hours of the main restaurants in the Gathering are from 7:30-10:30 for breakfast, 12:30-14:30 for lunch and 19:30-22:30 for dinner.

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-to-order seafood. On every Friday we will host an Asian buffet dinner after the Management cocktail at the Zuhair's Beach.

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.

Wine Cellar

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.

So Fresh

The day begins here with an endless spread of fresh fruits, comforting classics and juices from our Juice Bar. The day continues with a bountiful buffet of organic garden salads and live cooking stations with our wood-fired pizza oven, tandoors and grills with bespoke pizzas and freshly caught and grilled to order fish. Sunset aperitifs lead into our mouthwatering evening menus. The sun sets and the Chef takes the stage in the central open kitchen, where he creates a myriad of choices.

So Imaginative

Our exquisite tasting room, open in the evenings from 19:30 – 22:30.

Trick your mind and tastebuds with culinary chemistry at So Imaginative, Soneva’s experimental tasting room. Our sommeliers create inspired wine tastings and wine dinners, selecting the perfect pairings from the wine tower.

So Engaging

So Engaging is our chef's table, which offers a mystery menu for five very special guests. Get a front row seat to the action, and converse with our chef as he prepares exciting, delicious dishes for his guests of honour.

So Starstruck

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.

Sit at one of the four dining tables around our telescope and dine on delicious cuisine, making dinner at So Starstruck a truly out-of-this-world experience.

Zuhair's Island

Tucked away on the secluded North Island, it is the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling and time in the sun. Enjoy a delightful pop up dinner of local Maldivian delicacies on our private beach, prepared by the chef using only what he can catch or pick.

Dinner: 19:30 - 22:30, every Thursday

The Director's Cut by Gaston

Experience the Maldives' only Peruvian restaurant at The Director's Cut by Gaston. Dine on the zesty flavours of this South American cuisine while you take in a classic film at our overwater silent cinema. Take your pick from our set menu or à la carte options.

Dinner: 19:30 - 22:30 every night, except Mondays and Fridays.

So Cool

Soneva is famous for its complimentary Ice Cream and Chocolate Rooms. At Soneva Jani the ice cream and chocolate are all at So Cool, with a variety of flavours of ice cream to choose from and handmade chocolates from our in-house chocolatiers. Gourmet charcuterie, cheese and preserves can be enjoyed throughout the day and evening. Our Sushi and Sashimi cold shelf and Wine Cellar are also a part of So Cool.

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.

Duration: As per the guests' wishes.

Destination Dining

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.

In-Villa Dining

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.

Available from 07:00 - 23:00 every day.

Special Diets

Soneva is committed to offering a wide range of culinary and dietary options for our guests. We can prepare special menus and exquisite dining options for guests who are vegetarian, vegan, celiac, gluten-intolerant, and who may have other food allergies. All we need is some time to source and prepare the necessary ingredients, so please inform our Reservations team at the time of booking if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Soneva Spa

Inspired by the resort’s name, Jani means wisdom in Sanskrit, we encourage guests to learn new skills and rethink their lifestyles with a focus on wellness. Our 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 and yoga pavilion, outdoor spa champas, as well as sauna and steam rooms.