The latest addition to the famed Soneva family, 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.
Using only the finest sustainable materials, 25 stylish villas, 24 of which are suspended over the water have been ingeniously designed and beautifully decorated to relax and calm the soul. Every villa has its own private swimming pool with plenty of space for sunbathing and snoozing, whether it be on the catamaran nets, the over water swing seat on simply on a wooden recliner. And from the upper levels your own water slide, placing you straight into the warm waters of the perfect aquamarine-hued lagoon.
The main facilities of Soneva Jani are located at The Gathering, which is a three-storey structure that hosts the main dining outlets as well as an Observatory, a Spa, gift-shop and a water sports and dive centre. There is also an overwater silent cinema, a tennis court, a labyrinth gardens, an eco-centre and a Children’s Den on the main island.
- Overwater villas of varying sizes
- Wide variety of dining options
- Very child friendly
- Butler service
LocationNOONU ATOLL, Maldives
Best time to go
The best time to visit is between December and May as that is the dry season. Monsoon season ranges from June through October.
The best new hotel in the Maldives from the team behind the extraordinary Soneva Fushi. No expense is spared and no detail is overlooked.
- Private beach area
- Outdoor and indoor pool
- Fitness centre
- Kid's club
The heart of the resort, 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.
The day begins here with an endless spread of fresh fruits, comforting classics and creative juices from their Juice Bar. The day continues with a bountiful buffet of organic garden salads and live cooking stations with their wood burning pizza oven, tandoors and grills with bespoke pizzas and freshly caught and grilled to order fish. Sunset aperitifs lead into their mouthwatering evening menus. The sun sets and the Chef takes the stage in the central open kitchen So Fresh, where he creates a myriad of choices.
Enjoy an exclusive dining experience in the company of the stars as you savour fresh flavours at The Observatory’s dining area. Dine at one of four tables equipped with screens linked to the view from the telescope and be mesmerised by the celestial bodies.
1 Bedroom Water Retreat
Spread across two floors, the One Bedroom Water Retreat comes with its own private pool surrounded by ample areas for sunbathing and taking in ocean vistas. In addition to a spacious master bedroom and a kids’ 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 and a curved water slide delivering you to the waters below.
2 Bedroom Water Retreat
With a pool, catamaran net, sunken seat and daybed, the Two Bedroom Water Retreat affords a wealth of tropical lounging opportunities. The first floor offers a spacious bedroom, bathroom, dressing room, outdoor shower, walk-in minibar, TV lounge and kids’ sleeping area. The second bedroom is located on the upper floor, along with an additional dressing room, bathroom, seating area, dining sala with roof deck and your own private water slide.
4 Bedroom Water Reserve
This is over-water living at its finest, with a huge 1,066 square meters of luxurious living space and uninhabited views in every direction. This huge villa features three private bedrooms, in addition to a study room, a fitness room, an outdoor shower and daybed, TV lounge, walk-in minibar and a sleeping area for the kids, as well as a waterslide from the top deck into the lagoon below.
4 Bedroom Island Reserve
An expansive beachfront suite, the Four Bedroom Island Reserve affords a wealth of luxury while allowing for personal 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 bathroom and dressing room.
- Sunset dolphin cruise
- Astronomical dinner cruise
- Robinson Crusoe castaway picnic
- Private beach dinner
- Nature walks
- Water sports
Children of all ages are welcome.