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Soneva Jani

Classic Perspective Certified .
Sustainable .
Medhufaru Island / Maldives

Inspired by a word that means ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani is located on a collection of five islands, and a beautiful, 5.6km lagoon. Each Water Villa opens to its own stretch of sparkling lagoon and is complete with a private pool and a retractable roof to stargaze from the master bedroom, while many villas also have slides from the top deck into the water below. Explore the glimmering galaxies from the resort’s state-of-the-art observatory or spend your time indulging in a range of activities including water sports, scuba diving, wellness therapies, dolphin cruises and bicycling along the island’s many trails.

7 Restaurants / 2 Bars
Check In: 2pm - Check Out: 12pm
Luxury Asia Collection

Soneva Jani

Certified
Sustainable
Medhufaru Island / Maldives

Inspired by a word that means ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani is located on a collection of five islands, and a beautiful, 5.6km lagoon. Each Water Villa opens to its own stretch of sparkling lagoon and is complete with a private pool and a retractable roof to stargaze from the master bedroom, while many villas also have slides from the top deck into the water below. Explore the glimmering galaxies from the resort’s state-of-the-art observatory or spend your time indulging in a range of activities including water sports, scuba diving, wellness therapies, dolphin cruises and bicycling along the island’s many trails.

Check In: 2pm - Check Out: 12pm
7 Restaurants / 2 Bars
24 Water Retreats / 2 Island Reserves / 1 Residence
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Inclusions:

Inclusions with the hotel Include:

Breakfast included

Free Wi-Fi

Mr. or Ms. Friday personal butlers

Non-motorised water-sports

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Facilities:

Facilities within the hotel include:

Dive School

Spa

Gallery and Library

Diving and snorkelling centre

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Restaurants

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Soneva Jani, a name inspired by the word ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit, 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 five islands surrounding the resort. Inspire your senses with the unique selection of excursions and prepare yourself for an explorative adventure across the islands. Spend your days soaking up the local culture, examining the marine life, gazing at the stars or relaxing in our very own overwater silent cinema. Start your journey of discovery across land, sea and cultures.

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Location
Distance from Male international Airport

Direct 45 minute seaplane flight

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 45 minute seaplane flight direct from Malé International Airport, a 60 minute speedboat ride from Soneva Fushi, or by a leisurely half-day cruise from Soneva Fushi on board Soneva in Aqua. Please be advised that the seaplane only operates from 07:00 - 16:30. In order to make it to onto the last seaplane you need to arrive in Malé by 15:30. If you arrive after the last seaplane leaves for Soneva Jani, you may take a domestic flight to Soneva Fushi and stay there for the night, before being transferred to Soneva Jani the next day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is soneva jani all inclusive?

Soneva Jani do in fact offer an all Inclusive packages although most standard packages only include breakfast within the rates. It would be worth contacting Classic Perspective in order to receive more information on promotions and offers regarding all inclusive.

Is there an in house photographer?

So that you’re free to live in the moment, an in-house photographer and filmmaker (we call them Digital Storytellers) are on hand to capture your Soneva experiences. From picnic excursions to family portraits, from anniversaries and weddings, to documenting your snorkelling trip, our Digital Storytellers can accompany you wherever you wish, capturing whatever memories you choose. They also offer drone photography and videography. If you wish to book one of the Digital Storytellers, please coordinate with your Classic Perspective representative.

Are children welcome at the resort?

Children of all ages are more than welcome to venture to Soneva Jani. Cots for under-twos are free, as are extra beds for under-sevens; kids from seven to 14 are UK£45 a night; it's UK£100 a night for over-14s. Babysitting is available for US£20 per hour. There are also a wide range of activities available, while also including ice cream parlour, cinema and kids pool.

What dive sites are near Soneva Jani?

Soneva Jani is close to many incredible dive sites which are rich in marine life. The Soleni Dive Centre has multi-lingual PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) instructors, while small dive groups ensure that you have the best and safest experience, no matter what your level. The Noonu Atoll is known for housing the highest density of schooling fish which can be found in the Maldives, especially Fusiliers and Snappers with the privileged presence of a huge spinner dolphin population. The underwater world is renowned for scuba diving with dive sites such as Orimas Tila, known for spotting grey and white tip reef sharks, and Christmas Tree Rock (Vavathi Kurohli Tila) which is famous for its abundant vibrant soft coral life. Soneva Jani have over 20 dive sites close by and still many more to be discovered. The house reef is one of the main attractions for both diving and snorkelling where you can find amazing marine life such as dolphins and turtles. Soneva have exciting dives from easy to more advanced levels with the chance to see grey reef and leopard sharks, napoleon wrasse, eagle rays and much, much, more.

When is the best time to visit?

With its tropical climate, sunshine-filled days and temperatures averaging 30°C all year round, the Maldives is an all-season destination. Diving is good at any time of the year, however the monsoon season (May to October) is the best season for manta rays and other marine life due to the higher quantities of plankton in the sea.

Cancellation Policy

A 100% deposit is required to secure the booking 7 days prior to arrival. Free cancellation is available up to 7 days before arrival to avoid a penalty charge of 100% of the stay.

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Soneva Jani

Inspired by a word that means ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani is located on a collection of five islands, and a beautiful, 5.6km lagoon. Each Water Villa opens to its own stretch of sparkling lagoon and is complete with a private pool and a retractable roof to stargaze from the master bedroom, while many villas also have slides from the top deck into the water below. Explore the glimmering galaxies from the resort’s state-of-the-art observatory or spend your time indulging in a range of activities including water sports, scuba diving, wellness therapies, dolphin cruises and bicycling along the island’s many trails.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Check In: 2pm - Check Out: 12pm
Family Friendly
Best Hotel in the World - (Bilanz Hotel Award 2019)
24 Water Retreats / 2 Island Reserves / 1 Residence
Wheelchair Accessible
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Accommodation

4 BEDROOM ISLAND RESERVE WITH SLIDE

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.

4 BEDROOM WATER RESERVE WITH SLIDE

Over-water living at its finest with uninhibited views in every direction. This huge villa features four 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.

3 BEDROOM ISLAND RESERVE

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.

3 BEDROOM WATER RESERVE WITH SLIDE

Villa 34’s unique design is inspired by the gentle, undulating curves that are found in nature. This three bedroom beachfront villa is a sprawling 1,956 sqm with not a straight line in sight and has a viewing tower crowned by a dining table, which is the highest point on the island. It has a freshwater swimming pool and children’s pool with its own water slide. There is also a children’s tree house by the pool. On the ground floor the separate Master Suite has an outdoor bathroom with a water feature. A spacious open-plan living and dining area, as well as the kitchen, chocolate room and wine vault is ideal for family gatherings.

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4 BEDROOM ISLAND RESERVE WITH SLIDE

4 BEDROOM ISLAND RESERVE WITH SLIDE

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.

4 BEDROOM WATER RESERVE WITH SLIDE

Over-water living at its finest with uninhibited views in every direction. This huge villa features four 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.
4 BEDROOM WATER RESERVE WITH SLIDE
3 BEDROOM ISLAND RESERVE

3 BEDROOM ISLAND RESERVE

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.

3 BEDROOM WATER RESERVE WITH SLIDE

Villa 34’s unique design is inspired by the gentle, undulating curves that are found in nature. This three bedroom beachfront villa is a sprawling 1,956 sqm with not a straight line in sight and has a viewing tower crowned by a dining table, which is the highest point on the island. It has a freshwater swimming pool and children’s pool with its own water slide. There is also a children’s tree house by the pool. On the ground floor the separate Master Suite has an outdoor bathroom with a water feature. A spacious open-plan living and dining area, as well as the kitchen, chocolate room and wine vault is ideal for family gatherings.
3 BEDROOM WATER RESERVE WITH SLIDE
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Activities
01
Private Stargazing

Experience a night under the stars, at the first over water observatory in the Maldives. Learn about the secrets of the night sky with Soneva Jani's Astronomer. Choose to combine your astronomical experience with dinner at So Starstruck, for an overwater dining experience under the stars. Duration: As per the guest’s wishes.

02
Water Sports

Soneva offers complimentary non-motorized water sports, including kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, windsurfing, kite surfing, night paddle boarding and catamarans, as well as the chance to explore the underwater world with the ease and skill of a dolphin with a SEABOB. Duration: As per the guest’s wishes. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis.

03
Cinema Paradiso

Watch classic and contemporary favourites beneath the stars or take your Cinema Paradiso experience to new heights and book a private viewing, while our chefs craft you a menu of comfort food and nibbles. Refreshing cocktails, complimentary popcorn and ice creams can also be arranged.

04
Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Enjoy an out-of-this-world experience watching playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun. Cruise into deeper water while indulging in a selection of canapés and sparkling wine, making some wonderful memories along the way. Although dolphin sightings are not guaranteed, Soneva know their favourite areas to play. Duration: 1.5 hours

05
Soneva Spa

Learn new skills and rethink your lifestyle with a focus on wellness. Soneva's in-house therapist can help you heal and move. The Spa is complemented by the resort's fully-equipped gym and yoga pavilion, outdoor spa champas, sauna and steam rooms.

06
Sonu’s Picnic

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 crystal clear blue lagoon with Soneva's in-house snorkelling guide, while your chef prepares gourmet temptations in the most romantic of settings.

Dining
So Starstruck

So Starstruck

Enjoy an exclusive dining experience in the company of the stars as you savour fresh flavours at The Observatory’s dining area. Sit at one of the ...

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So Starstruck

So Imaginative

Trick your mind and taste buds with culinary chemistry within So Imaginative, Soneva’s experimental tasting room. The sommeliers create inspired ...

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So Starstruck

The Crab Shack

Crab Shack restaurant and bar has an upstairs deck with tiered daybeds perfectly poised to watch the sun melt into the Indian Ocean. Try the ...

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The Director’s Cut by Nikki

Chef Nikki heads up this Japanese kitchen, serving modern style sashimi, black cod and other Japanese favourites with a contemporary twist. Enjoy ...

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The Gathering

The heart of the resort, the Gathering is a three-storey overwater structure that is home to various dining outlets, as well as the spa, library ...

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So Starstruck

So Fresh

Start each day with an endless spread of fresh fruits, comforting classics and creative juices. The day continues with a bountiful buffet of organic..

Start each day with an endless 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 the wood burning pizza oven, tandoors and grills with freshly caught and grilled-to-order seafood. The sun sets and the Chef takes the stage in the central open kitchen to create a myriad of delicious dishes

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So Engaging

So Engaging is Soneva Jani's exclusive Chef’s Table, offering a mystery menu for five very special guests. In a private dining setting amongst the ...

So Engaging is Soneva Jani's exclusive Chef’s Table, offering a mystery menu for five very special guests. In a private dining setting amongst the resorts many hideaways, experience a completely exclusive dining for just you and your guests.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

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The Gathering Bar

Enjoy refreshing coolers, cocktails and tapas at any time of the day as you lounge on daybeds and overwater catamaran nets suspended the sparkling ...

Enjoy refreshing coolers, cocktails and tapas at any time of the day as you lounge on daybeds and overwater catamaran nets suspended the sparkling waters, just the spot to take in the magnificent sunset.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Zuhair's Beach

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 ...

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 our private beach, prepared by the Chef using only what he can catch or pick.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Spa & Wellness

Facilities

Hotel facilities with your booking:

Dive School

Spa

Gallery and Library

Diving and snorkelling centre

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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

Breakfast included

Free Wi-Fi

Mr. or Ms. Friday personal butlers

Non-motorised water-sports

Access to chocolate and ice-cream parlour

Snorkelling on the house reef

Yoga and Meditation

Regular movie screenings at Cinema Paradiso

Personal bicycles or tricycles

Gym

Weekly sunset cocktail party on our sandbank

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is soneva jani all inclusive?

Soneva Jani do in fact offer an all Inclusive packages although most standard packages only include breakfast within the rates. It would be worth contacting Classic Perspective in order to receive more information on promotions and offers regarding all inclusive.

Is there an in house photographer?

So that you’re free to live in the moment, an in-house photographer and filmmaker (we call them Digital Storytellers) are on hand to capture your Soneva experiences. From picnic excursions to family portraits, from anniversaries and weddings, to documenting your snorkelling trip, our Digital Storytellers can accompany you wherever you wish, capturing whatever memories you choose. They also offer drone photography and videography. If you wish to book one of the Digital Storytellers, please coordinate with your Classic Perspective representative.

Are children welcome at the resort?

Children of all ages are more than welcome to venture to Soneva Jani. Cots for under-twos are free, as are extra beds for under-sevens; kids from seven to 14 are UK£45 a night; it's UK£100 a night for over-14s. Babysitting is available for US£20 per hour. There are also a wide range of activities available, while also including ice cream parlour, cinema and kids pool.

What dive sites are near Soneva Jani?

Soneva Jani is close to many incredible dive sites which are rich in marine life. The Soleni Dive Centre has multi-lingual PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) instructors, while small dive groups ensure that you have the best and safest experience, no matter what your level. The Noonu Atoll is known for housing the highest density of schooling fish which can be found in the Maldives, especially Fusiliers and Snappers with the privileged presence of a huge spinner dolphin population. The underwater world is renowned for scuba diving with dive sites such as Orimas Tila, known for spotting grey and white tip reef sharks, and Christmas Tree Rock (Vavathi Kurohli Tila) which is famous for its abundant vibrant soft coral life. Soneva Jani have over 20 dive sites close by and still many more to be discovered. The house reef is one of the main attractions for both diving and snorkelling where you can find amazing marine life such as dolphins and turtles. Soneva have exciting dives from easy to more advanced levels with the chance to see grey reef and leopard sharks, napoleon wrasse, eagle rays and much, much, more.

When is the best time to visit?

With its tropical climate, sunshine-filled days and temperatures averaging 30°C all year round, the Maldives is an all-season destination. Diving is good at any time of the year, however the monsoon season (May to October) is the best season for manta rays and other marine life due to the higher quantities of plankton in the sea.

Cancellation Policy

A 100% deposit is required to secure the booking 7 days prior to arrival. Free cancellation is available up to 7 days before arrival to avoid a penalty charge of 100% of the stay.

Location
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 45 minute seaplane flight direct from Malé International Airport, a 60 minute speedboat ride from Soneva Fushi, or by a leisurely half-day cruise from Soneva Fushi on board Soneva in Aqua. Please be advised that the seaplane only operates from 07:00 - 16:30. In order to make it to onto the last seaplane you need to arrive in Malé by 15:30. If you arrive after the last seaplane leaves for Soneva Jani, you may take a domestic flight to Soneva Fushi and stay there for the night, before being transferred to Soneva Jani the next day.
Distance from Male international Airport

Direct 45 minute seaplane flight

Soneva Jani

4 BEDROOM WATER RESERVE WITH SLIDE

Over-water living at its finest with uninhibited views in every direction. This huge villa features four 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.

3 BEDROOM WATER RESERVE WITH SLIDE

Villa 34’s unique design is inspired by the gentle, undulating curves that are found in nature. This three bedroom beachfront villa is a sprawling 1,956 sqm with not a straight line in sight and has a viewing tower crowned by a dining table, which is the highest point on the island. It has a freshwater swimming pool and children’s pool with its own water slide. There is also a children’s tree house by the pool. On the ground floor the separate Master Suite has an outdoor bathroom with a water feature. A spacious open-plan living and dining area, as well as the kitchen, chocolate room and wine vault is ideal for family gatherings.
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