SONEVA JANI VILLAS

Crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and a breezy tropical climate. Welcome to Soneva Jani.

Arriving on seaplane from the international airport in Malé, you glimpse the string-of-pearl islands– the breathtaking rings of islands that make up the Maldives – their gleaming ivory sands contrasting with the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

Along the equatorial line that runs through the Indian Ocean lies an archipelago of 26 atolls made up of 1,190 coral islands that barely break the surface of the waters.

Soneva Jani is located on the island of Medhufaru, located in the Maldives’ Noonu Atoll. One of the largest islands in the Maldives and highly accessible, Medhufaru is only 35 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport and one hour by speedboat from Soneva Fushi.

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Location: The Maldives
Nearest Airport: Male Airport with transfer
Prices: From $3,833.00 per night per villa

 

 One 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.

 

Discover complimentary inclusions

 

  • Mr. or Ms. Friday (Butler) service

  • Spacious master bedroom, with adjoining kids sleeping area

  • TV & sound system with extensive movie & music playlists

  • Open-air bathroom with tub, shower and lagoon access

  • Bicycles or tricycles for every guest

  • Private swimming pool, with catamaran nets

  • Walk-in mini-bar with espresso machine and private wine cellar selection

  • Personal safe, AC and fans

  • Outdoor deck and seating area with sun loungers and direct access to the lagoon

 

One bedroom water retreat with slide

 

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.

 

Discover complimentary inclusions

 

  • Water slide from top deck to lagoon below

  • Mr. or Ms. Friday (Butler) service

  • Spacious master bedroom, with adjoining kids sleeping area

  • TV & sound system with extensive movie & music playlists

  • Open-air bathroom with tub, shower and lagoon access

  • Bicycles or tricycles for every guest

  • Private swimming pool, with catamaran nets

  • Walk-in mini-bar with espresso machine and private wine cellar selection

  • Personal safe, AC and fans

  • Outdoor deck and seating area with sun loungers and direct access to the lagoon

 

 

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.

 

Discover complimentary inclusions

 

• Mr. or Ms. Friday (Butler) service • Spacious master bedroom, with adjoining kids sleeping area • TV & sound system with extensive movie & music playlists • Open-air bathroom with tub, shower and lagoon access • Bicycles or tricycles for every guest • Private swimming pool, with catamaran nets • Overwater swing basket • Walk-in mini-bar with espresso machine and private wine cellar selection • Personal safe, AC and fans • Outdoor deck and seating area with sun loungers and direct access to the lagoon

 

 

Two bedroom water retreat with slide

 

With a pool, catamaran net, sunken seat and daybed, the Two Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide 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.

 

 

 

  • Mr. or Ms. Friday (Butler) service

  • Spacious master bedroom, with adjoining kids sleeping area

  • TV & sound system with extensive movie & music playlists

  • Open-air bathroom with tub, shower and lagoon access

  • Bicycles or tricycles for every guest

  • Private swimming pool, with catamaran nets

  • Overwater swing basket

  • Walk-in mini-bar with espresso machine and private wine cellar selection

  • Personal safe, AC and fans

  • Outdoor deck and seating area with sun loungers and direct access to the lagoon

 

Three and Four bedroom water retreats also available

 

 Four 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.

 

Discover complimentary inclusions

 

All the luxurious details

  • Mr. or Ms. Friday (Butler) service

  • Spacious master bedroom, with adjoining kids sleeping area

  • TV & sound system with extensive movie & music playlists

  • Open-air bathroom with tub, shower and lagoon access

  • Bicycles or tricycles for every guest

  • Hammocks

  • Walk-in mini-bar with espresso machine and private wine cellar selection

  • Personal safe, AC and fans

  • Outdoor deck and seating area with sun loungers and direct access to the lagoon 

Accommodation Insight

Dining

 

 

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, retail area and wine cellar. It is located next to the Observatory.

Open at all hours of the day and night for drinking, dining, socializing, and daydreaming. The hours of the main restaurants in the Gathering are from 7:30-10:30 hrs for breakfast, 12.30-14.30 hrs for lunch and 19:30-22:30 hrs for dinner.

 

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. On every Tuesday we will host an Asian buffet dinner after the Management cocktail at the Zuhairs Beach.

 

So Starstruck

Come gaze into the night sky at the twinkling jewel-like stars at our Observatory, the first overwater observatory in the Maldives. This popular experience has awed and amazed guests of all ages at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Kiri, and we’ve made the observatory at Soneva Jani even better.

 

Soneva Jani boasts the largest telescope in the Maldives; a beautiful blue 16” Schmidt-Cassegrain designed scope named Eleos. At So Starstruck, our observatory dining deck, the telescope rises up through the floor, offering our guests enchanted views of the starry sky. Two massive doors swing up and open from the floor and from the dark depths below, Eleos starts to ascend sitting proudly on her custom made 6m high mask.

 

After she rises, the doors close and she rests down into her position ready to show her guests several mysterious objects of the night sky. Her sheer size and magnification power means objects close to Earth such as Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon look breathtaking in their detail. Atmospheric storms, ring systems and even craters within craters become so clear that the sight of them gets confused for photos seen in magazines.

 

Not only does Eleos like to showcase close celestial objects but her clarity allows deep sky objects to be viewed and appreciated as well. One of the furthest objects away that she can see is M104, the Sombrero Galaxy. This galaxy sits 31 million light years away meaning Eleos allows us to see this galaxy how it was 31 million years ago. A resident Astronomer is on-hand to help navigate the skies for our guests and answer any questions.

 

With only four dining tables, all of which are linked to screens connected to the telescope, dinner at so Starstruck is a truly ‘out of this world’ experience and not to be missed.

 

Cinema Paradiso

Our overwater, open air cinema is located in a tranquil bay to the south of the island. Chef will create a perfect menu to accompany the evening’s film.

 

Zuhairs Island

Tucked away on the secluded North Island, set in the lagoon close to the Water Villas is the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling and time in the sun. Enjoy a delightful lunch on our private beach, prepared by the chef using only what he can catch or pick.

 

Activities 

 

Medhufaru Lagoon Snorkelling

Get a glimpse of the extensive ocean marine life as you snorkel through the Medhufaru lagoon reef, guided by our resident marine biologist. Relish an aquatic discovery of each and every species of sea life, with a lucky few encountering our stunning Atoll native sea turtles and rays.

 

Noonu Atoll Guided Snorkelling

Take an aquatic adventure through the waters of Noonu Atoll and discover the diversity of Maldivian marine life, guided by our resident Marine Biologist. Our Atoll native sea turtles and rays may make a special appearance, as you unearth the magnificence of life below the sea.

 

Diving at Soneva Jani

The Soleni Dive Centre’s multi-lingual PADI instructors and the small dive group sizes ensure that you get a world-class diving experience, whether you’re doing your first or your hundredth dive. There are many dive sites with rich marine life around the resort, sure to tempt all marine enthusiasts.

 

Non-Motorized Water Sports

They offer a range of complimentary non-motorized water sports, including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, surfing, windsurfing, kite-surfing and catamarans. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis.

 

Spa

The over-water Soneva Jani spa will be closer to a lifestyle centre, than a traditional, standardised spa. Inspired by the resort’s name (Jani means wisdom in Sanskrit), guests will be encouraged to learn new skills and to rethink their lifestyles with a focus on wellness.  In-house experts will be on hand to offer advice to assist guests to heal, move, and ‘be’. Sitting above and within a stunning 5 kilometre lagoon, Soneva Jani’s spa will be surrounded by astonishingly turquoise waters…the perfect setting to enjoy treatments and work towards a healthier, purer, and happier self!. Spa treatments are complemented by the fully-equipped gym and yoga pavilion as well as sauna and steam rooms.

 

Robinson Crusoe Castaway Picnic

Prepare yourself for the ultimate Robinson Crusoe experience. Our boats will whisk you away to one of the deserted islands within our lagoon, with your picnic basket, snorkelling gear, sunbeds and umbrella and leave you to enjoy the pure tranquility of a true castaway paradise.

Sunset Dolphin Cruise

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

Private Beach Dinner

An exclusive invite to the most private beach dinner on the South Beach of our beautiful lagoon, only a short boat ride away from The Gathering. Take your place at a beautifully-made table on the water’s edge and enjoy a delicious bespoke menu, created to suit your culinary palate.

Unique Luxury Stays are Registered in England.  

Registered Number: 10700110

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