Soneva Jani

Basic Information

“No news, no shoes” – this is the only rule in the unique Soneva Jani Hotel, one of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives. As the name implies, you can walk barefoot during your stay and not worry about the outside world. The Soneva is a unique concept inspired by nature, mystery, and enchanting beauty. The goal is to provide unforgettable moments spent with family: no phone, news, uncomfortable clothes, nor mediocre food. The restaurants on the island serve seasonal organic produce, either grown on the island, or sourced from local suppliers. After a 45-minute seaplane flight, you’ll be treated to the incredible spectacle of 51 villas over the water in Noonu Atoll on Medhufaru Island. All villas have private pools, waterslides into the lagoon and a retractable roof over the master bedroom. Each guest is greeted with a smile by a personal butler who is on hand 24/7. The over-water villas are spread along a 1.7 km long pier that leads to the main island. Light woods, muted tones, and decorations in purple and green are featured in each villa. While you’ll find a TV in your room, don’t expect cable – you can choose from a wide variety of movies or listen to music. Located steps from the beach, you will find seven island villas include private pools and expansive indoor and outdoor living space. The 5-kilometre lagoon is ideal for swimming and water sports without any worries. The four surrounding deserted islets are accessible from the lagoon; there is a beach club with restaurant for guests on the islet of Zuhairs; the other three are completely untouched. The main island of Medhufaru has an extensive garden, ideal for growing the vegetables, fruits, herbs, and mushrooms that are served daily in the restaurants. There is also a glass factory on the island where glass is recycled, and glass can be found in the villas and restaurants. Children will surely appreciate the outdoor Cinema Paradiso over the water, complete with popcorn! The Den at Soneva Jani is a two-storey awe-inspiring playground for the imagination – and now one of the largest children’s clubs in Asia. Soneva Jani is the ideal place for honeymoons and family holidays.

Room Facilities

Outdoor Deck
Saltwater Pool
Water Slide
Catamaran Nets
Outdoor Bathroom
Retractable Roof
Barefoot Guardian service
Pantry with minibar
Espresso machine
Wine fridge
Air Conditioning
In-villa safe

Hotel Facilities

Wellness Centre
Kids’ Club
Tennis Court
Cinema Paradiso


Non-Motorised Water Sports
Sunset Dolphin Cruise
Snorkelling​, Diving
Cooking Class
Sunset Cruise
Sonu’s Picnic​
Plant Corals


The Crab Shack / International
Overseas by Mathias Dahlgren / International
So Local / International
So Wild / South – East Asian
So Primitive / Grill
Guess Who’s Cooking / International
Director’s Cut / Japanese
So Imaginative / International
So Starstruck / International
So Bespoke / Teppanyaki
South Beach / International
North Island / Traditional Maldivian
Down to Earth / International
The Gathering Bar / Tapas and drinks

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