Soneva Jani, meaning 'wisdom' in Sanskrit, is located on the island of Medhufaru in a 5.6 kilometre lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, with uninterrupted ocean views in all directions. The lagoon is 35 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport and one hour by speedboat from Soneva Fushi. The resort is built in a lagoon of crystal clear waters, with five islands surrounded by pure white beaches, covered in rich tropical vegetation. Four of the five islands remain untouched so it will be, by far, the lowest density development in the Maldives. Soneva Jani's main guest facilities are located at The Gathering, the heart of the overwater villas. This dramatic three story structure is home to the main dining outlets, in addition to the spa, library, retail area and wine cellar. It is located next to the Observatory. Facilities on the island include Cinema Paradiso, the Eco Centro waste to wealth centre, organic gardens, tennis courts, water sports champa and Beach Club on a desert island in the lagoon.
Soneva Jani Chapter One comprises 24 Water Retreats (overwater villas) and 1 island villa. The overwater villas are spaced across the expansive lagoon, offering privacy and extensive views over the turquoise waters. The island villa is tucked into the lush greenery, providing the ultimate privacy, and all within steps of the beach. When you stay in a Chapter One Water or Island Retreat, you benefit from curated offers, reduced rates on longer stays, a Barefoot Butler, complimentary access to the chocolate room and much more.
Just opened in January 2021 is Soneva Jani Chapter Two, with 27 new Water Reserves, ranging from one to four bedrooms, and larger than the original overwater villas. Located steps from the beach, the Island Reserves include private pools and expansive indoor and outdoor living space. When you stay in a Chapter Two Water or Island Reserve, you will experience the new Soneva Unlimited offering, giving you the freedom to enjoy everything that Soneva Jani has to offer, including dining, experiences and spa therapies, within the price of your villa.
The adventure begins with a thrilling 40 minute seaplane ride from Male International Airport, a 60 minute speedboat ride from Soneva Fushi, or by a leisurely half day cruise from Soneva Fushi onboard Soneva in Aqua.
Check into Soneva Jani, Soneva's newest luxury resort. Inspired by a word that means 'wisdom' in Sanskrit, 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.
The highlight of the islands that the resort calls home is the 5.6 kilometre private lagoon that surrounds it; an awe-inspiring azure spectacle that inspires a sense of calm.
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.
Soneva Jani Chapter One • Tailor-made journey • Luxury accommodation • 1 bedroom water retreat includes breakfast & dinner • 1 bedroom water retreat with slide includes breakfast • Transfers by seaplane (transfers only operate during daylight hours) • Non-motorised water activities - paddle boarding, catamaran sailing, windsurfing and canoeing • Snorkelling on the house reef • Barefoot Butler • Access to the home-made chocolate room, the home-made ice-cream parlour and the deli • A weekly sunset cocktail party on the sandbank • Access to the Children's Den and inclusion in the year-round summer camp program • Movie screenings at Cinema Paradiso • Introduction to astronomy at the Observatory • Yoga and meditation, gym and tennis courts • Wi-Fi access • Personal bicycles for every guest
Soneva Jani Chapter Two: • Tailor-made journey • Luxury accommodation • Return shared seaplane transfers from Male (transfers only operate during daylight hours) • Unlimited experiences from the Experiences menu, including diving • Unlimited dining at the bars, restaurants and In-Villa Dining • Unlimited wines from the Soneva Unlimited wine list • Unlimited beverages at the bars and restaurants • Unlimited spa treatments and massages at the Soneva Spa • A dedicated Barefoot Butler • Daily replenishment of your in-villa minibar • Access to the home-made chocolate room, the home-made ice-cream parlour and the deli • Access to the Children's Den and inclusion in the year-round summer camp program • Use of fully equipped gym and tennis courts • Wi-Fi • Daily laundry service • Complimentary bicycles for all guests
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions • Based on 5 day/4 night stay with return seaplane transfers and breakfast daily
• Contact World Journeys for current special offers
• Based on 5 day/4 night stay with return seaplane transfers and breakfast daily • Contact World Journeys for current special offers
Not included • Private plane charters
• Private boat charters
• Telephone calls
• Use of snorkelling equipment
• Private plane charters • Private boat charters • Telephone calls • Babysitting • Use of snorkelling equipment
Ask us about special offers on stays in 2021 and 2022
Offers range from long-stay savings to family-friendly packages and romantic getaways.