Soneva Jani, Maldives



Inspired by a word that means ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani is located on the uninhabited island of Medhufaru in the Maldives. The resort is set in a lagoon of crystal-clear, turquoise waters fringed by pristine beaches and blanketed in lush tropical greenery. It encompasses a collection of spacious 24 overwater villa retreats and one 4-bedroom beach villa, each with its own lagoon facing pool. Each villa has a unique retractable roof for stargazing at night. 
With the aim of detoxing and living the slow life, Soneva Jani has a "no news, no shoes” policy. The highlight is the 5.6 km private lagoon that surrounds the resort. The resort has an open air three-storey structure called "the Gathering” which features a lagoon slide for all the resorts guests. The Gathering also houses the restaurant, Spa, fitness centre and kids club. Along with multiple dining destinations, the resort focusses on dining experiences which guests can have customised during their stay such as a mystery menu by rotating chefs in an extraordinary setting. The outdoor open air cinema is a highlight of the resort, and an unforgettable experience. In addition to all this, the Soneva Jani has a strong commitment to sustainability which together with everything else they offer, makes this resort magical. 


Soneva Jani is 45 minute Sea Plane ride away from the Male Airport in the Medhufaru lagoon in the Noonu Atoll

  • The beautiful water retreats with amazing lagoon views
  • A range of unique dining options customised to guests’ preferences
  • The tranquil Soneva Jani Spa with a host of treatments and massages
  • The inimitable retractable roof of each villa
  • Private pool and water slides in the villas
  • Zuhair’s Beach, a castaway island for a private picnic
  • The Overwater Cinema
  • Sunset Dolphin watching trips



Gateway Experience

  • Rent a boat or enjoy a sunset cruise 
  • Feel rejuvenated with the Sauna and other spa amenities 
  • Tennis court on the property
  • Watch a movie at Cinema Paradiso – Open-air , over-water Theatre
  • Plan a North Beach Private Sunrise Breakfast for a special occasion 
  • Attend the guided Astronomy sessions on a Cruise
  • Have lunch on deserted island
  • Visit the Observatory
  • Take a sunset dolphin safari
  • Enjoy a specially curated private beach dinner
  • Join a guided snorkelling activity
  • Take deep-sea diving lessons with our instructors
  • Eco-friendly Surfing
  • Go Kayaking, Stand-up Paddleboarding, Kite Surfing, Windsurfing & catamaran Sailing


Soneva Jani offers the ultimate in barefoot luxury. Guests will be treated to 25 beautiful retreats that offer contemporary touches and modern conveniences. Each water retreat opens to its very own stretch of sparkling lagoon and all feature upscale touches such as private pools and jetted open air bathtubs. The individually decorated water retreats provide free WiFi, the services of a host and 24-hour room service. They also feature kitchenettes come with fridges and in keeping with the “no news, no shoes” policy of the resort, the televisions are hidden behind mock chests at the end of the bed. They also feature unique catamaran nets along with loungers on the villa deck.

Service & Amenities


  • 25 luxurious water villas with private pools and sea slides
  • 8 restaurants with different cuisines and a coffee shop/cafe
  • Water activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, boat trips etc
  • Spa and Wellness centre with 5 treatment rooms
  • Kids Club and babysitting services available
  • Water Slide
  • Wi-Fi available throughout the property
  • Fitness Centre and Gym


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From USD 2900 per room per night

Valid Upto: 31-Dec-2023