· Location: This resort is nestled in a patch of paradise with villas raised above the crystal clear, azure waters and white sand beaches.
· Luxury: Attended to by a personal butler, guests are certain to feel like royalty in their villa whether on a secluded beach or raised above the bluest of waters.
· Activities: The range of activities available at this resort spans from stargazing to snorkeling, with silent cinema and yoga also available.
Reinventing the definition of tropical paradise, the luxury resort of Soneva Jani spans across an entire island archipelago and private lagoon, which boasts of long beaches swathed in white sand and turquoise waves. Accessible only by plane, speedboat, or half-day cruise, Soneva Jani promises guests a secluded vacation that transcends the imagination. Each of the resort’s seven villas (housing one to four bedrooms) are unique in design - equipped with expansive sea views, ultimate luxury and extreme comfort, as well as - in most cases - an ever-essential waterslide; no matter the guest’s choice, each villa guarantees a memorable stay. Spectacular scenery sets the stage for a wide range of activities - experiences such as movie nights at the overwater cinema, dinner cruises beneath starlit skies and snorkel tours with sea turtles ensure that guests will certainly not be wanting for entertainment, and nor for exciting dining options - from freshly-caught fish to wood-fired pizzas, the resort is home to array of restaurants with cuisine to suit all palettes.
Guests of Soneva Jani are guaranteed to feel like royalty throughout their stay at either a private single or multi-room villa raised above the clear azure water or in a discrete corner of the island’s reserve that is surrounded by verdant forest and white sand beaches. With a personal butler service provided to fulfill all of their needs, visitors to these luxury villas can fully focus on relaxing. Each of the accommodations is spacious and elegantly decorated, some are fitted with a fitness area or slide that shoots down from the top floor into the water below. Soneva Jani pays the utmost attention to service and so Mr. or Ms. Butler service is provided.
The two floors of this opulent building cover 416 square meters and are suspended above crystal clear waters. It contains a spacious master bedroom, kids’ sleeping area, study, walk-in minibar, open-air bathroom with tub, shower, dressing room, outdoor shower, and living area with sunken seats. The lagoon is directly accessible from this spacious villa, or guests can lounge in the upstairs seating and dining areas or sunbathe from the roof deck while taking in the ocean vistas. Guests can also upgrade to a villa with a long slide that shoots down from the top floor into the lush waters below. Guests wanting more space can upgrade to the two or three bedroom Water Retreat Villa with or without a slide. These larger villas span between 570 to 650 square meters and are also fitted with a retractable roof, private pool with catamaran nets, a daybed, and a TV lounge and kids’ sleeping area. Extra bedrooms are situated on the second floor, and complimentary bicycles and tricycles are available. There is also the four-bedroom villa, spanning over 1,200 square meters with an optional slide and a fitness room included.
With lush forest and white sands on its doorstep, this expansive beachfront villa is equipped with a wealth of customizable luxury to ensure guests never forget their experience, including a steam bath, changing room, sauna, master bedroom, TV lounge, dining room, private pool, kitchen, and wine cellar. The 1752 square meter villa’s three additional bedrooms are situated on the second floor.
Life in this ocean paradise offers everything one could wish for, such as a spa, library, retail area, paddle-boarding equipment, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, and canoeing facilities. There is also an outdoor cinema, observatory, yoga and meditation center, organic vegetable garden, fully equipped gym, and tennis courts. In short, there is more than one way to spend sun soaked days at the Soneva Jani.
Visitors can marvel at the universe with a private stargazing experience at the first overwater observatory in the Maldives. A night of gazing at the sky can be paired with a dinner under the stars upon request, and, for an exclusive astronomical experience, the in-house Astronomer can guide guests to a local sandbank or beach that sits further away from the lights of the resort and point out constellations above.
The resort’s children facilities provide a wide range of activities for the youngest of guests from nature trail hikes to sailing experiences.
The first overwater silent cinema in the Maldives provides guests with Bluetooth headphones so as to leave the surrounding nesting wildlife undisturbed while guests enjoy a movie with delicious popcorn and prosecco beneath the stars.
The fully-equipped gym and yoga pavilion ensure that guests will not fall behind on their workout regimes while in paradise.
On the top deck of The Gathering is an incredible selection of literature covering every element of the Maldives, its magnificent underwater world, and much more.
A private cruise where guests can enjoy the sunset and watch the playful dolphins all while indulging in a selection of canapes, champagne, and mocktails.
The over-water Soneva Jani spa, sitting above a stunning five-kilometer lagoon, is staffed by experts happy to offer advice to assist guests to heal, move, and ‘be.’ There is a diverse range of treatments available here as well as sauna and steam rooms.
The extensive gardens of the former farm upon which the Soneva Jani was built remain on the island and still supply the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and mushrooms to the resort’s kitchens. The Labyrinth is a maze created out of ficus hedge that follows an ancient circular pattern and is almost meditative to get lost in.
The resort has facilities and equipment for a whole range of non-motorized watersport experiences, such as snorkeling through the Medhufaru lagoon reef as guided by our resident marine biologist, diving excursions with the center’s multi-lingual PADI instructors, kayaking, stand-up paddleboards, surfing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing.
As the physical and functional heart of the resort, the three-story overwater structure that constitutes The Gathering is an ideal spot for guests to eat, drink, and socialize at any time of the day. Hand-picked fruits and health juices are served from the Juice Bar in the morning, and from lunch onward, guests can enjoy freshly-baked pizzas from the wood-fired oven, tandoors and grill foods prepared at live cooking stations, and freshly caught and grilled-to-order seafood. The Gathering Bar serves refreshing coolers, cocktails, and tapas, it is opened from early and closes when the last person heads to bed. The Gathering Wine Cellar features an extensive fine wine selection that comprises mostly organic or biodynamic wines. Outside of the gathering, guests can arrange their own private, personalized dining experience at either their villa or on Zuhairs Island.
Serving over 50 flavors of ice creams, handmade chocolates prepared by the resort’s very own chocolatiers, gourmet charcuterie, and a selection of cheeses, this tempting location is opened to guests throughout the day and evening.
The very exclusive So Engaging is the chef’s table. It is reserved for five special guests who are always served a unique meal, according to whatever the Chef feels inspired by on that particular day.
Fresh fruits, comforting classics, and creative juices are how the day begins at So Fresh. Later in the day, a bountiful buffet of organic garden salads and live cooking stations serving bespoke pizzas and freshly caught fish is set in motion. Sunset aperitifs start off the mouthwatering evening menus with a bang before the chefs begin whipping up magic in the open kitchen.
A tasting room open in the evenings is guaranteed to serve dishes that will mesmerize guests’ taste buds with their culinary chemistry.
Dine beneath the bed of stars’ gaze at this fine dining destination located at the overwater Observatory.
Enjoy a relaxed beach lunch experience on the secluded North Island’s private beach. The chefs only use what they can catch or pick to prepare the meals at this exclusive dining destination.