Soneva Jani

Noonu, Maldives

Located on the island of Medhufaru in a 5.6 km lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, Soneva Jani features both overwater and island villas.

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  • Inspiring a Lifetime of Rare Experiences

Best for: Beaches, Diving, Holiday, Honeymoon, Luxury, Romance, Spas,
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Description
An imaginative journey that began over two decades ago, the Soneva story continues with Soneva Jani, the brand’s newest luxury resort offering. 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. The resort can be reached by a scenic 40 minute seaplane flight direct from Malé International Airport, a 60 minute speedboat ride from Soneva Fushi, or by a leisurely halfday cruise from Soneva Fushi onboard Soneva in Aqua.

Accommodation

Water Retreats 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 walk-in minibar, bathroom, dressing room, outdoor shower, and living area with sunken seats perfect for lounging

1 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 and a curved water slide delivering you to the waters below.

Max2 Adults, 2 Children

++ Villa rates are subject to 23.2% service charge, taxes.

Room Size 411 sqm

Bed(s) 1 King Size Bed

View lagoon

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1 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.

Max2 Adults, 2 Children

++ Villa rates are subject to 23.2% service charge, taxes.

Room Size 411 sqm

Bed(s) 2

View lagoon

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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 and your own private water slide.

Max4 Adults, 3 Children

++ Villa rates are subject to 23.2% service charge, taxes.

Price per night USD 7607 ++

Room Size 555 sqm

Bed(s) 2

View ocean/lagoon

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3 Bedroom Water Reserve

At the Three Bedroom Water Retreat you can choose from the tropical sun or the cooler shade with two outdoor sunken seats, one protected with a gazebo roof. The lower floor offers a master bedroom with dressing room, study room, bathroom, pool and catamaran net, outdoor shower and daybed, walk-in minibar and a sleeping area for the kids and an en-suite guest bedroom. Venture to the second floor for one more bedrooms, a bathroom, dressing room, seating area, dining sala with roof deck, water slide and breathtaking vistas out to sea.

Max6 Adults, 3 Children

++ Villa rates are subject to 23.2% service charge, taxes.

Price per night USD 9786 ++

Room Size 555 sqm

Bed(s) 3

View Ocean/lagoon

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4 Bedroom Water Reserve

This is over-water living at its finest, with a huge 1,066 square meters of luxurious living space and uninhabited views in every direction. This huge villa features three private bedrooms, in addition to a study room, a fitness room, an outdoor shower and daybed, TV lounge, walk-in minibar and a sleeping area for the kids, as well as a waterslide from the top deck into the lagoon below.

Max8 Adults, 4 Children

++ Villa rates are subject to 23.2% service charge, taxes.

Price per night USD 16469 ++

Room Size 1245 sqm

Bed(s) 4

View ocean/lagoon

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4 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.

Max8 Adults, 4 Children

++ Villa rates are subject to 23.2% service charge, taxes.

Price per night USD 18228 ++

Room Size 1424 sqm

Bed(s) 4

View beach

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Facilities

The main guest facilities are located at The Gathering, Including The Observatory, Clubhouse, Beach Restaurant, Watersports and Dive Centre, Spa, Boutique & Gallery, Library and the Main Bar.

The Observatory

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. A sophisticated telescope rises up through the floor of the observatory deck, offering enchanted views of the starry sky. The deck is surrounded by four dining tables, at which you can dine if you wish. The tables are equipped with screens linked to the view from the telescope, allowing you to dine with the stars. Listen to our in-house astronomy talk about the world above us in a short introduction at the Observatory, or learn more in a private astronomy session. For a more special night to remember, organise a private dinner at So Starstruck, the observatory dining deck, and dine with the stars.

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso is the first overwater silent cinema in the Maldives! Guests are provided with Bluetooth headphones, leaving the surrounding nesting wildlife at peace. We love classic and insipirational movies and have a twice weekly movie selection for both children and adults. Relax on the comfortable loungers under the stars, and snack on fresh popcorn. Private screenings and dining experiences can be arranged at extra charge

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. Our 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.

Library

The library is located on the top deck of The Gathering and offers an inspiring and informative selection of literature on the Maldives and its magnificent underwater world. Browse the shelves and discover a different world amongst the pages. Get a preview of the amazing species you will discover on your next snorkeling or diving experience.

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 North beach

Overwater

Sunset Dolphin Cruise Can there be a more fascinating and beautiful experience during your tropical holiday than watch¬ing dozens of playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun? Dolphins are regular visitors in the waters near Soneva Jani, and sightings are almost guaranteed. While you cruise in the deeper wa¬ters on a dhoni, (the traditional Maldivian boat) you will be served a selection of canapés and a flute of sparkling wine. This popular excursion is one of the best opportunities to take home some wonderful memories of the Maldives. Private Sunset Dolphin Cruise Enjoy the sunset and the dolphins on your own private cruise, with canapés and champagne. Maghoodhoo Island by Speedboat Visit our nearest local island within the Noonu Atoll with its harbour and banyan trees and sleepy local village life. Experience the real life of the Maldives and visit the mosques, hospital, school, cemetery and other significant sights to gain a little more insight into the local culture by watching the people at work, rest and play. Learn how they live and work, prepare their food and relax (which is a primary pastime in Maldives) on their jolies and ondolies (the wo¬ven chairs) and of course play football. The population of the island is about 400, and the famous Maldivian hospitality will soon become apparent as you will be greeted by many friendly faces. Kudafari Island by Speedboat Kudafari is a small traditional fishing island with only 600 inhabitants, and is an exemplary example of a community that have found the most sustainable ways of living in this paradise. Visit the area where the local ladies sit and chatter and watch them weave mats and baskets as they have done on the island for hundreds of years. The island has no cars, and they are trying to ban all motorised vehicles and use only bicycles. The streets are shaded streets with beautiful old trees. They manage their island beautifully, with a sustainable management programme for their waste and have a coral regeneration programme organised by the women of the island. There is a delightful beach side café that serves delicious BBQ fish. Noonu Atoll Adventure by Speed Boat During this journey you will have the opportunity to see two local islands and enjoy a special snorkelling trip to one of the reefs in the Noonu atoll. On the local islands, you can gain an im-pression of the Maldivian local’s culture and every-day lives; see the mosque, school, boat-building areas, chat to some of the locals and enjoy the classic Maldivian lunch in Kudafari Island. After our homely experience of local lunch, our boat captain will take you to one of the area’s most beautiful reefs for a wonderful snorkelling experience.

Underwater

Medhufaru Lagoon snorkeling- daily We have over 10 kilometers of reef around the Medhufaru Lagoon, which are only accessible by boat. Join our water sports team for their daily snorkeling trip for an hour’s guided snorkeling on our lagoon reef. Guided Snorkeling in the Medhufaru Lagoon with our resident Marine Biologist Our Marine biologist is ready to take you for a guided snorkelling trip to our Medhufaru lagoon reef for an introduction or refresher to the extensive marine life found in the Indian Ocean. We have 10 km of reef to choose from, with different parts of the reef shining at different times of the year. She will guide you through the reefs and explain each and every species of life that you could see during this adventurous trip. You may also be lucky enough to encounter our beautiful sea turtles and manta rays, which are also native to this area of the Maldives. Noonu Atoll Guided Snorkeling If you are interested in exploring further afield, we can escort you for a snorkelling experience to one of the Noonu Atoll reefs. The beautiful reefs of Vattaru, or the turtles of Maafaru are within 10 minutes speedboat ride from our lagoon. We will guide you through the marine world of sea life and corals. There is a real possibility of seeing our Atoll native manta rays and sea turtles and is certainly an experience not to be missed. Private Noonu Atoll Guided Snorkeling with our resident Marine Biologist Take advantage of your visit to Soneva Jani and the waters of the Noonu Atoll, and discover more about the incredible diversity of the marine life of the Maldives with our resident Marine biologist. She is available to escort you for snorkelling experiences outside of our Lagoon to some of the beautiful reefs around us. She will guide you through the marine world of sea life and corals as well as explain a little about the impact we are experiencing here in the Maldives with regard to Global Warming. There is a real possibility of seeing our Atoll native manta rays and sea turtles and is certainly an experience not to be missed. Professional Soleni Dive Centre The Soleni Dive Centre’s multi-lingual PADI instructors as well as the small dive group sizes ensure that you get the best service at all times. There are many dive sites with rich marine life around the resort, sure to tempt all marine enthusiasts.

The Gardens & Labyrinth

Medhufaru island, the largest island of Soneva Jani, was home to a farm for 10 years before Soneva Jani was conceptualized. The extensive gardens on the isle are still supplying the fruits, vegetables, herbs and mushrooms to the resort’s kitchens, as well as to Soneva Fushi. Wander through the Labyrinth, a meditative maze created out of ficus hedge that follows an ancient circular pattern.

Shop And Gallery

The shop includes a range of beautiful clothing, jewellery, handicrafts, books, homewares and gifts that reflect the beautiful island.

Family

A playground for the imagination where children can dress up, play Lego, and participate in activities around the island, including snorkelling, gardening, protecting turtles and much more.

So Imaginative(Tasting Room)

Our exquisite tasting room, open in the evenings from 19:30 – 22:30 hrs Trick your mind and taste buds with culinary chemistry within So Imaginative, Soneva’s experimental tasting room. The sommeliers create inspired wine tastings and wine dinners, selecting the perfect pairings from the cellar.

So Cool

Soneva is famous for its complimentary Ice Cream, Chocolate, and at Soneva Jani they are all here in So Cool, with over 50 flavours of ice creams to choose from, handmade chocolates from our in-house chocolatiers and gourmet charcuterie, cheeses and preserves to be enjoyed throughout the day and evening. Our Sushi & Sashimi cold shelf and Wine Cellar are also a part of So Cool.

The North Beach

Available for a relaxed beach lunch from 12:00 – 15:00 hrs 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.

So Engaging

So Engaging is our chefs table offering a mystery menu for 5 very special guests. At Deckadence and our Starlight table, dine under the stars where you can choose from any of the menus the Chef is creating, or try the ultimate stargazing dinner at So Starstruck.

Activities & Services

24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer
babysitting
Bar
BBQ facilities
Bicycle rental
Check-in/check-out [express]
Coffee shop
Concierge
Currency exchange
Dry cleaning
Fitness center
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
Hot tub
Laundry service
Library
Luggage storage
Massage(s)
Restaurant(s)
Snorkeling
Spa
Steamroom
Tours
Wi-Fi in public areas
Yoga room

Additional Information

Check-In From 12:00 PM Number of Bars 2 Number of Restaurants 3 Year Hotel Built 2016

Check-in/Check-out

Check-in from: 12:00 PM
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Check-out from: 02:00 PM
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Getting around

Airport transfer fee: 800 USD
Distance from city center:
Distance to airport: 10 km
Travel time to airport (minutes): 10

Extras

Breakfast charge (unless included in room rate): 80 USD
Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee: 0 USD

The property

Non-smoking rooms/floors:
Number of bars/lounges : 2
Number of floors:
Number of restaurants: 3
Number of rooms : 25
Room voltage: 440
Year hotel opened: 2016
Most recent hotel renovation : 2016

 

Location & Directions

The property is a 35-minute seaplane ride away from Male International Airport.

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