Soneva Jani


Soneva Jani, Maldives

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 Edufaaru 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 Velana International Airport, a 60 minute speedboat ride from Soneva Fushi, or by a leisurely halfday cruise from Soneva Fushi onboard Soneva in Aqua.

Quick Facts


Maldives, Noonu Atoll



26 Villas


Seaplane transfer of 25 minutes to the resort. Daytime transfers only,


Soneva Brand



4 Bedroom Water Reserve

No of Units: 1
Area (sqm): 1245
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4 Bedroom Island Reserve

No of Units: 1
Area (sqm): 1424
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Inspiring A Lifetime Of Rare Experiences


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. Their 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!.


Soneva Jani, the newest property from the pioneering Soneva collection of eco-resorts in the Maldives and Thailand, has been included on the 2017 “It List” of the top new hotels in the world by the editors of the prestigious US travel publication, Travel+Leisure.  “This is a testament to all of the hard work and dedication put in by our team of collaborators, innovators and hosts to ensure Soneva Jani is unparalleled.” said Sonu Shivdasani, founder and CEO of Soneva.

Dining Experience

Capacity: 72 Pax


Timings: Breakfast: 7:30 am – 10:30 am

                 Lunch: 12:30 nn – 2:30 pm

                 Dinner: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm


Capacity: 72 Pax

Cuisine: Asian

Timings: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Capacity: 18 Pax

Cuisine: International

Timings: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm


Capacity: 5 Pax

Cuisine: Innovative Multinational

Timings: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Capacity: 18 Pax

Cuisine: Vietnamese and Thai

Timings: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Capacity: 16 Pax

Cuisine: Four Course Gourmet

Timings: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Capacity: 51 Pax

Cuisine: Comfort Food and Cocktails

Timings: 7:00 am – last guest

Capacity: 10 Pax

Cuisine: Premium Wines

Timings: Reservations Required


Capacity: 20 Pax

Cuisine: Maldivian

Timings: 12:00 nn – 3:00 pm

Activities, Services and Facilities

Land and Water Activities

Private Stargazing

Midnight Astronomy Picnic

Private Villa/Beach Astronomy Tours

Medhufaru Lagoon Snorkelling

Noonu Atoll Guided Snorkelling

Non-Motorized Water Sports

Private Beach Dinner


Robinson Crusoe Castaway Picnic

Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Astronomical Dinner Cruise

Maghoodhoo Island by Speedboat

Kudafari Island by Speedboat

Sonu’s Picnic


Cooking Classes

Full Moon Dinner

The Den

The Library

Boutique and Gallery

Gardens and Labyrinth

Private Cinema

Diving – Operated by Soleni Dive Centre

Discover Scuba

Resort Course

PADI Scuba Diver

PADI Open Water Tune Up

PADI Open Water

PADI Referral

PADI Experienced

PADI Advanced

PADI Nitrox Course

PADI Scuba Review

Refresher Dive