This overwater world is something quite unique even for the Maldives. No news, no shoes is their moto and we would even say ‘’no rules’’. When we say no rules we really mean. There really are no rules at Soneva Jani, for example you can have breakfast whenever, wherever, however you wish, the staff never say no to any of your desires no matter how obscure…!

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The villas

This island in the middle of the Indian Ocean in the Noonu Atoll, encompasses 25 rooms including water villas and island sanctuaries. All of the rooms at Soneva Jani have not only been ingeniously designed to ooze serenity and peace but to inject a sense of fun. The master bedroom found in each water villa has something very special. At a press of the button you can watch the roof above the bed retract to let the morning sun stream in or enable you to gaze at the cosmic sky at night. Thinking this is paradise? It gets better… nearly all water villas now have a slide from the upper floor straight into the lagoon below!

Soneva Jani Villas

The restaurants

At Soneva Jani the dining concepts are equally as captivating as the accommodation. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at The Gathering. This is the heart of the island, an open air, overwater chill out zone.
Get your five a day at ‘’So Fresh’’ choose from juices, salads and much more green stuff!
‘’So Imaginative’’ is Soneva’s experimental tasting room!
‘’So Engaging’’ – offers a seat at chef’s table for a mystery menu for five very special guests
‘’So Cool’’ – enjoy free helpings of 50 different flavoured handmade ice-creams, chocolates and cheeses!
‘’So Starstruck’’ – four dining tables in the dazzling Observatory where the tables have screens with links to the telescope, so you can gaze into space!

Soneva Jani The Gathering

The experiences

There are so many to choose from at Soneva Jani, but we have selected our top four…

Cinema Paradiso offers the experience of enjoying a classic film under the stars in Soneva Jani’s silent overwater cinema. This is the Maldives’ first over water silent cinema and we can assure you it really is the best.

Soneva Jani cinema paradiso

The astronomy dinner cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You will head out into the Indian Ocean for a unique dinning journey, under the stars with a resident Astronomer on hand. It really is an astronomical adventure.

Sonu’s picnic is Soneva Jani’s twist on a desert island picnic. This experience involves a personal chef preparing a desert island lunch for you and your loved one.

The Observatory has a 16th Meade telescope to view the constellations and Jupiter’s moons above the island. Once again this is the Maldives’ first over water observatory! For those star lovers to learn more the inhouse team are on hand, to teach you everything you need to know to understand the solar system!

Soneva Jani The Oberservatory


Jani means ‘’wisdom’’ in Sanskritt and it was chosen as the name of this island to inspire guests to learn news skills and think about their lifestyles and there is no better place to do this than the spa. Choose from ancient and modern wellness therapies with the in-house experts on hand to help. Rub and scrub in the overwater spa to feel a sense of relaxation.


At Soneva Jani, the team believe in natural excellence in everything they do. They have several initiatives which give back to the local community, preserve their environment and actively minimise the impacts they have on the world, such as recycling compost, growing their own organic food, and best practice ocean awareness.

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