Soneva Jani


‘Spectacular Overwater Villas’

Located on the island of Medhufaru in the Noonu Atoll, Soneva Jani is barefoot luxury at its finest. Overwater and island villas are dotted around the island and each one opens up onto its own stretch of crystal clear lagoon. All of the villas are equipped with a spacious master bedroom and adjoining sleeping area, an open air bathroom, outdoor deck, overwater swing and shimmering private pool. The main facilities at Soneva Jani are all concentrated within The Gathering, a three storey structure that hosts the main dining outlets that serve Italian, Asian and internationally renowned dishes. Facilities at the resort include an overwater silent cinema, labyrinth gardens and, fun for the children, a kid’s den. Soneva Jani boasts the first overwater observatory in the Maldives, a real treat for night-time explorers young and old.

In Our Opinion

'The luxury castaway experience at Soneva Jani is unparalleled. Relax into the privacy of the spacious over water Retreats and Reserves, and the tranquil atmosphere of the incredible bars and restaurants.'

Overseas by Mathias Dahlgren

Incredible pescatarian, vegetarian and plant-based plates prepared using organic ingredients with a new menu each season. Open for lunch and dinner.

Guess Who's Cooking?

Secret menu, secret chef, secret location. Intrigued? You should be. 

The Crab Shack

Voted the 'World's Most Romantic Restaurant' by CNN, The Crab Shack is open for dinner and drinks in the evening. Dine on Asian flavours combined with Maldivian and Sri Lankan dishes, or lounge on tiered day beds discovering the selection of incredible rosés on offer. An incredibly enjoyable dining experience. 

So Wild by Dianna Von Cranach

Enjoy healthy, plant-based dinners designed especially by chef Diana Von Cranach at this restaurant using ingredients freshly picked from the hotel's organic garden. Von Cranach intertwines traditional dishes from Indonesia and South East Asia with healing herbs and botanics to create a menu unique in its simplicity. 

So Cold

The home of gourmet charcuterie, ice creams and sorbets, enjoy light meals and sweet treats at So Cold throughout the day and into the evening. 

Down to Earth

Open for breakfast, lunch and evening meals, Down to Earth incorporates the freshest, organic ingredients into each dish. Watch the resident chefs create your meal in the wood-fired pizza oven or at the live cooking stations before enjoying a sundowner overlooking the ocean.

Destination Dining

Destination Dining gives you the opportunity to curate your perfect menu and enjoy it in a setting of your choosing. From a secluded, romantic picnic to a beachside starlit dinner, the island is your oyster.

Director's Cut

Located at the overwater silent theatre, this restaurant allows you to enjoy traditional dishes with unique and modern twists while watching a silent movie. 

North Island

Enjoy a dinner of regional delicacies on the North Island prepared fresh by the chef using whatever can be caught or picked on site. 

The Wine Cellar

Sommeliers are on hand to discuss all things wine, or to help you organise an exclusive wine tasting at the destination of your choosing. The selection on offer features largely organic or biodynamic wines. 

So Engaging

Reserved for five guests at a time, So Engaging allows you to intimately converse with a chef while enjoying a mystery menu. 

So Imaginative

An idyllic setting for celebrations of any kind, So Imaginative has seating for up to 20 guests and has sommeliers on hand to provide the perfect wine pairing. 

So Starstruck

Study the skies with the help of the resident Astronomer before indulging on a speciality menu at this restaurant located at the first overwater observatory in the Maldives. With only four dining tables this location is exclusive and exciting.

The Gathering Bar

End the day with aperitifs and sundowner beverages at this overwater bar. A selection of cocktails and tapas dishes are available from the afternoon into the evening.

So Primitive

Angled around a firepit, the chefs at So Primitive create delicious cuisines using a variety of cooking techniques.


  • Observatory
  • Overwater silent theatre
  • Library
  • Fully-equipped gym 


  • Shop facilities
  • Complimentary bicycles and tricycles
  • Photography and videography services

Water Sports

  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding 
  • Windsurfing
  • Kite surfing 
  • Catamaran
  • e-Surfboarding 
  • Snorkelling excursions*
  • Sunset Dolphin Cruise*
  • Speedboat excursions*

*some experiences may incur an additonal charge. 

Soneva Soul Spa

Split over two wellness complexes at the resort, each location provides a serene backdrop for tranquil wellness experiences.

  • Relaxation areas
  • Consultation rooms
  • Integrative medicine therapies 
  • Yoga pavilion and meditation platform 
  • Open-air treatment rooms 
  • Wellness packages 

Soneva Jani welcomes children of all ages and offers the following to ensure they have an enjoyable stay. 


  • Island and Water Retreats with 2+ bedrooms are perfect for families. 


  • Complimentary ice cream room
  • Chocolate room 


  • Resort nurse available 24/7
  • Medical clinic 10 minutes away via speedboat 


  • Soneva science couses at Soneva Academy (ages 12 and above)
  • Island navigation
  • Birdwatching sessions
  • Marine life discovery 
  • Private tutoring is available 

The Den Kids Area

A technology-free zone where children are encouraged to play and learn. 

Activities include:

  • Island bike rides
  • Beach games
  • Treasure hunts
  • Gardening 
  • Tennis lessons 
  • Movie screenings at Cinema Paradiso 

Weddings at Soneva Jani can include:

  • Dedicated wedding co-ordinators
  • Beach or Lagoon ceremonies
  • Gourmet, personal menus at one of six restaurants 
  • An intimate reception at The Observatory dining area 
  • Drinks reception at The Gathering Bar 
  • Guest accommodation in the Water Villas, Retreats and Reserves 
  • A specially prepared couples video montage shown at the over-water cinema 
  • Children's entertainment at The Den with trained staff

All Inclusive 

  • House brand alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at mealtime only in restaurants or at a group event in a pre-designated venue.
  • Daily Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) at Down to Earthand In-Villa Dining.
  • In-villa minibar will be replenished once per day with our compliments and alcohol will be replenished once per week with our compliments. 

Soneva Unlimited 

Included in the price of a stay at any Soneva Jani Chapter Two Reserve.

  • Dinners with visiting Michelin star chefs
  • Unlimited fine dining experiences 
  • Access to the Soneva Unlimited wine menu
  • Unlimited signature experiences (included spa treatments and diving experiences)



Soneva Jani is located to the north of Malé, on the island of Medhufaru in the Noonu Atoll. The hotel is around 40 minutes by private seaplane and roughly one hour away by speedboat.