Soneva Jani | Luxury Maldives Holiday | 5 star barefoot luxury


Soneva Jani

7 nights from £5999 per person

Soneva Jani
7 nights from £5999 per person

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Soneva Jani is why bucket lists were created.

A short 40-minute seaplane flight from Malé, Soneva Jani, or “Wisdom” in Sanskrit, is composed of a collection of water villas and island sanctuaries enveloped within the serene 6km Edufaaru Lagoon of crystal clear waters, fringed by pristine beaches and lush tropical flora. Made of sustainable materials, Soneva Jani is natural, yet refined, sophisticated and yet like something found only in your wildest dreams - almost Disneyesque in its creative brilliance. The crystal clear waters of the lagoon make for fantastic diving, snorkelling or simply being mesmerized by the wonderful ocean wildlife. Made for pure indulgent luxury, lie back on a catamaran net by private pools or in an over-water swing seat for the ultimate relaxation. A standout feature of the water villas is the retractable roof which can be drawn back at night for a true bucket-list stargazing experience.
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Synonymous with barefoot luxury, Soneva Jani provides magical experiences.

If you can tear yourself away from the magical villa, the diving at Soneva Jani is one of the best in the Maldives. The knowledgeable Soleni Dive Centre offers small group lessons plus kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, windsurfing, kite surfing, night paddleboarding and catamarans are also available. Soneva Jani also offers guests the chance to explore the underwater world with the ease and skill of a dolphin with their SEABOB. On dry land there’s cycling, nature walks and tennis. A magical addition is Cinema Paradiso, the resort’s over-water ‘silent cinema’, showing a selection of films via high-quality headphones. Soneva Spa is the perfect compliment to this haven, offering a range of treatments.

There’s a wide variety of dining options throughout the resort, with some unique and innovative twists. So Imaginative’s inventive and experimental cuisine; So Starstruck, a culinary experience in the resort’s Observatory; So Cool, the in-house chocolatier with over 60 flavours of ice cream; So Fresh, the main restaurant with has sunken tables, chairs made from recycled glass, and overwater hammocks; and So Engaging offers a seat at the Chef’s table for a private dining experience and a mystery menu for just five guests. Or enjoy a simple but magnificent private beach dinner with ingredients caught or picked that day.

There’s also The Gathering bar and a wine cellar.

  • Delightful duplex villas
  • 5 distinctive restaurants
  • Observatory
  • Overwater cinema
  • So Starstruck Astronomy Dinner
  • Castaway Picnic
  • Full Moon Dinner
  • Sunset Dolphin Cruise


Delightful, imaginative wooden villas that you’ll never want to leave.

Soneva Jani is comprised of Water Retreats, Water Reserves and Island Reserves. With a contemporary design and modern furnishings, all villas are stylish and highly comfortable, each offering several areas for lounging and dining. Relax on a catamaran net by a private pool, on a hanging swing chair or take the slide straight into the lagoon from the upper floor after lunch on the roof terrace. These special touches ensure a unique stay at Soneva Jani, a resort which has been thoughtfully designed with peace and tranquillity at heart.

A very cool feature is a hidden television, made to look like a set of luggage and if windows are just too passe to look through on holiday, peer downwards to see fish through the glass panels liberally positioned throughout the villas.

Our recommended room types are:

  • One Bedroom Water Retreat
  • One Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide
  • Two Bedroom Water Retreat
  • Three Bedroom Water Retreat
  • Three Bedroom Water Reserve
  • Four Bedroom Island Reserve

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Offers available for Soneva Jani

Summer 2021

One Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide

Includes Breakfast and Seaplane Transfers
7 nights from £5999 per person
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November 2021

One Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide

Includes Breakfast and Seaplane Transfers
7 nights from £6599 per person
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