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Soneva Jani

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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/13/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/13/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Travelers' Choice
Inspired by the Sanskrit word for ‘wisdom’, Soneva Jani Found is found within a 5.6-kilometre lagoon in the Maldives’ Noonu Atoll. The resort has 51 over-water and three island villas, split between Chapter One, Soneva Jani’s original, iconic offering, and the newly launched Chapter Two. Chapter Two guests can indulge through the exclusive Soneva Unlimited, experiencing everything at the resort within the price of their villa. Eleven dining concepts offer a tempting array of cuisines for every taste. Rare, unforgettable experiences include classic movies at the open-air Cinema Paradiso, dolphin-spotting on a sunset cruise, or coral planting with the resident Marine Biologist.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Saltwater pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Walking tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
BBQ facilities
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Arabic and 4 more


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Tosoon2021 wrote a review Oct 20
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It was wonderful honeymoon. We hope that come back soneva jani to take a rest later. I hope the weather is good when we come back here. Thanks for my butler, Rahu. She did her best to care us even though worst weather.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Frederic Brohez, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Tosoon2021, Greetings from Soneva Jani Resort! Our Hosts and I were delighted to welcome you to our paradise island for such a special occasion! We are deeply sorry that you did not get to witness the usually sunny weather from the Maldives. Unfortunately, this period is the end of the monsoon season which runs from May until September. Thank you for your kind words regarding your Barefoot Butler, Rahu. I will personally forward them to her. We look forward to welcome you back very soon. Best wishes, Frederic
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WVUfan05 wrote a review Oct 16
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What a great experience. We stayed in chapter 2 and the experience is unmatched. From the butler, to the food to the amenities, this place is beyond parallel. Fine dining, excellent meals, tons of activities. Not much more one could ask for.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Frederic Brohez, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded 4 days ago
Dear WVUfan05, Sunny Greetings from Soneva Jani Resort! We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the diverse array of activities and experiences we offer while staying in one of our brand-new Chapter 2 overwater villas. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, Frederic
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Sophie Choudry wrote a review Oct 10
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I’ve been fortunate to stay at a few wonderful resorts in Maldives & have always had a special time in this beautiful country. Soneva Jani, however, isn’t just a resort… it’s truly an “experience”. And it begins the minute you are greeted by the Soneva team at the airport. When we arrived there was a bit of a rainstorm so we ended up needing a seaplane and a quick speedboat ride to the resort. As soon as we got on the boat, we were asked to remove our shoes since Soneva lives by the motto “no news, no shoes”. And for the next 5 days I forgot what it was like to wear shoes or even need them… and that’s quite a statement coming from a shoe addict!! Our villa was the 2 bedroom water reserve in chapter 2 which only recently opened in December 2020 and I cannot begin to explain just how stunning the water villa was. It was huge!! 2 floors, 2 gorgeous bedrooms, the coolest lounge area, 3 full bathrooms, a perfect dressing room and the piece de resistance; the deck, slide and pool. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many stunning shades of blue of all together. We had both the sunset and the sunrise view! Beyond grateful for that. I liked that we were tested for covid on arrival and asked to stay in the villa until the results came because once they did we could truly forget the outside world & felt super safe. I say Soneva is an experience because there is so much to take in. The cinema under the stars with Japanese cuisine, the fun and moorish crab shak, the various visiting Michelin star chefs, the sunset dolphin cruise where we saw some spinners! There is even a dinner under the stars with the astronomer but the skies weren’t clear enough that night. Soneva is all about sustainable luxury, connecting with & respecting nature on in the water & on land. So it isn’t just about the beautiful beaches or sandbanks. It’s also about the greenery across island which is endless and stunning. One of my greatest memories will be the privilege of seeing the turtle hatching! It was incredible. The new spa opens next week but we got a sneak leak and I’m sure it will be another level when it comes to wellness. It’s surrounded by a little forest, it’s own healing space. Getting a massage to the sound of waves was truly magical and there are so many more wellness and fitness experiences I didn’t have time to Indulge in. All the staff is lovely and welcoming . The GM Frederick, resort manager Shaaz and our butler Yassir all went out of their way to make this a truly memorable stay. Really hope to visit again & can’t wait to see what they do next!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Frederic Brohez, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Sophie Choudry, Sunny greetings from Soneva Jani Resort! Thank you for taking the time to give such wonderful feedback. We are delighted that you fully embraced our ’No News, No Shoes’ philosophy. Taking the time to reconnect with nature is essential to your wellbeing and there is no better way to do that than with your feet in the sand! Our Covid procedures create a safe environment for both our Guests and Hosts to respectively enjoy a mask-free holiday and life. It gives us great joy knowing that our brand new Chapter 2 overwater villas enchanted you in every way. Natural light and spaciousness are key elements in the new villa designs. The Island Spa is another new addition to our resort – a peaceful and relaxing area nestled in a green sea of mangroves. Thank you for highlighting some of our unique dining concepts. We strive to offer various cuisines to satisfy all our Guests. It is very kind of you to recognize Shaaz and Yasir. Yasir always wows our Guests. I will be sure to share this with him. Our Hosts and I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Frederic
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Jihdgdjcb wrote a review Oct 10
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You can experience what you have imagined. All the hosts were professional and kind so you may not have any inconvenience during the stay. Although some of the food and activities were expensive, it is worthwhile to pay.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Frederic Brohez, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jihdgdjcb, Sunny greetings from Soneva Jani Resort! Thank you for these wonderful comments! Our Hosts were delighted to welcome you to our paradise island. We strive to create unforgettable experiences for all our Guests and are happy to hear that it was the case throughout your entire stay. Looking forward to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, Frederic
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Feztravels wrote a review Oct 6
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
As soon as you arrive onto the dock of Soneva Jani you are instantly met with a wow factor. The stunning pathways over the water lead you to the gathering which is the biggest over water structure in the Maldives. It’s views of the surroundings lagoons are breath taking and the attention to details of the internal decor is magical. Sunken dining tables over a glass panels so you can feel close to the water, lights shaped as jelly fish hang from a large ceiling to create an amazing environment for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We stayed in an over water bungalow in the recently completed chapter 2 side of the island. The room has the biggest wow I have ever had, a large sweeping balcony and a terrace with a pool on the edge which the incredible ocean was just 2 steps away. Day beds ran along side the terrace, with sun loungers on both sides to maximise your time in the sun. A sunken table on the edge of the water was just an incredible place to relax and have a drink and take in the marine life around. The kitchen was full of everything you need, including healthy homemade snacks, homemade island kombucha and a great selection of wines. The bedroom was perfect, the room was personalised for your needs. The pillow and smells you requested when booking. The music was playing with all your favourite requests. Every detail was managed. The bathroom had an internal shower, a shower on the bathroom balcony and a bathtub just 2 steps away from the sea which made you feel like you were on a deserted island. Music could be played throughout the room including the second floor terrace which had incredible views of both the eastern and western sides of the island and another great spot to relax and enjoy a meal. The staff - exceeded all expectations, they were kind, informative and attentive. They went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. The story telling also made you feel part of the community and the family that live on island. They were always on hand to offer you their best recommendations, if it was water sports activities, sunset cruises or offering their favourite coffee or fruit. The garden which is full of produce, such as herbs, vegetables and fruit, serves the restaurants with fresh organic food taking a tour with the lovely gardeners is a highlight as they proudly let you taste all the different varieties of plants and fruits. The Soneva brand is sustainability and this rings through the entire island. Their eco tours are fascinating and a great insight of what can be achieved with upcycling and recycling and using leftover materials for new materials. They are a leader in this field and the world could take a lot of learnings of how they have developed and innovated this element of the business. The family feel is real, the environment is incredible, the food and beverages and health and wellness leave you feeling recharged and energised which is what we feel holidays are about!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Frederic Brohez, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Feztravels, Sunny greetings from Soneva Jani Resort! Thank you for the wonderful review of our beautiful resort. It is a pleasure to know that we were able to curate a holiday with rare and authentic experiences for you to enjoy. There is nothing like enjoying a peaceful breakfast seated at one of the glass tables in the Gathering, gazing out to our clear blue lagoon. Our unique brand-new overwater villas, mirror the natural beauty of the surroundings with natural light and spaciousness being key components. We strive to create sustainable, luxurious and elegantly designed villas that create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Thank you for highlighting the quality of our service. Our Hosts are committed to go above and beyond to create unforgettable memories for all our Guests. We are delighted that you were able to gain an in-depth understanding of Waste to Wealth management and permaculture. Soneva has always placed sustainability at the core of our philosophy. Our Hosts and I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Frederic
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MaldivesNoonu AtollMedhufaru
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Frequently Asked Questions about Soneva Jani
What are some of the property amenities at Soneva Jani?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Soneva Jani?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Soneva Jani?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Soneva Jani?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Soneva Jani?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Soneva Jani have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Soneva Jani offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Soneva Jani located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Medhufaru.
Are pets allowed at Soneva Jani?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Soneva Jani offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Soneva Jani?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Arabic.
Does Soneva Jani have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.