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Soneva Jani

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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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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 Medhufaru 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 Male International Airport, a 60 minute speedboat ride from Soneva Fushi, or by a leisurely half-day cruise from Soneva Fushi onboard Soneva in Aqua. The resort’s soft opening is planned for October 01, 2016, while the official opening date is fixed at November 05, 2016. Bookings are now available from October 01, 2016 onwards.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot tub
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Tennis court
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Couples massage
Butler service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Family rooms
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Manuca wrote a review Jan 5
Greater London, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
We were dreaming to have an amazing holiday in Maldives and we chose this hotel because of the beautiful photos on instagram and nice reviews but it was a total disappointment. We are on our 10th trip to Maldives and we stayed on many different islands but the experience at Soneva Jani wasn’t a nice one- we could not sleep the whole time because there is no phonic insulation in the villa and at night is very noisy and because of the waves the furniture- the living room table is vibrating and making different noises at night, the pool from the vila is very cold and the pool is not well maintained. There is no main beach where people can meet and have drinks because this main beach has dirty water and very shallow. There is no service on the beach. Our daughter wanted to do some water sport- wakeboarding but she could not do it because the boat was not available- she could do it only with a jet ski. The options of restaurants and menus were very poor and the cooking was not satisfactory. The only positive thing I must say was the staff. People were very nice and kind but unfortunately they could not save our holiday. I will definitely not recommend this hotel for a family holiday.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from Frederic Brohez, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Manuca, Greetings from Soneva Jani – One Island, One Resort! Thank you for sharing your impressions regarding your recent stay with us. You appear to be a very regular visitor to the Maldives and your selection of our resort through the many testimonials of previous guests certainly illustrate the thorough research most of our Guests undertake prior taking the decision to stay with us. As our villas are all overwater, the forces of nature can certainly be experienced and unfortunately during your stay with us we had some exceptionally severe weather which even generated a weather warning from the local authorities. Thankfully, this type of weather remains exceptional and I completely understand this had a negative impact on your holiday. All our overwater villas have their own private pool which our guests can enjoy in full privacy, with the heavy rains during your stay, I am afraid this affected the temperature of the pool water which usually basks in the sun and provides a lovely alternative to the seawater which you can slide into from your own personal water slide on your overwater villa. I apologise for the lack of service you experienced on our beaches, we certainly provide service both on North Beach and South Beach, it appears that you did not experience this. I am also concerned with your feedback on the quality of our Culinary Team and you can rest assured that I have relayed your feedback to our Director of Food and Beverage and our Executive Chef to ensure we can build on your feedback as we strive to deliver the best culinary experience throughout our 7 dining venues as well as our many private dinner experiences nestled in the most private locations around our island and beyond in our lagoon consisting of 5 different island. Our Watersports team use a variety of motorised equipment to deliver wakeboarding, fly board, watersky and many other of our watersports activities. I thank you whole heartedly for your kind feedback regarding our Hosts, we all endeavour to create lifetime memories for our guests and while I understand that we fell short in some areas, I am glad that you highlight our Hosts during your stay. Our Hosts and I would very much like the opportunity to welcome you and your lovely family back on a future visit. Perhaps in one of our island villas which can offer further shelter in case of adverse weather conditions. Best wishes, Frederic
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Beatrice von Knorring wrote a review Dec 2020
Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador5 contributions1 helpful vote
We visited Soneva Jani in December and it was our first trip since the lockdown. We felt extremely safe during our whole stay and they took very well care of the safety of the guests. The experience was well thought from arrival to the departure in every detail, the culinary experience was one of the tastiest foods I've tried and on top of it, they arranged for my fiance (who proposed me here) the most memorable proposal (that was ofc a surprise to me!). It was a place that felt where dreams come true and a place you want to always return back to. We will come back again!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Frederic Brohez, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear bellanomade, Sunny greetings from Soneva Jani, One Island – One Resort! Thank you for your kind review. Our hosts and I were very pleased to have you stay with us in December for this very special moment. Congratulations! Thank you for your feedback on the quality of our restaurants and overall service. Our hosts strive to deliver the most personalised service possible. I am delighted that our testing procedure, upon arrival has made your entire stay more pleasant and carefree We all look forward to welcoming you back for your magical honeymoon. Best wishes, Frederic
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Melly wrote a review Dec 2020
Spain3 contributions1 helpful vote
The lagoon at Soneva Jani is literally incredible and the epitome of why you come to the Maldives for the crystal clear waters! Not only are the villas amazing (and yes, get one with a slide), but the hosts (staff) truly love their team and it reflects on all aspects of the property through dining, spa, tours, excursions, activities, etc... We recommend staying here and at the original Soneva Fushi for a true experience. They’re both magical properties and I can’t wait to visit again! We stayed in a sunset villa, which was villa number 1 and had 2 bedrooms. They’re expanding with even more water villas and beach villas and I truly can’t wait to see where their creativity takes them next! Thanks to the whole team for an amazing stay! xoxo
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from Frederic Brohez, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded Dec 15, 2020
Dear melp_4, Sunny greetings from Soneva Jani, One Island – One Resort!! We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us as well as the exceptional beauty of our turquoise lagoon and over-water villas. Thank you for highlighting our Team’s passion and hard work. All our hosts endeavor to make each and every one of our guests stay special. We all look forward to welcoming you back to our paradise island very soon. Best wishes, Frederic
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meenakshi wrote a review Dec 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates112 contributions36 helpful votes
It feels like you are in a Hollywood movie set. It’s too good to be true. Super fresh organic food, excellent service, clean rooms and barefoot butler service is exceptional. Lina, Dr. Anu (Ayurved) Chiko and Ashab was exceptionally good. It’s good if you know how to ride a bicycle, or else you have buggy at your disposal all time. You can hear waves all night long and if wind is heavy then it’s like you are in a cruise ship. Resort has so many water and environmental activities to do. Romantic beach dinner, many other dinning options(no problem at all for vegetarians),star gazing, open air movie theater, open air Ayurvedic spa, tennis court and lot more to do. I was so happy with my water villa(open roof and personal slide) that I had to forced myself to go out and do other stuff. It’s whole new world. Will go back again for sure.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Frederic Brohez, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded Dec 15, 2020
Dear meenakshi b, Sunny greetings from Soneva Jani, One Island – One Resort! Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback. We are delighted to learn that you had an amazing experience with us. We aim to provide unique and memorable experiences to all our guests and it is always gratifying to receive such wonderful comments. Also, thank you for recognizing Lina, Dr. Anoo (Ayurveda) Chiko and Ashab for their exceptional service. We have forwarded your kind words to them. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future – your villa is waiting for you! Best wishes, Frederic
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Parineeta S wrote a review Dec 2020
New Delhi, India3 contributions
When you reach Soneva Jani the sheer beauty of the place will totally overwhelm you. It's modern luxury with sustainability at it's very core. We had a 2 bedroom water vila with slide. The master bedroom has a roof that you can electronically remove and watch the twinkling stars at night. What an experience that is. The water slide in the vila itself is such a fun element. You could actually spend a lot of time in your vila itself but there is lot more to do. The experience that totally blew my mind is the overwater cinema. Imagine watching a movie with the sea in the background and a glass of wine in your hand. Mindblowing. Cant not talk about the cuisine the restaurants are one better than the other. Overall if there was more than an excellent review I would give that.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Frederic Brohez, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded Dec 15, 2020
Dear Parineeta Sethi, Sunny greetings from Soneva Jani, One Island – One Resort! Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. We are very pleased that you had a pleasant stay in one of our unique over-water villas. The retractable roof is indeed an amazing feature that brings stars into your island home. Thank you for your feedback about the quality of our restaurants and our very special SLOWLIFE experience, Cinema Paradiso where we provide Bluetooth headsets to ensure we do not disturb our wildlife environment. Our Hosts and I look forward to welcoming you back to our island very soon. Best wishes, Frederic
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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.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Soneva Jani?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center 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.
Does Soneva Jani have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Soneva Jani accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.