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#1 of 1 resort in Medhufaru
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Cleanliness
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4.8
Value
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At the heart of a 5.6-kilometre lagoon, Soneva Jani is one of the world’s most exclusive and lowest-density resorts. Located on the island of Medhufaru in the Maldives’ Noonu Atoll, the resort has eight island and 51 over-water villas, split between the North Jetty and South Jetty – each offering inimitable luxury, signature Barefoot Guardian service and uninterrupted ocean views. Discover transformative wellness experiences at Soneva Soul, 13 fine dining destinations and all-inclusive luxury with Soneva Unlimited, alongside aquatic fun and movies under the stars. Celebrate the festive season in style thanks to the Soneva Stars calendar featuring exclusive events with Mikaël Silvestre, Timothy Bilton, Paul Svensson and many more.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Saltwater pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Walking tours
Waterslide
Board games / puzzles
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Steam room
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Minibar
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Harbor View
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Special Rate:Stay 4, Pay 3 or Stay 7, pay 5 with complimentary breakfast

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Ifuru Domestic Airport
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Soneva Jani, often lauded for its pristine cleanliness and commitment to sustainability, offers travelers an enchanting stay with a romantic and luxurious atmosphere. The resort's amenities, including private pools and slides, are a highlight among the extensive offerings that also feature diverse dining and leisure activities. Guests are captivated by the spacious and beautifully designed rooms that provide comfortable luxury. While the attentive service receives high marks, opinions on value are mixed due to costs and occasional service delays.
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L J Cor wrote a review Sep 2022
Parkland, Florida59 contributions6 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am not one to write a lot of reviews BUT I will make a very special exception this time around. I will keep it brief....THIS PLACE IS OUT OF THIS WORLD! that said I will provide a bit more details but will keep it succinct.
traveled to Soneva w/ my wife on August 19th and stayed for 8 nights at Soneva Jani Chapter 2. We stayed at Water Reserve villa w/ water slide ( Villa #97). Our barefoot butler was Ashab and our Villa Attendant was Butcha. what an incredible team. they looked out after us in every sense of the word. anything and everything we needed / wanted they were there. So big KUDOS to them for such an incredible experience. Here our rankings ( from 1-10 ):
locale - 10
service and accommodations - 10
culinary experience - 10
spa treatment area - 10
quality and bang for the buck - 10 ( now this place is NOT cheap BUT its worth the price if you are to book the newer Chapter 2 accommodations )
restaurants and choices - 10
weather - 7 ( august is a bit wet.. but we had 5 solid days of sun and others were mainly rainy )
sustainability focus - 10 ( the place is very focus on recycling and keeping healthy environment )
I could go on but in the end this is the BEST place we have ever stayed at and we are looking to come back in 2023... will look to stay at their first resort in Maldives which is the original Soneva Fushi.

THIS IS A MUST and we FULLY recommended! Thank you to ALL of the Soneva Staff which made our stayed an incredible and unforgettable one.... cheers!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Eddie Teh, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded Oct 3, 2022
Dear L J Cor , Greetings from Soneva Jani Resort! We are thrilled to read that you felt Soneva Jani as a place out of this world which has led you to review us exceptionally! At Soneva, our Hosts embody our SLOWLIFE values. We are so proud of their warmth, dedication and intuition, through which we are able to deliver the highest levels of service and hospitality, offer exceptional and enriching guest experiences. Thank you for highlighting the excellent service offered by your barefoot guardian Ashab and your villa attendant Butcha. I will personally share with them your kind words. It is amazing to receive the highest ranking in terms of all the experiences, nevertheless the rainfall during your stay with us. We look forward to welcome you back to our sister property Soneva Fushi in 2023 for another unique and unforgettable experience. Warm Regards Eddie Teh General Manager
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Feztravels wrote a review Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Frederic Brohez, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded Oct 13, 2021
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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Aryanne DiVito wrote a review Feb 2021
Los Angeles, California136 contributions64 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I don't have enough words to describe the beauty of this place! Let's start with the absolutely gorgeous blue lagoon, it's one of the biggest in the Maldives. We started our stay touring the resort which is HUGE. We visited the organic gardens where the fresh produce comes from, the Eco Centro (they separate and recycle the waste - this place was so clean and organized, we were really impressed). We saw the gorgeous Cinema Paradiso, (the only silent cinema in the Maldives), tennis court and spa!

Our overwater villa was just dreamy; it has a rustic luxurious feel to it, beautifully designed, built with sustainable materials! Everything was impeccably clean. I loved the semi-outdoor bathroom where we enjoyed a nice, relaxing bath. We also had a blast going up and down the water slide and snorkeling in front of our villa.

Breakfast at Down to Earth inside the gathering is just delightful, they have several live stations to choose from and you can also order from the menu. We experienced lunch at the Crab Shack which I highly recommend, the chef came out to greet us and the food was spectacular. You can also enjoy the beautiful views of the lagoon and palm trees. So relaxing! For dinner, we tried So Starstruck (VERY SPECIAL experience, must book in advance) where you literally dine under the stars! The food was delicious and we had Maarvin, (their amazing Astronomer) walk us through what was going on in the sky. We got to see Jupiter and Saturn conjunction on the telescope and it was stunning. We also experienced dinner at Overseas by the Swedish Mathias Dahlgren, a plant-based set menu with delicious pescatarian dishes. Anywhere you go, food will be high quality, fresh and mouthwatering.

The staff was very kind and super helpful at all times. They sure go above and beyond to meet your expectations and make sure you have an unforgettable stay. Our Mr. Friday was Shimmi, he was simply amazing and took care of anything we could possibly need. I can't recommend Soneva Jani enough, our stay was exceptional and we can't wait to go back to try the brand new Chapter 2 and the Soneva Unlimited concept!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from Frederic Brohez, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded Feb 12, 2021
Dear Aryanne Pdilha, Sunny greetings from Soneva Jani! We sincerely appreciate that you have taken the time to share a great TripAdvisor review. Thank you so much for your fantastic comments! It really touches us that you enjoyed roaming freely around our beautiful island on your bicycle. The lagoon and surrounding nature are truly one of a kind and all our guests make wonderful memories they take back home. Thank you for highlighting our organic gardens which our Island Guardians take great care of, in order to sustainably grow the produce used in all our outlets. The Eco-centro and Cinema Paradiso are some of our signature experiences. We are very happy that they were beyond your expectations. I am equally delighted that all of the outlets you have had the pleasure of dining in, offered a mind-blowing experience for the taste as well as for the entertainment. I will personally pass on your special mentions to our In-house Astronomer Maavin, our Crab Shack Chef Pryantha, our Overseas Chef Joakim, and share your positive feedback with all our Hosts who strive daily, to offer the very best service. Shimmi and all of us definitely look forward to welcoming you back soon, in one of our splendid Chapter 2 villas. Best wishes, Frederic
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Sophie Choudry wrote a review Oct 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Response from Frederic Brohez, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded Oct 25, 2021
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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NarrabeenRooster wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia45 contributions83 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Soneva Jani is the definition of paradise & one of the most impressive places I have ever stayed. The lagoon is so special,the beach is perfect & having a waterslide in your room is a dream. Loved the diving & snorkeling trip.

I was exceptionally impressed with the welcoming/friendly service, breakfast (food & setting) was divine as was the ice cream room. Cinema Paradiso fantastic!

The bikes are new,the WIFI works well,the gym is solid & staff in kids club were great.

The rooms are brilliant outside - waterslide,large deck,heaps of great seating,outdoor bathroom. The problems are when you go inside.

Bi-fold doors are hard to open/close,they bang in the wind,allow rain to come in & also allow heat to come in. I like sleeping with the AC off but it's hard to do that (and be environmentally friendly) when the room is so poorly insulated.

There is no AC in the lounge room so it's incredibly hot & meant our family of 4 had to sleep in a cramped space rather than across two rooms. A massive villa that can host 25 people outside but struggle to sleep a family inside!

Appreciate Soneva Jani is exclusive & expensive but at times it came across as a total rip off. A kids milkshake cost $19USD!! Was more expensive than a beer. Also the $12USD water charge is a joke. Yes they put $3 towards charity but why not build into the room price? A 10min kids banana boat ride - $280 USD! We are happy to pay a huge nightly rate for this paradise but no one wants to be ripped off for simple things.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Antonypaton, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded Jan 31, 2020
Dear NarrabeenRooster Thank you so much for your very nice and informative review. It is good to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. I take full note of your comments regarding our pricing. We are very careful to ensure our pricing is in line with much of the industry in the Maldives and whereas we may be more expensive than others around the world, the logistics for supplying our islands are complex and expensive and this reflects in this pricing. We look forward to perhaps welcoming you in the future. If there is anything you need, please do contact me directly. Kind regards, Antony.
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Melly wrote a review Dec 2020
Spain4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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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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Andrew Davidson wrote a review Apr 2021
newcastle153 contributions38 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a short sea plane from Soneva Fushi to Soneva Jani we where met by the Jani team on the jetty they were all so welcoming and made us feel at home straight away

Frederic the general manager and Asal our barefoot butler for our stay were both very helpful and give us all the key info we needed on arrival

We were taken to our room once we arrived we where speechless it really was paradise the rooms are Fabulous we had are own water slide into the ocean which was a dream

This attention to detail here was magnificent throughout our stay

We ate at the crab shack twice and also at the cinema paradiso the food and level of service was superb

The staff played with our children while we had food which was really nice . We also used the babysitting services which are highly recommended the team were fantastic

We will definitely be returning next year and for many years to come

Soneva caters for everyone and makes sure your stay is the best

Taking our children away we thought was going to be stressful but this was not the case at all because of the amazing teams of staff

We took a tour to The new chapter 2 villas also during our stay this is at the south of the island they are amazing so be sure to check them out

We stayed in a one bedroom water villa with a slide on chapter 1 it was simply paradise

The best place on earth . I’ve been to the Maldives about 5 times now and nothing compares or even comes close to Soneva
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Frederic Brohez, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded Apr 27, 2021
Dear Andrew, Sunny greetings from Soneva Jani Resort! Thank you very much for your amazing comments. Our Team was delighted to make your stay the best you have ever had. Our overwater villas with lagoon slide are indeed unique in terms of structure, design and space. They definitely offer a magical environment to spend time with your family. Thank you for highlighting some of our Dining Destinations. Chef Priyantha from the Crab Shack and Chef Nikki from our overwater Cinema restaurant - Directors Cut - will be pleased to hear your kind words. It was a pleasure to take care of your lovely children. They had a very fun time in the DEN with Shais and Opo – our Children DEN attendants. My Team and I are looking forward to welcoming you next year and all the years to come! Best wishes, Frederic
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Jamie T wrote a review Jan 2020
Winnetka, Illinois15 contributions11 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Soneva Jani is a special place and photos do not do it justice. The owners (Sonu and Eva) are dreamers and it shows. I would sum up their concept as a luxury, eco version of fantasy island (without the creepy parts). The idea is for guests to have personalized experiences in the most beautiful settings. Some of the highlights were snorkel trips with Marvin and Ellie, lunch at Crab Shack, dinner at Cinema Paradiso and So Starstruck dinner with Marvin. Service is the number one priority and all staff treat you like family (our Ms. Friday, Rahu, was fabulous). There are very few villas on the island (currently) so even at full capacity you feel like you are the only ones there! We were there for their New Years extravaganza, which was the most amazing new year’s party I have ever been to. All the sommeliers were fantastic and chefs and their serving staff went above and beyond. The company treats its staff extremely well and invests significantly in sustainability, which means prices across the board are “So” extreme. We felt it was a good trade off and we will definitely return one day. I highly recommend their other property, Soneva Fushi, as well. We stayed at both during our trip. Fushi had excellent house reef and amazing food. Loved using the bicycles at both properties.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Marco D, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded Jan 5, 2020
Dear Jamiet249, Thank you for the superb way of capturing the essence of what we strive to deliver. I am proud to learn that Ellie, Maavin and Rahu took such good care of you. You are right ... we aim to make a dream become a reality and that is not easy to capture in images or words. Personalisation, sustainabilty, amplifying the natural beauty and meanwhile curating memories is only possible with a great human dynamic. Delivering intuitive quality and creative differentiation with a sustainable approach is important to us. We are fortunate enough to have a team that cares and delivers, whilst having amazing guests such as yourself. Soneva is a unique company and to celebrate the "most amazing new year's party" of a lifetime with you is a spectacular compliment coming from you! Obviously we look forward to seeing you return and if I am correct you have not been to Soneva Kiri (Thailand) yet, if you do decide to go or return to us please let us know how we can help make it a great stay again. Rahu, Ellie and Maavin and actually all of us at Soneva Jani wish you a fabulous new year and new decade!
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Michelle C wrote a review Nov 2021
10 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The entire process of getting to Soneva Jani was a breeze from the moment we arrived Male international airport. The hotel staff at the airport were very helpful and the seaplane lounge even offers cooked meal for guests who's got a longer wait time for the seaplane transfer.

Soneva is the only resort in the Maldives that requires guest to take a PCR test upon arrival. They have an in house PCR testing lab, so guests just have to wait a couple hours until their results come out before leaving their villa. I personally think that this is a great way to ensure and protect all other guests who are staying on the island. The villas at Soneva are MASSIVE, filled with details, and Super photogenic. I could spend days inside without leaving the room!

I was staying at Chapter 2 this trip, the newly opened water villas here at Soneva Jani. I must say, this is definitely the largest one bedroom overwater villa I've ever seen in the Maldives. The layout and interior design of the rooms are all really well thought out, from the entrance to light switch, the stair handles, door knobs to book shelfs and closet space, etc... You can tell a lot of creativity have been put into curating this living space. Plus, there are so many lounging spots for relaxation - on the outdoor deck, roof top terrance, even in the bathroom! Overall, I must say it has been a fantastic experience and I definitely would love to return one day.

Another thing I wanted to highlight is the cinema restaurant - Director's cut, the entrance to this restaurant is beautiful! Perfect for families with kids too, they will definitely enjoy watching movies while having dinner, and adults can have a great time too!

Last but not least, the Island Spa is a MUST try when you visit.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Frederic Brohez, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded Nov 6, 2021
Dear Michelle C, Sunny Greetings from Soneva Jani Resort! Thank you for your amazing review! It is wonderful to hear that our airport Hosts created an unforgettable arrival experience. Our Covid-19 procedures enable us to keep both our Guests and Hosts safe. This means everyone can walk around the resort mask-free! With a unique architecture and interior design, inspired by the nature surrounding us, our spacious overwater villas are built to give a fun and relaxing experience for all our Guests. Thank you for highlighting our overwater Japanese restaurant - Director’s Cut, where you can enjoy delicious Japanese dishes while watching a movie on the Cinema Paradiso huge overwater screen (with Bluetooth headphones!). The newly built Island Spa, specially designed to create a harmonious and serene atmosphere will help you reconnect with nature. Our Hosts and I look forward to welcoming you in the future. Best wishes, Frederic
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Gill wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful amazing place to visit..
I have travelled extensively and spent time in some of the best hotels in the world but nothing compared to this..
The attention to detail in the villas is incredible and they are a great size..
There were 4 of us. Myself and 3 of my children who were 14,16 and 18.
We spent most of our time in our villa, we were given snorkelling gear and just climbed in to the ocean from the villa steps and went a lot of time snorkelling in the reefs near by.. The pool was a good size and we spent time on the slide which was fun..
There were 3 out door showers and a outdoor bath which were fabulous.. The roof above the bed opened so you could sleep under the stars.. The kitchen area was well stocked for that late night snacks if needed.. Room service was quick and efficient..
you were given bikes to get around which were easy to use and handy for when we went to the meeting place for dinner.. the buffets were exceptional, every thing cooked fresh
The spa was fabulous and could always get an appointment and there were visiting therapists who gave alternative treatments to help the mind as well as the body..
The food isn’t cheep but if you are in a restaurant with 10 people with beautiful views and Michelin star chefs then it’s not to be expected..
The dive centre was exceptional with lovely friendly staff..
The out door cinema was really good showing old classics.
We didn’t really use the water sports which we usually do but it was all there if you wanted to..
Unfortunately the lady who was looking after the villa who was called a Mrs Friday was poorly and she tried but I would of preferred if she would of been covered earlier.. The Fridays are important to the villas as they make you aware of the different restaurants and activities..
I often sat out in the terrace area looking at the beautiful turquoise sea with the sun beating down a drink in hand and really believed I was truly very lucky to be there.. Even though the place was full you actually felt that there was no body else there..
This is a magical place that young and old can enjoy I will definitely be going back with the rest of my family..
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Antony Paton, General Manager at Soneva Jani
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Dear Gillriley12345 Thank you so much for your great review. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back with the rest of the Family. We are sorry that we had to change your Ms. Friday half way through your stay. You are right in saying that they are so important in the overall experience of staying at Soneva Jani. I am happy to say that she is now fully recovered and back to work with her usual vitality and eagerness to please. With best wishes, Antony.
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Answer from vic z
Brisbane, Australia252 contributions12 helpful votes
If you log in to the website, click on the destination as Jani, and then go to experience follow by clicking the view all experience, it will pop up a window with the list of the activities they have it in jani including the price, alternatively you can download the “Soneva Jani” app they have all the information from experience, dinning options as well as the beverage price, even the room features. basically everything u need to know before check in. Strongly recommend it to take a look :)
pitch asked a question Apr 2023
MC406 contributions22 helpful votes
How comfortable are the sofa beds?
Answer from Josje V
Dear pitch MC, Thank you for your questions. We have several sofa's in our villas and we are also able to place extra beds. All of them are of high quality and very comfortable. Do let us know if we can be of any further assistance. Warm regards, Josje Van Engelen Resort Manager
Prina1 asked a question Apr 2023
8 contributions14 helpful votes
Is there construction work going on at the resort?
Answer from Aharon B
New York2 contributions
Yes a bit (on the main island this is back in January), but it does not disturb the experience at all.
Answer from Josje V
Dear Beachlove, The depth of the ocean around the villas is depending on the tides. During medium to high tide it is deep enough to dive in and splash around in the turquoise waters. Warm regards, Josje van Engelen Resort Manager
Global_Traveller wrote a tip Mar 2024
Lexington, Kentucky263 contributions87 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Couple should not come here. If you like humidity, bugs and want to live off the land. This place is for you."
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tlc1986 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Sydney, Australia106 contributions77 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book chapter 2"
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traveltheworldtom wrote a tip Jan 2024
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico14 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"try to stay on the newer side of the resort away from the main dining facility. "
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Sekhar Sompalli wrote a tip Jan 2024
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Winter months amazing weather "
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Bridget wrote a tip Dec 2023
Chicago, Illinois11 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use that slide!!! Highly recommend the Seaplane, skipping snorkeling, and eating at Overseas if you like seafood."
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PRICE RANGE
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59
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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, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Soneva Jani have airport transportation?
Yes, Soneva Jani offers airport transportation 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 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, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, and Japanese.
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 and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.