THE NEAREST AIRPORT: Male International Airport.
THE AESTHETIC: Over-water luxury and otherworldly, tropical charm.
THE ROOMS: 24 over water villas; and 32 island villas.
THE TRAVELLER: Luxury, high-end travellers of all ages. Suits families, couples and multi-generational groups.
THE DINING: Impressive range of dining options including secluded beach picnics, experimental tasting room, gathering bar, and dedicated chocolate and ice cream rooms.
THE INDULGENCE: Soneva Spa.
THE ALLURE: Meaning ‘dearest one’ in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani is a tropical jewel comprising pure white beaches, picture-perfect palm trees and dense tropical vegetation. The resort is built on the island of Medhufaru and its surrounding, four smaller islands in the middle of a turquoise lagoon paradise.
Arrive by private seaplane from the international airport in Male – a 35-minute trip over the string-of-pearl islands that make up the Maldives, where gleaming ivory sands contrast with the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean.
Fill your days with yoga; bicycling along the island trails to the Eco Centre; discovering the lagoon’s marine life on a dolphin cruise; or enjoying a Robinson Crusoe picnic.
A sample of some of the resort’s most popular room categories. For a full list, click through to the Soneva Jani website.
One Bedroom Water Retreat
Best Priced Villa
From USD$2,319 Per Night
One Bedroom Water Retreat With Slide
WRD Recommended Room
From USD$2,519 Per Night
4 Bedroom Island Reserve
Luxe Villa Choice
From USD$18,786 Per Night
The Soneva brand is an absolute visionary when it comes to plastic awareness. Soneva Jani hasn’t been using plastic straws for more than 20 years and in 2008, they banned imported water, saving approximately 1.5 million plastic bottles since then.
Soneva has a target of zero waste and already recycles 90% of its solid waste, with glass, food waste, jungle trimmings and polystyrene all processed onsite. Now the focus is on tackling the last 10%, which includes small amounts of plastic, paper, cloth and tetra pak packaging.
For more information about the plethora of amazing sustainability initiatives at the resort, visit the Soneva Jani website.