Soneva Jani Dining

Discover all of our dining destinations and experiences available at Soneva Jani and on the untouched islands surrounding us. Our Hosts are happy to customise each experience for a special occasion, celebration, or simply just because.

In Partnership with MICHELIN Guide

Throughout the festival, some of the world's most celebrated and decorated chefs, all of whom have come from Michelin-starred restaurant, will be hosting highly exclusive dinner events at Soneva properties, each for a maximum of eight resort guests at a time. It is the first time that the MICHELIN guide has done any kind of event in the Maldives. The partnership is also designed to appeal to the international foodie scene and cement Soneva's reputation as an epicurean destination. To read more about the visiting chefs,

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Crab Shack

Seafood, International
Open for lunch and evening drinks
This restaurant and bar has an upstairs deck with tiered daybeds perfectly poised to watch the sun melt into the Indian Ocean. Try the Sri Lankan mud crab curry, or the succulently sweet Alaskan and Kamchatka crabs that rotate through the week. Mediterranean dishes and seafood platters make up the rest of the menu, while the highlight of the drinks menu is a wide selection rosé wines.

Recently voted as the world's most romantic restaurant on CNN.com. Read the article here.
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So Fresh

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
The day begins with fresh fruits and juices, and breakfast staples. The day continues with a buffet of organic salads and live cooking stations with our wood-fired pizza oven, tandoors and grills. Sunset aperitifs lead into our evening menus where the chefs takes the stage in the central open kitchen.

So Imaginative

At your request
Seating up to 20 guests, So Imaginative is a private room perfect for celebrations. Our sommeliers can create inspired wine tastings and wine dinners here, selecting the perfect pairings from the wine tower. 

So Engaging

Open for dinner
So Engaging is our chef's table, which offers a mystery menu for five very special guests. Get a front row seat to the action, and converse with our chef as he prepares exciting, delicious dishes for his guests of honour.

So Starstruck

Open for dinner
Gaze towards the heavens at the first overwater observatory in the Maldives. Sit at one of the four dining tables around our telescope and dine on an expertly crafted menu while our resident Astronomer is on-hand to help navigate the skies.

The Gathering Bar

Tapas and drinks
Open until the last guest leaves
Drinks and tapas can be enjoyed at any time at this day-into-evening overwater bar. As the sun begins to set, ease into an organic aperitif. Our main bar has one of the best selections of freshly made cocktails, spirits and liqueurs in the Maldives.

The Wine Cellar

Housed in the extraordinary wine tower within the Gathering, the Wine Cellar features a selection that includes predominantly organic or biodynamic wines. Chat with our sommeliers or organise a private wine tasting or wine dinner at the destination of your choosing.

Zuhair's Beach

Traditional Maldivian
Available for private bookings and full moon dinners
Tucked away on the North Island, this spot is perfect for swimming, snorkelling and time in the sun. Enjoy a pop-up dinner of Maldivian delicacies on our private beach, prepared using on what chef can catch or pick.

The Director's Cut

Open for dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Chef Nikki heads up this Japanese kitchen, serving modern style sashimi, black cod and other Japanese favourites with a contemporary twist. Enjoy a set meal while you take in a classic film at our overwater silent theatre, Cinema Paradiso. 

So Guilty

Open all day, everyday
Indulge your sweet tooth in our complimentary chocolate room as you choose from handmade chocolates from our in-house chocolatiers. Take your pick of macaroons, truffles, bonbons and chocolates filled with pralines. 

So Cool

Ice creams, sorbets, cheeses, cold cuts
Open all day, every day
Choose from over 60 flavours of ice creams and sorbets, mix and match the classics with Soneva Jani's very own limited edition flavours such as: local toddy with sea salt; caramelised young coconut; and organic wheat grass. Gourmet charcuterie, cheese and preserves can also be enjoyed here throughout the day and evening. 

Full Moon Dinner

Open for dinner on the night of the full moon
A unique dining experience prepared only once a month in celebration of the full moon. Satiate your appetite with dinner under a glowing moon, served on the sandbar of resort's beach. Please ask your Mr./Ms. Friday for this month's full moon dates.

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Destination Dining

A candlelit dinner under the stars. A private picnic with your loved ones. Curate your own menu with our experienced chefs for the perfect meal. Choose the spot that speaks to you, be it with your toes in the sand or in the azure waters, hidden away on a deserted island or in our lush organic gardens. The choice is yours, the possibilities are endless.

In-Villa Dining

Available every day from 07:00 - 23:00
Desserts in the lunar glow? A romantic gathering of sensual flavours on a private terrace for two? Take advantage of your tropical living spaces with breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night treats in the intimacy of your villa. Choose from our In-Villa Dining menu, or imagine a meal of your very own and ask our chefs to bring it to life.

Special Diets

Be your needs allergy related or rooted in your religion or culture, at Soneva we can cater to your dietary requirements. All we need is time to plan ahead, so don’t hesitate to let Reservations know of any special preparations that you need or foods that you don’t eat in advance.

I would rate Soneva Jani 7 stars. It's an amazing place where you can disconnect from this world and make your dreams come true. The restaurants have a wide selection of seafood cooked by the best French chef in the world. My overall experience was amazing, wonderful, and the best of the best.

ibtissemfarhat, TripAdvisor

My husband and I stayed for five days in this heavenly resort. The food was perfect. Our Ms. Friday, Nicki, was there to help us with absolutely anything. To describe this place in one word, I would say..perfection!

antoniat999, TripAdvisor

It's definitely a must visit resort with excellent hospitality service. Chef Kevin Fawkes is a magician in the kitchen, preparing us Mexican, Thai, and European cuisine, as well as comfort snacks like Hawaiian pizza. The resort also serves really good breakfasts, with all kind of healthy juices. We will definitely come back.

zephyrtan, TripAdvisor

From the moment we arrived we felt like we had found heaven. We were greeted by the most amazing friendly faces and fresh cold coconuts. The food in general - wow. We had wrapped banana leaf spiced fish that was roasted under the sand above charcoal. The Peruvian dinner was next level. For those that had allergies, everything was possible. Some of us enjoyed six course vegetarian menus without a problem, others that were allergic to fish were also able to enjoy plenty of good food. We will be back for sure!

Nathalie S, TripAdvisor

I have not seen a better, more unique, and spectacular private island resort, and I travel to these sorts of properties for work all the time! The food and beverages were well thought out, creative, and unique. The quality was some of the best I have had. Just go and be ready for the trip of a lifetime.

Jim R, TripAdvisor

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