Soneva Jani Experiences

From stargazing at our overwater Observatory to sunset dolphin cruises and our overwater Cinema Paradiso, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Soneva Jani.

Browse our Experience Brochure to discover more experiences at Soneva Jani

The best place I have ever been! I loved the beautiful lagoon and villa, as well as the cinema, private pool, and beautiful view. But the best part is the attentiveness of all of the staff. Adrian, our host, was always smiling and helped us with anything we needed.

Jennifer L, TripAdvisor

What an amazing place! Stunning villas nestled in a turquoise lagoon of warm water where you amble to the beach or to dinner along boardwalks with rays, cuttle fish, and turtles beneath you. During our stay, it was my wife’s birthday and Andrew, the resort manager, pulled out all the stops for us. Soneva, we will certainly be back!

Miles C, TripAdvisor

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. Water sports kept us fit and the entire peaceful nature of the place recharged us. To describe this place in one word, I would say..perfection!

antoniat999, TripAdvisor

or 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 barefoot policy makes you feel so at one with nature. There are plenty of activities for all ages and tastes - snorkelling, kitesurfing, paddle boarding, sailing, massages - you want it? They got it! We will be back for sure!

Nathalie S, TripAdvisor

Cinema Paradiso

Watch classic and contemporary favourites beneath the stars or take your Cinema Paradiso experience to new heights and book a private viewing, while our chefs craft you a menu of comfort food and nibbles. Refreshing cocktails, complimentary popcorn and ice creams can also be arranged.

Soneva Spa

Learn new skills and rethink your lifestyle with a focus on wellness. Our in-house therapist can help you heal and move. The Spa is complemented by our fully-equipped gym and yoga pavilion, outdoor spa champas, sauna and steam rooms.
View the Soneva Spa Menu
For more information and bookings, please contact reservations@soneva.com

Tucked away on the scenic island of Medhufaru lies Soneva Jani, an eco-conscious resort sitting within a stupidly picturesque turquoise lagoon. Peeling yourself away from your private villa and plunge pool may seem impossible, but Soneva Spa is a chance to truly tune out - the new definition of luxury.

Elle, Australia

North Beach Private Sunrise Breakfast

Let us take you to the North tip of the jetty, where a wonderful continental breakfast, prepared on the sea shore, awaits. As you delight in a delicious morning meal, bask in the almost spiritual light of the rising sun as the waves lap gently on the seashore.
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Astronomy Cruise

Go on an unforgettable adventure as you head out into the Indian Ocean for an experience under the stars. Enjoy dinner and wines as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, before learning the secrets of the sky from our resident Astronomer.
Duration: 3-4 hours


Visit the first overwater Observatory in the Maldives, where you can see constellations in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Let or resident Astronomers guide you through the magic of space and share their knowledge of how ancient cultures used the night sky to navigate, harvest, hunt and teach.

At Soneva Jani...star buffs have the opportunity to see constellations in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The resort has taken advantage of its unique geographical position, far from light pollution. Overwater bungalows have been designed with retractable roofs. Lie together in the master bedroom, entrance by the night sky. Don't worry: at the first sign of rain, they roof automatically slides shut. Enjoy, too, the resort's James Bond-inspired observatory, where a 16 inch Meade telescope and 3D technology elucidate the secrets of the sky.

Architectural Digest, The 20 Best Destinations for Stargazing Around the World, July 2018

Sonu's Picnic

Try Sonu’s favourite – lunch on a desert island prepared by your own personal chef. Take a dip in the crystal clear blue lagoon with our in-house snorkelling guide while your chef prepares gourmet temptations in this intimate setting.
Duration: As per your wishes

Private Beach Dinner

An exclusive invite to a private beach dinner on the South Beach of our lagoon, only a short boat ride away from the Gathering. Take your place at a table on the water's edge and enjoy a bespoke menu, created to suit your culinary palate.
Duration: As per your wishes

Dolphin Safari

Get ready to watch dozens of playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun. While you cruise deeper into the waters, you will be served a selection of canapés and flute of Champagne.
Duration: 1 hour

Noonu Atoll Guided Snorkelling

Take an aquatic adventure through the Noonu Atoll and discover the diversity of Maldivian marine life, guided by our resident Marine Biologist. Our atoll-native sea turtles and rays may make a special appearance as you glide through the sea.
Duration: 2 hours


The Soleni Dive Centre’s multi-lingual PADI instructors and small group sizes ensure you world-class diving experiences. Choose from a number of diving courses and equipment is available to rent.
Explore Soneva in Aqua's Diving and Experiences brochure for diving yacht charters
For information and prices: Visit the Soleni Dive Centre website

Eco-Friendly Surfing

Discover less chartered and secret surf breaks in the Baa and Noonu Atolls with our surf instructors/guides, all within a 5-35 minute speedboat ride. Surf season is weather dependent, with the peak from May to September. All our equipment is eco-friendly and made from recycled material, making us the first fully sustainable surfing programme in the world - and so we encourage you to leave your equipment at home.
Explore our Eco-Friendly Surfing experience

Complimentary Water Sports

We offer a range of complimentary non-motorised water sports, including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing, kite-surfing and catamaran sailing. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis.
Duration: As per your wishes

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