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.
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.
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A candlelit dinner under the stars. A private picnic with your loved ones. Curate your menu with our chefs, then choose a spot that speaks to you, with your toes in the sand or in the azure waters. The possibilities are endless.
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.
Begin your day with fresh fruits, juices, and breakfast staples. The day continues with a buffet of organic salads, live cooking stations, the wood-fired pizza oven, tandoors and grills. Sunset aperitifs lead into our evening menus where chefs take the stage in the open kitchen.
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.
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.
From the mind of acclaimed Swedish chef, Mathias Dahlgren, Overseas' menu is an ode to organic produce and the sea. Dine on pescatarian, vegetarian, and plant-based single plates, sharing plates, and signature dishes for lunch and dinner.
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.
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.
With an upstairs deck to watch sunsets from, try the Sri Lankan Mud Crab curry, or the Alaskan crabs that rotate through the week. A selection of rosés are the highlight of the drinks menu. Recently voted as the ‘World's Most Romantic Restaurant’ on CNN.com.
Dine on a secret menu, prepared by one of our chefs, in a secret, ever-changing location. There is no menu, with each dish tailored to your preferences. Our chef will reveal themselves only after the meal, to talk about the concept, ingredients and what inspired them. It is advised that guests book before 16:00 on Thursday.
Dine on a health-conscious plant-based menu designed by the innovative raw food chef Diana Von Cranach, showcasing unique and simple dishes that revive historical, nearly-forgotten traditional recipes from the Indonesian Spice Islands and South East Asia. Ninety percent of the ingredients come freshly picked from Soneva Jani’s organic garden and most dishes will be raw. Expect some unusual ingredients, as well as healing herbs and botanics.
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.
Gather together for a dining experience that brings the element of fire to the fore. So Primitive’s centrepiece is a fire pit where different cooking techniques are honoured. Think roasting, grilling, searing and cooking in a kettle, clay pots (on coals), salt-crusted baking and cooking over coals. Choose from a menu that features fresh seafood, meats, and plant-based dishes.
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.
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 Barefoot Butler for this month's full moon dates.
Choose from a multitude of ice creams and sorbets, mix and match the classics with Soneva Jani's limited-edition flavours. Gourmet charcuterie, cheese and preserves can also be enjoyed here throughout the day and evening.
Midnight desserts in the lunar glow? A family lunch where the children plan the menu? A romantic gathering of sensual flavours on a private terrace for two? Take advantage of your tropical living spaces for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Be your needs allergy-related or rooted in your religion or culture, we can cater to your dietary requirements. Don’t hesitate to let us know of any special preparations (plant-based, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut allergies, low-carb, etc.) that you need in advance.
Indulge in an array of relaxing and rejuvenating therapies from around the world, including traditional Ayurvedic massage, Vitamin IV therapy and chemical-free Sodashi facial rituals. From mid 2021, our wellbeing offering will further expand with the launch of the new Soneva Wellness Centre, with a dedicated Ayurvedic Centre, additional treatment rooms, cross-functional fitness facilities and open air yoga.
We offer complimentary access to our fully equipped gym and tennis court. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis.
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.
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.
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.
Visit the first overwater Observatory in the Maldives, where you can see constellations in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Let our 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.
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.
Get a glimpse into the lives of some of the Maldives’ sea turtles with the help of our Marine Biologist. Don’t miss your chance to see a mother turtle lay her eggs in the sand, tiny hatchlings make their way to the ocean, or come to the aid of turtles who need assistance. Please let your Barefoot Butler know so they can add your name to the Turtle On Call register.
The organic gardens at Soneva Jani provide our kitchens and those of Soneva Fushi with fruit, vegetables and herbs. While providing the freshest of produce for our guests, having our own gardens also lowers our carbon emissions. Tour the garden with our Horticulturist and pick the ingredients or your garden lunch, you can also plant a tree sapling to commemorate your stay.
To truly understand the fragility of coral reefs in our oceans and how you can help better protect them join our Marine Biologist on a number of tasks. Under their guidance, you will take part in a beach clean-up on an inhabited island, followed by a micro-plastic survey, coral bleaching survey, and a snorkel session.
The Maldivian way of life revolves around the ocean, it provides them with their food and many of their livelihoods. Our local fisherman, Jawa, will take you out on a traditional wooden dhoni, then you can choose to either bottom line fishing or trawling. Your catch of the day will be prepared to your liking for dinner back at Soneva Jani.
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.
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.
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.
What happens if you fit a surfboard with a motor? You get an eSurf-board with a carbon fibre body that is hydrodynamic and stable. The board also houses the motor, and you control the handheld throttle. The eSurf lets you get up to speeds of 56km per hour, making this an exhilarating water sport.
Indulge your ocean steward when you take part in our coral planting initiative at Soneva Jani. After a brief presentation you will head out to a floating platform in the lagoon where you will be able to tie coral to the planting frames before they are lowered to the sandy bottom. Every six months we will keep you updated on the progress of the coral you planted.
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.
Discover less chartered surf breaks in the Baa and Noonu Atolls, all within a 5 to 35-minute speedboat ride. Surf season peaks from May to September. All our gear is eco-friendly, as the first 100% sustainable surfing programme in the world. We encourage you to leave your gear at home.
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.
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.