Private villas

Over-water luxury

"We are surrounded by pure white beaches covered in rich tropical vegetation, offering the ultimate privacy and luxury. Come explore the incredible waves of the Maldives and our “barefoot philosophy” and sustainable living, which are part of who we are."

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell

Here you can discover secret surf breaks in the Noonu Atoll. All surf breaks are accessible within a 5 to 35-minute speedboat ride. Surf season is dependent on Mother Nature’s mood, but​ it does peak from May through September. Waves range from waist to head height.

All equipment is eco-friendly and made from recycled materials, making us the first fully sustainable surfing program globally.

We choose not to reveal where our surf locations are, as we hope to keep them pristine, rare, and secret. Come discover them with us!

The lodge

Soneva Jani, the latest edition of the Soneva Family, was designed to maximize the beautiful lagoon’s views around our lodge. All villas have unobstructed water views as well as private pools and open-air bathrooms. Many of them feature slides from the top floor into the water below - fun, no matter which stage of life you are in. Set within the calm waters of a private lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, the resort was made to tread lightly on our precious planet, from the use of environmentally-friendly construction materials and methods to our pioneering sustainable hospitality.


We count on an incredible spa where you can experience holistic wellness at its height with our blend of the latest cutting-edge therapies combined with ancient and traditional techniques, a safe space for kids (a fun deck, an ice cream room, and a chocolate room) and lots of activities for families.

Guests can explore the constellations with the resident astronomer at the Observatory or watch a classic movie at our over-the-water silent Cinema Paradiso. In addition, they can join the resident Marine Biologist to plant corals, spot dolphins on a sunset cruise, have a sunrise breakfast on a deserted beach, explore the atoll’s best reefs with experienced divemasters or just watch spectacular sunsets from our villas.

A haven for families, there is an ever-changing weekly program of activities and experiences to keep children of all ages entertained. Older children and teens can also learn during their stay with Soneva Academy, which offers a range of fascinating courses.


Here you will experience incredible gourmet cooking from the hand of Michelin star chefs. Among our dining experiences, you will be able to find all kinds of excellent dishes: Vegan, vegetarian, seafood, international, southeast Asian, and many many more options.

If you are looking for something different, we can customize your dining experience. Some of our options are: -So Engaging: a mystery menu for five very special guests specially designed by our chef; -So Primitive: a visual experience where the centerpiece is a fire pit where different cooking techniques are honored; -So Imaginative: a private room perfect for celebrations where our sommeliers will create inspired wine tastings and wine dinners, selecting the perfect pairings from the wine tower. Available for up to 20 guests.

Want something special? Let us know and we can create individual experiences!


Sustainability has always been at the heart of Soneva’s ethos, from sustainable sourcing materials and pioneering “waste-to-wealth” practices to partner with our local communities. We are proudly 100% carbon neutral.

Our EcoCentro is the lush green heart of Soneva Jani - it’s here that our talented gardeners cultivate organic fruit, herbs, and veggies for our seasonal menus and nurture an array of native plants species for our landscaping. In addition, we rely on a circular bio-economy at all of our resorts, which reduces landfills and closes the carbon cycle - organic food waste from our kitchens is transformed into rich, nutritious compost.

Getting there
You can fly directly into Maafaru International Airport in the Noonu Atoll, which operates 24/7. It handles scheduled domesti... read more
You can fly directly into Maafaru International Airport in the Noonu Atoll, which operates 24/7. It handles scheduled domestic and international flights and private charters. Located on Maafaru Island, it is just 7 ¾ nautical miles from Soneva Jani,... read more


Leading trips since 2012
Ibrahim Naseem
Reservations department
Ibrahim Naseem

Founded on shared passions and masters of innovation, we are a thriving community working with the environment to craft beautiful, beyond bespoke experiences where discovery is a way of life. Our unique vision is inspired by nature’s magnitude, mystery, and enchanting beauty.

At Soneva, our unique experiences are in keeping with our interpretation of luxury. Authentic luxury is about feeling the sand between your toes or enjoying dinner under a canopy of a billion stars. It is about reconnecting with oneself and the natural world, and so the experiences we create for our guests are as far removed from the urban environment as possible. We intend to provide real luxury and rare experiences that strike a chord in our guests’ hearts.

As the first barefoot luxury resort, we have always been ahead of the curve. Today, our family of resorts continues to innovate and is a world leader for guest experiences and sustainability. We ask our guests if they would like to remove their shoes when they arrive. Our “No News, No Shoes” philosophy is all about disconnecting from the stresses of daily life and reconnecting with the earth with the sand between your toes.

With our expert hosts as your personal guide, we invite you to explore and delight in the possibility of each moment as time melts away and lose yourself in experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

Choose your accommodation

Spread across two floors, the 1 bedroom water retreat comes with... more
From $2,880 / night
Spread across two floors, the one bedroom water retreat with slid... more
From $3,630 / night
This spacious over-water villa features a retractable roof over t... more
From $4,450 / night
This spacious over-water villa features a retractable roof over t... more
From $5,280 / night
This two-bedroom and two-story beachfront villa residence is priv... more
From $5,880 / night
With a pool, catamaran nets, sunken seating, and daybeds, the 2 b... more
From $5,880 / night
With a pool, catamaran nets, sunken seating and daybeds, the two... more
From $7,250 / night
A retractable roof over the master bedroom slides back at the tou... more
From $8,290 / night
For dates and accommodations not listed, or if you want to book further out


What's included?
Breakfast, barefoot butler service, direct lagoon and beach access, bicycle and tricycle use, wifi and access to all resort common areas.
What's not included?
Flights, airport transfers, lunch, dinner, surf lessons, spa treatments and other activities.
Is there a doctor on site?
We have a resort nurse available 24/7 at Soneva Jani. Our clinic is well equipped, with emergency equipment including a cardiac machine and defibrillators. The Manadhoo Atoll Hospital is a 10-minute s... read more
Will I need any vaccinations?
Vaccinations are only required for visitors travelling to the Maldives from a region where yellow fever and cholera are endemic. For all other guests, no vaccinations are needed.
How do I get to Soneva Jani from Malé?
Transfers are arranged by our reservations team. You can take a 45-minute private seaplane from Malé International Airport direct to the resort. There are currently no domestic flights operating to So... read more
Can I arrange a speedboat transfer direct from Malé to Soneva Jani?
We advise against speedboat transfers from Malé – the journey takes approximately 3.5-4 hours by sea, and can be rough. If you are travelling from our sister resort, Soneva Fushi, we offer a complimen... read more
What happens on departure from Soneva Jani?
The exact timing for your departure will be communicated to you by your barefoot butler on the evening of departure. Your luggage will be collected and you will be presented with your final bill for s... read more
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 90 days before the trip starts.