Soneva Jani, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

An imaginative journey that began over two decades ago, the Soneva story continues with Soneva Jani, the brand’s newest luxury resort offering. 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. The resort resides on a large island surrounded by four smaller islands in the middle of a large, five kilometre turquoise lagoon, which is home to turtles, dolphins and other marine life. Four of the five islands remain untouched. Soneva Jani, which has uninterrupted ocean views in all directions, is only 40 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport and one hour by speedboat from Soneva Fushi.

Soneva Jani’s guest facilities include The Den, the Observatory, the Water sports and Dive Centre, Spa, Boutique & Gallery, Library and the Main Bar. Other facilities on the island include a ‘silent’ overwater Cinema Paradiso (where guests wear wireless headphones), the Eco Centro Waste to Wealth centre, Organic gardens, Tennis court, Water sports champa and Beach Club, among other things.

Location and Transfers

Located on the island of Medhufaru in the Maldives’ Noonu Atoll. One of the largest islands in the Maldives and highly accessible, Medhufaru is only 40 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport and one hour by speedboat from Soneva Fushi.

Accommodation

One Bedroom Water Retreat – spread across two floors, the One Bedroom Pool Water Villa comes with its own private pool surrounded by ample areas for sunbathing and taking in ocean vistas. In addition to a childrens’ sleeping area, there is also a study, walk-in minibar, bathroom, dressing room, outdoor shower, and living area with sunken seats, perfect for lounging. Head upstairs for more seating and a dining sala with roof deck. Watch the stars from the comfort of the master bedroom with the villa’s retractable roof

One Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide – spread across two floors, the 1 Bedroom Water Retreat comes with a private pool surrounded by ample area for sunbathing and taking in ocean vistas. Watch the stars from the comfort of the master bedroom with the villa’s retractable roof. In addition to a childrens’ sleeping area, there is a study, walk-in minibar, bathroom, dressing room, outdoor shower and living area with sunken seats. Upstairs is a dining sala with roof deck and a curved water slide delivering you to the waters below

Two Bedroom Water Retreat – with a pool, catamaran net, sunken seat and daybed, the Two Bedroom Pool Water Villa affords a wealth of tropical lounging opportunities. The first floor offers a spacious bedroom with retractable roof, bathroom, dressing room, outdoor shower, walk-in minibar, TV lounge and childrens’ sleeping area. The second bedroom is located on the upper floor, along with an additional dressing room, bathroom, seating area, and dining sala with roof deck

Two Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide – with a pool, catamaran net, sunken seats and daybed, the Two Bedroom Water Retreat with Slide affords a wealth of tropical lounging opportunities. The first floor offers a spacious bedroom with retractable roof, bathroom, dressing room, outdoor shower, walk-in minibar, TV lounge and childrens’ sleeping area. The second bedroom is located on the upper floor, along with an additional dressing room, bathroom, seating area, water slide, and a dining sala with roof deck

Three Bedroom Water Reserve with Slide – choose from the tropical sun or the cool shade with two outdoor sunken seating areas, one protected with a roof. The lower floor offers a master bedroom with retractable roof, study, bathroom, pool and catamaran net, outdoor shower and daybed, walk-in minibar and a sleeping area for the children and an en-suite guest bedroom. Venture to the second floor for one more bedroom, a bathroom, dressing room, seating area, dining sala with roof deck, water slide and lagoon vistas

Four Bedroom Water Reserve with Slide – this is the Soneva idea of what overwater living should be, with a huge 1,245 square metres of luxurious living space and uninhibited views in every direction. This huge villa features three private bedrooms, in addition to a study, gym, an outdoor shower and daybed, TV lounge, walk-in minibar and a sleeping area for the children, as well as a water slide from the top deck into the lagoon below

Four Bedroom Island Reserve with Slide – an expansive beachfront suite, the Island Reserve affords a wealth of luxury while allowing for customisation depending on your requirements. Spacious indoor-outdoor living areas abound, including a steam bath, changing room, sauna, master bedroom, TV lounge, dining room, private pool, kitchen and wine cellar. The second floor is home to a further three bedrooms with bathrooms and dressing rooms

Dining

The Gathering – open at all hours of the day and night for drinking, dining, socialising, and daydreaming. The hours of the main restaurants in the Gathering are from 7:30-10:30 for breakfast, 12:30-14:30 for lunch and 19:30-22:30 for dinner.
Here the day begins with a generous selection of hand-picked fruits, creative juices from the Juice Bar and comforting classics. During the day, guests can indulge in freshly-baked pizzas from the wood-fired oven, tandoors and grills at live cooking stations, and freshly caught and grilled-to-order seafood. Every Friday there is an Asian buffet dinner after the Management cocktail at the Zuhair’s Beach

The Gathering Bar – drinks and tapas can be enjoyed at any time at this day-into-evening overwater bar

Wine Cellar – housed in the extraordinary wine tower within the Gathering, the Wine Cellar features a selection that includes mostly organic or biodynamic wines. Chat with the sommeliers or organise a private wine tasting or wine dinner at any destination

So Fresh – the day begins here with an endless spread of fresh fruits, comforting classics and juices from the Juice Bar. The day continues with a bountiful buffet of organic garden salads and live cooking stations with the wood-fired pizza oven, tandoors and grills with bespoke pizzas and freshly caught and grilled to order fish. Sunset aperitifs lead into the mouthwatering evening menus. The sun sets and the Chef takes the stage in the central open kitchen, where he creates a myriad of choices

So Imaginative – the exquisite tasting room, open in the evenings from 19:30 – 22:30. Trick your mind and tastebuds with culinary chemistry at So Imaginative, Soneva’s experimental tasting room. The sommeliers create inspired wine tastings and wine dinners, selecting the perfect pairings from the wine tower

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

So Starstruck – gaze into the night sky at the first overwater observatory in the Maldives. Eleos, a 16″ Schmidt-Cassegraain scope, is the largest in the Maldives. Her magnification power means Jupiter, Saturn and the moon look breathtaking. Eleos can also see M104, the Sombrero Galaxy, that sits 31 million light years away. The resident Astronomer is on-hand to help navigate the skies and answer any questions. Sit at one of the four dining tables around the telescope and dine on delicious cuisine, making dinner at So Starstruck a truly out-of-this-world experience

Zuhair’s Island – tucked away on the secluded North Island, it is the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling and time in the sun. Enjoy a delightful pop up dinner of local Maldivian delicacies on the private beach, prepared by the chef using only what he can catch or pick. Dinner: 19:30 – 22:30, every Thursday

The Director’s Cut by Gaston – experience the Maldives’ only Peruvian restaurant at The Director’s Cut by Gaston. Dine on the zesty flavours of this South American cuisine while you take in a classic film at the overwater silent cinema. Take your pick from the set menu or à la carte options. Dinner: 19:30 – 22:30 every night, except Mondays and Fridays

So Cool – Soneva is famous for its complimentary Ice Cream and Chocolate Rooms. At Soneva Jani the ice cream and chocolate are all at So Cool, with a variety of flavours of ice cream to choose from and handmade chocolates from the in-house chocolatiers. Gourmet charcuterie, cheese and preserves can be enjoyed throughout the day and evening. The Sushi and Sashimi cold shelf and Wine Cellar are also a part of So Cool

Full Moon Dinner – a unique dining experience prepared only one a month over the lunar cycle in celebration of the full moon. Entertain your appetite with dinner under a brightly lit night sky, served on the sandbar of Baraveli Beach

Soneva Jani also caters for special dietary requirements (please let us know whenyou book), Destination Dining and In-Villa Dining

Facilities and Activities

Facilities & Activities

Spa
Yoga Pavilion
Den
Guest Shop
Cinema
Observatory
Water sports and Dive Centre
Beach Club
Library
Organic gardens
Tennis court
Picnics
Sunset Dolphin Safari
Astronomy Dinner Cruise
Diving
Eco-friendly surfing

Image Gallery

Contact Sublime

Request a Call Back

OPENING HOURS
MON – FRI    9:00 AM – 5.30 PM 
SAT               10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
SUN              CLOSED

CONTACTING SUBLIME HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY.

TEL: 01753 653 646

3 + 6 =

Terms & Conditions

1. CONTRACT AND FINANCIAL PROTECTION

Your contract is with Sublime Travel Limited of 591 East Side Complex, Pinewood Studios, Iver, Bucks, SL0 0NH, referred to as “we” in this contract. Sublime Travel are holders of Civil Aviation Authority ATOL License No 9557, which will ensure that your money is refunded or you are repatriated in the unlikely event of our insolvency. A binding contract is only entered into when we issue a confirmation invoice after we have received your completed booking form and deposit. By signing the booking form and making a booking you accept that you have the authority to bind all members of your party to those terms and conditions. It is essential that you check the travel details on the confirmation invoice and inform us immediately of any errors.

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

2. PAYMENT FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

A non-refundable deposit of £500 or 10% (whichever is greater) per person is required at the time of booking. We reserve the right to vary the deposit as appropriate. The balance is due 10 weeks prior to departure. If the booking is made less than 10 weeks before departure, the full amount is due on booking. If the balance is not paid on time, we shall cancel your booking and retain your deposit. Final travel documents will usually be sent out approximately 2 weeks before departure. All money paid to a travel agent will be held by the agent on our behalf. Payment must be in the currency of the invoice and you are responsible for bank charges.

3. INFORMATION

Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is as accurate as possible and is updated on a regular basis, we reserve the right to make changes to the website and any information it contains. You will be informed of any material changes before booking. 

4. AMENDMENT AND CANCELLATION BY YOU

(A) AMENDMENT

We will do our best to assist you in altering your arrangements after booking but cannot guarantee this will be possible. If alterations can be made you will be responsible for all extra charges and costs and we will charge £50 per person administration fee, plus any applicable charges levied by our suppliers. We also reserve the right to treat any amendment less than 10 weeks prior to departure as a cancellation and apply the cancellation charges set out below. If you are prevented from taking your holiday for reasons beyond your control, you may transfer your booking to a person acceptable to us and who fulfils any conditions that may apply to the holiday. Any replacement accepted by us will be bound by this contract and will be jointly and severally responsible with you for payment. We reserve the right to charge an administration fee of £50 per person for such a transfer; in addition, airlines may also impose a re-booking fee.

(B) CANCELLATION

All cancellations must be made in writing by the person who made the booking and are effective on the day we receive it. As we incur substantial costs and losses on a cancellation, we will apply the following cancellation charges:

Number of days prior to departure

 

Cancellation charge* 

Up to 70 days

 

forfeit deposit

69 – 43 days

 

20%

42 – 22 days

 

40%

21 – 11 days

 

50%

10 – 4 days

 

75%

3 or less

 

100%

 

 

*Cancellation charge as percentage of total holiday price when cancellation notice received

**In the event that an airline or hotels cancellation policy is greater than ours, extra charges will be incurred

If we are able to recover any of our losses from our suppliers, we will refund those to you subject to a reasonable administration fee.

5. AMENDMENT AND CANCELLATION BY US

(A) AMENDMENTS

It is occasionally necessary for us to make changes to advertised products and services as described in Clause 3 and we reserve the right to make those changes. In exceptional circumstances we may have to modify your holiday after booking.  If the change is minor, we will do our best to notify you in advance but are not obliged to do so and no compensation is payable. If the change is material (for example, a change of flight time by more than 12 hours, change of destination or to a lower standard of accommodation), we will notify you as soon as practically possible and offer you the choice of (i) accepting alternative arrangements or (ii) arranging an alternative holiday with us or (iii) cancelling your holiday. Whichever option you choose we will pay you compensation unless the change has been caused by force majeure or low bookings as defined below.

Days before departure

 

Compensation per person

43

 

Nil

42 – 29

 

£40

28 – 15

 

£50

14 – 0

 

£70

 

(B) CHANGES DURING THE HOLIDAY

If we are unable to provide a significant proportion of your holiday whilst you are away, suitable alternative arrangements will be made for you at no extra cost or, alternatively, you will be returned to your point of departure and given a pro-rata refund for any part of the holiday not received. This does not apply to minor changes in your accommodation, itinerary or transportation.

(C) CANCELLATION BY US

Whilst we hope we will never have to cancel your holiday, this does very occasionally happen and we reserve the right to do so. We will do our best to offer alternative arrangements of a comparable or better standard, together with a price refund if appropriate, or will give you a full and prompt refund. In addition we offer compensation on the following scale:

Days before departure

 

Compensation per person

43

 

Nil

42 – 29

 

£40

28 – 15

 

£50

14 – 7

 

£70

6 – 0

 

£150

(D) FORCE MAJEURE

Compensation or refunds will not be payable in any cases where an amendment, change or cancellation is due to “force majeure”, being unusual or unforeseeable events or circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which neither we nor our suppliers could avoid. These include, but are not limited to, war, threat of war, riot, civil disturbance or strife, terrorist activity (actual or threatened), industrial disputes, technical or maintenance problems with transport, machinery or equipment, power failure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood, drought, adverse weather conditions, levels of water in rivers, closure of airports, changes of schedules or operational decisions of transport providers.

(E) LOW BOOKINGS

Compensation is not payable if a holiday or tour does not take place because a required minimum number of passengers to enable the holiday or tour to take place has not been reached and you were informed of that requirement at the time of booking.

6. PRICES

All prices advertised or quoted are subject to change, up or down, until the booking is concluded. After that, we will only increase the price in limited circumstances to reflect increases in transportation costs (including fuel and airfares), dues, taxes (including VAT), fees chargeable for services (including landing taxes and embarkation and disembarkation and security fees at airports), Government action or exchange rate variation. If the surcharge would increase the cost of your holiday by 10% or more, you may cancel and receive a full refund (except insurance premiums). We will, in any event, absorb the first 2% of any increase. No surcharges will be made within 30 days of departure. As we have a very diverse range of products purchased at different times, we will inform you of the purchasing exchange rate if any surcharge is due to adverse currency fluctuation.

7. OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU

We take care to ensure that all involved in the preparation and supply of your holiday maintain the highest standards.

(a) We will pay reasonable compensation (subject to (c) below) if the product supplied to you is not of the standard described or contracted for by you. This compensation will be limited (except in the case of death or injury) to no more than three times the holiday cost attributable to the complaint.

(b) If you suffer death or personal injury as a result of any part of your holiday contract, we will (subject to (c) below) accept responsibility and will pay compensation. We incorporate into this contract and claim to the benefit of any limitation of liability provided for in any international treaty or convention which governs any part of your holiday arrangements, including but not limited to, air, sea, and rail travel and hotel accommodation.

(c) Our liability to you does not apply if you or any member of your group is at fault; if the failure is the fault of someone else not connected with providing the services which form part of our holiday contract with you; the failure is due to any unusual or unexpected circumstances beyond our control, which we could not have avoided even if we had used all care possible, or the failure is due to any event which we or the supplier of any service could not help, expect or prevent.

(d) Any acceptance of liability is subject to you agreeing to assign to us your rights against any third party responsible for the events leading to your claim and to you affording us all necessary assistance in pursuing that claim.

8. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO US

(a) If you have any complaint or problem whilst on holiday you must inform us, our representatives or the supplier as soon as possible to give us the maximum opportunity to rectify it. It is unreasonable to take no action whilst on holiday and then write a letter of complaint on return. Any unresolved complaints must be notified to us in writing within 30 days of your return.

(b) It is your responsibility to ensure that all necessary passport, visa, vaccination and other health documents are in order.  We will provide you with a list of relevant requirements.

(c) It is your responsibility to arrange suitable personal travel insurance cover. We will provide you with details of a suitable policy.  If you decide not to take this, you must provide us with details of your own cover before departure. We reserve the right not to issue travel documents in the absence of this information.

9. SPECIAL REQUESTS

Whilst we will endeavor to comply with any special requests such as airline seating, diets, room requirements, we can only do so on a “goodwill” basis. As these are usually only provided at the discretion of the relevant supplier, we cannot guarantee availability and cannot be held responsible if they are not provided.

10. EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES

We are only responsible for excursions and activities sold by us and which form part of your holiday contract.

11. JURISDICTION

This contract is governed by English Law and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

©Sublime Travel Ltd
All rights reserved.

 

Passport & Visas

For passport and visa information please visit:
www.direct.gov.uk/passports and www.gov.uk/fco

Travel Advice

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office produces up-to-date travel information to help British travellers make informed decisions about travelling abroad.
For further information please visit www.gov.uk/fco.

Health Advice

For information on vaccinations please visit www.gov.uk/fcowww.nathnac.org, or seek advice from your General Practitioner or a specialist vaccination clinic.

Travel Insurance

We believe that it is essential to take out comprehensive travel insurance for your holiday and ask that you provide us with the details of your insurer, the policy number and the emergency contact details in order that we may assist you should you need it. Please check your policy details carefully and take them with you on holiday. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is adequate and suitable for your particular needs.
Please speak to your travel agent or take advice from your preferred insurer.

Private Chauffeurs

If you would like to organise a private chauffeur please call us on 01753 653646

Call Now ButtonCall Sublime