Soneva Jani, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

With rave reviews from everyone in the know, Soneva Jani is one of the Maldives’ most exciting newcomers in quite some time.

Uniquely set completely overwater along a meandering mile-long jetty, this gorgeously curvaceous aquatic playground's location is completely sigh-inducing.

The mesmerising, vibrant blue lagoon is the Maldives' largest (so big in fact, you could fit 7000 Olympic-sized pools within it); and you've access to not one, but five idyllic islands: the main island (Medhufaru) – fringed by miles of deserted beaches and blanketed with lush tropical greenery – offers a whole host of land- and water-based activities; and the others are just perfect for castaway escapades.​

Slides sweeping you straight into the sea below; retractable roofs for stargazing; a mind-blowing mix of eco-chic and barefoot-luxury: this kind of detail is what takes Soneva Jani to another level. Aside from just one vast four-bedroom Island Reserve (with more to follow), the one- to four-bedroom villas are set overwater, with private butlers, extensive terraces, rooftop dining areas, private pools, and more amenities and space than most other hotels' top-category suites. 

At the jetty's heart, the three-storey Gathering is home to the main restaurant, So Fresh (which uses organic produce from Jani's own farm); a wine cellar; So Imaginative experimental kitchen's rarefied tasting menus; Soneva's ubiquitous cheese, chocolate, ice-cream and charcuterie rooms; and incredible destination dining.

Star Rating
5 stars
25 Overwater Villas
Transfer from airport
40 minutes by seaplane from Malé Airport
Prices from
£4695 per person - 7 nights in a One Bedroom Water Retreat, including breakfast
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Hotel Style

Boutique Retreat

Gorgeously-intimate hidden retreats – small but perfectly-formed – with a private and attentive personal service; an indigenous décor that's full of superb style and local charm; innovative amenities, individually-tailored experiences, and some of the best views in the world – all setting the scene to relax the most jaded of travellers. ​

Ideal for

3 stars
Kids' Club
3 stars
3 stars
3 stars
3 stars

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Tara Johnson has been here. Find out more and begin to plan your trip by getting in touch directly. You can speak to Tara Johnson by calling the number below or by sending a direct online enquiry.

01244 567 000


Things to experience during your stay


    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events.


    This resort comes complete with a fantastic range of amenities, recreational activities and dining venues to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points…


    Go to Soneva because you worked extremely hard all year around and you deserve to be pampered by a staff that’s always two steps ahead of you! And go because the overwater villas are unlike anything else we’ve ever seen… even in Fiji!