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Experiences

DON’T MISS . FAMILY . ASTRONOMY . WATER . LAND . CULTURE




WELCOME

As guardians of places that have existed long before us, our unique vision is inspired by nature’s magnitude, mystery and enchanting beauty.

Founded on shared passions and masters of innovation, we are a thriving community working hand in hand with the environment to craft beautiful, beyond bespoke experiences where discovery is a way of life.

With our 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.

Sonu and Eva




Inspiring a Lifetime of Rare Experiences

At Soneva, our creativity is driven by our understanding of what true luxury is for our guests; many of which spend most of their time in urban environments. It is about understanding their daily lives and offering them experiences that are both ‘new’ - in that they are rare, unusual and exceptional, but at the same time ‘true’ in that they are highly desired and cherished.

With our team, we continue to question and challenge what is rare, and hence a real luxury. We have curated the following rare and authentic experiences to help create precious, life-enriching stories and memories.







Soneva Jani, a name inspired by the Sanskrit word for 'wisdom', is set within a lagoon of crystal-clear waters, fringed by islands blanketed in lush tropical greenery and surrounded by white sandy beaches.

Awaken the adventurer within you and explore the five islands surrounding our resort. Inspire your senses with our unique selection of excursions and prepare yourself for days spent immersed in local culture, examining the marine life, gazing at the stars or relaxing in our very own over-water cinema.

Start your journey of discovery across land, sea and cultures.

DON’T MISS

Traditional Dhoni Cruise

Set sail on a traditional dhoni. These curved vessels are unique to the Maldives – handcrafted from coconut palm timber, for centuries the island nation has used them for fishing and trade. Sail at sunrise, when the calm seas are infused with the rosy glow of dawn, or into the vibrant sunset as dolphins play in the waves. While onboard, sip on a glass of chilled fizz and snack on delicious canapes.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Castaway Picnic

Prepare yourself for the ultimate Castaway experience. Our boats will whisk you away to one of the private beaches within our lagoon, with your picnic basket, snorkelling gear, sunbeds and umbrella. Once set up, they will leave you to enjoy the pure tranquillity of the castaway life.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

North Beach Private Sunrise Breakfast

Let us take you away to the powdery soft sands where a continental breakfast, prepared on the sea shore, awaits you. As you delight in a delicious morning meal, bask in the almost spiritual moment when the first rays of the sun bathe the shore and gentle waves in golden light.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Sunset Dolphin Cruise

Enjoy an out-of-this-world experience watching playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun. Cruise into deeper waters while indulging in a selection of canapés and sparkling wine, making wonderful memories along the way. Although dolphin sightings are not guaranteed, we know where they love to play.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Private Stargazing

Experience a night under the stars, at the first over-water observatory in the Maldives. Learn about the secrets of the night sky with our Astronomer. Choose to combine your astronomical experience with dinner at So Starstruck, for an over-water gourmet meal beneath the stars.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

Astronomical Dinner Cruise

Join us for an unforgettable astronomical adventure, where you head out across the Indian Ocean for a unique dining experience under the stars. Enjoy dinner and wines while watching the sun set, before learning the secrets of the sky from our resident Astronomer.

Duration: 4 hours

Tour of our Private Residences

Owners of our Private Residences can enjoy the comforts of home with all the luxuries of a resort. Explore the Private Residences with our Villa Ownership team to see their unique designs and layouts, and discuss how you can customise certain details and the options on offer.

Duration: Dependent on guest request and villa availability


FAMILY



Children’s Experiences

Our children’s facilities offer a wide range of activities for our youngest Soneva guests to enjoy. Build a sand castle on Medhufaru’s gorgeous beach, go on a nature trail walk or sail together on our catamaran.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

Cinema Paradiso

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

Duration: 2 hours

Private Sunset Dolphin Cruise for the Family

Treat your family to an exclusive experience never to be forgotten. Enjoy the sunset and watch the playful dolphins on a private cruise, all while indulging in a selection of canapés, Champagne and mocktails for the little ones. Although dolphin sightings are not guaranteed, we know where they love to play.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Family Water Sports Package

Make a splash both above and below the surface with a choice of motorised water sports for all the family during your stay. Glide through the ocean depths like a dolphin with a SEABOB. Feel the adrenaline as you soar through the air on a Flyboard. Or hang ten
on the crest of a wave on an e-surf motorised board.

Duration: 2 hours

Reading Therapy with our Barefoot Bookseller

Our Barefoot Bookseller runs our pop-up bookshop at Soneva Jani, the ultimate destination for bibliophiles. As well as curating a fascinating selection of novels, biographies and non-fiction books that will inspire and delight, they can also recommend your perfect beachside read or help you expand your horizons with informative private reading therapy sessions.





ASTRONOMY


So Starstruck Astronomy Dinner

Come to the state-of-the-art, James Bond-inspired Observatory for star-lit dining experience. Sit back and enjoy great food and drink as our in-house Astronomer takes you through a journey of the night sky and beyond. Using a 16” telescope that rises from the ground, there is plenty to see, talk about and learn.

Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours

Private astronomy sessions are also available

Midnight Astronomy Picnic

Join our Astronomer and experience a midnight picnic on the beach underneath the stars, the moon and Milky Way. Spend the evening laying down and chatting with your personal guide to the cosmos as they focus on cultural astronomy. Cultural astronomy is the study of how ancient cultures have used the night sky for orientation, agriculture, hunting, and teaching their children about morality. Our Astronomer is more than happy to point out the constellations and to talk science with you, so bring along your curiosity for this unique picnic.

Included in the price is your food hamper, picnic blankets, and Astronomer with a laser pointer and small telescope, as well as Champagne.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Private Villa Astronomy Tours

If you would like an exclusive astronomy experience, then why not travel with our in-house Astronomer through the cosmos from the comfort and intimacy of your villa.

This experience can be a standalone astronomy experience or it can be enhanced by adding an amazing food and drinks package.

Duration: 1 hour without meal, 2.5 hours with meal

Sunrise Astronomy

Start the day by connecting with what is around you and beyond. At 05:00 make your way to the Observatory where you will be treated to a sky filled with different constellations. Discover the heavens as night turns to day before a nutritious breakfast is served as the sun rises above the horizon.

Duration: 2.5 hours


WATER



Medhufaru Lagoon Snorkelling

Get a glimpse of our local marine life as you snorkel above Medhufaru's reef. Relish this aquatic discovery and you might be lucky enough to encounter our atoll-native sea turtles and rays.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Noonu Atoll Guided Snorkelling

Take an aquatic adventure through the waters of the Noonu Atoll and discover the diversity of Maldivian marine life, guided by our resident Marine Biologist. The atoll-native sea turtles and rays may make a special appearance, as you experience the magnificence of life below the sea.

Duration: 2 hours

Night snorkelling is also available


Diving at Soneva Jani

The Soleni Dive Centre’s multi-lingual PADI instructors and the small dive group sizes ensure that you enjoy world-class diving experiences, whether this is your first or your hundredth dive. There are many dive sites with rich marine life around the resort, sure to tempt all marine enthusiasts.

Duration and Price: Please consult with the Soleni Dive Centre

Non-Motorised Water Sports

We offer a range of complimentary non-motorised water sports, including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, windsurfing, kite surfing, night paddleboarding and catamarans. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

Motorised Water Sports

Experience the ocean with complete freedom. Gliding, diving, skimming – all of this is possible with a SEABOB. Learn to move through the water like a fish, on the surface and beneath the waves.

What happens if you fit a surfboard with a motor? You get an eSurf-board. The eSurf lets you get up to speeds of 56km per hour, making this an exhilarating water sport.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

Eco-Friendly Surfing

Discover and secret surf breaks in the Noonu Atoll accompanied by our surf instructor or guides. All surf breaks are between 5 and 35 minutes from Soneva Jani by speedboat. Surf season is dependent on Mother Nature’s mood, although it does peak from May - September. Waves range from waist to head height. All equipment is eco-friendly and made from recycled wasted, making us the first fully sustainable surfing programme in the world.

Duration: 3 hours and private boat trip are available

Soneva in Aqua Day Experience

After your on-shore breakfast, the captain and crew will welcome you aboard Soneva in Aqua and set sail for some of the best snorkelling spots in the Maldives. Keep your eyes peeled for turtles, dolphins and possibly manta rays (*season and weather dependent). Enjoy a bespoke lunch menu on-board, prepared by your personal chef.

After lunch, grab your fins, mask and snorkel for some underwater sightseeing in some of the best spots in the area, followed by some hard earned relaxation time in the sun or in our outdoor Jacuzzi. Enjoy a personalised treatment of your choice from our on-board massage therapist. As the sun sets, lie in our bowsprit nets and search for playing dolphins. The chef will prepare canapés and pop the sparkling wine upon your return to Soneva Jani.

Duration: 8 hours (full day) or 3 hours (half day)

Kuredu Private Guided Snorkelling

Discover the thriving corals of Kureddu, also known as Turtle Reef, on a fascinating private snorkelling tour with our resident Marine Biologist. This living ecosystem is home to a vibrant array of tropical species, including shoals of colourful reef fish and rare sea turtles.

Duration: 2 hours


LAND


Sonu’s Picnic

Head to a deserted beach to experience complete privacy. Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of our turquoise lagoon while you wait for your personal chef to prepare a gourmet picnic lunch.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

Private Beach Dinner

An exclusive invite to a private dinner on the shores of our beautiful lagoon. Take your place at a beautifully made table on the water’s edge and enjoy a delicious bespoke menu, created to suit your culinary preferences.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

Cooking Classes

Learn to cook your favourite dishes in The Gathering’s open kitchen. Our chefs will personally guide you through the ingredients and preparations, and once your cooking is finished you can take a seat and enjoy the fruits of your labour, accompanied by a glass of Champagne.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Full Moon Dinner

A unique dining experience prepared only once 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 one of our beaches.

Please ask your Barefoot Butler for this month’s full moon dates.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

Private Full Moon Dinners are also available

Soneva Spa

From soothing scrubs and oils from local coconuts to Tibetan hot stones, we invite you to embark on sensory journeys of authentic treatments from near and far. Enter the peaceful enclave of the Soneva Spa and choose from a variety of body treatments, specialist traditions and wellness therapies.

Duration and Price: Dependent on the treatment chosen

Private Pranayama Session

Re-centre with a one-on-one Pranayama session with our resident yoga expert. Discover the secrets of controlling your breath in sync with your movements - a fundamental tenet of yoga practice. Pranayama breathing exercises can aid with healing and relaxation, as well as strengthening the bond between your body and mind.

Duration: As per the guest's wishes

Floating Breakfast

Start the day as you mean to go on with a sumptuous breakfast served on a tray in your own private pool. Enjoy freshly baked pastries and an array of fresh seasonal fruit, as well as fruit juice and an optional bottle of Champagne.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes



Private BBQ

Tempt your tastebuds with a delicious BBQ, prepared by our skilled culinary team at a location and time of your choosing - whether a beachside feast, or within the comfort of your own private villa. The menu is personalised to your own tastes, from plant-based dishes or freshly-caught seafood to a succulent selection of meats, all sizzled to perfection on the grill.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes


CULTURE



Maghoodhoo Island by Speedboat

Embark on an adventure to Maghoodhoo Island in the Noonu Atoll, with its beautiful harbour, wise banyan trees and sleepy local village life. Enjoy an authentic experience of Maldivian hospitality and gain real insight into how the locals work, rest and play. Please observe the dress code as detailed in the A-Z compendium.

Duration: 2 hours

Kudafari Island by Speedboat

Discover a community that has mastered a sustainable way of living on the island of Kudafari, a small fishing island with only 600 inhabitants. Enjoy this glimpse into local life and find yourself at a delightful local café serving delicious Maldivian food. Please observe the dress code as detailed in the A-Z compendium.

Duration: 3 hours

Noonu Atoll Adventure by Speedboat

An adventurous island hopping experience by speedboat, paying a visit to two local islands in the Noonu Atoll. Enjoy a delightful local café serving delicious Maldivian food on Kudafari island, before you are whisked away to one of the area’s most beautiful reefs for a one-of-a-kind snorkelling experience. Please observe the dress code as detailed in the A-Z compendium.

Duration: 3-4 hours

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CONSCIOUS EXPERIENCES



Private Sustainable Fishing with Jawa

Meet fourth generation fisherman, Jawa, and discover the techniques used by Maldivian fishermen to catch their livelihoods. Set sail for the spot of the day in a traditional wooden dhoni and choose to learn either bottom line fishing or trawling. At the end of this private experience, the chefs at Soneva Jani will prepare your catch of the day for dinner.



Marine Conservation Expedition

Meet our Marine Biologists at Soneva Jani, who play an active role in marine conservation efforts, including conducting surveys on the reef. Join the team on a beach cleanup and help gather vital data by taking part in micro-plastic and coral bleaching surveys.

Coral Planting

Help rehabilitate the coral reefs and coral nurseries at Soneva Jani. After a short presentation, you will be able to tie prepared coral fragments to a special star-shaped frame, which will then be relocated to the deeper waters of our restoration site. Every six months after the experience, you'll receive photos to update you on the progress of your coral pieces that will be used as donor colonies for reef rehabilitation. 



Price List


DON'T MISS


Traditional Dhoni Cruise


Castaway Picnic


North Beach Private Sunrise Breakfast


Sunset Dolphin Cruise


Private Stargazing


Private Astronomical Dinner Cruise


Tour of our Private Residences




300++


275++ per person


160++ per person (Champagne priced separately)


175++ per person


250++ (minimum 3 people)


715++ per person


Complimentary

FAMILY



Children’s Experiences


Cinema Paradiso




Private Sunset Dolphin Cruise for the Family


Family Water Sports Package


Reading Therapy with our
Barefoot Bookseller


Complimentary


Complimentary

Private screenings: 605++ for up to 4 people

100++ per additional person


700++ starting price for up to 4 people

70++ per additional person


1200++ for up to 4 people


From 175++ per person

ASTRONOMY


So Starstruck Astronomy Dinner


Private Astronomy Session


Midnight Astronomy Picnic



Private Villa Astronomy Tours



Sunrise Astronomy

275++ per person


275++ for 2 people


275++ per person

(children under 12 free of charge)


165++ per person without food and beverages

275++ per person with food and a bottle of wine


160++ per person

WATER


Medhufaru Lagoon Snorkelling


Noonu Atoll Guided Snorkelling



Private Guided Snorkelling



Kureddu Private Guided Snorkelling



Diving at Soneva Jani


Non-Motorised Water Sports


Motorised Water Sports


Eco-Friendly Surfing



Soneva in Aqua Day Experience

Complimentary


125++ per person

Night snorkelling: 150++ per person


700++ for up to 4 people

70++ per additional person


1000++ for up to 4 people

100++ per additional person


Please consult Diving Menu


Complimentary


Seabob or eSurf: 195++ per person, per 30 minutes


350++ per person

Private boat trip with instructor (3 hours): 1,000++


3,550++ full day per couple (duration: 8 hours)

Extra person: 450++ per person

2,250++ half day per couple (duration: 3 hours)

LAND


Sonu’s Picnic



Private Beach Dinner


Cooking Classes


Full Moon Dinner


Private Full Moon Dinner


Soneva Spa


Private Pranayama Session


Private Yoga


Private Personal Training


Floating Breakfast


Private BBQ

Beach: 385++ per person

North Island: 350++ per person


325++ per person


175++ per person


275++ per person


325++ per person


Please consult the Spa Menu


Available on request


Available on request


Available on request


225++ per tray


325++ per person

CULTURE


Maghoodhoo Island by Speedboat


Kudafari Island by Speedboat


Noonu Atoll Adventure by Speedboat

125++ per person, minimum 4 persons


125++ per person, minimum 4 persons


350++ per person, minimum 2 persons


CONSCIOUS EXPERIENCES


Private Sustainable Fishing with Jawa


Marine Conservation Expedition


Coral Planting



250++ per person


175++ per person


150++ per person









ADDITIONAL SERVICES


Photography and Videography with our
Storytellers


Private Marine Biologist Hire



Available on request



Available on request



The prices are subject to 10% service charge and 12% GST tax

Experience prices may vary between Soneva resorts due to logistics

For more information or to book one of our experiences, please contact your Barefoot Butler


Inspiring a lifetime of rare experiences

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