Meaning ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani currently comprises 24 overwater villas and two Island villas, with additional villas to be built in phase two. Five islands encircle the lagoon, each one with soft white sands and covered in rich tropical vegetation. Four of the five islands will remain untouched, making Soneva Jani the lowest density development in the Maldives. The overwater villas are spaced across the expansive lagoon, offering privacy and extensive views over the Maldives’ turquoise waters. The island villas will be tucked into the lush greenery, providing the ultimate privacy, and all within steps of the beach.
Soneva Jani’s main guest facilities are located at The Gathering, the heart of the overwater villas. This dramatic three-story structure is home to the main dining outlets, in addition to the Soneva Spa, library, retail area and wine cellar. It is located next to the Maldives’ first overwater Observatory. The latest addition to Soneva Jani is The Crab Shack, a toes-in-the-sand dining experience that highlights succulently sweet Sri Lanka Mud Crabs, Alaskan King and Kamchatka crabs and more. It was recently voted the ‘Most Romantic Restaurant in the World’ by CNN.com. Facilities on the island include the overwater Cinema Paradiso and The Director’s Cut restaurant, the Eco Centro Waste-to-Wealth centre, organic gardens, tennis courts, water sports champa and Zuhair’s Beach on a desert island in the lagoon.