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Soneva Jani Unique Experiences
Soneva Jani Unique Experiences

Experiences for groups, couples, families as well as water sport, in land and cultural activities

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Staying at one of our Soneva Jani villas means an array of activities to do and memorable experiences to live with your family and friends. Please contact us for prices and more information.

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Robinson Crusoe Castaway Picnic

Prepare yourself for the ultimate Robinson Crusoe 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 and leave you to enjoy the pure tranquillity of a true castaway paradise.

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 of the sun rising as the waves lap gently onto the seashore.

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 water while indulging in a selection of canapés and sparkling wine, making wonderful memories along the way. Although dolphin sightings are not guaranteed, we know their favourite areas to play.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Private Stargazing

Experience a night under the stars, at the first overwater 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 overwater dining experience under the stars.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes


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


So Starstruck Astronomy Dinner

Come to the state-of-the-art, 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

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 Astronomer as they focus on cultural astronomy. Cultural astronomy is the study of how ancient cultures have used the night sky for orientation, harvesting, hunting and stories to teach what is right and what is wrong. Do not worry, your Astronomer is more than happy to point out the constellations and to talk science with you, so make sure to bring your curiosity for this very 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 drink 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


Medhufaru Lagoon Snorkelling

Get a glimpse of the marine life as you snorkel through the Medhufaru lagoon reef. Relish this aquatic discovery, while 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

Water Sports

We offer a range of complimentary non-motorized 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. Soneva Jani also offers guests the chance to explore the underwater world with the ease and skill of a dolphin with our SEABOB. Glide and dive below the surface with this eco-friendly way to move through the water.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

Eco-Friendly Surfing

Discover and secret surf breaks in the Noonu Atoll accompanied by our surf instructor/guides. All surf breaks are accessible within a 5 - 35 minute speedboat ride. Surf season is dependent on Mother Nature’s mood, though 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


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 a your 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 Mr./Ms. Friday for this month’s full moon dates.

Duration: As per the guest’s wishes

Soneva Spa

From soothing scrubs and oils of 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


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 in paradise 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 cafe 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 cafe serving delicious Maldivian food in 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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