Signature Experiences

Inspired by the Sanskrit word for ‘wisdom’, Soneva Jani is rich in the knowledge and expertise of our Sonevians who unlock the real magic of unforgettable memories in this aquatic paradise. Spot dolphins on a sunset cruise; plant corals with our Marine Biologist, or explore the atoll’s best reefs with experienced dive masters. And when you need some time off from adventures, seek sanctuary in Soneva Soul, our indulgent island spa, or relax with a movie at our iconic Silent Cinema Paradiso, suspended over the water. Listen in through Bose Bluetooth headphones, while knowing you’re protecting our resident nesting turtles.

Enjoy unforgettable experiences at Soneva Jani. Every experience can be customised for a special occasion, celebration, or simply just because.

Water Sports​

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.
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 your wishes

Turtle on Call​​

Get a glimpse into the lives of some of the Maldives’ sea turtles with the help of our Marine Biologist. Don’t miss your chance to see a mother turtle lay her eggs in the sand, tiny hatchlings make their way to the ocean, or come to the aid of turtles who need assistance. Please let your Barefoot Guardian know so they can add your name to the Turtle On Call register.

Duration: Dependent on the turtle event or your preference

Tennis Court

It’s game, set and match at our island tennis court. Perfect your topspin with Grand Slam champions through our Soneva Stars programme, or practise your backhand with one of our Hosts.

Located near the North Beach Spa Champa and surrounded by lush jungle vistas, the court is open daily from 07:00 to 24:00. Fully equipped and open to guests of all ages, bookings are on a first-come-first-served basis and can be made through your Barefoot Guardian.
Duration: As per your wishes

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

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 your wishes

Soneva Soul, Soneva Jani

Relax and unwind in the serenity of Soneva Soul, spanning two wellness complexes at Soneva Jani – the original over-water Spa and our new Island Spa. Indulge in transformative wellness experiences, from our yoga pavilion and meditation platform commanding panoramic views across the turquoise lagoon, to our open-air treatment rooms bathed in the soothing soundtrack of ocean waves.

Relax and unwind with indulgent rituals at the Over-water Spa, or explore raised walkways that wind their way through the treetops at the Island Spa, with relaxation areas, consultation rooms, and suites dedicated to state-of-the-art integrative medicine therapies and functional fitness. A yoga pavilion and meditation platform sit high above the treeline, commanding panoramic views across the sparkling turquoise lagoon, while open-air treatment rooms are bathed in the soothing natural soundtrack of ocean waves or the gentle sea breeze rustling through the leaves.

Start each day with a salute to the rising sun with group or one-to-one yoga and meditation sessions on the soft white sands. Re-align your wellness goals with your lifestyle through the help and support of our resident experts, alongside visiting wellness specialists and healers from around the globe. Throughout the year, we also welcome a line-up of leading names from the world of sport and fitness through our Soneva Stars programme, from legendary tennis and football players to champion free divers.

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 drinks 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 to 3 hours

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 the snorkelling areas within the Baa Atoll, the only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve 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: 6 hours / Half Day Option: 4 hours

Soneva Academy

Soneva’s Science Courses
Soneva Fushi | Soneva Jani

We are delighted to introduce you to the Soneva Academy, which offers educational courses to children and teenagers (aged 12 and up) at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani. All our courses consist of four modules (3 sessions and one exam). The certification level takes young Sonevians from junior to expert, adding a new dimension to their schooling.
Duration: 5 hours

Private 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

Eco-Friendly Surfing

Discover 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

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

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

Padel Tennis

Experience the world’s fastest-growing racquet sport, padel tennis, with our brand new island courts and a star-studded lineup of professional players through our Soneva Stars programme – now at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani.

Practice your backhand, volley and smash under the Maldives’ azure blue skies, surrounded by lush jungle vistas and to the sound of waves gently crashing nearby. Following your game, cool down with a refreshing juice or nutritious meal at any of our dining destinations, where delicious, wholesome menus have been specially designed by our Soneva Soul wellness specialists to support you in achieving your long-term wellness goals.

Among the first in the Maldives, our new padel tennis courts are open daily and are available for private or group lessons and friendly games.

Private Beach Dinner

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