Soneva Jani Debuts New Overwater Villas, Dining, Spa and More


Soneva has announced the launch of “Soneva Jani, Chapter Two” in the Noonu Atoll of the Maldives; this includes the unveiling of 27 brand-new overwater villas, a full-service spa and "Soneva Unlimited" all-inclusive dining, drinks and activities offering.

Ranging from one to four bedrooms, the new Chapter Two villas at Soneva Jani (accessible via butler-driven buggies and bikes along the winding jetty off the southern tip of the resort's main island) are among the largest overwater villas of their kind in the world, according to Soneva. Each has plenty of indoor and outdoor living spaces and terraces with sunrise/sunset views, private pools with slides straight into the lagoon, and outdoor bathrooms. Pretty cool: The One- and Two-Bedroom Reserves also have a retractable roof over the master bed for stargazing. And for families: All the rooms can be closed off, with a children's sleeping area located just behind the master bedrooms.

With the launch of “Soneva Unlimited,” the price of a villa at Soneva Jani, Chapter Two now includes unlimited dining at all bars, restaurants and in-villa dining; alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at all bars and restaurants; visiting Michelin-starred chef dinners and experiences; wines from the Soneva Unlimited list; experiences, diving and children's experiences; and spa treatments. Also included under “Soneva Unlimited” is a dedicated Barefoot Butler, return shared seaplane transfers from Malé, daily laundry service and daily replenishment of the in-villa minibar.

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Two new dining experiences at Soneva Jani, as part of the launch of Chapter Two, include Overseas by Mathias Dahlgren (which originally opened in October 2020), offering plant-based and pescatarian dishes from the noted Swedish chef, and So Wild by Diana Von Cranach, a fully plant-based restaurant in the resort's organic garden.

The opening of new Wellness Centre on Soneva Jani's South Beach is set for the second quarter of 2021. The 18,750-square-foot center has a beachside setting and will include two indoor therapy rooms and three open-air treatment pavilions. The Wellness Centre includes a dedicated Ayurvedic Clinic, as well as an indoor consultation room for visiting specialists. Alongside a cross-functional fitness area, an open-air yoga pavilion includes facilities for aerial yoga. The new complex also includes a retail space with sustainable apparel, wellness products and accessories.

Good to know: Soneva will be celebrating its 25th anniversary into the middle of 2021.

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