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... water slide into the ocean, panoramic electric roof in the bedroom, private lagoon, outdoor shower area, hot tub, massage...
... noisy and because of the waves the furniture- the living room table is vibrating and making different noises at night, the...
... in a sunset villa, which was villa number 1 and had 2 bedrooms. They’re expanding with even more water villas and beach...
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how much watervilla price? alsoo watervilla & room prices are together ?
Answer from rvaz2018
Oct 2018 |
... with slide is about 2000US with taxes per night. The same room for the rest of the year is about 3500US. These prices...
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Mitali Patel wrote a review 13 Feb
Mumbai, India10 contributions
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We (my husband, 4 month-old baby and I) arrived at Male Airport at 2PM local time. At the airport we were greeted by the Soneva Jani staff who welcomed us, like family would, to the Maldives. Our bags and check-in formalities for the sea plane journey were completely managed by the Soneva team. We were briskly taken to the Soneva Lounge where we were administered a Covid Test (hotel rules), given refreshments and within 15 minutes boarded the seaplane that lands directly at the property (after a 40-minute flight).

After 5 visits to the Maldives – all of which have been spent at uber luxury hotels – you should know that Soneva Jani is in a league of its own. We stayed in Water Villa 98 at Chapter 2 (the upcoming part of the island). While we were a 20 min buggy ride away from the hotel’s largest common area (aka The Gathering which is also the largest over water structure that has been built in the Maldives), the privacy that we got at our villa was unmatched.

The villa had a massive infinity pool, water slide into the ocean, panoramic electric roof in the bedroom, private lagoon, outdoor shower area, hot tub, massage bed, deck that could accommodate a party of 30+ people, fully stocked bar and kitchenette and they even provided us with all the essentials for managing a baby such as baby monitor, sterilizer, bottle warmer, crib, changing station, infant toiletries among others. In short, we were short of nothing and to top it of, we had a Soneva Team member aka. Barefoot Butler to manage our every need during the trip. Our Barefoot Butler (Falak) took care of our hotel tours, activities, F&B requirements and even stepped in to baby-sit our 5-month infant so that we could get some down-time. Falak treated us like family from the moment we arrived till long after we left (still messages us to check how are baby is doing!).

With a variety of 8 restaurants (many of which have been cured by Michelin and world-renowned chefs) to chose from, SO WILD and DIRECTORS CUT were our favourite. SO WILD offered a set meal prepared in Soneva’s organic garden (where we dinned under a star-filled sky). 90% of the food that we were served was from the organic garden. The flavours were explosive. Do try the seed bread. It was exceptional and the chef even baked us a loaf to carry home at the end of our stay. As for DIRECTORs CUT, its some of the finest and freshest Japanese food that can be enjoyed while watching a movie on the largest over water screen in the Maldives. When dining here, ask Evalyn (the wine sommelier) to get you Meiri Hyakunen Umeshu (the best plum sake I have tasted). While these meals were our favourite, every single dining experience was outstanding. In-villa dinning is a must so that you can enjoy the villa pool over the course of the entire day. When doing so, try the Truffle Mushroom Rigatoni – I ordered it 3 times over the course of our 5 day trip. And the best advice I can offer – do not miss breakfast at the Gathering. It is the freshest and most awakening spread you out there!

With tennis courts, spa, children’s den, dolphin (watching) cruises, snorkelling and dive trips, 24/7 ice cream and chocolate rooms to indulge in and a dream water sports shed that houses most motorized and non-motorized water sports, there seems to be something for every person visiting the island.

Yet, after all this, what stands out the most is the hospitality – It can’t really be described, so my strongest suggestion is, go experience Soneva Jani!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: Villa's far South of Chapter 2 offer maximum privacy but they are about 15-20 mins away from...
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mitali Patel, Sunny greetings from Soneva Jani Resort! A big thank you for taking the time to share such amazing feedback! Our Team and myself are truly delighted that your holidays with us were one of the best you have ever experienced. Our safety policies regarding the COVID-19 pandemic is definitely what makes our guests’ stay that much more enjoyable. To be able to roam around freely on a tropical island, with no mask is a luxury nowadays. We are very happy to hear that your entire arrival experience, from the airport welcome, to our Soneva Lounge and our Soneva Seaplane went smoothly, especially with a four-month old baby. Our new Chapter 2 unique overwater villas! They are indeed spacious, well equipped and offer unmatched privacy. Our Housekeeping Team is very attentive to all the little details, as you have kindly noted all the additional baby equipment that was placed for your family’s comfort. Falak has indeed created a very special bond with your baby who has also won over the hearts of all our Barefoot Butlers. They still talk about how cute he was. I will personally share your feedback with Falak who cannot wait to see you again. Thank you for highlighting some of our many dining destinations. We aim to offer different dining options in terms of cuisine, location and general ambiance with the freshest products, directly picked from our gardens. We are pleased that you’ve enjoyed some of our activities and services as well as the chocolate and ice-cream rooms – which is one of the highlights in Soneva. The Team and myself look forward to welcoming you back for your 7th visit to the Maldives! Best wishes, Shaaz
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Manuca wrote a review Jan 2021
Greater London, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
We were dreaming to have an amazing holiday in Maldives and we chose this hotel because of the beautiful photos on instagram and nice reviews but it was a total disappointment. We are on our 10th trip to Maldives and we stayed on many different islands but the experience at Soneva Jani wasn’t a nice one- we could not sleep the whole time because there is no phonic insulation in the villa and at night is very noisy and because of the waves the furniture- the living room table is vibrating and making different noises at night, the pool from the vila is very cold and the pool is not well maintained. There is no main beach where people can meet and have drinks because this main beach has dirty water and very shallow. There is no service on the beach. Our daughter wanted to do
some water sport- wakeboarding but she could not do it because the boat was not available- she could do it only with a jet ski. The options of restaurants and menus were very poor and the cooking was not satisfactory. The only positive thing I must say was the staff. People were very nice and kind but unfortunately they could not save our holiday. I will definitely not recommend this hotel for a family holiday.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 11 Jan 2021
Dear Manuca, Greetings from Soneva Jani – One Island, One Resort! Thank you for sharing your impressions regarding your recent stay with us. You appear to be a very regular visitor to the Maldives and your selection of our resort through the many testimonials of previous guests certainly illustrate the thorough research most of our Guests undertake prior taking the decision to stay with us. As our villas are all overwater, the forces of nature can certainly be experienced and unfortunately during your stay with us we had some exceptionally severe weather which even generated a weather warning from the local authorities. Thankfully, this type of weather remains exceptional and I completely understand this had a negative impact on your holiday. All our overwater villas have their own private pool which our guests can enjoy in full privacy, with the heavy rains during your stay, I am afraid this affected the temperature of the pool water which usually basks in the sun and provides a lovely alternative to the seawater which you can slide into from your own personal water slide on your overwater villa. I apologise for the lack of service you experienced on our beaches, we certainly provide service both on North Beach and South Beach, it appears that you did not experience this. I am also concerned with your feedback on the quality of our Culinary Team and you can rest assured that I have relayed your feedback to our Director of Food and Beverage and our Executive Chef to ensure we can build on your feedback as we strive to deliver the best culinary experience throughout our 7 dining venues as well as our many private dinner experiences nestled in the most private locations around our island and beyond in our lagoon consisting of 5 different island. Our Watersports team use a variety of motorised equipment to deliver wakeboarding, fly board, watersky and many other of our watersports activities. I thank you whole heartedly for your kind feedback regarding our Hosts, we all endeavour to create lifetime memories for our guests and while I understand that we fell short in some areas, I am glad that you highlight our Hosts during your stay. Our Hosts and I would very much like the opportunity to welcome you and your lovely family back on a future visit. Perhaps in one of our island villas which can offer further shelter in case of adverse weather conditions. Best wishes, Frederic
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Melly wrote a review Dec 2020
Spain3 contributions1 helpful vote
The lagoon at Soneva Jani is literally incredible and the epitome of why you come to the Maldives for the crystal clear waters!

Not only are the villas amazing (and yes, get one with a slide), but the hosts (staff) truly love their team and it reflects on all aspects of the property through dining, spa, tours, excursions, activities, etc...

We recommend staying here and at the original Soneva Fushi for a true experience. They’re both magical properties and I can’t wait to visit again!

We stayed in a sunset villa, which was villa number 1 and had 2 bedrooms.

They’re expanding with even more water villas and beach villas and I truly can’t wait to see where their creativity takes them next!

Thanks to the whole team for an amazing stay! xoxo
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 15 Dec 2020
Dear melp_4, Sunny greetings from Soneva Jani, One Island – One Resort!! We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us as well as the exceptional beauty of our turquoise lagoon and over-water villas. Thank you for highlighting our Team’s passion and hard work. All our hosts endeavor to make each and every one of our guests stay special. We all look forward to welcoming you back to our paradise island very soon. Best wishes, Frederic
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Parineeta S wrote a review Dec 2020
New Delhi, India3 contributions
When you reach Soneva Jani the sheer beauty of the place will totally overwhelm you. It's modern luxury with sustainability at it's very core. We had a 2 bedroom water vila with slide. The master bedroom has a roof that you can electronically remove and watch the twinkling stars at night. What an experience that is. The water slide in the vila itself is such a fun element. You could actually spend a lot of time in your vila itself but there is lot more to do. The experience that totally blew my mind is the overwater cinema. Imagine watching a movie with the sea in the background and a glass of wine in your hand. Mindblowing. Cant not talk about the cuisine the restaurants are one better than the other. Overall if there was more than an excellent review I would give that.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 15 Dec 2020
Dear Parineeta Sethi, Sunny greetings from Soneva Jani, One Island – One Resort! Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. We are very pleased that you had a pleasant stay in one of our unique over-water villas. The retractable roof is indeed an amazing feature that brings stars into your island home. Thank you for your feedback about the quality of our restaurants and our very special SLOWLIFE experience, Cinema Paradiso where we provide Bluetooth headsets to ensure we do not disturb our wildlife environment. Our Hosts and I look forward to welcoming you back to our island very soon. Best wishes, Frederic
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tanujberry wrote a review Oct 2020
New Delhi, India24 contributions21 helpful votes
It is good that all are tested in the comfort of the villa upon arrival allowing the freedom to move around the resort without masks for the entire stay. Even the staff are tested every few days so it is a mask free natural environment which is a huge plus today. And what an environment, the resort the view and vastness of the lagoon and the meticulously done expansive villa with a water slide was comfortable for my wife and I along with the two boys.

The design of the villa is superb and is difficult to fully appreciate even with the pictures let alone words used in the review. The salt water pool in the villa, two outdoor showers a lovely study that overlooks the lagoon bedroom roof that opens to the starlight sky, a terrace on the upper floor perfect for breakfast with a view like no other.

Soneva Jani has got it right in every way possible, with the small exception of the food which is not in line with the rest of the superlative resort. Have been to other resorts in the maldives but this location and lagoon and the the generous space of the villa and it’s perfect design. The service in line with the best in the world.

The kids became friends with Yasir our Mr Friday so much so that they made a YouTube video with him during the stay. Yasir made our visit overly comfortable and was available every moment not a single call missed, every message replied to promptly and picked up the sensibilities of each kid us to ensure that we enjoyed all that was available in and around the resort.

Our younger son asked if there was chocolate fondue and a three tier chocolate fountain with flowing chocolate arrives at the villa with strawberries and marshmallows for dipping as the chocolate chef overheard the conversation in the chocolate room.

My cap flew off into the lagoon while I was on a cycle and Narindra who happened to be walking past jumped into the water with his clothes to retrieve it.

Marvin the resident astronomer at so starstruck gave us a glimpse of the magical sky above not just through the massive telescope through which we could see the rings of Saturn and the craters of our moon but with his simple wisdom of the vastness of our universe even so that the kids returned to him to chat the next day.

The restaurant staff service was impeccable just that we felt that the food could be improved specially at the main restaurant gathering. The view and ambience does more than make up for it.

Cinema Paradiso with the Japanese cuisine chef akkira (not sure of the spelling) was excellent and we went twice to enjoy dinner under the stars and a film on a large overwater screen. A pop up Swedish Michelin star chef dinner was also excellent.

Snorkelling with the resident Marine biologist was a wonderful experience for the family. Our elder son went
Diving and also sport fishing came back with a massive black grouper that was then served for lunch.

Water sports were a lot of fun specially the seabob and jet ski.

The general manager who greeted us after our Covid tests also came to see us off at the jetty upon our return. The sea plane ride was lovely as well with a superb view and very comfortable specially the unexpected soft landings. A seemingly expensive trip was well worth it.

Learning about the possibilities and reality of sustainable living at Soneva was inspiring, something all of us can incorporate in our lives.

All in all a wonderful holiday and a big thank you to a all the staff at Soneva Jani.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 23 Oct 2020
Dear Tanujberry, Greetings from your Soneva Jani Resort! Thank you so much for your wonderful review and testimony to our services, products and philosophy. It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family during your recent visit and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon to our Resort. I will share your feedback individually with our Hosts as I know they will be delighted with your feedback. Indeed we have received a lot of positive comments about how testing all our Guests and Hosts really provides a reassuring environment within the current situation around the globe. Thank you for your feedback about the quality of our restaurants and bars and we will continue to build and develop our menus at The Gathering. It is especially inspiring to me that you have taken back to your home our Soneva Sustainable Luxury and will be incorporating this into your daily lives. Our Hosts and I look forward to welcoming you back to your Maldivian home very soon. Best wishes, Frederic.
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Answer from rvaz2018
Oct 2018 |
It depends when you go. I went in September, which is low season. The water villa with slide is about 2000US with taxes per night. The same room for the rest of the year is about 3500US. These prices include breakfast. It'sery expensive resort but worth it.
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Answer from Amidave
Jun 2018 |
They have a beach where they make kids play there is cycling for them There is boat trips for them Above four years they can go smirking There is picnics in the next island ten minutes away There is dolphin watching
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Melita C asked a question Jan 2018
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi How much is the 2 bedroom water villa with slide? Many thanks Melita
Answer from Soneva Fushi
Jan 2018 |
Dear Melita, Thank you for your interest in Soneva Jani! Please visit our website for the room rate according to the period of your planned visit. For any other questions do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you!
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joya16 asked a question Jul 2017
Sydney19 contributions47 helpful votes
Hello, Can the 1 bedroom villas sleep 3 adults? Thanks :)
Answer from SonevaJaniGM
Jul 2017 |
Hi Joya16, Yes, it's possible. We can convert the daybed into another bed. Warm regards, Patrick
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