Soneva luxury resorts reveal details of its newest addition - Soneva Jani
May 19, 2016: Luxury resorts operator, Soneva, has revealed details of its newest resort, Soneva Jani, opening in October 2016 in South Asia’s Maldives region. The brand’s newest resort will offer 24 water villas and one island villa, with each of them featuring a retractable roof for stargazing. The resort is set in a 5.6km private lagoon, located on the island of Medhufaru, which is part of an uninhabited five-island cluster in the Noonu Atoll. Within this secluded space, every water villa has a private pool and opens to its own stretch of lagoon, with some villas featuring slides going directly from the top deck into the lagoon below.
Soneva Jani will also include all of Soneva’s popular features including a Spa, dive centre, observatory, a children’s den, an Eco Center, organic gardens and outdoor Cinema. The cinema will be the first ‘silent cinema’ in the Maldives, as guests will be given Bluetooth earphones to watch movies so as not to disturb the nesting wildlife in the area. The resort will house five dining outlets, and will feature Soneva’s cheese, chocolate, ice-cream and charcuterie rooms that are complimentary for guests.
In constructing the resort, Soneva kept in mind environmental impact. The pools use seawater with UV filtration and the villas have been built over the sandy floors of the lagoon. Furthermore, solar PV will be a significant source of power generation at the resort. All waste-water will be collected and treated on-site, along with the production of drinking water which will also be produced on the island.
The resort’s soft opening is planned for October 1, 2016, while the official opening date is scheduled for November 5, 2016. Bookings can be made from October 1, 2016.