Packing List

At Soneva, we believe in travelling light. Don’t get weighed down with non-essentials by following our useful packing guide.

  1. Leave your heels at home – our ‘No News, No Shoes’ policy not only lets you feel the sand between your toes, but also means your suitcases will be considerably lighter.
  2. Keep it casual. Take your cue from our laid-back vibe and dress accordingly.
  3. Pack light! We offer a convenient, complimentary laundry service in all of our villas.
  4. Don’t bother with heavy clothes – our enviable climate is temperate all year round, so the most you’ll need is a light wrap or shawl. If it does rain, simply borrow one of our rain coats or umbrellas.
  5. There’s no need to bring bottles of mosquito repellent with your toiletries – we have both mosquito coils and lotion in all of our villas.
  6. We provide a range of complimentary non-motorised water sports equipment at the resort. Should you wish to bring your own equipment (such as surf, body, and wakeboards), please notify Reservations of the type of equipment and their dimensions in advance.
  7. Want to while away an hour or two with a great book? Visit our well-stocked library and Barefoot Bookshop to choose your favourite tome. Most of our villas also feature their own bookshelves, too.
  8. Our goal is to completely eliminate the use of plastic at our properties. Please don’t bring any plastics with you (such as water bottles) – we provide our own filtered water in eco-friendly reusable glass bottles. If you must bring plastic, we politely request that you also take it home with you.
  9. Please also avoid having your luggage wrapped in cellophane at your departure airport. Single-use plastics such as luggage wrap have a devastating effect on the natural environment, and we are currently campaigning to end their use in the Maldives.
  10. We have professional photographers and videographers at all our resorts to help you capture that perfect moment, so you can leave heavy camera equipment at home. Please contact us at [email protected] for further details and prices.
  11. For families with infants and small children, we will arrange all the essential equipment you need, such as cots and high chairs. Please refer to our pre-arrival form for more details, or contact us at [email protected].
  12. If you’re travelling with children, there is no need to pack all of their toys and gadgets – younger guests will love The Den, our dedicated zone for children of all ages, which includes a Lego room, dressing up area, cinema, music room, arts and crafts space and even a kitchen for child-friendly cooking classes.
  13. Need a charge? We provide adaptors in all of our villas and our electricity sockets are multi-standard to fit a wide range of plugs and chargers.
  14. If you need to stay connected to the outside world, we offer complimentary WiFIi at the resort. Should you wish to truly disconnect you can turn the WiFi off in your villa.
  15. To chill out to your favourite soundtrack, simply connect to the Bluetooth Bose speaker system in your villa. Each villa also includes a television and DVD player.
  16. Planning to stay active during your visit? We have everything you need, from yoga mats in every villa, personal bicycles and tricycles for guests of all ages, and complimentary use of non-motorised watersports equipment, including paddle boards, canoes, catamarans and windsurfs. We also have an on-site gym.
  17. Tell us your favourite vintage, and we’ll stock up your walk-in minibar or cellar before you arrive.
  18. Forgotten something? Our on-site boutique has all the essentials, from natural sun creams to the latest beachwear. At Soneva Jani, we even stock a range of swimwear made from recycled plastics.
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