Soneva Jani Experiences

From stargazing at our overwater Observatory to sunset dolphin cruises and our overwater Cinema Paradiso, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Soneva Jani.

Browse our Experience Brochure to discover more experiences at Soneva Jani


Cinema Paradiso

Watch classic and contemporary favourites beneath the stars or take your Cinema Paradiso experience to new heights and book a private viewing, while our chefs craft you a menu of comfort food and nibbles. Refreshing cocktails, complimentary popcorn and ice creams can also be arranged.

Duration: Dependant on the turtle event or guest preference.

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 Butler know so they can add your name to the Turtle On Call register.   

Garden to Table

The organic gardens at Soneva Jani provide our kitchens and those of Soneva Fushi with fruit, vegetables and herbs. While providing the freshest of produce for our guests, having our own gardens also lowers our carbon emissions. Tour the garden with our Horticulturist and pick the ingredients or your garden lunch, you can also plant a tree sapling to commemorate your stay.

Soneva Spa

Learn new skills and rethink your lifestyle with a focus on wellness. Our in-house therapist can help you heal and move. The Spa is complemented by our fully-equipped gym and yoga pavilion, outdoor spa champas, sauna and steam rooms.

For more information and bookings, please contact [email protected]

Duration: 3 hours

Marine Conservation Expedition

To truly understand the fragility of coral reefs in our oceans and how you can help better protect them join our Marine Biologist on a number of tasks. Under their guidance, you will take part in a beach clean-up on an inhabited island, followed by a micro-plastic survey, coral bleaching survey, and a snorkel session.

Local Fishing Experience with Jawa

The Maldivian way of life revolves around the ocean, it provides them with their food and many of their livelihoods. Our local fisherman, Jawa, will take you out on a traditional wooden dhoni, then you can choose to either bottom line fishing or trawling. Your catch of the day will be prepared to your liking for dinner back at Soneva Jani.

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

North Beach Private Sunrise Breakfast

Let us take you to the North tip of the jetty, where a wonderful continental breakfast, prepared on the sea shore, awaits. As you delight in a delicious morning meal, bask in the almost spiritual light of the rising sun as the waves lap gently on the seashore.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Astronomy Cruise

Go on an unforgettable adventure as you head out into the Indian Ocean for an experience under the stars. Enjoy dinner and wines as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, before learning the secrets of the sky from our resident Astronomer.


Visit the first overwater Observatory in the Maldives, where you can see constellations in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Let our resident Astronomers guide you through the magic of space and share their knowledge of how ancient cultures used the night sky to navigate, harvest, hunt and teach.

Duration: As per your wishes


What happens if you fit a surfboard with a motor? You get an eSurf-board with a carbon fibre body that is hydrodynamic and stable. The board also houses the motor, and you control the handheld throttle. The eSurf lets you get up to speeds of 56km per hour, making this an exhilarating water sport.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Coral Planting

Indulge your ocean steward when you take part in our coral planting initiative at Soneva Jani. After a brief presentation you will head out to a floating platform in the lagoon where you will be able to tie coral to the planting frames before they are lowered to the sandy bottom. Every six months we will keep you updated on the progress of the coral you planted.

Duration: As per your wishes

Sonu's Picnic

Try Sonu’s favourite – lunch on a desert island prepared by your own personal chef. Take a dip in the crystal clear blue lagoon with our in-house snorkelling guide while your chef prepares gourmet temptations in this intimate setting.

Duration: As per your wishes

Private Beach Dinner

An exclusive invite to a private beach dinner on the South Beach of our lagoon, only a short boat ride away from the Gathering. Take your place at a table on the water's edge and enjoy a bespoke menu, created to suit your culinary palate.

Duration: 1 hour

Dolphin Safari

Get ready to watch dozens of playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun. While you cruise deeper into the waters, you will be served a selection of canapés and flute of Champagne.

Duration: 2 hours

Noonu Atoll Guided Snorkelling

Take an aquatic adventure through the Noonu Atoll and discover the diversity of Maldivian marine life, guided by our resident Marine Biologist. Our atoll-native sea turtles and rays may make a special appearance as you glide through the sea.


The Soleni Dive Centre’s multi-lingual PADI instructors and small group sizes ensure you world-class diving experiences. Choose from a number of diving courses and equipment is available to rent.

For information and prices: Visit the Soleni Dive Centre website

Duration: 1-3 hours

Eco-Friendly Surfing

Discover less chartered surf breaks in the Baa and Noonu Atolls, all within a 5 to 35-minute speedboat ride. Surf season peaks from May to September. All our gear is eco-friendly, as the first 100% sustainable surfing programme in the world. We encourage you to leave your gear at home.

Discover Eco-Friendly Surfing

Duration: As per your wishes

Complimentary Water Sports

We offer a range of complimentary non-motorised water sports, including kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing, kite-surfing and catamaran sailing. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis.

Duration: As per your wishes


We offer complimentary access to our fully equipped gym and tennis court. Private tuition is available at an additional charge on an hourly basis.

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