Soneva Jani is located on the island of Medhufaru within a 5.6km lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, and has uninterrupted ocean views in all directions. The lagoon is 35 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport, and one hour by speedboat from Soneva Fushi. The recently opened Maafaru International Airport in the Noonu Atoll is just a 15-minute complimentary speedboat ride from Soneva Jani. Stay in one of 24 Water Retreats, or one of 27 Water Reserves. The Water Reserves fall under Soneva Unlimited, which lets guests immerse themselves fully in the slow life with unlimited food and beverages, wines and alcohol, experiences, spa treatments, and each Reserve villa comes with a dedicated private Barefoot Butler. Five islands encircle the lagoon, each one with soft white sand and covered in rich tropical vegetation. Four of the five islands will remain untouched, making Soneva Jani the lowest density development in the Maldives. The overwater villas are spaced across the expansive lagoon, offering privacy and extensive views over the Maldives’ turquoise waters. The island villas are tucked into the lush greenery, providing the ultimate privacy, and all within steps of the beach. Soneva Jani’s main guest facilities are located at The Gathering, the heart of the resort. This dramatic three-story structure is home to the main dining outlets, in addition to the Soneva Spa, library, boutique and wine cellar. It is located next to the Maldives’ first overwater Observatory. Dine on succulent Sri Lankan Mud Crabs, Alaskan King and Kamchatka crabs and more at the Crab Shack. It was voted the ‘Most Romantic Restaurant in the World’ by CNN Travel. For dishes inspired by the produce grown in the organic garden and caught in the Indian Ocean, Overseas by Mathias Dahlgren is the newly opened overwater restaurant. Here diners can expect a selection of pescatarian, vegetarian and plant-based dishes for lunch and dinner. The new So Primitive features a central fire pit where every dish is prepared using the element of fire. At So Wild by Diana Von Cranach, guests can explore historical recipes from Nepal to Indonesia through a fully plantbased menu. Facilities on the island include the overwater Cinema Paradiso, the Eco Centro Waste-to-Wealth centre, organic gardens, tennis courts, water sports champa and the pristine North Island, a deserted island in the lagoon, perfect for intimate beach barbecues and picnics.