Soneva Jani, the newest property from the pioneering Soneva collection of eco-resorts in the Maldives and Thailand, has been included on the 2017 "It List" of the top new hotels in the world by the editors of the prestigious US travel publication, Travel+Leisure.
Inspired by a word that means "wisdom" in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani is located on the island of Medhufaru, part of an uninhabited five-island cluster in the Noonu Atoll of the Maldives. The highlight of the resort is its location within a private 3.5-mile lagoon with uninterrupted 360° views of the Indian Ocean. Every water villa at Soneva Jani is equipped with its own private pool, with some villas featuring slides going directly from the top deck into the lagoon below. The highlight of the villas is the retractable roof in the master bedroom, which slides back at the touch of a button for guests to stargaze from bed. The resort also features a spa, dive center, children's center, eco center, organic gardens, the first over-water observatory in the Maldives, and the first "silent cinema" in the Maldives, Cinema Paradiso, at which guests are given Bluetooth earphones as not to disturb the nesting wildlife in the area.
"To be recognized by one of the top travel publications in the world for this prestigious list is a true honor," said Sonu Shivdasani, founder and CEO of Soneva. "This is a testament to all of the hard work and dedication put in by our team of collaborators, innovators and hosts to ensure Soneva Jani is unparalleled."
The 12th annual Travel+Leisure "It List" is available now at www.tandl.me/itlist and will be featured in the March 2017 issue of the magazine, on newsstands February 14th.
Soneva owns and operates Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani in the Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand. Soneva in Aqua, an ultra-luxurious yacht, was launched in the Maldives in 2015 and sails out of Soneva Fushi. To learn more about Soneva, go to: www.soneva.com.
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