Soneva Jani hosts underwater Easter egg hunt

Soneva has successfully launched its first underwater Easter Egg hunt at Soneva Jani.

The much loved Soneva Easter Egg hunt was held in the turquoise waters of its lagoon on Easter Sunday. Five hundred brightly coloured artificial eggs were scattered across the bottom of the lagoon to be found and exchanged for chocolate prizes from the chocolate room. Guests of all ages dove beneath the waves to collect as many eggs as they could before all of them were found.

During Easter, Soneva Jani offered family unique and Easter-inspired experiences, as well as a myriad of dining and drinks events, including an Easter cocktail journey and dining pop-up in the lagoon, dinner by Japanese Grand Master Chef Okabe, and sunset wine tasting with Master Sommelier Konrad. The resort’s Den Team also organised a number of crafty, Easter-themed activities for younger guests.

Opened in December 2016, Soneva Jani is Soneva’s newest property and the world-leading luxury hotel group’s second resort in the Maldives.

Soneva Jani is located on the island of Medhufaru within a 5.6 kilometre lagoon in the Noonu atoll, and has uninterrupted ocean views in all directions. The lagoon is 35 minutes by seaplane from Velana International Airport and one hour by speedboat from Soneva Fushi.

Meaning ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani currently comprises 24 overwater villas and one island villa, with additional villas to be built in phase two. Five islands encircle the lagoon, each one with soft white sands 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 will be 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 overwater villas. This dramatic three story structure is home to the main dining outlets, in addition to the Soneva Spa, library, retail area and wine cellar. It is located next to the Maldives’ first overwater Observatory.

Facilities on the island include the overwater Cinema Paradiso, the Eco Centro Waste-to-Wealth centre, organic gardens, tennis courts, water sports champa and Zuhair’s Beach on a desert island in the lagoon.

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