NewsApril 15, 2024

Soneva Secret Officially Opens

Soneva, renowned for its sustainable luxury resorts, has opened its latest masterpiece in the paradisiacal Maldives, Soneva Secret. Situated in the pristine Haa Dhaalu Atoll, Soneva Secret promises a bespoke experience unlike any other.

The resort, three decades in the making, epitomises Soneva’s devotion to exceptional hospitality while setting a new standard in personalised service. Accessible only by speedboat or seaplane, the property boasts 14 beach and overwater villas seamlessly integrated into the breathtaking natural surroundings, blurring the line between indoors and out.


Each villa at Soneva Secret comes with its own dedicated team, including a ‘barefoot guardian’ and ‘barefoot assistant’, ensuring guests receive unparalleled attention and service. Additionally, a private chef is on hand to curate bespoke menus and culinary adventures, whether enjoyed in the villa’s privacy or alfresco at the island’s scenic spots.

The resort offers six villa types, including the notable Crusoe and Castaway Villas, designed to harmonise with the untouched environment. Guests can expect encounters with marine wonders like manta rays, dolphins, and whale sharks, making for unforgettable experiences.

Soneva Secret 2024 is not just about luxury accommodation; it’s about curated experiences. Guests can indulge in gourmet dining at unique venues like the Out of This World dining tower and the toes-in-the-sand firepit experience at So Primitive. The Living Room serves as the island’s hub, offering casual dining, a library, a boutique, and Soneva’s famed ice cream, chocolate, cheese, and charcuterie rooms.

Tailored tours and experiences await guests, from sunset dolphin cruises to guided snorkelling with marine biologists. The resort’s on-site garden provides fresh herbs and vegetables for a paddock-to-plate dining experience, while its sustainable practices, including onsite water production and solar energy initiatives, minimise environmental impact.

Accessible via seaplane or speedboat from various points in the Maldives, Soneva Secret prioritises sustainability in its construction and operations. From FSC-certified wood to innovative energy solutions, the resort aims for a minimal ecological footprint.

Partnering with the Soneva Foundation Coral Restoration, Soneva Secret hosts a coral nursery, contributing to marine ecosystem rejuvenation. Environmentally conscious mosquito traps ensure a comfortable stay without harming the local ecosystem.