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Soneva Secret is revealed: A new, ultra-bespoke resort concept in Maldives

Soneva has announced the introduction of Soneva Secret, an ultra-bespoke resort concept for a luxurious private getaway. Share

The first of its kind, Soneva Secret is set to open in the Maldives’ remote Haa Dhaalu Atoll, with its inaugural resort welcoming guests from January 10, 2024. Thirty years in the making, Soneva Secret epitomizes the pinnacle of hospitality, offering an unparalleled standard in intuitive, personalized service, luxurious private villas, and pristine natural surroundings.

Located in the secluded Haa Dhaalu, the most remote atoll in the Maldives, Soneva Secret features an exclusive collection of 14 meticulously designed beach and overwater villas. This includes the unique lagoon Crusoe Villas, accessible only by boat, and the Castaway, the Maldives’ inaugural floating villa.

Soneva Secret is revealed: A new, ultra-bespoke resort concept in Maldives

Each villa harmonizes beautifully with the untouched environment, boasting direct access to either the white sandy beaches or the crystal-clear lagoon. The villas come with vast master suites, complete with retractable roofs for stargazing, and additional bedrooms to accommodate families or guests.

At Soneva Secret, exceptional service is taken to new heights, with each villa having its dedicated Barefoot Guardian and Barefoot Assistant. They ensure a completely personalized experience, tailoring rare and unique activities for each guest. The resort’s 14 private chefs, assigned one per villa, create bespoke dining experiences, whether in the comfort of the villa or at picturesque island locations.

Soneva Secret is revealed: A new, ultra-bespoke resort concept in Maldives

Dining at Soneva Secret is an adventure in itself, with options like Out of This World, a unique castaway dining tower, observatory, and wine cellar in the lagoon, accessible by zipline; the So Primitive firepit dining experience on the beach; and The Living Room, a casual dining and lounge area that also houses a library, boutique, and Soneva’s signature ice cream, chocolate, and cheese and charcuterie rooms.

Soneva Secret offers a range of bespoke experiences, reconnecting guests with the abundant nature surrounding the island. The clear waters are a haven for marine life, including manta rays, dolphins, and whale sharks. Family activities extend beyond The Den, with options like picnics on secluded shores, sunset dolphin cruises, snorkelling with a Marine Biologist, and stargazing with the resident Astronomer.

Soneva Secret is revealed: A new, ultra-bespoke resort concept in Maldives

Accessibility to Soneva Secret is a scenic journey, with options including a 75-minute seaplane flight from Malé, a 40-minute flight from Soneva Fushi in Baa Atoll, a 30-minute flight from Soneva Jani in Noonu Atoll, or a full-day cruise from Soneva Fushi on Soneva in Aqua. Alternatively, guests can fly to Kulhudhuffushi Airport and take a one-hour speedboat ride to the resort. Reservations for Soneva Secret are now open, inviting guests to experience a new level of luxury hospitality amidst the serene beauty of the Maldives.

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