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“Soneva Secret”: The next luxury hideaway opens in March

Updated: Mar 19

Soneva Secret, Castaway Villa
© Soneva

With the opening of Soneva Secret in March 2024, the luxury hotel chain is presenting a new, even more personal holiday experience in the Maldives.

What does Soneva represent?

The luxury hotel chain Soneva represents a unique combination of luxury, sustainability and untouched nature, offering its guests an exceptional holiday experience. Founded on the principles of “Slow Life”, Soneva stands for a decelerated way of life that places value on sustainability, environmental protection and social responsibility. Located in some of the most breathtaking and pristine corners of the world, Soneva resorts are known for their exquisite architecture that blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings while still offering the utmost in comfort and luxury.

A hallmark of the Soneva philosophy is its commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. This is reflected in numerous initiatives such as using sustainable materials in construction, minimizing plastic consumption, promoting renewable energy and supporting local communities through educational programs and direct employment opportunities. Soneva is also actively committed to protecting the oceans and local flora and fauna.

Soneva Resorts guests can enjoy a variety of personalized experiences designed to reconnect with nature while providing relaxation and luxury. These include private beach dinners, astronomy sessions under clear skies, discovery tours of the local fauna and flora, and wellness and spa offerings that rejuvenate body and mind.

The culinary offering at Soneva Resorts is also shaped by the philosophy of sustainability and respect for the environment. The menus are characterized by freshness and quality, with many ingredients coming directly from the hotel's own organic gardens or sourced from local producers. Guests can embark on a journey through the aromas and flavors of local and international cuisine, heightening both the senses and awareness of sustainable nutrition.

Overall, the Soneva brand represents a luxury that goes beyond splendor and comfort and includes a deep awareness of the environment, sustainability and the well-being of local communities. It offers guests the opportunity to relax in a world of untouched natural beauty while making a positive contribution.

Newest resort: Soneva Secret

When the first visitors set foot on the fine, white sandy beach of Soneva Secret on March 15, 2024, they will contribute to an extraordinary event. Firstly, the resort is the first of its kind in Haa Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives. On the other hand, it is the result of 30 years of careful planning and development.

Even more privacy

As a pioneer in sustainable luxury hospitality, Soneva aims to introduce a revolutionary concept of relaxed luxury holidays to the Maldives with the opening of the new resort. Located in complete isolation, as the only resort in the atoll, Soneva aims to exceed previous standards of luxury in the Maldives. The resort consists of just 14 exclusive pool and water villas, accessible only by boat, offering guests an unparalleled level of privacy and exclusivity.

A special jewel within this unique resort is the "Castaway Villa", which floats majestically on the water. Every element of the furnishings is designed to blend harmoniously into the natural surroundings. Directly in front of the private villa, the crystal clear waters are home to manta rays, turtles and a variety of colorful fish. A special feature is the roof of the master bedroom, which can be opened to reveal a view of the overwhelming starry sky, conveying a feeling of infinite freedom and connection with nature.

TOP cuisine

It is a given that all the resort's villas are equipped with spacious outdoor areas, a fully equipped kitchen, a private gym, a spa area with sea views and luxurious furnishings. However, what is exceptional even by Maldivian standards is the fact that each villa has a personal private chef. This allows guests to enjoy customized menus based on their own taste preferences.

For those who prefer company while dining, the Out of This World restaurant, located in the lagoon and accessible only by boat or via an 80-meter-long zip line, offers a unique setting. Alternatively, the “Living Room” invites you to have a relaxed meal. Anyone looking for an exceptional fine dining experience will find it at So Primitive, where you can enjoy excellent food around an open fire. Eating with your feet in the sand, under the starry sky and with the sound of the sea in the background, undoubtedly increases the taste experience.

Secluded paradise

In perfect seclusion, but not completely isolated, Soneva Secret is just 75 minutes by seaplane from Malé's Velana International Airport. For guests who would like to vary their stay, there is the option to easily combine it with a visit to Soneva Jani or Soneva Fushi, as the new resort can be reached from these locations in just 30 to 40 minutes by seaplane.

For those wishing to expand their Soneva experience, the option of a one-day luxury cruise on the yacht “Soneva in Aqua” is available from Soneva Fushi. Starting prices for the most affordable beach and water villas start at just under €5,000 per night in high season, excluding 30 percent taxes and fees.


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