Renowned for some of the most private and luxurious barefoot luxury resorts globally, Soneva has a hidden gem. On February 9, 2024, the brand is set to unveil a new resort in Haa Dhaalu, the Maldives’ most secluded atoll.
Nearly thirty years in the making, Soneva Secret 2024 builds upon Soneva’s past immersive resort experiences, positioning itself at the forefront of exceptional hospitality. It aims to establish a new, unparalleled standard in intuitive, personalized services, featuring exquisite private villas and unspoiled surroundings immersed in nature.
Comprising only 14 beach and overwater villas, including the exclusive lagoon Crusoe Villas accessible only by boat and the Castaway, the Maldives’ inaugural floating villa, each stay is meticulously designed to coexist seamlessly with the untouched natural setting. The villas offer direct access to a pristine white sand beach and a sparkling lagoon.
Each villa boasts an expansive master suite with a romantic roof that retracts at night, revealing a sky adorned with stars. Additionally, there are adjoining bedrooms providing ample space for families or extra guests.
At Soneva Secret 2024, the renowned Soneva service reaches new heights. Each villa is assigned a dedicated Barefoot Guardian and Barefoot Assistant, ensuring entirely personalized stays and unique, rare experiences
Fourteen private chefs, one for each villa, meticulously craft bespoke menus and culinary journeys across various international cuisines. Every meal is expertly prepared for enjoyment in the privacy and comfort of your villa or amid nature at the island’s most picturesque locations.
The dining experiences at Soneva Secret 2024 are diverse, including “Out of This World,” a castaway dining tower, observatory, and wine cellar in the lagoon, accessible by zipline. There’s also a toes-in-the-sand firepit dining experience at So Primitive, and The Living Room, serving as the island hub with casual dining and lounge facilities, a library, boutique, and Soneva’s renowned ice cream, chocolate, and cheese and charcuterie rooms.
Rare experiences at Soneva Secret 2024 are tailored to reconnect guests with the abundant nature surrounding the island. The crystal-clear waters serve as an underwater haven, home to colonies of majestic manta rays, pods of curious dolphins, gentle whale sharks, and vibrant tropical fish shoals.
Family experiences extend beyond The Den, offering picnics on castaway shores, sunset dolphin cruises, guided snorkeling with an experienced Marine Biologist, and stargazing with clear views of the Milky Way alongside the resident Astronomer.
Accessing Soneva Secret 2024 is possible through a scenic 75-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport in Malé, a 40-minute seaplane flight from Soneva Fushi in the Baa Atoll, a 30-minute seaplane flight from Soneva Jani in the Noonu Atoll, or a leisurely full-day cruise from Soneva Fushi onboard Soneva in Aqua. Alternatively, guests can fly directly into Kulhudhuffushi Airport in the Haa Dhaalu Atoll and take a one-hour speedboat ride to the resort.