Soneva Secret


Nestled on a very exclusive private island, Soneva Secret offers a remote setting that guarantees unparalleled privacy and tranquillity. What sets Soneva Secret apart is its commitment to providing an unmatched level of service, epitomized by the dedicated barefoot guardian and barefoot assistant, ensuring a seamless and personalized experience for every guest.

The resort introduces a pioneering floating villa concept, the first of its kind, allowing guests to enjoy an intimate connection with the pristine surroundings. As a testament to Soneva's commitment to sustainability, Soneva Secret operates entirely on solar energy.


The unique culinary experience at Soneva Secret is curated by a private Chef de Cuisine who can expertly prepare 10 dishes from different nationalities. There are 6 dining options including:

Out of This World. Zipline to our castaway dining tower, wine cellar, and observatory, surrounded by endless sea views and dramatic skyscapes. Take your seat on the elevated terrace and enjoy curated culinary journeys and tasting menus, while our resident astronomer helps navigate the skies for a heavenly dining experience.

The Living Room. Home to a casual all-day restaurant and lounge, library, games room, and boutique, this two-storey clubhouse is the heart of the resort and celebrates fresh, seasonal ingredients from the island’s organic garden. Delve into more flavours at our dedicated ice cream, chocolate and cheese, and charcuterie parlours.

So Primitive. This toes-in-the-sand dining experience takes cuisine back to its roots, with meat, seafood, and plant-based dishes cooked over a central fire pit, inviting convivial gatherings.

So Cool. Discover a fresh selection of homemade ice creams, gelato, and sorbets in a range of flavours, including many delicious choices that are free from refined sugar, dairy, and gluten.

So Delicate. Choose from an extensive selection of gourmet cold cuts, the finest cheeses, and paired preserves – ideal for a pre-dinner treat and wine tastings.

So Indulgent. Indulge in a tantalising array of rich chocolates, indulgent truffles, delicate pralines, and more, all handmade by our talented team of artisan chocolatiers.


Astronomical Dinner Cruise - Experience a unique dinner under the stars on the Indian Ocean. Enjoy sunset views, dinner, drinks, and a celestial lesson from our resident astronomer.

Swimming with Manta Rays & Turtles - Snorkel in various island bays, home to majestic manta rays and turtles. Sightings are frequent but not guaranteed due to varying itineraries.

Sonu’s Picnic - Elevate your castaway experience with Sonu’s Picnic – lunch on a deserted island prepared by a personal chef. Enjoy snorkeling while your chef creates gourmet temptations.

Sunset Dolphin Cruise - Witness playful dolphins under the Maldives' skies on a captivating cruise. Snacks and refreshments are served as you sail into deeper waters.

So Private - Dine on a floating kitchen platform in the sea, elevated by a personal chef. Explore the house reef and dip in the crystal-clear sea while savoring sumptuous dishes.

Castaway Picnic - Enjoy a true castaway experience on a private sandbank. Sail to the island with a picnic basket, snorkeling gear, sunbeds, and an umbrella, then relish the tranquility of castaway life.


The resort features 14 private overwater and island villas, including lagoon villas, accessible by boat and the Maldives’s first floating villa.

  • 6 Beach Villas, including 1 Beach Reserve (for up to 6 adults)
  • 8 Overwater Lagoon Villas, including 1 Crusoe Reserve (for up to 6 adults)

Each has its own private access to the pristine lagoon or white sand beach. Each villa features a dedicated team of three, which includes a Barefoot Guardian, Barefoot Assistant, and dedicated chef, to ensure every stay is wholly personalised to not only meet guests’ needs but also exceed every expectation.

Guests are treated to expansive views from private outdoor decks and indoor/outdoor showers.


The resort is designed with families in mind, offering a variety of amenities, activities, and services tailored for younger guests. This includes a kids' club (The Den), a babysitting service, and a specialized children’s menu, with kids’ arrival kits available upon request. While parents relish private time together, our seasoned Den hosts are ever-present, overseeing every move of the children and ensuring they savour each moment in a safe and secure environment.

Getting There

Soneva Secret is the only resort in Haa Dhaalu Atoll, on Dhipparufushi island at the Maldives' westernmost tip.

The hotel is accessible via seaplane flights from Velana International Airport (75 minutes), Soneva Fushi (40 minutes), or Soneva Jani (30 minutes) to Kulhudhuffushi Airport. Guests can also opt for direct flights or a full-day cruise from Soneva Fushi, and a one-hour speedboat ride to the resort.

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Why we recommend Soneva Secret

“With just 14 villas, Soneva Secret is the hottest hotel to open in the Maldives in 2024. For those seeking an unforgettable and sustainable luxury retreat, the intimate resort unveils a world of exclusivity and innovation, making it an exceptional choice for a truly unique island escape.”

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