Soneva Secret


Why you'll love it here

  • Enjoy a peaceful stay in one of 14 villas at Haa Dhaalu Atoll’s first resort
  • Book as a big group or family for exclusive access to the entire island
  • Sit back and relax with the help of your three personal assistants
  • Experience the Castaway Villa anywhere around the lagoon

Best For

  • Honeymoon, Family,


Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect Maldives holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances and pre-selected seats
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Opening on January 10, 2024, Soneva Secret invites you to explore its beautiful barefoot paradise.

An ultimate getaway destination thirty years in the making, the resort provides exceptional service alongside sumptuous food and high-end amenities. Soneva staples include the complimentary chocolate, ice cream, cheese and charcuterie parlours – plus the zipline to the observatory tower.

Perfect for a honeymoon, there are many magical experiences from dining under the stars to swimming with manta rays or snorkelling with turtles. Whether you want to go for an intimate picnic on the private sandbank or dine on a floating kitchen out at sea, you’ll create everlasting memories. Additionally, each villa has a team consisting of a Barefoot Guardian, Barefoot Assistant and dedicated chef who’ll personalise your relaxing stay, exceeding every expectation from start to finish.

Also ideal for a family escape, the 14 overwater and island villas can be booked entirely exclusively. Children will love the one-of-a-kind activities at The Den while the rest of the family can delve into the resort’s picturesque natural setting. From stargazing to yachting, the island is your playground.

Discovery Dining completes your stay, presenting a personalised experience that features incredible flavours and culinary delights – including elevated wine pairings and limited-edition menus.

Soneva Secret is the only resort in the Haa Dhaalu Atoll, found on the remote island of Dhipparufushi at the westernmost tip of the Maldives. The resort can be reached via a scenic 75-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport in Malé.

Comprising 14 overwater and island villas, Soneva Secret is designed to offer the ultimate in Soneva hospitality. Each villa features a dedicated team of three, including a Barefoot Guardian, Barefoot Assistant and dedicated chef, to ensure your stay is fully tailor-made to your specific preferences.

Castaway Villa

Castaway Villa

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children

Consciously designed to be unaffected by wave movements, the Castaway Villa is the first of its kind in the Maldives. Accessible only by sea, the floating villa features Soneva’s signature saltwater pool.
Overwater Hideaway

Overwater Hideaway

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children

Stare up at the starry night sky from the comfort of your master bedroom at the click of a button. The Overwater Hideaway is a serene villa that even has its own spa treatment room for relaxing.
Beach Hideaway

Beach Hideaway

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children

Surrounded by pristine white sands, the Beach Hideaway is just steps from the sparkling lagoon and lush jungle. Enjoy a dip in the freshwater pool before unwinding under the endless blue skies.
Crusoe Villa

Crusoe Villa

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children

Spot a diverse array of marine life from the comfort of your king-size bed at the luxury Crusoe Villa. Spread over two floors, this spacious villa has a private pool surrounded by ample space for lounging.
Beach Reserve

Beach Reserve

Sleeps: 4 Adults , 4 Children

An indulgent villa featuring tropical gardens and direct access to soft white sands, the Beach Reserve is a paradise of comforts. The al fresco dining sala completes what is the ultimate private getaway.
Crusoe Reserve

Crusoe Reserve

Sleeps: 4 Adults , 4 Children

Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of an uninterrupted horizon at the wonderful Crusoe Reserve. Designed to ensure the utmost privacy, there’s an extensive outside deck with its own private pool.

Seriously Special

From the retractable roofs leading to stargazing from your very own master bedroom to the various array of magical dining experiences, any stay at Soneva Secret is seriously special. Whether you want to snorkel with turtles or enjoy a soothing spa treatment, your visit will be simply unforgettable.

Small & Personal

With your Barefoot Guardians, Barefoot Assistants and dedicated chefs on hand, your experience of Soneva Secret will be small and personal. Not only that, but you can book the entire island as a big group or family for exclusive access to everything on offer – the perfect tailor-made getaway.


For something brand-new and unique, the resort features the Maldives’ first-ever floating villa. Accessible only by sea, the Castaway Villa offers the ultimate in overwater living. Additionally, there are rare experiences and exceptional culinary journeys for you to discover during your escape.

The resort is home to an array of magical, tailor-made experiences. You can head out on the Indian Ocean for a unique dining experience under the stars or snorkel with the majestic manta rays and turtles around the island’s various bays. Fancy lunch on a deserted island, prepared by your own personal chef? Then you can dip your toes into the crystal-clear sea while your chef cooks a magnificent gourmet feast. On top of this, you can spot dolphins on a stunning sunset cruise, dine on a floating kitchen at sea or enjoy an authentic picnic on the resort’s private sandbank.

Discover the island’s Dive Centre, where in-house PADI instructors invite you to explore the spectacular dive sites leading to the awe-inspiring wonders of the ocean. Out of This World’s observatory offers breathtaking views of magnificent galaxies while The Den provides unforgettable family experiences and one-of-a-kind children’s activities. Used and discarded materials are transformed into recycled treasures at Soneva’s dedicated ‘Waste-to-Wealth’ centre, and the organic garden – which supplies fresh fruits and vegetables – is a wonderful sight to behold.

The Soneva Foundation invests in a variety of projects which impact environmental, social and economic issues in a positive way. Marine conservation efforts help protect biodiversity and habitats around Soneva Secret, with partnerships including NGO Save Our Seas and the Olive Ridley Project. An island-wide, insecticide-free mosquito management solution has also been implemented alongside funding for Care for Children – where the resort helped to open a national foster care training and resource centre for vulnerable children. On top of this, Soneva has successfully inculcated several world-leading environmental projects in their 25 years as a trailblazer. Ever since the beginning, the resort has pioneered a business model with sustainability at its very heart.

At Soneva Secret, there’s also a ‘Waste-to-Wealth’ centre that transforms used and discarded materials into recycled treasures. In addition, the organic garden helps to supply the resort’s kitchens and spas with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Soneva Secret travel information

We've collated some of the most useful location information to help inform your decision

When to visit Maldives













Best time

Good time

Average time

Time zone:+5 GMT

Currency:Rufiyaa, US dollar

Tipping guideline:A 10% service tax is added to most restaurant bills

Electricity and plugs:D/G - 230v, 50Hz

Mobile phone coverage:Good

Soneva Secret is the only resort in the Haa Dhaalu Atoll, found on the remote island of Dhipparufushi at the westernmost tip of the Maldives. The resort can be reached via a scenic 75-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport in Malé.

Other hotels nearby

Looking for more options? You might also like these hotels in a similar location.

Want to know more?

Call our Travel Specialists for a chat with our Maldives experts. They'll share their first-hand insights so you can find your perfect holiday.

Monday - Friday: 9am - 7:30pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm 


Travel Specialist

Not sure where to stay in Maldives? I'm here to help. Give me a call and I'll share my first-hand insights to find your perfect spot.

Meet your Maldives Travel Specialists

We have a full team of Travel Specialists with their own personal knowledge of Maldives. Give them a call today.

Call our Maldives team on

Monday - Friday: 9am - 7:30pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm 

The Inspiring Difference

Personal to you

  • We get to know you personally
  • Tailor-made holidays that are unique to you
  • Enhancing your escape with personal touches

Experts in luxury

  • Expert Travel Specialists with first-hand knowledge
  • Only the best premium travel experiences
  • Handpicked selection of world-class luxury resorts

Always here

  • Speak to us any time with 24-hour support
  • Premium concierge service
  • Personal relationships with our passionate team

Extensive experience

  • Nearly 50 years of bespoke luxury travel
  • Strong Relationships with industry partners
  • Diverse portfolio and exclusive experiences
ATOL Protected ABTA Protected IATA Protected Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Trust Pilot
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Trust Pilot

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office check

Stay in Touch

Subscribe to our inspiring newsletter to hear about exciting offers, trending destinations and unparalleled experiences

By clicking ‘accept’, you consent to our use of cookies to improve our website experience. See our privacy policy for full information.