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Soneva Secret: The Maldives' First Floating Villa

5th April 2024

You can now stay in a floating villa which moves with the tides of the ocean, only accessible by sea.


Soneva, renowned globally for its unwavering dedication to sustainability, proudly unveils its latest jewel: Soneva Secret. Located in Haa Dhaalu, the Maldives' most secluded atoll, this has been a project 30 years in the making.


Credit: Stevie Mann for Soneva.


True to its name, Soneva Secret promises a sanctuary surrounded by nature, offering unparalleled solitude and privacy. Founder Sonu Shivdasani reflects, "The island of Soneva Secret reminds Eva (my wife) and I of the Maldives back in the 1980s when we first visited. That experience of raw untouched nature is now hard to find in the country."


Credit: Stevie Mann for Soneva.


Among its 14 beach and overwater villas, including the exclusive Crusoe Villas (accessible only by boat), Soneva Secret sets a new standard in the Maldives with the introduction of the Castaway – the region's first and only floating villa.

Crafted to seamlessly merge with its surroundings, each villa offers direct access to the untouched white sand beach or the serene lagoon, featuring sliding roofs for uninterrupted stargazing.


Credit: Stevie Mann for Soneva.


Adding to its repertoire of Maldivian firsts, Soneva Secret invites guests to experience 'Out of This World' – a castaway dining tower, observatory, and wine cellar, only reachable by zipline.

Opening in April (with the Castaway available to book from July), Soneva Secret promises to be a luxurious Robinson Crusoe fantasy, inviting guests to immerse themselves in nature like never before.


Get in touch with a Travel Associates advisor to be one of the first to stay at Soneva Secret in the Maldives.