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Unlock the Soneva Secret: Barefoot Luxury in Maldives

Soneva Secret villa
Soneva, one of the most renowned and beloved resort brand in the Maldives is set to open their brand new property Soneva Secret this year.

After thirty years in the Making, the secret is finally out! Soneva Secret is set to officially open in March 2024, but guests looking to experience the Soneva hospitality will be able to check in to the resort from January 10, 2024, onwards.

The barefoot luxury resort is set to provide the ultimate privacy and seclusion, where the beauty of nature abounds. Featuring 14 overwater and island villas, including the Maldives’ only floating villa, Soneva Secret is set to provide the Soneva hospitality that travellers are seeking.

Taking barefoot luxury up a notch, each Soneva secret villa features a dedicated team of three. This includes a Barefoot Guardian, Barefoot Assistant and dedicated chef, to ensure every stay is wholly personalised.

Explore the Soneva Secret Villas

The Beach Hideaway Villa

Spread over two floors, the Beach Hideaway Villa is perfect for travellers seeking lush jungles and pristine white sandy beaches. Just steps away from the beautiful waters of the Maldives, this room category provides plenty of room for relaxing with 448 square metres of space. The master bedroom is perfect for those who love stargazing as it is set with a retractable roof. The spacious outdoor bathroom includes a sunken bath, indoor and outdoor showers as well as a dedicated dressing area. Moreover, guests can also find a fully equipped gym and children’s room with an ensuite shower room situated at the back of the villa. Outside, a wooden terrace with a private freshwater pool a sunken dining area and a swinging daybed can be found for relaxing. The first floor also features a spa treatment room and al fresco dining sala with daybeds.

The Overwater Hideaway Villa:

The Overwater Hideaway features an expansive master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, toilet and dressing room. Providing 461 square metres of space to enjoy, this villa category also features a retractable roof, which reveals the starry night sky. There’s also an adjoining children’s bedroom with an ensuite shower and toilet. The villa features an open-plan living room, as well as a large outdoor deck featuring a private freshwater pool, sunken dining area, catamaran nets and a daybed. The first floor of this villa features a spa treatment room, dining sala with daybeds and a curved waterslide into the lagoon.

The Castaway Villa

The first of its kind in the Maldives, the Castaway is the floating villa offering the ultimate in overwater living. Spread across two floors, this exclusive villa is only accessible by sea. With 461 square meters of space to enjoy, the villa is consciously designed to be unaffected by wave movements making it completely safe. This exciting new villa category villa features Soneva’s signature saltwater pool and curved slide straight into the lagoon, as well as a retractable roof over the master bedroom for stargazing. This villa category also features a retractable roof over the master bedroom for stargazing. An additional double bedroom with an ensuite shower room and toilet is situated at the back of the villa, alongside a fully equipped gym overlooking the surrounding turquoise waters. Upstairs, a spa treatment room, a waterslide into the lagoon and an al fresco dining sala complete this private, exclusive space.

If you’re ready to explore Soneva Secret, get ready to make your bookings and be one of the first travellers to explore this resort. Located just 75 minutes by seaplane, your trip to Soneva Secret is set out to be breathtaking.

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Unveiling SO/ Maldives: A Spectacular Grand Opening Celebration!

Taking the front-row to unveil the latest resort in the Maldives!

SO/ Maldives has officially opened up the avant-garde island with its grand opening hosted on 23rd March 2024. The much-anticipated opening of SO/ Maldives adds a third resort to the beautiful collection of resorts at CROSSROADS Maldives. With this, travellers can now explore SO/ Maldives, SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, all at CROSSROADS Maldives!

Exploring SO/ Maldives

Located just 15 minutes by speedboat, SO/ Maldives boasts 80 breathtaking luxury villas, including beachfront and overwater villas. All of the villas offer an open-plan living floor plan with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean! Every stay at this resort is a memorable experience, as each villa comes with a private pool and deck. No matter which villa you choose to stay in, the crystal-clear waters of the Maldives are just a few steps away.

Everything from the beautiful villas to the unique experiences at this luxury resort brings travellers to an island getaway rooted in fashion and art. In addition to its diverse dining options, the resort also offers a bohemian beach club overlooking the turquoise ocean, as well as a serene spa for ultimate relaxation.

World-Class Dining Options

For all-day dining experiences, guests can explore the tastes of Citronelle Club. Inspired by the flavours of Asia, Citronelle Club brings a laid-back experience to your vacation.

Guests can also explore amazing Mediterranean flavours at the Lazuli Beach Club. Additionally, guests can also explore the atmosphere and aromatic flavours of Arabian nights with Levantine cuisine served at the signature restaurant Hadaba.

Exploring the Bespoke Spa

Whether you’re looking for a laid-back or active getaway, SO/ Maldives brings it all to the table. Guests can explore a bespoke spa featuring a hammam, steam and sauna, modern organic treatment rooms, and a state-of-the-art gym!

The Grand Opening Party – A Front-Row Experience!

On 23rd March, SO/ Maldives invited travellers to take the front row as the resort officially opened its doors for a castaway experience in the Maldives. The grand opening party brought a fusion of luxury and avant-garde styles. The evening kicked off with an exquisite soirée featuring a Veuve Clicquot takeover compliment by the gastronomic artist of Chef Dharshan.

As the sun started setting on the horizon of the beautiful resort, SO/ Maldives showcased one of the first international fashion shows to take place in the Maldives. Showcasing the swimwear collections by Milin, the evening was also graced with beautiful live music by Lydia and enchanting tunes of the saxophone.

Travellers then got to experience a lavish seafood dining experience under the star-lit sky of the Maldives. The spread featured everything you could ever imagine, from lobsters to beef and pasta to sushi rolls and more! During the dinner, SO/ Maldives surprised its guests with a lucky draw, with featured stays at SO/ hotels around the globe. From Paris to Dubai and the Maldives, winners got free stays and experience, allowing them to explore the brand in different parts of the world.

The evening came to an end with the celebration of Earth Hour and an after-party to remember! As the lights dimmed, Habeys Bodu Beru took over to drum the beats of traditional Maldivian music. Following this exceptional performance, DJ Basil took over the electrifying after-party.

Booking Your Stay at SO/ Maldives

If you’re looking for a luxury and avant-garde getaway in the Maldives, get ready and book your trip to SO/ Maldives now. Your stay at this beautiful resort starts at just $1300+++. You can elevate your experience at the bespoke resort by upgrading your stay to a half-board package now.

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