Soneva announces new Maldives resort 

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Luxury hotel operator Soneva has announced the opening its third property in the Maldives. The new property, Soneva Secret, is set to open by the end of 2023.

The announcement was made by Soneva’s Co-founder Sonu Shivdasani during a webinar with WGSN. According to Shivdasani, the new resort will be “remote, very private, small and offer a personalised experience”. 

The resort will feature villas and residences that celebrates the beauty of nature. Each villa will offer its own private butler, chef de partie and runner. More details are to be revealed in September. 

Shivdasani also revealed plans to open a fourth property in the Maldives as well as a debut in Japan.

Soneva currently operates two resorts in the Maldives; Soneva Fushi, Soneva Jani as well as its chartered yacht, Soneva in Aqua.

Soneva’s core philosophy revolves around the acronym SLOW LIFE: sustainable, local, organic, wellness, learning, inspiring, and fun experiences. This commitment to holistic well-being is reflected in the brand’s carefully crafted spas, wellness programs, and cuisine, all under the umbrella of its signature holistic spa brand, Soneva Soul.