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  • Company
  • Secret Paradise
  • Year Established
  • 2012
  • Online Social Profiles
  • Phone Number
  • +960 3355590
  • Location
  • Huvandhumaa Hingun
    Hulhumale, Male

Company Details

  • Hours of Operation
  • Office Opening Hours 09:00-18:00
  • Accepted Forms of Payments
  • USD$ Cash
    MVR Cash
    Bank Transfer
  • Credentials
  • Member Maldvives Marketing & PR Corporation
    Affiliate Member World Federation Tourist Guide Association
    Recommended by National Geographic, ABTA & Responsibletravel.com
  • Honors & Awards
  • Longlisted World Responsible Travel Awards 2015
    TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
    TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

More About Secret Paradise

Since 2012 Secret Paradise has been at the forefront of the Maldives local island tourism industry, promoting and supporting guesthouses, dive centres and activity operators based on locally inhabited islands throughout the Maldives archipelago. Secret Paradise tours are designed to allow guests to engage with local people and experience the best from a paradise generally known as a luxury resort destination.

The basis of our tours has always been to allow guests to learn about the Maldives, its culture, beliefs, and traditions and what better way to do this than to see the country through the eyes of a local and experience daily life by travelling by public ferry, staying on a locally inhabited island where the local community benefit directly from the income gained from local island tourism, sharing breakfast with a family in their home, exchanging stories of daily life, relaxing with a coffee in a local café with their local tour guide.

Our journey started in 2012 when the opportunity to relocate to the Maldives arose for founding partner Ruth Franklin.Following 27 years’ service with the retailer British Home Stores, which included management of the BHS flagship store in Oxford Street London, Ruth packed her suitcase, gathered her SCUBA dive gear and headed for a new challenge in the Maldives, a destination she was no stranger to having visited the archipelago on 30 occasions during the preceding 10 years.

With changes in local laws at that time allowing guests the opportunity to stay on locally inhabited islands Ruth was keen to create an alternative to the exclusive resort style holidays and provide an opportunity for travellers to experience the real Maldives and at a more affordable price whilst supporting a sector that had a direct impact on the local communities Ruth knew and respected. So with the support of local businessman  Secret Paradise was born.

Responsible Tourism plays a very large part in what we do. We are mindful of ensuring we promote local tourism in line with Maldivian culture and beliefs and through education of both guests and locals we aim to protect the environment and limit where ever possible any negative impact to local life. At Secret Paradise we don't provide holidays we provide experiences.

Based in the Maldives  we complete bi-annual audits of all the properties and vessels we partner and source feedback from our guests. Our local guides all complete an in house training program as well as the Lead Amazing Tours program ensuring our clients receive only the best service and experience. As you would expect from a tour company we have a robust SOP, Health and Safety practices and conduct regular risk assessments of all our tours. 

Secret Paradise Member Articles


Travelling Safely to the Maldives

Whether you are taking a family holiday, travelling with friends or on a solo trip, at Secret Paradise Maldives we believe that the following considerations should be made before embarking...


The Opening of the Sinamale Bridge and What It Means to Tourists Visiting

The Sinamalé Bridge officially opened at the end of August 2018 with fanfare and fireworks! The bridge links the capital of the Maldives, Malé with Hulhulé and...


Solo Travel is on the Rise in the Maldives!

At Secret Paradise over the past few years we have seen an increase in solo travellers booking their trips with us. People are becoming more confident with exploring the world alone;...


10 Historical Facts of Maldives

For those of you who have been fortunate enough to explore Male with our guide Maahee, on one of our popular walking tours, you will know the reason why he is referred to as a ‘walking...


Are Our Efforts in the Maldives to Reduce Plastic Waste Really Worth It?

We are overwhelmed with the fantastic response from businesses and like minded travellers looking at ways to improve sustainability through sustainable initiatives like banning single...


Facebook Live - Secret Paradise Interview with Go to the Maldives

Many people still consider the Maldives a holiday destination for a once in a life time trip or if they win the lotto. How has that now changed?Indeed that still remains the perception...


Kamey’s Top 5 Tips on Visiting the Indian Ocean in the Maldives

At Secret Paradise we hand pick only the best tour guides to give our guests the most authentic experience of the local islands in the Maldives. All our tour guides are given specialist...


Join the War on Plastic with Secret Paradise Maldives Straw War

Thanks to our partners who have all pledged to STOP using plastic straws. http://www.lilyrestmaldives.com/http://www.guraidhoopalminn.com/http://www.bibeemaldives.com/http://canopusretreats.com/http://boutiquebeach.club/https://reveriesmaldives.com/http://www.ukulhasinn.com/https://www.mathiveriinn.com/http://boutiquebeach.clubOur...


How You Can Help Sustainability and Eco Tourism in the Maldives

Eco tourism and sustainable tourism may be a hot topic in the travel industry at the moment but it has always been an integral part of our philosophy and part of our mission statement.Secret...


Secret Paradise Maldives War on Straws

The now viral Utube video of the sea turtle having a straw removed from its nose with a set of pliers was certainly heart breaking to view but most certainly it appeared to make the...


Why Travel in Low Season to the Maldives?

Many people ask  “when is the best time of year to visit the Maldives” and our immediate response is any time! Typically May to September is regarded as low season...


Which Local Islands to Visit in the Maldives – Part 3

Although this is our third and final part for this blog series, there are certainly plenty more local islands to visit  and explore and by no means are you limited to just the...


Which Local Island to visit in the Maldives Part 2

As we continue our series of three blogs, our guiding team share their personal recommendations in order that you can find a local island to suit your needs in the Maldives.Visit Dhigurah...


Which Local Island to visit in the Maldives Part 1

Want to know why the local islands of the Maldives remain our best kept secret? This breathtaking destination is perfect for all types of travellers. Whether you’re a solo backpacker...


Island Hop and Help Clean Up the Environment in the Maldives

One of the tours we offer at Secret Paradise Maldives is an island hopping experience that allows guests to assist in local environmental projects. As part of our commitment to Eco...


Eco Travel – What Can We Do to Save The Planet?

Awareness of environmental issues are all around us these days. We see it in the news where we are reminded of the issues with plastic waste, polar bears becoming extinct, our sea...


Secret Paradise Packages


DIVE LOCAL BAA ATOLL, DHARAVANDHOO

Baa Atoll is blessed with a varied selection of diving sites, but it is the annual migration of manta rays to Hanifaru Bay which make the atoll one of the top diving choices.When:Available...


BACKPACKER CULTURAL BREAK

OVERVIEWFor a long time the Maldives has not been considered a destination suitable for back packers, yet alone affordable. But now with the introduction of local island guesthouses...


NORTH ARI LOCAL ISLAND HOPPING

Our North Ari island hopping tour is designed to allow guests more flexibility and choice. Part of the excitement of travelling is arriving at a new destination and exploring. We are...


South Male Island Hopping

SOUTH MALE LOCAL ISLAND HOPPING Coconut palm fringed islands, sparkling white beaches, tranquil lagoons, turquoise blue waters studded with coloured corals and an abundance of...


Short Stay Holiday Packages in the Maldives

OVERVIEWOur short stay packages are ideal for those looking to experience the Maldives on a budget or for travelers who also wish to experience resort life in the Maldives or are planning...


7 Night Family Activity Holiday in The Maldives

Just Add Parents & Kids!Secluded beaches, fresh water lakes, tropical woodlands and amazing sunsets provide the back drop to a week-long family holiday on the island of Fuvahmulah...


7 Night Cooking & Culture Holiday, Maldives

A Taste Of The Real MaldivesStay on the southern island of Fuvahmulah and not only enjoy the uniqueness of this Maldives Island but return home and impress your friends with your Maldivian...


10 Night North Male Island Hopping Adventure, Maldives

Travel Like A LocalIsland hopping over 10 nights allows us plenty of time to combine local island life with activities and relaxation. Learn and practice some of the crafts traditional...


7 Night Multi Activity Adventure Holiday, Maldives

Fun Guaranteed - No Experience NeededIf you are a more active traveller with a sense of adventure and an interest in watersports our multi activity holiday is just for you! Try your...


7 Nights North Ari Atoll Island Hopping, Maldives

Explore And Experience Your WayPart of the excitement of travelling is arriving at a new destination and exploring. We are also aware that on some days you may wake up and decide today...


4 Night Short Stay Experience, Maldives

Experience Paradise On A BudgetStarting and finishing at Velana International Airport (MLE) our short stay holidays allow a mix of cultural experiences, beach and ocean activities...


3 Night Budget Cultural Break Helping You To Start Your Maldives Adventure

Our three night cultural break is designed to either work as a self-contained budget Maldives experience or as a start to a longer independent stay in the archipelago.Staying on Guraidhoo...


7 Night Maldives Yoga Holiday

The hotel is located within an almost untouched forest on the local island of Hanimaadhoo in the preserved deep north of the Maldives. The dense vegetation allows not only privacy...


7 Night South Male Island Hopping, Maldives

The best way to experience the natural beauty of the Maldives and gain an insight into the culture and tradition of Maldivian life is to travel to an inhabited island. Our 7 night...


An insight into Marine Conservation - Maldives

Dive or snorkel the coral nursery with local conservationists and actively contribute to their conservation effort in Villimale. You will gain an understanding of the Maldivian ecosystems...


4 Hour Villimale Walking Tour - Maldives

Discover the quieter side of city life by exploring the smaller island of Villimale, located south west of Male. Our guide will meet you and travel with you by public ferry to Villimale....


Full Day Male City Walking Tour - Maldives

Spend the day accompanied by your guide. Following collection from your hotel venture on a Male City Tour, visiting the fish market, local market, Presidents Palace, Friday Mosque...


Full Day Local Island Hopping - Maldives

A trip to the island of Himmafushi and Huraa offering firsthand information about local island life. Our experienced guides will accompany you on a tour of each island sharing information...


A Taste of Local Life Food Tour - Maldives

It has to be said you can’t beat home cooked food and with our taste of local life not only do you assist in selecting the ingredients from the local market in Male you get to...


4 Hour Male City Walking Tour - Maldives

Spend time accompanied by your guide discovering the history of this capital city. Visit the fish market and local market, Presidents Palace, Sultan Park and Friday Mosque, Optional...


Discover Huraa the Local Way - Day Tour

A trip to the island of Huraa by public ferry offers firsthand information about local island life. Accompanied by your guide gain insights into the simple life led by the villagers;...


Secret Paradise Photo Albums


Which Local Island to visit in the Maldives Part 1

Want to know why the local islands of the Maldives remain our best kept secret? This breathtaking destination is perfect for all types of travellers. Whether you’re...


Dive Local

When it comes to diving, the Maldives is in a class of its own but the best dive spots do not have to cost a fortune. Secret Paradise have teamed up with local...


Discover unique experiences

Discover our home, its culture, beliefs, and traditions. What better way to do this than to see the country through the eyes of a local and experience daily life...


Our Guides

Our trained and experienced guides will ensure you have an experience of a life time. Their local knowledge is second to none. They will provide access to experiences...


Island Hopping Adventures

Day One: Upon arrival you will have time to settle in before either relaxing in the garden at the guesthouse or on the beach to watch the sun go down...


Secret Paradise Videos


Snorkeling with Secret Paradise Maldives

Come snorkel with us to discover underwater coral gardens and so much more....


Travelling by Ferry to Dhiffushi

Travelling by ferry to Dhiffushi takes 3 hours but is a great way to just kick back and cruise, viewing local islands and resorts enroute. This video by Mash brings us into Dhiffushi...


Turtle Encounter Maldives

Turtle encounter whilst snorkeling on our 7 night South Male Island Hopping tour. I wonder what you will discover when you travel with us? https://secretparadise.mv/...


Snorkeling from Ukilhas Island Maldives

Snorkeling just 10 minutes from Ukulhas and we had an amazing encounter with mantas. You can too if you join us on our North Ari Island Hopping tour. https://secretparadise.mv/...







Live Facebook Chat with Ruth from Secret Paradise

Want to know how easy it is to travel to the Maldives on a budget? Take a look at our live Facebook chat and you will find out how. https://secretparadise.mv/...


Secret Paradise Maldives

Maldives guided tours. Discover the real Maldives with the best local tour guides. https://secretparadise.mv/...


Facts About Clown Fish

Have you ever wondered why the clownfish aka 'Nemo' has such a special relationship with the anemones that you will commonly find them in when snorkelling? The clown fish...


During a trip to Huraa find out how to make the local delicacy rihakuru

During a trip to Huraa find out how to make the local delicacy rihakuru, a fish paste every Maldivian home is never without! Here we see the very start of the process....


Which Local Island to visit in the Maldives Part 1

Want to know why the local islands of the Maldives remain our best kept secret? This breathtaking destination is perfect for all types of travellers. Whether you’re a solo backpacker...


Secret Paradise Maldives Manta Ray Diving

Great to welcome Claudia and Jim today, hoping this will be one of their diving encounters...


Island Hop & Help Save the Ocean

One of the tours we offer at Secret Paradise Maldives is an island hopping experience that allows guests to assist in local environmental projects. As part of our commitment to Eco...


Discover our Secret Paradise

Secret Paradise Maldives specialise in cultural & adventurous, private and small group local island tours. Accompanied by experienced local guides we combine activities and relaxation...


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