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In 2024, we invite you to take a conscious journey with Secret Paradise Maldives, your gateway to a locally rooted and sustainable exploration of the Maldives. Explore and be involved in taking actionable steps, aligning yourself with responsible tourism principles, all while preserving the charm and beauty of our island home.

Join us in 2024 and travel responsibly, absorb, engage and explore, leaving the Maldives having trodden lightly on its environment and contributed in a meaningful way.

Nurturing Nature

Every tour experience offered at Secret Paradise Maldives is designed with environmental mindfulness at its core. We follow sustainable tourism practices that tread lightly on our home environment including measuring the carbon footprint of our tours. As you explore the landscapes of the Maldives with us, you will become part of a movement that champions sustainable travel.

Venture into the enchanting realm of mangroves. Our eco-friendly kayaking adventures are not just a scenic guided tour but a responsible exploration of these crucial habitats. Explore the seagrass meadows that thrive in Maldivian waters gaining insights into their significance and the role they play in sustaining the biodiversity of our oceans.

From the preservation of natural resources to the conservation of delicate ecosystems, we invite you to join us in championing practices that ensures your journey has minimal environmental impact. Become part of a movement that values and protects the unparalleled beauty of the Maldives for generations to come.

“I’m so happy to join such a meaningful Eco Tour to Villimale. I heard the detailed explanation from the founder of the NGO “Save The Beaches Maldives” what they have been doing to save the beaches and ocean of Maldives. We walked around Villimale and learned how the place changed. I also learned how they conserve the corals and educate people to protect the environment. Together with the guide of Secrete Paradise Shark, we had a tea time, enjoyed some local Maldivian snacks and talk of exchanging each other’s cultures. What a wonderful experience!” -Helen

Ethical Marine-life Encounters

Our ocean experiences put the welfare and conservation of marine life first. We prioritize positive encounters by following code of conduct guidelines established by conservation organizations, which include Manta Trust, Olive Ridley Project and Maldives Whale Shark Research Program. By minimizing disturbance to natural behaviors and habitats, we ensure the well-being of marine life and create a harmonious environment for both marine life and visitors.

When you embark on our ocean tours, you actively contribute to marine life conservation. We support local initiatives dedicated to protecting natural habitats and aiding endangered species. Your participation not only allows you to enjoy the beauty of the Maldives’ marine life but also makes a meaningful contribution to the preservation of these invaluable ecosystems. Join us in fostering a deep respect for the underwater world while actively supporting initiatives that safeguard the delicate balance of our oceans.

“The 7 Nights Marine Life Conservation Tour is an amazing way to experience the Maldives, both above and below the water, whilst gaining an education and understanding of the marine environment from passionate experts from NGO’s Save the Beach, The Maldives Whaleshark Research Program, complimented by the Secret Paradise tour leader and the boat captains and crew. The benefit of booking Secret Paradise is that they follow the Whaleshark code of conduct. Something all trips should do, but so many don’t, so choose wisely. You do not want to be in a speedboat that runs over these gentle giants and causes them harm. The highlights were undoubtable the amazing snorkels with Manta Rays, and not 1, but 2 whale sharks.” -Janet S

Cultural Immersion

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Maldivian culture with us. Beyond the typical tourist experience, we encourage travelers to engage respectfully with local traditions and foster meaningful connections without compromising the integrity of the local way of life.

Join local ladies in the heart of their homes to participate in cooking sessions, learning the art of preparing traditional Maldivian dishes. Dine at local cafes, where the heartbeat of Maldivian social life can be felt. Engage with locals over evening tea, savoring the warmth of genuine connections forged in the cozy ambiance of these community hubs. Share meals with local families gaining insights into their daily routines, customs, and the intricacies of Maldivian hospitality.

We believe in creating travel experiences that go beyond the surface, providing opportunities for meaningful interactions that enrich both the traveler and the local community. Join us in celebrating the diverse and authentic culture of the Maldives, where every encounter is a chance to make new friends and create lasting memories.

“Opting for the 7-night South Male tour was unexpectedly the best decision ever. The experience provided me with incredible insights and experiences that I never imagined possible. It allowed me to connect with Maldives in the most authentic way, gaining a deeper understanding of local life, culture, and the incredible people who call the Maldives home. This journey heightened my sensitivity to cultural differences and emphasized the importance of caring for our oceans. Truly, it was a life-changing trip” -Jodel B

Empowering the Local Economy

Your decision to travel with Secret Paradise Maldives ensures a direct contribution to the economic empowerment of local communities. We channel tourism spending back into these communities fostering a more balanced distribution of benefits throughout the country. From ensuring our tour leader team is 100% Maldivian, to supporting local artisans who craft unique souvenirs to collaborating with small businesses and service providers, every aspect of your journey with us contributes to the economic growth and well-being of the communities you visit.

We believe that travel should not only be transformative for the individual but also play a crucial role in uplifting the communities that open their doors to visitors. Travel with us on a Maldives tour that leaves a lasting, positive footprint on the diverse and welcoming communities of our island home.

“Ruth and her team were very thoughtful in making sure the money that I did spend went back to local people and businesses (hiring local people, using locally-owned hotels and businesses). They are also a deeply eco-conscious company (which is apparent in the tours/activities they offer) and even provided me with a metal straw and bpa-free water carrier which was a nice touch.” – Justin B

Advocacy Through Action

Every tour we offer is a unique blend of sustainable activities crafted to nurture your mind, body, and soul. Picture yourself peddling through the idyllic landscapes with our bicycle island exploration, engaging in beach and sandbank clean-ups that not only rejuvenate the environment but also your spirit. Take part in coral planting initiatives alongside marine biologists, contribute to reef rehabilitation programs, and observe firsthand the positive impact of your actions on the delicate underwater ecosystems. Engage in ongoing research and data collection efforts focused on marine life and the environment, gaining insights into the unique Maldivian ecosystem and the challenges of conservation.

The possibilities are boundless, and each experience is crafted to leave you with a warm and fulfilling sensation. Your involvement in these sustainable activities not only enhances your journey but also contributes to the preservation and well-being of the Maldivian environment.

“I have been on two tours with Secret Paradise and if I had stayed longer, I would have loved to go on even more tours. The communication before and after booking was fast and customer oriented. The guide took time to educate about the rules of snorkeling in order to respect the nature, which I found extremely important. I felt safe at all times and both tours were a perfect mix in between learning and fun. Thank you for a wonderful time!” -Annika

A snorkeler checks out sustainable coral projectsExplore off-the-beaten-path

We extend an invitation to venture beyond the well-trodden tourist hotspots and embrace off-the-beaten-path locations. Venture to the north on our Discover the Deep North Tour and to the south on our Addu Uncovered Tour. We believe in creating travel memories that extend beyond the well-known tourist hotspots, fostering connections with the environment and the communities throughout the Maldives archipelago. We encourage you to travel during the low season, providing support to local businesses during times that are typically less busy, in turn contributing to the year-round sustainability of the destination.

Join us in redefining Maldives travel by exploring the less explored and embracing the unique charm of the Maldives, making a positive impact every step of the way.

”I have done many many tours around the world, but this tour, was one of the best tours I’ve ever had, and here’s why: They truly care about the environment. My guide Archie was honest, on time, responsive, educated, and genuinely passionate about preserving the Maldives. This company is going in the right direction in “proper” tourism for the Maldives.” – Dr L

Our ongoing commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism goes beyond the confines of our tours, reaching into the very fabric of our team’s ethos. We believe that responsible tourism is not just a promise but a way of life.

As a collective, we actively engage in supporting NGOs and environmental initiatives, including conservation projects and community marine life festivals. Our Climate Action Plan not only shapes the sustainable activities within our tours but also integrates eco-friendly practices into our daily operations. We allocate donations to support the invaluable work undertaken by local organizations and recognize the importance of amplifying their impact, providing exposure through our platforms to raise awareness among our traveler community.

By choosing to travel with us, you become an integral part of our shared commitment to a greener and more responsible future, ensuring that every journey is not just a remarkable experience but also a positive force for the world we explore.

In 2024, let Secret Paradise Maldives be your compass to making a positive impact.