Mission Statement:

Secret Paradise remains the only operator in the Maldives offering local island multi day tours with experienced and qualified guides allowing guests to experience the best of our paradise home. We are your local island expert.

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.

Contact Information:

Secret Paradise
Commercial Unit B-1-03, Huvandhumaa Higun, Hulhumale
Republic of Maldives
(+960) 33-555-90 |


Ruth Franklin, co-founder of Secret Paradise Maldives discovered the Maldives almost 20 years ago, visiting as a scuba diver in search of mantas and whale sharks. Ruth’s love and appreciation of the country, its people, its culture and traditions was almost immediate and resulted in a further 30 visiting the years following. In 2012 the opportunity to relocate arose and Ruth who at that point had worked for iconic UK retailer British Home Stores for over 25 years felt it was time for a change. So together with the support of a local business man, Secret Paradise Maldives was formed. Their mission to introduce the Real Maldives to guests and provide unique Maldives holidays that were affordable, and fun whilst supporting local communities.

Local Island and Guesthouse Tourism in the Maldives continues to grow offering an alternative holiday to the more traditional luxury resort stay at a more affordable price. Since 2012 Secret Paradise has provided a range of unique local island multi tours and holidays as well as day tours and guesthouse accommodation options. All combine the beauty of the Maldives, with activities and cultural engagement. Awarded the TripAdvisor certificate of Excellence 5 years running and in 2015 longlisted for the World Responsible Tourism awards.

Areas of Expertise:

Responsible Travel & Tourism
Maldives Local Island Tourism
Maldives Budget Travel
Day Tours
Multi Day adventure and cultural tours