Ruth answered all emails so quickly and helped us decide on a resort that fitted our particular needs perfectly. She also treated us with so much respect over, my little worries, of travel during Covid. She always treated us as valued customers.
Set on their own tropical island providing seclusion and relaxation far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Secret Paradise’s personally visited resort selection allows you to do as much or as little with your time in paradise.
Lounge on white-sand beaches, explore underwater treasures, indulge in a spa treatment, or just sip a cocktail as you watch the ever-changing colors of the sunset. Whatever your mood you can be assured of an unforgettable experience.
At Secret Paradise, we believe the beauty of the Maldives should be available to everyone. Our selection of local island guest houses and boutique hotels allow you an experience of a lifetime without being out of pocket! So, whether you are looking for an affordable stay or a luxurious escape to our island paradise home, let us start shaping your dream Maldives holiday today!
Having visited the Maldives on over 30 occasions before making the island paradise home, Secret Paradise co-founder Ruth Franklin understands your needs as a guest from a personal point of view and is always on hand to offer advice as you plan your dream Maldives holiday.
Just a few of our favorite resorts & hotels!
The Barefoot 4 Eco Hotel
This wonderful eco-hotel is a 4-star paradise located on Hanimaadhoo island in the very north of Maldives. They have encompassed ecotourism principles and sustainability along with pure luxury and an unforgettable stay. A half-mile, private sandy beach, and a turquoise lagoon frame the hotel and you’re invited to experience an authentic and relaxing holiday at an outstanding value. This local island hotel offers the traditional ‘no news, no shoes’ Maldives holiday.
Pearl Sands of Huraa 3 Hotel
This beachfront property is more in keeping with a traditional resort stay, but it’s located on the local island of Huraa, providing a great opportunity to discover local life and see the traditions of a rural island and its sustainable lifestyle. The facilities and amenities offered, however, mean that you don’t need to set foot outside the property if you do not wish. With a private beach, dive center, excursions, watersports, dining, and a spa all available, Pearl Sands is an ideal option if you are looking for a resort-style Maldives holiday on a budget.
Embudu Village 3 Resort
A great small 3-star resort at a great price. With a very natural feel and lots of vegetation, Embudu provides a sense of how Maldives resorts used to be. Rooms are a good size, simple furnishing but comfortable with all required amenities including an outside seating area. The buffet restaurant never fails to deliver and the waiters, some of whom have been at the resort for years, are engaging with a sense of humor. Snorkel directly from the beach and encounter reef sharks, eagle rays, turtles, and plenty of marine life. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing Maldives holiday you won’t go far wrong with Embudu.
Reethi Beach 4 Resort
What is there not to like about this mid-range resort located in Baa Atoll! A popular resort with a stalwart of repeat guests, including ourselves, Reethi Beach offers a beautiful natural island with lots of vegetation, quiet winding sandy paths, an excellent house reef, and for the eco-conscious a whole host of environmentally friendly practices and services.
Oblu by Atmosphere Helengeli 4 Resort
Another property within a speedboat ride of Malé offers a great house reef. Very easy to snorkel two or three times a day and encounter sharks, turtles, eagle rays, octopus, napoleon fish, and lots of fish life on every occasion. For sun worshipers there is plenty of beach space, as well as an adult-only infinity pool with sofa-style beds and loungers. The buffet restaurant offers a very good variety of food with live cooking stations including pasta, grill, Maldivian, and Asian. Something for everyone and you can choose to sit outside on the decking or in the main dining area. Another advantage is that a stay here can be combined with a stay at Oblu Select by Sangeli without the need to transfer through Malé. To sum up, this is casual luxury at an affordable price.
Sun Siyam Olhuveli 4 Resort
A resort that is smart and impressive and has seen a number of upgrades recently, we believe Olhuveli provides great value for money, particularly when it comes to their all-inclusive package. There is something for everyone here, from water sports lovers to families, to those who just want to relax and take in the views from the infinity pool. The property has one of the largest and widest ranges of accommodation options, however, this does not mean that you can not find the peace, privacy, and solitude that Maldives holidays are made of.
Hear From Our Previous Guests
Everything was organized in a smooth and professional way from the guide who met us at the airport to hotel and transport.
I used Secret Paradise to book a hotel and provide transport. Ruth was very responsive to my email inquiries. I had a chance to meet and talk to Ruth later in my trip. She is extremely knowledgeable about the area and runs a very professional organization.
Staff are super friendly and helpful. We borrowed the bikes and cycled around the island and had a really good lunch in one of the local restaurants too. This is so much better than a tourist island. Thank you Secret Paradise it was an amazing week.