Offering local island travel experiences and volunteer programs Secret Paradise allows you to experience the best from the paradise the team call home.

Secret Paradise is committed to providing affordable Maldivian travel experiences. We believe the idyllic white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reefs abundant with marine flora and fauna should be available to everyone regardless of budget.

Travelling with us you can expect local experiences that are affordable, fun and provide comfort along with a warm welcome. We hope you feel it is time to sit in the shade of a palm tree, slip off your shoes and adventure Maldivian style!


Our backpacker breaks are designed to either work as a self-contained budget Maldives experience or as a start to an independent stay in the archipelago. They provide accommodation, activities and access to local life that most travellers will not see. Equipping you with maps, timetables and useful advice and information they will set you up for  independent exploration of these beautiful islands. Discounts are available for would be divers completing a Discover Scuba Dive who then continue to complete Open Water certification.


Our 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 a vacation in Sri Lanka or India. They offer an excellent way to combine both styles of vacation, particularly as all packages start and finish at Male International Airport and should a package not entirely suit we are able to customize.


Our long stay experiences allow you to discover the natural beauty of the Maldives and gain an insight into the culture and tradition of Maldivian life. Travel between locally inhabited islands, accompanied by a local guide and really immerse yourself in local island life. We offer local island hopping experiences, cooking and culture holidays, multi activity tours, yoga retreats, diving holidays and a volunteer program. 

We are delighted to have been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellance and to have been longlisted for the World Toursim Responsible Travel Awards.

All our Secret Paradise tours are designed to allow our guests to experience the best from the paradise we call home, whilst ensuring that there is limited or no negative impact on the community or the environment. 

We aim to:

Use locally owned infrastructure.

  • To help put profits into local hands in order that they can benefit directly
  • To use services developed and managed by locals

Provide employment and business opportunities for local people.

  • To assist in coaching and development of individuals to widen their experience and career opportunities

Respect local customs and culture.

  • We want our guests to learn about local customs and cultural practices whilst respecting local dress and cultural requirements

Limit the physical impact of trips and work with our partners to educate and improve awareness within local community.

  • Wherever possible travel by public and not private transport.
  • Encourage our guests to deal with waste appropriately, lead by example and where possible take plastic waste home 
  • Request our divers to follow Project AWARE 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet 
  • Brief our snorkelers on reef etiquette
  • Coach and educate our suppliers and local partners.