Formed in 2012, Secret Paradise is owned by Male businessman, Mohamed Ziyad and developed and managed by, Ruth Franklin, a former General Manager for the UK retailer BHS. Following 27 years’ service with the retailer, owned by Sir Philip Green, 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 she knew and respected. Delivering high quality standards of service and professionalism you can rely on Secret Paradise to provide expert local knowledge, clear communication and honest advice. You can expect holidays that are fun, affordable and provide comfort, along with a warm welcome, allowing you to experience both the real Maldives and the best from the paradise we call home.