Secret Paradise

At Secret Paradise we offer what other operators in the Maldives don’t - Local Island Tours allowing our guests the opportunity to experience the Real Maldives.

  • Hulhumale, Maldives

3 Days Culinary Vacations in Maldives

Available in August, September & October

Speaks English

from US$349
from US$349
Price for:

3 days / 2 nights

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  • Review by a traveler

    "We were staying on a resort during our 10 stay in Maldives and thought a day out in Male would be a good experience. We booked an afternoon cooking session with a local family (Suba). The day started with buying some food items in a local market which was great fun. This is also a good time to buy any local items you may want to take back home.We bought these delicious coconut sweets. We then took a ferry back to Hulmane where we cooked a local fish dishe at Suba's family home. We both enjoyed the experience very much"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Ruth and the team of Secret Paradise were truly amazing in making our trip to the Maldives an amazing one! We had a great time with our guide Shafaf. We booked 2 events, preparing and cooking a local dish with a local family in their home after having gathered the groceries with Shafaf in Male city; and a Male city day tour which ended the day with a visit to the nearby island of Ville Male to relax, have tea and catch up with the passionate co-founder of the Save the Beach organization, who guided us through their profound mission to preserve the local beaches through their waste and pollution control initiatives. We simply had an amazing trip in the Maldives due to Secret Paradise, and Ruth in particular!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler from United Arab Emirates

    "My family of 4 adults had planned to visit Maldives not exactly for the beach/water activities, but more of a cultural and scenery experience. So, a stay in one of the resorts was not really required for us. Also I needed either interconnected rooms or a suite as we all needed to stay together. I really did not have any idea what to do in Maldives if water activities were left out - this is where Ruth of secret paradise helped me to plan and decide. I was planning to stay in a Male hotel, but Ruth advised me to stay in Hulhumale which is more of a residential area with nice family beaches, mosques and restaurants. She booked me interconnecting rooms in a hotel in Hulhumale. I used secret paradise's day activities options like sunset cruise, island hopping, male city tour and taste of local life. Our guide, Kokko (real name Ibrahim), was waiting for us in the airport on arrival and took us to HM retreat in Hulhumale. Since it was windy with slight rain, the sunset cruise was postponed. The hotel was located right on Hulhumale beach stretch with restaurants and shops near. We left by speed boat for Island hopping to Hurra Island. We met some local families in the Island, saw the local boat making factory and also visited a dried fish factory, walked around the village, visited a shop selling momentos and Maldivian produced gifts ( found it expensive - be careful ) - went by boat to another island for lunch and returned back by about 4 p.m. Next day, we went for the Male city tour with our guide Ibrahim who gave us many interesting insights of buildings and monuments. We visited the food market as well as the fish market. We took the passenger barge for the trip back to Hulhumale where we had a very interesting time with a local family and had Maldivian lunch with them. This was followed by the sunset cruise in which we were lucky to see a lot of dolphins. Overall, a very enjoyable experience and would recommend to use Secret Paradise."

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  • Review by Marie Pauline M.

    "I've checked TripAdvisor and this activity was the first on the list. I emailed immediately and get the prices of the trips. At first I thought it was that expensive, but with the total experience, it was really worth the penny ! From answering all of my queries, getting all my schedules fixed and giving great suggestions it was beyond perfect. Ruth is so patient, friendly and has a great customer service ! Our tour guide was Kame who was so friendly, I miss my buddy, he took amazing video of us. I would really recommend all the travelers to book with them."

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  • Review by Ledie Quilit

    "Thank you so much, Ms. Ruth and team for prompt replies. Cinnamon Dhonveli day trip is highly recommended. The all access to all amenities of the resort was superb. Really one of the books."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Very prompt replies from Ruth. She is friendly and helpful. The staff, Koko and Zaff, were very friendly and they took care of me very good. I took a Photo Flight and Sunset Dolphin Cruise with Secret Paradise. Everything went well and it was an awesome experienced. Secret Paradise is recommended to all!"

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  • Review by Luchi Villarica from Philippines

    "Ruth, the sales director, was very accommodating by letting us know every detail of the arranged tours. When our tour guide, was late for a few minutes, we immediately received an email from her explaining the reason why the guide was late. Kokko, our tour guide was also very commendable because he was well mannered, knowledgeable, witty, and spoke very well. He even recommended a local restaurant that did not disappoint. We enjoyed our scheduled tours not only because of the scenic views but also because of him. Overall, we appreciate the prompt and excellent customer service provided by Secret Paradise. Ruth deserves being the number one tour manager / business owner."

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  • Review by a traveler from United Arab Emirates

    "Whale shark diving and quiet serenity. I enjoyed my trip very much. They made sure I was taken care of every step of the way which made me feel relaxed and happy."

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  • Review by a traveler from Germany

    "Excellent service. We had a truly relaxing holiday in Maldives with the help of Secret Paradise. We booked for an eight days yoga retreat and we are very happy with the service and did not regret choosing Secret Paradise to help us organize the vacation. Thank you for your service and prompt communication. More power and definitely a high recommendation."

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  • Review by a traveler from United Kingdom

    "We were staying on a resort during our 10 days in Maldives and thought a day out in Male would be a good experience. We booked an afternoon cooking session with a local family (Suba). The day started with buying some food items in a local market which was great fun. This is also a good time to buy any local items you may want to take back home. We bought these delicious coconut sweets. We then took a ferry back to Hulmane where we cooked a local fish dishes at Suba's family home. We both enjoyed the experience very much. "

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  • Review by Luxul from United States

    "Ruth of Secret Paradise is extremely helpful in planning a custom trip in the Maldives. She's extremely reliable and fast at responding, which gave peace of mind when dealing with Secret Paradise. Thank you."

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  • Review by Aenderson from Germanny

    "We had an exellent time while doing our aowd course with secret paradise! very helpful and friendly stuff and crew!"

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