NewsSeptember 10, 2020

Secret Paradise Awarded Tripadvisor’s Travellers Choice

Local Tour Company Secret Paradise announced today that they have been awarded TripAdvisor’s 2020 Travellers’ Choice, having previously attained  the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Hall of Fame.

New for 2020 year, all TripAdvisor awards and recognitions fall under the Travelers’ Choice umbrella to more clearly acknowledge businesses and their achievements:


Certificate of Excellence honorees are celebrated as Travelers’ Choice winners, known for consistently earning great reviews. These businesses are among the top 10% of all listings on Tripadvisor. Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected during 2019 from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide.  The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice winners are remarkable quality, service and value.

“Being recognised once again by TripAdvsior at such a challenging time in the tourism industry, provides us great encouragement and hope for the future and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Ruth Franklin, Co-Founder and Director at Secret Paradise. “Having worked in the public sector for over 30 years there is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by your guests. With the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice award based on guest reviews, it is a remarkable vote of confidence for our guiding team and our continued commitment to our guests Maldives experience.’’

This recognition comes as Secret Paradise prepares to offer safe travel and health and hygiene standards as required by The World Travel and Tourism Council Safe Travels stamp and Maldives Safe Tourism Guidelines. Tour operations will resume in December 2020.
Guiding tours since 2012, Secret Paradise offer a carefully developed  range of tours to ensure there is something for everyone, no matter the length of stay or the number of people travelling. Guest’s can choose to travel on a guided tour with one of their local guides, or travel independently, safe in the knowledge that the team has all logistics covered.

All tours provide carefully selected and audited local accommodation and travel by local transport. Secret Paradise provides education and opportunities to ‘give back’ . Learn about corals, marine-life, sea grass, mangroves and what happens to plastic, through presentations and experiences provided by their local tour leaders.

Traveling with Secret Paradise isn’t just about exploring the Maldives and enjoying the beautiful beaches and tropical waters. It’s about discovering authentic experiences and off-the-beaten-path locations that you didn’t even know were there to discover.