The paradise island nation of the Maldives re-opened its borders to travelers on the 15th July 2020. Worldwide travelers do not have to enter into a mandatory quarantine upon arrival, nor do they need to produce proof they have tested negative for coronavirus. There are also no new visa requirements or additional fees to pay. The guidelines provide everything you need to know about what to expect when you travel within the Maldives and the safety requirements service providers need to take as a minimum standard, to ensure your holiday is a safe and memorable trip.
The Maldives does have a geographic advantage as an archipelago. Individual islands provide a natural safe environment for visitors, especially with controls in place when entering and leaving. These individual resorts or local community islands can also be quickly shut down if a suspected case emerges, which was seen at the beginning of the pandemic in the Maldives.
Like many Maldives businesses, local tour company Secret Paradise are certainly looking forward to welcoming back guests. Whilst confined to their homes during lock down, the team were working hard behind the scenes to ensure guest’s comfort and safety, but without losing the memorable aspects of their experiences and service.
Explore Maldives Unspoiled Nature
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. Secret Paradise guides enable guests to connect with both Maldivian culture, local communities and the environment, going beyond the realms of a traditional Maldives holiday.
One of the best ways to make a positive contribution to your holiday destination is by booking with a company that puts something back into the local community and Secret Paradise do this in many ways. Partnering guesthouse properties that are owned and managed by locals. Employing only local guides who between them have years of local knowledge and expertise to share. Promoting local island tourism in line with Maldivian culture and beliefs. Educating both guests and locals on the environment in so doing limiting wherever possible any negative impact to the fragile eco system of the Maldives.
The team at Secret Paradise ensures that their sustainable actions are not just limited to their tours. The team are involved with local NGOs – Nonprofit making organizations that are independent of the government and focus on environmental and social issues. Supporting coral planting and reef rehabilitation programs, the protection of seagrass, local island clean up events and plastic recycling, activities which guests can also choose to be a part of.
Every Secret Paradise adventure has been carefully designed to make sure you have an unforgettable Maldives local experience. A range of tours ensures there is something for everyone no matter the length or style of your holiday.
Choose to travel on a guided tour with one of their amazing local guides or travel independently but whichever way you choose to travel you can be assured of a unique experience with lasting memories.
Secret Paradise recognizes the importance of a robust Health and Safety process. Therefore taking guidance from The World Health Organisation and the World Travel Organisation they have reviewed their systems and processes to ensure risk is limited and their guests, team and community are kept safe and well.
The safety and comfort of their guests has always been important to Secret Paradise which is why their guides are already certified Emergency First Responders and Level 3 International Life Guards.
Their Health and Safety guidelines set out clear requirements and actions that will form part of their standard operating practice until further notice. They will be reviewed regularly and amended as necessary to ensure all official recommendations are followed.
These guidelines cover
• Arrival/Departure • Cleanliness • Local Suppliers • Accommodation • Transportation • Equipment • Guide Team • Community • Operational
These actions will form part of our standard operating practice until further notice. They will be reviewed regularly and amended as necessary to ensure they continually follow all official recommendations.
Whenever you are ready to start thinking about or planning your Maldives holiday, contact the Secret Paradise team. They are YOUR Maldives experts and have you covered.