Two Thousand Isles © 2017 Design by Naj
Over a million a year hope to receive enlightenment in these isles, but who put the message in the bottle?
Long before foreigners started using the country’s beaches for relaxation and release, Maldivians were doing the same…sort of
Natural, supernatural or naturally supernatural? The difference between the former is surely just our ability to explain
Inspiring millions of tourists and one famous writer, were today’s friendly fauna once fearsome?
Swimming is key for life and leisure in the islands, though modern developments mean people are increasingly confined to the land
While resorts have recently begun teaching tourists how to hold their breath, for most Maldivians (in the atolls, at least) free-diving is second nature.
Perhaps there’s hope for us all in the fate of finolhu, though the waves will always be watching.
The shores are shifting, but you’re unlikely to hear too many people complaining about it
Special swell receives warm welcome as wave arrivals continue to grow
The capital’s defences have adapted to new threats, but its oldest adversary may be unstoppable
Fellow mammals untrammelled by gravity’s shambles
After centuries of seclusion, Maldivian surfers are struggling now that their secret is out
A rarer sight in modern Maldives, the rhiya dhoni are still productive members of smaller island communities
The lessons on the islands are more or less done, but school is still in session on the reef
Land makes up just one percent of sovereign territory in the ‘ocean nation’. How big is the Maldives?