The final months of the year are time of change in the Maldives, and a time for one of nature’s greatest journeys.
Trouble in paradise can transform a dhooni into a kaalhu, but people and crows in the Maldives go way back
Qualifying as an island is not always simple, but surely there’s room for one more in Gaafu Alif
In 21st century Maldives, there’s more junk and less jinn, but old habits die hard (if at all)
Seeing Gaafu Alif atoll from the sky can reveal a lot about its islands, painting a unique picture of North Huvadhu
The Maldives will never be famous for its agriculture but, true to form, Fuvahmulah is different
Natural, supernatural or naturally supernatural? The difference between the former is surely just our ability to explain
While security is not normally an issue on the smaller islands, even the friendliest house must take some precautions against local thieves
Inspiring millions of tourists and one famous writer, were today’s friendly fauna once fearsome?
TripAdvisor review, H.C.P. Bell (1879): Many Maldivian tourists have been the ill-fated survivors of wrecks on the Atolls who have but exchanged a watery grave for a slower death from an insidious pest…6 out of 10!!
A visit to the end of the world brings home the reality of climate change and its unpredictable consequences for an island nation
Revered in Tamil Nadu and eaten in parts of Polynesia, Maldivian fruit bats are regarded with disdain – neither sacred nor snack
The shores are shifting, but you’re unlikely to hear too many people complaining about it
Nobody’s home in the lost city, but the money is waterproof
The capital’s defences have adapted to new threats, but its oldest adversary may be unstoppable
As 300 metric tonnes of trash threaten to contaminate Male every day, an army of entrepreneurs are cleansing the island city
Truth is usually stranger than fiction, but this is a bird with more than a whiff of myth
Meet d’Artagnon – a green turtle musketeering with disabilities
The stillness of a Maldivian night is perfect for reflecting on life, both on earth and further afield