Two Thousand Isles © 2017 Design by Naj
More than a century after being offered as a coronation gift, what can we learn from this sultan’s swing?
With resorts on their way to outnumbering island communities, a ‘local’ culture of five stars and foreign guests will soon be more common than five prayers and fishermen
The importance of the house in Maldivian politics and identity may be declining, but they’re still much more than bricks (coral) and mortar
Straight roads cutting through the islands are an example of development policies that can often leave islanders unsure as to where they’re heading
Cancel the excursions whenever the Maldives’ capital becomes quarrelsome
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
Visitors to the Maldives can literally taste the Indian Ocean thanks to perhaps the world’s most unusual Coke factory
On the eastern side of the island lies a tomb with a disembodied history
Nobody’s home in the lost city, but the money is waterproof
Returning to the atolls can be tough; to an island in the storm
After centuries of seclusion, Maldivian surfers are struggling now that their secret is out
The Grey Heron is found throughout Maldivian culture, but what does the Dhooni-do?
Football is played on every island, though modern artificial turf pitches are still a rarity
The lessons on the islands are more or less done, but school is still in session on the reef