Maldives

Soneva Fushi Is 'Finished With Fins'

Sonu Shivdasani | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK
Sonu Shivdasani

2014 is set to be a busy year for us all at The Soneva Group. With so many plans underway to improve and enhance the experiences at our resorts, we are sure to never lose sight of our commitment to environmentally responsible tourism.

Swimming With the Fishes in Maafushivaru

Matt Glass | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Glass

Maafushivaru is tiny - just 500 metres long - and I immediately made it my mission to walk the entire thing over the course of a week. I didn't make it because the bar is in the middle, but it's important to have goals.

Real Men Go to the Maldives

Matt Glass | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Glass

This may sound like an idyllic, blissful paradise to some people. The beaches! The turquoise waters! The beaches and the turquoise waters together in one place! But to me, it was the source of quite some concern before our Honeymoon. You see, I am a man, and we men need excitement.

The Land of Stilts and Honey(moon)

Charli Morgan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

I have first-hand experience of how cheesed-off Adam and Eve felt after they were booted from the Garden of Eden, because I too was forced to leave Bounty advert perfection in The Maldives - and I never so much as looked at a Granny Smith.

The Shark Side of the 'Moon

Charli Morgan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

I am grimly accepting the fact that a Bloody Mary is no longer an acceptable breakfast, I must wear shoes and clothes again and won't find a dazed, melon-wedge grin on my chops whenever I look in the mirror.

Climate Change: The World's Most Beautiful Places Under Threat (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

Fancy going diving in the crystal clear waters of the great Barrier Reef? Or traversing the snowy climes Mount Kilimanjaro? Then you better move quick...

'Suspicious' Coconut Detained By Maldives Police Ahead Of Elections

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

Police in the Maldives seized a coconut amid suspicions it had been cursed with black magic and placed near a polling booth to disrupt upcoming electi...

Eight Impressive Hotel Pools

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

From a beachfront Thai pool that gives the illusion of being full of red water, to the world's longest elevated swimming pool, each of these pools boasts an unusual or unique feature. Guests will have the opportunity to swim above the lights of Shanghai, or float amongst the picturesque valleys of Bali's Ubud.

Volunteer Stories: Teaching and Sea Turtle Conservation in the Maldives

Frontier | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Experiencing a completely different way of life and culture made me draw comparisons to my own life. Obviously, it highlights issues of materialism and made me really appreciate the significance of family and community. There was only 5,000 people on the island I was working on. They all knew and loved each other and were so welcoming to the volunteers.

Maldives Girl Repeatedly Raped By Her Father Is Sentenced To 100 Lashes After Admitting Adultery With Another Man

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

A teenage girl whose step-father is accused of repeatedly raping her and murdering their subsequent child has been sentenced to 100 lashes for admitti...

Maldives Girl 15, 'Raped By Father' Faces Public Flogging After Being Charged With 'Fornication' With Another

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

A teenage girl whose step-father is accused of repeatedly raping her and murdering their subsequent child, faces being flogged for "fornication" with ...

Spa Spy: Escape to Paradise - The Maldives

Lisa Stokes | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Stokes

Brochure porn, I think they call it. When you drool for hours over photographs of exotic destinations. Thing is, when it comes to The Maldives, I've never seen the money shot. I've never seen a photograph that actually captures the true beauty of this breathtaking garland of magical islands...

What I Want for Christmas Is a Substantial Commitment to Freedom

Benedict Rogers | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK
Benedict Rogers

What do I want for Christmas? A genuine democracy and true peace in Burma, the restoration of democracy in the Maldives, an end to religious intolerance in Indonesia, a just and peaceful solution for the people of West Papua, and freedom for North Korea.

World's Most Innovative Hotels... in The Maldives

Mark Hodson | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

While it can only be a matter of time before the first underwater villas are unveiled, it's great to see hoteliers and resort owners looking to their local communities for inspiration. Sun, sand and sea are wonderful, but ultimately it is the people that give a destination its value.

Ousted Maldivian President Under 'Island Arrest'

The Huffington Post UK/AFP | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK

The Island President is now under island arrest. Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has been placed under a travel ban by the regime who to...

Obama's Falklands Gaffe: Argentina Isn't After The Maldives, Barack

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

US President Barack Obama is known for his rhetoric and well-spoken ways. However, during a speech at the Summit of the Americas in Colombia, Obama mi...

Caroline Frost

Keeping His Head Above Water

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Entertainment

Many a PR firm could do with the attention-gathering skills of Mohamed Nasheed, a man on a mission. The world's press flocked, bemused but intrigu...

Radical Islamism Will Continue to Grow in the Maldives if Left Unchecked

Benedict Rogers | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

When a democratically elected president is forced to resign by rebels within the police and military, threatened with bloodshed if he refuses, frog-marched by police and military to a press conference to announce his decision, detained for several hours, beaten up as he addresses a peaceful gathering of supporters, and then a warrant for his arrest is issued, I call that a coup d'état.

The Commonwealth Should Threaten to Expel the Maldives

Mark Seddon | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK
Mark Seddon

As the world watched the Syrian regime roll in tanks to crush, kill and maim its own civilians in grotesque numbers, a bunch of corrupt gangsters staged a coup d'état in the small Indian Ocean state of the Maldives. The democratically elected president, Mohamed Nasheed, was forced to tender his resignation.

The Effects Of Climate Change Are Already Here, Says Head Of NGO

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

“The prevalence of extreme weather is becoming more and more apparent,” says Ross Mountain, a former United Nations specialist on humanitarian and...