Vice President Of The Maldives Arrested Over Plot To Blow Up The President

The Huffington Post | Chris York | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK

The vice-president of the Maldives has been arrested in connection to a plot to assassinate the president of the country. Ahmed Adeeb's detention a...

Maldivian Retreats: Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Noonu Atoll

The Spa Spy | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Located in the lesser-visited waters of the Noonu atoll in the north of the Maldives, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is one of the larger resorts in the Maldives. It's also one of the few that is actually Maldivian-owned and Maldivian-run.

One Of The Most Compelling MH370 Theories Has Just Been Debunked

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

Among the myriad theories of what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is one which places the Boeing 777 at the bottom of the Indian Oc...

These Maldives Islanders Insist They Witnessed The Last Moments Of Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK

More than a year after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 we are still no closer to knowing what became of the plane and the 239 soul...

We Must Send the Maldivian Regime a Clear, Unambiguous and Robust Message: Their Behaviour Is Unacceptable

Lord Alton | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Lord Alton

It is in all our interests to send the Maldivian regime a clear, unambiguous and robust message: their behaviour is unacceptable. Mr Nasheed must be released, the charges dropped and the democratic process restored.

Free Maldives' Mohamed Nasheed From 'Alice in Wonderland' Trial - And Award Him the Nobel Peace Prize

Benedict Rogers | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Far from its popular image as a tranquil, tropical paradise, with sun-drenched beaches, crystal-clear blue waters and honeymoon couples, the Maldives today is a cross between Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe and Alice in Wonderland, with elements of North Korea, Burma and radical Islamism thrown in.

One Year On, These People Think They Know Where MH370 Is

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Could This Be The First Piece Of Debris From MH370? On March 8 last year, all 239 souls on board a Malaysia Airlines flight bound for Beiji...

Nine Overwater Bungalows to Escape Your Winter Blues | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

January and February are notorious for being the most depressing months of the calendar. In order to escape your winter blues, why not lust over a holiday in an exotic location? These luxurious overwater bungalow resorts offer privacy, luxury and unbeatable views.

Working With the Local Community to Protect the Ocean

Sonu Shivdasani | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Sonu Shivdasani

Teaching the local Maldivian children about protecting the ocean seemed the most effective first step in encouraging a new generation of environmental stewards. We recognise that we do not protect what we don't care about, and we do not care about things we do not know.

Five Holidays Where You Can Avoid the World Cup

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

Where should you go if you want to avoid the mayhem of Rio 2014? What options are open to those who loathe football or just want to keep away from the final score? Here are a few ideas.

Affordable Luxury: The Maldives

The Spa Spy | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Scattering the idyllic crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, with pristine white beaches, romantic sunsets, swanky water villas and holistic spa havens - it's no wonder the Maldives are among the top honeymoon destinations in the world.

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 | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

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

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.