An idyllic sunset at Club Faru, a resort island close to Male, capital of the Maldives. Of the 1,192 islands, concerning 200 lodge the just about 3.95 million Maldivians, who are mostly Muslim (non-Muslims are denied citizenship, although they are not barred from visiting or working in the country).
Crabs wait the turn of the tide at an island resort. Maldives is the lowest nation in the world – the maximum point is only about 7 feet.
A storm departs after for a short time drenching an island. Being oceanic, the Maldives enjoy a humid but enjoyable climate year-round.
Resort islands are planted with a diversity of trees counting the national tree, the coconut palm, in addition to jackfruit, curry leaf and banyan.
The Maldives are coral atolls – islands that surround a lagoon. The word has its roots in atholu in Dhivehi (the language of the Maldivians).
View from the resort island of Club Faru. While the Maldives abides by Islamic Sharia law (among other things, women found culpable of premarital sex are flogged), the laws come into view to be relaxed at the resorts.
A two-masted yacht drops anchor at sunset in the high sea off a resort island. A assortment of water-craft can be seen in the Maldives, which relies a great deal on them for transportation between islands.
Our boat approaches the northern pier at Male, the capital of the nation and its managerial headquarters.
A Toyota RAV4 2-door passenger motor vehicle is seen outside an outdoor concert venue in Male.
The Presidential Palace in Male is the bureaucrat residence of the head of state of the Republic of Maldives. Though, dissimilar many other presidential governments