South Malé Atoll
Go beyond the tourist trails
As a tourist it is not easy to discover what the Maldives are really like. You stay in your resort and are not free to visit the rest of the country. Although most resorts do organize excursions to neighboring islands, these are usually guided tours.
The highest divorce rate in the world
The Maldives is a collection of some 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean and home to one surprising record. It has the highest divorce rate in the world. The average local 30-year-old has already been married and divorced three times and is ready for the fourth. Ironically, it is also a favorite destination for newlyweds looking for romance on their honeymoon.