The simple way of life found in the local islands can be calming and very heart warming. Elders can be found thatching, weaving rope or engaged in various other hand crafts. Visitors find it easy to communicate with the locals since most of them speak English and a 99 percent literacy rate in the 300,000 population, is one of the highest in the world.
Visitors could go on exploring the untouched beauty of Maldives in the uninhabited islands since among the 1,192 islands only 200 are inhabited. Several protected and rare species of birds roam freely in these uninhabited islands.
The Maldives being the lowest lying country in the World is at great risk from climate change. The small island nation brought significant international attention to the drastic climate change by holding an official presidential cabinet meeting underwater which was a first in the world. It was attended by the president and the vice president and a declaration on global climate change was signed underwater.