Maldives islands as a small whole world (Maldives)

It was casual that I went to Maldives Island. So, I had no strong expect for it, But, I understood that a place where many people visit over sea has the reason.

One resort for one island. The island's size for a round is 20 minute's walk to 1 hour's walk even in the largest island. It has a package of all facilities necessary for staying, and a beach, a coral reef and a reef edge where tropical fishes migrate is so close that they could reach soon by walking or swimming. The world is a size that a man can grasp easily.

They can see the instant of sunrise when the sun appears from the horizon and the instant of sunset when the sun disappears to the horizon within the range of some second’s walk or some minute’s walk from a room. An island reflects directly the change of light or wind from the morning to the evening that the earth creates, and they sense that they are with the world.

The fauna and flora are not abundant. It would be an ecosystem in a small island or a result of development ? Anyway, in an island, they can find no unexplored part or no unknown nature that stirs up uneasiness. Since an island is surrounded by sea, they don't encounter with suspicious outsider or beach peddler. The people staying there are only guests and staffs whom only one resort for one island authorizes, and the staffs are calm and disciplined.

In an island, the possibility of all unknown things disappears and they can experience, in the state without stress or anxiety, a sense that they preside the world and the world is united with them. The sense like an essence of relaxation is a charm of Maldives, and they cannot experience it in the resorts of continental or a big island although those have a similar cottage or beach.

Time in Maldives is temporary for tourists and, after a week vacation, they have to go back to a place full of stress. And, in fact, this resort oneself is not independent in food, fuel or construction material. It is no more than a part of world. Besides, a white sand beach seemed to be maintained by the supply of a new sand due to wave erosion. A large amount of sand flows out to outer ocean via the canal for passing a ferry boat. Due to the influence of Global Warming, an island may need an artificial back-up.

In a cold view, it is only a fiction and, even if such place may not possibly exist except fictional place in the actual earth, Maldives island is the supreme fictional place where they can dream of the origin which might exist once.

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Transportation : 15 minutes by ferry from Male airport island to Male island.



Hello! Maldives(QP Publications Private Limited, 2007)

2007.10 Photos in English version, and photos and text in Japanese version

2018.01 Change of photos and English text

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One of a Resort Island in Maldives

Photo by Daigo Ishii