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The island of Mathiveri is located on the North Ari Atoll, which is about a 30-minute seaplane ride from the main island of Male. The population is very small, perhaps 900 people at most, but you won’t come close to seeing that many people. There is a school, medical center, a dock, two mosques, two soccer fields and seven guest houses for tourists with more being built. It isn’t the most welcoming place, but it is a great example of people living their lives as tourism begins to invade.

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Mathiveri Island, Maldives

Mathiveri Island, Maldives

Mathiveri Island, Maldives

Mathiveri Island, Maldives

Mathiveri Island, Maldives

Mathiveri Island, Maldives

Mathiveri Island, Maldives

Mathiveri Island, Maldives

Mathiveri Island, Maldives

Mathiveri Island, Maldives

Mathiveri Island, Maldives

Mathiveri Island, Maldives