The Maldives have always been, and remain, one of the safest countries in the world, especially at a tourist level. Crime is incredibly low, robberies/assaults are almost non-existent.
OK Maldives does not try to cause or maintain any debate about this, but it is our duty as a quasi-permanent resident in this country to moderate some rumours and accusations, sometimes surprising, sometimes terrible (and sometimes very exaggerated), that we regularly hear about the Maldives.
The Maldives is a young democracy trying to find itself. It is a country open to the world, with the 21st Century and the social and economic progress over the last 20 years being enormous. Compared to our European safety criteria it is without a doubt one of the safest and most secure holiday locations in the world.
On board when coming to see us, we will make a small visit to a local island at least once in the week so that you can see for yourself how the Maldivians are charming and friendly people.