Etiquette in Maldives

The Maldives is a group of islands located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of India and has a population of around 393,253 people.

The nation is a unitary presidential constitutional republic.

The official language of Maldives is Maldivian.

Most citizens follow Sunni Islam.

The currency of Maldives is the Maldivian rufiyaa.

Dress Etiquette

It is illegal to sunbathe topless.

Causal or very casual clothing are fine at resorts, that is not the case at restaurants at or away from the resort.

Keep the legs, shoulders, and arms covered if you are visiting a mosque.

Dining & Visiting Homes Etiquette

When you invite Maldivians to a restaurant, you are expected to pay.

You should try everything you are offered, but don’t eat all the food on your plate. This will be viewed as an insult.