The island resorts are very relaxed and normal beach rules apply. Swimwear is fine for the beach and for swimming (topless bathing is illegal) but a little more modest casual dress is required for dining. Guests trying to enter a restaurant in beach gear will be politely asked to cover up. If you visit the capital Malé or other islands where normal Maldivians live, do remember the Maldives is a devoutly Muslim nation. Respect local customs and dress conservatively, especially when visiting a mosque. Alcoholic drinks are available on the resort islands, but not elsewhere.
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