Another banned item on local islands in the Maldives was bikini wear. In public areas, women must wear clothes all the time, ideally covering their thighs and shoulders. Men should also not walk shirtless. The only exception was within the “bikini beach” walls. Some local islands had a fenced beach, exclusive to foreigners, where bikini wear was allowed. In Maafushi, the bikini beach was on the northern tip of the island and it was simply perfect!
It was there that we spent most of our time just soaking in the good weather and the absolutely gorgeous views. If only I had that beach in my backyard.