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My partner and I are looking at going to the Maldives next year, and in an effort to keep the costs down, we are looking at spending time on local islands (some or all of Thoddoo, Rashdoo, Ukulhas and Maafushi).

I am aware that, for example, alcohol is not permitted, and that "bikini" beaches are the only places in which tourists can sunbathe in western swimwear.

What I can't see is how strictly laws requiring things like covering from shoulders to knees while in public, possessing contraception, unmarried couples sharing rooms, etc. are actually enforced. There seems to be many accounts online saying that there are rules, and plenty of other evidence of people not obeying these rules.

How likely is carrying on as relatively normal to cause offence or result in legal issues?

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