Although homosexuality is illegal according to the Maldives’ local Islamic law, tourists are mostly exempt during their stay in tourist areas. Similarly, alcohol is also illegal, but you will find plenty of alcoholic drinks to quench your thirst in these resorts!
Therefore, it is essential to be respectful upon your arrival at the airport, during transportation to your resort or when visiting the local areas. However, you can kick back and enjoy each other’s company without any concerns as soon as you reach your resort. The most luxurious part of staying at these overwater bungalows are the level of privacy, making it very alluring for gay couples looking for an escape.
Homosexuality is illegal in The Maldives, and same-sex marriage is not recognised. However, this primarily applies to local residents and tourists who stay in designated tourist areas are generally exempt.
As a gay couple, you can rest assured that designated tourist areas are very gay-friendly. However, when you arrive in the Maldives, travelling to your resort, and when you are out among locals, you should be respectful and refrain from showing any affection. But don’t worry, as soon as you get back to your luxury bungalow, you don’t have to keep your hands off each other!
The Maldives pairs like a fine wine with destinations such as South Africa, Botswana and Victoria Falls. You can also easily hop on over to Tanzania and Kenya for an authentic East African safari adventure.
If you are a water baby, you will feel right at home in The Maldives. The azure, warm Indian Ocean beckons you to explore its underwater treasures. If you prefer to stay dry, you can go on yacht cruises or waste away days on end on the powdery beaches. Did we mention partying? In your tourist areas, there will be plenty of opportunities to let loose. You can also explore the culture in the main city of Malé, although you should refrain from public displays of affection when going into public spaces.
If you are going to The Maldives, you have to stay in one of the world-famous floating bungalows! You will feel like you have your very own island to yourself, with all the luxuries imaginable at your fingertips. If you prefer your accommodation on the move, you can also stay on a yacht. Alternatively, if you prefer to have your feet planted firmly on solid ground, you can choose from luxury hotels and guesthouses.
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