I have a question which might seem a little strange, but here goes..
We have been on holiday before to Dominican, Mexico and Cuba and have found that in these destinations the room attendants are generally from very poor backgrounds.
We take small gifts with us to give to the maids and people who work in the areas of the resort such as small toys for children, pencils etc and hair slides and gifts for female workers, we have found that these are generally recieved better than money as the staff are not usually able to get hold of these types of items, we leave tips aswell of course
My question is, would this be appropriate and considered ok to do in the Maldives as if so i will take some things with me, but if not i will leave
I would appreciate any experiences or advice anyone has to offer