We are off tomorrow for 11 nights in the Maldives but won't be going anywhere near a resort. We are spending 3 nights in Male' (have spent time there before and like it) and 8 nights on a local island with friends. We have been to the island a few times before but have never stayed overnight. Even though it's too late to back out has anyone on here ever done something similar and were there any positives or negatives to watch out for? We fully intend to have a great time and as usual will take loads of photos and I will put some online when we get back.