I clicked on this tab by accident, and started reading out of curiosity. There is 71 or so b&b type accommodations out there, and some of them look decent - simple yes, but decent. Some not so much, Some reviews comment on more being built and construction work. Many are in male etc, but still a big old number.
This appears to be an industry that's growing fast in the Maldives, and is bringing more and more tourists into contact with the locals.
Soon, the guest houses will out number the resorts, and many of them are not cheap at a hundred bucks a night. They will want to make more money and they will want to compete.
So can it sustain itself ,,with no booze? No bikinis? Will the laws change? More tourist numbers who then want to visit the resorts? Lots of tourists mixing with locals and starting to dominate a given island due to numbers? Associated businesses developing to feed off the tourism?
This has grown so fast over the last few years,,,how will it impact the locals? Because it is going to change the dynamics of their existence on islands where these exist and it's not going to stop any time soon,,,,