The regulations of the government of Maldives officially bans wearing such clothes in public places. This also includes public beaches.
Maldives is an Islamic country and one of the few that is officially 100% Muslim. Maldivian Muslims are quite moderate but they respect and follow the customs of Islam which bans women being too exposed i.e. wearing bikini, swimsuits, etc .
However there are many places around Maafushi where these rules do not apply, such as resort Island, picnic Islands and Sandbanks, and we do not restrict our guest from sunbathing if public access is very low. We arrange trips to such places daily on request.