Credit cards can be used in resorts and most guesthouses. ATMs can be found in Male and the bigger inhabited islands.
General Tipping is something of a grey area in Maldives, where a 10% to 12.5% service tax is added to nearly everything.
Hotels It's good form to leave a tip for your room staff and in smarter resorts your thakuru (butler). Give any tips to the staff personally, not to the hotel cashier – US dollars, euros and local currency are equally acceptable.
Restaurants Tipping is not customary at independent restaurants or on local islands.