The most pragmatic reasons that people choose homestays are because they are 50% cheaper, there are no extra costs and they can avoid taxes. Food is mostly included; hence, they do not spend money eating outside. Home-stayers generally fall into two groups; one, is students attending university education which we do not have in the Maldives. The other, is travellers such as backpackers – or in the case of Maldives, in the future, perhaps long-stay illegal workers on a tourist visa running illegal business in the islands and destroying local MSMEs. Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia, face challenges in small islands that need protection from cultural and environmental degradation associated with backpacker-tourism. By accommodating a foreign man for a long stay alone with mothers and children at family homes in Maldives while the men are working in a faraway resort invite cultural, social, religious, and family problem. It makes more sense to adopt a system where those empty rooms at homes of the local islands are utilized to accommodate the resort employee’s family. Let the resort employees bring their families with children to study in the nearby islands so after work they can spend time with the families. This creates a better local economy, healthier children and families, and the retention of local resort employees for a longer duration.