No Boys Allowed: Iran Plans Female-Only Island

Sick of getting harassed by men while laying on the beach? Iran is planning to convert an island in the Western Azerbaijan province to a female-only tourist spot, where strict Islamic law forbids mixing men and women in public.

According to Reuters, “Parts of Iranian beaches are reserved for women, where they can remove their headscarves and wear swimming costumes.” The entire island, however, will be reserved exclusively for women, including staff members of various shops and restaurants.

Iran may not be the safest place for your everyday traveler. The U.S. Department of State urges those wishing to visit the country to carefully consider the risks, as “American citizens may be subject to harassment or arrest while traveling or residing in Iran.”

You may be safer elsewhere with the men!