What to pack for a Maldives Holiday.
I do get asked this occasionally and my advise is aways as little as you want. You are going on a beach holiday to relax and unwind and there is no real need to take fancy clothes, although of course you may want to take a couple of nice outfits for the evening. Try to keep your suitcase light, you don’t really need any heavy clothing. Bear in mind if you have to get on a seaplane their is a 20Kg weight limit.
Gentlemen should take a pair of long trousers if you are staying at a resort with a quality restaurant that requires men to wear this for an evening meal. At most restaurants you can just wear a nice pair of smart casual shorts.
Wearing beachwear to a restaurant is a definite no. This to is often the case with the bars, so take something along to cover your swimwear.
If you plan to take a tour of an inhabited island, or go to the capital, Male, wear something respectful, as the Maldives is a muslim nation and you wouldn’t want to offend. Shorts below your knee and covered shoulders are a good choice.
The resorts will have plenty of equipment at the water sports and dive centres, so there is no need to pack your mask & snorkel, or fins. Unless you feel more comfortable with your own gear.
You also won’t need to pack lots of footwear. Many islands have a barefooot vibe and heels can be difficult to walk in the sand. All you needs is a pair of nice flat shoes for an evening, trainers or deck shoes for the flight, or when on an excursion out and beach shoes for when you are at the beach, or by the pool. Some resorts will encourage you to take off your shoes as soon as you step onto the island.
It does of course rain in the Maldives, and so you may want to take a very light coat, bear in mind it won’t be cold rain. A lot of the islands will have umbrellas in the villas for you to use, should you need to get to the restaurant or bar in the rain.
Don’t forget to pack the suncream, it can get hot and a hat is also good to help keep the sun at bay. A good insect repellent is also recommended. This is particularly important when traveling with kids.
It is also important to know what not to pack. It is illegal to bring in alcohol, Pork and its by-products, pornographic material, materials deemed contrary to Islam including ‘idols for worship’ and bibles
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