No holiday can go smoothly without packing your travel essentials. Before you come over and explore these paradise islands, make sure you have all these items ready in your bag!
Travel insurance: If you don’t already have coverage, it is always a good idea to purchase travel insurance to ensure you are covered in case of emergencies.
Visa: The Maldives is a visa-free country so anyone can enter and will be issued thirty days of free visa upon entry!
Power adaptor: The Maldives uses Type G power outlets like those used in the UK. While some hotels may have international plugs, do bring along a universal travel adapter for ease of charging your many devices.
Cash and cards: Since the Maldives is a resort island, most places will accept credit cards. However, if you are thinking of doing a lot of exploration in Male and visiting smaller shops, you might want to bring some cash along. Small notes are also great for tipping. You can also withdraw from the ATMs here but be sure to notify your bank if you’d like to withdraw money overseas.
A dry bag: If you’re planning on doing a lot of water sports here so be sure to bring along a dry bag to store all your little essentials like cards and electronics! A dry bag is also very useful for short excursions to snorkelling or diving spots, which you will definitely be thankful for.
Sunglasses and sunscreen: The weather here is warm and the sun can be scorching hot, so don’t forget to bring along a good sunscreen to protect your skin from the UV rays. As you will most definitely be spending a lot of your time outdoors either relaxing at the beach, doing water sports or just strolling around, it is also a good idea to bring a sunhat along for the protection and chic factor!
Medicine: It is always a good idea to bring a pack of essential medicine just in case, so pack along some paracetamol, flu medicine, diarrhea pills and medicine for other allergies or health conditions that you may have!
The tropical weather in the Maldives means it will be warm the whole time you are here, but don’t forget that this is also a fairly conservative country, so do pack along:
Cover ups: A light cover up like a scarf or cardigan is great for the flight there but also since you will be landing in Male Airport, it is only respectful to the locals who are mostly Muslims. A large scarf can also double up as picnic mats for the beach so it is a definite must-pack for your trip!
Beachwear: A no-brainer for anyone heading to the Maldives. Bring along a few sets of swimwear and some beachwear for the many swimming and water sports activities that you will be doing.
A smart casual/dressy outfit: There are many nice restaurants here that you will most definitely want to dine in so bring along a nice outfit or two like a light maxi dress or linen shirt and long pants.
These items aren’t must-haves in your packing list but are definitely nice to have to keep yourself comfortable and entertained on your trip!
Insect repellent: As the Maldives is a tropical island, be prepared to face some critty insects here. Bring a small spray bottle with you so you’re not scratching yourself from insect bites the entire trip!
Book/Kindle: If you’re planning to spend a lot of time at the beach lounging, do bring some reading materials with you for a guaranteed relaxing time.
We may have an idea of all the things that’ll make our holiday perfect, but always note the local rules and regulations so that you don’t break any laws!
Alcohol: It’s illegal to bring alcohol into the Maldives, but don’t fret! Whichever resort you will be will most likely have a large selection of drinks, so