If you are considering visiting Maldives than you probably already know that generally it’s always hot and humid. I made a few mistakes while I was packing, brought some completely unnecessary things and forgot some essentials that I’m still sorry for. Learn on my mistakes. Here is my packing guide.
WATERPROOF SUN CREAM (50 SPF)
This is the most important thing of all. Don’t even think about going to the beach without sun protection. The Maldives are near the Equator, the Sun is much stronger and I’m sure you don’t want to be sunburned.
SUN HAT, SUNGLASSES AND BIKINI
You will spend most of your time on the beach, in the water or doing some water activities so those three are must have and trust me they will look great in the photos.
FLIP-FLOPS AND SANDALS
No matter how much you like high heels you won’t need them on Maldives. During the day you will be barefoot or wearing flip flops. If you want something more stylish for the diners pack some good pair of sandals.
MAXI DRESS AND KAFTAN
Maldives is a Muslim country. At the airport or in the Male you will have to think about that and dress polite. Don’t forget to pack maxi dress and some light scarf so you can cover your shoulders. Of course, this does not apply to resorts. There you can wear whatever you want. I pack few kaftans and wore them on so many occasions. Pair it with some nice necklaces or bracelet and you will have a perfect combination for breakfast, lunch or even beach without a lot of effort.
WATERPROOF CASE AND GO PRO CAMERA
That was the biggest mistake I made. I forgot them and that’s why I don’t have any underwater pictures. I already wrote how breathtaking is Maldives underwater life (here) so I’m extremely angry of myself because of that.
HEAT PROTECTION HAIR SPRAY
I don’t even have to mention how damaged and dry will be your hair after spending so much time in the salt water under a strong sun without this miracle.
This are essentials and I would say that this is almost everything that you will need on the Maldives. Of course each of us has our own little beauty secrets. Pack yours, but avoid over packing because you won’t need much.
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