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Your Handy Packing List for a Vacation to the Maldives - All the essentials you can’t overlook!

Many people assume that almost all tropical beach holiday packing lists are the same. Although that is true in most cases, there are several things that you must bring with you when you visit the Maldives that might be quite unique to this region.



Slip-on shoes are far comfier than hiking boots or even strappy sandals. This is because you will be asked to remove your footwear at mosques, residences, and massage parlours. Unlacing sneakers or similar kinds of footwear will become quite laborious as a result. When touring the Maldives, choose shoes that are both comfortable and breathable. Plastic flats may not appear to be particularly fashionable, but they are impermeable, easy to wear, and trendy, and you will adore them for their comfort and convenience. They may be found in nearly every store here. Comfy flip-flops are an option, but in damp tropical climates, they can slip and slide. Footwear like Toms, for example, are usually unsuitable since they take longer to dry after getting wet.


Water bottles, insect sprays, and sunscreens

If you'd like to save some money and also save the environment against plastic waste, bring a refillable water bottle. Use insect repellent sprays to keep mosquitos and insects at bay. A high-SPF sunscreen is essential in tropical locations, especially when resting on the beach. Don't forget to wear sunscreen with a high SPF when sightseeing and visiting Maldives attractions. Besides, if you're looking for accommodation that offers plenty of resort activities, then you can start by checking out properties like Heritance Aarah Maldives.


Raincoats, rain flies, and dry bags

You must remember that the Maldives have two monsoon seasons bringing rain showers. To protect yourself from the rainfall, you should pack a raincoat. A rain fly for your possessions would be useful as well since it would keep them dry. Try storing your gadgets in dry sacs.



The climate in this region of the world may be quite hot and humid throughout the year. As a consequence, tank tops or t-shirts, casual pants, maxis/skirts, special occasion attire, and other similar items must be on your Maldives packing list. But bear in mind, you will not be free to tour religious sites or other conservative locations if you do not dress modestly. In such scenarios, carry a shawl or sarong with you to cover yourself and you can have a fine time exploring the conservative side of the Maldives.


Bathing suits/towels

You will be spending a lot of time in the swimming pool and on the beaches. If you don't bring essentials like your bathing suits and other similar requirements, you'll be off to a poor start. Quick-dry towels are also recommended. Don't forget to pack a towel to take to the beach. You will be lounging on the powder-soft sands of the Maldivian beaches all day long and swim to cool you down. And towels do come in handy in these situations! You can always opt for hotel towels.