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Updated by Caleb Falcon on Jul 22, 2015
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Must have's when travelling to Maldives with Kids - Essentials When Heading for a Family Vacation in Maldives

As one of Asia's most popular beach holiday destinations the Maldives welcomes families large and small. From swim wear to sports gear the must-haves for a family holiday in paradise are as follows.


Reservation Confirmation at Family Friendly Hotel

Not all Maldivian resorts are created and as such visitors heading to the paradise islands for a vacation should have secured accommodation at a reputable family-friendly hotel in the Maldives. Establishments such as PER AQUUM Niyama are among resorts Maldives counts among its best accommodation providers for travellers with children. A hotel reservation confirmation should be acquired well in advance to avoid a plethora of unnecessary hassle upon arrival while those staying in hotels with kids clubs should also have their offspring signed up for their choice of the resort activities available prior to arrival.


Travel Documentation and Copies

Another must-have when travelling with children are copies of all of one's travel documents, including passports, flight details, travel and health insurance as the loss of the original can cause serious inconvenience when travelling in a group that includes children. Secure different copies in several locations and keep a checklist of packed items on a small notebook for clarity.


Medical Essentials

Visitors travelling with children should also take prescription medication if any and other medication with the prescriptions when heading to the Maldives. Purchasing medicine in Maldives is an option one should if possible and items such as motion sickness pills and allergy medication should also be in the carry-on luggage for easy access while older children can keep their own medication in their day bag.


Holiday Wear Must-Haves

When it comes to clothing and resort wear, packing breezy and light clothing items is recommended for a holiday in the Maldives. More than one pair of swimwear for each of the children is also essential as the beach haven is laden with resort activities and water sports activities which require swimwear or wet suits for a greater part of the day.


Amusement Essentials

Regardless of the holiday destination children will always require items to keep them amused and engaged during hours of travel/long journeys and quiet times at the resort. Examples include books, puzzles, games, gaming boards, tablets, toys and magazines.



Although most family oriented resorts in the Maldives offers kids menus and food items specially geared at young visitors, parents should remember to pack some of the children's favorite snack items to pacify frazzled nerves and other travel related irritations in children.


Power Adapters and Digital Check-List

Children of all ages use electronics and a holiday without their favorite digital gadgets can not only put a strain on the parents but also the entire holiday experience. Pack everything the child uses on a daily basis including tablets, smart phones, gaming consoles and the chargers for each of these items as well as extra batteries and power adapters. A digital camera is also a must have while those with underwater photo snapping ability will come handy in the Maldives.


Miscellaneous Items

This refers to a wide variety of items including a sewing kit, first aid kit with band aids and antiseptic cream. Ziploc bags as well as other plastic bags should also be on hand while stain removers and children's preferred brand of toothpaste and shampoo are other must-haves.