The Maldives is one of those unforgettable travel destinations!  Therefore you need to be travel ready to not miss out on this beautiful experience. Keep reading so you know just what to pack for your next trip.


Many find that they are in swimwear for half of their days in the Maldives! Include a handful of vibrant swimsuits to amplify the visual allure of your photos. Shorts, t-shirts, dresses and skirts in light cotton will be ideal for the tropical climate of the Maldives. A pretty cover-up will be stylish and useful when lounging on the beach. Many resorts like Heritance Aarah may offer excursions via speed boat, so pack some suitable clothes for day trips.


Toss in flip flops, and don’t forget an extra set exclusively for sandy shores. Slide in cosy sandals and sneakers too, especially if island escapades are on the agenda.

Sun protection

Sun protection
Sun protection – Photo by Lina Verovaya on Unsplash

A wide-brim hat, sunglasses and waterproof/coral-safe sunscreens are a must to safeguard yourself from the harmful rays of the sun.

First aid

Pack a small first aid kit with painkillers, mosquito/insect repellent, antiseptic, plasters etc. Also, make sure daily medications are attached with labels and prescriptions.

Miscellaneous items

Most luxury 5-Star Maldives resorts include snorkelling gear (which can come at a price), so check with them first before packing any gear. Additionally, don’t forget to bring a waterproof phone case to capture those stunning underwater moments during your snorkelling adventures.