You haven’t packed your Maldives clothing. You’ve done everything else, booked your holiday, got your travel insurance and all the suntan lotion the pharmacy had in stock…. But yet you don’t know what you should pack!
OK so we know the Maldives is a Muslim country and so the women will be
dressed modestly not showing more than their arms…
but what does that mean for the visitor who will spend anywhere from five days to three weeks in 30 -35 degree Celsius heat?
You’ll be pleased to note that the
island resorts in the Maldives
have no requirement for you to be modestly dressed on the soft white beaches. So here are a few tips of things to take as prescribed by Charley who can still be over her luggage allowance for a break where she’ll do nothing but sunbather… Who knew bikinis weighed so much!
You’ll also want a few pairs of shorts, three quarter length trousers, a sarong, maybe some sun dresses or skirts and some t-shirts with long sleeves and a hat are also an idea if you want to snorkel as you can still get sunburn underwater!
Keep everything cotton as that lets your skin breath best
in the year round 32 degree heat.
Again another easy one, the sundresses/skirts, shirts and cropped trousers above will be more than enough for when you have your meals at restaurants or chilax (that’s relaxing and chilling) at the bar in the evening. There’s seldom a dress code in the Maldives, except for a few resorts like Conrad Hilton who want to spoil everyone’s laid back approach to apparel with a requirement for trousers and not shorts at some eateries!
But for the rest of you land mammals, you’ll be pleased to know that most resorts have golf umbrellas for you to use when running to the bar or restaurant.
Other than that, it’s still not cold so you don’t need a jacket; instead take a comfy cardigan with you just in case the wind picks up and if like Charley you feel the cold at 28 degrees Celsius.
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In the main, you’ll need a couple of pairs of flip flops, a pair of sandals and a pair of flat shoes of your choosing.
Charley took fancy high heeled sandals to the Maldives the first time we went and never wore them once. If you plan to boogie the night away and think you’ll wear snazzy shoes, go for it; if not, save the extra space for sun tan lotion!
There you have it. Packing your Maldives’ clothing made simple. In a nutshell, swimwear, cropped trousers, shorts, t-shirts/vest tops, sundresses/skirts and the odd cardie!
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