Maldives

What to pack for your trip to the Maldives

Loose and breathable clothes. The Maldives has a year-round hot tropical climate. There are two monsoons, the southwest from May to October and the northeast from November to April. Generally the southwest brings more wind and rain in June and July. The temperature rarely falls below 25°C. Ideal for rainy tropical weather are lightweight hoodies like the highly weatherproof Arc'teryx Squamish jacket, which is breathable.

Mosquito and sun protection. Along with an effective bug repellent and great sunscreen, bring a wide-brimmed hat – when the sun is out in the Maldives it's strong year-round.

Don't forget your swimwear, dive and snorkel gear. You’ll also want a comfortable, easily adjusted pair of goggles, like Aqua Sphere goggles and a space-saving microfiber towel like the Sea to Summit DryLite towel. A pair of sandals, like Chaco's Z/VOLV or Ecotread, will give you better traction on wet surfaces than a standard pair of flip-flops.

Power adapter and charger. In the Maldives the power sockets are of the three-pin type D and G like in the UK. The standard voltage is 220-240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. The Type D and G power adapters are included in this world adapter set from Bestek, and a multiport charger, like Anker’s compact Powerport 4.

Packing cubes. They not only keep your suitcase organized, but also compact your clothes to save space. One of frequent travellers'favorites are Eagle Creek‘s Pack-It cubes, which come in different sizes so you can tailor your setup to your needs.

The Lonely Planet's Maldives guide provides great advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Encounter hammerhead sharks on a dawn dive, find your perfect luxury beach resort or family-run guesthouse, and hop around by seaplane for a view of coral atolls, blue lagoons and tiny desert islands.

You'll also find lots of useful information on the Maldives' offical tourism website.

Check out all our locations in the Maldives:

Angsana

Angsana Ihuru – Beachfront Jet Pool Villa

A small island with palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear waters and pristine house reefs.
Angsana

Angsana Velavaru – Beachfront Jet Pool Villa

Known as 'Turtle Island', the setting for this resort is in the pristine waters of the South Nilandhe Atoll.
Banyan

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru – Pool Villas

Amazing turquoise waters, soft white sand, swaying coconut trees and beautiful tropical flowers.
Conrad

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – Deluxe Water Villa

Set on two private islands linked by a bridge and surrounded by a coral reef, among miles of white sand beaches.
Conrad

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – Family Water Villa

Set on two private islands linked by a bridge and surrounded by a coral reef, among miles of white sand beaches.
Conrad

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – Premier Water Villa

Set on two private islands linked by a bridge and surrounded by a coral reef, among miles of white sand beaches.
Conrad

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – Retreat Water Villa

Set on two private islands linked by a bridge and surrounded by a coral reef, among miles of white sand beaches.
Reethi

Reethi Rah – Lap Pool with Internal Jacuzzi

Reethi Rah makes its home on one of the largest islands in North Male Atoll.