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 News - 01-Jul-2019

Preparing For Your Maldives Holiday

If you are lucky enough to be travelling to the Maldives for a holiday, or indeed are thinking about booking a luxury Maldives holiday in the near future, you might be wondering what to take with you. You might have questions about the currency, food and drink, or what type of clothing you might need. Below we offer a brief guide of what you might need for a Maldives beach holiday. Clothing

When in your resort, you will likely be wearing beach or swimming attire around the pool and at the beach. Most hotels and resorts require you to cover up when having meals. Men are not usually permitted to enter restaurants without a t-shirt and women will be expected to wear something over their swimsuit or bikini.

Depending on the restaurant, there may be a smart casual dress code meaning that men could be required to wear long trousers. This is something you can check with your resort of choice before you travel.

Also note that the Maldives is a Muslim country and so you will be expected to dress conservatively when outside the resort, especially if visiting any of the smaller villages or when at the airport.


While clothing is obviously an important issue, you may also be wondering about other things you should be packing in your suitcase. You will definitely need sunglasses to protect your eyes from the bright sunshine, and don’t forget plenty of sunscreen. This can be expensive to purchase while in the Maldives, so try to make sure you have plenty with you.

Insect repellent is also something to seriously consider as there are mosquitoes: repellent with DEET is the recommended choice.

The good news for British travellers is that there is no need to bring plug adaptors as the Maldives uses the same plug sockets as we do in the UK.

A beach bag is not something you might automatically think of, but if your accommodation is not located right next to the beach, it can be good to have a bag that you can pop all your bits and pieces into (think towels, books, phone, and keys).


A holiday in the Maldives will entail various board options for you to choose from. Many people opt for all-inclusive as this allows them to stick to a budget by paying for everything before they travel. All-inclusive Maldives holidays include flights, transfers, accommodation, food, and drink. In many resorts, various entertainment options are also included.

If you do want to bring additional money to use for excursions or souvenirs, it is better to have Euros or Dollars instead of the local Maldivian Rufiyaa. You might even prefer to take a credit card instead.

Booking a Holiday to the Maldives

The Maldives is a wonderful location offering stunning white beaches, azure tropical waters, and absolutely amazing resorts. If you are considering booking a holiday to the Maldives, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at Maldives Holidays Direct for information or a competitive quote.

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