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What to wear/take

What to wear

Due to the hot weather all year around, t-shirts and cotton clothing are most suitable. Dress is generally casual. In Malé and other inhabited islands it is recommended that women wear modest clothing. Nudism and topless sunbathing are prohibited in the Maldives, including on resort islands.

What to take

  • Take the prescription medicines you need and enough hair care and beauty items, cosmetics, contraceptives, feminine hygiene products etc to last for your trip as you might not visit a proper shop unless you visit Malé. Resort-island shops stock basic supplies and souvenirs.
  • If you have a spare pair of glasses, take them as replacing a lost pair would be difficult.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Plenty of good quality, high factor sun cream.
  • A torch may be useful to walking back to your room at night.
  • Photocopies of your personal travel insurance policy, air tickets and passport details. If you plan to take part in a spot of scuba diving, make sure your insurance policy covers it.
  • Seasickness pills if you are likely to suffer from seasickness

Diving equipment can be bought in Malé or hired on resort islands.

If you do forget anything, the shops in Malé are well-stocked and shopping locally helps the Maldivian economy.

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