Most people who think of the Maldives picture a pristine blue ocean, white sand beaches, pleasant sun rays, and swaying palm trees. The majority of individuals consider the Maldives to be a paradise island suitable for a honeymoon. But it’s plenty of fun for family vacations too. Here’s what to pack!
No vacation (especially with kids) can go smoothly without essentials such as travel and vaccination documents, travel insurance, cash, plenty of sunscreen for the whole family, cameras and a dry bag to store all your wet swimming gear.
The Maldives has tropical weather, so you can expect it to be warm the entire time you’re there. However, keep in mind that it’s also a rather conservative nation, so make sure to pack cover-ups and modest clothing in addition to swimwear. You’re allowed to wear swimsuits in your resorts but not in public places.
Great to have
The Maldives is a tropical island so there will be small bugs and critters all around you. Carry a small spray bottle of insect repellent so that you can spray on your little ones before they go out. Some of the best Maldives resorts the likes of Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon usually provide activities for kids but it’s always good to carry some entertaining items for your little ones.
What not to bring
You don’t want to ruin your dream vacation by getting caught in a customs nightmare. So don’t bring contraband such as alcohol, items contrary to Islam, drugs or weapons into the island. Anything you’re missing, your hotel will happily provide for you.