Packing for the Maldives: The Ultimate Jetset Maldives Packing List

Planning a trip to the Maldives soon and wondering what should you pack for a vacation in the Maldives? You came to the right place, jetsetters! Last summer, I traveled to the Maldives with my fiance and we had the absolute best time. (You can read about my trip on my Ultimate Maldives Travel Guide here) I mean, how can you not? It’s the most picture-perfect place on earth. And, with the most picture-perfect place on earth, let’s be honest, you want those instagrams to look picture-perfect as well. Which means…. cute outfits, and even cuter swimsuits.

Here is my Ultimate Maldives Packing list, full of Maldives outfit inspo, my favorite bikinis and one pieces, and everything else you’ll need to have the best trip of your life, whether it’s your honeymoon, or just a warm tropical getaway.

What do I need to pack for the Maldives?

Swimsuits! I recommend as many swimsuits as possible (You’ll be in the water every day!)

Water shoes for snorkeling (these $10 ones are my favorites!)

Sunglasses – my favorite brands lately are I-SEA for a great deal, and Thierry Lasry for luxury high-end sunnies.

A couple sun hats – to protect you from the sun (I’m the girl in the airport wearing 4 floppy sunhats on her head through security since I refuse to pack and bend them)

Strong reef-safe SPF – You can help keep the reefs safe by bringing reef-safe sunscreen that doesn’t harm the ocean’s environment. The Maldivians are very eco-conscious about their fragile, beautiful, islands and you can be a sustainable tourist by just practicing a few easy eco-friendly tourism habits like reef-safe sunscreen, and avoiding bringing or using any plastic in the islands.

A power converter

A kindle or some good beach reads 

Bug spray (I like this natural, plant-based , travel-sized one)

& all of your go-to travel essentials

Will I need a power converter for the Maldives?

If you’re coming from the USA, yes you will. I recommend this one from Amazon!

Will I need a rain jacket in the Maldives?

No. It is HOT hot hot in the Maldives. Don’t waste your suitcase space on rain gear. Even if you’re traveling during The Maldives rainy season, your resort will have plenty of umbrellas to keep you dry. Unless you plan on biking around in the rain all the time, you won’t need any special rain gear.

What suitcase should I bring to the Maldives? Do the seaplanes have weight restrictions for suitcases?

If your resort uses a seaplane to get to it, you’ll want to double check with the resort on the seaplane weight restrictions. I had no problems on the seaplane for Kandolhu with my 50 lb checked bag (I use the Away Medium Checked bag – you can save $20 if you use my link here, or check out all of my best luggage recommendations here) and carry ons, but if you have a lot more than a 50 lb checked bag, you may want to condense it down just to be safe.

What outfits should I wear in the Maldives?

Most of the resorts in the Maldives  have a relaxed luxury vibe, meaning you can wear whatever you feel like! But you definitely will find many glamorous couples wearing their cutest cover ups, swimwear, and resortwear around the islands. Here are some of my favorite picks for what outfits to pack for the Maldives:

The best onepieces, bikinis, and swimwear to buy for a trip to the Maldives:

If you’re honeymooning in the Maldives, a cute matchy-matchy swim combo is a must! I recently designed one pieces for Watercolors Swim which match up with Kenny Flowers swim trunks! (and, for being a loyal jetsetter & reader of this blog, you can get a discount on your whole order with the code JETSET)

this dress is everything!



Marysia Venice Top


The best resortwear for the Maldives:

ROCOCO SAND Echo Maxi Dress in Sage Green


I treated myself to this GORGEOUS dress for my honeymoon and it was 100% worth every penny. I love this brand and their clothes are always expertly made, and with pretty little details that just feel expensive – seriously this dress could not be any more gorgeous for the Maldives. 





Sabina Musayev Hunter Pants in Ivory  


Sundress Lucia Dress in Precieuse White FAITHFULL THE BRAND X REVOLVE La Guardia Top in White


Cute cover ups and beach dresses!

Click the photo to shop






Cleobella Capri Tote in IvoryCleobella Thalia Clutch in Ivory

Cult Gaia Ark Micro Crossbody in Natural

ale by alessandra Azteca Hat in Natural & PinkHat Attack Whipstitch Roll Up Travel Visor in White

Eugenia Kim Mirabel Hat in Ivoryale by alessandra Praia Hat in White

ale by alessandra Azteca Hat in Natural & Pink .

What to wear on your flight to the Maldives

this is my GO TO travel shirt – Frank & Eileen is the best quality – I’m obsessed. 

These white sneakers are ALWAYS my go to travel shoe. They’re so unbelievably comfy they feel like you’re walking on clouds, yet they’re sturdy enough to work out in in the resort gym when you get to your destination. I love them for travel days, long flights, and on vacation! 

Jewelry for the Maldives

All of Jetset Christina’s favorite jewelry

Sunscreen of course!


The Best Sunscreens to buy for your next vacation – JetsetChristina

Pin this post!

Enjoy your trip to the Maldives! & check out my other blog posts here:

The Ultimate Maldives Travel Guide

The Most Luxurious Honeymoon Destinations in the World

The 20 Travel Essentials You Need to Jetset Like a Boss



What to Wear to A Summer Wedding This Summer - The Best Dressed Wedding Guest Looks


Getting engaged in Bali! All About How Kenny Proposed to Me in Our Favorite Place