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)

 Michael Stars Silky Solid Sarong in Black

KIINI Aura Bikini Top in Lavender & Multi

Marysia Venice Top


The best resortwear for the Maldives:

ROCOCO SAND Echo Maxi Dress in Sage GreenROCOCO SAND x REVOLVE Lexi Maxi Dress in Teal Snake

Sabina Musayev Hunter Pants in IvoryJen's Pirate Booty Lapis Maxi Dress in Pink Sky

MAJORELLE Daniella Dress in Baby BlueMISA Los Angeles X REVOLVE Micaela Dress in Orchid


Sundress Lucia Dress in Precieuse WhiteSundress Dara Jumpsuit in Roma Tan


Cleobella Marigold Dress in LavenderBronx and Banco Tiffany Blanc Dress in White


Cute cover ups and beach dresses!

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Tiare Hawaii Jagger Kimono in LavenderROCOCO SAND Echo Maxi Dress in Sage GreenMichael Stars Karnak Coverup in WhiteASTR the Label Janine Dress in Lavender & Pink Floral

Tiare Hawaii New Moon Maxi in Scattered Daisy ToscaPoupette St Barth Foe Panelled Maxi Skirt in Blue

ANINE BING Scarlett Dress in Yellow Lovers + Friends Zeta Maxi Dress in Snake Skin

SAYLOR Kenzie Jumpsuit in WhiteCleobella Alicia Dress in EmeraldSundress Iris Dress in Petra French RoseSundress Angelique Dress in Precieuse Yellow

AMUSE SOCIETY Frill Seeker Maxi Dress in GingerMINKPINK Pretty Wild Maxi Wrap Dress in Multi


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 .

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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



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