What should I pack for a trip to the Maldives?

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Sophie Friedman

Anything you forget to pack from home can be purchased in the Maldives, either at independent shops in Male or at your resort’s gift store, albeit at a significant markup. When you’re packing for a trip to the Maldives, the first thing in your suitcase should be a bathing suit, followed by sunblock, goggles, a hat (the sun is very strong) and a few beach reads. If you burn easily — and even those who don’t in the U.S. may do so in the Maldives — pack aloe and some long-sleeved shirts and trousers to be worn when walking around. Your resort will have plenty of umbrellas to offer you shade.

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