Packing for The Mythic Maldives

An exceptional destination, the Maldives are everyone’s dream escape. Serene, blue-upon-blue waters, brilliant white sand, and lush palms call for a simple plan. Bathing suit, cover up, something nice for an evening out, and some notable accessories.

First things first. Surrounded by gorgeous blue water, you’ll want to dive right in. The most enchanting thing you can wear comes from Mikoh. A work of art that loves water, the thin string detail back, the luxurious 20 percent Spandex fabric, and the hardware free elegance make this Santorini suit a must have. Apres Beach, wrap yourself up in a sumptuous Hermes 56″ square, and slip on a pair of Fendi thongs. Eric Javits makes a stylish crushable tote, trimmed in true calfskin, to transport beach items. For him, the Emporio Armani Techno Swim Short is a pure and simple classic.

Maldives Accesories

For a magical six-course dinner at Ithaa, she will sparkle like an ocean-washed shell in Audrey, a delightful slip of a dress by Parker. Finish the look with leggy ankle strap spikes from Gianvito Rossi. Complement her look with one for him from German suitmaker Digel. Their outstanding travel companion, the Cloud Suit, has all the right pockets and details. Made of high tech fabric that is breatheable, incredibly crease resistent, with a slight stretch, this suit never fails to perform. Click in the look with a pair of Jimmy Choo grey suede loafers and a low key, collarless silk tee.

Maldives Apparel

Epic destinations call for epic timepieces. The choice of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust for her, and the Oyster Perpetual Submariner for him, are just the right essentials. The Datejust has a pink mother of pearl dial,  set with crisp diamonds all ’round. The Submariner is water resistant to 300m, crafted of stainless steel and 18k yellow gold, with blue dial and ceramic bezel.

Maldives Watches

The sun shines brightly in the Maldives. Shade your peepers with a pair of polarized Collection Premiere sunglasses from Cartier for him, and glamorous Tom Ford Nastasya frames in Palladium for her.

Ladies, don’t forget to pack something to cover your shoulders, thighs, and cleavage. While the resort islands are pretty much O.K. with even the barest of bare couture, islands and towns where the locals live are not. The Maldivians are predominantly Muslim, and we don’t want you breaking the rules. Simply bring along a modest change for those respectful outings, and enjoy!

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Kathleen Turner

Writing engaging, intelligent, accurate copy for the luxury audience, KLTurner covers wine, sailing, travel, and a variety of luxury profile topics.

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