Ok so you are probably wondering what we wear and what is the attire around here. Before we got here we read many things, some said just beach wear some said long and modest clothes.
We are here now and this is what we have seen in 3 islands so far:
Male: little more conservative since it is the capital city and people live and work there. You can get away with shorts and knee length skirt/ dresses.
Gangehi and Komandoo: let loose and stick with your swimwear, cover ups, and for dinner casual or slightly dressy clothes. We brought long flowing dresses, they are super easy to wear and elevate the style a bit. Other people wore similar things, men stuck to casual but nice shorts and shirts.
Here is a glimpse at our beach ware… can you tell we love mixing, wearing matchy-matchy stuff is not our personal style.
Designers: Ondade Mar, Eberjey, VIX PaulAhermanny, Heidi Klein
Designers: Mikoh, Zinke, Tibi, Tori Praver
Please note – Maldives is not a topless zone. You have to keep your top on, maybe unless you are on a yacht somewhere in the distance.
Today’s swimming companion was a sting ray – seriously we were a bit afraid.
Seaplane ride to Male, before another short flight to Komandoo. There is currently only one seaplane company operating flights – so prices and schedules are unpredictable and not fair. Locals mentioned that two other companies might start operating soon, which should help break the monopoly.
Our barefoot captains! They were fun… made me want to learn how to fly a seaplane.
Can’t wait to arrive at our new island to start exploring. For now we will relax at the Komandoo Private Lounge with our goodie bag.