What is the best time to visit Maldives?

Plush resorts tucked in private islands, a delectable range of seafood cooked in the exotic Maldivian style, breathtaking beauty beneath the ocean surface, and the ultimate pampering. The Maldives beckons you to its cool turquoise waters to experience lavish hospitality in their super luxurious resorts. With all this and more on offer, Maldives is definitely the place for ultimate beach satiation.

Seasonal Variation

Even people who don’t like beach holidays fall in love with the Maldives, and there’s a hotel for every holiday, from honeymooners to party people. The Maldives have two dominating seasons: a dry season (connected with dry northeast winter monsoons) and a wet season (connected with moist southwest monsoons and strong winds).

The Maldives is a beach destination that is sun-kissed and has weather which is year-round suitable for a trip. The best time to visit the Maldives should be chosen by the traveller based on what he wants to try or experience in the place. Most travellers start flying to the Maldives in December month as the weather starts opening up.

Dry Season

“The dry season has little rain and lower humidity; it lasts from December-April. It is the time when there’s no rainfall or very scarce rainfall which makes it the best time to visit the Maldives. This dry season is known for its lesser humidity and sustains from December to April. And it is when all the beach activities are best enjoyed. The average temperature remains around 30 Degrees Celsius during the day and 25 degrees Celsius in the night, with over about 9 hours of sunshine. For a tourist, this is the best time to be in the Maldives and enjoy the beach, the bar, and the spas.”

Being the popular time to visit one can see honeymooners, groups of friends on a bachelor or bachelorette parties, tourist groups and many others enjoying in their own ways beach satiation. The one who is outgoing enough, can surely grab a drink and join the bonfire in your resort or the shacks to strike up a conversation with fellow tourists and exchange stories. And no one can miss the vast expanse of the horizon and of course immersing in thoughts in front of it.

This is the best season to visit the Maldives for people willing to dive or take scuba lessons, as it will offer you incredible visibility and water temperature. With the currents flowing from the northeast direction, one may even catch a glimpse of the majestic underwater world in all its glory. The beauty that you will witness will remain with you for decades to come.

Wet Season

The wet season is (as understood) wetter, considered by stronger winds and rain; it lasts from May-November that is the monsoon season in the Maldives. The average daytime temperature in the Maldives in November is around 27 degree Celsius. The Maldives in October is usually cloudy due to regular rainfall. This is the time when it is an off-season for tourists. The prices are low and you may find fewer people in the hotels. It is the time when one can enjoy scuba diving and surf with the optimal conditions during monsoon in the Maldives.

It is the time when the rainfall is very heavy and the storms move through the archipelago fast. One can plan a trip around this time to witness the Independence Day (26th July): The Maldives’ Independence Day which is celebrated in style each year, with various festivities taking place, including parades and performances. October and November are a great time to see whale sharks and manta rays, which come to feed on the plankton. There are plenty of great offers to take advantage of at this time of year, making it a great value time to visit.


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