The Maldives is perfect for a warm summer vacation amid azure waves and tropical vegetation. The resort is favorable to visit all year round due to its near equatorial location – there are no frosts and long rainstorms. Holidays in the Maldives is commonly divided into 2 seasons: dry winter and wet summer. We divide the article into seasons and tell you what you need to know to rest inexpensively and qualitatively.
Contrary to the steady temperatures of +27-30°C, summer is a low season because of the high humidity during this period. Precipitation often falls in the afternoon and at night, making it easy to sunbathe and swim in the warm sea before it rains. Tropical showers are not a big obstacle for holidaymakers, unlike strong winds, because of which the waves can be too high and dangerous even for professional swimmers and surfers. A big plus of the season tourists noted the strong drop in prices for hotels, flights and entertainment.
Activities in the Maldives in June, July and August is not less: the sea coast will offer not only a leisurely swimming among coral reefs, but also a huge variety of water sports and excursions to the underwater world, where you will show the sunken historical sites and places where you can meet reef sharks and rays.
Besides entertainment, sports, golf and delicious dining at local restaurants, visit the national museum and soak up the history of the area. Take a stroll through Sultan’s Park or spend a day shopping in one of the markets, including the most popular fish market – everything is fresh and incredibly tasty. Seafood lovers will appreciate it!
Autumn in the Maldives is a great option for those who want to catch the last chance to vacation in this tropical country for cheaper and have time to swim in the sea under the scorching sunlight. Early September will even allow you to go fishing. The temperature rises from +29 ° C to +30 ° C and you’ll get a bronze tan! The highlight of autumn vacations in the Maldives – the underwater world. You do not need to bring a mask and flippers. Experienced local divers will immerse you in the abyss of the sea safely and interesting. Closer to November, it’s a calm but not hot season.
Most of all tourists stand out Hanifaru Bay – it is protected by UNESCO and impresses with a variety of rare marine life. It’s the perfect time for surfing – the sea is calmer, there are almost no waves, especially in November. A huge number of excursions offered by the hotel or local travel agencies will allow to see the beauty of tropical nature, historical monuments, mosques and other cultural sites. Many national holidays fall on this period, which is always an opportunity to get acquainted with the locals and taste the national food.
December is still considered unpredictable in terms of rainfall. Therefore, sudden downpours can occur in the second half of the month. Temperatures in winter exceed 30°C, so the dry climate will allow more time to spend on the coast. The influx of tourists will increase significantly. And no wonder – what can be better than celebrating New Year surrounded by the tropics and summer?
February will finally close the period of rain and winds, fill the streets with a sunny atmosphere and allow quality recreation for both adults and children. But the prices of resorts increase significantly compared to the summer and fall – keep in mind. If you do not want to spend 100% of the time on the beach, you can go on excursions to the islands south of Male, sightseeing in the capital of the Maldives, and even arrange a cruise with dolphins against the scarlet sunset.
Wintertime will be the best time for diving due to the clear weather, minimal winds and perfect visibility. Waterskiing, surfing, parasailing, canoeing and fishing with family or couples is a great way to experience the resort. For a more extreme experience, you can take a seaplane excursion, or swim with sharks.
Spring offers the opportunity to enjoy the months of moderate summer without the heavy rains and winds. Sometimes you may encounter an abrupt change of weather with downpours, which will also change abruptly to hot sunshine. But you can’t predict that in advance. March is still quite high season. April is the hottest month of the year in the Maldives. Towards the end of spring you can already feel the low season with gusts of strong winds and a wet climate, so have time to enjoy the calm sea waves and get a tan on the sandy shores of the tropics.
Prices do not exceed the high season mark, but also do not fall below it, because the Easter holidays and the last opportunity to experience the dry season attracts a large number of tourists. Spring time will be a paradise for surfers thanks to perfect waves and the clearest water (when it’s not raining, of course). And diving lovers will meet dolphins, turtles and sharks.
If you want a safer journey on the sea surface, the services of submarines or boats with a glass bottom will suit you – we recommend you try at least once. Do not forget about nature, which is treated with care and respect here, often holding various events and festivals in support of nature protection.