Weather Conditions in Maldives
The jewel like atolls that make up the Maldives islands are a sight to see no matter what time of the year you visit Maldvies. With its tropical weather and magnificent beaches, there really is no such thing as the best time to visit Maldives. But what one has to remember is that Maldives has a tropical monsoon climate which means that it has a dry and wet season and the wet season obviously is not preferred by many people especially divers who find that it impacts visibility. However, both have their own advantages when it comes to choosing the best time to go to Maldives.
Throughout the year, the temperatures however remain consistent and for those coming from colder climes, Maldives which lies in the Indian Ocean will be quite warm. Some people might even be surprised to see that despite rains and storms, there are good chances of sunshine filled days during their trip to Maldives, even in the low season. So, naturally it would be a shame if you decided not to visit, if you think that you won’t be able to enjoy the beaches or the water in the low season. So, let’s take a look at the different seasons and what they mean for you if you’re planning to visit, so you can decide for yourself which is the best time to visit Maldives.
For most people, the best time to travel to Maldives is the high season which is from December to February. Obviously, this is because everyone wants to spend the winter season in a warm and beautiful tropical paradise. What’s more, the weather in Maldives is also mild and not too uncomfortably hot.
There’s not much rain, and the humidity is low, which makes it comfortable to travel. But although the blue skies are inviting, this is peak tourist season which means that with Christmas and New Year, there will be huge price hikes for flights and accommodation. Nevertheless, Maldives is perfect for snorkelling and diving at this time of the year. Naturally, many people consider it to be the best time to visit Maldives.
In December, there’s still chances of rain but there’s also a lot of sunshine. People begin to flock to the Maldives to enjoy sunny days by the beach but might have to bear the surcharges as well. January and February are both peak high season as the weather is gorgeous and the waters are clear for both snorkelling and diving. It’s no wonder that many people consider it to be the best time to visit Maldives.
By March and April, there is great weather but towards the end of April, it can get very hot. As a result, there are fewer tourists and while it means there will be lesser crowds, not many can brave the heat. As a result, this might not be the best time to visit Maldives. If Easter does fall during these months, there could be a jump in prices, so it’s a good idea to be prepared for that.
However, since this is a sort of middle season between high and low seasons, you might chance across some last-minute discounts or special offers which resorts offer and if you’re lucky you could save a lot of money while still enjoying an amazing vacation.
The low season is typically from May to November as there are often chances of rain with the two different monsoons the country experiences. But the weather remains warm and resorts are often cheap. Also, several airlines offer ticket prices at very competitive rates, and this could be why the low season might be the best season to go to Maldives.
One thing to remember is that by May, surf season begins and so there might be interested surfers who will use up accommodations in resorts and hotels that offer good access to breaks. Maldives has access to 20 surf breaks and the warm tropical water means that you will be able to surf in ease, without having to wear wetsuits. In June, there are frequent rainfalls and if you’re the type who enjoys spotting marine life under water, you’re in for a treat as you can expect to spot Manta Rays in the Northern Atolls. For this reason itself, many consider it to be the best time to go to Maldives.
The low season sees a pretty good influx of visitors despite the chance of rains or storms. For instance, in August there are quite a few people who visit because of school holidays in various countries. However, September is considered to be the height of the rainy season although quite a few surfers do visit, particularly travellers who are not too concerned about spending time in the sun. However, if you are still keen on checking the marine life, then do consider travelling to the western side of the atolls where the marine life is more varied.
The Maldives is a gorgeous sparkling destination that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. It doesn’t matter what time of the year you decide to visit Maldives; one thing is for sure. It will be a memorable vacation thanks to some excellent Maldives tour packages and Maldives honeymoon packages on offer at SOTC.