The Maldivian islands are considered to be a modern geological miracle. The islands that we now know as the Maldives used to be the coral reefs that surrounded prehistoric volcanoes. As these volcanoes slowly sank into the sea over time, the coral reefs remained and at present, these prehistoric reefs form twenty six atolls that are home to over one thousand islands, out of which around one hundred islands host Maldives resorts such as Naladhu Maldives. Most of these islands are not inhabited and thus, holidaymakers can also enjoy all that the Maldivian isles have to offer in private.
The islands are certainly stunning and by virtue of its location in the Indian Ocean, susceptible to monsoon rains. Therefore, when it comes to Maldives island resorts, it pays to do some research on the best times to visit the country.The islands usually experience two major seasons, namely, the dry season and the wet season. The dry season lasts from December to April while the wet season continues from May to November. There are various benefits of visiting during both seasons and therefore, planning a visit during each season should be considered based on the type of experience you wish to have. It would be disappointing to visit the Maldives to do some surfing only to discover that it is monsoon season.
Given that there is high visibility in and around the house reefs surrounding the islands, a visit during the dry season can be recommended. However, during the wet season, while the visibility is less due to weaker currents, because the water temperature is slightly lower, hammerhead and reef sharks are frequently seen in Maldivian waters. During the wet season, holidaymakers should also keep in mind that afternoon showers and thunder storms are a possibility, particularly due to the close proximity enjoyed by Maldives to the Bay of Bengal.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.