Picture yourself lazing on a paradise island, surrounded by dazzling azure waters, swaying palm trees, and the warm embrace of the sun… welcome to the Maldives, a dream destination that has it all! But wait, before you pack your snorkel gear and start practising your best “beach bum” pose, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of when to plan your ultimate Maldivian getaway.
A Quick Overview
The good news is that the Maldives is a year-round destination so there’s always something to enjoy whenever you visit and stay at private island resorts like Adaaran Club Rannalhi. Since the country is near the equator, you can expect consistent temperatures ranging from 25°C to 32°C; in fact, the sea temperature is also pleasantly warm from 27°C to 30°C, ideal for water sports. That said, there are two distinct seasons here each with something different to offer.
The Dry Season
The dry season, from November to April, is your ticket to clear skies, gentle breezes, and an unadulterated dose of Vitamin D! What’s more, the seas are calm and offer excellent visibility so you can look forward to plenty of snorkelling and some of the best diving in Maldives in destinations like the South Male Atoll. This is also the high season so you can expect higher rates and travellers so ensure you book your holiday ahead.
The Wet Season
The wet season, from May to October, is a playful reminder that even paradise needs a refreshing shower now and then! However, the rain will not be the whole day through so you can still enjoy periods of sunshine. Interestingly, this season happens to be ideal for certain water sports such as surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. What’s more, since this is the low season, there will be reduced rates and fewer tourists too.
What to Wear
In the Maldives, the dress code is simple: effortless chic! Think flowy dresses, linen shirts, shorts, and swimsuits for those quintessential selfies at the pool or beach. Flip-flops are your BFFs, while effective sunscreen, sunglasses and hats are your trusty companions in the battle against the sun’s rays. A cover-up will come in handy at island resorts and remember that when visiting local islands, you need to wear more conservative attire covering bare shoulders and legs.