One of the best holiday destinations in the world, the Maldives enjoys sublime tropical weather and here are some insights that will help when you need to plan your trip.
Climate & Temperatures
The climate in Maldives is generally hot though not that humid; it enjoys around eight hours of sunshine daily for working on your tan or trying water sports at all-inclusive private island resorts like OBLU NATURE Helengeli. The year-round average temperatures range between 25°C to 30°C with water temperatures pleasant as well.
The Dry Season
The dry season, which is also the high season, runs from November to April; it’s when you can expect the most sunshine offering an idyllic setting for stays at overwater or beach villas in Maldives. The waters are calm as well, perfect for snorkelling, scuba diving and other water sports. Keep in mind that this period is also when you will find the most visitors so book ahead, while accommodation rates will be higher.
The Wet Season
May to October marks the arrival of monsoon rains which makes this period the wet season; that said, don’t let it put you off from planning a holiday during this time either! Though there are greater chances of showers, they won’t usually be throughout the day so you can still enjoy some fun in the sun. Additionally, this period is ideal for activities like surfing, kitesurfing, and windsurfing, while since this is also the off-peak season, rates will be less.
No matter when you visit the Maldives, keep in mind you will need proper protection from the rays of the sun. Ensure you bring plenty of sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 (the higher the better) and protects you from both UVB and UVA rays; to not harm the marine environment, choose a product that’s reef safe as well. Additionally, remember to pack a good pair of sunglasses and a sun hat or cap too.