The exquisite beaches and huts in the waters attract most of the tourism in the country. A dream vacation location for many couples, the island of green and blue sea has attracted many for its charisma.
The marine life of Maldives is breathtaking- the corals, flora and fauna, mesmerising sunsets, luxurious huts amidst the sea, and cycling through the ocean are all the pleasures of visiting the Maldives. The colourfull corals, varieties of fish like tuna and giant pelagic, turtles, whales and sharks along with adventurous water sports activities like – diving, snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, and canoeing are a lifetime experience in the sea surrounding the Maldives.
But the major question every traveler is concerned with is what’s the best time to travel to the Maldives. Well, all time of the year is worth visiting the island but you can decide on many factors like weather, budget etc which suits you best.
Here is a detailed overview of the Maldives in two distinctions:
1. The Maldives for best weather
You can experience a true paradise of the islands during the months from November to April with full days of sunshine, warm air and sea temperatures, and very little rainfall.
A perfect season to relish the water sports and the true beauty of the Indian Ocean. It’s the perfect time for snorkelling and scuba diving.
The mesmerising coral reefs and the flora and fauna of the ocean are a once-in-a-lifetime experience where the breathtaking view of tiny fishes can give you an adrenaline rush.
These months are typically dry in the island country, perfect for swimming, sunbathing and enjoying a long lazy evening at the beach. The surfing season begins in March in the Maldives which brings beautiful waves and lasts until October. During this ‘surfing season,’ the biggest waves are most likely to occur between June and August, caused by storms in the Roaring Forties bringing big swells to the archipelago.
To enjoy the charm of the Island, these are the perfect months to spend a long vacation on the coastal beaches of Maldives.
2. The Maldives for best prices
The Maldives for a budget-friendly trip begins from May to September where you can experience heavy rainfalls. Also known as the wet season, Maldives receives a huge amount of rainfall during the rainy season due to its geographical presence around the Indian Ocean.
While June has a high chance of rainfall and reduced visibility due to the plankton in the water, this is a fantastic time to dive with manta rays and whale sharks that come to feed on the vast amounts of plankton in the water. This month sees many of the resorts offering special deals where visitors can enjoy the plethora of non-beach and water-based amenities that they have to offer.
The month of July is a typical month for surfers as it’s the peak period to enjoy the high waves in the ocean. You can experience the largest waves stemming from the storms in the Roaring Forties bringing big swells to the archipelago. Also, you can enjoy the culture of Maldives as the island country celebrates its independence day on the 26th of July. You can see parades and public celebrations on most of the resort islands.
The Maldives Islands receive the highest rainfall from August to October making it the wettest month of the year. Also in the last months of surfing, the chances of enjoying scuba diving are low due to storms but still, you can get a tremendous amount of deals during these months and make it a memorable stay in the Maldives.
Regardless of the weather conditions, Maldives is a must-visit country especially if you are a beach lover!