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Written by Akshaya Devi on October 13, 2022 Share on

Best Time to Visit Maldives in 2023

Maldives holidays are known for sun-kissed beaches, luxury water villas in Maldives and warm, tropical weather that stays pleasant throughout the year. Though most travellers visit Maldives to relax and rejuvenate in their private villas and secluded islands, Maldives does have more to offer. Yes, we are talking about unspoken outdoor adventures. Think watersports, snorkelling, underwater dining and beach parties. And remember the struggles for finding the perfect hot holidays in September and October? Maldives is one of the best destinations to catch sunshine anytime during the year. Take a look at the monthly weather guide for the best time of year to go to Maldives.

When is the best time to visit Maldives in 2023?

Though Maldives has amazing weather all year round any season is the best season to visit Maldives, there are certain months that offer the perfect circumstances to enjoy both Maldives’ indoor and outdoor adventures.

Weather in Maldives

Maldives enjoys tropical weather throughout the year with the temperature averaging from 23˚C to 30˚C. A slightly cooler temperature exists during the monsoon season.

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November to April – Hot season

November to April is the best time to visit Maldives for holiday and also the peak season for travelling. The temperature stays in a range of 27˚C – 30˚C with little or almost no rainfall. But since this is the peak season, expect higher airfares and accommodation rates. Also, Maldives is relatively more crowded during this period.

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May to October – Wet season

Monsoon is the second-best season to visit Maldives, lasting from May to October. Travellers on a budget enjoy lower hotel rates and better deals this time of the year. However, expect more indoor time as it rains from May to October in Maldives, but be assured you won’t be disappointed.

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Summer in Maldives

In Maldives, Summer is the best season to stay outdoors and hang out at the beach or try water sports adventures. If you are looking for a Maldives honeymoon package, Summer is the best time to visit Maldives for honeymoon. As the weather is dry, you can hang out on the beach, soaking up the sun all day. During November to April, Maldives sees enthusiastic travellers flocking to the destination looking for the perfect tropical holiday amidst the most heavenly villas embedded against striking blue waters. Also, Christmas and New Year fall during this period and hence watch out for amazing parties and celebrations which will be held all over Maldives. Summer is also the whale watching season in the Maldives.

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Why visit Maldives in Summer?

If you visit Maldives in Summer, you can —

  • Be outdoors all the time due to dry weather
  • Enjoy the quintessential Maldives experience as it is the high season for tourists
  • Attend Christmas celebrations
  • Take part in New Year festivals and full moon parties
  • Go on a yacht cruise to watch the sunset
  • Dine under the stars
  • Take an early morning walk on the beach
  • Spot incredible white sharks and whale sharks in whale-watching points.
  • Snorkel with the lush coral reefs

Monsoon in Maldives

There is no off-season in Maldives as the weather never gets worse there. But please note that there may be limited things to do during Monsoon as Maldives is prone to day-long rains. It can also go from rainy to sunny and vice versa quickly. But why worry when you are staying in an all-inclusive resort in Maldives? From spa treatments with a view to relaxing in an indoor pool, there are a lot of options to keep yourself occupied. In fact, monsoon is the best season in Maldives to go surfing as bigger waves and strong wind are in favour. Or grab your mask and go scuba diving. What better time to dive than when it rains?

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Why visit Maldives in Monsoon?

If you visit Maldives in Monsoon, you can —

  • Pamper yourself in an aromatic spa treatment
  • Relax in a private pool with a beachfront view
  • Spot bioluminescent beaches on the island of Vaadhoo.
  • Surf in the high tidal waves
  • Hit the indoor gym
  • Rejuvenate yourself in a yoga session
  • Have dinner in an underwater restaurant
  • Or best – go for a walk to the beach if you are a rain person

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Winter in Maldives

Maldives only experience Summer and Monsoon seasons throughout the year. Winter doesn’t occur, but travellers can enjoy a slight drop in temperature during December in Maldives, i.e., during midsummer. Hence, winters can be seen as the best time to visit Maldives for holiday.

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What are the famous festivals and events in Maldives?

Maldives only sees very few religious festivals and national events other than New Year and Christmas. These are Maldives events dates for 2022:

  • New Year – January 1
  • Christmas – December 25
  • Martyrs’ Day – March 25
  • Ramzan – April 23
  • Kuda Eid – May 23
  • Bodu Eid – July 31
  • National Day – October 20

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