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Written by Preetha Manivelan on November 14, 2022 Share on

The Maldives In October – Is It A Good Time to Plan Your Trip?

Topping the list of the most-loved and most-visited places, the Maldives is a dream destination to many. Even if you had visited the Maldives already, the love and excitement that you have for this island country will never fade. Every island in the Maldives feels like an entirely new destination and every experience you get feels like the first. And you know what’s the best part about the Maldives? It provides an awesome vacation no matter what month you visit. If you are someone who is planning to visit the Maldives in October, here is all the information that you need.

Why visit the Maldives in October?

The Maldives in October is not one of the most-visited months but every month has its highlights and lowlights, right? This month can be pretty sunny with comparatively high temperatures and considered to be off-season in most of the islands in the Maldives. However, only high temperatures make it favourable and warm for watersports. You get really good deals on the resort booking and prevent spending too much on the flight tickets. Instead, spend that money on something that you love in the Maldives. Are you still wondering if October is a favourable month to plan your trip? Give this article a read and I will let you take that call.

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How’s the weather in the Maldives in October?

A girl in the waters
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Because October is the end of the wet season and November being the start of the dry season in the Maldives, you can expect little high temperatures and warm waters in October. There might be rains in the first half of the month so make sure you have a track on the weather before your trip. Find below the average high and low temperature in October, hours of daylight, sea temperature and rainfall.

High temperature30ºC
Low temperature25ºC
Sea temperature28ºC
Daylights hours12 hours
Average weather in October

Things to do in October

No matter what vacation you are planning to take, be it a honeymoon or a family trip, here are some of the best things that you must try in the Maldives. If you want to turn out into a romantic one then, book your Maldives honeymoon package.

  • Water sports
  • Sunset cruise

1. Water sports

Maldives and water sports can’t go wrong. On your Maldives October trip, with such high temperatures, water sports can be more relaxing than you think.

  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling

Surfing in Maldives

If you are an avid surfer or someone who wants to learn surfing, you must try it in the Maldives. There are excellent trainers to help you when you begin and a few certification courses for all the surfers as well.

Surfing in the Maldives
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Scuba diving in Maldives

If you are someone who knows swimming and want to dive deep into the waters, then Scuba diving is your pick. Even non-swimmers can do scuba diving but you wouldn’t get the complete experience of diving as you will be restricted to dive after a certain limit.

Snorkelling in Maldives

Snorkelling is most people’s favourite activity. You get to jump into the waters and explore not only the corals but the entire marine ecosystem. Non-swimmers can very well do snorkelling as it is generally swimming very close to the surface. There are several snorkelling resorts in the Maldives.

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2. Sunset cruise

Sunsets are always beautiful and the sunset cruise is beautiful beyond comparison in the Maldives. When you visit the Maldives in October, due to the weather, your evenings will be warm and soothing. Even if you are not taking a cruise, just sit by the sea and witness the sun setting down as October is a very favourable time for visting beach in Maldives. It is one of the romantic things to do on a Maldives honeymoon.

Sunset in the Maldives
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Events in the Maldives in October

  • National Day

National Day

Qaumee Dhuvas, the national day of Maldives, is one of the special events in October and a public holiday in the country. It celebrates the victory of Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam who is fondly called the national hero of the Maldives. If you are someone who just gets stunned by parades and marches, then this event on the local islands is where you should head to.

Qaumee Dhuvas 2023 – 16th September.

5 Money saving tips if you are visiting the Maldives

  1. Since October is not a peak season, you save a pretty good amount on the flight and hotel bookings.
  2. When you visit the Male city, eat at local places than expensive restaurants, exploring the culture of Maldives, getting along with the Maldivians and tasting the delicious street food of Maldives.
  3. Take an all-inclusive plan. Though a full board plan in Maldives sounds less expensive, you will save a lot of money on water and beverages if you choose all-inclusive. After a tiring day at water sports, trust me, you will need it the most.
  4. If your idea is to make the most out of Maldives rather than having a relaxed trip, research many resorts and choose a resort that has a good number of inclusions in regards to water sports and other activities.
  5. Choose to stay a night at a public island for a local experience. Though it is not allowed at the moment, there are chances it might be allowed in October.

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FAQs about visiting the Maldives in October

1. Is travel from India to Maldives allowed now?

Yes, you can travel from South Asian countries to the Maldives.

2. Why is October a good time to visit the Maldives?

October is definitely a good time to visit if you are looking for budget travel as the flight fares and resort booking will be less expensive. It is also a perfect time for beach night visits, water sports and sightseeing.

3. What are the documents required for travel?

The must-carry documents are original passports, COVID-negative PCR reports, QR code of the IMUGA form, boarding passes and travel insurance if mandatory for your resort.

4. What is the best time to visit the Maldives?

The best time to visit Maldives is from November to April in general and considered the peak season.

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Considering all these, visiting the Maldives in October can be a really good choice. Visit the Pickyourtrail website and have a look at the Maldives tour packages that are available or customise a package with help of our travel experts. Delay no further. It’s time you had your dream trip with Pickyourtrail.

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