Seasons in the Maldives – when is the best time to fly to the islands

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Seasons in the Maldives – when is the best time to fly to the islands

The best time for a holiday in the Maldives is January and February, however, there are many tourists who specially fly to the Maldives in the summer. An expert in booking hotels in the Maldives – will help you understand all the nuances of seasonality on the paradise islands.

High season in the Maldives

Most of all, bookings are, nevertheless, during the high season – the period from late December to March. This is the most popular time in the Maldives for several reasons:

  1. January, February and early March is the peak of the dry season on the islands. The probability of catching rain is very low, and if it does, it will pass quickly and the sun will immediately come out. On average, there can be 2-3 rainy days per month. This is the best time for those who like to sunbathe on the beach. The air and water temperature is kept within 28-30 degrees of heat.
  2. In winter there are always sunny days, the wind subsides. The water becomes as clear as possible and ideal for snorkeling. It is for the colorful underwater world that they go to the Maldives in winter. In the summer months, the winds bring plankton with them, as a result of which the visibility under water deteriorates somewhat.
  3. New Year and Christmas is another reason for the popularity of the Maldives in the winter. You can’t say that these holidays are celebrated in a special way on the islands, but still the temptation to celebrate the New Year on the coral coast takes its toll. Resorts prepare festive programs, dinners, decorate the premises.

When to book high season

In the Maldives, the number of resorts is limited to a few hundred, and the demand is growing every year. As Wiotto’s experience shows, already in November-December it is difficult to find a free villa, at least one that would meet all your wishes. Therefore, when planning to relax in December-March, it is worth booking a villa in the Maldives in advance, ideally six months in advance. Moreover, on Wiotto there is no need to pay for the reservation right away. Depending on the hotel, the reservation can be paid 5-30 days before check-in.

Low season

The low season starts in April and ends in December. During this period, winds come and it rains more often. The off-season – April, May, October, November and early December – are quite unpredictable in terms of weather. Rain and wind are frequent guests. The peak months for the number of rainy days are June, July, August.

It is important to note: the temperature of water and air is still kept within 28-30 degrees Celsius. It is this feature that makes the Maldives suitable for holidays all year round.

Why tourists choose the low season

  1. Low prices for hotels and services. Discounts sometimes reach up to 70%. This is the main reason for traveling to the Maldives in the summer. The temptation to save a few or even tens of thousands of dollars is too tempting. Especially since it’s raining in the Maldives tropical – quickly come and go quickly. After 2-3 hours of rain, the clouds in the sky disperse, and the warm sun peeps out. Photographers love the rainy season because of the dramatic landscapes – blue-pink clouds on the horizon and a snow-white beach with palm trees.
  2. Diving and watching manta rays. Winds bring plankton, for which manta rays and other underwater inhabitants come to the Maldives. Although the water is not as clear as in the dry season, the end of summer and the beginning of autumn are the best time to watch manta rays. Snorkeling will not be perfect, but diving will definitely please professionals and amateurs.
  3. Surfing. In September, the waves in the Maldives are excellent. Amateur and professional surfers choose this time to travel to the Maldives.

After all, the weather cannot be 100% predicted, and it happens that even in the summer you are lucky and there will not be a single rainy day for the whole week of your vacation. And it happens, on the contrary: in February it will rain for three days in a row. Whatever it was, at least once, but the Maldives is worth a visit. Whatever season you choose.

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