Perfect for sunbathers, a period from December to April is a tourist season with room rates at their peak. Yet, it never gets overcrowded in the Maldives. Winter is also your chance to witness an extraordinary spectacle of baby islands' birth. Low season from May through September could be considered the best time to visit the Maldives. Crowds thin out, prices drop, and conditions for scuba diving and surfing are optimal. Rainfalls are possible, but storms usually move quickly. Besides, summer is a high time to see magic bioluminescent plankton. Visiting the Maldives in this period will also introduce you to Ramadan traditions.
When you cruise around the Maldives at night, you can reveal a colony of glowing plankton
The Maldives are home to five of the world's seven sea turtle species
Visit the UNESCO sanctuary of ocean giants and join them in the water
There are not many places on Earth that offer whale shark encounters on a regular basis, and the Maldives belongs to those few!
Just stand on the beach and wait for your catch to land near you
Exploring a tropical paradise on a kayak is one of the most enjoyable activities
These islands are called a surfer's paradise for a reason—go and check it out!
Stunning turquoise lagoons sheltered by reefs are made for water sports
In the Maldives coconut means much more than just a common accompaniment for desserts
Islands in the Maldives may rise from water, sink entirely, move sideways, or change their location completely
Pristine white beaches paired with turquoise waters—the beauty of Maldives is undisputable!
The resort you stay at is just a small part of what the Maldives has to offer—take a boat and enjoy turquoise adventures
The star-studded night is well viewed from any beach, yet observatories offer more—views of distant heavenly bodies
Nobody trained these local dolphins, yet they will perform amazing stunts for you when encouraged by your applause
Explore the seabed around Maldives—its numerous channels and lagoons teem with marine wildlife
This is paradise not just for sunbathers and divers, but also fishermen - this is world's best big game fishing destination
The best way to go island hopping in the Maldives
Discover the underwater beauty of coral reefs and ship remains with the help of technology
Maldives commemorates its long way to independence through colourful parades, flag hoisting ceremonies, and other solemnities
Fast from sunrise to sunset, and feast from dusk till down
Fish in the Maldives come in all imaginable and unimaginable forms, including fish broth, fried fish rolls, and fish pastries
Heavily ceremonial festivities include military parades, flag-raising performances, and political speeches
Festive parades and ceremonies are held to celebrate the joint victory of Maldivians and Indians