Best time to visit Maldives

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Best time of year to visit Maldives

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.

3 THINGS TO DO IN MALDIVES (JULY 15 - JULY 24)

Sea Turtle Hatching

Sea Turtle Hatching

July–August (all year round) • nature

The Maldives are home to five of the world's seven sea turtle species

Whale Sharks

Whale Sharks

all year round • nature

There are not many places on Earth that offer whale shark encounters on a regular basis, and the Maldives belongs to those few!

Coconuts

Coconuts

all year round • food

In the Maldives coconut means much more than just a common accompaniment for desserts

16 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Bioluminescent Plankton

Bioluminescent Plankton

out of rangeJune–October • nature

When you cruise around the Maldives at night, you can reveal a colony of glowing plankton

Manta Rays in Baa Atoll

Manta Rays in Baa Atoll

out of rangeJune–October • nature

Visit the UNESCO sanctuary of ocean giants and join them in the water

Stargazing

Stargazing

out of rangeNovember–April • nature

The star-studded night is well viewed from any beach, yet observatories offer more—views of distant heavenly bodies

Dolphin Watching

Dolphin Watching

out of rangeNovember–April • activity

Nobody trained these local dolphins, yet they will perform amazing stunts for you when encouraged by your applause

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

out of rangeJanuary–April • activity

Explore the seabed around Maldives—its numerous channels and lagoons teem with marine wildlife

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

The world's most romantic honeymoon destination lures even more tourists with its end-year party vibes

Flying Fish

Flying Fish

out of rangeMay–October • nature

Just stand on the beach and wait for your catch to land near you

Kayaking

Kayaking

out of rangeApril–October • activity

Exploring a tropical paradise on a kayak is one of the most enjoyable activities

Big Game Fishing

Big Game Fishing

out of rangeNovember–March • activity

This is paradise not just for sunbathers and divers, but also fishermen - this is world's best big game fishing destination

Catamaran Sailing

Catamaran Sailing

out of rangeNovember–April • activity

The best way to go island hopping in the Maldives

Seabob

Seabob

out of rangeJanuary–April • activity

Discover the underwater beauty of coral reefs and ship remains with the help of technology

Independence Day Events

Independence Day Events

out of rangeJuly 26 • event

Maldives commemorates its long way to independence through colourful parades, flag hoisting ceremonies, and other solemnities

Kitesurfing & Windsurfing

Kitesurfing & Windsurfing

out of rangeMay–October • activity

Stunning turquoise lagoons sheltered by reefs are made for water sports

Ramadan

Ramadan

out of rangeMarch 10–April 9, 2024 • event

Fast from sunrise to sunset, and feast from dusk till down

National Day

National Day

out of rangeOctober 16–17, 2023 • event

Heavily ceremonial festivities include military parades, flag-raising performances, and political speeches

Victory Day

Victory Day

out of rangeNovember 3 • event

Festive parades and ceremonies are held to celebrate the joint victory of Maldivians and Indians

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