Best time to visit the Maldives

With archipelagic atolls located either side of the equator the Maldives has a wonderful tropical climate with temperatures between 25°c and 31°c throughout the year. However, with variations in rainfall, humidity and sunshine hours, it’s good to know the best time to visit the Maldives.

in our opinion, the best time to visit the Maldives is April, which is coming out of peak season. You’ll still have warm weather and good water visibility, although there is rainfall at the end of the month. The driest months are in peak season from January to April, with low humidity and less rain. May to December has a risk of storms but there are long spells of bright sunshine in between.

In a nutshell:

Whale shark and manta ray spotting: October and NovemberPeak season: Christmas until March

Hawksbill Turtle, Maldives

The best time to visit the Maldives

Our guide will show you the best time to visit the Maldives to get the most out of your tour and requirements.

January weather in the Maldives

January is the perfect time to hit the beach in the Maldives with plenty of sunshine and hot days and great water visibility for snorkelling or diving. Book in advance though, because it’s peak season.

Temperatures:Average 27°CHigh 29°CLow 25°C

February to March weather in the Maldives

The driest months in the Maldives are February and March with low humidity and warm temperatures, with good water visibility for snorkelling and diving. Again, book in advance as these months are peak season.

Average 28°CHigh 30°CLow 26°C

April weather in the Maldives

There may be some rainfall towards the end of April, but you can expect lots of sunshine and warm weather along with good water visibility for snorkelling and diving.

Temperatures:Average 29°CHigh 31°CLow 27°C

May to September weather in the Maldives

Warm with plenty of sunshine, May and September have a risk of rainfall and thunderstorms but these pass quickly. There’s reduced water visibility for diving and snorkelling. You’ll get great deals and fewer crowds as it’s low season.

Temperatures:Average 28°CHigh 30°CLow 25°C

October to November weather in the Maldives

October and November are popular in the Maldives, with warm temperatures and lots of sunshine, although there’s a high chance of rain and thunderstorms. It’s the perfect time for diving and snorkelling when whale sharks and manta rays feed on the plankton in the water. As it’s low season it’s quieter and you’ll get great deals.

Temperatures:Average 27°CHigh 29 °CLow 25 °C

December weather in the Maldives

Warm with long hours of sunshine, December has a risk of rain and storms. Book before the Christmas period for better package deals.

Temperatures:Average 27°CHigh 29°CLow 25°C

We hope you’ve found our guide to the best time to visit the Maldives helpful! Find out more information on the Maldives here or contact our team to start planning your Maldives holiday.