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The best time to travel in The Maldives

Summertime or winter months? Dry or rainy season When should you visit the Maldives? Here are the answers.

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The best time to visit the Maldives is during the dry season that runs from December to April. Rainfall and overcast days peak between May and October. Try to go during the dry season - November and April are good months as they're between the seasons. Temperature-wise, it's about 28° all year long - bliss!

Winter in the Maldives, the best time to go

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From December to March.

If you're able to visit the Maldives during winter, you'll benefit from all the activities the islands have to offer: cruising, sailing, surfing, diving, fishing, hiking etc.

Best time for diving in the Maldives

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From January to April and October to November

The Maldives are famous for their numerous diving sites. You'll spot tropical fish, turtles, rays and maybe even bump into a shark or two! You can also go snorkelling. Try to go between January and Aprill, which is the best period for diving, or during October/November when whale sharks and manta rays visit the shores.

Best time for surfing in the Maldives

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Increasing numbers of surfers are heading to the Maldives. The best option is to organise a surfing trip via a specialist local agency. Aim for between March and October and between June and August when the surf is up.

Best time for nature trips to the Maldives

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The Maldives's plant life includes bamboo, banana trees, coconut trees and various species of palm. Animal-wise it's home to bats, lizards and, most of all, a stunning marine life. Best to go during the dry season, between December and April.

Best time for water sports in the Maldives

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Sailing, waterskiing and fishing are all wide-spread activities in the Maldives You'll be able to enjoy a range of water sports, in turquoise waters that sometimes reach 32°C in temperature! Opt for the dry season.

Best time to go cruising in the Maldives

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December to April

Once of the best ways to explore the Maldives is on a cruise. As the archipelago is so vast, it's the perfect way to see as much as possible and have the chance to visit its uninhabited islands. Best to go during the dry season, between December and April.

Tiphaine Leblanc
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Updated 26 October 2018