When is the best time to visit the Maldives?
The best time to visit the Maldives is between January and April, during the dry season. There’s little rain and low humidity, while the climate is warm and tropical. Average highs are a consistent 84°F to 88°F year-round.
Temperatures are still warm from May to December, with average lows rarely falling below 75°F, but rain is more likely and there is a risk of storms. However, even during this wet season there are usually long spells of bright sunshine. Attractive prices and offers mean people are still likely to visit outside of peak season.
Speak to someone
who's been there
Start planning your tailor-made trip by contacting one of our Maldives specialists
- Make an inquiry
Month-by-month guide to traveling in the Maldives
Visiting the Maldives in January
With plenty of sunshine and warmth, this is a great time for a beach vacation. There is also great visibility for diving and snorkeling. This is a very popular time for traveling and booking in advance is advised.
Visiting the Maldives in February - March
These are the driest months, with warm temperatures, low humidity and great visibility for diving and snorkeling. This is a very popular time for traveling and booking in advance is advised.
Visiting the Maldives in April
Another good month to travel, with plenty of sunshine and good water visibility; however, there is a slightly increased risk of rain, especially towards the end of the month.
Visiting the Maldives in May - September
These months are still warm with long periods of sunshine, but rain is more likely and there is a risk of storms. In addition, the presence of plankton means diving visibility is slightly reduced. However, lower prices and attractive offers make it a great value time to visit and August in particular is still a popular month to travel.
Events & Festivals
- Independence Day (26th July): The Maldives' independence is celebrated in style each year, with various festivities taking place, including parades and performances.
Visiting the Maldives in October - November
As with the preceding months, warm temperatures and long periods of sunshine are balanced with an increased chance of rain and storms. October and November are a great time to see whale sharks and manta rays, which come to feed on the plankton. There are plenty of great offers to take advantage of at this time of year, making it a great value time to visit.
Visiting the Maldives in December
December is warm with long periods of sunshine, but there is an increased likelihood of rain and storms. Hotels usually continue great offers until just before the Christmas peak, so earlier in the month is a good value time to travel.
Why travel with Audley?
- 100% tailor-made tours
- Fully protected travel
- Established for over 20 years
- 100% of our clients would recommend us
Practical tips for traveling to the Maldives, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.
Request a brochure
Our detailed brochures feature trip ideas and travel experiences recommended by our specialists.