Maldives in detail

When to go and weather

High Season (Dec–Feb)

  • Maldives enjoys its best weather.
  • Expect little rain, low humidity and blue skies.
  • Christmas and New Year involve huge price hikes and often minimum stays of five days or more.

Shoulder (Mar–Apr)

  • Great weather continues until the end of April, when temperatures are at their hottest.
  • The surf season begins in March and continues until October.
  • Prices jump during Easter.

Low Season (May–Nov)

  • Storms and rain more likely, but weather warm and resorts at their cheapest.
  • Prices rise in August for European summer holidays.
  • Marine life is more varied on the western side of atolls at this time.