Best time to visit Maldives: Dry or Rainy Season?

Last updated on May 21st, 2020 at 10:45 am


Maldives is the smallest country in South Asia and it’s located in the Arabian Sea. You will see in the map South Sri Lanka but the distance is around 1000 Kilometers. Maldives has 1190 islands so you have many of them to choose to visit. That’s why in this blog post will tell you the best time to visit Maldives.

Read here Maldives food and 5 Local islands in Maldives that you should visit.

Maldives is an archipelago consisting of 26 atolls located in the Indian Ocean. In every atoll you will find a lot of variety of corals. Also sea life dolphins, sharks, turtles, manta rays. It’s an amazing country and underwater life to explore.

Read here things to know before visiting Maldives!

Read here travel guide of local islands in Maldives: DhiffushiThulusdhooMaafushiGulhi IslandMaleHulhumale and Omadhoo Island.

Best time to visit Maldives

When you decide to visit Maldives you are always thinking in a perfect weather sunny and clear sky. When is the best time to visit Maldives?

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Best time to Visit Maldives Dry Season

Best tiem to visit Maldives dry season or wet season

If we talk about the perfect weather the best time to visit Maldives is from November to April when it’s the dry season. From May to October you can expect rains being the months of June and July the ones with more possibility of rain.

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During those months there is almost no rain and the weather is so perfect. But the main problem with the dry season is peak season. It means luxury resorts and local islands are full and prices are higher. You have to book your accommodation in advance and it will be hard to find the best deals in Maldives.

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It’s better trying to avoid Christmas season and New Year. Also big holidays as Easter Maldives is crowded. People from Western countries want to escape from their winter to Maldives and find the warm weather.

Read here luxury resorts Vs local islands in Maldives!

Best time to visit Maldives Rainy Season

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But if you are thinking when it’s a good opportunity to visit Maldives. I would say the best time to visit Maldives can be from May to July in the rainy season. Since isn’t so crowded and prices are cheaper than in peak season from November to April.

Based in our experience we have been in February and June/July in Maldives. And we really liked more June and July. Since prices were cheaper and the places weren’t full of people. We could always stay alone in the beaches.

The good thing about Maldives the rainy season isn’t so long and when it rains it doesn’t usually rain the whole day. As other countries like Thailand, India or Philippines the months with wet season can be rainy daily.

Getting good deals in the accommodation is the key in Maldives since it’s expensive. Since transportation is affordable, food isn’t expensive (only in the luxury resorts).

If you want to book places to stay in Maldives, click here to see what works better with your budget and comfort!

You can also use AirBnb; just click here to get $30 USD of your first booking with AirBnB.

So what do you think about this blog post? When is the best time to visit Maldives? Do you prefer crowded and perfect weather? Or do you prefer risking the weather, getting better deals and enjoying the beaches for yourself? Let us know in the comments below.

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!