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Best time to visit Maldives

Our verdict

The best time to visit Maldives is November

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, November is the best time to go to Maldives.

The warmest month of the year in Malé, Maldives is May, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 30℃ (85℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 30℃ (86℉) on the hottest days of summer. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 26℃ (79℉) at night. The climate can differ in many places across Maldives, and you can see more in the handy table below.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Maldives during the day, the sun stays up the longest around January. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Maldives in August – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Maldives below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

January

Maldives seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Maldives is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Maldives

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
MaleNovember
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Top FAQs

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Maldives:

The warmest month of the year in Malé, one of the most popular places to visit in Maldives, is May.
The driest month of the year in Malé, Maldives, is usually around January each year.

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