Guide: Best Time To Visit The Maldives

November 30, 2021

The Maldives is known for its islands with beautiful beaches and a clear blue sea. The pleasant temperatures make it an ideal destination to enjoy the sun, sea, and beach. The underwater world of the Maldives also has a lot to offer. Discover the beautiful coral reefs with their fauna by snorkeling or diving. In this article, you can read more about the travel time, the climate, and the best months to discover the archipelago. Don’t miss to know Things to do in the Maldives.

Flight Time The Maldives

The flight time to the Maldives from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is approximately 10 hours if there are direct flights. Once the flight makes a layover or stopover, the flight takes at least one and a half to two hours long. For transport to an island other than Malé, the international airport of the Maldives, connecting transport is required. It is not possible to travel to the Maldives by train or car. Good to know is that there is a time difference of 3-4 hours between the Netherlands and the Maldives. In the summertime, it is three hours later in the Maldives. In wintertime, this is four hours.


The islands of the Maldives have a tropical climate, which means that the humidity is relatively high. During the day it is pleasantly warm with temperatures around 30 degrees. At night it cools slightly to about 25 degrees. The seawater temperature is around 28 degrees and is constant. There is almost always a wind blowing from the sea which provides some cooling. The strength of this trade wind varies in the dry and wet seasons. The dry season is from mid-December to mid-April when a pleasant breeze blows. The wet season runs from the end of April to the beginning of December, when the wind increases noticeably. In addition, the sun strength in the Maldives is very high. It is therefore recommended that you regularly apply a high protection factor.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to travel to the Maldives is from mid-December to mid-April. This is also the high season, also known as the dry season. During this period there is plenty of sun and dry weather. At this time of year, there is the least wind and the sea is calm, which is ideal if you want to discover the underwater world. The rainy season in the Maldives is from late April to early December. During this period there is an average of about 200 millimeters of rain per month. However, the temperature remains pleasant and the sun continues to shine, but the wind blows harder during this period because the southwest monsoon moves over the Maldives. Therefore, the best time to travel is in the dry season. Escape the International winter and take a trip to the sunny Maldives. 

The Maldives in General

The Maldives are known for their beautiful white sandy beaches and clear waters where you can enjoy great diving and snorkeling. It is a large group of islands (an archipelago of about 1190 islets), many of which are inhabited by hotel accommodations. Some hotels have a “private island” with their sandy beaches. Some are so small that you can walk all the way around in an hour. In general, these are holidays for travelers with a slightly higher budget. In return, you get a paradise to stay on small bounty islands with a high service level. 

It is the ideal destination for people who love the sun, the sea, and snorkeling or diving. It is also the best place for a honeymoon. You can read more about this in our article on the most popular hotels in the Maldives and our article about a Honeymoon in the Maldives. 

The demand for a water bungalow is growing and we, therefore, offer various complexes where you can stay in your water bungalow or water villa. This is the ultimate holiday feeling where you can go straight into the sea from your house on stilts, or your terrace for a fantastic snorkeling trip in the beautiful clear water. An example of this is the Meeru Resort.

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