|Hevaaholhudhoo Island, Gaaf Dhaal Atoll|
Maldives is the best destination to escape the cold european winter as the islands enjoy its best weather with a lot of sun and low humidity during the same time.
The Maldives have a hot tropical climate consisting of two monsoons, the Dry Season (Northeast monsoon) from November to April, and the Wet Season (Southwest monsoon) from May to October, which just means there’s a little bit more of wind and rain during this period - especially during June and July. Daily temperatures during both Dry and Wet Season range from around 31°C during the day to 25°C at night and rarely fall below 25°C (77°F).
The best time to visit Maldives would be between November and April (the Dry Season) when it’s all warm and sunny. The resorts are also operating at its full capacity and provide full range of activities and services during this time. The tourist high season falls between December and March, which means advance bookings along with peak prices.
Diving is good all year-round; life in the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of an atoll from May to November and the eastern side of an atoll from December to April. Just a little tip to help you to get the best underwater experience.
As for the surfing season, it runs from March to October which is when the resorts are the cheapest. However not all resorts are near a surf point. Check with the resort whether it’s included in their activity list/services.
It is worth paying higher prices and sticking to the dry season as there is limited things to do on a rainy day on an island resort. But, all in all, there is no bad time to visit the Maldives as the weather is not extreme between the two season.
If you’re interested in spending some time in the capital, Male' or any other inhabited islands, Ramazan - the Muslim fasting month, is a time to avoid as the restaurants are closed and consumption of food or drinks is prohibited in public during the day. The hotels in Male', resorts and guesthouses will operate as per normal.