By TLW Guest Writer – 5th Jul 2022
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” In the context of vacation getaways – a tourist’s LEAST PREFERRED travel period could be another tourist’s TREASURED moment. A fact or scenario most certainly to happen and experienced, especially in the Maldives, where there isn’t much difference in weather conditions regardless of the season, with only a fair amount of rain on some days. The tropical climate hardly changes throughout the year. Temperatures rarely fall below 80°F, with relative humidity constantly high at 80%.
Moreover, whether it is dry or wet season, the main attractions remain, and are equally enjoyable — the idyllic palm-fringed islands, luxurious overwater bungalows, powdery white-sand beaches, and crystal clear waters. Not to mention, you’ll get to experience all these at a lower cost and in a lesser crowd.
The Wet Season in the Maldives runs from May to October; it is commonly referred to by many as the low or off-peak period. At this time of the year, skies are cloudier. And for visitors who live far from the equator, these months are not a popular choice because they prefer to have more hours in the sun. It also does not usually coincide with their wintery holidays on year-ends. But for most Asians (like Singaporeans and Malaysians) accustomed to similar weather patterns, the LOW SEASON in the Maldives can be the PERFECT TIME to go on a HOLIDAY GETAWAY. The timeframe is ideal and suitable for guests who do not mind some rainfall during their stay or prefer cloudy weather with just a few hours of solid sunshine.
Downpours are sometimes sporadically intense but clear quickly late in the afternoon, bringing sunny or partly cloudy skies. Umbrellas are also available in the villas to keep you dry while moving from one location to another. The southern atolls get around 20% more rainfall than the northern ones. You may want to consider this when choosing your resort. In a way, rain during the low season has another advantage as well, it helps reduce the high humidity levels – even if only for a few hours. Alternatively, you can break free from the muggy outdoors and indulge in the comfort of the luxurious villas and their amenities.
One can never go wrong in choosing the Maldives as a holiday destination. To help make it extra special, our team has put together some useful resources and information guides (monthly weather forecast and occupancy, special events, fun activities, and sea creature sightings) for you to consider.
Weather Forecast and Occupancy
From the chart above, the low season temperature is almost similar to other months at ~87°F with higher rainfall of ~5.1 inches, and lower resort occupancy is ~46% on average.
Holidays, Observances, and Special Events
Here is a handy 2022 calendar year in the Maldives to note the interesting festivities as you decide on the dates to visit the paradise-like islands.
Thriving Marine Life and Fun Activities
Snorkelling is a popular activity in the Maldives. Underwater adventures such as diving with the magnificent manta rays and gentle whale sharks are ideal all year round. From June to November, reef sharks tend to congregate in the western atolls. And manta ray sightings increase at this time of the year too.
The region is also one of the few beaches in the world with a bioluminescent phenomenon. Sea planktons are most likely responsible for it, producing visible lights seen at night. Vaadhoo Island in Raa Atoll is a great spot to view the planktons. They are most plentiful between June and October.
And there’s even more! The surfing period typically begins in April and ends in October, so the low season can also be an excellent time to surf. A prime swell-producing season in the Indian Ocean, with incredibly consistent waves and trade winds settling into a steady flow.
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