We would be very pretentious to recommend you tips for traveling to Maldives and as a first recommendation we suggest you read our low cost trip to Maldives so… we are going to do it!!! Why not? Read our trip as a first piece of advice. In it you will find our experience in the southernmost atoll of the archipelago and on an isolated island of natives surrounded by other desert islands.
Have you been wanting to know more? Well, just read this post until the end.
Let’s start then with some of our tips to travel to Maldives that can go well for your trip plan:
When to go to Maldives
The climate in the Maldives is very constant due to the proximity of the equator, the climate in the Maldives is quite constant during the year. The temperature is usually between 26 and 31ºC, it does not fall below 25C. The average temperature is 28C throughout the year, while the sea water is between 27 and 29 degrees throughout the year. Click here for Villas in the Maldives
Between the months that go from May to October, the humid monsoon or hulhangu takes place, with precipitations (they are usually short and abundant precipitations and then the sun shines again, heat and humidity). Also keep in mind that at this time of year you can see the whale shark.
Between November and April the winter monsoon occurs: the coolest time of the year, with temperatures from 26 to 29ºC, it is what we call the high season of the Maldives, the best time to go because of the less chance of rain.
What clothes to take to Maldives beach sun protection t-shirt
For a trip to the Maldives you have to wear light clothes, the typical beach clothes. What I strongly advise you to do is thermal anti-UV top-type shirts and even pants of that type, as well as something to protect your feet (which I burned). Guys, the sun burns that you can’t see and all protection is little, both clothing and umbrella, sunglasses, sunscreen and after sun.
Please, do not forget that otherwise you will have to go like me, who made me pirate hats with the t-shirts or there were simply times that I came to have this look that they even thought of kicking me out of paradise like Adam and Eve after biting the apple.
In the local islands you can only use the bikini or swimsuit in the bikini beach, but remember that they are very practicing and devout Muslims. In the Resorts it is another story, they are private islands and private businesses that prioritize the interest of the tourist over the spiritual ones, so you can go in a bikini through their facilities, although respecting the rules. On excursions you will also have no problem wearing a bikini or swimsuit.
What part of Maldives to visit
We advise you to go to a local island (unless the trip to the Maldives is your dream as a couple in a resort). In any case, things are not that easy, we are facing no less than more than 1,100 islands in 26 atolls. Of these about 200 islands are inhabited and the others belong to Resorts or millionaires, so they are private. Maafushi or Guraidhoo are the places that low cost travelers usually choose to stay in small hotels or bed & breakfasts. With this option you can get hotels from $50 per night. This way you will not mortgage half your life. Maafushi is the local island of Maldives better known and bigger than Gulhi, with a bigger bikini beach, but also more crowded. The range of activities is very wide. You can even go to Maafushi in one day from Male.
There’s a lot more to discover in the Maldives but why don’t you try discovering them yourself? I recommend Maldives Holidays for a fun yet affordable experience!