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Holidays in the Maldives in August are not to everyone's liking because of the changeable weather and rains. What to expect from an August holiday in the Maldives: weather, prices and entertainment is talked about in this article.

Weather in Maldives in August

August in the Maldives is low season. This is one of the most unpredictable months, which can seriously "tarnish" a magical holiday on the paradise islands. In terms of precipitation, August surpasses all other summer months.

  • On average, there are 13 rainy days in August. Resort has high humidity - up to 80%.
  • It usually rains for 20-40 minutes.
  • Sunny days happen, but rain and sun alternate, replacing each other suddenly. This makes it difficult to plan any trips or excursions to the islands. The weather can change several times during the day.
  • The wind is notable for enviable constancy: it ups significant waves. Therefore, it is August that is considered one of the most favorite months for surfing in the Maldives.
  • The daytime temperature in the Maldives reaches +30 degrees. Short-term showers refresh the air warmed up to +28 degrees. At night, the temperature drops to +26.
  • The water temperature reaches +27 degrees. But because of the waves, the water is rather muddy and makes it difficult to enjoy snorkeling.
  • In early August, the southwest monsoons come, bringing discomfort. Therefore, ideally, to postpone the rest for the last week of the month: precipitation will be less.

Jonny Belvedere
Jonny Belvedere

The cost of living in the Maldives in August

Whichever resort you choose in August, privacy is guaranteed. Sometimes it will seem like you are alone in this world. August is a low season, so the price tag in the resorts goes down.

  • Guest house or three-star hotel: $ 30-35 excluding taxes and fees, (about $ 10-15).
  • All-inclusive four-star hotel: from $ 200 for a double room plus $ 60 taxes and fees. For this money, you get a hotel with its own island, which in high season costs at least $ 400 per room per night. This discount is only available for early booking.
  • A five-star all-inclusive hotel in August costs $ 350 for two plus about $ 100 in taxes and fees.
By the way, all taxes and fees are already included in the price of villas and bungalows at WIOTTO. Select your hotel here.

Kurumba Maldives
Kurumba Maldives

Things to do in the Maldives in August: water activities

Not all water activities are equally as fun in August. Let's dwell on the pros and cons of each of them in more detail:

  • Surfing. August is a good time for surfing. Surfing in the Maldives has many advantages, which is why a lot of wave lovers gather here. Surf camps are especially popular in August. One of the most budget options for surfers is Thulusdhoo Island. The most interesting region for surfers is Mali Atoll, located near the capital. It can be reached in just an hour by ferry. Surfers traditionally go to North and South Male to catch the steep wave. But more often they choose North Male. In May, it is quite crowded there, there are always several safari boats with tourists. Low waves in South Male are not so attractive for surfers.
  • Swimming with mantas. It is in August that the migration of manta rays begins: huge stingrays up to 7 m wide. Therefore, divers go to the Raa and Baa atolls to get to know them better. Read about the best atolls in the Maldives here.
  • Even during the wet season, it rarely rains all day in the Maldives. It is quickly replaced by the sun. But swimming is also not very pleasant because of the abundance of plankton. Coral reefs become less visible and easily injured through carelessness. Snorkeling is almost impossible.
  • Rain does not interfere with diving, therefore, despite the storm, the water below remains calm. Nevertheless, August is not the best time for diving: due to storms, conditions are worse, and the visibility of the Indian Ocean is also worse. But you can go to the quiet bays for diving - Baa and Raa.
Advice. If the weather forecast is unfavorable, do not plan any boat trips. You just get wet to the skin and you will be blown by all the winds on a Maldivian boat.

Entertainment in the Maldives in August

Since the weather in August is not favorable for a beach holiday, it is worth preparing a plan "B" in case of bad weather:

  • Go to the aquarium restaurant. The Maldives has underwater restaurants where you can dine while watching colorful tropical fish and other inhabitants.
  • Savor the cuisine of the Maldives. If you are staying on the local islands, go to an inexpensive café or local eatery. Taste the island paradise. All kinds of tuna, coconut, banana, curry, rice and various seafood dishes.
  • Go ice skating. Such exoticism is available even in the eternally warm Maldives. A photo from the ice rink Ice Ice Maybe surrounded by palm trees will blow up your social networks. The skating rink is located at the Jumeirah Vittaveli Resort.
  • Go parasailing. August winds are suitable for flying over the Maldives. To parachute over the paradise islands, head to Angaga Island Resort & SpaVillivaru Island, Rihiveli The Dream, Bandos Island Resort & Spa.
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Подводный ресторан Hurawalhi Island Resort
Underwater restaurant | Hurawalhi Island Resort

Sights of Maldives: what to see in August

Capricious August is perfect for visiting museums located in the capital of the Maldives. There are not many of them, but enough for a one-day excursion. This will provide an opportunity to learn more about the culture and history of the Republic of Maldives.

  • National Museum in Male. Household items, clothes, household utensils are presented, allowing you to understand how people lived in the Maldives in antiquity. And you can also consider the weapons of the past. The National Museum of the Maldives is located in Sultan Park. You will find many historical artifacts ranging from ancient tools to royal treasures. The cost of admission is $ 5 for adults and $ 2.5 for a child. Open from 9:00 to 16:00.
  • Sultan Park. Royal gardens, which are located on the territory of the former palace. Tropical plants and exotic animals live here. Works around the clock.
  • The Presidential Palace is a snow-white building of unusual architecture with a blue finish. Opening hours: from 8:30 to 14:00.
  • Great Friday Mosque. An amazing building, erected from coral, the top of the mosque is crowned with a golden dome. Located next to the presidential palace.

Мечеть Великой Пятницы
Grand Friday Mosque | Asad Photo Maldives

Holidays in the Maldives in August

In August, it is time for the Kuda Eid holiday, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It is widely celebrated among Muslims. However, it should be noted that it is not tied to a specific date and the time of the celebration may vary. At this time, it is worth visiting the Great Friday Mosque in Male, which was created from coral stone. National festivities take place on the streets, which last three days.

  • Remember that many institutions may not work at this time, because everyone is celebrating the holiday.
  • Do not forget, if you decide to go to a holiday, you need to cover your shoulders and legs up to your knees, so as not to offend the traditions of the locals. A cropped top and shorts can be eye-catching.
  • Nudism in general in this country is punishable by a fine.

What to take with you to the Maldives in August

Since August has its own characteristics, there are many things to remember before heading to the paradise islands in the last month of summer:

  • The sun does not spare anyone during the day, even in the choppy August, so you need to take care of your headdress. Cover your head with caps and hats.
  • Don't forget about SPF-50 protection. Lubricate your neck and shoulders with sanblocks.
  • It is better to swim in UV-T-shirts that do not let in ultraviolet light.
  • Take your bathing essentials. Don't forget your coral trekking slippers.
  • Umbrellas and raincoat. Although the rains are short, it is worth having a lifesaver on hand.
  • Bring removable items with you. In the tropical humid climate of August, things take a long time to dry.
  • Bring both light beachwear and more closed-back T-shirts / pants / dresses so you can safely go out into town. Residents of the Maldives profess Islam and it is not customary in the country to walk with bare shoulders or in short shorts.

The main thing is to take a good mood to the Maldives and no intermittent rains, even in August, will spoil your vacation. The dropped price tags and swimming with beautiful mantas will make your vacation especially bright.

Asad Photo Maldives
Asad Photo Maldives


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