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July in the Maldives is one of the rainiest and stifling months of the year, as tropical rains come to the paradise islands in summer. What to expect from the July holiday weather, cost and entertainment.

We go to the Maldives in July the vagaries of the weather

It would seem that July is one of the sunniest months of the year, but in the Maldives, the sky is mostly covered with clouds. The weather in July does not spoil sunny days. Let us be honest, July is one of the worst months to travel to the Maldives if you want to enjoy a beach holiday. At this time, it rains, there is high humidity.

  • Almost half a month - 12 days - it rains. Tropical showers show their full power at night. They are usually short-term 20-40 minutes. They can drag on until lunch the next day, or even not stop for several days.
  • Day air temperature +31. At night, it decreases slightly up to +28 degrees.
  • High humidity almost 90%. Together with the warmth and rain comes stuffiness. Therefore, you have to, as they say, sweat.
  • In July, you will definitely get to know the winds. In some atolls, the wind speed reaches 7 meters per second, the waves are surging and this is the perfect time to learn to surf.
  • The water temperature is warmed up to +29 degrees. Because of the wind, you can only swim in the lagoons or on the opposite side from the wind.
  • Due to the changeable weather, it is difficult to plan any excursions. Rain and sun can replace each other several times a day.
  • If you are going to travel in July, it is better to choose the end of the month it is then that the sun comes out more often. The temperature reaches +31 degrees during the day, and + 28 at night. The water warms up to +29 degrees.

According to the Maldives' folk calendar, July has three seasons. Winds come to the islands in the first half of the month. In mid-July, rains join them. Only after July 28, the weather gets a little better.

Afrah
Ahmed Afrah

Best holiday resorts

The weather in North and South Male is not particularly different. Cloudiness - 71%. The sky is covered with clouds almost all the time.

The most suitable for recreation is the Addu Atoll, which is located in the Southern Hemisphere. It is here that the driest climate prevails in July. Although the atoll falls from the southwest monsoon, the wind speed is only 4 meters per second, which is almost half that of other islands.

The most unfavorable holiday destination in July is Haa Alifu Atoll, located in the northern part of the archipelago. Winds rage at 7 meters per second and it rains for almost half a month. On average, it rains 12 days, while on the rest of the atolls - 8-9 days.

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Equator Village Maldives
Equator Village Maldives

The cost of living in the Maldives in July

July is the time when you can enjoy luxury hotels at low cost.

  • The cost of a three-star hotel is from $ 40 including taxes and fees.
  • All-inclusive 4-star resort hotel from $ 200 per two plus $ 57 taxes and fees. In high season, such a hotel will cost about $ 400.
  • All-inclusive room for two in a five-star resort hotel - from $ 300 + $ 80 taxes and fees. Compared to other months, the cost is lower it usually starts at $ 500.
You can find a hotel in the WIOTTO catalog. The prices shown already include taxes and fees.

No matter where you decide to go in July, you will be in complete privacy with nature. Because the low season is characterized by the lack of an abundance of tourists.

Kurumba Maldives
Kurumba Maldives

Leisure in the Maldives in July what to do

July is the time to take a break from water activities and come up with another activity. Because water activities have their own characteristics.

  • Surfing. July is a good time to surf. Thanks to storms, waves rise. One of the most hangout spots for surfers is Thulusdhoo Island. And the most interesting is the Mali atoll, located not far from the capital, where it is easy to get by ferry in an hour. The habitat of the largest waves is North Male.
  • If you don't like extreme relaxation, go ocean fishing.
  • Let's be honest - the Indian Ocean in July is not the best time to explore the colorful underwater life. Due to the waves, the water loses its crystal transparency. Sometimes coral reefs are difficult to see.
  • Diving. Although rainy weather and waves are not a hindrance to diving, it is of little pleasure for underwater enthusiasts. The reason is the same poor visibility due to rains and storms. The most diving resorts are Baa and Raa.
Advice. Check the weather forecast before planning your excursion or water activities. Avoid sea trips if the day promises wind and rain. Apart from wet clothes and rolling, you will not have any pleasure.

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort
Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Alternative entertainment in the Maldives in July

If bad weather prevents you from enjoying a heavenly vacation under the sun, do not be upset. There are alternatives in the Maldives

  • Enjoy your stay in a luxury hotel. During the rainy season, discounts allow you to choose a luxury hotel that may not be affordable in high season. Try spa treatments, enjoy a massage and complete relaxation.
  • Restaurants-aquariums. This is a real underwater kingdom where you can watch large fish while enjoying the taste of delicious dishes.
  • Get to know Maldivian cuisine. It is rich in seafood. Tuna is especially popular. Also, curry, rice, coconuts are often used for cooking. Taste the dishes eaten by the locals. Visit small cafes on the local islands.
  • Ice rink. This exotic is available even in the tropics. In the Maldives, you will find Ice Ice Maybe ice skating rink surrounded by palm trees. World famous figure skaters rode on it. The skating rink is located at the Jumeirah Vittaveli Resort.
  • The winds that hit many of the atolls are interesting for parasailing enthusiasts. Soaring over the scattering of green islands scattered in the turquoise of the ocean is the dream of many extreme lovers. The best places for parachute lovers are the resorts of Angaga, Villivaru, Rihiveli, Bandos.
  • Excursion to other resorts. It is not necessary to spend all the time in the same hotel. There is an opportunity to arrange a varied program for yourself in the best hotels in the Maldives. Many of them host guests for the day. As a rule, all inclusive for one day starts from $ 75-100.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives
Anantara Kihavah Maldives

What to see in the Maldives: architecture and history

The summer months are ideal for discovering the history and traditions of the island paradise. Enjoy a fun day exploring the local attractions. They are mainly located in the capital of the Maldives, Male. Walk the streets of the city and admire the local beauty.

  • The National Museum in Male is located on the territory of the Sultan Park, so it will not be difficult to visit it. It is here that you can get acquainted with the history of the islands, see how the aborigines used to live, look at household utensils and clothes. A separate exposition is the royal treasury. An entrance ticket for an adult costs $ 5, for a child - $ 2.5. Visit time: from 9:00 to 16:00.
  • Sultan Park. Wonderful royal gardens, which were laid out on the territory of the former palace, boast amazing tropical plants and exotic animals. The park is open 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. The most amazing mosque in the world, because coral stone was used for its construction. The mosque is decorated with a golden dome. Finding her is easy: she is located next to the presidential palace.


Grand Friday Mosque | Asad Photo Maldives

Holidays in the Maldives in July

Weather troubles are a great excuse to break away from heavenly rest and go to the celebration of the Independence Day of the Republic of Maldives. It is traditionally celebrated on July 26th. The celebration takes place on all islands, but most strikingly in the capital of the Maldives, Male. Arrange fireworks, parades, festivities. The Independence Day of the Maldives is one of the few holidays that are celebrated on the islands on a special scale. At this time, a review of the national security forces is organized, and multi-colored flags and flowers appear on the streets. It may seem somewhat unusual for residents of other countries.

Advice. It is advisable to go to the holiday in closed clothes: cover shoulders, legs, and women, if possible, wear a scarf on their heads. Remember, many institutions may be closed on national holiday.

Asad Photo Maldives
Asad Photo Maldives

What to bring with you to the Maldives in July

July is a capricious month, and you should prepare carefully for a visit at this time. Before heading to the Maldives in the middle of summer, make a list of things to take with you.

  • Opt for lightweight outfits made from natural fabrics. Due to the high humidity, you will constantly sweat and synthetics in such conditions are not the best helper.
  • Despite the cloudy weather, you must not forget about UV protection, because even in cloudy weather you can burn. Take products with a protection level of at least SPF-50. Lubricate face, neck and shoulders liberally.
  • Short-term sun on tropical islands can lead to sunstroke. Caps and hats are a must for a holiday in paradise.
  • Purchase UV-protected bathing clothing to reduce the effects of the sun on your skin.
  • Swimsuit, mask, slippers for walking on corals are a must.
  • Umbrellas and raincoat. 12 days of rain can fall just in time for your holiday. In order not to lose the opportunity to move around calmly, take everything from the rain. Be sure to bring raincoats and umbrellas. Bring waterproof shoes.
  • Replaceable items. Due to the high humidity, things quickly lose their appearance and need to be sent to the wash. Take enough clothing to feel comfortable.
  • Bring closed clothes, especially if you are going on a national holiday. The main religion of the Maldives is Islam. The semi-nude look can shock locals, even if a crop top and shorts are quite appropriate in resorts.

Kanuhura Maldives
Kanuhura Maldives

Even on cloudy days, the Maldives is full of fun. The main advantage of July is the sweet prices for resort hotels, which not everyone can afford in the high season.

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