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The Maldives in March is the epitome of a tropical paradise. Stable weather, white beaches, warm sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, excellent conditions for snorkeling and diving during this period attract many people who want to soak up the sun.

Weather in Maldives in March

March in the Maldives is considered one of the hottest and quietest months of the year. The likelihood of rainfall during this period is minimal. Visitors can expect clear blue skies and about 9 hours of sunshine almost every day. The middle of the day, when the sun is most active, should be in the shade to avoid sunburn.

  • Daytime air temperature: reaches 30-31 degrees.
  • Air temperature at night: 27-28 degrees.
  • Water temperature: fluctuates in the range of 29-30 degrees.

Maldives in March, prices

The high season in the Maldives continues, so the prices for tours are kept at the appropriate level. However, some airlines may offer ticket sales even during the high season.

Despite the fact that the Maldives is quite a popular vacation destination in March, you can always find a place for a secluded getaway on the local islands.

The price of accommodation depends not only on the season and the category of the hotel, but also on the conditions of accommodation. Therefore, in the same hotel the price for a standard room and a villa for the same dates may differ more than twice.

The approximate price for three days of rest in March is:

  • From $ 140 for a room with breakfast at affordable guesthouses such as Cococottage-Maldives located on Guraidhoo Island, Kaafu Atoll. Additional taxes and fees are paid.
  • About US $ 500 for a classic room with meals at Fihalhohi Island Resort 4 *, located in South Male Atoll. The cost of a villa on the water at the same hotel is more than $ 1,100. Prices are inclusive of taxes and fees.
  • About US $ 2600 for a beach villa with a pool and "All inclusive" meals at the Dusit Thani Maldives 5 * resort, Baa Atoll. Prices are inclusive of taxes and fees.

Dusit Thani Maldives
Dusit Thani Maldives

Best places to stay in March in the Maldives

In the Maldives in March, the weather is equally good in almost all parts of the country; however, depending on the atoll, the weather may vary slightly.

According to the observations of weather forecasters, one of the hottest atolls in March is Addu Atoll. The average daytime temperature here often exceeds 30 degrees. The ratio of sunny and cloudy days is about 40% to 50%, and the number of rainy days will not exceed 4 per month.

On the Raa and Laviani atolls, precipitation can fall 2-3 days a month, the winds are moderate, and cloudy days are practically absent.

Warm and clear weather during this period remains in Haa Alifu Atoll. The number of rainy days is no more than 2 for the whole month, the average wind speed is 3.4 m / s.

On the atolls of Ari, Baa, Maafushi, as well as on the Male atolls, approximately the same weather conditions are observed: no more than 4 rainy days during a month with an average wind speed of about 4 m / s.

Kanuhura Maldives
Kanuhura Maldives

Diving in the Maldives in March

Ocean waters remain calm and clear in March. Visibility between December and March is considered the best for diving in the Maldives. Despite the fact that visibility from the east side of the atolls during this period is better than from the west, and is approximately 20-30 meters, the probability of meeting manta rays is higher precisely on the west side, where plankton flows from the channels into the open ocean.

One of the best atolls for diving in the Maldives is Ari Atoll, which has many dive spots that are breathtaking even for experienced divers.

On the Ari atoll in March, in addition to hundreds of colorful fish, you can meet a whale shark, manta rays, turtles, and if you're lucky, dolphins and a hammerhead shark. The Fish Head dive spot is one of the best shark-watching spots in the atoll.

Those who prefer to explore the underwater world at night should head to the Alimatha Resort House Reef, located in the Vaavu Atoll area, where divers have a unique opportunity to swim with nurse sharks. The large concentration of sharks in the local waters is caused by the fact that food waste was dumped here many years ago, and sharks are used to considering this place as a source of food. In addition to sharks, there are stingrays and many colorful fish scurrying among the coral reefs. This place is considered one of the best in the Maldives for night diving.

Komandoo Maldives Island Resort

Surfing the Maldives in March

In March, the surfing season starts in the Maldives, which lasts until late autumn. In the period from March to April, the southern atolls of Gaafu Dhaalu and Addu (Siinu) are considered the most suitable for skiing.

But the weather conditions in the central atolls, as well as in the North Male Atoll area, are also quite favorable for active leisure. For example, March is considered one of the best months to visit the Sultans and Tomb stones, located on the eastern reef of North Male Atoll.

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Holidays and events

March in the Maldives does not have a lot of holidays. However, in honor of International Women's Day, some hotels offer free yoga and spa treatments for women, as well as entertain guests with performances by local performers and prepare special treats for them.

Meeru Island Resort & Spa
Meeru Island Resort & Spa


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