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As you know, the Maldives is warm and sunny almost all year round, and the air temperature day and night rarely drops below 25 degrees. Thanks to the mild climate conditions, the Maldives has a reputation as an ideal location for a holiday at any time of the year.

However, there are times when travelers can expect more rainfall and stronger winds. In this article, we discuss when this happens, and what you need to know so that the weather does not spoil the impression of a tropical vacation.

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Asad Photo Maldives
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General information

The weather in the Maldives is largely determined by the monsoons. Although global climate change has made accurate weather forecasting difficult in recent years, the region has two main seasons: a dry season that runs from December to May, and a wet (rainy season) that runs from around early May to December.

Tropical showers tend to be sudden and fast-paced. They often fall out at night. During the periods from May to June and from September to November, there may be daily fast-paced light rain, and sometimes thunderstorms. But a short time after the rain, everything dries up quickly, and travelers can again enjoy the sun and the ocean.

Read more about the weather in the Maldives here.

Regardless of weather conditions, guests of the Maldives resorts can always count on a comfortable stay. It is only necessary to take into account some features. For example, during the rainy season, you will need an umbrella or a waterproof windbreaker. You can take a light jacket with you from home, but you should not pack umbrellas in your luggage. Prudent Maldivians have taken care of this, and the staff of some resorts provides guests with umbrellas and raincoats for the duration of the holiday. For example, a similar practice exists in the popular Kurumba Resort Maldives, as well as in other resorts.


Accommodation features

Going to the Maldives during the rainy season, you should be more careful when choosing an accommodation option.

If you are the type of person who finds the sound of rain and the lapping of waves uncomfortable, you may want to forego ocean villas and consider living in beach or garden villas.

For example, Kuredu Island offers guests a number of rooms, consisting of 388 villas of different categories. With so many options, you're sure to find the perfect retreat for you, from cozy and affordable garden bungalows to luxuriously decorated villas of around 300 square meters with private pools.

The golden mean between these two options can be elegant Jacuzzi Beach Villas. These Jacuzzi Beach Villas are 78 square meters each and have 3 locations: main beach (Jacuzzi Beach Villa), Sangu Resort Jacuzzi\

Beach Villa for guests over 18 years old) and O' Resort (O' Jacuzzi Beach Villas).

Luxury resort Conrad Maldives Rangali Island also offers several beach villa accommodation options. These villas are distinguished by their impressive size, thoughtful design and good location on both sides of the island, which allows their inhabitants to freely admire the beautiful sunrises and colorful sunsets.

By the way, not all Maldivian resorts have water villas in their arsenal. Some are limited only to beach accommodation options. Read more about such resorts in our article.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Things to do in the rain

Wet weather should not limit the choice of activities on the island. In order not just to pass a rainy day, but to get a charge of positive emotions without wasting a single precious minute of your vacation, you can:

  • Visit the spa, which is one of the most popular things to do on a rainy day.
  • Pay tribute to the gastronomic establishments of the resort or go for a wine tasting.
  • Improve your fitness in the fitness center.
  • Play table tennis, air hockey, darts, board and video games.
  • Reveal your talents in a culinary or other master class. For example, you can attend drawing lessons in Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences or learn the art of glassblowing at Soneva Fushi.
  • Read a book in the library. This possibility exists in many resorts. And in the resorts Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani runs a special bookstore and the Barefoot project Booksellers, whose experts will help guests choose a book according to their preferences. In addition, Soneva Fushi has launched the first book tuk tuk in the Maldives, which can deliver a book to guests wherever they are on the island.
  • Attend informative lectures at the Center for Marine Biology. Similar centers operate in many resorts. For example, in the Kuramathi Eco Center Maldives, you can not only learn interesting and useful information about the underwater world, but also visit a unique exhibition of sperm whales.

Kuramathi Maldives
Kuramathi Maldives


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