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Bounty islands, clear ocean waters, pristine beaches framed by luscious palm trees and immense pleasure - these are the associations that many travelers have when it comes to the Maldives.

When planning a trip to the Maldives in the spring, it is necessary to take into account some of the features of the holiday at this time of the year, so that the trip is as pleasant as possible and fully meets your expectations.

Sebastian Pena Lambarri
Sebastian Pena Lambarri

1. Weather in the Maldives in spring

March is the last month of the so-called dry season in the Maldives. As in winter, in early spring, many tourists come here who want to fully enjoy their vacation without worrying about the rain.

Average temperatures in March are

  • in the afternoon 30-31 degrees;
  • at night 27-28 degrees;
  • water 29-30 degrees.

In April, the moisture-rich southwest monsoon returns to the Maldives. Precipitation is gradually increasing and intensifying. The number of days when there is a chance of rain in some atolls can be up to 10 in a month.

Despite the increase in rainfall, the Indian Ocean in April boasts the warmest waters of the year, which attracts a large number of water enthusiasts to the islands.

Average temperatures in April

  • in the afternoon 30-32 degrees;
  • at night 27-29 degrees;
  • water 30-31 degrees.

Muhammadh Saamy
Muhammadh Saamy

May in the Maldives is the start of the official rainy season. Despite the fact that the weather on the islands remains rather warm in May, humidity rises rapidly during this month, winds are observed and the risk of storms increases. Diving visibility is slightly impaired due to the presence of plankton in the water.

The sky is often covered with clouds that pour rain on the archipelago. The average rainfall falling over the archipelago this month is 216 mm, which is a decent figure even for tropical countries. Travelers heading to the Maldives in May can expect up to 15 rainy days per month.

Average temperatures in May are

  • in the afternoon 30-31 degrees;
  • at night 26-28 degrees;
  • water about 30 degrees.

 Asad Photo Maldives
Asad Photo Maldives

2. Prices

Tours to the Maldives in the spring (especially during the Easter holidays) continue to be highly popular, so their cost in March and April remains almost at the high season level. But closer to summer, there may be a slight decrease in prices for vacations.

Resorts prices

Below are the approximate prices for a three-night stay in May

  • Accommodation in a good guest house Rashu Hiyaa 3 on Dhiffushi Island, Kaafu Atoll will cost from $ 170. Breakfast is included in the room rate, however taxes and fees must be paid additionally.
  • $ 750 for a room with meals at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa 4*, located in the Ari area of ​​the atoll.
  • US $ 3,400 is the cost of a beach villa with pool at The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah 5*, Gaafu Alifu Atoll. All inclusive meals are included in the price.

Vilamandhoo Island Resort and Spa
Vilamandhoo Island Resort and Spa

Restaurant prices

Food prices largely depend on the level of the resort.

Therefore, you can dine in the capital of the Maldives Republic of Male or on one of the inhabited islands for an average of 10-15 US dollars.

While a good lunch at the unusual underwater bar Subsix, which is located in the Niyama Private Islands near Dhaalu Atoll, will cost visitors $ 250 per person. As for drinks, the cost of a cocktail here is $ 16, beer - $ 9-14, and a bottle of refreshing Coca-Cola or forfeits - $ 7. Multicolored tropical fish and imposing moray eels gliding behind the bar's glass walls will certainly be a pleasant visual addition to an exquisite lunch.

Niyama Private Islands Maldives
Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Entertainment prices

Prices for entertainment and excursions largely depend on the location you choose for your vacation.

We offer you to familiarize yourself with the approximate prices for some excursions and entertainment from the island of Maafushi

  • half day snorkeling tour - from US $ 25;
  • excursion to the Whale submarine - from $ 170;
  • excursion to Vaavu atoll, including swimming with sharks - from US $ 50;
  • wakeboarding or water skiing - from US $ 65.

Muhammadh Saamy
Muhammadh Saamy

3. What to do in the Maldives

The Maldives can be considered a one-stop destination for the perfect getaway, as every traveler will find something to do here.

Diving and surfing

The wonderful warm sea in March-April allows diving and snorkelling enthusiasts to spend their days watching the numerous inhabitants of the deep sea. In May, underwater visibility deteriorates somewhat due to the abundance of plankton, but it is the high density of plankton that attracts manta rays and whale sharks.

In addition, during spring such large representatives of marine fauna as white-finned reef and leopard sharks, eagle rays, turtles and dolphins are often found in the waters of the Maldives. But a meeting with a hammerhead shark in the spring is most likely only in March and April. In May, the likelihood of such a meeting is minimal.

March in the Maldives kicks off the surfing season that will continue until late autumn.

Sebastian Pena Lambarri
Sebastian Pena Lambarri

Entertainment and excursions

In addition to diving and surfing, many types of water, land and air entertainment are available to vacationers in the Maldives. Here you can

  • safely conquer the depths of the sea on the unique submarines Whale submarine and Super Falcon 3S;
  • Admire the breathtaking views of the Maldives during a sightseeing flight by seaplane or helicopter;
  • master popular water sports under the guidance of experienced instructors;
  • go on one of the many excursions offered by local travel agencies.
We bring to your attention 18 ideas for fun leisure activities in the Maldives.

It is worth noting that the Maldivians pay great attention to a variety of projects aimed at preserving the environment. The islands host related festivals (such as the Manta fest) and educational events, and travelers are sometimes given the opportunity to contribute to the renewal of nature by planting their own coral or tree.

In this regard, among the large number of excursions, the so-called eco-tour to the island Vilingili (Villimale), located near Male, stands out.

Before becoming a residential island, Villimale was the second resort to start operating in the Maldives.

On this excursion, you will learn how Villimale evolved from a biodiversity-rich island on land and sea to an island that tries to preserve its natural ecosystems. In addition, local conservationists will talk about marine life, corals and mangroves, about what happens to the discarded plastic, about the environmental problems faced by the island during development.

After the educational part of the excursion, participants can go diving or snorkeling, as well as drink tea at the local teashop, tasting the traditional sweet and savory “hedika” snacks.

The cost of such an excursion is $ 150 with snorkeling and $ 170 with diving.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

4. Holidays and events

March 8

Celebrated in selected resorts with performances by local artists and festive treats. Special offers and discounts for women in the spa are possible.

Easter

During the Easter holidays, a large number of tourists flock to the Maldives, and local resorts offer their guests to take part in a wide variety of festive entertainment from Easter gala dinners to treasure hunts in the lagoons. Depending on the resort, the holiday can be accompanied by performances by local artists and trapeze artists, games and dances on the beach and by the pool, magic shows, master classes on cooking Easter bunnies and other holiday crafts.

Dates: April 17, 2022, April 9, 2023.

Labor Day

May 1 is a public holiday in the Maldives and a public holiday since 2011. On this day, a festive march is held in Male, which is attended by teachers, health workers, fishermen and representatives of various working specialties.

Ramadan

The start and end dates of this month, revered by Muslims, are determined by the lunar calendar and change annually. In 2021-2025, the start dates for Ramadan fall in the spring months.

The first day of Ramadan is a public holiday. Travelers should pay attention to the fact that in Male during this month, the opening hours of catering establishments and the schedule of ferries may change.

Tentative dates: April 3, 2022, March 23, 2023.

Eid ul Fitr

This three-day and very significant holiday for Muslims marks the end of Ramadan and is the period of public holidays in the Maldives.

During the festive period, the local population participates in charity events (giving donations in the form of food, usually rice), gathers in mosques for joint morning prayers, after which the Maldivians visit relatives, friends and give gifts to children.

In honor of the celebration, residents of the Maldives clean and decorate their homes, prepare holiday meals, don new clothes and take part in traditional celebrations that last three days.

Male hosts colorful cultural parades, where local dancers perform to the boduberu (traditional drums) and perform Maali folk dances, and fireworks await guests and participants in the evening.

On the inhabited islands, traditional dances are also performed, in which the locals take part with enthusiasm, and folklore performances are organized.

On the resort islands, guests can be offered a special festive menu, as well as entertainment programs.

Tentative dates: May 13-15, 2021, May 3-5, 2022.

Kurumba Maldives
Kurumba Maldives

5. Where to stay in the spring in the Maldives

The Maldives offers its guests a wide range of accommodation options from budget guesthouses to stylish luxury premium resorts.

The tranquil lagoons and kids' clubs with qualified staff make the local resorts a great choice for families. Huge biodiversity of the underwater world, house reefs and a wide range of exciting water activities are perfect for lovers of outdoor activities and exploring the depths of the sea. In addition, the large number of resorts working on a romantic atmosphere make the Maldives the perfect honeymoon destination.

We are happy to help you plan an unforgettable vacation by recommending the best accommodation options in the Maldives

Hurawalhi Island Resort
Hurawalhi Island Resort

6. Advantages and disadvantages of holiday in the Maldives in the spring

The benefits of a spring holiday include

  • favorable weather conditions in March-April;
  • good visibility for diving (first half of spring);
  • a large number of holidays providing an opportunity to get to know the local culture better.

Of the minor disadvantages of resting in May, it is worth highlighting

  • increase in air humidity;
  • an increase in precipitation accompanied by some deterioration in underwater visibility.

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