This 'edge of the world' archipelago resembles most people's idea of paradise. And rightly so... 
It is perhaps, because of the Maldives' unique, away-from-it-all isolation that these beautifiul islands regularly top the Forbes' Dream Destinations and with beaches of white sand perfection, luminescent tourquoise waters, and dazzling coral reefs, it's no wonder  
Each resort is its own private island, and caters for every type of holiday maker: couples, honeymooners, families, and groups of like minded friends, and every type of holiday: adventures, adrenalin and relaxation. 
 
Some resorts offer peerless luxury, other focus on charm, character and authenticity, but even the more modest properties will feature multiple dining options and spa facilities. Wherever you choose to stay, customer service is univerally excellent! 
 
Beyond the resorts, superb water clarity affords some of the worlds best diving and snorkelling. Coral walls dazzle, underwater caves delight, and you can mingle with brightly coloured tropical fish, in waters so warm, no wetsuit is required.  
When's the best time to go? 
Happily, the Maldives is a year round destination. For hot, dry, sunny days, the best time to visit is from January to April. Daytime temperatures are consistently around 31°C. Sun can be expected from between 6 and 9 hours a day. Water clarity for diving is excellent and the surfing season begins in March. 
 
Any showers should be short lived; as this is peak season it's best to book early.  
 
May to October are months when rain is more likely and there is a risk of storms, but the temperatures are still warm and there are usually long spells of bright sunshine. 
Scenic sunset cruises, private luxury yacht charters for overnight sailing adventures, island hopping and seaplanes are some alternative ways of mitigating carefree holiday relaxation. 
 
Or try fishing from traditional Dhoni sailboats, enjoying cinema undet the stars and observing the night sky from an island observatory.  
 
With so much natural beauty to observe, indolence can feel remarkably guilt free. This is a destination that specialises in extraordinary escapism!  
September and October are invariably the wettest months, which is reflected in hotel prices, but are good time to make the most of resort facilities. November brings the wet season to a close, and December is a popular choice for almost guaranteed winter sun, a fact that does not go unnoticed in the hotel prices. 
 
When it comes to hotel prices, peak season is Christmas and New Year, and the months from November to April. 
 
For more affordable hotel rates, consider travelling in the off-peak shoulder season which runs from early May to late September, with May and June being the least expensive. 
 
Within resorts, there is no need to carry currency at all! Everything can be billed to the room and settled prior to departure. 
The Maldives Climate 
 
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Max Temp 
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