Maldives…Sunny islands of pristine beaches, mesmerizing turquoise waters, lush foliage and spectacular tropical weather…It’s simply a paradise. But despite being famous for its amazing weather, one question that is asked repeatedly by those who wish to visit its shores is, “What is the best time to visit Maldives?”

The answer is- anytime! The weather in Maldives is so amazing that it is called a year-round destination. However, when it comes to activities and excursions there are certain times of the year that you should visit the Maldives.

It is no doubt that among the myriad of things to do in Maldives, one that appears on the top of almost every traveller is diving and snorkelling as the crystal clear Maldivian waters are just teeming with an abundance of colourful marine life and coral reefs. Thus, if diving and snorkelling are what you desire, the best time for that in Maldives is between May and November as there is increased water clarity and better visibility for divers and snorkelers. This also a good time for other water sports such as jet-skiing and windsurfing. If you choose a Maldives luxury resort like the much popular PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi it will be easy for you as these resorts include many water sports among their facilities and thus save a lot of time planning and organizing as the hotel will do it for you.

Whale and dolphin watching is also a major attraction of Maldives. The best time to see whales in the Maldives is between February to April and October to November. When it comes to dolphin watching, you’ll be delighted to know that dolphin species such as spinner and bottlenose are in abundance in Maldivian waters and can be seen regularly.

For surfing, the best time to visit Maldives is between May to November when the south-western monsoon hits the islands bringing the waves that are ideal for surfing.

Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.