High Season: November through April
Generally, the best time to visit the Maldives is during the dry season. From November through April, when you’ll have plenty of sun and clear blue skies. While it’s sunny and warm throughout the year. There will be little worry about rainfall getting in the way of your plans if you come during this period. For sunbathers, it’s especially glorious between December and April. With temperatures in the 80s, never dipping below 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Divers and snorkelers will enjoy optimal visibility and outstanding sea conditions from January through April. However, November is a good time to spot manta rays and sharks. If you’re here on November 11, you can attend Republic Day festivities, with Male hosting parades in parks and throughout the streets. National Day is celebrated as the first day of Rabee-ul Awwal. Held during the third month of the Islamic calendar which falls in February or March, bringing marches and parades across the Maldives.
As the dry season is the high season, that means you can expect more tourists during this time. Especially around the Christmas holidays. By staying at one of the many private island resorts, however, you won’t encounter any thick crowds. Like you would during the peak season in most other destinations. Room rates at resorts will be at their highest of the year. You’ll need to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.