With temperatures ranging from 24 degree to 33 degrees, Maldives offer a tropical climate. Maldives has dry and wet monsoons - December to March is the dry monsoon with low humidity & less rain but from May to November the wet monsoon prevails with high rains & some storms. This makes the dry monsoon the ideal time to visit Maldives.
Diving is good throughout the year and is more dependent on the currents. The best thumb rule to pick a resort during your diving vacation is east side of atoll in dry monsoon and west side of atoll in wet monsoon. March to October is the ideal season for surfers as you can catch great breaks.
How to reach Maldives
All nationals are given 30 days tourist visa upon arrival based on following criteria:
- A valid passport
- Return ticket or a onward journey ticket
- Funds to cover the expenses for the stay ($150 per day) or a hotel reservation
The tourist visa can be extended by a request through Visa Extension Application Form to the immigration office. After an assessment by the Head Office as they might find suitable, the visa can be extended up to a duration of 90 days. For any further information you can refer to http://www.immigration.gov.mv/index.php/home.html.
Luxury yachts or cruise liners are available which have Maldives as a destination or as a stop in the itinerary.
Maldives Male’ international airport is located on Hulhule’ island and is connected with most of the cities in the world. The old airport of Gan on the Addu atoll in the Southern Maldives is under renovation and might soon be in a position to cater to international flights.
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