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The Maldives: When is the best time to visit?

Honeymoons. Honeymooning. Honeymooners.

Let’s talk about some of the most popular honeymoon spots and when is the best time to visit.

Although often referred to as one place, the Maldives is actually an archipelago or collection of islands located in the Indian Ocean. The Maldives consist of over 1000 heavenly coral islands, however we usually only hear of a handful…

The most popular islands visited by couples on honeymoon include Male, Baros, Maafushi, Hithadhoo and Gili Lankanfushi to name just a few.

Why do couples choose the Maldives?

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Images via Instagram Conrad Maldives (L) and Visit Maldives (R)

The Maldives has long been a popular honeymoon destination, with stunning beaches and clear blue waters and of course, is fame those ultra Instagrammable over-water bungalows.

Offering a secluded and relaxing getaway, the Maldives is a luxurious and exotic location that most people would consider a ‘once in a lifetime’ visit.

The Maldives is the perfect spot for anyone who enjoys water activities such as snorkelling, kayaking, surfing, diving and paddle boarding.

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Images via Instagram Gili Lankanfushi and Visit Maldives

Visitors can also expect island resorts that offer luxurious spa facilities, and unique, romantic dining experiences. Expect breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, beaches that are usually only found on postcards and water clearer than you’ve ever seen before.

Although the ever Instagrammable lines of over-water bungalows are usually what come to mind, the islands of the Maldives have many other types of accommodation, from guesthouses, beach villas to bubble domes and underwater rooms.

But, when is the best time to visit?

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Image via Instagram Four Seasons Maldives

December to April

One of the world’s most sought-after, romantic and idyllic honeymoon destinations, the Maldives is the perfect setting for a honeymoon.

Most travel experts will recommend visiting from December to April, as this time period is the best time for guaranteed sunshine and the lowest chance of rain. However, November to April is considered the ‘dry season’ in the Maldives. Temperatures range from 25°C to 32°C.

It’s important to take into account that there are a number of high season holiday weeks during this time such as Christmas, New Years, Easter and Eid, and prices are likely to spike during these times, and a minimum stay may be implemented.

Outside of these months, rain, storms and high humidity levels are not uncommon however the weather remains warm throughout the entire year. And you might get some pretty amazing off-season deals.

Lead Image via Instagram Anantara Kihavah Maldives

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