Bathing in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is often synonymous with a dream vacation on a paradise island. It is not surprising then that the Maldivian archipelago attracts many travellers from all over the world every year to realize it. Moreover, for a few years now, the Maldives has become accessible if you too want to enjoy its great attractions. Here is a shortlist of tips and tricks that will help you prepare for your stay in the Maldives.
When is the best time to consider a trip to the Maldives?
As in almost all travel destinations around the world, planning a tailor-made trip is usually a function of the climate. Therefore, as far as possible, avoid going on a trip to the Maldivian archipelago during the rainy period. You should know that the Maldives is characterized by a hot and humid tropical climate with two seasons of monsoons.
The most favourable for a dream vacation is during the northeast monsoon (Truvia), known as the dry season. It runs from December to March or even April. This will allow you to enjoy a blue sky, with a minimum risk of rain. On the other hand, it is not advisable to go on a trip to the Maldives from May to November during the southwest monsoon (hulhangu), known as the wet season. Indeed, heavy rain accompanied by strong winds, not to mention a rough sea will risk spoiling your stay at this time of the year.
How to choose your island hotel in the Maldivian archipelago?
Although it is quite possible to stay with one of the hotel establishments located in Male (the capital of the Maldives), there is nothing like spending a unique holiday in one the famous Maldivian hotel islands. However, choosing one of them can be difficult since several significant criteria must be taken into account.
Apart from their prestige level (5 stars, 4 stars, etc.), their location about Male may generate additional costs regarding your transfer to them. Besides, don’t forget to include it in your Maldives travel budget. The price charged on those accessible by speed boat from the Maldivian capital is relatively less substantial. Unlike the very remote island-hotels of Male, which are only accessible by seaplane.
On the other hand, some Maldives hotel islands are more suited to family vacationers than a couple of travellers for their honeymoon. While others may well accommodate all types of vacationers. This is particularly the case for Bandos Island Resort & Spa located on the island of Bandos. If you plan to make your honeymoon in the Maldives, the island of Kihavahhuruvalhi on which the Anantara Kihavah Villas is located is among the most luxurious Resort to privilege.
Also, the Maldivian archipelago is reputed to be one of the best seaside destinations in the world. The choice of your island hotel can also depend on the quality of the lagoon that borders it. Indeed, apart from swimming, you should know that the lagoons of the Maldives have their peculiarities. Some of them are much more conducive to the practice of snorkelling where the seabed is directly accessible from the beach. While others are much more suitable for scuba diving where the seabed is to be discovered in depth.