Maldives, the small piece of paradise located in the dazzling Indian Ocean, has plenty of sunshine all year round with an average temperature between 23°C and 31°C. The breathtaking destination is home to clear tropical weather and fun in the sun throughout the year. Nova Maldives, your soulful island dotted along the South Ari Atoll’s curve, is surrounded by powdery white sand beaches. The 100% natural island is the ultimate destination for marine escapades, bringing you a laidback destination with a soul that sparks joy. It is a place where you can escape the world and delve into countless adventures, whether you are seeking adrenaline-filled experiences, endless days of relaxation or vibing with your tribe under the equatorial sunlight.
Are you wondering what the best time to visit the Maldives is? Let us guide you through the different seasons in the Maldives.
From December to April, the small isles of Maldives experience the dry season. It is when the scarce rain and low humidity results in bright blue skies, cloudless days and still, balmy evenings. For those looking for warm tropical weather, where they can enjoy the sun with temperatures ranging between 30°C – 33°C, it’s the perfect time to visit the tropical paradise. You can enjoy days filled with sunshine, and the water is ever-inviting with the clear visibility and the cool waves.
At Nova, it is the perfect time to immerse yourself in the underwater world — with its inviting, vibrant sea life and crystal-clear seawater. During this period, the water visibility is at its highest, making it a fantastic time for snorkelling and diving. It’s also ideal for paddling across the lagoon, appreciating the panoramic sceneries and discovering the wonders hidden below the water’s surface. On your escape across the Indian Ocean, you can cruise on a boat while watching dolphin shows or marvel at the breathtaking sunset atop the vast and pristine seascape.
This season runs from mid-May to November and is known as the wet season in the Maldives. With its milder temperatures, lower humidity, frequent rain showers and occasionally strong wind, it’s a time when the waters are richer and wilder. During this time, you can discover many soulful adventures at Nova. With our island being located in the South Ari Atoll, the plankton-rich waters of the wet season are a frequented home for Manta Rays, among other marine life. You can spot hammerhead sharks, reef sharks and other enormous marine creatures. The lower temperature during this period welcomes the congregating and feasting on the trapped plankton in the atoll.
Aside from the wonderful marine life, another extraordinary phenomenon awaits you during the southwest monsoon. The renowned sea of stars, known as the bioluminescence planktons, is abundant on the Maldivian shores during this season. This natural paradigm invites visitors to witness the glowing blue stars, as you draw luminous scenes on the sandy beach. And those going for a nighttime dip in the ocean can also catch the plankton glowing under the water as well. This magical effect results from a natural chemical reaction which occurs when the plankton interacts with oxygen.
The wet season is also the perfect occasion to pamper your body, mind and soul at Nova. On days when the raindrops play a calming tune while hitting the darkened lagoon, head over to the Eskape spa for special holistic rituals. These are the perfect moments to enhance your soul’s wellbeing, and restore moments of mindfulness.
All Year Round
There’s no wrong time to visit the Maldives — whether you choose the dry or wet season, Nova promises you good times. No matter what time of the year catches your interest, there is always a soulful adventure waiting to be written at Nova. With its renowned location in South Ari Atoll, you can swim with the gentle giants all year round. You can also watch the elegant show of Manta Rays and discover the ever-enigmatic Whale Sharks at Nova, whenever.
Whether you want to catch the sunny side of life, or enjoy the blue waters during the wet season, your soulmates will craft a unique journey, especially for you. Whatever your heart desires, you will be taken care of at your soul place.