Best time to visit the Maldives: Here’s what you need to know

are unsure of when the best time to visit the Maldives is, I have good news for you. It’s a slightly complicated topic discussed in detail below, but the quick answer is that almost any time you can make it, the Maldives will be waiting for you with nearly-perfect warm and sunny weather.

Its location starting around the equator and stretching up for about 1,000 kilometers puts it in the sweet spot for warm weather literally every day of the year.

Best time to visit the Maldives: Here’s what you need to know
When to visit the Maldives

an amazingly pleasant and consistent climate throughout the year, the best time to visit the Maldives is whenever you are ready to go. There are, however, some subtle differences from one season to the next, so we’ll discuss all of that below to help you find the best time for your own Maldives holiday.

In spite of its tiny population, the Maldives is spread out over a huge section of the Indian Ocean, so the weather in the north can be different from the weather in the south on any given day.

When to visit the Maldives
Maldives weather by month

you’ll see by the chart below, the weather in the Maldives tends to be nearly identical regardless of the month. The days are always quite warm and at least somewhat humid, and the nights are always reasonably warm and a bit balmy.

Unlike many other tropical destinations, the Maldives has two different “monsoon” periods each year, but neither are known for dramatic weather or flooding, so the differences are rather subtle. Even during the non-monsoon periods there will be some infrequent rainfall, so the overall consistency is what is most striking for the potential visitor.

Maldives weather by month
When to visit Bora Bora

such an incredibly popular island for honeymoons among North Americans, Bora Bora has its high season and largest crowds during June and July, but for those with a choice of when to go there are probably better times of year, depending on your goals, so we’ll discuss each season below.

When to visit Bora Bora
When to visit Tahiti and Moorea

that you’ve decided that you want to visit Tahiti or its next-door neighbor island Moorea, you are wondering when the best time to visit is. The bad news is that it’s not an easy question to answer, but the good news is that this is because there are really no bad times. In other words, the best time to visit Tahiti is the time that you have available.

Each time of year has its positives and negatives, so each visitor will have to weigh their options themselves to find what’s best for them.

When to visit Tahiti and Moorea
Bora Bora weather by month

daytime and evening temperatures in Bora Bora, as well as throughout French Polynesia, are incredibly stable from month to month. Since Bora Bora is even closer to the equator it tends to be even more consistent than Tahiti and Moorea, which are about 140 miles (230 kilometers) to the southwest.

Most people would describe the climate to be nearly perfect in Bora Bora, at least for a week or two at a time.

Bora Bora weather by month
Tahiti and Moorea weather by month

daytime and evening temperatures in Tahiti, as well as throughout French Polynesia, are incredibly stable from month to month. You’ll observe on the temperature chart below that each day of the year is almost identical to each other day. Moorea Island is only 9 miles (17 km) away, so the climate and weather are basically identical, and there are better Moorea overwater bungalow resorts to consider as well.

Better yet, these averages are so reliable in the tropics that there is honestly little point in checking the forecast in the days before your trip.

Tahiti and Moorea weather by month
Overwater bungalows on Fiji

While there are overwater bungalow resorts all over the South Pacific, there are exactly 3 such resorts in Fiji itself as of now. These 3 resorts vary from one to the next, allowing guests a few choices. Of these, 2 offer rooms around the US$500 a night range while the third is suited more for those with a larger budget.

If you are looking for something other than the three listed below, you’ll be able to go to one of the other islands in the South Pacific, and fortunately you’ll have around 30 different resorts to choose from if you can make it to Bora Bora or elsewhere in French Polynesia.

Overwater bungalows on Fiji
Water villas closest to Costa Rica

Rica is the most popular tourist country in Central America, with huge stretches of lovely beaches on both its Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Unfortunately, there are no water villas (called ‘overwater bungalows’ in the South Pacific) in Costa Rica, but there are five resorts in the area that are nearby.

It’s also worth pointing out that if you are looking for the kind of thatched-roof huts standing on stilts over a brilliant and clear lagoon, you won’t find anything like that in Central America.

Water villas closest to Costa Rica
Getting to Tahiti

it’s rarely cheap, getting to Tahiti tends to be easy and straightforward. There are only a few airlines that fly into Papeete’s Faa’a International Airport, which serves as a hub for the entirety of the South Pacific. Regardless of which direction you are coming from, you’ll be arriving on a huge wide-body jet such as a 747, so even the coach seats tend to be roomy and comfortable.

Getting to Tahiti