One of the most beautiful months to be in the Maldives is the month of May. Maldives in May is the epitome of an “ideal beach vacation”. Not just because of the rains that wash the emerald island anew, adding to its already magnificent allure, but also because you can have the island almost to yourself, thanks to it not being the peak tourist season. Maldives in May is perfect for those who are looking to relax on their trip.
The beaches seem to be relatively untouched by tourists, and the lagoons and shallow pools seem to be made just for you! Thought the temperature remains mostly between 26º C to 31º C, the rains and breeze from the southwestern monsoons make sure visitors feel comfortable. Most resorts and hotels come up with irresistible packages to choose from, with low prices, combo offers and a whole host of freebies. For budget travelers, this is the chance to bargain on prices of rooms and get special inclusions.
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If visiting the Maldives in May, the sea has an ideal temperature for taking a dip and enjoying watersports. In fact, the slightly warmer temperature of the sea makes the marine life come a little closer to the surface. While snorkeling, scuba diving or sea walking, you have more chances of encountering vibrant schools of fish and sea turtles! Not to mention, the low tourist season ensures that you can bargain for and get cheap rates on most watersports and hired equipment.
May is also when the holy month of Ramazan starts, and although the entire day is spent fasting, the evenings spent at the local markets and street food hubs make up for it with their delicious local dishes. May is also when some shops kick off their discount sales offers, with summer clothes and accessories at an all-time low.
Maldives in May is a glorious time, the rains pepper the beach and the sea, and the humidity is pretty low. However, sightseeing tours might become a little hard to embark upon. The Maldives in May might give you a tan, which is of course temporary, but the memories it will leave in your heart would be indelible.
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