Malé, Maldives: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Malé, Maldives? If you're planning to go to Malé, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Malé, Maldives

Based on the climate and weather in Malé, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Malé, Maldives

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Malé, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Malé, Maldives by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January for Malé is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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February

Traveling to Malé in February, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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March

March in Malé is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

Traveling to Malé in April, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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May

May in Malé can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

If you visit Malé during June, you might see that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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July

If you visit Malé during July, you might notice that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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August

August in Malé is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

If you are traveling to Malé in September, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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October

If you go to Malé in October, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

November in Malé is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

In December, Malé is hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Malé, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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Activities for Malé, Maldives

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Malé.

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to visit the majestic Friday Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the building; it is best to check with the Malé tourism authority.

If you go to Sultan Park and National Museum, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

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