Maldives, Maldives: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Maldives, Maldives? If you're planning to go to Maldives, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Maldives, Maldives

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

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

February

If you go to Maldives in February, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella

March

Traveling to Maldives in March, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts

April

April for Maldives is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals

May

May in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

June

In June, Maldives can be very hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Maldives, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

July

If you visit Maldives during July, you are likely to find 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

August

August here is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

September

September in Maldives is consistently 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

October

October here is really hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

November

If you go to Maldives in November, 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat

December

December for Maldives is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Maldives, Maldives

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D, G, J, K and L
  • A SIM card that works in Maldives
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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