Maldives Geography and Climate

The Maldives is the endless turquoise and blue colors of the ocean, beautiful white sand beaches, lush tropical vegetation and amazing underwater world, the Maldives is a place where you will feel like in paradise.

The best season in the Maldives is in November-April, when the sea is calmer and the weather is sunny and dry.

The official language is Divehi, which belongs to the Indo-Iranian group. English is widely spoken in the capital Male and in the resorts.

Geography in Maldives

According to top-engineering-schools, the Maldives is located 700 km southwest of Sri Lanka, in the Indian Ocean.

The Maldives archipelago is 2000 coral islands located in the Indian Ocean, 685 km west of Sri Lanka and crosses the equator line. The total area is 90 thousand sq. km, the length from north to south is 820 km, from east to west – 120 km. Of the 1190 islands, united in 26 atolls, only 201 are inhabited, and tourist resorts have been established on another 83 islands.

Climate in in Maldives

The climate is tropical warm, even due to the proximity of the equator, without significant temperature fluctuations throughout the year. The best weather conditions are from December to early April (Northeast Monsoon): the sea is calm, the weather is sunny and dry. From late April to November the weather is less predictable. The southwest monsoon can bring intermittent rains, high humidity and rough seas. However, this period is the least hot. Storms and waves are especially likely in June. The average daily maximum is +31C. The average night low is +26C. Water temperature +24..+27C all year round.

Best time to visit:
The best season in the Maldives is in November-April when the sea is calmer and the weather is sunny and dry.

Types of Tourism in Maldives

Beach vacation.

83 islands (out of 201 inhabited) have been turned into resort islands, with sandy beaches and clear warm water. There is only one hotel on one island. Almost every hotel offers not only bungalows on the island itself, but also bungalows on the water.


Visiting Male, fishing villages, half-day or full-day trips to uninhabited islands, fishing (in the morning or evening), helicopter rides.


There are hundreds of marked and named underwater attractions in the Maldives, most of which are located near hotels, and diving tours are carried out there. In addition to a variety of fish and coral species, there are turtles, marine and electric eels, sharks and whales, and you can also explore the wrecks of sunken ships.

Maldives Geography