Maldives in March To Soak In The Sea, Sun, And Sand

Known to be one of the most beautiful countries with spectacular landscapes, Maldives is the perfect Island destination, be it a honeymoon or a family vacation. Located in the Indian Ocean of the Asian continent, the archipelago is largely diverse with geographically dispersed sovereign states. It is also the smallest Asian country in terms of land. Although the Maldives is an Islamic country, you will find a culmination of people coming from various parts and ethnicities of the world. 

Weather In The Maldives in March

March Weather In the Maldives
With March comes optimum temperature of 29 degrees which can peak up to 31 degrees celsius with very less or no rainfall. The Island receives sunlight for over 10 hours a day. With improving aqua visibility, the Island becomes all the more ideal for water adventures such as scuba diving and snorkelling. The steady ocean winds bring cool breezes throughout the season, thus creating the perfect surf-waves. 

Things To Do in the Maldives in March

When you are visiting the Maldives, you can plan/organise your trip according to your personal preference. Below are a few options that you can try:

1. Water Sports Tour

Water Sports Tour
This tour comprises of diving and snorkelling at some of the popular diving sites across the archipelago. Some of the best places are in Ari atoll, Baa atoll, Neilvaru Haa, Dhonfanu Thila.Witness some of the world's most beautiful coral islands and some exotic marine life such as Manta rays, hammerhead sharks, parrotfish, whale sharks etc. For adventure-seekers, there are plenty of water sports activities available such as jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing, motor-boat riding and surfing.

These are the everyday activities that the tourists indulge themselves in. Don't worry if you are not a pro; these activities have different sites for beginner, intermediate and pro. The trainers are professionals with years of training and experience. These tours can be wholly guided tours if you wish so.

2. Spa Tours

Maldives Spa Tours
The Maldives is known to be an exotic tropical island which is a much-picked relaxing getaway. These authentic spa treatments have come after centuries of ancient traditions and customs.

Spa treatments are not only traditional but are luxurious facilities as well. The Maldives is one of the few countries in the world to provide underwater spa treatment. Some of the famous spas are: 
  •  Ayurvedic spa
It is one of the oldest Indian healing traditions practised for more than 5000 years now. It provides a holistic approach to healthy living for enhancing physical, mental and spiritual harmony. It is a natural ingredient-based spa treatment. Ayurvedic therapy involves organic and natural products which are useful for body detoxification.
  • Oil-based
Some of the best and well-known spas for back and full body massage with warm or lukewarm naturally medicated and light pressure for complete relaxation. This pressure would help in relieving stressed nerves and improve the lymphatics drainage, which is then followed by herbal steam which brings balance to the body, rejuvenates the circulation and the release of toxins through the skin.
  • Churna Kizhi Massage
The massage comprises of freshly made herbal powder that are soaked in warm medicated oil and applied over the entire body focussing on relieving muscle pain and cramps. It is highly useful for those who have rheumatic arthritis.
  • Thai massage
Developed by Buddhist monks in ancient times, Thai massage is one of the most famous massages in the world. This ancient art is new to modern spas. It uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body's energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle stress and joint tension.

Other than these, there are multiple luxurious resorts in the country where you will be taken for an underwater spa treatment while you witness some awe-striking aquatic marine life.

3. Historic Site Tours

Maldives in March
The tourism industry is the leading economic industry in the Maldives, and the Maldivian history is one of the pillars of the country's economy. So, if you are planning to sightsee, there are some historical places in the Maldives that you should visit:
  • The British War Memorial
Located on Gan island of Addu Atoll the British War Memorial was a former military base, which now houses a monument in honour of the British soldiers who served the Royal Air Force station from 1941 to 1976.
  • Kandu valu mosque:
Located in Haa Alifu Atolliconic, the Kandu Valu Mosque is rumoured to have Mohammed Thakurufaanu pray here as a child whose father was also buried here. Non-muslims are not allowed into the mosque, but the stones and wood structures can be admired from outside.
  • Thoddoo Buddhist temple
Thoddoo Buddhist temple is one of the most historical places in the Maldives. Discovered in the 1950s, the temple revealed evidence of the religion in the past post-excavation. Although in complete ruins, Thoddoo Buddhist Temple still holds several artefacts such as roman coin and gold/silver art pieces.
  • Kalhu Vakaru Mosque
Known as the travelling mosque, this coral foundation structure moved from Male to another island, only to be relocated to Male once again. This mosque was built in 1789, almost two centuries ago!
  • Friday Mosque
Located in Male, the Friday Mosque is one of the oldest Mosques in the Maldives. A historic site with beautiful architecture, this mosque was built in 1658 is now considered as a UNESCO world heritage site. Still functional till today, the Friday Mosque witness hundreds of devotees for regular Friday prayer. 
  • Utheem Ganduvaru
Located in Haa Alif Atoll of North Maldives, this massively popular tourist attraction is said to be the birthplace of Sultan Muhammed Thakarufaanu. It is believed that Sultan Thakarufaanu, along with his brothers, guided the Maldivians to freedom from the Portuguese during the 16th century. 
  • National Art Gallery
Established in 1999, the National Art Gallery displays beautiful artefacts reflecting the Maldivian art and culture along with other International artworks.
  • Tsunami Monument
The monument is dedicated to all the people who lost their lives on 26th December 2004 to the life-wrecking Tsunami. 
  • Maldives Beach Tour

 The beaches in the Maldives are paradise on earth. So if you are planning for a vacation to the Maldives in March, add this too onto your bucket list. Some of the best beach visits would include Hulhumale Beach, Bikini Beach, Veligandu island Beach, Cocoa island beaches, Nika island beach, Reethi beach.

Maldives in March

4. Enjoy A Private Sandbank Picnic

The Private Sandban Picnic is a unique experience, where visitors could witness beautiful sandbanks through a private boat. With a view of coral reefs and white sandbanks, the ocean would provide you with a great picnic spot along with complimentary snorkelling experiences.

5. Take A Traditional Dhoni Sunset Cruise

The sunset cruise is one of the most highlighted aspects of the trip. If you are on the Traditional Dhoni Sunset Cruise in the Maldives, as the name suggests, you will stand a chance to witness the most beautiful sunset over the Indian ocean. If you are lucky enough you can spot hundreds of spinner dolphins somersaulting right next to your boat.

6. Explore Como Cocoa Island

This island is no doubt one of the beautiful places on the planet. It is also a great honeymoon destination offering multiple resorts and water villas.

How to Pack for the Maldives in March

Maldives in March
March is considered to be the perfect season to travel to the Maldives as it is neither rainy or too hot. The temperature remains at almost 29 degrees Celsius and hardly peaks. The Island remains windy with cool breezes of air and is less humid. So, if you are planning to visit the Maldives during March, here are some of the things that you should keep in your backpack.

1. Light cotton garments

Although the Island remains bright throughout the day, it does not get too hot. So pack a few comfortable cotton clothes.

2. Smart evening wear

Have something good to wear as you will be visiting some beautiful places like sunset cruise which is best enjoyed in the evening. 

3. Swimwear

Swimwear is not a necessity as there are lots of shops that provide you with rental surfboards and swimwear. It is advisable to carry swimwear that is appropriate to the Maldivian law as swimwear is prohibited in some of the beaches. Ensure to research thoroughly.

4. Comfortable Footwear

If you are planning to visit the beaches, make sure to pack a pair of flip flops. Carry comfortable shoes if you are planning to go on a walking tour in the Maldives. 

5. Sunscreens or Lotions

Carry sunscreen with you according to your skin type. Ensure that your sunscreen is eco-friendly as the Maldives is a country that is protecting corals and aquatic life on its borders. 

Safety in the Maldives

The Maldives is considered to be a safe place for both solo and group travel. No major assaults on tourists have been reported as of yet. Possession of illegal drugs, weaponry, ammunition, firearms are strictly prohibited and can cause severe penalties and life imprisonment. Since it is a Muslim country, alcohol is strictly prohibited by the law; however, there are quite a few resorts and restaurants serving alcohol under permit. Dress appropriately according to local norms and religious beliefs.

This was all about the essentials needed while on a March tour to the Maldives. Let us know what your plans for your Maldives in March vacay!

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