November is one of the best months to visit Maldives. You can expect dry, sunny days and clear blue skies in Maldives in November. Since it is the end of the wet season with short rainy days, the weather conditions remain appropriate during mid-day with around 27 degrees celsius, which can soar up to 29 degrees celsius. As the water begins to clear up, it becomes the perfect time for scuba diving or snorkelling. However, since November is the peak tourist season in Maldives, prices are generally high during this time.
Things to Do in the Maldives in November
1. Snorkelling and Scuba divingThe warm, clear waters of Maldives give one of the best diving experiences in the world. The tropical islands of the archipelagic nation bracketed by coral reefs and white sands offer breathtaking views along with exotic marine life. The Maldives offers two types of scuba diving holidays, either a resort with private boat diving or an all-inclusive liveaboard boat.
2. House Reef DivingHouse reef diving is a reef close to or surrounding an island resort that provides better snorkelling and diving experiences. The Maldives island itself has around 2500 reefs out of which 900 are house reefs. The main benefit of house reef diving is that you can directly explore the reefs by just going into the water without a boat. A few of the best house reefs in the Maldives are Baros Maldives (2.5 Mile reef), Reethi beach resort, Mirihi Island resort, Lily beach resort, and Bathala island resorts.
3. LiveaboardsThis is also a great way to explore the marine beauty of Maldives by visiting multiple diving sites and not just one. Liveaboards are all-inclusive, which means, they include meals, accommodation, and multiple dives in a day supervised by the best dive instructors. Liveaboard ships are available for a week, but you can also book for a longer period which is available throughout the year. There are multiple liveaboard ships available according to your budget, such as The Emperor Maldives which has six boats, The MV Queen and Blue force one.
4. Private Sandbank PicnicThe Private Sandban Picnic is a unique experience in Maldives to 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. Traditional Dhoni Sunset Cruise
The sunset cruise is one of the most highlighted aspects of Maldives. If you are on the Traditional Dhoni Sunset Cruise, you will stand a chance to witness the most beautiful sunset over the Indian ocean.
Places to Visit in the Maldives in November
1. Como Cocoa IslandThis Island is no doubt one of the most beautiful places on the planet. It is also a great honeymoon destination offering multiple resorts and water villas.
2. Utheemu GanduvaruThe Maldives is more about just the sea and beaches. This place is hugely popular among locals and tourists as it is the birthplace of Sultan Muhammed Thakarufaanu, who is considered the leader who brought freedom to the Maldivian people from the Portuguese.
3. Maldives National Museum
A gift from China to the Maldives this place holds ancient weapons, household wares, and many historical artefacts. This museum will give you a glimpse into the Maldivian history and culture.
4. Maldives Fish Market
Also known as the soul of the Maldives, the Maldives Fish Market is one of the most visited sites, especially for seafood lovers. If you are lucky, you may come across locals catching fish in their traditional ways.
5. National Art Gallery
Established in 1999, the National Art Gallery displays various beautiful pieces of Maldivian art and culture, including international artefacts.
6. Tsunami MonumentThe monument is dedicated to all the people who lost their lives on 26th December 2004 to the life-wrecking Tsunami.
This capital city houses the 17th century Friday mosque and the Gold-tipped Islamic centre among other attractions. Visitors could also hire scooters and cars and explore the Indian Bazaar in the city.
Now that you know what to do in the Maldives during November, what are you doing in November? Let us know your experiences in the comments below!