Weather Averages for Maldives in April
Averages for Maldives in April
A much loved month for water sports enthusiasts who flock to Maldives during the end of the dry season, April is warm and boasts the warmest sea temperatures of the year. During this month, average daytime temperature reach up to 29 degrees Celsius, mirroring March’s impressive climate. During night time, temperatures can drop down to a still very comfortable 27 degrees while daytime highs usually peak just above 31 degrees; perfect for water sports and seaside activities. Sea temperature in April climbs up to an impressive 30 degrees; slightly higher than daytime averages and the highest of the whole year.
During April, Maldives enjoy 9 hours of daily sunshine and relatively little clouds thanks to the still present northeastern monsoon winds. However, in April the moisture-rich southwestern monsoon that comes from the Indian Ocean raise humidity and bring about plentiful rainfalls. Monthly total precipitation for the month of April amounts to a respectable 132 mm, which is more or less evenly distributed across much of the southern part of Maldives. Rain is expected during 10 days of the month across the whole archipelago.
Dates for the diary
The official Maldives Underwater Festival is a unique annual event much enjoyed by tourists and locals each year in April. The festival celebrates Maldives as one of the premier destinations for scuba diving and snorkelling, serving as a pivot to help people learn more about these water sports, and promote them on a national and international level. Officially endorsed by the Maldives Tourism Bureau, the festival attracts the best diving trainers from Maldives as well as international scuba veterans who come to Maldives to connect with each other and help promote the wide array of underwater activities that are available on the archipelago. This festival is a real paradise for water sports enthusiasts.
Things to do
The National Museum is a very notable tourist attraction in the Maldives and one that features numerous unique exhibits. The building the museum is located in is all that is left of the original Sultan’s Palace. As a museum, here you can find numerous important artefacts from Maldives’ ancient history. The museum is surrounded by the Sultan’s Park, an attractive garden that is open to the public.
For tourists interested in culture, the National Art Gallery of Maldives is a place they should definitely visit while in Male. This is the largest art gallery in Maldives and forms the epicentre of the country’s art scene, with numerous exhibitions of local as well as international artists that create everything from conceptual art to photography to be displayed on the museum.
Hit the beach
The beaches on the island of Vabbinfaru are among the most popular with tourists while also being some of the highest rated beaches in the Indian Ocean. The island is surrounded by coral reefs, making it an ideal spot for fishing. The western side of the island is the least developed and the beach there lends itself beautifully to divers and snorkellers. The beach closer to the resorts, including the Banyan Tree, are quite lively and attract large crowds of tourists who come for the restaurants and the cocktail bars found there.
Where to eat & drink
The Seagull Cafe House is a trendy open air café located in a central spot in Male. The seagull is popular for its light tasty snacks as well as its fine selection of non-alcoholic drinks that make it a much favoured spot for young visitors. The café is also famous for its fresh Italian ice cream.
I-berry Café is a friendly coffee shop that serves hearty breakfast and good coffee. This café is much loved by tourists craving a full English breakfast as well as delicious desserts. Homesick? Head here.
The Reef Club is a casual music bar and restaurant that often holds live music nights inside the Four Season Kuda Huraa resort. The bar is open to non visitors of the hotel and serves as an excellent meeting point between tourists who travel across the span of Maldives. The live music is mostly international in style, with classic rock and jazz pieces often brightening the evenings.
Where to stay
The Soneva Fushi Resort is an extremely highly rated resort that is considered one of the best in terms of honeymooning in Maldives. Here, couples can have their very own private table on a private beach and share a glass of imported fine wine and enjoy stunning views.
The Mirihi Island Resort is a luxurious seaside hotel located on a secluded private islet that is just 350 metres long and 50 metres wide. The resort offers water villas that are ideal for families with teenage children as well as for couples on their honeymoon. The hotel is just 30 minutes away from the airport and employs a sea plane to get tourists to and from there.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is one of the most famous high end resorts in Maldives. Built on a garden island, teeming with lush vegetation, this luxurious resort is located inside the unspoiled Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The resort boasts a fully equipped spa and numerous other luxurious amenities that make it a favourite for discerning couples on their honeymoon as well as for tourists that want the absolute best when it comes to quality accommodation.
The Rihiveli Beach Resort is a family friendly resort that focuses on hassle-free accommodation and boundless fun under the Maldivian sun. The resort consists of 48 sea facing bungalows that are spacious enough for a family of four. Tourists can reach two tiny islands on foot and explore the natural wonders in a tranquil and pristinely beautiful environment here.
The Constance Halaveli is a superb 5 star resort located on a sandy beach of a secluded island. The hotel offers bungalows and overwater villas that have been highly rated and featured on the covers of numerous international tourist guides and magazines. The resort is perfectly geared towards newly weds on their honeymoon, with everything taken care of by the experts in the hotel’s staff to create an enchanting honeymoon experience by the beach.