Averages for Maldives in December

What's the Weather like in the Maldives in December 

Rain

December is the second rainiest month and the last month to see any noteworthy rainstorms until the beginning of the new wet season in April. As rainfall is mostly concentrated on the first half of the month, numerous tourists opt to visit Maldives towards the end of December to experience fine tropical weather and celebrate Christmas and New Year's here.

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  • Temperature Temperature 27°C 81°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 29°C 84°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 25°C 77°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 232 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 13 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 20°C 68°F

What's the Weather like in the Maldives in December 

Rain

December is the second rainiest month and the last month to see any noteworthy rainstorms until the beginning of the new wet season in April. As rainfall is mostly concentrated on the first half of the month, numerous tourists opt to visit Maldives towards the end of December to experience fine tropical weather and celebrate Christmas and New Year's here.

Rainfall is expected on 13 days of the month, mostly concentrated on the first half of December.

Temperature

During this month, daytime average temperature floats around 27 degrees Celsius. Midday temperatures can peak at 29 degrees and night time rarely sees temperatures dropping below 25 degrees; ideal for Christmas nights in bathing suits. 

Sea Temperature

Sea temperature is slightly colder, dropping down to 20 degrees Celsius. 

Sunshine Hours

During December, the archipelago of Maldives enjoys 7 hours of daily sunshine and the skies are often dotted by rain clouds of various shapes and sizes. 

The northwestern dry monsoon is not yet potent enough to prevent heavy rainfalls over Maldives in December. As a result, the total precipitation for this month exceeds the 200 mm mark by a wide margin, typically reaching up to 232 mm on average. 

Maldives Hotels in December 

The Reethi Beach Resort is the only hotel on the tiny island in Baa Atoll, making it seem secluded and giving it a genuine 'castaway' feeling. The resort is minimalist in design but lavish in the scope of its services, offering excellent packages for couples on their honeymoon. The facilities here include a diving centre, a spa and wellness retreat, a water sports centre, a fitness and sports complex and many others.

One of the most famous hotels in Maldives and sister to the other Banyan Tree hotel is the Banyan Tree Madivaru, an exclusive island resort that offers luxurious tented villas for romantic couples to stay in. This resort is much favored by newlyweds on their honeymoons.

One of the most popular resorts at the south male atoll, the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma succeeds in creating a deserted island feel for all its visitors without skimping on luxury and modern amenities. This fine resort offers everything you might ask for in an unobtrusive and discreet fashion that showcases the true beauty of the island it is built upon.

Located on a private islet, the Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort is a beautiful an eco friendly resort that welcomes families with children as well as romantic couples who come to spend their honeymoon in Maldives. The resort offers a diverse selection of activities to suit a wide range of tastes.

The Dusit Thani Maldives is traditional resort blending true Maldivian hospitality with modern day amenities to create a genuinely enjoyable Maldivian experience. The resort boasts 100 spacious and luxurious villas that are discreetly designed and perfect for romantic couples or families seeking some peace and quiet. The resort has 3 restaurants, 2 bars, a spa and offers various other facilities and services to all those lucky enough to stay there.

Maldives Beach for December 

The Biyadhoo Island in south Male atoll is famous for its beaches that are ideal for surfing and other wind and surf powered sports. Unusual in its climate, the island has fairly consistent waves, allowing water sports enthusiasts to practice their sports with ease.

The Chaaya Lagoon in the Meemu Atoll is a popular beach and home to the award winning Chaaya Lagoon Hakuraa Huraa resort. This lively island is surrounded by an unbroken, white sand beach and across its length you will find numerous tourist facilities including restaurants, beach bars, sports facilities and more.

Bars and Restaurants 

The Lemongrass Fifth restaurant is an excellent Thai restaurant famous for flying all of their exotic ingredients to serve fresh dishes that rival those cooked in Thailand's best restaurants. This is a 'slow food' restaurant and a top Thai choice.

The Sala Italia Ristorante is the single most popular Italian restaurant in Maldives. Drawing heavily from Italian cuisine but also implementing local Maldivian techniques into its dishes, this restaurant serves unique pasta and Italian seafood creations that can only be tasted here and nowhere else in Maldives.

The Magnum Opus is the most popular and highest rated karaoke bar in Male and one of the hottest meeting spots for young tourists and locals who want to have some casual fun with karaoke singing. The selection of songs is impressive and the Magnum Opus has playlists in various languages to suite any type of tourist.

Things to do in the Maldives in December 

The Male local market gives tourists a unique opportunity for tourists to glimpse how prosperous the people of Maldives truly are and look behind the façade of the tourist industry. This genuine market is where various local products are bought and sold and it presents a very interesting landmark for tourists. Additionally, tourists can also buy virtually anything here and also learn many things about the nation's culture and customs.

Maldives is home to a wide variety of bird species. Nature lovers embark on bird watching excursions in which they can discover and observe the numerous different species of fascinating and rare birds that are endemic to the archipelago. These excursions can often last for a whole day and usually involve whale watching and discovering numerous other amazing natural wonders around Maldives. 

Dates for the diary

The Martyr's Day (known locally as shaheedhunge dhuvas) is celebrated every December in Maldives. This event commemorates the death of Sultan Ali VI as he fought the Portuguese and fell valiantly in battle. The legendary Sultan died in 1558 and is considered a national hero and a religious martyr. The religiously charged event is celebrated and is equivalent to Christmas in the Maldives and tourists are often expected to substitute their traditional Christmas experience with celebrating the Marty's day here in Maldives.

December events in Maldives

Public Hoilday

Milad un Nabi

2nd December 2017

As a Muslim country, this day commemorates the birth of Prophet Muhammad. Special prayers, recitals, and acts of charity are all a part of this most important religious based holiday. It is tradition for the president of the Maldives to broadcast a message on this day to the local community to wish them health and good luck and to emulate the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad.

National Day

13th December 2017

On this day in 1573, Muhammad Thakurufaanu established victory over Portuguese rule. Celebrations consist of parades and marches in order to honour Muhammad. Most of the main processions take place in the capital of Male'. Expect to see the Maldives flag flying high and plenty of traditional food on sale. To celebrate this remarkable day, the Atoll Scuba Club in Male dived to the depths of the Arabian Sea with the Maldives flag to mark this momentous day.

Martyr's Day

23rd December 2017

Known locally as shaheedhunge dhuvas, Martyr's Day is a public holiday in Maldives observed on December 23rd. Typically, locals spend the day in quiet prayer at home or at their local mosque. This is a great day for relaxation.

Website:

http://www.mainlymaldives.co.uk/christmas-maldives/

New Year's Eve

31st December 2017

Maldives attracts foreign tourists from all over the globe to bring in the new year. People celebrate by decorating their houses with colourful lights and household décor. Bars and restaurants are packed with people ready to begin a prosperous new year. It is also tradition for families and friends to have a barbecue on the beach on New Year's Eve.

Website:

http://www.mainlymaldives.co.uk/christmas-maldives/

Culture

Fisherman's Day

10th December 2017

Fishing is a vital aspect to the people of Maldives. Tourists must visit the Male fish market on Fisherman's Day. Try to find a friendly fisherman to truly experience a fishing excursion.

Website:

http://www.destinology.co.uk/blog/post/2009/12/07/Fishermane28099s-Day-in-the-Maldives.aspx#.U98BG1a

Tourist Holiday

Christmas Day

25th December 2017

Although Malidives celebrates Ramadan, tourists who acknowledge Christmas Day can enjoy the day at the beach. Let sunshine replace the snowy season and spend Christmas in Maldives. Most hotels in the Maldives will celebrate Christmas with special set menus and decorate their interiors with tinsel, flowers, lights and a giant Christmas tree. The Kuredu Resort is renowned as having one of the biggest light displays in the whole of the Maldives. If you're here with the children, Santa Claus will even come and visit you on a boat.

Website:

http://www.mainlymaldives.co.uk/christmas-maldives/

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