Weather Averages for Maldives in March
Averages for Maldives in March
March is an exciting month of the dry season in Maldives. As the hottest month of the year, March sees countless of tourists flocking in what has been called an ‘off-season high season’ for Maldives. Average daytime temperatures for the month of March are estimates to be around 29 degrees Celsius, with daytime high peaks reaching the tropical hallmark of 30 degrees and night time lows rarely going below a comfy 27 degrees. The weather doesn’t hold any surprised in Maldives during March, with sea temperatures staying around 29 degrees and still mirroring the daytime averages, this is the ideal month to fully enjoy outdoors activities in Maldives without fears of raining over your trips and treks.
During March, Maldives enjoy 9 hours of daily sunshine and the archipelago sees relatively little rain thanks to the still strong northeastern monsoon that keeps the atolls dry. Monthly total precipitation for March rarely exceeds 73 mm and it rains for 7 of the month’s days on average. Most of the rain during March is concentrated at the south of the Maldives that receive the majority of rainfall during the dry season.
Dates for the diary
The Day Maldives Embraced Islam is celebrated each year in March with great pomp and nationwide celebrations. Maldives used to be a Buddhist nation until the whole nation was converted to Muslim on Rabeeul Aakhir year 548 Hijri. The locals hold Abul Barakaath Yousuful Barbaree as the man behind the conversion and in this day they celebrate his name and his achievement that made Maldives as prosperous and rich as they are today. Celebrated officially since 1954, The Day Maldives Embraced Islam involves parades, public outdoors feasts and a lot of national sense and pride that is shared with tourists.
Things to do
Tourists visiting Maldives with their families should definitely try out the Whale Submarine Tour. Board a real submarine and explore the depths to discover coral reefs and marine life in the Maldives. This is the best chance for young children to explore the ocean floor since they are too young for scuba diving.
The Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) is the oldest mosque in the whole archipelago of Maldives. The building is covered in elaborate and intricate carvings, both inside and out and is one of the main tourist attractions in the country, brining in millions of visitors each year. The architecture is unique here, as is the history behind this impressive building.
Hit the beach
The Nika Island is surrounded by numerous reefs and a shallow lagoon, offering a diverse selection of beaches around its coast. The main Nika shore boasts sparkling blue waters without any surge and fine golden sand, making it ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling. There are several scuba diving providers ready to offer their services there.
The Nika Island’s lagoon is shallow and very family friendly, as it allows young children to splash in the water without any hassle for the parents. There are also several tourist amenities.
Where to eat & drink
The Farivalhu Restaurant is a laid-back local eatery that boasts excellent food, hearty portions and lots of variety to please even the most demanding and hungry patrons. Critics have described the food here as “edible art” and the menu has great variety.
The Shell Beans is a fine café / bistro that serves delicious desserts and some of the best coffee blends in Maldives. This café is the meeting point of many intellectuals visiting Maldives and the atmosphere is always hospitable enough for long chats and casual socialisation.
The Naiboli Bar is a high end open air club inside the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru resort. Specialising in cocktails and barefoot parties, the Naiboli is a fine place to unwind with an exotic cocktail in your hand, before taking a dip in the azure waters that surround the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. The prices are reasonably high, attracting upscale crowds and keeping out families with children and teenage tourists.
Where to stay
The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is a beautiful resort that celebrates Maldives’ natural beauty in the best possible way. This pristinely tropical resort attracts couples on romantic getaways as well as newly weds on their honeymoon vacations. The hotel is discreet, luxurious and extremely tranquil.
Located on a private coral island, the Baros Maldives is an overwater boutique resort that caters to tourists who wish only the best on their visit to Maldives. The hotel offers private pools, secluded water villas and a number of other amenities that have earned it half a dozen international awards. Focus is given on quality rather than quantity here, and the hotel is almost always booked full, so if you want to stay at the Baros you better book early too. The hotel is just 20 minutes away with speedboat from the international airport at Male and is favoured by many island hoppers who don’t shy away from spending a bit extra for luxury.
Located on its very own “castaway island” the Constance Moofushi is an iconic “barefoot chic” resort that marries luxury with unpretentious simplicity. The resort’s villas are built literally on the water, giving all visitors unrestricted access to some of the most pristine waters in the whole Indian Ocean. The resort itself is meticulously well maintained and the staff is very polite and fluent in English. This is a fairly expensive resort that attracts couples on honeymoons and tourists who aren’t afraid of paying for luxury.
The Lily Beach Resort & Spa is a luxurious seaside spa hotel complex that caters to families with children and tourists who seek the ultimate tropical relaxation experience. The hotel boasts one of the best equipped spas in Maldives, full with saunas, Jacuzzis, massage parlours, yoga classes and so much more. Additionally, Lily beach offers young tourists a number of kid-exclusive amenities so little ones will be kept happy and amused while you enjoy the spa and the hotel’s fantastic vistas over the Indian Ocean.
The Veligandu Island Resort and Spa is another impressive all inclusive spa hotel complex located next to an enchantingly beautiful lagoon. The hotel offers affordable accommodation packages without compromising in luxury and style, making it a great choice for tourists on a budget who nonetheless want to experience the best Maldives has to offer.