Averages for Maldives in March

What's the weather like in the Maldives in March

March is an exciting month of the dry season in the Maldives. As the hottest month of the year, March sees countless amounts of tourists flocking in what has been called an 'off-season high season' for Maldives.


Average daytime temperatures for the month of March are estimated to be around 29 degrees Celsius, with daytime high peaks reaching the tropical hallmark of 30 d...

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  • Temperature Temperature 29°C 84°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 30°C 86°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 27°C 81°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 73 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 7 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 29°C 84°F

What's the weather like in the Maldives in March

March is an exciting month of the dry season in the Maldives. As the hottest month of the year, March sees countless amounts of tourists flocking in what has been called an 'off-season high season' for Maldives.


Average daytime temperatures for the month of March are estimated 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.

Sea Temperature

The weather doesn't hold any surprises in the 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 the Maldives without fears of raining over your trips and treks.

Sunshine Hours

During March, the 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 73mm and it rains for 7 day a month 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.

Maldives Hotels for March

The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is a beautiful resort that celebrates the 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 over water boutique resort that caters for tourists who wish for only the best on their visit to the 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 fully booked so if you want to stay at the Baros you better book early too. The hotel is just 20 minutes away on speedboat from the international airport at Male and is favored 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 are 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 for families with children and tourists who seek the ultimate tropical relaxation experience. The hotel boasts one of the best equipped spas in the 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 the Maldives has to offer.

Maldives Beaches for March

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 snorkeling. There are several scuba diving providers ready to offer their services.

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.

Bars and Restaurants

The Farivalhu Restaurant is a laid-back local eatery that serves excellent food, hearty portions and has 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 the Maldives. This café is the meeting point of many intellectuals visiting the Maldives and the atmosphere is always hospitable, perfect for long chats and casual socialising.

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.

Things to do in the Maldives in March

Tourists visiting the 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 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 the 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, bringing in millions of visitors each year. The architecture is unique here as is the history behind this impressive building.

Dates for the diary

The Day Maldives Embraced Islam is celebrated each year in March with great pomp and nationwide celebrations. The Maldives used to be a Buddhist nation until the whole nation was converted to Muslim on Rabeeul Aakhir in the year 548 Hijri. The locals hold Abul Barakaath Yousuful Barbaree as the man behind the conversion and on this day they celebrate his name and his achievements that made the 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.

March events in Maldives

Public Hoilday

The Day Maldives Embraced Islam

1st March 2018 to 31st March 2018

In 1153, the Maldives converted from Buddhism to Islam. This is one of the main religious events in the Maldives. Ancient legend tells the story of how the Maldives originally converted to Islam when Rannamaari, an evil sea-demon threatened to destroy everything on the island unless a virgin was sacrificed. Due to fear a young girl was left alone to be sacrificed in a temple, until one day a young man Yousuf Shamsuddin-al Tabrezi decided to disguise himself as a young girl and recited the Quran until the demon turned away. He then called among the king to embrace Islam so the island could be set free from the evil demon.


Commonwealth Day

1st March 2018 to 31st March 2018

Maldives is associated with the Commonwealth; therefore, Commonwealth Day is observed in Maldives. Queen Elizabeth II delivers her Commonwealth Day message. Celebrations of cultural diversity take place in several nations on this day. The main festivities usually start off in Malé, which is the capital of the Maldives. There will be various colourful processions going on throughout the capital including parades, traditional dancing, food and the flag of the Maldives will be on display throughout the islands.



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