Weather Averages for Maldives in November
Averages for Maldives in November
Even though November is still a rainy month, it marks the end of the wet season and the advent of the dry monsoon season in Maldives. This is a fairly predictable and surprise-free month that is ideal for people who wish to experience the transition of seasons in Maldives and don’t mind the occasional tropical rainstorm. During this month, average daytime temperature floats around the 27 degree Celsius mark, with midday high peaks reaching up to 29 degrees and rainy night approximating the cold conditions of January at 24 degrees Celsius.
Sea temperature remains at 29 degrees, creating welcoming conditions for water sports as long as the skies are clear and rain isn’t expected. During November, across Maldives tourists will enjoy 6 hours of daily sunshine with numerous light clouds that can rapidly thicken and produce large amounts of rainfall in very short notice.
Total precipitation for November often hits the 200 mm mark and typically reaches up to 201 mm, with clouds expected to rain over Maldives during 14 days of the month. November’s rain distribution is atypical thanks to the conflicting monsoon winds, resulting in a more or less even rainfall profile across all 26 atolls of Maldives.
Dates for the diary
Every year in November the 3rd, the nation of Maldives celebrates the Maldives’ Victory Day. These celebrations are focused on the day that a terrorist group from Sri Lanka attacked the Maldives government in 1988. The attempted coup failed and since then the nation celebrates its freedom with public parades, large feasts and parties. This is a very festive and positive event that celebrates the freedom and prosperity of Maldives.
The Maldivian Republic Day is another nation wide event that takes place in November and celebrates the freedom and prosperity of the modern state of Maldives. The nation has seen numerous rulers oppress it through the years but it is currently standing strong and very prosperous thanks to its modern democratic republic. Republic Day celebrations include armed forces parades, school parades and public feasts where tourists are invited to partake in the celebrations for the nation’s prosperity.
Things to do
The State Trading Organisation maintains the largest shopping centre in Males known as the STO Trade Centre. Here you will find the single largest selection of stores that stock local as well as international merchandise. This is the best place to buy unique souvenirs, locally made handicrafts and imported goods from Asia, Australia, Europe and America.
There are numerous spas in Maldives but only a handful offer noteworthy yoga classes for the body and health conscious. Namely the Baros resort, the Viceroy hotel and spa and the Park Hyatt hold daily yoga classes for visitors and non-hotel guests alike.
Hit the beach
The Meedhupparu is a beautiful and lively beach on the Raa Atoll. Here, tourists can find a Four Star Resort that offers a number of tourist amenities as well as many different facilities that will allow you to spend a lot of time by the beach without hassle. There are three restaurants, two bars, a spa and a disco at the Meedhupparu.
The Anantara Dhigu in south Male is a quiet and romantic beach that is much favoured by newlyweds on their honeymoon. You can arrange a private dinner by the sea or just spend some quality time in the less crowded southern side of the island. The beach is very tranquil and often feels deserted, especially during off season months.
Where to eat & drink
Lovers of international cuisine should not miss the Hive Restaurant situated inside Male’s Beehive Nalahiya Hotel. The restaurant offers an attractive a la carte menu that includes a fusion of local and international dishes. The Hive is also popular for its hearty English breakfast and its delicious desserts, including fresh ice cream that is much loved by young tourists.
The Symphony Restaurant is an artsy restaurant where paintings, music and fine dishes make up a kaleidoscope of sensations. This laidback eatery puts great emphasis on how its patrons feel when they eat and creates an excellent and immersive mood where people can experience food through all their senses.
The Nautilus II bar is a famous floating “liveaboard” bar onboard the eponymous ship. The bar spans 120 square metres aboard the ship and is famous for serving delicious beer, fine cocktails and numerous soft drinks to its patrons. The Nautilus II ventures across the Maldivian archipelago each night, allowing its patrons to experience majestic vistas as they sip their drinks.
Where to stay
Luxurious accommodation is at its best here at the Huvafen Fushi. The resort’s underwater spa is one of a kind as are numerous other services that often seem too good to be true. Each of the resort’s superb bungalows has its own glass floor and sparkles turquoise from the waters below. Emphasis is given on traditional elements of hospitality, which have been infused with modern conveniences to create an unsurpassed experience of luxury and style.
The Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is an enchanting luxurious resort that stretches across two different islands, 400km from the capital Male. The resort is remote and secluded, offering fine luxury away from the well beaten tourist track. There are more than a dozen exclusive beaches for visitors to enjoy here and the resort’s award winning Talise Spa with its suspended over-water treatment rooms is something that visitors will not soon forget.
Located 42 km away from Male, the Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo is a fine four star hotel that offers excellent accommodation at very inviting prices. Perfect for families with children and couples on a budget, the hotel offers four types of accommodation to suit any budget. The on site restaurant is worthy of a mention for its delicious dishes and very fine atmosphere.
The Dhiggiri Tourist Resort is a large all inclusive complex that welcomes families with children and large groups of tourists, taking care of all their needs while visiting Maldives. The resort is located on the tiny Felidhe atoll and gives a feeling of remoteness that is envious even by Maldivian standards.
The Residence Maldives is a fine spa boutique resort that focuses on quality rather than quantity. Perfectly situated on a secluded islet, the Residence boasts minimalist design and a very attractive atmosphere. The staff here is very polite and discreet, helping create the perfect atmosphere for an unforgettable holiday or honeymoon.