Weather Averages for Maldives in October
Averages for Maldives in October
October is the third rainiest month and marks the unofficial end of the wet monsoon season in Maldives. The rains are strong and frequent, often lasting for days at a time without any meaningful impact on lowering temperatures. During this October, average daytime temperature drops down to 27 degrees, marking a downwards trend that will culminate in January, the coldest month of the year. Midday high peaks can reach up to 29 degrees on a clear day, with night time lows hitting the 25 degree mark during rainy periods.
Sea temperature remains at a comforting 28 degrees, but swimming becomes inconvenient and water sports downright impossible (apart from a few exceptions) when it rains so heavily. Across this month, Maldives typically enjoy 8 hours of daily sunshine, with the remainder of the day expected to see some form of rain, especially over the southwestern side of Maldives.
Monthly total precipitation climbs above the 200 mm mark year after year, with an average of 222 mm expected during October. More than half the month, 16 days in total, are expected to see some form of rainfall (often heavy) over the 26 atolls of Maldives.
Dates for the diary
The Eid al-Adha (also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice or just the Major Festival) is a very important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims in Maldives to honour Prophet Abraham’s willingness to obey God by sacrificing his first-born son Ishmael. In Maldives, the holiday is celebrated by public religious parades and special feasts that are often held in squares and public locations.
The Huravee Day is a national celebration held each October in Maldives. It pays tribute to Sultan Hassan Izzudin, who freed the Maldives from South Indian invaders in the 10th century. This day is nationally charged and tourists can hear national anthems and various patriot hymns across all major settlements. Tourists are welcome to partake in the local celebrations and are often treated to special snacks for the occasion.
Things to do
The numerous islands, lagoons and islets of Maldives are best traversed by sea plane trips and there exist a number of providers that offer sea plane tours to explore the myriads of hidden gems across the Maldivian archipelago. These tours can last for an entire morning and are fairly inexpensive to board but usually come with no food on board so better grab a strong breakfast before boarding a sea plane.
Every visit in Maldives can yield a new and exiting experience of never before seen beauty. Numerous island excursions promise to show tourists hidden and amazing new facets of Maldives by taking them across scarcely inhabited and even completely uninhabited islands known as ‘virgin’ islands. Other types of island excursions include fishing excursions and romantic night trips that cater mostly to romantic couples and newly weds.
Hit the beach
The Angaga island has a number of beaches that attract couples, nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts. The main reef that spans two thirds of the island is a prime spot for snorkelling and diving as it boasts great visibility and is known as for its diverse marine life. At its southernmost side, tourist will find the sunset bar at the end of the water villas, which is a prime spot for discreet romance while on the northern end, nature enthusiasts can observe sea turtles even without snorkelling equipment.
Where to eat & drink
The Kings Corner is a fascinating Asian restaurant serving Chinese, Indian and continental dishes with a definite Maldivian spin. The food here is unpretentiously tasty and the prices rather low, inviting you to order seconds from their amazing menu.
The Jade Bistro is a fine deli / bistro in the heart of Male. Here you will find numerous foods that aren’t available anywhere else in Maldives including exotic produce and imported foods from Europe that are ideal for the homesick tourist.
The cocktail bar at Sangu resort is a romantic and very classy bar that serves delicious drinks and invites guest to relax on their daybeds while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean. This is a trendy and chic cocktail bar with a stylish crowd and setting.
Where to stay
Housing the world’s first underwater restaurant, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is an internationally famous and undoubtedly innovative luxury resort in Maldives. This “six star” resort attempts and succeeds to stand above the competition thanks to their innovative and unpretentious style that merges barefoot, laid back tourism with lavish luxury and top-tier service. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is often quoted as one of Maldives’ top resorts.
Located on an impressive tropical islet, the Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa is a large tourist complex that offers numerous water sports as well as a large, fully equipped spa. The resort is ideal for families with children and also offers a host of kids-related activities to keep the young ones occupied as the parents enjoy kite surfing, parasailing, amazing spa treatments and tons of other luxuries.
Located on a private island just 35 minutes away from Male, the Diamonds Thudufushi Beach & Water Villas is a beautiful all inclusive resort that has earned numerous awards including Tripadvisor’s certificate of excellence and a gold medal from World Travel Awards for its excellent value for money and top quality of service.
The Robinson Club Maldives is a quiet and secluded island resort that welcomes almost exclusively romantic couples and newly weds on their honeymoon. The atmosphere here is tranquil and the setting is just perfect for romantic strolls along the beach and seaside dinners under the stars.
Affordably swanky and smartly designed, the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is a reasonably priced 5 star spa resort that caters to families and couples with fair prices and very good services. There are many things to do here, from the numerous spa treatments and the various dining options to the boating trips and water sports opportunities, you are certain to find something to win your heart at the Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa.