To make the most of your visit to the Maldives, it’s best you go prepared for the tropical monsoon weather. It could affect your trip depending on what time of year you go.

The hottest month is March, while the coldest is January. If you’re looking to make the most out of swimming in the sea, the best time to visit the Maldives is in April when the waters are warm, calm and clear. Overall, the best weather is between November and May – even if there are a few showers, they generally pass quickly.