Summer flies by ― just like every year, and we welcome autumn with sunken hearts, waving goodbye to the sun, warm weather and lighter spirits. This is the time when you get back to work and your annual goals start pressing you more than ever. However resort prices drop drastically, making it ever-so-tempting to get in that last minute trip. It is a brilliant opportunity to make the most of the possible savings and follow through with that dream vacation you've always wanted to make.
If you're not aware already, Maldives undergoes two distinct seasons where weather conditions vary from each other. Most travelers visit in the dry season which is between November - April. The wet season follows from May to September and it's characterized by its serene and tranquil atmosphere.
Very few tourists tend to visit because of the chances of rain. September through till October generally holds up temperatures of approximately 27 degrees, what the locals would describe as more "relieving" temperatures compared to the scorching temperatures of the dry season. Therefore, if you're sensitive to hot weather, then a trip to the Maldives in autumn may be just the right time for you to go.
Made up of 26 ring-shaped atolls, you can find private resorts and retreats in the Maldives that are located on their very own remote islands. The abundant sea-life in the vibrant coral reefs means you can be hanging out on a hammock while tropical fish, reef sharks, and turtles swim beneath you. We cannot deny that there isn't a chance of rain, of course, there will be, but it'll make your water activities more bearable with much less chance of sunstroke! In addition to this, it's good to bear in mind that you'll still see 8-12 hours a day of bright sun, so your tanning sessions on the beach needn't be dismissed.
Surfing Maldives Reef Breakers! | Ride it out with Tropicsurf
Lovers of the ocean, and more particularly, surfers, will love to hear that September and November boast excellent surfing conditions with huge waves waiting to be "tamed"! The average size of these reef breakers can range from 4-5 feet, but if you're in luck, you may even come across even sweeter waves rising to 8-10 feet.
What's even better is that since most people visit between spring and summer, the beaches will be much less crowded; you'll have Maldives waters to yourself as you explore and discover perfect waves. Join Tropicsurf in the North Malé atoll during your stay at Gili Lankanfushi and you'll be expertly guided on how to catch your very own Maldivian waves!
If you're desperate to get back to nature and looking for a resort with a bohemian vibe, you'll probably fit right in here. Before you even step foot on the resort, you'll have your shoes taken from you (for the duration of your stay). Imagine a no shoes, no news, no worries policy!
Check in to your Gili Lagoon Villa feeling the Earth between your feet and get into the swing of things by relaxing into your villa's hammock. Hung just over the water's surface, you're bound to get some great snaps for the 'gram!
An alternative visiting period coupled with an alternative spa experience! | Gili Lankanfushi Spa
September marks the beginning of the new school calendar, and of course the start of cooler weather in most parts of the world. It isn't odd to find people pursuing new hobbies or areas of interest. Since you've shown interest in visiting Maldives island resorts in this period, why not push yourself even further through alternative therapies. Gili Lankanfushi Spa promotes healing and restoration through sound therapy, crystal therapy, and craniosacral therapy.
Magical moments over candlelight!| Private dining with your lover
An outdoor dining experience can be truly magical. Furaveri Island Resort & Spa will cook you up a 6-course menu while you discover magic in your lover's eyes over a candlelight, beach-side dinner setting. Enjoy a selection of seafood, crispy salads, homemade soups, two main courses, and a dessert. If you're too full to finish your dessert, why not be extra romantic and share your chocolate dessert with your loved one!
Furaveri Island Resort & Spa Beach Villa is ideal if you're traveling with a partner or with a couple of your closest friends. Accommodating up to three people, you can easily enjoy the space around you including the stand-alone bath-tub for moments of deeper relaxation as well as your private pool ― that's just a few feet away from the beach.
Get Reeled in!| Night Fishing
Relive your childhood fishing memories in the Maldives! This old school, humbling activity will provide you with peaceful moments while you watch the red and orange colors of the sunset. Furaveri Island Resort & Spa organize daily sunset fishing trips, so you don't have to miss out on this during your stay in the Maldives!
Get busy with Maldives' breathtaking sea-life! | The Underwater Festival in South Ari Atoll
Adventure awaits in the Maldives for all those who seek it! LUX* South Ari Atoll's Underwater Festival takes place this September from September 16th through to 22nd, with organized events and underwater diving activities. Maldives' tropical reefs allow visitors to go diving and witness the incredible sea life all year round. Watch the impressive whale sharks by heading to the Diving Center. Seize your opportunity to swim with Maldives' turtles in the morning turtle group snorkeling session, a complimentary expedition to wrap up the festival on the 22nd September.
Your autumnal visit to the LUX* South Ari Atoll will begin at the resorts private airport lounge, where you can find snacks and refreshing drinks to give you that much-needed energy boost after your long trip. Board your private seaplane and admire the gorgeous white sandy bays and turquoise lagoons before you arrive to check in to your private water villa that oozes nothing but opulence and class.
Moments of Indulgence and Opulence! | LUX* Me Spa
Visit during the Underwater Festival and dedicate a day for luxurious spa treatments at South Ari Atoll's best luxury island spa, LUX* Me Spa. Retreat to the spa that can be found on the private island of Dhidhoofinolhu, nestled between a banana leaf-lined lane and choose between 60 available spa treatments. Booking during this period also ensures you receive a 20% discount for your LUX* Me Spa treatments. Allow the lush gardens surrounding the over-water treatment villas to soothe your busy mind, with moments that invite harmony.
End YOUR summer the right way!
Avoid the luxury price tag that usually comes with the Maldives and plan your trip to the tropical Indian Ocean while staying in stunning over-water villas surrounded by crystal clear lagoons in Autumn! To begin planning your trip, be sure to check the booking information for the resorts mentioned as linked above. Happy Last-Minute-Trip-Hunting!