Yes, there is a wet and dry season in the Maldives which means that you have a high and low season for tourists! Dry season is between November and April. These months are high season in the Maldives since most travelers use the Christmas, New Years and Easter Holidays to flee from the cold weather.
But even after April, when the “wet season” starts, you can still travel to the Maldives and have incredible weather! The weather in the Maldives is very unpredictable due to the changing winds. So far we traveled to the Maldives during all times of the year and mostly had sunny weather – regardless of the month! Rain showers usually happen at night or early in the morning and normally they just last for a short time until the sky clears up again. We also visited the Maldives during dry season a few times already and still experienced rain showers! There is simply no chance for 100% sun or 100% rain in a tropical destination like the Maldives.
Traveling outside of the peak season, during the winter months, also means skipping the highest room rates of the year! Many resorts are fully booked during high season which results in higher prices!
Between May and November you have the once in a lifetime chance to swim with hundreds of wild Manta rays and even whale sharks at Hanifaru Bay in the Baa Atoll. The best time to visit Hanifaru Bay is between June and early October.