So when do you go?

The Maldives has two monsoon seasons (December–March and May–October) which make the sky a little cloudier and increase the chance of rain, but not by that much. There is also the question of going too late altogether. Some geographers fear the submerging and consequent ruin of the Maldives due to rising sea levels and changing weather patterns. This fate is non-imminent though and a visit to this unspoiled paradise is certainly not out of the question within this lifetime. Once in the Maldives, travel between islands is done by sea plane, ferry and of course the dhonni, a local sailing craft. While the latter may be cheap, a trip to the Maldives, will take a plunge into your pocket, but most travellers will find the natural beauty of the atolls, and their tranquillity well worth the cost.