Prices drop this time of year because it’s low season, however May is one of the best times of year for watersports, as the conditions are perfect with reliable winds, warm sea temperatures and still an average of eight hours of sunshine a day.
One of the best places for watersports is Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort as the whole island is surrounded by a naturally shallow, sandy bottom lagoon, making it the best lagoon around. Plus it’s located on the edge of the South Malé Atoll and therefore benefits from constant winds.
The watersports centre is also one of the only registered kite-surfing schools in the Maldives and stocks the latest equipment.
For real professionals, it has a weather station to monitor wind speed, wind direction and more, and is only a 10-minute speedboat ride from an uncrowded wave point called “Guraidhoo”. A private kite-surfing lesson starts from US$80 per person
Thomson offers seven nights all-inclusive at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort from £1,469 per person (save 301pp). Available for selected departures in May, the price includes return flights from Gatwick, speedboat transfers, taxes and surcharges. Olhuveli has two pools, a choice of restaurants and bars, a large spa, a gold-star PADI dive centre and excellent watersports with one of the only registered kite-surfing schools in the Maldives.