Unveiling Baa Atoll: Discover the Finest Luxury Resorts
13 September 2023
Shama Rashid

Travel Consultant

Unveiling Baa Atoll: Discover the Finest Luxury Resorts

Baa Atoll, also known as Maalhosmadulu Dhekunuburi, graces the western side of the Maldives' atoll chain. With 75 islands, including 13 inhabited ones, and a population exceeding 11,000, this atoll is a paradise waiting to be explored. Spanning over 139,000 hectares the atoll lies just north of the Kaashidhoo channel, marking the geographical boundary between the northern and central atoll chains. 

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

In 2011, Baa Atoll earned the prestigious title of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, owing to its astonishingly diverse ecosystems, thriving marine life, and vibrant coral reefs. With over 1,200 fish species and 250 coral species,it is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Its unique geological formation, featuring submerged reefs, channels, and islands, offers an ideal habitat for marine life. The reserve is also home to multiple endangered species like the green turtle, hawksbill turtle, Napoleon wrasses, and tawny nurse shark.

Hanifaru Bay

Hanifaru Bay is the crown jewel of Baa Atoll's biodiversity, drawing countless visitors each year. Situated on the atoll's eastern flank, this small bay hosts some of the largest gatherings of manta rays worldwide. No matter what resort of Baa Atoll you choose to visit, you can witness up to a hundred of these majestic creatures congregating to feast on the bountiful plankton brought in by the tides. Though diving is not allowed in the bay, you can snorkel alongside manta rays and whale sharks. June to November brings the best season to visit the atoll as the South West monsoon sees plankton blooming, attracting hundreds of manta rays and whale sharks.

Discover the gems of Baa Atoll, and choose the perfect home-away-from-home for your tropical getaway: 

One & Only Reethi Rah — Elegance amidst nature's grandeur

One & Only Reethi Rah is your gateway to one of the most opulent and exquisite villas in the Indian Ocean. It's the perfect destination for a dream family vacation. Delight in world-class dining offering farm-to-table dishes and an array of cuisines, from Asian and French to Italian and Japanese. This perfect family vacation spot presents endless watersports for the whole lot to enjoy. From kayaking, to stand-up paddleboarding, and wakeboarding, the Splash Water Sports Centre has countless adventures waiting for you. And for the littlest guests, banana-tube rides promise endless fun.

The Nautilus Maldives — Unscripted luxury in a boho hideaway

The Nautilus Maldives redefines luxury with a boho twist. Here, homes are designed for total privacy, unencumbered by interruption. Embark on a voyage across turquoise seas to your own private beach house in the Maldives, or indulge in a private screening under a canopy of stars on a secluded sandbank. Presenting the epitome of unscripted luxury, The Nautilus is where you can create your own itinerary for anything. And enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience, curated especially for you and your loved ones. 

Anantara Kihavah Maldives — Sustainable luxury at its best

Anantara Kihavah Maldives epitomises sustainable luxury. The island is fully committed to environmental, social, and cultural preservation. For eco-conscious travellers seeking a home where sustainability is at its core, this is the perfect luxury destination. From dedicated reef studies to going plastic-free and creating green spaces, this pristine destination is a testament to responsible tourism. Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity above and below the water, all while savouring the exceptional beauty of the Maldives.

Milaidhoo Maldives —  Barefoot luxury with a Maldivian heart

Milaidhoo Maldives blends luxury with Maldivian heritage, embracing a barefoot informality that's utterly captivating. Here, you'll discover hidden traits of Maldives. From authentic cuisines, to  spacious villas filled with natural light, the Maldivian heritage is woven into every facet of the island. The luxury destination welcomes you to fall in love – with each other, with the island, with life, and with the Maldives. Milaidhoo sets the stage for a love story unlike any other.

Finolhu Maldives — Playful luxury for the fun-loving traveller

Finolhu Maldives is the ultimate destination for travellers seeking the perfect island playground. It's a vibrant island where playful luxury reigns supreme. With countless activities, there is not a moment to be bored at Finolhu Maldives. And to top off your fun filled romantic getaway; picture yourself sleeping under the stars on a romantic night. Far from the world, alone on the sandbank just 100 metres behind the Crab Shack, the Beach Bubble beckons you to a stay unlike any other. A night under the stars at this modern home is the perfect adventure to add to your Baa Atoll bucket list. 

Regardless of your chosen destination, Baa Atoll promises you an adventure to remember. With all the islands peppered around the UNESCO Biosphere reserve, the underwater world becomes your wonderland. Each resort presents their own magic with personalised services, luxurious accommodations, and boundless excursions. Discover the unique charm of each destination and book your perfect vacation home today. Your tropical adventure starts here!