Baa Atoll is an important administrative division ,located in the western direction of the Maldives atoll chain. Baa Atoll comprises of 3 distinctly separate natural atolls, the Malhusmadulhu Atoll, Fasduthere Atoll and the Goifulhafehendhu Atoll. As many as 75 islands make up the Baa Atoll, of which only 13 are inhabited. The total population of Baa Atoll is around 11,000. 5 islands of the Baa Atoll are being developed as tourist resorts. Baa Atoll is a popular tourist destination and is primarily visited for its scenic splendours, pristine reefs, diverse marine fauna and aquatic adventures like snorkelling, scuba diving etc.
Beautiful Baa Atoll
Baa Atoll is one the atolls in the Maldives archipelago which has been designated for tourism development. 5 of the Baa Atoll islands are being developed as resorts for tourists and travellers. Baa Atoll sports a unique ring like reef structure and a hugely diverse fauna like the benthic fauna. The natural vegetation and lush mangroves of Baa Atoll bring you surprisingly close to nature. A visit to Baa Atoll would also give you a chance to encounter a mammoth variety of marine creatures like sharks, turtles and glittering reef fishes. Baa Atoll also offers a peak into the lives and culture of the people living there, as almost 13 islands of this atoll are inhabited. The Thulhadhoo Islands of Baa Atoll offers interesting insights into the traditional lacquerwork handicrafts of the Maldives. Baa Atoll is famous for its serene natural beauty and adventurous aqua sports.
The general etiquette followed in Baa Atoll is in no way different from the rest of Maldives. Whereas swim wears are fine for beaches and water sports, a more modest and conservative dressing style is appreciated when you travel through the streets or to a market place. Hand shakes are a common gesture for greeting friends and occasional gifts are also appreciated.