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Atolls of the Maldives
Written by Janani on February 15, 2021 Share on

Best 10 Atolls of the Maldives

The Maldives is one of the most stunning places on the planet. The Maldives is home to about 26 dreamy atolls. Travellers enjoy the perfect vacation here gazing at the tropical blue sea. The Maldives is all about shades of blue and green, turning the place into pink during the evening. This wonder corner of the island nation offers an amazing marine life to witness. The Maldives is a dedicated destination for adventure lovers for activities like snorkelling and diving.

We have curated a list of ten best atolls in the Maldives

  1. Malé Atoll
  2. Kaafu Atoll
  3. Ari Atoll
  4. Baa Atoll
  5. Rashdoo Atoll
  6. Faafu Atoll
  7. Shaviyani Atoll
  8. Noonu Atoll
  9. Vaavu Atoll
  10. Lhaviyani Atoll

1. Malé Atoll

Male Atoll is regarded as a diver’s paradise providing an ideal environment. Adventure water sports can be well tried out here. Both the northern and southern atolls offer the best natural landscapes with a view of the rich marine fauna. Experience the best of marine life here to give a picture of local marine species.

2. Kaafu Atoll

This Atoll is a fusion of modern and traditional. It has a new-age style with old charm. It is an intriguing place offering the best spots, such as the National Art Gallery and National Museum. Kaafu Atoll is considered the ‘heart of the Maldives’. Spice markets are famous here. Don’t forget to pick some fragrance spices.

3. Ari Atoll

The reef here gives a variety of majestic creatures such as fish, sharks, and turtles. Dive underwater here at this atoll to get a sight of flora and fauna. Rashdoo is the main island here with a picturesque town and Buddhist town. Fenfushi has some amazing coral sculptures and this atoll is famous for a masterpiece mosque Sultan-Al-Haj.

4. Baa Atoll

Baa atoll is considered a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO for its picture-perfect views. Extraordinary Hanifaru Huraa is a beautiful bay full of plankton. This place is the real habitat for whale sharks and manta rays. Snorkelling is considered the most adventurous activity here, offering one of the most engaging experiences in a lifetime.

5. Rashdoo Atoll

This is quite a small atoll surrounded by a circular lagoon. To the north and west, you can find a single reef. This place preserves extravagant evidence of an interesting Buddhist past. This atoll has a number of interesting tourist attractions. Another lovable spot for every tourist is Kuramathi, a reef to the south side.

6. Faafu Atoll

This atoll offers the perfect combination of nature and comfort. It captures the perfect essence of a relaxing holiday on the lap of nature. Faafu atoll is one of the least populated places in the Maldives inviting those who love the calmness and solitude. Characteristic tropical style with palm-leaf roofs creates the best striking appearance of expansive horizons. This atoll is a house to lush green plantations and beautiful lagoons.

Travellers can walk barefoot easily to experience the reef at its best. This atoll also doesn’t fall behind in ranking in rich history and tradition.

7. Shaviyani Atoll

Travellers can explore Maldives’ oldest and traditional sides once they land in this atoll. Housing about 16 islands, all the beaches here are like heaven. Enchanting sea, unspoiled sandstone, and amazing turtles, ancient artefacts, so much to witness in this atoll.

8. Noonu Atoll

This atoll stands out among the number of atolls for a clear and transparent view of beauty and exclusivity. Turquoise lagoons, coral reef, and elegant locations are some amazing features of this atoll. Living in this atoll is like living in a dream world.

9. Vaavu Atoll

Vaavu atoll is a heaven for adventure lovers. Turquoise pictures of paradise are best known here. This place is best for fishing spots. Deserted white beaches and stunning natural scenery is an amazing sight for tourists in this atoll.

10. Lhaviyani Atoll

Famous for world-class diving, this atoll is a charming collection of beautiful islands. A mix of tranquillity, comfort, and excitement is bound to be experienced here in this atoll. The underwater dining experience, luxury spa, a range of water sports including snorkelling are the famous activities here.

Budget tourism is our speciality. Our special Maldives holiday packages will let you explore the best of Maldives. All of these atolls are known for their scenic beauty and every tourist loves to visit them. Spending time in these atolls is like spending time in paradise. All of these atolls have the best in the bucket for both nature lovers and adventure lovers. Nobody has ever gone back without a smile of pleasure from any of these atolls.

Here are the list of 26 Atolls of the Maldives

  1. Ihavandhippolhu
  2. Thiladhunmathi
  3. Maamakunudhoo
  4. Etthingili Alifushi Atoll
  5. Maalhosmadulu Uthuruburi
  6. Fasdhūetherē (Fasdhūtherē)
  7. Maalhosmadulu Dhekunuburi
  8. Goidhu Atoll
  9. Faadhippolhu
  10. Kaashidhu Atoll
  11. Gahaafaru (Gaafaru) Atoll
  12. Male’atholhu Uthuruburi
  13. Male’atholhu Dhekunuburi
  14. Thoddu Atoll
  15. Rasdhu Atoll
  16. Ari Atoll
  17. Felidhe Atoll
  18. Vattaru Atoll (Falhu)
  19. Mulaku Atoll
  20. Nilandhe Atholhu Uthuruburi
  21. Nilandhe Atholhu Dhekunuburi
  22. Kolhumadulu
  23. Haddhunmathi
  24. Huvadhoo Atoll
  25. Fuvahmulah
  26. Addu Atoll

Source: Wikipedia

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