The Maldives is an archipelagic nation located in the Indian Ocean. This beautiful nation is known as the flattest country in the world, and has around 1,192 islands scattered across 26 pristine and unique atolls.
There are over 300 Resorts in The Maldives, a booming 'guesthouse' industry and the most mesmerising diving in the world. Without a doubt, there is lots to explore here in The Maldives, from uninhabited islands, sandbanks, resorts and local islands... Here are useful facts about The Maldives that you must know before you visit!
Explore the atolls of The Maldives...
Each and every one of the 26 Maldives atolls is different, has its own character and special something. For instance, Lhaviyani atoll is known for its abundance of green sea turtles, Ari Atoll for its fascinating whale sharks, Laamu Atoll for its dense green forests and Baa atoll for the famous Manta Ray hotspot - Hanifaru Bay!
Have a look to see which atoll is for you, don't forget that we can also mix and match the atolls in order to create the perfect trip for you! Here's a little guide to the wonderful atolls of The Maldives.
Kaafu (Malé) Atoll
Kaafu Atoll, also known as Malé Atoll, is the busiest atoll of the Maldives. It is home to Malé, the capital of The Maldives and has a number of resorts, hotels, guest-houses, local islands and uninhabited islands. In addition, it has wonderful marine life to explore too!
Explore all of our trips in Kaafu Atoll here.
Most famous for its UNESCO reserve called Hanifaru Bay, which welcomes thousands of mesmerising manta rays every year, as well as the common whale shark, snorkelling is incredible here.
Explore all of our trips in Baa Atoll here.
If you're a marine life lover - the place for you is Ari Atoll. Ari Atoll has it all from whale sharks and mantas all year round, to sharks, turtles, dolphins and more.
Explore all of our trips in Ari Atoll here.
Laamu Atoll is different. It boasts dense, tropical forests, luscious greenery, long, winding roads across the islands and of course, all of this is matched with the striking, aquamarine ocean. A fantastic spot for dicing and surfing.
Explore all of our trips in Laamu Atoll here.
Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll
The best atoll of surfing, with awesome surf points dotted around. Located in the South of The Maldives, you will have a truly authentic experience here, explore the local island life and immerse yourself in the culture.
Explore all of our trips in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll here.
Located at the most Southern point of The Maldives, here you will see unparalleled natural beauty. The marine life is bustling - you can also try an authentic mud bath and explore the fascinating Addu.
Explore all of our trips in Seenu Atoll here.