The Baa Atoll is made up of 50 islands and is south of the Raa Atoll, and north of the Male Atoll. It is around 130 Km northwest of the airport, and is home to around 5 resorts, which were uninhabited but have now been converted to quality hotels.
The Baa atoll is normally reached from the airport by seaplanes and speedboats. It’s a long way on a speedboat so a seaplane flight is the recommended way.
The resort islands are still completely unspoiled and here you will find some of the best snorkelling, diving and surfing spots in the Maldives.
There is no doubt the principal attractions are the unspoilt natural beauty of the Baa Atoll, the untouched beaches, and the pristine condition reefs.
The hotels which appear below are also a reason for visiting the Baa Atoll.
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is a 5 star hotel with 99 rooms which is 124 Km from the airport, and will take 30 minutes by sea plane.
Four Seasons Landaa Giravaru is a 5 star deluxe hotel with 102 rooms, and it is 120 Km from the airport, with a 30 minute transfer by sea plane.
Reethi Beach Resort is a 4 star hotel with 100 rooms and it is 104Km from the airport, which will take about 30 minutes by sea plane.
Royal Island Resort and Spa is a 5 star hotel with 150 rooms, and it is 110 Km from the airport, and the transfer by speed boat will take 2 Hours and 40 Minutes, or 35 minutes by sea plane.
Soneva Fushi Resort & Six Senses Spa is a 6 star deluxe hotel with 65 rooms, which is 96 Km from the airport and a 30 minute transfer by sea plane.
There are only 13 inhabited islands from the total of 50 islands.
It was as recently as 1998 that the first tourist resort on Baa Atoll opened, followed by four more Maldives luxury resorts, and these resorts have increased employment on the Baa Atoll. The other islands remain as they were, totally unexploited with white sandy beaches, whose only real visitors are tourists on hotel excursions.
Baa Atoll does have possibly the top Maldives Luxury Hotel in the Soneva Fushi Resort Maldives, but the Four Seasons Resort Maldives, the Coco Palm Maldives, the Four Seasons Resort Maldives, and the Royal Resort Maldives number amongst the resorts that should be on your list.