Baa Atoll Unesco Biosphere Reserve
The Unesco Biosphere
Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve is resplendent with marine life. Biosphere reserves are designated by UNESCO with the goal of preserving their exceptional biodiversity. With special protected status, a remarkable number of aquatic creatures and a dazzling array of reef fish flourish.
The reserve expands across the entire atoll; a heart-shaped coral ring stretching 23 miles (38km) wide and 28 miles (46km) long. There are 75 islands, but less than three square miles of the atoll is land.
The warm, shallow waters are perfect for exploring year-round, with something to tempt explorers of all ages. Your neighbours will include spinner and bottlenose dolphins, turtles, manta rays, eagle rays, whale sharks, small reef sharks, squirrelfish, trumpetfish, lionfish, batfish, butterflyfish and angelfish, to name but a few.
Amilla Maldives is proud to have one of the Baa Atoll’s most unique reef formations right on its very own house reef. Accessible with a short boat ride, the Amilla Blue Hole is a unique reef formation for snorkellers to explore. And the jewel in the crown of our reserve is Hanifaru Bay – discover more under ‘Experiences’.