Maldives Atolls and Islands Guide


Where to Go in The Maldives

Maldives Atolls and Islands Guide

Where to Go in The Maldives


August, 2019

An amazing tropical paradise with white sand beaches and turquoise waters, the Maldives are formed by the number of natural atolls with 1,192 islands and isolated reefs that today form a necklace of 26 coral atolls stretching in the Indian Ocean between Sri Lanka and the equator.

Atoll located at the northern end is Haa Alifu, the southernmost atoll is Addu (Seenu). The smallest of all Maldives' atolls is Gnaviyani atoll. Gaafu Alifu is the largest in the Maldives archipelago and the world's largest atoll. Each atoll consists of a variety of islands, including inhabited, private resorts, and uninhabited. South Male and North Male Atolls form the Kaafu atoll - the most popular place to stay in the Maldives because of the large selection of accomodation and due to easy access by boat from the Male airport, other islands require a transfer by seaplane.

Atolls near Malé Airport

North Male Atoll (North Kaafu)

North Malé (North Kaafu) Atoll

North Malé also known as northern Kaafu is the main atoll in the Maldives, where in the first time in the country the tourism was launched. The capital of Maldives, Malé City and Velana Airport (MLE) Read More

lSouth Male Atoll (South Kaafu)

South Malé (South Kaafu) Atoll

Beaches, as descended from the pages of glossy magazines, warm lagoons with turquoise water and one of the best diving in the Maldives - all this about the South Malé Atoll. Male Atoll  Read More

Ari Atoll (Alufu Atoll)

Ari (Alufu) Atoll

Ari Atoll also known as Alif or Alifu Atoll is one of the natural wonders of the Maldives. Being one of the largest atolls in the Maldives, it stretches from north to south in the western part  Read More

rasdu Atoll diving holidays

Rasdhoo (Rasdu) Atoll

Located 7 km northeast of Ari Atoll, tiny Rasdhoo consists of 5 islands and offers a naturally Maldivian holiday experience, with unique twists to suit everyone. Whether you are one half of  Read More

Vaavu Atoll

Vaavu Atoll

Heaven for adventures and divers, Vaavu is an administrative atoll in the Maldives. Located between South Male Atoll and Meemu Atoll, Vaavu is also known as the natural Felidhoo Atoll  Read More

Malé town

Malé City

Male is not only in the country's heart, but has always been the capital of the Maldives, from century to century from the Sultan's palace, and then from the president's office. The tiny but  Read More

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Maldives' Northern Atolls

lBaa Atoll and mantas

Baa Atoll

Baa atoll is one of the best pearls of the Maldives. With excellent location in the Maldives' first and only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, beautiful Baa is a 35-minute seaplane journey Read More

lLhaviyani Atoll sand bank

Lhaviyani Atoll

Famous for world class diving, Lhaviyani atoll is a charming collection of islands in the northern part of the Maldives, that offers the perfect mix of tranquility with excitement, comfor Read More

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Raa Atoll

Expect a lot of drift diving in most dive sites of Raa atoll, a variety of marine life and some of the best beaches in Maldives. A wonderful collection of uninhabited and unexplored Read More

Haa Alifu (Thiladhunmathi atoll)

Haa Alifu (Thiladhunmathi) atoll

Haa Alifu Atoll also known as Thiladhunmathi atoll is the northernmost group of islands in the Maldives. While other Maldivian regions over the past two decades have overgrown with resorts, Haa Alifu  Read More

Noonu Atoll

Noonu Atoll

Noonu atoll in the Maldives is a bright spot of the newest tourist phenomena, including some of the most luxurious resorts recently opened for tourism. Think about Soneva Jani, Cheval Blanc Randheli and Read More

Shaviyani Atoll

Shaviyani Atoll

Shaviyani atoll is one of the northern island groups of the Maldives lying about 270 km north of Male airport. Expect are a chic and stylish resorts, ideal for those who want to get away from it all. Shaviyani Read More

Haa Dhaalu Atoll

Haa Dhaalu Atoll

Escape from the ordinary to one of the best atolls in Maldives, Haa Dhaalu. About 320 km north of Malé, for families or intimate celebrations this tropical sanctuary in northern part of Maldivesl is accessible Read More

Maldives' Southern Atolls

Dhaalu Atoll

Dhaalu Atoll

Dhaalu Atoll also known as South Nilandhe Atoll is a relatively unspoilt atoll of the Maldives located 150 km southwest of Malé airport. Perfect tropical paradise, Dhaalu separates from neighbor Faafu atoll Read More

 

Gaafu (Huvadhoo) Atoll

Gaafu (Huvadhoo) Atoll

Gaafu, or Huvadhoo is not only the second largest atoll in the Maldives it is also on the list of the top 10 largest natural atolls in the world. Located in the southern part of the Maldives 50 km above Read More

Seenu Atoll (Addu City)

Seenu Atoll (Addu City)

Addu city also known as Seenu is south of the equator being the southernmost atoll and an exclusive destination for a retreat in style in Maldives. The Atoll is the main economic and administrative Read More

lBaa Atoll and mantas

Laamu (Haddhunmathi) Atoll

The hidden secret of the Indian Ocean - Laam atoll or Haddumathi is formed by the largest islands in the Maldives archipelago, three of which by local standards can be considered gigantic. Six Senses is Read More

Faafu Atoll (North Nilandhe)

Faafu (North Nilandhe) Atoll

Faafu atoll is a magical world in the Maldives filled with absolute silence except for the fresh breath of a breeze and the delicate whisper of waves melting in corn sand. In more than a hundred  Read More

Meemu Atoll

Meemu Atoll

Perfect choice for couples, honeymooners and divers, Meemu Atoll aka Mulaku is a group of 33 islands in the Maldives is about 140 km south of Male airport. The whole area has just opened to tourism Read More

Thaa Atoll (Kolhumadulu Atoll)

Thaa (Kolhumadulu) Atoll

Well regarded for its diving and surf breaks, the unspoilt Thaa Atoll is home to COMO Maalifushi is the first and only resort in the archipelago's southern atoll. Its culturally appropriate architecture  Read More

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Beach or Water Villa?

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