BAA atoll is really a group of three atolls, consisting of seventy five small, beautiful sandy islands, many of which are uninhabited, situated on the west of the Maldives atoll chain.
BAA Atoll was designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in June 2011 and has a reef structure that is unique to the Maldives - making it a very special place to dive and explore, and to see rare birds and turtles.
Some of the inhabited islands in the BAA atoll group include Dharavandhoo, Dhonfanu, Eydhafushi, Fehendhoo, Fulhadhoo, Goidhoo, Hithaadhoo, Kamadhoo, Kendhoo, Kihaadhoo, Kudarikilu, Maalhos and Thulhaadhoo.
Situated on the equator in the Indian Ocean, about 375 miles south west of Sri Lanka, BAA atoll is part of the 1200 coral islands that make up the republic of the Maldives are perhaps the ultimate tropical paradise. The majority of the islands are uninhabited, and only 90 have been designated as holiday islands, occupied by one small resort and reached by seaplane or speedboat.
The islands may be idyllic, but the real action is in the sea: there are reefs and lagoons aplenty populated by the most stunning array of brilliantly-coloured fish, with each atoll surrounded by a coral reef, and a reef and a crystal clear lagoon surrounding each island.