An administrative division in the west of the Maldives, Baa Atoll consists of three natural atolls made up of 75 islands, 57 of which are uninhabited. Baa Atoll is the only UNESCO listed Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives, known for its high biodiversity and home to Hanifaru Bay, the largest gathering of manta rays on earth and one of the only whale shark mating sites in the world. Boasting some of the best diving and snorkelling spots in the world, many of the islands are home to luxury resorts providing wonderful spa’s, restaurants and clubs. Along with its renowned scuba, boating, and watersports, Baa Atoll is famous for its delicious fish, lacquer work and distinct woven cotton sarongs (feyli).