Hanifaru Bay

If you are planning to visit the Maldives from May to December, then the Hanifaru Bay can offer some of the outstanding underwater experiences in the Maldives. It is one of the largest Manta hotspots in the world and tourists can feed them under supervision. To reach the bay, you have to be on the Baa Atoll.

Compared to the other tourist locations in the Maldives, Baa Atoll does not have many inhabitants and the location of the Hanifaru Bay falls under the UNESCO biosphere reserve. Today, this is a protected marine reserve that is home to manta rays, vibrantly colored coral reefs, and plenty of nutrient-rich zooplankton. This is why, at Hanifaru Bay; tourists can witness the mass feeding of manta rays that are an exciting combination of chaotic whirlpools and the energetic splash of water all around the island.