Swim with the manta rays
Get up close and personal with these incredible creatures at Milaidhoo Island Maldives
Milaidhoo Island Maldives, secluded on its own private island in Baa Atoll, is the perfect place for manta ray viewing. From June to November, these gentle giants flock to Baa Atoll’s UNESCO world biosphere reserve, Hanifaru Bay – one of the world’s largest manta ray feeding hubs. The bay’s plankton-studded waters are just a 12-minute speedboat ride from Milaidhoo’s 50 private, thatched-roof villas.
With the resort’s snorkelling excursions guided by Ocean Stories Aquatic Centre and the on-site marine biologist, guests can dive into waters teaming with manta rays. Excursions typically take place in small groups, with the option of a private tour, ensuring that these vulnerable creatures aren’t disturbed. After a swim beside these ocean giants in glistening waters, be sure to conclude the evening with a picnic on the resort’s tranquil white-sand beaches.