Things to do
Fit for the silver screen, the beaches are where Raa Atoll shines. Sip cocktails on the sand at sunset, swim in azure waters and curl up with a book in the shade of tall green palms. For a mesmerising natural light show, take to the shores of Vaadhoo Island at dusk and watch the blue-green glow of the tide as plankton luminesce in the surf.
Manta rays, turtles, reef sharks – Raa Atoll has it all. The diverse ecosystem of the Maldivian archipelago gives life to a huge variety of exotic underwater species. And the wildlife on land is equally intriguing – on one island look up into the canopies for flying foxes and white terns, on another spot geckos, skinks and lizards sunning themselves on rocks.
Scuba diving is a mainstay in the Maldives, and Raa Atoll is no exception. The topography of the reefs and the array of submerged islands makes for a stunning underwater playground. The Labyrinth is an especially popular dive site, with triggerfish, napoleons and large rays drifting between canyons and tunnels.