BAA ATOLL RESORTS COLLECTION
Baa Atoll's inhabitants are spread over 13 islands as well as over a variety of resorts. The atoll is famous for its lacquer work and the fine woven cotton sarong, called a feyli, though today it's a big centre of tourism, and contains some of the country's most exclusive resorts. In 2011, the entire atoll was designated a Unesco World Biosphere Reserve for its superb biological diversity. The designation was mainly due to the extraordinary wealth of marine life at Hanifaru Huraa, where whale sharks and manta rays both breed."