HAA ALIFU ATOLL RESORTS COLLECTION
Haa Alif Atoll, formally known as Thiladhunmathi Uthuruburi, is the northernmost and third largest Atoll in the administrative division of the Maldives with the Atoll Code: HA. In 1958, Thiladhunmathi was divided in two, separating the Northern and Southern area of the Geographic Atoll. After the division, the new administrative Atoll in the north tip of the island nation was named Haa Alif Atoll (Northern Thiladhunmathi). Being the northernmost Atoll, Haa Alif is the closest area of Maldives to the neighbouring countries; India & Sri Lanka.
Haa Alif Atoll is made up of 43 coral islands, of which 14 are inhabited by local citizens, with the Capital Island being Dhidhdhoo. Out of the dozen uninhabited islands, 3 have been made into the following tourist resorts; Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, J Resort Alidhoo, and JA Manafaru. A historical monument (Utheemu Ganduvaru) is present in this Atoll, which can be explored once visiting Utheemu Island – birthplace of the Maldivian Hero: Sultan Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam. Northern Thiladhunmathi can also be a delight for scuba divers to visit as it has an excellent dive site known as ‘Baarah Thila’ and a shipwreck site: ‘Maadho Wreck.’