Vakkaru Maldives brings its First-Ever ‘Baa Atoll Big Five’ Safari

PUBLISHED June 17, 2021 | updated June 17, 2021 04:31

As a feature of the tenth anniversary celebrations welcomes guests on the Baa Atoll Big Five safari, an extraordinary opportunity to explore the underwater marvels encompassing the extravagance resort.

The safari features five of the most dearest creatures that can be seen in Baa Atoll, ones that sea lovers from over the world consistently request to see while visiting Vakkaru. They are Manta Rays, routinely seen at Hanifaru Bay close to Vakkaru from May to November every year; Whale Sharks, the world's largest fish found in Baa Atoll from May to November; Turtles, including hawksbills and green turtles that are found in Baa Atoll all year; Dolphins, regularly spotted on Vakkaru's dolphin watching cruises; Sharks, including nurse, whitetip reef and blacktip reef sharks is seen frequently at the dive sites in Baa Atoll.

Customized trips are offered by the dive-centre team which includes a selection of special experiences that maximizes the visitors’ chances of seeing the big five creatures of Baa Atoll by themselves. Private cruises to Hanifaru Bay can come to an end with a celebratory champagne and canapes after a successful manta ray or whale shark sighting. Visits to isolated sandbanks can be organized for private picnics or sundowner special teas after dolphin watching cruises. Visits to turtle reef can be merged with conservation work that protects the threatened species of the Indian Ocean. Apart from this, Vakkaru’s F&B team can also arrange Big Five Feasts for all guests who witness all five creatures on just one trip. 

Vakkaru’s Dive Centre team can organize visits to every one of these momentous settings while any individual who visits the retreat over the rest of 2021 will be able to enjoy substantially more. Throughout the rest of the year, the continuous 50 Shades of Blue programme will celebrate Baa Atoll's 10th anniversary as the Maldives' first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve by facilitating an array of special events. A distinct focal point will come in mid-August, when a week-long 50 Shades of Blue celebration will see the resort have residencies by ocean specialists; musical performances and a extravagant pool party; a series of special dining experiences; creative kids’ activities; thrilling ocean endeavors; and a range of rejuvenating wellness offerings.

The resort’s expert marine biologist has also created a guide to Baa Atoll’s Top Five Dive Sites. They are Maavaru Thila, the walls of Maavaru Caves, Mutafushi Thila, Miyaru Thila and Barracuda Thila. 


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