Hanifaru Bay


Hanifaru Bay

Hanifaru Bay is a renowned snorkelling destination and an important feeding and breeding location for manta rays and whale sharks that is a must-see if you’re in the Maldives.

THE appeal:

  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim with manta rays and/or whale sharks.

  • Learn about the Baa Atoll Unesco World Biosphere Reserve and the animals it inhabits from Marine Biologists.

LOCATION: Baa Atoll, Maldives


  • YEAR-ROUND for whale sharks!

  • May to August (possibly to November) for manta rays.


  • Boat ride from your resort!


  • Confirm with your resort ahead of time that they have access to this area (not all resorts do).

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