About the island
Island

Dharavandhoo

Atoll

Baa

Population

Known for


Dharavandhoo (Dhivehi: ދަރަވަންދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of Baa Atoll. The island is 116.53 km (72 mi; 63 nmi) north of the country's capital, Malé. This island is surrounded by clear waters known as Dharavandhoo Thila and Hanifaru Bay; which are famous amongst divers around the world, for it is a sanctuary for a variety of marine life, including manta rays and whale sharks. This globally renowned eco-life zone is now strictly protected by law.