Raa Atoll Holidays - A true desert island experience

Raa Atoll may be a little further away from the capital Male than some more popular Maldivian destinations, but its relative isolation makes it one of the most unspoilt atolls currently open to tourism. That said, Raa Atoll’s capital, Ungoofaaru, is still only 136km from Male and can be reached in around 45 minutes by seaplane. You’ll find 88 islands in this sun-drenched atoll, only 16 of which are inhabited – creating a true desert island experience for those fortunate enough to spend time here.

The islanders of Raa Atoll have been traditionally famous as skilled boatbuilding carpenters and it is only relatively recently that the development of an island resort has opened up this area to tourists. Even now, development is limited to a single island, so if it’s splendid isolation you’re looking for this could be the resort for you. Meedhupparu Island is Raa Atoll’s sole resort and offers guests a veritable 5-star luxury experience.