This new extraordinary and lovely island, which has an elliptical shape with a wonderful white sandy beach and a rich vegetation has been recently opened in Baa- Atoll. The amusing vegetation seen on this island cannot be found in any other resort in the Maldives. However, the most outstanding and unique feature of this island, besides the fantastic white sandy beach, is the 1600 SQM large freshwater lake which is built as a biotope in the middle of the island. In this unique lake, with a lot of water lilies and aquatic plants, there is a swimming area without chlorine where you can relax with a calming swim. This Biotope pool is the first of its kind in Asia. This picturesque lake is surrounded by 20 m high mangrove trees on one side and 20 m high palm trees on the other side. This island with its freshwater lake and the rich vegetation is unique in the Maldives. There is no other island like this in the Maldives. Due to the natural values of the atoll, Baa-Atoll was designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere in 2011.One of the best natural attractions include the attractive Hanifaru in Baa Atoll which is an uninhabited island with a natural underwater bay. Locally known as Vandumaafaru adi, the bay is home to a large number of whale sharks, grey sharks, manta rays and also a nursery for these species.