NewsAugust 1, 2019

Celebrate Manta Ray Migration in style at Milaidhoo Island Maldives

In celebration of Manta Ray season, Milaidhoo is offering a 25% discount off stays between June – 1st September 2019 for guests visiting in this period.

Situated in the stunning Baa Atoll, Milaidhoo Island Maldives is in the perfect location to spot magnificent manta rays year-round.


The season began in May, with mantas (Manta alfredi) migrating, in their hundreds, to the atoll’s plankton-rich waters.

Home to a spectacular house-reef and being only 12-minutes by speedboat from Hanifaru Bay, known as the biggest manta feeding station in the world, guests will get the opportunity to swim and snorkel with the ocean’s gentle giants, who feed on nothing bigger than microscopic plankton.

Seasonal visitors will be welcomed with excursions to Hanifaru Bay, coordinated with the Hanifaru Bay park rangers, who are experts in ensuring guests enjoy the most rewarding sighting opportunities. Additionally, Milaidhoo’s resident Marine Biologist will teach them all about the fascinating creatures of the sea.

For those hoping to get even more up close and personal, the team at the Ocean Stories Aquatic Centre at Milaidhoo have identified several secret diving spots, outside of the marine reserve, where divers can enjoy the most private and intimate manta experiences.

Maldivian-owned Milaidhoo Island Maldives opened in November 2016 and is proudly rooted in local island traditions, curating a bespoke selection of experiences to showcase the destination. Set over 13 acres in the Baa Atoll’s beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, each of Milaidhoo’s 50 private villas has been designed by a Maldivian architect with thatched-roof, spacious interiors, generous private pools, and are serviced by dedicated Island Hosts.