The resorts in Laamu atoll are not known to be numerous, but more than makes up with the quality and the diverse natural beauty of the atoll.
Also known by locals as Haddunmathi, the Laamu Atoll is formed by barrier reefs, lush tropical islands formed on the top, and stunning dive sites formed on the bottom. A population of over 12,000 resides in the 12 inhabited islands of the atoll. Rest is untouched by man or made into Laamu Atoll Resorts.
The atoll is uniquely blessed even by the high standards of Maldives, giving the Laamu Atoll resorts a distinctive edge over the others. The Laamu Atoll is home to a unique set of tropical plants and natural formations rarely seen in the Maldives.
A prime example of this would be the Gan island of Laamu Atoll. Adjoined by causeways to 4 other islands, Gan is considered one of the largest and naturally blessed islands in the Maldives. Bombarded with palm trees and lush tropical vegetation, the island of Gan is home to the iconic Paree Fengan'du. One of the wonders of Maldives. Surrounded by tall Mangroves, it's said that no one can reach the bottom of this lake. Divers have tried in the past, only to have found their attempts futile.
Of course, the wonders are not only constricted to the Gan island of Laamu Atoll. Ancient remains and evidence of pre-Muslim civilization can be found on Dhabidhoo, Mundhoo, and Isdhoo. From December to April, hundreds of dragonflies can be seen on Maarah. And there is always the luxury of Laamu Atoll Resorts.
The ancient remains and hitsorical artifacts that can be found in Laamu, makes it one of the most interesting atolls in Maldives. The island of Isdhoo is said to be directly limked with the origin myth of the Maldives. The island is where the exiled prince "Koimala" set foot in the Maldives. The atoll also features proof of budhist civilization before the the country embraced the way of islam. Hatteli is such an ancient buddist stupa, just south of Gan's Mukurimagu. Though after converting to islam, the old idols were destroyed by the islanders and reused as building materials. Hatteli remains a must see place in Laamu Atoll to discover the mysterious past of Maldives.
Though resorts in Laamu Atoll lack in number, the few ones at the atoll are worth experiencing. Resorts such as Six Senses Laamu are well-known throughout the country. This iconic Laamu Atoll resort is famous for its tropical fringed surroundings, white sandy, beaches, and the gorgeous pieces of architecture that utilizes the bountiful surrounding. It's safe to say that a stay in one of the Laamu Atoll Resorts will be a blissful one.