Thaa Atoll (Maldives)
Thaa Atoll (Kolhumadulu Atoll) is an administrative division of the Maldives. It corresponds to the natural atoll of the same name. The ancient name of the island was Kolhumaduva during the time of King Koimala who united all atolls of the Maldives under one Kingdom for the first time. There are 66 islands in the atoll; 13 islands are inhabited.
The waters surrounding this atoll are good fishing areas and some islands house fish processing plants. There are important Buddhist archaeological remains in the island of Kinbidhoo, including a large ruined stupa.
Things to See & Do
* Scuba diving
* Island excursions
* Archaeological remains on Kinbidhoo island
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR)
Language – Dhivehi
Population – 13,850 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 960
Travel Links – Thaa Atoll is accessible by speed boat from the capital Male.
All visitors to the Maldives arrive at Malé International Airport located on Hulhulé Island right next to the capital Male. The airport is served by a wide array of flights to China, India, Sri Lanka, Dubai and major airports in South-East Asia, as well as an increasing number of charters from Europe. Many flights stop in Colombo (Sri Lanka) on the way.