Kaafu Atoll, also known as Kaafu Atolhu in the local Dhivehi language. It is located in the Maldives’ central region and is made up of a number of islands and atolls, including Kaashidhoo Island, Gahaafaru Atoll, and Malé Atoll. The atoll lies between 4°45′ and 4°16′ North Latitude and 73°25′ and 73°42′ East Longitude.
Kaafu Atoll consists of 27 inhabited islands and several uninhabited islands. The capital of the atoll is Malé, which is not part of the Kaafu administrative division but is located within the Kaafu Atoll’s North Malé Atoll.
With a population of over 200,000 people, the atoll covers an area of approximately 960 square kilometers and is the Maldives’ most populous administrative division. The majority of the population resides on the island of Malé, which also serves as the Maldives’ commercial and political center.
Malé Atoll is the largest atoll in the Kaafu Atoll, consisting of the North Malé Atoll and the South Malé Atoll. It is made up of 26 islands, with 13 of them inhabited. The atoll is famous for its breathtaking natural beauty, which includes crystal-clear waters and pristine white-sand beaches.
The North Malé Atoll is well-known for its diving and snorkeling opportunities, with a number of world-class dive sites nearby. Banana Reef, HP Reef, and Nassimo Thila are among the most popular dive sites. The South Malé Atoll is also well-known for its natural beauty and a number of popular dive sites, such as Kandooma Thila and Cocoa Corner.
Aside from diving and snorkeling, water sports such as surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are popular on the Kaafu Atoll. The atoll has a number of popular surf spots, including the well-known Cokes surf break on Thulusdhoo Island.
Tourism is a significant industry in the Kaafu Atoll, with many resorts and guesthouses spread across the various islands. The atoll is known for its luxury resorts and high-end facilities, as well as its well-developed tourism infrastructure.
The Maldives’ Kaafu Atoll is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning natural beauty, world-class diving and snorkeling, and luxury resorts. Malé, the atoll’s capital, is also the Maldives’ commercial and political center, making Kaafu Atoll an important administrative division of the country.