The InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resorts new Manta Ray Experience celebrates the ocean and its eternal beauty. The Manta Ray Experience package addresses the curiosity and adventure lust of the resort’s guests, bundling the must-try experiences surrounding manta rays together in one comprehensive package. The Manta Trust team and Marine Biologist based at the resort, have prepared a range of fun and educational experiences for all ages to enjoy. Guests can join different talks about the manta rays in the Maldives, their relatives around the world and how they are researched and protected. They can aslo join a manta excursion seeking manta rays within the Raa Atoll and the surrounding areas. And, should there be an unidentified manta sighted during the excursion, guests can name the manta and will receive updates on their whereabouts whenever sighted by the Manta Trust team
InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort Manta Ray Experience
While the Manta Retreat comprises of an even deeper dive into the world of manta rays, with hands-on experiences in manta research and exploration, The Manta Ray Experience offer provides a great overview of everything manta related. The project is set up to educate guests on the oceans, to learn and get excited by the mysteries lying beneath the oceans’ surface, but most of all, to enjoy the beauty and fascination of marine life.
The resort’s lagoon is a known juvenile manta ray aggregation point and with the partnership with the resort-based Manta Trust. The goal is to learn more about these gentle giants, their movements and how to protect them, their natural habitat and monitor their migration behaviour. While there is never a guarantee to spot manta rays, the chances of a manta encounter within the lagoon of Maamunagau island are great from December to April, while excursions to the world-famous manta feeding point in Hanifaru Bay, Baa Atoll, are offered from June to November as well.
InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort began working in collaboration with the Manta Trust in 2019. The resort is home to a large and healthy population of manta rays and The Manta Trust is one of the world’s leading manta ray research organisations. Using co-ordinated global research to aid conservation efforts surrounding manta rays, their relatives and their habitats, the Manta Trust aims to achieve global conservation through Research, Education and Collaboration.