Welcome to Noonu

The 2011 decision to create the Edu Faru National Marine Park here, the first of its kind in Maldives, put the atoll on the map. However, the laudable project – which seeks to protect the Edu Faru Archipelago of nine uninhabited islands on the eastern side of the atoll from development and fishing – seems to have derailed somewhat due to a lack of interest from the Maldivian government since the coup of 2012. Though the national park has not yet materialised, the atoll's resorts have virtually exclusive access to dive sites within the proposed park boundaries, making them a popular choice with divers.

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