The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll holds an underwater wonder. This pristine paradise is renowned for its breathtaking gatherings of manta rays and whale sharks at Hanifaru Bay. Here, snorkelers are treated to a mesmerising spectacle as barrel-rolling chains of mantas and graceful whale sharks feast on the concentrated plankton in the narrow bay.
But now, in the heart of this aquatic haven, Four Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru unveils the Maldives' first Hologram Room, where you can virtually swim alongside mantas. This innovative installation offers an extraordinary opportunity to explore the underwater wonders even if you don't want to go diving or snorkeling. Inspired by the real manta rays that grace the surrounding waters, the Hologram Room creates a mesmerizing, dry-land adventure.
Inside, you'll find unique hologram programs that bring the ocean's magic to life. Dive alongside manta rays, dance with humpback whales, marvel at seahorses, and witness the astounding mimic octopus. These holographic wonders are based on the actual creatures that inhabit the Maldives' vibrant seas.
Guests of all ages can enjoy two daily sessions, each lasting 30 to 45 minutes, at the Marine Discovery Centre. Equipped with a dedicated wand, you'll navigate through the state-of-the-art Hologram Room, immersing yourself in a life-size underwater wonderland. It's an adventure that will cast a spell on young explorers and open their eyes to an entirely new world.
Whether you choose to visit the Hologram Room on its own or as an addition to your real-life manta ray adventure, be sure to book your spot in advance, as space is limited. Children aged four and above can join in on the magic, but they must be accompanied by an adult.