Within the UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE of Baa Atoll in the Republic of the Maldives lies a reef island composed entirely of sediment produced on the surrounding coral “faru” or reefs, 85% it is suggested, by parrotfish, the fish grinding up coral during feeding and, after digesting the edible content, excrete the rest as sand, creating the powder soft, brilliant white sands that encircle the island. A study was published in the journal Geology in 2015 with this interesting fact after having taken samples and surveys on the reefs around Vakkaru island. This stunning package includes for a 7 night Half Board stay in a Beach Villa. Valid for departures 02 Sep – 14 October 2019. Available from London Gatwick, Manchester & Glasgow. Upgrade to an Over Water Villa from £171pppn. Upgrade to Business Class from £2,279pp return.