Rose Atoll is one of the smallest atoll in the World, nearly square in shape with its ocean-side slopes measuring around 1 mile in length. It consists of two low sandy islets known as Rose and Sand. It is an isolated wildlife refuge that includes a lagoon and reef flat.
The main attraction at the Rose Atoll is the Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge that provides shelter to wide variety of marine animals and birds including nesting sea turtles, giant clams, nesting seabirds and rare species of reef fish. Around 270 different species of fish have been found here and some rare sea mammals such as the endangered humpback whale and stenella genus of dolphin have also been spotted in its waters. Rose Atoll offers its visitors with excellent bird-watching, snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities.