Seenu (Addu) Atoll

Seenu (Addu) Atoll

Southernmost atoll, situated right at equator. It stretches 15 km southnorth and 18 km eastwest. The atoll is composed of five islands: northern Meeddhoo and western Hithadhoo, Gan, Feydhoo and Maradhoo, joined by bridges. An airport is functioning on Gan island, there’s also a tourist hotel. Large Hithadhoo is the second most populated island after Male with its 12 000 inhabitants. Green and lovely Feydhoo and Maradhoo rustle with coconut palms leafs, nature provided them with tiny bays where fishing villages settled. Visitors of Gan hotel will be pleassantly surprised with the opportunity to visit near staying islands at any time, and explore life of the local population.

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Gan is an island that could hardly be called a fairy place, yet it is charming on its own. Enlightened unpretentious iteriors ot 78 bungalows with windows looking at the blossming garden and fitted  with cane furniture. On the territory of Equador village hotel, welcoming guests on this island, are provided a swimming pool and a small artificial beach, one can also come down to the beach, where coconut palms Equator-Villagegrow. Though Gan beaches can not be compared to other Maldivian islands. This place will be plainly appreciated by divers, attracked by reasonable prices and wonderful diving spots at proximity of the island. Kitchen is without fancy. Guests are proposed tennis and squash courts, windsurfing and diving schools. In the hotel one can rent a bike,a car or a motobike for traveling to neighbor islands.

Though it is easy to get to Feydhoo on foot, and Maldivians will be glad to confide you a secret of dhony construction. Don’t miss the opportunity swimming-poolto have a look at local tee-shops of Gan and Feydhoo, and give a try to local national kitchen. Eastern corners of Addu atoll, Meedhoo and Heretere are worth visiting. Small green island Fua-Mulaku will be interesting for tourists with ruins of an ancient temple, on this island they grow fruit and vegetables. Gan will be appreciated by underwater explorers and exotic Maldivian culture fans. But those who seek a piece of paradize would better look for some other island.

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