Addu City (Seenu) is located just south of the equator in the Maldives, and is the southernmost atoll in the Maldives archipelago. It is shaped like a heart, spanning 18 km in width and 15 km in length. The capital is Hithadhoo, with a population of over 45,905(2015)
There are 24 islands in Addu City Atoll with 20 of them still uninhabited. The islands on the western end Gan, Feydhoo, Maradhoo and Hitadhoo are interconnected by a causeway-like barrier reef, protecting against the fluctuating tides. The water level can vary as much as half a meter on either side during the tidal changes.
The islands are all very beautiful, with many coconut trees and greenery, and the communities living there take good care to keep Addu Seenu clean and tidy. Some island communities are so small the mail can be addressed to the individual houses on the island. Houses are mostly built of coral rocks and usually have luscious gardens brimming with fruit trees bearing bananas and coconuts.
Addu City Atoll is internationally famous for its wreck dives, large manta rays, sharks, turtles and bigger fish in general, all throughout the year, as opposed to an abundance of smaller reef fish. It is also known for its brilliant coral patches in the north and broad barrier reefs with several islands on the east and west. There are a total of four kandus in this atoll, Gan Kandu, Viligili Kandu, Maa Kandu and Kuda Kandu. There are a few caves studded around the region, however relatively few in comparison with the other atolls in the Maldives.
Currents are not as forceful as in other parts of the Maldives, so it is a great dive location for novice scuba divers looking for a thrilling dive excursion. The channels can be navigated with relative ease, with the average depth within the atoll at 35 meters, and a maximum depth of 75 meters in the center. There are several different dialects in the south of the Maldives, so certain words are pronounced differently, for example Kandu is Kanda, Faru is Fara and Giris are Galhas. The following links have some more information for your travel to Addu Atoll in Maldives.
The name Addu Seenu stems from the island of Addu, just south of Gan. In 1959, Addu was worked on by the British who erected the Gan Airfield. The distance from Addu Atoll to the closest island in the Chagos Archipelago is about 520 km, with only a deep vast ocean inbetween. This atoll has several popular dive sites, and remains top notch for sighting larger marine life, and exploring ancient wrecks in the Maldivian depths.
An island style lodge, a home with the charm of a Maldivian village by the turquoise sea, simple yet elegant in design, with excellent facilities that offers great value for money.
Features Four large luxurious guest rooms, each with air conditioning, modern bathroom, hot and cold water, Free Wi-Fi access, cable TV and minibar.
We will collect the deposit upon arrival.
Additional facilities include a well maintained kitchen which can be used by the guests who like to cook their own food, and laundry facilities with full automatic washing machine.
On request, we also offer dining packages for the guest with additional cost.
24 hours reception service, just let us know your wishes. The beach is only a few footsteps away.
Offer many other opportunities for a variety of special interests at holiday for the customers.
Specialized holiday events include; diving, day and night fishing, half day and full day to picnic islands, island hopping, and barbecuing at the white sandy beach and different water sports at the crystal clear waters.
Guests can also snorkel several reefs around the island or take a boat to one of many live coral reefs close by. See fish, stingrays, and every body’s favorite mammal, the friendly dolphins jumping and playing around spreading happiness and joy. Upon request we could also arrange tours to the luxurious breath taking resorts in Addu Atoll as well as to the other islands around.
Property Policy and Conditions:
Check In and Check Out Time
Check-in Time: Our standard check in time is 2:00 pm.
Check-out Time: Our standard check out time is 12:00 noon.
Half day use until 6:00 pm is 50% of the paying rate while Full day use after 6:00 pm is 100% of the paying villa rate. Please note that half day and full day use is subject to availability
We accepts the following International currencies: US Dollar, Euro, Singapore Dollar and British Sterling Pound. In case you are carrying other major currencies, we would be happy to assist you to exchange the same with the local Bank in Maldives. However, there is no guarantee that the currency concerned is acceptable by the local
Bank and hence we encourage you to carry any of the four currencies mentioned above.
In case of cancellation, early departure or reduction of confirmed room, a written notice of cancellation by fax or email must be received on or before 4 days. Prior to arrival. In the event such written notice is not received the Equa Reef reserves the right to charge 100% stay cancellation penalty.
Guest are not allowed to walk around the island with swim wears. However guests can wear their swim wears on excursions and on designated swimming areas in the beach.
Alcoholic beverages are available in the resorts only. Our guests may walk or drop off to Equator Village (5 minutes away) for your favorite cocktail or to sip a beer.
Local Custom Regulation:
We would like to draw your attention to the following important information on local customs regulation:
All passengers coming to Maldives via Air might be asked to go through custom check except for diplomatic passport holders. Passenger’s luggage and other carrying items should go through x-ray machine and if the customs officers needs to have further check on the luggage, it should be opened for inspection.
It’s prohibited by law to import Alcoholic beverages, pornographic materials, pork products, canine pets and idols of worship. Strict penalties shall apply to those attempting to import illegal drugs in to the country.
If you are bringing in a large amount of photographic or diving equipment it’s advisable to inform the hotel of the details prior to your arrival. You may bring a detailed list of your equipment, such as serial numbers to avoid delays at the airport upon arrivals. You will be expected to take them back with you. Import duty is payable for any items left behind.
Guests are required to book their domestic flights in advance from Male’-Gan-Male’ in order to avoid any last minute disappointments.
We are pleased to arrange inter-island transfers from Malé International Airport to Gan International Airport (approx. 550 kilometers – a 70 to 90 minutes) All flights are direct. However, routing is subject to change by the airline which may mean that the flight will have a short stop in another domestic airport to drop off passengers. Guests of Equa are not required to disembark from the aircraft at the time of transit. For latest offers and online booking you may visit the website of ‘Maldivian’ at www.maldivian.aero
From Gan International Airport to Equa Hotel would be a 8 minute drive by a Taxi. Hotel Staff will be there to welcome all our guests.
|Space offered||Entire place|
|Bed type||Real bed|