The southernmost part of the Maldivian archipelago, Addu Atoll has a unique and fascinating history.
Adduans are proudly independent, with their own dialect, cuisine and culture. The atoll was historically one of the most developed parts of the Maldives. According to sources, Meedhoo island of Addu has some of the earliest settlements in the Maldives.
History of Addu
The British Royal Air Force had a base in Gan island until the late 1970s (it’s now the international airport), and Adduans enjoyed free healthcare courtesy of the British, long before such services arrived in other parts of the Maldives.
Equator Village Maldives is built on what used to be the RAF’s Sergeant’s Mess. The old colonial buildings still stand, and have been tastefully converted and renovated with the modern traveller in mind. Set amidst a tropical garden where native species such as coconut, bilimbi, and frangipani thrive on manicured lawns, guests can choose to stay in ocean-view rooms or opt for the quieter rooms facing the gardens.