From Gan Island, which was a RAF base until 1976, a scenic ride of swaying palms, coastal roads lined with cafes and smiling locals takes you the length of 4 islands (Gan, Feydhoo, Maradhoo and Hithadhoo) joined together by causeways. Hop on a ferry and three more islands can be reached. With Bicycles to leisurely cycle through the scenery, excursions to take you island hopping and fishing, comfy air-conditioned vans with experienced drivers to cruise around the islands, you explore at your own pace.
Sights of Addu
The resort organizes trips for guests who wish to go out and about on their own. Cycling or by Bicycle, the three linked islands offer some of the most special, scenic views. Sunset by the mangroves and swamps are always a special moment as the last of the sun’s golden rays linger over the swampy waters, giving an illusion swamp filled with liquid gold. With lovely mangroves balancing the eco system, and exotic birds like white terns locally known as ‘dhondheeni’ found only in selective tropical lands such as this, dotting the fresh blue skies, Addu is without doubt exquisitely special.
This is the last inhabited atoll for miles, and standing on the edge of the lush lands looking onto the vast Indian ocean where fisherman brave the seas, one can’t help but feel the swell of adventure rise in their hearts.
Snorkeling in the house reef is a wonderful way to see the pristine unbleached coral formations uniquely found in Addu. Spend a couple of hours exploring the vibrant corals and underwater life along the outer reefs of Equator Village and nearby lagoons. The Dive center at Equator Village – Diverland is always ready and raring to take both the novice and experienced on exciting underwater adventures
The resort provides culinary tours within the atoll, where guests could take cooking lessons provided by locals or even try local delicacies such as Addu Bondi – a favorite amongst tourists and locals, (a local fine delicacy made of sweetened coconut, palm sugar and rosewater), Naaroa Faloodha (a sweetmeat made with breadfruit and flavoured with jasmine).
For the more adventurous, adrenaline pumping water sports such as jet-skiing, banana boat rides, water skiing or perhaps if guests prefer a quieter time on the waters, a canoe ride or paddle boats will be available at the resorts' water sports centre. A qualified team of instructors are available at the resort to ensure that your time on the water is safe and fun filled.