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Rental basis: Room with shared facilities
Number of bedrooms: 4; Number of other rooms with beds: 0
Addu City also known as Addu atoll is the southern most atoll in the Maldives archipelago. The islands of Addu Atoll, are unique in every aspect. The people, the size of the islands, culture and way of life all have their uniqueness. Addu Atoll together with Fuahmulaku island, which is located 30km north of Addu atoll extends Maldives to southern hemisphere crossing the equator. Addu atoll is located approximately 478 km south of Male’.
The atoll is about 18 kilometers wide, 15 kilometers long and posses a shape of a heart in its formation. The atoll has some of the largest islands in the country and has a formidable coral reef formation on the northern side of the atoll which joins the house reef of the islands on west side making it the largest stretch of coral reef formation in the country.
The atolls western side covers a chain of Large islands. The island of Gan, Feydhu, Maradhu Feydhu,maradhu and Hithadhu from south to north respectively and On the eastern side are Hulhumeedhoo followed from the Luxury Resort Herathera Island, Gesskalhuhera, Mulikolhu, Villingili Shangri La Resort and Kandihera. All islands are closely located; landscape of the atoll is mainly dominated by coconut palm trees, tropical shrubs and tropical trees.
Addu Atoll also houses the largest beach area in the Maldives which spreads to the length of the atoll, even though recent infrastructural developments namely Addu paved link road project, necessitated to consolidate some of the beach areas on one side of inhabited islands the beautiful white sandy beaches still surrounds the major portion of Addu land mass. The largest beach is located in Hulhumeedhoo Island.
The weather in Addu atoll is glorious as other parts of the Maldives, unlike other atolls of Maldives Addu Atoll posses a natural anchorage with in the atoll basin, as the atoll is land locked with large islands surrounding the atoll, resulting a fascinating natural harbor which is very calm and very safe for sea vessels at all times and has no effect on seasonal changes. The atoll possesses four channels, which lead into the inside. In the north it is the Kuda Kandu and Maa Kandu, in the south the Gan Kandu, as well as southeast the broad Villingili Kandu.
Addu Atoll was a major military base for the British Royal Army until Maldives got independence in 1965 and afterwards had a sufficient military presence till 1976, the islands of Addu Atoll were home to those Britain’s who served in the Royal Army for many years, though they were stationed in Gan. Addu atoll is considered the place where the first taste of development was felt in the Maldives. The Island of Gan, even today itself depicts the development, where it has been completely transformed not only to an air base, but with all the physical infrastructure and other amenities needed. Even today Gan Island Posses the most fascinating infrastructural and landscape sceneries in the country with amazing vegetation, palms, tropical bushes, floral gardens and grass fields all contributing to the breath taking beauty of the island.
Addu Atoll is the second populous city apart from Male’. The people of Addu are very friendly and hospitable, caring and helping each other is an integral part of Adduans daily life. Addu people speak in a very unique language which is only limited to the atoll and take an extra ordinary pride for Adduans and it derives a sense freedom and independence for the atoll , Most of the people speak good English, as they were employed in former British Raf Base in Gan which also exposed them to experience working with westerners. The result has been very favorable as every Aadduan has tendency to welcome foreigners at all times as they know how to respond confidently to every need which they may have. The atoll’s capital is Hithadhu with a population of aboutThere are six administrative islands in Addu Atoll. Hithadhu has secondary and higher secondary schools, a regional hospital, Regional telecommunication Center, an asphalt road connecting from Gan-hithadhu (the first of it’s kind in Maldives), a fish processing plant, and garment factories and a regional port ( under construction) to cater for ocean going vessels.
The Gan International airport is served by daily flights from Male’ and it is the main mode of passenger traffic between Male' and Addu Atoll. Causeways are built connecting the islands of Gan, Feydhu, Maradhu and Hithadhu, making the largest land mass in Maldives.
Addu Atoll Meedhoo situated on the beautiful peninsulic northeastern tip of Addu Atoll, Koagannu is the oldest cemetery in the country where important personages have been entombed. Tomb Stones in this cemetery shows the craftsmanship and the creativity of the early inhabitants of this island.
Frequent daily ferry services available to nearby Gan island and other inhabited islands and local ferry one ticket is approximately Usd5.00 per person one way. Speedboat and local Dhoni (small fishing boats) rentals are also available.
Rental Basis: Room with shared facilities
Dining table, Seating area, Sofa, Boat, Outdoor furniture, Towels (free), Airport shuttle, Car rental, View - city, View - garden, View - nature, No heating, No swimming pool,
Eating area, Common area, Living room, Laundry,