Addu City (Seenu Atoll)
Everything You Need to Know about Addu Atoll
Addu City also known as Addu or Seenu atoll is south of the equator being the southernmost atoll and an exclusive destination for a retreat in style in Maldives. Addu Atoll, is steeped in history and culture, home to remnants of the British colonial endeavour, a unique dialect and some of the country’s most esteemed scholars and businessmen. Now more commonly referred to as Addu City, it’s the country’s largest population centre after Malé.
Together with Fuvahmulah island, which is part of th
e Gnaviyani atoll, that is located 52 km north of Addu Atoll they form the southern border of the Maldives Republic, expanding to the south of the equator.
Addu Atoll is the main economic and administrative center in the south of Maldives rivaling Male in importance and magnitude. The second international airport in the Maldives located on Gan Island and the luxurious resort of Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa play an important role in the development of the tourism industry of the Maldives.
GIA, with its restored and expanded runway, serves around 30 international flights, which include charters and private jets during peak months. Meanwhile, domestic operations average at 160 flights per month. From Male Airport you can conveniently fly to Gan International Airport. Alternatively, you can choose to fly to Colombo and take a direct flight from Colombo to Gan via Sri Lankan Airlines. South African Airlines (SAA) started direct flights from Johannesburg to Gan in December 2018.
Getting around is fairly easy in Addu atoll. You can rent bicycles or scooters. Taxis are always available. Bus services and ferries are also regularly operated. It is also nice to walk around the island. There are 3 banks in Addu atoll, Bank of Maldives, State bank of India and Maldives Islamic Bank. ATMs are available and you can usually withdraw cash from your credit cards.
Best Hotels in Addu Atoll
Shangri La's Villingili Resort & Spa
Located to the south of the equator on Addu Atoll, Shangri La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives is an ultra luxury resort Read More
Equator Village Resort
Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a private beach area, Equator Village is located in Gan. There are plenty of snorkeling Read More
South Palm Resort Maldives
South Palm Resort Maldives is accessible by a short 10-minute speedboat ride from Gan International Airport in Addu. Read More
Canareef Resort Maldives
Situated on an island spanning 4.5 km, Canareef Resort Maldives offers accommodation in Meedhoo, the southernmost atoll Read More
Budget Travel in Addu Atoll
Hithadhoo is the beautiful island, that offers a perfect retreat to relax and enjoy a wonderful budget holiday in Addu Atoll, Maldives. Located in the atoll's north edge the island seaside Read More
Gan Island is not a typical Maldivian experience. It is off the beaten path and isn’t one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island. The island offers visitors the rare Read More
The Midu island is an excellent place to spent holidays on island Gan apart from resorts. No beaches for swimming on Midu Island, but extremly friendly town people, lodge offers activities Read More
Fuvahmulah is an island-atoll in the Maldives. Located on the equator between the two southern atolls of Addu and Huvadhu, Fuvahmulah is the unique and most beautiful island in the country Read More...
Diving in Addu Atoll
Addu Atoll is the only area in the Maldives that was not affected by the 1998 global coral bleaching. Addu “Seenu” Atoll is internationally famous for its wreck dives, large manta rays, sharks Read More
Beach or Water Villa?
Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly revamped to cater to the needs of families visiting this tropical island. Special kidsRead More
10 Romantic Dining Experiences
The Maldives is a breathtaking destination with it's paper-white sands, azure lagoons, and seclude island vibes. Dining and romance go hand in hand in the Maldives.The restaurants and destinationRead More
6 Underwater Restaurants
Dining under the sea is a growing trend in the Maldives that enables diners to enjoy a great food and incredible underwater views all at once. The 6 breathtaking underwater restaurants in Maldives must toRead More
Maldives Hotel Reviews
Some of the best hotels and resorts in the Maldives are already included in this list, and the good part of them offers the best prices. We will constantly add new hotels, so regularly check for the best dealsRead More
10 Best Local Islands for Snorkeling
Want to snorkel with manta rays, whale sharks and sea turtles or maybe above scenic house reef on your next budget trip in the Maldives? The Maldives is one of theRead More
10 Exclusive Resorts in Maldives
The Maldives is paradise destination that should be on the bucket list of every discerning travelers. There's a special breed of hotels there that cater to the most tasteful of luxury travelersRead More
Maldives Luxury Guide
Here's the best of Maldives for luxury travellers. We've compiled the finest recommendations of places to stay, ranging from the most celebrated five-star resorts to luxurious private islands Read More
Maldives Romantic Guide
The ultimate ‘flop and drop' and honeymoon destination, the Maldives is the playground for the most amazing and finest utilization of each second of this extremely valuable and hopeful time with each other in tota Read More
Maldives Budget Guide
Budget travellers choose Maldives as their destination of choice thanks to the variety of affordable stays Read More
Maldives Family Guide
Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly Read More