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Equator Village

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gan Island
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Gan Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
SamLondon2014 London, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Equator Village is the perfect place to really explore the local way of life in the Maldives. It's setting inside the former RAF base is secluded and very private. The area is full of all varieties of vegetation and mature trees, some of which cannot be found anywhere else in the Maldives (since they were originally planted by the British... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

After living in the Maldives for many years, I finally had the opportunity to visit Addu and decided to stay at Equator Village. The first thing I´d like to point out is that, unlike most resorts in this country, this place gives you the opportunity to experience the local culture any time you want as it is connected to local... More

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Lasko, Slovenia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This was my third time in Maldives, different regarding the first two times, when I was on Kuramathi island and on Fun island. Those two are strictly for tourism, while Equator is also inhabited with locals - on the other islands, connected with bridges. I was disappointed with the beach here,there was a lot of grass on the beach and... More

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Moscow, Russia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The hotel is no-noncence, clean and good. Thank God there's no disco, no karaoke, no nothing noisy! Rooms are spotless clean, tv, tea station, air-conditioner and bathroom facilities work excellently. The meals in an all-inclusive restaurant are just great: the curry dishes they cook are really the best I've ever tasted, and I've been to 5stars hotels!! But the hotel... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

You get a chance to discover life in Maldives with local culture. It is something more than being closed in tourist ghetto. There are possibilities like cycling around group of islands, snorkel trips by boat or boat trip to uninhabited island, etc.

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Marbella, Spain
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27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My first trip to the Maldives was as an NCO with the Royal Air Force in the mid 1970's - the place RAF Gan. The base closed down in 1976 and is now a fashionable luxury resort. So back to the same venue to take a look. The original military facilities on the island have all now been adapted to... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We have just got back from 2 weeks at the Equator Village, the staff are very friendly and so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for all staff members, the food was excellent for choice and taste. The accommodation was a little dated but very comfortable. The free snorkelling excursions are unbelievably good value as was the island hopping trip.... More

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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was stationed on Gan 1970/71 7 was eager to see how much it had changed, so went back on a re-union trip with several other ex-gannites. The Equator Village hotel was the old Sgts Mess, & apart from a coat of paint and a superb swimming pool, nothing had changed. The rooms were basic, but spotlessly clean. Not luxury,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Just returned from this resort and feel it important to comment - Having been lucky enough to visit the Maldives quite a few times this hotel and location was great. A chance to experience the real Maldive life style and not just the resort hotel, beach, drinks package. - Clean rooms, nice food, free snorkeling & island hop trips, free... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I long researched our Maldives holiday, we had a budget and were hoping to find 2 weeks all inclusive - well we did in spades. What excellent value 2 weeks at Equator Village turned out to be. The room was very comfortable, including a movie TV channel and an excellent shower. The food was delicious, freshly made soup at every... More

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Address: Gan Island
Location: Maldives > Addu Atoll > Gan Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Equator Village 3*
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Also Known As:
Equator Village Hotel Gan
Equator Village Seenu Atoll
Equator Village Maldives/Gan Island

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