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Equator Village

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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runcorn
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this holiday with Cosmos, and we were very happy that we paid a very fair price for the Maldives and were not disappointed in what we got. However, if your looking for that isolated island for honeymooning dreams, then this may not be your cup of tea. We were looking for something a little more integrated into Maldivian... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great few days at the Equator Village. We chose this place because it seemed low key and it was connected to many other populated Maldivian islands. The beach isn’t great, but the snorkeling there sure rocks! The resort is conveniently located just a kilometer from the airport terminal, within easy walking distance. From there, causeways and islands... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Equator Village reflects the military base it once was. Everything is ship shape and Bristol fashion, tidy, clean and well run. The all inclusive basis is incredible value for money (beer is free, but at the Shangri-La over the water it is $9 a pint), and both the snorkelling trip reef and the reef just wandering out from the beach... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Rooms were clean and tidy, food was average. Bar staff were very unfriendly and had terrible hospitality. Some younger staff were very nice and helpful but others not. 3 star with old pool area. A couple of quality surf breaks are close but we organised our own boats.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Most of the reviews say it all. The resort is run as a "tight ship" and everything is so efficiently organised. From Ali and Aripon in the restaurant to Alicoco on the beach. Lots of people go diving so the days on shore are pretty quiet. The house reef has a guide rope for low tides, so you can access... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

we stayed at the equator village hotel for only 6 days, but it was a lovely stay. Our experience: The first impression - this is not Your average Maldives tiny island stay (we were aware of that), also, this is not a full luxurious hotel - it is 3 star hotel, and nothing makes it special in any way at... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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96 reviews 96 reviews
20 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Equator Village is a resort reborn from the British Club of earlier years when the Gan Island in the Addu Atoll was an RAF base. My GPS showed -0.667 degrees North at the door. Thus, the resort is really on the Equator (Zero Degree Latitude) GAN Island is one of the few places with the airport exactly in the... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I went to Equator Village on the 21st of December 2014 and stayed there until the 30th od December 2014. I was really surprised that not many people came there for diving. First 3 days there was only 2-3 of us plus the guide. On the 4th day the boat was finally full to our sadness but to diving center... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This was my 3rd visit to the Maldives and my first time on Gan. I found the Equator village a delight, the beaches though small were lovely clean sand, the swimming pool with swim up bar superb. The attention of the staff second to none my room was cleaned every day to perfection. The food although not a lot of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I traveled here from 20th November 2014 (14 days) as a solo traveler, I booked through Monarch Airlines, however it was managed by Cosmos, a last minute “use it or lose it” holiday very little information sent before departure, I had to chase for information and was assured that I would be met along the way and transfers would be... More 

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