Equator Village reopened, guest houses in Addu remain closed

View of the pool area in Equator Village | Photo: Equator Village

Addu City, Maldives – As Maldives moves to re-open guesthouses today after almost half a year, the guesthouses of Addu will continue to remain closed, with only Equator Village being approved to welcome guests as of today.

As per the list of approved tourist facilities to reopen, published on the Tourism Ministry’s website, no guesthouses of Addu have made it on the list as of 14th October, 2020. However, Addu’s very own, award winning city hotel Equator Village, has reopened its gates to welcome tourists with the warm hospitality of Addu.

Located in the beautiful island of Gan, Addu City, just a brief few minutes away from Gan International Airport, Equator Village boasts a total of 78 rooms which are looked after by the warm and welcoming staff of the hotel. Equipped with a pool and dine in area where the most mouth-wateringly delicious food – including Maldivian cuisine are served, the affordable prices of the hotel just adds a cherry on top.

The resort also has their own conference hall known as the Blue Lagoon where many of the biggest events in Addu have taken place. In fact, the 2017 SATA awards was also hosted in Equator Village.

The resort has really doubled up on their services and quality, bagging them many awards over the past 3 years including being named the Leading Airport Hotel by SATA awards in 2019, marking the first international travel award for the Maldives. The hotel has also won the Maldives Travel Awards in 2017 and 2018, which would make this year’s win a hat-trick!

Having have been nominated SATA awards of 2020 as ‘Leading Airport Hotel’, ‘Leading Boutique Hotel/Resort’ and ‘Leading Heritage Hotel/Resort’, which of which voting lines are open until the end of October 2020 Equator Village continues to up its game in making Addu a top tourist destination.

Apart from Addu, tourist hotels in Baa atoll and Gaafu Alifu atoll have also been approved for re-opening, which are Amilla Fushi and Mercure Maldives Kooddoo, as well as guesthouses in Noonu, Kaafu, Vaavu and Alifu Alifu Atoll. The guesthouses are:

  • Sabba Beach Suite, N. Fodhhoo
  • Maakoalhi Lodge, K, Huraa
  • Huvan Inn, V. Fulidhoo
  • Plumeria, V. Thinadhoo
  • Plumeria Sea View, V. Thinadhoo
  • Sands Inn Mathiveri, Alifu Alifu Mathiveri
  • Aqua Lodge, K. Huraa
  • Kanborani, K. Huraa
  • Nala Veshi Inn, K. Huraa
  • Ocean Vibes Guesthouse, K. Huraa
  • The Sunrise Huraa, K, Huraa
  • Maldives Sunshine Guest House, K. Huraa
  • Arena Fushi Seaview, K. Maafushi
  • Kaani Palm Beach, K. Maafushi
  • Whiteshell Island and Spa, K. Maafushi, and;
  • Triton Beach, K. Maafushi

Apart from this, there are several resorts operating in the Maldives which became re-operational after Maldives reopened its borders on July 15th. Having have earned the title by World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) on the 15th of September, Maldives has welcomed more than 22,000 tourists since July.