Equator Village Maldives

Equator Village Maldives

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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Equator Village spa resort- the alluring tropical beauty of Addu Atoll. Nestled in one of the largest, most interestingly formed and historically rich atolls of Maldives, an exotic adventure begins the moment you start your journey from INIA to Gan International Airport. This is not your typical Maldivian resort; this is an equatorial escape into a land of culture and nature entwined together
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Property amenities
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Badminton
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Billiards
Fishing
Table tennis
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Spa
Foot massage
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English

Location

B032 Link Road, 19010
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Heidi A wrote a review Dec 2022
Turku, Finland2 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely place, I could visit there any time again. Pool was great with pre teen, 12 years and the sea just next to resort was like an aquarium, just few kicks away from the beach. Lovely staff and good food. Little Addu town nearby was nice visit with bikes that hotel provided. Love the place.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Mohamed Waheed, General Manager at Equator Village Maldives
Responded 18 Dec 2022
Dear Pioneer534461, Thank you for your feedback! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the pool and our services. I'll be sure to pass along your kind words to our team here at Equator Village. Have a great day! Sincerely, Mohamed Waheed
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Travelin' Pam wrote a review Feb 2020
Houston, Texas611 contributions268 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a few hours here after an early morning flight (waiting for pickup by driver). The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. We purchased $13 USD per person breakfast, used their strong WiFi, and enjoyed their beachside pool lounge chairs. While we did not need a guest room, one was offered at a reasonable price. Based on our limited experience, we would definitely give this hotel a try when visiting the area in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Equatorvillage, Resort Manager at Equator Village Maldives
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Dear pamt464, Thank you very much for your time to review us. We are delighted that you had a great time with us during your short visit to us. Thank you very much for deciding to re-visit us. We look forward to welcome you. Sincerely, Mohamed Waheed Resort Manager
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Matej K wrote a review Jan 2020
Maribor, Slovenia2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent christmas & new year holidays in Equator village and i would rate our stay a 10/10.

Of course there will be always spoiled tourists complayning about basic rooms equipment, small size TV and only one type of shampoo in the bathroom, but luxury seekers should stay out, this place is better off without them.

Instead, you find here friendly, attentive staff, chance to interact with locals and explore nearby connected islands on foot, bycicle or scooter, snorkel the reef, lush with vegetation and fish life, watersports (SUP, jetski), tennis court, big new pool with poolbar, and very good cuisine. I fully reccomend taking all inclusive package, it is well worth it.

We enjoyed a guitar concert by local musicians, and a nice new year's party.
We also liked hanging in the bar area, playing cards, ping pong, shooting pool and interacting with other guests, we made quite a few new friends too :)

Mr. Waheed, you are running a hotel with a soul, keep up the good work!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Equatorvillage, Resort Manager at Equator Village Maldives
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Dear Matej K, Thank you very much for sharing your excellent experience with us at Equator Village. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. and for your highest rate to us. I am sure the whole team of Equator Village will be motivated by your positive comments. We would love serve you again and look forward to it. Sincerely, Mohamed Waheed Resort Manager resortmanager@equatorvillage.com
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gypsymike2016 wrote a review Mar 2022
San Antonio, Texas94 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
African and Oriental Travel Company arranged for me to stay in this historical former British military compound that was converted into a wonderful all-inclusive resort that gives you the feel of being in a colonial era. We arrived by boat from Fuvahmalah Island and were picked up by the resort van and brought to the reception. The reception area is located in the former British Sergeants Mess; which also includes the dining area, bar, pool, fitness room, game room and nice beach area. The bungalows are comfortable, the air conditioning works well, the bathroom is large and good hot water in the shower. There is a large drying rack on the small front patio of your room to dry clothes and diving gear. The food is delicious and plentiful for each meal. The bar has numerous alcohol options, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. If you want higher-end alcohol and/or wine it is expensive. The management and staff did an outstanding job on supporting our group and provided extra transportation support so we could do our daily diving. They also provide transportation to the airport.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Mohamed Waheed, General Manager at Equator Village Maldives
Responded 10 Apr 2022
Dear Gypsymike2016, Thank you for your 5 star review. We are glade that you had a good experience with us. We look forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Mohamed Waheed, Resort Manager
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keithletsinger wrote a review Nov 2020
Gan Island12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly, I refer you to millicaa2007's review - Little Strech of Paradise. This is a great description of the property - no arguments. Secondly, coming here was a great idea. I had been in self-imposed isolation in London for eight months and had to make a change. It takes a little more effort and stress to book a trip these days but it was oh so worth it. The first moment I stepped in the water all the stress from the past eight months washed away. I am one of two guests at the moment so I feel like I have this large beautiful garden to myself. I encourage you to make the effor to find this beautiful peaceful setting.

My three main reasons for coming couldn't have been better met. I wanted to spend time swimming, snorkeling, and diving. I can swim all I want ten seconds from my room. The water is clear and not too deep. I snorkel the same route and see turtles and many colorful reef fish. I wll start diving in two days with the affiliated dive shop.

The second reason for coming was to improve my diet from Deliveroo delivered meals. I have yet to see a menu here. The chef understands what I want and surprises me each meal with delicious and healthy creations, generally with grilled fish perfectly seasoned. The restaurant staff in particular have made me feel very welcome.

The third reason was to find a location where I could spend more time outdoors and this is the perfect setting. Palm trees and lush vegitation on the beach...perfect.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Mohamed Waheed, General Manager at Equator Village Maldives
Responded 7 Nov 2020
Dear Keith Letsinger, Thank you very much for your time and your valuable review, describing your experience with us, at Equator Village. We are delighted to read your beautiful and encouraging view on us. Thank you and keep enjoying the rest of your holiday with us. Sincerely, Mohamed Waheed Resort Manager
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Paul wrote a review Sept 2022
23 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is not an hotel it’s a converted airforce barracks the Staff are very helpful there is no Hospitality management at all in this hotel the food is very poor the rooms are clean and tidy it’s ok for a backpacker passing through or anyone going Scuba diving this is not a place to go on holiday to it maybe be cheaper than any we’re else but do yourself a favour and pay the bit more and go to a 5 star resort I wish me and my wife had they don’t cater for the English there wasn’t many people staying there maybe 50 and they were rather German or Russian I would never recommend this resort as it’s in the middle of nowhere not even 1 star but I can’t fault the staff they tried there best they all need training no glasses and the cheap sprits we’re un drinkable the high light of the holiday is that the best food we had in 10days was the food on our Emirates fight home if I could’ve come home after a day I would have this was supposed to be a holiday of a life time it was the opposite. My advice is if your British or American don’t go to this resort. Stay away
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid The food and drink
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Response from Mohamed Waheed, General Manager at Equator Village Maldives
Responded 9 Oct 2022
Dear Ptremarco, Thank you for your review. All feedback is important to us and we’re sorry to hear you’ve had such a frustrating experience. As you can hopefully see from our other reviews, your situation is the exception and far from our usual high standards and company’s values. This makes us all the more keen to make sure this gets resolved and doesn’t happen again. We also like to know more from you and we look forward to hear from you. Look forward to serve you again. Sincerely , Mohamed Waheed, Resort Manager.
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Sham S wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived to Gan Island from Male using the local propeller plane. we had breathtaking views and met the lovely locals, going about their day. We were even presented with a certificate stating we had crossed the Equator.
We arrived at Equator Village in a few as the picturesque airport and hotel are literally on the same road.
We passed beautiful buildings, once part of the British Military and now our home for the next 3 nights.
We were greeted by lovely staff including the manager Mr Waheed. He was a lovely gentleman, well mannered and softly spoken. He put us at ease straight away and we chatted over some lovely juice.
We were shown to our spacious room. Yes it is a bit dated and yes it could do with a lick of paint but it was perfect for purpose and keeping in sight, this was a military site, it has retained some of it's heritage.
The housekeeping was immaculate and all the staff were so lovely and polite, bearing in mind most of the staff were Maldivians who lived on the island, they were very proud of the resort and the surrounding islands.
Each room has a spacious terrace. There was a wooden stand to hang out swimming attire and snorkeling gear. Remember to bring snorkels, the island has the best sites for snorkeling and the calm waters are filled with beautiful coral and fish. This is somethin we missed dearly when we moved onto our second island and snorkeling was difficult with the ocean currents.
The excursions were excellent, the trip to Bushy Island and the spinner dolphins excursions were breath taking, definitely an experience to remember.
the food was excellent. There were lots of fresh fruit, salads and a range of different cuisines. The staff knew how to take care of us during our stay.
We visited some local eateries and got a taste of Maldivian life and walked into Addu - we were not disappointed and enjoyed the slow, tranquil and laid back pace of life.
Mr Waheed and his team were brilliant ambassadors of this beautiful island. We really would award this resort a 5 star resort and 7 star service. Nothing wqs too much and Mr Waheed even changed our flight to alter one so we could go on the dolphin excursion.
We loved this resort and cannot wait to come back again. Please pass our thanks and gratitude to each and every member of your team. Thank you
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms are excellent and lead out into beautiful gardens and then the beach and sea.
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Response from Mohamed Waheed, General Manager at Equator Village Maldives
Responded 9 Jun 2022
Dear 233shams, Thank you for choosing Equator Village, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, as well as the historical information from me.. Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience about Addu Atoll, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Sincerely Mohamed Waheed, Resort Manager
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Amy P wrote a review Jan 2022
St. Petersburg, Florida135 contributions53 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is why I chose Equator village but the staff attentiveness prior to my arrival was what made me keep the reservation. Abdullah Fahmy is the consummate host. Responsive, detailed, accommodating and friendly. Waleed whom I met at the resort attended to all my needs and was an excellent communicator. Everyone made me feel special and welcome. Food! I’ve visited quite a few 5 star resorts throughout the Maldives and the chefs at the Equator Village rank in my top!! There was always a variety of options and perfectly prepared. Prabhu and Kayam should be commended. Diving with Axel was exceptional as well. He is very professional, knowledgeable of the area and allowed me to not only enjoy the dives but I felt safe with him. I highly recommend Equator Village if traveling to Addu.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Definitely purchase the full board as there are not many options outside of the Village.
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Response from Mohamed Waheed, General Manager at Equator Village Maldives
Responded 16 Jan 2022
Dear AmyP2046, Thank you so much for this review. The team here at Equator Village is thrilled to receive such great rating, thank you. We look forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Mohamed Waheed - Resort Manager
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13it wrote a review Aug 2022
Bengaluru, India1,267 contribution146 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
It was our 4th visit to Maldives and 5th overall resort. So I had a fair idea about what to expect.

Let me start with the good things -

1. All inclusive snorkeling - it's free to AI guests daily once. They take you to different places each day and in general the coral quality is better.

2. Once free island hopping trip for AI guests - it's a great way to experience an inhabited island along with a boat lunch and snorkel.

3. Food tastes were great. All the overall varieties were lesser than what I have experience in other resorts but good enough, fresh and tasty.
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Date of stay: July 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: all rooms are same
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Response from Mohamed Waheed, General Manager at Equator Village Maldives
Responded 7 Aug 2022
Dear 13it, Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us. We are happy that you enjoyed our daily snorkeling and Island hopping. As well as our food. We look forward to serve you again. Sincerely Mohamed Waheed, Resort Manager
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Alina M wrote a review Feb 2024
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel suppose to have 3 stars in the local classification however is far below 3 stars according to European standards. Your expectations when you travel to Maledives are mostly connected with the beach. Equator village does not have usual for Maledives: idyllic, paradise looking beach. Please view attached pictures. Hotel is full of stray animals, chickens and cats that make noises at night and early in the morning and defecate on the beach and pavements. In rooms there are ants and seem not to have full cleaning: mould, urine stains. Breakfasts have very limited variety of served meals. There are no snack bar and drinks are not being served around the swimming pool. Staff is nice, smiling and helpful but seems not to fully grasp the understanding of excellent customer service.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mohamed Waheed, General Manager at Equator Village Maldives
Responded 10 Feb 2024
Dear 06710HMalinam, Dear Aliona M, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your experience. We’re delighted that our staff’s friendly and welcoming demeanor left a positive impression on you. We apologize if the beach did not meet your expectations. Different people perceive paradise in various ways, and we understand that preferences vary. Equator Village is uniquely positioned for cultural exploration and immersing oneself in traditional island life. Connecting with people and embracing nature are at the heart of our ethos. As our resort is situated on a spacious island, you may encounter cats and chickens during your stay. Some guests enjoy feeding and interacting with these animals, treating them as cherished companions. It’s heartwarming to witness these connections. Rest assured, we take your feedback seriously and will address it accordingly. Regarding room cleanliness, we meticulously inspect rooms before guests arrive to ensure a comfortable stay. Our breakfast menu boasts an extensive selection of 61 items, including fresh fruits, various bread types, pastries, butter, juices, milk, yogurt, and an Asian corner. Additionally, we gladly accommodate additional requests from our guests. At the pool bar, refreshing drinks await, and snacks are available at the main bar upon request. If you ever need anything during your next visit, please don’t hesitate to inform us—we’re here to assist. We sincerely hope to welcome you back soon. Your return would be a pleasure. Sincerely, Mohamed Waheed - Resort Manager
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v kenny asked a question Feb 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
What is the dress code for evening meals thank you
Answer from Steve B
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions4 helpful votes
No dress code as such but 'clothed' is a requirement - shorts, sandals, t-shirts are all fine as opposed to just swimming trunks for example.
Answer from Equatorvillage
Gan Island3 contributions
Dear Sissel, Our beach is small but we do have. you can swim in the sea. Hope to see you soon.
lovedrive1 asked a question Jan 2020
Templeton, United Kingdom6 contributions18 helpful votes
Can you hire a car or scooter on Gan Island? who do you contact
Answer from Equatorvillage
Gan Island3 contributions
Yes you can from the shops nearby
Jacqui P wrote a tip 5 May
35 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Yes, Stay here !"
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276ellis wrote a tip Apr 2024
Almerimar, Spain23 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If nothing else you must go and see the dolphins. Get a trip to the cinema to see the raf history, then go to the southern most point"
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Rafal wrote a tip Feb 2024
Warsaw, Poland4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do Not Go There"
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Paul wrote a tip Sept 2022
23 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid The food and drink"
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13it wrote a tip Aug 2022
Bengaluru, India1,267 contribution146 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"all rooms are same"
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PRICE RANGE
S$102 - S$503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
equator village hotel gan, equator village seenu atoll
LOCATION
MaldivesAddu CityGan Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
78
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Frequently Asked Questions about Equator Village Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at Equator Village Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Equator Village Maldives?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Equator Village Maldives?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Equator Village Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include Palm Village, Fashala, and Q Corner.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Equator Village Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Equator Village Maldives have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Equator Village Maldives offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Equator Village Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Equator Village Maldives offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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