Gan Island, Maldives Overview

The southernmost atoll in Maldives, Addu Atoll is a beautiful yet secluded place that is famous amongst tourists. Gan Island, in turn, is the southernmost island that forms a part of the Addu Atoll, making it the southernmost island of Maldives as well. The glorious Gan island is popular for water sports, snorkelling and diving and is home to some of the best luxury resorts in Maldives. The island is one of the few places in Maldives that brings forth a perfect fusion of luxury and the island culture it is known for.

Although Gan Island is as far 541 kilometres from the capital of Male, the Gan International Airport has made it easily accessible. This is one of the charms of the island as reaching it is no hassle and yet it is miles away from other islands in the Maldives, giving it is a private, isolated feel.

Things to Do at Gan Island

1. Snorkelling

Due to the surrounding reefs of Gan Island, the place is one of the most famous places in the Maldives to go snorkelling. Gan Island Reef, the snorkelling point, provides individuals with an unforgett (Read More)able experience observing the millions of different reef fish that frequent the place.

2. Scuba Diving

The corals at Gan Island are incredibly unique and colourful because of no coral bleaching here. Also, there are shipwrecks here that are seen underwater while scuba diving.

3. Island Hopping

While visiting Gan Island, individuals can also hop over to the other parts of the Atoll whose four main islands are joined by a 10-mile long causeway. The atoll is home to beautiful sites such as the (Read More) Maradhoo-Hankede border known for its sunsets or the narrow patches of land where you can see the sea on both sides.

4. Cycling

Cycling through the atoll and taking in sites and local cultures is a great way to spend a day while staying at Gan Island.

5. Visit Mangrove Forests

You can also visit the mangrove forests which are best suited for nature enthusiasts

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