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Overview of Equator Village

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On the beach, scuba diving
On the beach, scuba diving
On the beach, scuba diving
Outdoor pool

Equator Village

3.5 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGan Beach1 min walk
    AirportGan Island (GAN-Gan Intl.)6 min drive
    Popular LocationMathikilhi Eco Garden6 min drive
    Popular LocationAddu Nature Park34 min drive

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Standard room with 20% Off on Beverages, Excursion and SPA

  • 484 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room, Garden Area

4.7/5 guest room rating
  • 484 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

Gan Island

Located in Gan Island, Equator Village is on the beach. Mathikilhi Eco Garden is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Gan Beach and Koagannu Park.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Gan Beach - 1 min walk
  • Mathikilhi Eco Garden - 6 min drive
  • Koagannu Park - 31 min drive
  • Addu Nature Park - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Gan Island (GAN-Gan Intl.) - 6 min drive


  • Blue Lagoon Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • City Bend - 4 min drive
  • Palm Village - 5 min drive
  • 1000BC Cafe - 6 min drive

About this property

Equator Village

Beachfront hotel with relaxing spa services
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Equator Village's full-service spa. All 78 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find balconies or patios, free bottled water and ceiling fans.
Equator Village offers 78 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower, bidets, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 2 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body scrubs and body treatments.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Equator Village are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi, Wired Internet (USD 4.00 per hour)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Scuba diving

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli


  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Russian

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

Similar properties

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Check-in from 2 PM - 2 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 15


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is 75 minutes via a flight to Gan International Airport, and then 10 minutes by Shuttle to the resort. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 3 days before their expected arrival. Guests must pay the domestic flight fee and the Shuttle fee at checkout.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 58.0 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Floatplane transfer per adult: USD 320 (roundtrip)
  • Floatplane transfer per child: USD 220 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: USD 4.00 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 58.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can contact the property using the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Equator Village
Equator Village Resort Gan Island
Equator Village Resort
Equator Village Gan Island
Equator Village Hotel Gan
Equator Village Seenu Atoll
Equator Village Maldives/Gan Island
Equator Village Hotel Gan Island
Equator Village Hotel
Equator Village Hotel
Equator Village Gan Island
Equator Village Hotel Gan Island

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Equator Village and receive a full refund?
Yes, Equator Village offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Equator Village cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Equator Village?
As of 12 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Equator Village on 1 May 2021 start from £540, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Equator Village have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Equator Village pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Equator Village?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Equator Village?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 2 PM.
What time is check-out at Equator Village?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Equator Village provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Equator Village?
Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.
Where is Equator Village located?
This Gan Island hotel is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Gan Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Koagannu Park and Mathikilhi Eco Garden. Addu Nature Park is 9.6 mi (15.4 km) away.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 20 out of 42 reviews
5 - Excellent 48%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 42 reviews
4 - Good 43%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 42 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 42 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 42 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very clean and tidy. Staff were lovely. Food was very good and good variety. The only thing that was a little misleading is the free trips. It mentioned that for all inclusive guests there is a free island hopping boat tour And snorkelling tour. For the island hopping technically this is true, it’s is free, but it only runs twice a week on the two days that has flights coming in and out of the airport. Because of this unless you are staying for more than one week you can’t go on it because it is only run on the day you arrive and the day you leave. And you cannot go on another trip in exchange. The free snorkelling tour is unguided and therefore only recommended for experienced snorkelers. And you have to hire snorkelling gear at a cost. Which overall didn’t end up making that much difference to our stay - but to advertise two free boat tours included for all inclusive gusts just feels a bit dishonest when we found we couldn’t actually go on either of them.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Paradise on a low cost budget
Before I begin...if you are the type of person that picks holes at every opportunity, then it’s not for you. The room is basic....1 small wardrobe with half a dozen plastic coat hangers and nowhere to place folded items, but you improvise. Leave them in your case. The bed is large and comfortable. The en-suite bathroom is spacious and the shower has plenty of hot water. The air conditioning is good and it is left on day and night. The food is excellent. We are both Vegetarians, but the meat dishes looked tasty and they had a variety of different choices daily. We absolutely loved the soups. The beach is small, but very safe and ideal for snorkelling. There’s no shortage of sun loungers and you can safely leave your towels, books etc unattended whilst you go for lunch. The pool is large and kept very clean. Most of the pool is kept to a depth of 1.4 metres, but at one end it is closer to 2 metres. With the all inclusive package you can more or less get a drink from 9am until midnight. The daily snorkelling trips and the once weekly island hopping trip is all part of the package. This place is popular with Eastern Europeans as they know a bargain when they see one. Many told me they have been coming every year for the past 10 years. We are going to go for two weeks every year from now on. This is not 5 star luxury. There are plenty of those to choose from in the Maldives if you don’t mind paying £500 pounds a night.
Stayed 10 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Peaceful little island
Its a nice peaceful stay for us, the all inclusive package definitely worth the shot. There's not the typical Maldives expensive resort you seen on TV, but everything is there for and adequate with friendly staff and service with smile. Gan island is a quiet easy island to spent a few days, enjoy the hospitality from little island just south of equator.
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I have stayed before on two occasions, some refurbishment has been carried out since the new management took over a year ago. To the good the pool area looks great and has had new tiles and a lick of paint . The lack and condition of the steps to get out of the pool needs addressing . Also the bar service is somewhat slow but then we are on holiday. All in all a lovely place to see the real Maldives
Stayed 10 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2019

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