Equator Village turns 21

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It’s been 21 years since Equator Village opened its doors to tourists under Kaimoo’s management.

This Addu Atoll resort first welcomed guests in 1983, and Kaimoo took over the property in 1999.

But it’s not just another popular tourist spot in the Maldives – Equator Village can trace its history to the 1950s when it was a Royal Air Force Sergeants’ Mess from 1956 to 1976. That was when the British operated an airbase in Addu, and the resort inherited the old colonial buildings and picturesque English flower gardens which it maintains to this day.

The recently rebranded and upgraded property is now a boutique hotel that highlights its colonial heritage and adds a more spacious and contemporary feel.

Equator Village is also one of those rare properties connected to local islands – guests can explore nearby inhabited islands by bike via the Addu Causeway. The resort is also a huge hit with divers as it offers year-round manta ray sightings and is a great spot for wreck diving.

The resort runs a number of community outreach programs, working closely with local schools and the Addu Red Crescent Society.

“We are proud of how far we have come. I would like to thank the Equator team and our clients who visit us from all corners of the world.”, said Mohamed Waheed, Resort Manager of Equator Village. “We look forward to welcoming guests back to Equator as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, please stay safe.”, he added.

Equator Village’s parent company, Kaimoo, is a leading hospitality business in the Maldives. Established in 1979 and wholly Maldivian owned, it operates and manages six resorts and hotels in the Maldives including Equator Village, Summer Island Maldives, Embudu Village, Mookai Hotel, Mookai Suites, and Kam Hotel.