Overview of Equator Village

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4.4/5 Excellent
42 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • All-inclusive



Popular LocationGan Beach1 min walk
AirportGan Island (GAN-Gan Intl.)6 min drive

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  • Standard Room, Garden Area

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 484 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 484 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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About this area

Gan Island

Located in Gan Island, Equator Village is on the beach. Local points of interest include Gan Beach.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Gan Beach - 1 min walk

Getting around

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


  • Blue Lagoon Restaurant — 1 min walk

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.

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).

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
Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

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

Things to do

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

Family friendly

Children's pool
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool


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

Guest services

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

Languages spoken


Business services

Meeting rooms


BBQ grill(s)
Beachfront location
Picnic area


2 treatment rooms
Body scrubs
Body treatments
Massage/treatment rooms


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Ceiling fan


Free toiletries


Flat-screen TV
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water

Outdoor space

Balcony or patio


Iron/ironing board (on request)
Turndown service



Check-in between 2 PM and 2 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 15


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

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.


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

American Express

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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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

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.
Does this hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 2 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at noon.
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Is this property all-inclusive?
Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.
Where is this hotel located?
Nestled on the beach, this Gan Island hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Gan Beach.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2019