Addu Atoll is the southernmost atoll in the Maldives atoll chain. There are altogether five inhabited islands, which form six administrative districts, in the atoll. The islands on the western flank of the atoll are connected by a 16-kilometer link road and stretches from Hithadhoo in the north to Gan in the southernmost point of the atoll. The atoll consists of islands that have their very own unique characteristics that are quite different from the rest of the country.
Addu Atoll hosts the second largest wetlands area in the Maldives. The Addu Nature Park encompasses the beautiful Eydhigali Kilhi wetlands and protected Koattey area in Hithadhoo Island. The park features charming piers extending out to the lakes, mangroves and scenic cycling routes through the lush vegetation of the wetlands. You can take a guided nature tour through the park and observe the unique fauna and flora of the rich habitat. Canoeing in the bay area known as Bedhi famous for its beautiful red mangroves, baby stingrays and sharks is one of the most memorable experience in the Park.
The flight time to Gan from Velana International Airport is approximately one and a half hours. Several daily flights operate from Velana International Airport. International airlines also operate to Gan, mainly from Colombo.