DAY 17, 25th February 2024
The Seenu Atoll's southernmost island, Gan, is about 64 kilometres from the equator. One of three international airports in the Maldives, Gan Airport served as a Royal Air Force station for the British Army in the 1950s or a naval and airbase for the British in second World War. Originally constructed by the British during the 1950s as a staging area for its RAF, it was handed over to the Maldivian Government in 1976. Maldives has three islands by the name of Gan. The island of Gan in the Huvadhu Atoll is uninhabited. The Laamu Atoll's Gan island is populated but no airport. A 14 km long artificial causeway connecting the islands of Hithadho, Maradho, Maradhofeydhoo, Feydhoo, and Gan has been constructed on the western side of the atoll. If you want to stay in a five-star hotel close to Gan International Airport, Shangri-La's Villinglli Resort and Canareef Resort are also options and one kilometer separates the three-star Equator Village Resort from Gan International Airport. One of the few locations in the Maldives where you may engage in this adventurous skydiving is Gan. Gan has a dual personality as a public island despite being regarded as an uninhabited island due to having only one resort.