Addu City, Maldives, is located in the south of this country that is situated in the Indian Ocean southwest of Sri Lanka. Addu City not a usual city -- it is a cluster of six islands connected by causeways and bridges, and in this way, a fourteen-kilometre-long stretch of land is created, the longest in the country. Around thirty-two thousand people permanently live on these islands. The Addu Atoll is shaped like a heart and covers an area of over eleven thousand square kilometres. Addu City is the economic centre of the southern atolls.
The main source of income is tourism, and Addu City is perfect for tourists looking for relaxation in an exotic environment. The natural beauty of the islands is extraordinary and you can enjoy a day on the sandy white beach without tourist masses. The beautiful beaches and the excellent opportunities to dive attract tourists from all over the world. Active tourists have to check out the numerous diving opportunities. The crystal clear waters as well as the colourful underwater world are the reasons for many tourists to visit the islands.
If you want to see some history and culture, visit Gan. The British Army used the atoll as a secret navy base during World War II and in the post war period until the seventies. The British Military Base was built there including airport facilities, barracks, and the only Christian church in the country. Buildings and infrastructure of the British military presence can be seen on the island Gan.
If you want to enjoy the unique atmosphere, the atolls mainly offer luxorious resorts. They are perfect places to escape from the hustle and bustle of a big city. There is also a cheaper option for backpackers looking for a place to stay; your Addu City, Maldives hostel is more like a mixture of a guesthouse and a hostel. You have a common area and separated rooms. However, there are no bunk beds and every room has its own bathroom. Your Addu City, Maldives hostel offers free Wi-Fi, an important feature in such a remote part of the world.
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