Aerial view made with drone of Canareef Resort Maldives, Addu City, Herathera island, Addu atoll (former Seenu Atoll), Maldives. Luxury travel holidays background. Property released.

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Addu Atoll

Heart-shaped Addu Atoll, just south of the equator, is the most southern point of Maldives. There’s a splash of late-colonial flavour here – the island of Gan was used as a British military base until the 1970s – and an independent streak flows through the locals, who speak a different dialect of Dhivehi to that spoken in Male. The atoll enjoyed a brief period of independence as part of the United Suvadive Republic between 1959 and 1963.


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Luxury and local life: mixing it up in the Maldives

Mar 10, 2017 • 6 min read