Unseen Unspoilt Gan Island in Laamu Atoll

Leisure Unseen Unspoilt Gan Island in Laamu Atoll

An exciting voyage awaits you in the quaint island life at Gan settled in Laamu Atoll, the longest island in the archipelago retaining large ruins from the historical Maldivian Buddhist era and with three neighboring islands that makes it different to the other islands. There’s much to do at Gan with encapsulated by shades of blue all around, the lush tropical greenery and pristine beaches that will put you in to a calm state of mind and I was more than happy to spend my vacation in this part of the island.

At Gan Island we were spoilt for choice with plenty of hotels to choose from that offered perfect accommodation options starting from the Reverie Diving village with its fully equipped lodging and a diving village where we plunged in to the waters to explore its flamboyant marine life with rare marine species and coral life. Surf Inn Laamu Surf Hotel was definitely one of the highlight as we got to surf to our heart’s desires and certainly is a surfer’s sanctuary. The Six Senses Laamu offer lavish accommodation with the clear blue lagoon of the coral atoll from every nook and corner complimented by the rustic greenery.

There are some fantastic places to indulge in some hearty and delicious meals at Gan and one place that really struck my mind was Leaf with their bridge to walk through at the entrance offering European, vegetarian and vegan options. Chill Bar is another chic little bar settled within six senses with a laidback atmosphere and perfect to unwind after a day of adventure. At Longitude we were able to enjoy some mazing local and international cuisine overlooking the translucent waters of the island.

Now a little bit of an adventure guide for those who are impatient to get in to the waters of the stunning island? There’s plenty of surprises in store as Gan Island is naturally gifted with some spectacular channels with great visibility, beautifully hard coral formations and weak currents that will help the amateur divers and snorkelers to get in to the game. The reef is abundant with both small and large marine life such as turtles, small fish while the outer reef exhibit mantas and whale sharks.

If you’re a fan of exploring new cultures, do pay a visit to the local village of Gan to mingle with the locals, arts & crafts and the seaside evolution of Laamu Atoll. We got to talk to the friendly locals and they guided us to indulge in some local cuisine, we purchased souvenirs from the little boutiques and trying the exotic produce at the local markets were so much fun. The island also has some unique features including a fresh water lake which is believed to be bottomless and Buddhist archaeological sites such as monasteries and stupas which were used by Maldivian Buddhists as a place of meditation. It was bliss visiting these ancient yet mesmerizing historical sites.

Explore the wild side of the archipelago at Gan Island where the true essence of local island life resonate throughout the Laamu Atoll with unique features where you will not find in any other part of the Maldives.


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