MALDIVES - 3* Equator Village - December: 7 nights from R23 990 pps incl taxes

When can I go?

Set Departures:

30 November – 08 December 2019 from R23 990 pps

07 – 15 December 2019 from R24 990 pps

14 – 22 December 2019 from R25 990 pps

21 – 29 December 2019 from R30 990 pps

28 December – 05 January 2019 from R30 990 pps

04 – 12 January 2019 from R25 990 pps

11 – 19 January 2019 from R24 990 pps

 

Description

7 nights at this 3* Equator Village Maldives

 

What’s included in the deal?

  • Return direct flights to Southern Atoll Airport, Maldives ex JNB on SAA
  • Return boat transfers
  • 7 Nights accommodation in a Standard Room
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with selected drinks
  • All taxes; levies and surcharge (estimate)

 

 

More Info

  • Children under 12 years pay R6 500 less than adult price: 30 November, 07, 14 December 2019, 04  and 11 January 2019
  • Children under 12 years pay R8 500 less than adult price: 21 and 28 December 2019
  • Upgrade to Business Class flights from R12 900 per person
  • Peak season surcharges and block out dates apply

 

 

Terms & Conditions

• Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
• Passport & visa cost (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are also not included.
• Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
• Re-booking and cancellation fees apply.
• All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
• Standard terms and conditions apply.

Why we like it

Welcome to Equator Village spa resort- the alluring tropical beauty of Addu Atoll. Nestled in one of the largest, most interestingly formed and historically rich atolls of Maldives, an exotic adventure begins the moment you start your journey from INIA to Gan International Airport. This is not your typical Maldivian resort; this is an equatorial escape into a land of culture and nature entwined together

 

Description


 

LOCATION

Located in Addu Atoll’s Gan Island, your holiday in Equator village resort comes in a package of unique beauty and intriguing history.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Tree lined pathways through courtyard gardens lead to the 78 quaint bungalows chic with a European twist at Equator Village in Maldives. Each accommodation with comfortable white wicker seating in spacious verandas, ideal for a private tea party in the midst of tropical blooms.

78 lovely bungalows opening into a lush courtyard garden. Spacious and cool, designed with simple European elegance.

Standard rooms: Simple and comfortable, the standard rooms offer a cozy fuss free tropical shack opening up to the beach or tropical gardens.

 

Facilities and Services:

  • A/C
  • Hot/cold water
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Mini fridge
  • TV
  • Verenda
  • Outdoor seating

 

DINING

Everyday begins with a smile; A beaming chef greets you with a sunny side up, the mood is infectious.

Opening to overlook the surrounding gardens, the Blue Lagoon Restaurant offers buffets of Western, Oriental and Eastern Asian and local cuisine. The wonderfully light and airy atmosphere, teamed with our friendly experienced staff makes every meal a warm welcoming addition to your holiday.

Breakfast: Buffet 07:00 – 09:30 hours
Lunch: Buffet 12:30 – 14:00 hours (Friday 13:15 – 14:15 hours)
Dinner: Buffet 19:30 – 21:00 hours

BAR

The bar lights up in cheerfully warm splendor. A fresh drink, a new friend, an exotic adventure. Salute, to the southern beauty of Maldives at Equator Village.

Just the right distance from the pool, restaurant and entertainment room, the Veragan Bar lights up the area in cheerfully warm splendor. A good selection of all-inclusive drinks is marked easily for your convenience. This is a place to relax, chill and swap stories with fellow travelers.

Open: 09:00 – 24:00 hours
Evening Tea: 16:00 – 18:00 hours

 

DIVING

Pristine reefs teamed with exotic species of fish, and year around mantas makes diving here at Equator Village resort awe-inspiring. Divers get to see the largest dive wreck in Maldives – the British Loyalty, a historic treasure spanning 140 meters. Lying on its starboard side at a maximum depth of 33 meters, this vertical orientation leaves the upper portion at a depth rage of 17 meters making it more accessible for beginners as well. With a seasoned passionate team, latest scuba gears, nitrox and more, the Dive center at Equator Village – Diverland is always ready and raring to take both the novice and experienced on exciting underwater adventures.

Diverland is a PADI 5 star Dive Centre that has been operating in Maldives since 1986. The Diverland Team takes you to the best dive spots in Maldives including the largest wreck dive site in the Maldives; a cargo shipwreck from 1946 – The British Loyalty.

Manta can be seen all year round, and Addu is the only place in Maldives where Mantas rays with over 5 meter wings spans are known to exist.

Facilities and Services:

  • Snorkel, masks, fins, could be rented from the diving school
  • House reef accessible from beach (12 – 30 meters)
  • PADI Dive courses
  • Nitrox
  • German, French and English speaking instructors

SPA

Serena Spa encompasses skills and natural secrets passed down from generations of healers to ease any lingering tensions aches or worries. After an hour of being pampered from head to toe, you will float out lighter, happier and more in tune with your natural environment.

Live out your adventure in a relaxed environment. Warm ambiance enhanced by fragrant flora and gliding white terns. A bike ride through lazy roads, a chance to sit by a tranquil mangrove. All this and more, if you care to explore.

Serena Spa of Equator Village offers a wide selection of aromatic oils, and age-old treatments to sooth your mind and body. Ancient ayurveda therapies, beauty treatments and packages specially designed to completely revive and revitalize all your senses after a day in the sun.

Facilities and Services:

  • Steam room
  • Massages
  • Body works (scrubs, wraps)
  • Facials
  • Beauty treatments
  • Packages

Welcome to the Maldives

A destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation!

A country of more than a thousand islands spread over 90,000 square kilometers across the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dreamlike beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendor and charm. The destination offers-holidaymakers the basic ingredients for a tropical island holiday – great sunny days of deep blue skies, crystal clear lagoons, moonlit nights, waves lapping the soft white sand, the rustle of palm trees and powdery white beaches. Few places offer all this in greater abundance than the Maldives.

The warm seas of Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty meters away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures in habit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy days snorkeling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.

 

HISTORY

The history of the Maldives is that of a small, isolated and peaceful nation-constantly trying to contain the desires of its powerful neighbours and would-be colonisers. It’s also an incredibly hazy history for the most part.The Maldivian character has clearly been shaped by this tumultuous past:hospitable and friendly but fiercely proud and independent at the sametime.

 

WEATHER

The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons,or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from Decemberto March, and the wet south eastern monsoon from May toNovember, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitionalperiod noted for clear water and warm weather. It should be noted the Maldives lie outside the cyclone beltThe temperatureremains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round.

 

AIRPORT & RESORT TRANSFERS

The airport lies on its own island, Hulhule,close to the capital Male. Transfers are either by speedboat or seaplane depending on your chosen resort location. The Maldives has one of the largest seaplane fleets in the world and the low altitude journey provides a breath taking view of the atolls and islands. Seaplanes only operate during daylight hours the last check in time being 16h00. Speedboats and fixed wing flights operate during daylight hours and after dark.

 

ACCOMMODATION

There are over 90 resorts each with their own individual character and charm ranging from simple 3 star to 5 star deluxe. Each resort occupies its own island – either very small or reasonably large – and is surrounded by pristine beach, a lagoon and a house reef which in itself is a coral garden and natural aquarium. Accommodation ranges from rooms in small blocks to individual bungalows and villas on the beach or built on stilts over the water with steps leading into the lagoon from your own private deck. Beach accommodation generally offers semi outdoor bathrooms which are totally private but enable guests to enjoy showering and bathing under the skies – one of the destinations special, and unique charms. All the basic modern conveniences are provided – ISDD telephones, TV, restaurants, bars, gift shops, medical centres, spa and wellness facilities, diving schools and a full range of land and water sports.

 

LANGUAGE

The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi, English is widely spoken in the Maldives.

 

TIME

The Maldives are five hours ahead of GMT and three hours ahead of South African time. Several resorts operate on their own island time which is an hour of local Male time.

 

VISAS & PASSPORTS

South African passport holders do not require a visa.

 

HEALTH

No vaccinations are required and there is no malaria risk. The majority of resorts have a resident medical doctor on the island and decompression chambers are easily reached in the case of any diving emergency.

 

CUSTOMS

Alcohol may not be taken into the Maldives. Any alcohol carried by arriving passengers will be confiscated.

 

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance providing cover for medical expenses, baggage loss of funds due to cancellation and curtailment.

 

ELECTRICITY

220/240 V. British type plugs with 3 flat pins are used.

 

COMMUNICATION

The Maldives hd international direct dialing facilities to most parts of the world and well as high speed internet services. International roaming agreements exist between the Maldives and several countries including South Africa.

 

WHAT TO PACK

Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day. The dress for dinner is smart casual and gents are required to wear long trousers. Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must.

 

CHILDREN

Children are welcome in most resorts and more and more kids clubs are being introduced to the new resorts. Jacuzzi and water villa accommodation is not recommended for young children. Babysitting is available on most islands and can be arranged in the resort at a nominal charge.

 

DIVING

If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives – a true diver’s dream. Do you harbour dreams of becoming a certified diver – well there’s no time like the present!Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives – with its shallow lagoons Maldives presents ideal conditions for beginners. With Maldives being one of the most coral rich regions in the world, here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to diving. With over a thousand different species of coral and fish, every dive is a fascinating experience. While boat diving is more popular, shore diving to discover natures little wonders subtly hidden in the house reef off the island are a favourite pastime for many. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.

Address

Suite 202
2nd Floor, West Wing, Egoli East
10 South Boulevard
Bruma
2192
Johannesburg
South Africa

Contact Info

+27 11 616 0500
Emergencies Only: +27 76 997 9225
Email: info@dreamsunlimited.co.za

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