|Mode of Tranfer & Time
|a 70 minute flight south of Male International Airport and a 20 minute speedboat transfer from Gan International Airport,
180 Beach Villas: (Beach Villas are located on the beach, individual wooden bungalows offering a beautiful view of the lagoon
and with a private, walled-in backyard covered with white sand, chaise lounges, a shade umbrella and
120 Jacuzzi Beach Villas: (Jacuzzi Beach Villas are Beach Villas with a more spacious bedroom, a four poster bed, and a private,
walled-in backyard with wooden deck, a Jacuzzi for two “under the stars”, chaise lounges, a shade umbrella and tropical plants)
(All rooms features tropical décor, king size bed, wood floor, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, sitting area, stocked
mini bar with refrigerator, tea/coffee machine, IDD telephone, cable TV, CD/DVD player, personal safe,
partially open-air bathroom with shower, bath accessories and hair dryer, a porch with lounge furniture and
nightly turndown service. Electricity is 220VAC, 50HZ. Also provided is complimentary use of chaise lounges
at the pools and beach and beach towels)
Two main “sister” restaurants - The Kilhi for Beach Villa guests and The Keimaa for Jacuzzi Beach Villa
guests. Both restaurants feature the same “all you can eat” buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch, and
dinner, served in a traditional open-air dining room with sand floor and thatch roof.
Two “optional” à la carte dinner restaurants - The Kalhibih specializing in a grilled seafood menu and the
Malaafah, specializing in Thai and Indian Cuisine. An “optional” snack menu is available to guests seated
around the swimming pools or at the bars.
Three “optional” special choices - Room Service, Beach Dinners For Two, and Gala Theme Night Beach
The Meeraa Bar is located near Reception beside the swimming pool.
The Dhoni Bar is located in the Beach Villas area beside the swimming pool.
The Dhoaraa Bar is located in the Jacuzzi Beach Villas area beside the swimming pool. Beverage is served in the two main buffet dining rooms, the two à la carte dinner restaurants, from the snack menu and for room service and special events.
4 Kilometers of Beautiful White Sand Beach,
A Magnificent Lagoon and plenty of Good Snorkeling.
Three Sparkling Clear Fresh Water Swimming Pools on the beach - one for Beach Villa guests with a
Children’s Wading Pool, another for Jacuzzi Beach Villa guests, and one beside the Meeraa Bar near
Reception, Two Lighted Tennis Courts, Beach Volleyball, Badminton, Darts, Petanque, Bicycles, and Football Grounds, Fishing Excursions including Morning, Sunset and Deep Sea trips,
Fitness Centre with modern Exercise Equipment,
Table tennis, billiards, table football, and international satellite TV sports coverage at each Bar
Herathera SCUBA Centre features Guided Diving and Snorkeling Boat Trips, Equipment and Accessory
Sales, Rental and Repair, and a complete PADI Instructional Program.
Herathera Windsurf & Sailing Centre for rental and instruction, as well as Kayaks and Glass Bottom Boats.
Herathera Spa provides a tropical spa experience focused on wholeness, simplicity, purity and quality.
The therapist’s healing energy combined with Asian massage treatment techniques and recipes using only
chemical free, pure organic compounds follows a natural, holistic, personalized approach to caring for each
guest’s health, beauty and well being
Entertainment: Weekly nighttime program including Bodu Beru Cultural Dance Show, DJ Disco, Divers’ Video, Movies,
Crab Races, Live Band, Table Tennis Tournament, and more! Nature Trail and Garden Tours.
Guided Excursions including Snorkeling, Sunset Cruise, Sightseeing Tours to Gan and nearby islands,
Island Hopping, Love Boat Daysail, Photo Flight, Robinson Crusoe Island, and more!
Weekly program including Pool Games, Water Polo, and Sports Tournaments
Board games are available from the bars including Chess, Checkers, Scrabble, Caramboard, and more!
Internet Café for email and web browsing and a lending Library where you can take or donate a book.
Shopping; The Gift Shops features a complete selection of Swimwear, Sportswear, Batik, Herathera Logo wear, Books,
Music CD’s, Jewelry, Artwork, Crafts, Sundries, Snacks, Magazines, Cigarettes, and more!
Herathera Jewelers; offers a complete selection of Gemstones and Jewelery at reasonable prices.
Meeting and Banquet Facilities: Two air-conditioned classrooms, each seating up to 30 guests, and an open-air Hall, island style, with
overhead ceiling fans and sand floor, for functions up to 100 guests.
All Inclusive Package…to enjoy the exceptional value of this “optional” plan, which includes unlimited “all
you can drink” alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage, all day “tea”, one Night Fishing Excursion, one Sunset
Cruise, daytime use of the Tennis Courts, the Fitness Center, the Kayaks, and a half hour group lesson for
snorkeling and windsurfing.
Medical Doctor in residence
|Addu Atoll Fact Sheet
Addu Atoll is the southern most Atoll in the Maldives, about 65 km (42 miles) South of the Equator
and about 480 km (300 miles) south of Male'.
Addu has 32 islands forming the outline shape of a heart 18 km (11 miles) wide x 15 km (10
miles) long, creating the longest stretch of coral reef and beach and the largest lagoon in the
Of the 32 islands, 6 are inhabited, 1 is the airport island of Gan and 25 are uninhabited.
The Gan International Airport serves both domestic and international flights, much the same as
Male', and traces its origins to the British as a Royal Air Force base during WWII.
The islands on Addu's western side, from south to north, include Gan, Feydoo, Maradhoo Feydoo, Maradhoo and Hithadhoo.
The islands on Addu's eastern side, from north to south, include Hulhudhoo, Meedhoo, Herathera
(Herathera Island Resort), Gesskalhuhera, Mulikede, Villingili (ShangraLa Island Resort) and
The weather in Addu is the same as the rest of the Maldives, the air temperature averages
30 C (86 F) and the water temperature about 27 C (81 F).
The population of Addu is almost 30,000, second only to Male's 75,000 residents. Half of Addu's
residents live on Hithadhoo, the capital island where there is a secondary and a higher secondary
school, a regional hospital, a telecommunications center, a fish processing plant, and a regional
port (under construction).
The paved road from Gan has bridges which link to Feydoo, Maradhoo and Hithadhoo, a distance
of 17 km (11 miles), and is the longest road and connecting to the largest land mass in the
In addition to the national language, Dhivehi, a local dialect is spoken as well as English.
The word atoll is derived from the Dhivehi word atholhu. Indian traders named the country
Maladiv, from the Sanscrit for ‘garland of islands'. Dhivehi belongs to the Indo-Iranian language
group, closest to ancient Sinhala with links to Sanskrit and other ancient tongues from north-west
India, as well as elements of Tulu from the Malabar Coast of Southern India, with its Tamil roots.
The local economy is based on fishing, agriculture, construction and tourism.
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