Addu City is a small place in the Maldives and can be easily explored within a day. There aren’t many things to do and attractions to visit in this town. Also, being a small town, there are fewer accommodation options. People usually consider making a quick stop here before heading to the neighboring cities.
Best Things To Do In Addu City
Addu City is known for its pristine beaches and sparkling clear water and so it goes without saying that one of the most enjoyable things you can do there is to take a relaxing swim! The water will soothe your soul and you will get the vacation you deserve!
Another popular form of water sport to enjoy at the sea in Addu is snorkeling. The water is pristine and Addu has many coral reefs stored below the land only for adventurous people like you! You must explore the beautiful marine life and try snorkeling in Addu City!
3. Scuba diving
There are numerous scuba diving sites in the Addu atoll. Unlike South East Asia, diving in the Maldives is rather expensive to the tone of double and sometimes triple the cost. It is however an experience that is definitely worth doing at least once. Wreck diving, Manta ray spotting, turtles and so much more makes scuba diving one of the most exhilarating things to do in the Addu atoll. It definitely gives you an adrenaline rush.
Speaking of an adrenaline rush, the outer coast of the atoll is lashed by waves which make it a great place to surf. We were told that the weather and the seasons determine how high the waves get. Since we aren’t surfers we can’t tell you more about the best time to surf here. Contacting the resorts before you arrive however is a good idea if surfing is all you are after.
5. Exploring the islands
Exploring the islands is quite easy if you have a motorbike or a cycle at your disposal. If not, then most accommodations provide tours around the islands. Mind you, these tours are limited to the four islands that are connected by road. The remaining islands which are accessed by boat are a little harder to reach.
The option of skydiving is available in Addu City and you will have a lot of fun during the course of this sport. The landscapes of Addu Atoll provide alluring and captivating views for you to enjoy from a bird’s eye view. There are many skydiving operators in Addu where professionals will help you with this adventurous activity!
7. Visiting Ranin Hanaa Fennganda
(Places to visit in Addu City) This is one of the most prehistoric assets of the island. Although it does not seem very safe to go too close to this area, a close sight surely shall be very enthralling. One very interesting thing is that, this lake like area does not consist of salt water. People believe that this was where the ancient queens of the island bathed and some paranormal things were sighted here.
8. Exploring The Convention Centre
This is where the SAARC summit 2011 was held and marks the most festive days of Addu City. Although not very well maintained as of now, this place indeed shows true colours of the island. You would be utterly starstruck by the green-ness surrounding you. Visiting this place would never be something you will regret.
9. Enjoying the local cuisine
The Maldivian food is unique, and it is something that you should try. It’s easy enough to find a spot where the locals hang out. Every evening they gather together to eat snacks and chat. A warm glass of tea or coffee serves as an accompaniment. Since the islands have very little area for cultivation, most of the food is fish based. With tuna being the most popular.
10. Bird Watching
The fresh water lake in Hithadoo is a great place to spot birds. Head there in the evening time with your camera and make sure you have a zoom lens. The Madivian government has built quaint areas where one can sit and watch from. Don’t forget your mosquito repellent. The marshy area is infested with mosquitoes and they come out at dusk.