NewsDecember 22, 2020

Equator Village Wins SATA Awards for Leading Heritage Hotel and Leading Airport Hotel

Equator Village resort in Addu Gan, has won awards at this year’s South Asian Travel Awards, the region’s most prestigious travel and hospitality awards ceremony.

Equator Village won silver in two categories: Leading Heritage Hotel and Resort, and Leading Airport Hotel.


SATA received over 1,000 nominations in 52 categories for Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Brands, Properties and Businesses. Hotels and resorts from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka took part in the competition. Due to the pandemic, this year’s awards were held virtually, with the winners announced on 15 December.

At last year’s award ceremony, Equator Village won “Best Airport Hotel in the Maldives”.

Commenting on the win, Equator Village Resort Manager, Mohamed Waheed, said: “I’m thrilled that Equator Village won these awards. It is recognition of the tremendous improvements we have made over the past few years: from refurbishments to the pool, restaurant and bar area, to the lovely Maldivian artwork and design that now adorns the public areas. Equator Village is unique in the Maldives: a colonial-era property, with extensive English flower gardens, 5 minutes from the airport and an easy cycle ride to nearby villages.”

Equator Village resort is just a 5-minute drive from Gan International Airport. The resort has 78 spacious rooms set amongst pretty, manicured gardens and a large swimming pool with stunning views over the Indian Ocean. The resort, housed in colonial-era bungalows that were once the RAF Sergeants’ Mess, has recently been refurbished, giving the property a fresh new look while retaining its colonial charm.