Addu is an excellent stop-over destination for sailors and cruise boats that travel around the world. Its location is ideal, the accessibility is easy and the experience is relaxing and refreshing. Addu is among the 3 ports of entry for international vessels in Maldives. The friendly islanders are always keen to help with all the needs of the sailors and are always very welcoming. Many cruisers stopover in Gan, Addu atoll while travelling from parts of Europe and Africa to South East Asia. Addu also serves as a halfway house to cruise boats visiting the remote Chagos islands in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) down south of Addu Atoll.