Discover Addu – The Southern Splendor of Maldives
Discover Addu



Addu Atoll has a number of educational institutions; kindergartens (nursery schools), primary and secondary schools as well as a college campus. Most residents complete their education up to Ordinary Level on the island itself, whilst a few opt to continue their studies in Malé or abroad. Maldives has a high literacy rate at 98%. All students who complete the secondary level will sit for Cambridge Ordinary level Exam. A certain number of youngsters from neighboring islands, mainly from Maradhoo, Maradhoo-Feydhoo, and Feydhoo attend Sharafudhdheen School,a secondary school on Hithaadhoo, to complete their O-level studies. Several students from other atolls like Fuvahmulah attend secondary schools on Hithadhoo.



Hithadhoo regional hospital provides all the basic medical needs for the residents in Addu Atoll. Most residents of neighboring islands visit Hithadhoo to receive treatment for their ailments.People from Fuvammulah and Huvadhu Atoll, also occasionally visit to receive medical treatment, Apart from this, there are some private clinics like Eye Care Clinic and IMDC (International Medical and Diagnostic Center). Most of the basic medical needs are treatable in the Hospitals, but for serious trauma and specialty care the residents have to fly to Male’ or Abroad.



Most of the islands in Addu have decent shops and marts which provide all essential goods, from groceries, clothing, sports equipment and electronics, almost everything is available.



There are 2 telecom providers in Maldives. Dhiraagu and Oreedoo.
Telephones – main lines in use: 21,000 (1999)
Telephones – mobile cellular: 344,000 (2007)

Telephone system

Domestic: Interatoll communication through microwave links; all inhabited islands are connected with telephone and fax service
International: Satellite earth station – 3 Intelsat (Indian Ocean)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 1 (2008)
Television broadcast stations: 5 (2014)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 2 (2003)
Internet users: 20,000 (2008)
Country code (Top level domain): MV

Sports & Entertainment


Generally all Maldivians love soccer, so most of the youth play soccer on their free time on various turfs throughout the islands. There are few gyms and billiard tables in some cafes. A lot of people go out fishing and picnics to the beach or the nearby islands for fun.

Getting Around


Getting around is fairly easy in Addu atoll. You can rent bicycles or scooters. Taxis are always available. Bus services and ferries are also regularly operated. It is also nice to walk around the island.