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Gan
in the Maldives

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Gan

Gan is an island located in the Maldives, in the southern Indian Ocean. It is part of the Laamu Atoll, and is the largest island in the atoll. It is approximately 5.6 km long and 1.2 km wide, and is surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches.

Gan is located about 70 km south of the capital of the Maldives, Male. It is a popular tourist destination, and is home to a number of resorts, hotels, and restaurants. The island is known for its beautiful coral reefs, which attract snorkelers and divers from around the world.

In the past, Gan has been an important trading post for the Maldives. It was a stopover for ships travelling between India and the Middle East. The island has also been a strategic military base, and was once the site of a British air base during World War II.

Gan is also home to several historical sites. The ruins of a Buddhist temple, which dates back to the 12th century, can be found on the island. The island also features a 16th century fort, which was once used to defend the island from invaders.

Gan is a beautiful island with a rich history. Its stunning beaches, coral reefs, and historical sites make it a popular destination for tourists. The island is a great place to explore and experience the culture of the Maldives.

Excursion tips for a day in Gan

As a tourist in Gan, Maldives, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on a day trip. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Relax on the beach and soak up the sun.
2. Go snorkeling or scuba diving and explore the vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life.
3. Go fishing with a local guide and try your hand at catching a variety of fish.
4. Take a boat tour and explore the nearby islands.
5. Visit the Gan International Airport and take a look at the planes.
6. Visit the nearby island of Maavah and explore its unique culture and history.
7. Go on a sunset cruise and watch the sun dip below the horizon.
8. Visit the local markets and pick up some souvenirs.
9. Take a guided tour of the island and learn about its history and culture.
10. Visit the local restaurants and sample some of the delicious local cuisine.

Experience Gan with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Gan. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Gan

The climate in Gan in the Maldives is tropical and humid throughout the year, with an average temperature of around 27°C. The wet season lasts from May to October, with the driest months being December to April. During the wet season, rainfall is fairly frequent, but usually short-lived, and the humidity is high. During the dry season, humidity is lower, and temperatures can reach up to 33°C. Winds are generally light and variable throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Gan

Our weather forecast for Gan helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 28 °C
11.5 m/s
10.4 m/s
66.3 %
24.0 m
72.4 %
1,009 hPa
06:10:53
18:15:51
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 28.3 °C
10.4 m/s
10.4 m/s
87.5 %
24.1 m
71.5 %
1,009 hPa
06:10:59
18:15:57
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 27.9 °C
10.1 m/s
10.1 m/s
65.2 %
23.2 m
73.4 %
1,009 hPa
06:11:04
18:16:03
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 28.3 °C
13.7 m/s
14.4 m/s
50.0 %
24.1 m
72.3 %
1,009 hPa
06:11:09
18:16:09
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 28.6 °C
12.2 m/s
12.2 m/s
38.9 %
24.1 m
72.2 %
1,010 hPa
06:11:13
18:16:14
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 28.1 °C
16.2 m/s
16.6 m/s
86.1 %
22.4 m
74.7 %
1,010 hPa
06:11:17
18:16:18
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 28.6 °C
15.0 m/s
15.2 m/s
82.3 %
24.1 m
72.4 %
1,010 hPa
06:11:20
18:16:22
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28.6 °C
14.0 m/s
15.5 m/s
79.5 %
24.1 m
72.1 %
1,012 hPa
06:11:22
18:16:25
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 28.6 °C
19.1 m/s
20.2 m/s
70.8 %
24.1 m
74.9 %
1,011 hPa
06:11:24
18:16:28
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 29.4 °C
min: 28.9 °C
19.8 m/s
20.9 m/s
33.1 %
24.1 m
76.6 %
1,011 hPa
06:11:26
18:16:30
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 28.8 °C
20.9 m/s
21.2 m/s
77.8 %
24.1 m
77.4 %
1,011 hPa
06:11:26
18:16:31
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28.5 °C
19.8 m/s
20.2 m/s
54.3 %
24.1 m
77.5 %
1,012 hPa
06:11:26
18:16:32
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 28.8 °C
21.2 m/s
22.3 m/s
69.4 %
24.1 m
76.8 %
1,011 hPa
06:11:26
18:16:33
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 28.5 °C
28.1 m/s
28.8 m/s
100.0 %
22.6 m
77.7 %
1,011 hPa
06:11:25
18:16:33
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 26.7 °C
31.3 m/s
34.9 m/s
99.7 %
23.2 m
78.1 %
1,011 hPa
06:11:23
18:16:32

Cruises to Gan

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Scheduled ship calls in Gan, Maldives
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