Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Meaning “Reef Above Water”, the Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives enjoys a unique location beside one of the longest stretches of reef in the archipelago. Featuring brand new beach bungalows, over-water bungalows set on stilts and platinum beach bungalows, you’re only a few steps into the waist-deep water and can enjoy fabulous views of the lagoon. Connected to the main resort via a walkway is a small private island with 20 platinum bungalows offering the ultimate in privacy. Ideal for couples or groups of friends with an outdoor pool, bar and lounge, and an exclusive restaurant for guests staying on the island.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Scuba Diving

Where is it

In Meemu Atoll, 145km south of Malé Island. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 45 minutes by seaplane.Please note: Sea plane transfers to/from your resort will only operate in daylight hours. Please ensure your international flights into and out of Malé allow for this schedule.

Hotel information

10 Standard Bungalows, 70 Water Bungalows and 20 Platinum Beach Bungalows are built around two islands with direct access to the lagoon. All with sun deck, air-conditioning, lounge area with glass-bottomed floor (in water Bungalows), TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board (on request), and bathrobes. Beach Bungalows are in a secluded inland location on the main island in close proximity to the main pool & bar with 1 double bed, plus an extra bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Standard All Inclusive includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner plus selection of local snacks served between 10:30am-11:30am, 4:00pm-6:00pm & 10:30am-11:30pm. Unlimited regular house brands froma a selection of spirits and wines (served by the glass only). Unlimited cocktails and mocktails from a select menu. Selection of draught beer.

Virgin All Inclusive: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus snacks at selected times. One seafood grill or steak dinner at the table once per stay. Beach barbecues, lobster and special seafood dinners, and à la carte orders are at a supplement. A platter of chocolates in room on second day and mini-bar including soft drinks and beer (refilled once daily). Selected domestic and premium branded drinks, including spirits, wines and cocktails, plus soft drinks such as bottled water, fresh juices, Sprite, Fanta, Cola (diet drinks at a charge), milk shakes, tea and coffee. Available 9:00am–midnight. Children's menu includes pasta, soup, nuggets, fish and chips, as well as drinks such as milkshakes, juices and squash. Snorkelling equipment, use of fitness centre, badminton court, table tennis and beach volleyball. One dolpin watching excursion per stay. Virgin All Inclusive will begin at midday on day of arrival and end at midday on day of departure.

Premium All Inclusive package: includes all of the inclusions of the standard package plus a welcome bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, in-room minibar stocked with beer, soft drinks and selection of snacks replenished daily, premium international brand spirits wines and cocktails, unlimited fresh juice and mild shakes, 2 complimentary excursions from selected list per person per stay (weather permitting), invitation to 2 special themed party events organised by the resort, one special dinner on the beach with the option of a mixed seafood grill or steak, signature 60 minute spa treatment once every 5 night stay and turndown service every night.

Water Bungalows offer a direct view of either sunrise or sunset with a glass-bottom floor, private sun deck and staircase leading down to the lagoon with 1 double bed, plus an extra bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Platinum Beach Bungalows are located on a small private island with a private outdoor swimming pool, bar and lounge and restaurant. The island is connected to the main resort via a walkway and is for adults 18 years above only.

On Main Island: Malaafaiy Restaurant (on the main island serving continental/buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with different nightly themes and live cooking stations; open 7:00am-9:30am, 12:30pm-2:30pm and 7:30pm-9:30pm). The Crab Restaurant (on the main island serving specialty seafood). Veli Bar & Lounge. Pool bar (located on the main island serving International cocktails and mocktails with live music; open 7:00am until the last guests leaves). On Adults-Only Island: Manzaru Restaurant. Vevu Bar & Lounge. Swimming pool. Mandara Spa* (open 10:00am-8:00pm). Mini-gym. PADI dive centre*. Non-motorised water sports including windsurfing*, catamaran sailing*, diving*, snorkelling* and canoeing*. Beach sports* and excursion programme* which includes island hopping*, fishing* and snorkelling safari*. Table tennis, badminton, beach volleyball, football, darts, board games and playing cards. Kids' play area. Entertainment including live music, cultural show, and disco night. Cinema on the beach. Souvenir shop. In-house doctor. Laundry service*. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A little piece of paradise

Apr 10, 2021 emileburger Cape Town, South Africa

The Maldives has always on my bucket list and Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives delivered in every sense of the word. Our water villa was simply breathtaking with amenities to match. Every meal was a feast with an incredible selection to suit every taste. The desserts are out of this world. Be sure to visit the spa for an unforgettable massage and… Read more
The Maldives has always on my bucket list and Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives delivered in every sense of the word. Our water villa was simply breathtaking with amenities to match. Every meal was a feast with an incredible selection to suit every taste. The desserts are out of this world. Be sure to visit the spa for an unforgettable massage and make use of the two snorkelling trips per day to view the rich sea life the island has to offer. The staff catered to our every need and particular thank you to Ravi and Desi for keeping the all inclusive drinks flowing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My forever happy place

Apr 4, 2021 christinao90 Gothenburg, Sweden

I always tries to travel to new countries but due to covid my travel suggestions was limited. Up to today I have visited 83 countries and my all time favorite country is the Maldives. So no one was happier than me when I decided to go back now in March 2021. I traveled solo and I new this would be a safe place for me. Booked 19 nights at Hakuraa… Read more
I always tries to travel to new countries but due to covid my travel suggestions was limited. Up to today I have visited 83 countries and my all time favorite country is the Maldives. So no one was happier than me when I decided to go back now in March 2021. I traveled solo and I new this would be a safe place for me. Booked 19 nights at Hakuraa Huraa & can admit I was a tiny bit worried that I maybe couldn’t stay at one place for so long - but ended up extended my trip for two extra nights. I think that is the best review I can give! Check in: Got a warm welcome from Hazel and her team. We were actually a full sea plane that checked in at the same time, but everything was easy and smooth. Accommodation: I stayed in a sunset water villa - and wow - just amazing! I was cheering and amazed over the big villa that was just mine. Half open bathroom, glass panel in the floor and a comfy sofa if you need to hide from the sun for a while. Newly refurnished villas, with a big and comfortable bed, huge pillows that I love & high ceiling. Got fresh fruit and a bottle of red wine waiting on the table - thank you! Patio with a hammock and two sun beds. I even slept outdoors in the hammock a couple of nights - amazing. Don’t bring a speaker - there is a Bose Bluetooth speaker in every room. You don’t need to bring a converter either, so convenient. Resort: You could walk around the islands and enjoy the beautiful and different view depending what side you where on. My favorite way to spend my days was just walking around and watching the wildlife. Just from the boardwalk you could see stingrays, octopus, black-tip sharks and so many other colorful fishes. I was certain that would one day fall off one while watching a fish, but I managed to stay dry...! Twice a day you can go on complementary snorkeling trips - really recommend you to do that! I chickened out so didn’t tried the scuba diving (promise I will next time), Giulia and Khaled - it’s a promise. Food & bar: Never been to a buffet restaurant that everything is so clean and fresh. You had to wear gloves and masks on when you entered the food area - I hope that is a habit we will keep forever, felt safe. Always some food that is freshly prepared, both during breakfast, lunch and dinner. My favorite nights was the evening when they grilled meat, seafood and fish! I was lucky enough to be there for four of these nights. As my favorite food is fish and seafood, I was in heaven. Never had a meal that I wasn’t happy with. Suoodh was my waiter and he made sure that I got best attention during all meals. He spoiled me by knowing what I wanted before I even ordered, based on what was served in the restaurant. Prasanga cooked everything I asked for - thank you! Desy, Earnga & Ravindu - thank you for everything, didn’t matter if I was in the bar 7 am or 11 pm - you always were there for me. Kept me company, laughed with me and of course served me one of all my drinks I may had...! Shruthi, Saminda, Sarath, Sujau & Pujitha - I can’t wait to have an 11 am coffee with you all soon again. Hope you enjoyed our chats as much as I did. Thank you everyone for looking after me, making my vacation delightful and treating my like a princess. Never been so spoiled in my life. Hope to you all soon again! Read less
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Mar 30, 2021 amanmarine23 Lucknow, India

Probably one of the best resort ever , in terms of everything. Its 45 mins seaplane ride away from male seaport and when u reach there , the warm welcome they give u is just overwhelming. Resort is everything u need for perfect honeymoon or vacation. Rooms are beautiful, and comfortable, Food is great , plenty options for veg and Non-veg. The… Read more
Probably one of the best resort ever , in terms of everything. Its 45 mins seaplane ride away from male seaport and when u reach there , the warm welcome they give u is just overwhelming. Resort is everything u need for perfect honeymoon or vacation. Rooms are beautiful, and comfortable, Food is great , plenty options for veg and Non-veg. The biggest plus of this resort is their humble and polite staff , they will make u feel so comfortable that u will love it even more. Special mention to HAZEL at bar and SOUUDH our waiter , our water sports instructor Abrahm, the most enthusiastic person i have seen. Resort have various options for dinner dates for that special date night under stars like hill top dinner, beach side dinner , etc...also plenty water sports option for some fun , you can jet ski, snorkel dive into ocean or just sit back and relax, something for everybody. The place we loved to hang out the most was VELI pool bar and lounge, it had wide range of drinks and live band performed by our rockstars ANASTASIA and ANTONI, these two surely know how to setup the mood of the party, they interact with crowd, sing with crowd , dance with crowd...very talented couple and have lot of potential. To sum up... Thinking about maldives... Go for Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa resort..You will love it. PS: cant wait to be back again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An absolute dream vacation!

Mar 25, 2021 heidibrendonlyons

From our arrival at Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa we were blown away. There was a mini reception for us with music and wreaths made of palm leaves as we disembarked our water plane. Hazel then took us on a cart and gave us a mini tour of the island and amenities. When we got to our water bungalow, we were impressed by how clean it was kept and how… Read more
From our arrival at Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa we were blown away. There was a mini reception for us with music and wreaths made of palm leaves as we disembarked our water plane. Hazel then took us on a cart and gave us a mini tour of the island and amenities. When we got to our water bungalow, we were impressed by how clean it was kept and how modern it was. There is AC to keep you cool all day and the plugs are universal, so you don’t have to worry about bringing an adapter. The view from the bed is spectacular, only the ocean and the beautiful blue sky and from our terrace we had an amazing view of the sunset, that we enjoyed daily. The bungalow is outfitted with beach chairs, a hammock, a couch, and a ladder that you can use to walk into the water whenever you want. The room was cleaned every day and to the highest standard. Sometimes we also had amazing decorations on the bed made from palm leaves, flower pedals and folded towels. The food was amazing. We were genuinely looking forward to every meal of the day. Manawadu (the Exec Chef) and his team are world-class – so much variety, of the highest quality, always fresh and tasty. Manawadu goes around to make sure that guests like the food and asks for feedback and recommendations. We once asked for traditional Maldivian cuisine and the next day he and his team prepared a selection for us! We would like to give a special mention to Ashan, one of the pastry chefs. His cheerfulness and friendliness, in combination with his talents of making the best pastries, was a highlight of every day. During our stay, we had a birthday and Ashan gifted us a custom-made birthday cake in the shape of a stingray! Ashan, you are the best! But we cannot forget Prageeth, the other Pastry Chef. He makes the best desserts and cheesecake in the world and he went above and beyond every day to make sure we were satisfied, and all our wishes were fulfilled. Thank you – we appreciate you! Suoodh, our waiter, was remarkable. Our drinks were delivered to our table as soon as we set foot into the restaurant. He was very friendly and taught us a lot of things about the Maldives, the cuisine, the islands and culture. Thank you! Speaking of drinks, we would like to give a special mention to the bar staff: Desy, Ravindu and Eranga, who made the best drinks ever. We still dream of the many Hakuraa Mimes and (our custom made) Green Hulk drinks that they made for us every day. What really fascinated us was the communication between the staff in the hotel. We have seen many places where a simple request caused immense confusion or was simply forgotten. However, at Cinnamon Hakuraa, the experience was seamless – it felt like the entire staff was one person and everyone knew and was on board without any confusion or long waiting times. During our stay we were really enjoyed the diverse marine life that was just outside of our water bungalow – we saw sharks, sting rays, octopuses, porcupine fish, lionfish and all sorts of other colorful tropical fishes. For an even better experience, the hotel offers snorkeling trips for free twice a day. This was a once in a lifetime experience and we cannot recommend this hotel enough! We will definitely return! Heidi & Brendon Read less
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Mar 24, 2021 378lewisj

We stayed at this hotel during Covid and was excellent! The food was great and staff were very friendly. In particular the bar staff Ravindu & Eranga in the bar. The two boys really looked after us so well and made our trip fantastic and entertaining. The only problem with the hotel on the week we were there was the band! Unfortunately the girl… Read more
We stayed at this hotel during Covid and was excellent! The food was great and staff were very friendly. In particular the bar staff Ravindu & Eranga in the bar. The two boys really looked after us so well and made our trip fantastic and entertaining. The only problem with the hotel on the week we were there was the band! Unfortunately the girl could not sing 😂Infact the band were awful! The only other downfall was the breakfast finished at 9:30am and we only made it once as we were too hungover to go so early every other day. haha Overall the hotel was amazing and would recommend it to everyone! Read less