Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Meaning “Reef Above Water”, the newly refurbished 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. The shallow lagoon is superb, however if its marine life, snorkelling and diving you are after, then hop aboard one of the twice daily complimentary shuttle boats, which will take you out into the deep crystal seas. If you just want to relax, meander to the Mandara Spa and select one of their treatments or a couples massage. As the day draws to a close, the beautiful sunsets and gentle evenings are the perfect setting for a delicious meal and drinks al-fresco. Another brand new addition for 2019, connected to the main resort via a walkway is a small private island with 20 luxurious platinum bungalows offering the ultimate privacy for adults 18 years and over. Ideal for couples or groups of friends with an outdoor common swimming pool, bar & 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. Standard 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.

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). À la carte Restaurant (on the main island serving specialty seafood). Pool bar (located on the main island serving International cocktails and mocktails with live music; open 7:00am until the last guests leaves). Private Island Pool Bar & Lounge (located on the private island serving continental/buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner; open 7:00am-9:30am, 12:30pm-2:30pm and 7:30pm-9:30pm). Swimming pool. Mandara Spa* (open 10:00am-8:00pm). Mini-gym. PADI dive centre*. Water sports* such as windsurfing, catamaran sailing 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 for Virgin Holidays' guests.

*Denotes local charge.

 

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Aug 26, 2019 Mirelpx Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Dear goodness what to say! This place was a heaven on earth!! Jaw dropping nature and accommodation.. staff were friendly and helpful - unfortunately we had to seek a doctor while on island but he was very helpful and professional. Rooms are just gorgeous with stunning views, beaches&ocean unbelievable and food was brilliant too! Only single… Read more
Dear goodness what to say! This place was a heaven on earth!! Jaw dropping nature and accommodation.. staff were friendly and helpful - unfortunately we had to seek a doctor while on island but he was very helpful and professional. Rooms are just gorgeous with stunning views, beaches&ocean unbelievable and food was brilliant too! Only single negative experience we had was in the restaurant as we are used to tipping at the end of our stay, but here it seems you have to tip after every meal otherwise you will be ignored. Read less
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Dec 6, 2018 Jason S Cornwall, United Kingdom

Our second visit here was just as magical as the first. Food was delicious. Water bungalows are fantastic - love the private deck area steps into the sea. Not as many corals or fish as when we first visited. Looking forward to seeing the hotel after its refit - just hope it doesn’t become another island out of reach of average folks .
Image of the Tripadvisor rating value for money for a Maldivian resort

Nov 14, 2018 BigMaldivesTraveller

Peaceful, transquil, clear waters - perfect for a retreat but fewer activities. Perfect for relaxation and considerably good value for money for a Maldivian resort. Recommend it for a quiet getaway, but not if you are looking for an action-packed stay.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great food and beach!

Nov 11, 2018 tomoko220

Most of the Maldives islands are great, this is my 3rd time in Maldives and never disappointed me. Each time I stayed different island but this island had the best food so far. Yes all-inclusive meal, like most of other island, but this hotel has tasty food every meal and so many different things. Drinks are included but i wasn't expected good… Read more
Most of the Maldives islands are great, this is my 3rd time in Maldives and never disappointed me. Each time I stayed different island but this island had the best food so far. Yes all-inclusive meal, like most of other island, but this hotel has tasty food every meal and so many different things. Drinks are included but i wasn't expected good brand of liquor and wine. But! Their all-inclusive wine is really ok (not super, but ok as free) and all-inclusive cocktails were good too. Rooms are nice, offered free snorkeling tour everyday and shouldn't missed. We had Romantic beach dinner one night with lobster and champagne, so good as well as service! There is one thing to say, we cancelled Wakeboarding but reception and water sports desk didn't have good communication and they charged for it. We had a bit of argument but at last, they deducted the price for wakeboarding. We also went for Dolphin Watch but couldn't meet them. Well, this is not their fault, then they refund half price. Most of people stays in Maldives at least a week, thinking of having not good food for a week is not cool. But you will enjoy the meal in here! Read less
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Jul 15, 2018 TanyaL1992 Norwich, United Kingdom

We stayed on the island in November 2017. We had spent ages looking at different islands and what they had to offer. Eventually we agreed on the Hakuraa and I am so glad we did. I have never felt relaxation like it. From the incredible views and sunsets, which just got better by day, the amazingly kind and friendly staff and the incredible food, I… Read more
We stayed on the island in November 2017. We had spent ages looking at different islands and what they had to offer. Eventually we agreed on the Hakuraa and I am so glad we did. I have never felt relaxation like it. From the incredible views and sunsets, which just got better by day, the amazingly kind and friendly staff and the incredible food, I have to say it was hard to leave! The excursions were awesome and I would highly recommend the dolphin watching. The only slight negative was the roofs of the rooms during rain, extremely loud and did wake us up a couple of times but I’m sure as soon the island is redone this issue will be changed. The sea plane was amazing.. because the island is so far from Male you really get to embrace those views. When you get there you are assigned a waiter for the duration of your stay. We we lucky to have Saleem. He was brilliant and treats you as though you are the only people there. Always remembered our favourite drinks and I’ve never met someone so smiley. The man who makes the naan bread also needs a special mention as it’s the best we’ve ever had! The snorkelling at the reef was good but we have been told that other islands have better reefs. All in all it was a truly perfect honeymoon on an island of paradise and I hope that one day we get the opportunity to go back once the refurb is complete. Read less