Cinnamon Velifushi

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

The latest addition to the Maldives’ celebrated Cinnamon hotel collection opened in October 2019 – and they’ve upped their luxury game even further, with indulgent villa upgrade options featuring Jacuzzis and plunge pools. You can upgrade more than your room too, enhancing Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives already fabulous all-inclusive package to ‘Virgin All-Inclusive’ or ‘Premium All-Inclusive’. Whichever package you pick, you’ll arrive by speedboat or seaplane to an island paradise in the pristine waters of Vaavu Atoll starring all the Maldivian musts – we’re talking exceptional diving and snorkelling, sunset cruises, island hopping experiences, and unforgettable dining spots like the alfresco VAH Global Dining, and the à la carte Asian cuisine on the beach at Iru Kitchen & Bar.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located 50 nautrical miles south of Malé International Airport in the pristine waters of Vaavu Atoll (east side of the Atoll). 90 minutes by speedboat or 25 minutes by seaplane (remember to pack light for the seaplane transfer as luggage allowance is 20kg plus 5kg hand luggage, per person).

Hotel information

90 bungalows and suites. All with balcony or terrace, air conditioning, ceiling fan, telephone, LED TV, complimentary WiFi, Bose Speaker with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity®, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, iron and board (on request), safe, and spacious indoor bathrooms, some with bathtub and/or separate rainfall shower and bath amenities.

Superior Beach Lofts are 79sqm and offer stunning views of the Indian Ocean with a separate rainfall shower and bath amenities with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Option to interconnect with Beach Bungalows (ground floor).

Standard All Inclusive package: includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at VAH Global Dining. Selection of local snacks served between 10:30am-11:30am, 4:00pm-6:00pm and 10:30-11:30pm. Unlimited regular house brands from a selection of spirits and wines (served by the glass only). Unlimited cocktails and mocktails from a select menu. Selection of draught beer. Selection of carbonated soft drinks, canned fruit juice, mineralised water plus teas and coffees. Access to gym, billiard, snooker, beach volleyball, beach tennis, futsal and table tennis (equipment included).

Virgin All Inclusive package: all inclusions of the standard package plus international premium brand spirits and wines, fresh juice, milk shakes, one seafood grill or steak dinner served at the table one time per stay in the VAH Global Dining, one excursion (once per stay), and mini-bar (soft drinks and beer) replenished once per day.

Premium All Inclusive package: all inclusions of the standard package plus welcome bottle of sparkling wine on arrival. In room mini-bar stocked with beer, soft drinks and selection of snacks (replenished once per day). Premium international brand spirits, wines and cocktails. Unlimited fresh juice and milk shakes. Two complimentary excursions from a selected list - per person per stay (weather permitting). Invitation to two 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 Balinese spa treatment at Mandara Spa once every 5 night stay. Turndown service every night.

Beach Bungalows are 65sqm with terrace, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. Option to interconnect with Beach Loft Rooms (upper floors).

Water Bungalows are 100sqm with large terrace dock, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Sunset Water Bungalows with Jacuzzi are 100sqm with large terrace deck, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Water Suites with Pool are 208sqm with large terrace deck and outdoor plunge pool, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

  • Book by 30 April 2024 to receive up to 25% off plus complimentary speedboat transfers. Available on stays between 12 Mar – 30 Apr '24. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types.  
  • Book by 22 May 2024 to receive up to 25% off PLUS free transfers on stays between 01 May – 31 Oct '24. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types.

Vah Global Dining (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; international cuisine). Iru kitchen and Bar* our South East Asian specialty restaurant (open 7:00pm- 10:00pm). Fen Pool Bar (open 7:30am until the last guest leaves). Room service*.

Swimming pool. Chavana Spa*. Mini gym. Non-motorised water sports including diving*, snorkelling* and canoeing*. Beach volleyball and tennis. Table tennis. Billiards. Excursions* including island hopping, sunset fishing and sunset cruises (may require minimum numbers. Payable locally; subject to change).

Complimentary WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to children under the age of 12.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1830)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Your expectations are higher for such a price

Apr 17, 2024 Compass65535505938

Great staff, a friendly and welcoming environment, a very clean island, a bright and spacious bungalow, and outstanding snorkelling in the rich home reef. 1. Snorkeling equipment isn't provided by the resort free of charge. 2. No common sports activities exist. There is no either a morning yoga/ warming exercise or volleyball game or table… Read more
Great staff, a friendly and welcoming environment, a very clean island, a bright and spacious bungalow, and outstanding snorkelling in the rich home reef. 1. Snorkeling equipment isn't provided by the resort free of charge. 2. No common sports activities exist. There is no either a morning yoga/ warming exercise or volleyball game or table tennis competition or the table games followed by a schedule. 3. Some of the sports or table games equipment is broken or lost. 4. The selection and quality of the deserts could be better (less but tastier). 5. Guests' special occasions might be enriched too (we got the bed's decoration, I believe a cake is still on the way). All the excursions are standard and available to all guests. 6. There is no photography service promoted or offered in principle. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing stay

Apr 13, 2024 Manour89

One of the best stays ever, best thing about this hotel is hospitality, delicious food and the amazing corals around the oversea villas, special thanks to the pretty and amazing person Omali the manager assistant we had a great time because of her 🥰
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Apr 13, 2024 Yukiko T

Our first trip to the Maldives was a wonderful memory. The sea, hotel, and staff in the Maldives were all amazing. One of the staff members, Ms.Omali, treated us professionally from check-in to check-out. She also played with our two and a half year old son a lot. I am looking forward to seeing the sea, hotel and professional staff of the Maldives… Read more
Our first trip to the Maldives was a wonderful memory. The sea, hotel, and staff in the Maldives were all amazing. One of the staff members, Ms.Omali, treated us professionally from check-in to check-out. She also played with our two and a half year old son a lot. I am looking forward to seeing the sea, hotel and professional staff of the Maldives again with my family. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay in a lovely island

Apr 13, 2024 yohanw2021

We had a fantastic time at Cinnamon Velifushi. We spent our four days in a Sunset Water bungalow, which was just spectacular. The staff was lovely, with special mention to Omali at the front desk and Lahiru at the pool bar. Will visit again My only complaint was as the weather was super hot, the room ACs were trying but couldn’t cope.… Read more
We had a fantastic time at Cinnamon Velifushi. We spent our four days in a Sunset Water bungalow, which was just spectacular. The staff was lovely, with special mention to Omali at the front desk and Lahiru at the pool bar. Will visit again My only complaint was as the weather was super hot, the room ACs were trying but couldn’t cope. Management should look at having larger units Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best relaxing staycation with beautiful views

Apr 12, 2024 Rashmi_mc Colombo, Sri Lanka

We were at Cinnamon Velifushi for 3 days in April 2024. The resort was sooooooo beautiful and very peaceful. We stayed in the overwater pool suite and the room was very spacious. Our room was faced towards sunset and we got the best sunset view from the room every evening. The staff at Velifushi were very welcoming, friendly, helpful and… Read more
We were at Cinnamon Velifushi for 3 days in April 2024. The resort was sooooooo beautiful and very peaceful. We stayed in the overwater pool suite and the room was very spacious. Our room was faced towards sunset and we got the best sunset view from the room every evening. The staff at Velifushi were very welcoming, friendly, helpful and professional! We were under All Inclusive Package. We were entitled for breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, morning and evening snacks and unlimited drinks from a selected beverage menu at the pool bar. We took sea plane for our airport transfers and we loved our sea plane journey. Overall we are very satisfied with our staycation at Cinnamon Velifushi. Read less