Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

This lush resort is blessed with amazingly colourful coral reefs, a fine white sandy beach on one side of the island and a turquoise lagoon, making it perfect for those seeking unspoiled surrounds in which to relax. You won’t want to miss the underwater world though so be sure to grab a snorkel, jump in and discover the spectacular marine life. Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon offers warm friendly service and has a great range of amenities, as well as regular entertainment for those chilled island evenings. Choose to access the island by an exhilarating speedboat ride or travel by seaplane, a great way to arrive, offering spectacular aerial views.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkelling

Where is it

In the northeast of North Ari Atoll. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 25 minutes by seaplane or 1 hour 30 minutes by speedboat. Please note: Seaplane transfers to/from your resort will only operate in daylight hours. Speedboat transfers are more economical, are available during daylight hours (except May-September) and are weather dependent. Please ensure your international flights into and out of Malé allow for these schedules.

Hotel information

112 rooms and bungalows. All with terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer and iron. Standard Rooms are located on the island, open out onto the gardens and have outdoor showers, with 1 king-size bed, plus extra bed on request, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Standard All Inclusive package (applicable for bookings made from 31 May '19 for travel during 2020):

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner plus selection of local snacks served between 10.30am-11.30am, 4.00pm-6.00pm and 10.30pm-11.30pm: unlimited regular house brands from a 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, mineralized water plus teas and coffees at all outlets. Access to gym, badminton, tennis, squash courts, table tennis, billiard, snooker, beach volleyball and football (equipment included).

Virgin All Inclusive: includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in allocated buffet, plus morning, evening and late night snacks. Local and premium branded spirits, wines and cocktails, fresh juices and milk shakes, still bottled water, and tea and coffee. Plus one seafood grill or steak dinner at the the table (once per stay), a platter of chocolates in room on second day and mini-bar including soft drinks and beer (replenished once daily). One dolphin watching excursion per stay. Use of fitness centre, badminton, tennis courts, table tennis, snooker and squash.

Premium All Inclusive package (applicable for bookings made from 31 May '19 for travel during 2020):

All inclusions of the standard package plus a welcome bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, in-room mini-bar 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 organized 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 Chavana Spa once every 5 night stay and turndown service every night.

Please note: Outside the hours of 7:30 and midnight any drinks consumed (regardless of AI package booked) will be charged on consumption.

Superior Rooms are in two-storey blocks (with two Superior Rooms on each floor) and face the ocean. These spacious rooms have 1 king-size bed and 1 single bed (extra bed available), sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Beach Bungalows are individual and look out to sea, offering more privacy, and have 1 king-size bed plus extra bed on request, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Water Bungalows are set on stilts over the water, with private deck, and have 1 king-size bed plus extra bed on request, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Madi Restaurant (international buffet, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Malamathi Restaurant & Bar (exclusively for guests staying in Water Bungalows). Iruohsnee bar and coffee shop. Infinity swimming pool. Chavana Spa* with choice of massages and treatments. Fitness room. PADI dive centre*. Snorkelling* and canoeing*. Tennis, table tennis, squash, badminton and billiard table. Island hopping excursions*, manta safaris* and fishing trips*. Entertainment including live bands and DJ music. Laundry service. WiFi*.

*Denotes local charge.

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Mar 1, 2021 jsirakova

Perfect place to escape in heaven! Super organisation everywhere! Very clean and safe! The staff is the most polite and kind ever! Super kitchen and food! I want to thank personally to Jacky at the reception - kind and very smiling person! And at the restaurant Shaafiu - the most polite waiter ever! Nasru at the bar, too. Everyone was very, very… Read more
Perfect place to escape in heaven! Super organisation everywhere! Very clean and safe! The staff is the most polite and kind ever! Super kitchen and food! I want to thank personally to Jacky at the reception - kind and very smiling person! And at the restaurant Shaafiu - the most polite waiter ever! Nasru at the bar, too. Everyone was very, very good at his work! At all the place is wonderful, the reef is still alive/ they are not so many nowdays/and full of sea life! It’s not crowded and noisy! The nature is saved! Thanks for all ! Read less
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Mar 1, 2021 868nicko

We spent a week in ellaidhoo maldives and it was our best holiday that i will never forget. Our meals were arranged in malamathi restuarent and the food was amazing!! Chef singh and snith prepared delicious romanian food for us!! And the restuarent service was incredibble. Our waiters Naufal and nasru remembered all our drinks! And our drinks was… Read more
We spent a week in ellaidhoo maldives and it was our best holiday that i will never forget. Our meals were arranged in malamathi restuarent and the food was amazing!! Chef singh and snith prepared delicious romanian food for us!! And the restuarent service was incredibble. Our waiters Naufal and nasru remembered all our drinks! And our drinks was never delayed! Special thanks to priyantha and oshandha from malathi bar for our special drinks! Thank you so much for making our holiday amazing!! Looking forward to see you all again soon!! Once again thank you for the amazing service!! Read less
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Feb 28, 2021 Civir_27 Male

The Trip takes 90mins by speedboat. It was very calm place. The staffs in reception are very kind .Enjoyed the experience-It was so good and very relaxing ambience. It's a best place for a holiday...😍😍😍Well recommended to friends..
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Feb 26, 2021 veramiculet

Me and my husband stayed for 8 days At the beach villa, we really enjoyed the experience, it was so quite , surrounded by amazing colors- it was so good and relaxing!The food is really nice, all the staff knows English which is really good. Try the sea food barbecue as the choice is really amazing . We got acquainted with the manager Russel, which… Read more
Me and my husband stayed for 8 days At the beach villa, we really enjoyed the experience, it was so quite , surrounded by amazing colors- it was so good and relaxing!The food is really nice, all the staff knows English which is really good. Try the sea food barbecue as the choice is really amazing . We got acquainted with the manager Russel, which is such a nice person and always willing to know what the guest want and how do they feel- best way to improve the services, Read less
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Feb 23, 2021 Eenjas2021

Me and my boyfriend as well as my sister and her boyfriend stayed on this small but very beautiful island for a week in 02/2021. when we arrived we were immediately greeted with a name tag at the airport. the boat trip to the hotel (about 90 minutes) was also very pleasant. We booked a water bungalow, the room was very nice and the view was… Read more
Me and my boyfriend as well as my sister and her boyfriend stayed on this small but very beautiful island for a week in 02/2021. when we arrived we were immediately greeted with a name tag at the airport. the boat trip to the hotel (about 90 minutes) was also very pleasant. We booked a water bungalow, the room was very nice and the view was amazing. Unfortunately there was no possibility to get directly from the room into the sea. the staff was always friendly and helpful. the resort is very recommendable for all couples and divers. I can also warmly recommend the massages. night snorkeling is definitely worth it! I was also able to celebrate one of my most beautiful birthdays with a candle night dinner on the beach, many thanks to Mr. Nasra, Mr.Russell, Mr. Anis, Mr. Naufal, Mrs. Shifa and the whole kitchen team. for all those who need a pcr test for the return journey, a day before departure on the island (medical center) a test for $ 150 can be made without any problem. Read less