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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A must visit island

Nov 20, 2020 FellowTraveler91579

Hi, we arrived at Elliadhoo Maldives by cinnamon on the 3rd November 2020. And was treated by Jackie part of the management team, our 1st image was wow and it only got better from there. On our arrival to our water bungalow it was jaw dropping. We had our own house boy Salime who in our opinion went beyond the call as our bungalow was cleaned and… Read more
Hi, we arrived at Elliadhoo Maldives by cinnamon on the 3rd November 2020. And was treated by Jackie part of the management team, our 1st image was wow and it only got better from there. On our arrival to our water bungalow it was jaw dropping. We had our own house boy Salime who in our opinion went beyond the call as our bungalow was cleaned and sanatised daily. The food was excellent and the restaurant staff were 1st class, as were the bar staff, the pool guy even the gardeners were top rate. Must do trips include dolphin safari, swimming with Mamta rays and guided night snorkeling. The house reef was exciting as we swam with reef sharks etc and the colours of the fish was amazing Overall we loved it so much we are returning in March 2021. Thanks for reading Tom Read less
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Nov 20, 2020 T4840YDjanef

I really do not want to tell you all how amazing this place was as I plan to return and when we visited last month there were only 20 of us on the island and it was the most amazing holiday ever. The staff cannot do enough for you even though they have not been allowed off the island for 8 months so have been unable to see family. They went out… Read more
I really do not want to tell you all how amazing this place was as I plan to return and when we visited last month there were only 20 of us on the island and it was the most amazing holiday ever. The staff cannot do enough for you even though they have not been allowed off the island for 8 months so have been unable to see family. They went out of their way to help us in every way and always with a smile. The reef is moments swim from the beach and the underwater life you see if amazing you feel like you are living in sea world. This is the perfect escape with brilliant staff and we were in a standard room for the first few days - I actually had to check with reception as though we had been upgraded as it was fabulous and then for the last 3 nights upgraded to a water villa - all i can say is wow this is the most amazing place ever and I have been to most destinations. 20/10 would be the score for our holiday.... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best trip to the Maldives

Nov 19, 2020 1Ekaterina17

I would like to thank the hotel Ellidhoo for the best stay. Very helpful, polite and kind staff. Delicious food, assortment of drinks in the bar. Friendly staff at the reception.( Kelly,Andreana, Jacky and Chalani) You can find a lot of entertainment for yourself: tennis, ping-pong, badminton, swimming pool, diving, snorkeling and so on. The… Read more
I would like to thank the hotel Ellidhoo for the best stay. Very helpful, polite and kind staff. Delicious food, assortment of drinks in the bar. Friendly staff at the reception.( Kelly,Andreana, Jacky and Chalani) You can find a lot of entertainment for yourself: tennis, ping-pong, badminton, swimming pool, diving, snorkeling and so on. The hotel is located on one of the most beautiful reefs in the Maldives. An excellent choice for a vacation both with family and alone. Read less
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Nov 6, 2020 Vicky_R86 Athens, Greece

We stayed in Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon for 5 days, the experience was absolutely astonishing! Facilities, staff and f&b was 5 star! Couldn’t recommend more! Don’t miss the diving center, one of the most professional staff I have met and the most advanced facilities! Looking forward to come back! Many compliments to Mohamed and Emjay at… Read more
We stayed in Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon for 5 days, the experience was absolutely astonishing! Facilities, staff and f&b was 5 star! Couldn’t recommend more! Don’t miss the diving center, one of the most professional staff I have met and the most advanced facilities! Looking forward to come back! Many compliments to Mohamed and Emjay at the diving center and all the instructors! Many thanks to Kelly (reception), Challani, Susil, Charuka (restaurant) for making our stay warm and relaxing! Read less
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Nov 4, 2020 JimboJD Phoenix, Arizona

From the moment I arrived on Ellaidhoo Island, I felt the warm welcome from the staff! Sanitation policies in place and welcomed us to some cold ice tea while we checked in. The staff met our every need. Plenty of water bottles and refillable water. I requested coffee in the morning, rather than instant coffee in my room. I am an early riser and… Read more
From the moment I arrived on Ellaidhoo Island, I felt the warm welcome from the staff! Sanitation policies in place and welcomed us to some cold ice tea while we checked in. The staff met our every need. Plenty of water bottles and refillable water. I requested coffee in the morning, rather than instant coffee in my room. I am an early riser and Marlon and the rest of the staff made sure I was taken care of. The food was fabulous!! I tried all types of food and every dish was delicious. The chef’s on Ellaidhoo Island are outstanding!! Best food I have ever had. I workout each morning back at home and checked out the gym on the island. Wow!! This gym went beyond my expectations. This gym (attached photos) was better than any gym at a hotel or resort. I went at least two times a day! Thank you Ellaidhoo staff. I apologize I do not remember all your names. Thank you for making this vacation the best vacation Ever! I cannot wait to come back. Read less