Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

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

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

Where is it

In the northeast of North Ari Atoll. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 30 minutes by seaplane (remember to pack light for the seaplane transfer as luggage allowance is 20kg plus 5kg hand luggage, per person), 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, 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: includes 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, mineralised 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: includes 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, 1 x signature 60 minute Balinese spa treatment at Chavana Spa for stays under 14 nights, 2 x signature 60 minute Balinese spa treatment at Chavana Spa for stays between 14-20 nights. Turndown service every night.

Please note: outside the hours of 00:00 to 09.00am any food/drinks consumed (regardless of AIl-Inclusive 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.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 May '24 to receive up to 33% off the accommodation cost between 09 May–01 Oct '24.  

    Terms and conditions apply. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 May '24 to receive up to 33% off the accommodation cost between 16 May–30 Oct '24. Plus, receive a complimentary return speedboat transfer when staying in a Water Bungalow between 16 May–30 Sep '24.

    Terms and conditions apply. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. 

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. EYZ Bar. Malamathi Poolside Bar. 

Entertainment including live bands and DJ music.

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*. 

Laundry service. 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. 

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May 28, 2024 Elke S

The Bungalow was very nice and comfort. The stuff is very nice and helpfull. The buffet is chancing every evening and delicius. The Cocktails at the bar are very good. The Riff around the island ist very nice. So many fishes Hope we came back one day
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A piece of heaven at a relaxed pace

May 27, 2024 G P Borehamwood, United Kingdom

We had this arranged by our usual travel agent and were very impressed with the care and attention the resort showed passing information before our arrival. We came for our 30th Wedding anniversary and the hotel were informed by our agent and also ourselves on arrival of the date. The day came and went and nothing happened but wasn't too fussed. … Read more
We had this arranged by our usual travel agent and were very impressed with the care and attention the resort showed passing information before our arrival. We came for our 30th Wedding anniversary and the hotel were informed by our agent and also ourselves on arrival of the date. The day came and went and nothing happened but wasn't too fussed. However a couple of days later staff etc were congratulating us etc, room was decorated and special meals were offered etc. We were made to feel very special, they just got the day wrong. It was funny and just added something different to our stay. The weather wasn't great on 5 out of 9 days but in no way the hotels fault. We were able to still enjoy ourselves and it made me actually have to sit still and actually chill out for a change. You know what they say every cloud has a silver lining. Anyhow the range of food and the quality was fantastic,we used the Al A Carte for lunch and the main one for dinner. There is a chargeable extra restaurant but we didn't use it, however food did look bloody good. Lots of range on the AI drinks menu both alcoholic and non alcoholic. We had an overwater bungalow and this was beautiful. Only issue we had was due to the weather we had the wind whistling through a small gap in the patio doors all night long kept me awake . The room was kept spotless by a chap called Shopon who was made sure we were well looked after. Even had an evening turndown service which was something new to us. I made use of the dive centre most days whilst the wife was still asleep. A pricey hobby to have but I'm told the pricing was very good for the Maldives. Guides were very patient with me as a newish diver and only 40 dives. Really good setup and very simple to use. The island itself is gorgeous, well laid out and small enough to walk round in about 20 minutes. They are really trying to reduce their environmental impact and there is a regular briefing by he management team explaning what they are doing and there was another short presentation by one of the in-house marine biologists about the life in and around the island and the house reef. Now the house reef, wow, My wife who never normally tolerates snorkeling couldn't stop doing it, the highlight for her was watching the Sharks and other marine life coming in for a feed about 1730 daily, whilst snorkeling just outside over the reef. Unfortunately we didn't get to see the house resident sea turtle but saw so much else. Would love to go again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Special shoutout to Hassan🙏🏿

May 27, 2024 Cruiser17681309285

I recently celebrated my 29th birthday at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, and despite the weather not being perfect, I had an amazing time! The staff's warm hospitality truly made up for the gloomy skies. A special shoutout to Hassan, who crafted the best cocktails I’ve ever had. His skill and friendly demeanor added a delightful touch to my… Read more
I recently celebrated my 29th birthday at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, and despite the weather not being perfect, I had an amazing time! The staff's warm hospitality truly made up for the gloomy skies. A special shoutout to Hassan, who crafted the best cocktails I’ve ever had. His skill and friendly demeanor added a delightful touch to my birthday celebration. Thank you, Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, for an unforgettable experience. I can’t wait to return during the festive season! Read less
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May 26, 2024 Trish C

We had an exceptional experience at Ellaidhoo. The warm hospitality we received from everyone was truly welcoming. We loved everything about our stay—the food, the diving, and the rooms were all outstanding. The all-inclusive package significantly reduced our stress, as it provided access to a wide range of amenities, including drinks and food.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible vacation!

May 26, 2024 Sunshine56240016396

One of the best Vacations we ever had. The island is pristine and covered with fabulous coral reef. You don’t need to go on excursions; you can walk right out and start snorkeling from anywhere. If you stay in a water villa, you’ll see sharks, rays, and eels from your deck. Will definitely be re-visiting in the future!