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

  • 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 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, 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: 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, 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. EYZ Bar. Malamathi Poolside Bar. 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. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

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Oct 24, 2021 hmlindat Kassel, Germany

The service was very good. The restaurant manager did an excellent job and personally took care of all matters, even if he was powerless against the "mask opponents". He always did his best. The rooms were clean, Khalid, our room boy was always nice, polite and accommodating and also tried to fulfill every request. The steps on the balcony of the… Read more
The service was very good. The restaurant manager did an excellent job and personally took care of all matters, even if he was powerless against the "mask opponents". He always did his best. The rooms were clean, Khalid, our room boy was always nice, polite and accommodating and also tried to fulfill every request. The steps on the balcony of the beach bungalows could be improved. These become extremely smooth when wet, as they have no structure. I experienced this myself in a very painful fall. Fortunately, apart from bruises and bruises, nothing more happened. Much is being done for the ecosystem and sustainability is important. All in all a resort to feel good. Gladly again. Read less
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Oct 24, 2021 joerghahne Kleinmachnow, Germany

This was a very good Diving Holiday! The House reef provided many different dives, we had a shark garantee (even snorkling) and our own wreck with shark every time. Boot trips to magnificent diive spots, excellence organisated dive center! We can truely recomend this diving resort
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Oct 24, 2021 jendeanp London, United Kingdom

We have been to a number of Maldives islands and this has been our favourite. Everyone is so friendly and made you feel special and nothing was too much effort. They made my husband feel special on his birthday which was nice. We had room 104 garden view which at first we wanted to change to beach one but we are glad we didn’t as the location… Read more
We have been to a number of Maldives islands and this has been our favourite. Everyone is so friendly and made you feel special and nothing was too much effort. They made my husband feel special on his birthday which was nice. We had room 104 garden view which at first we wanted to change to beach one but we are glad we didn’t as the location was great and we’d chose this one again when we revisit if we could. Madhawa at the pool bar was brilliant, so friendly and always went above and beyond. He makes a mean cocktail, the choice of cocktails in all inclusive was great about 21 (all good) loved the pinky fresh and ellaidhoo dream. I had special margarita which was incredible. Food on the island was very good standard with lots of choice of salads made with your own dressing , soups , breads , choice of curries every night , vegetarian dishes , live cooking stations with meats , pastas and the stir fry’s were excellent. Similar choice at lunch too. Full breakfast selection was good. Snacks certain times of day with sandwiches etc. Entertainment most nights , disco or live band which was good and nothing too loud just chilled. Scuba diving team very professional and helpful , did some great dives and felt totally relaxed and looked after, you can also dive or snorkel the great house reef. Stunning scenery, great good , chilled out entertainment. Loved the infinity pool the staff always looked after us. Fantastic resort we would definitely return to. Can’t name all the staff but Margaret & Nazeer in the main bar very friendly and helpful and management always walked around to ensure people were happy which was a nice touch can’t complain about anything. The speedboat is a bit of a journey and we took the seaplane back which was good. I don’t understand any of the negative reviews as I can’t complain about anything at all. Read less
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Oct 24, 2021 514brendonm

This was such an amazing place to stay... The location, the staff, the food just really great ... We will definitely be back.. thank you for all the great hospitality.. By far the best staff complement I have experienced at a hotel/resort..
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Oct 20, 2021 Meloni S Johannesburg, South Africa

10/10!! From when we got to Ellaidhoo, until we left, everyone was super friendly and helpful! The watervilla is an absolute must and the marine life is stunning! Food and drinks were devine and everyone goes out of their way to make sure you are always happy and enjoying your stay. To name but a few, Saamil, Madhawa, Galim, Salime, Naufal,… Read more
10/10!! From when we got to Ellaidhoo, until we left, everyone was super friendly and helpful! The watervilla is an absolute must and the marine life is stunning! Food and drinks were devine and everyone goes out of their way to make sure you are always happy and enjoying your stay. To name but a few, Saamil, Madhawa, Galim, Salime, Naufal, Marlin AND EVERYONE ELSE, THANK YOU!!! This was our second trip to Maldives and we hope to visit again real soon! Thank you again to everyone from Ellaidhoo for an unforgetable holiday Love Andre and Mel Read less