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 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Piece of heaven ……, beautiful!!!!

May 15, 2022 Tiggerlill Canterbury, United Kingdom

We had the pleasure of staying here two couples in two water bungalows We arrived By sea plane …. Breathtaking!! Arrived and everything was Immaculate, beautifully clean and tidy ! Our room boy was called ALAMIN Every day he came and left it like new . Always bright and cheerful and smiling!!! Lovely young chap . This place seems smaller in… Read more
We had the pleasure of staying here two couples in two water bungalows We arrived By sea plane …. Breathtaking!! Arrived and everything was Immaculate, beautifully clean and tidy ! Our room boy was called ALAMIN Every day he came and left it like new . Always bright and cheerful and smiling!!! Lovely young chap . This place seems smaller in Comparison with some islands, but in my opinion small is better and more personal. The food was always fresh, plenty of choice and chiefs was always Obliging to cater for everyone and their taste,s All the staff in the restaurant was lovely, helpful and always asking if we was ok ! The waiter we had assisting us mostly was a lovely young man called iruttey Oscar . He Honestly made us all feel very at home. We chatted , asked questions , advice. He even assisted my partner organised a romantic meal for us ( which was kept a secret from me ) Iruttey Oscar really went the extra mile for us . He definitely made our holiday, laughing and joking with us . We felt more of extended family !! In my opinion the manager ( who is also very nice too ) of the water bungalows restaurant has a very good team , they all work so well together . I sometimes sat and people watched . They should all feel very proud of themselves ! My friend injured herself while we was there, we went to reception they was very helpful and called dr . Who was then waiting for us at the dr office . Dr was quick ,Efficient and gave medicines needed . Nothing was too much trouble ! The big boss saw us while waiting to see dr , he asked if we was ok , we explained what had happened. Few days later we saw big boss again and he asked how my friend was . This island is more like a friendly community , everyone talks , staff being Generally very polite . The big boss held a cocktail evening with Some delicious appetisers. He done a presentation on how the island works and what they do to try and save the environment and planet Cutting back on plastic ect ! Honestly was interesting The following day we was invited ( if we wanted to ) to see what happens back stage Veg patch , recycling, ect It made you stop and think what we do or should do ! It wasn’t like a teacher and student situation , more like friends chatting very relaxed. . This really is a special place and I love the fact the staff are trying to Preserve this beautiful island trying to Preserve it as long as possible ,small steps which are making a big difference. Thank you for having us :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely perfect

May 15, 2022 janosg2017

Besides line up what was good what we liked let me just say everything was just perfect. Highly recommend for everybody. No age limit. We already start to planning to go back. Don't forget the snorkeling gear, to buy it there little pricing.
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May 15, 2022 O9579JGdebbies

Wow!! Ellaidhoo is the most beautiful island in the world. From the moment the seaplane landed at the jetty we knew we had arrived in paradise. Crystal clear turquoise ocean and beautiful soft white sand. We were met by a few members of staff on a Dhoni boat and taken on a 5 minute boat ride to the island where the staff greated you to walk you… Read more
Wow!! Ellaidhoo is the most beautiful island in the world. From the moment the seaplane landed at the jetty we knew we had arrived in paradise. Crystal clear turquoise ocean and beautiful soft white sand. We were met by a few members of staff on a Dhoni boat and taken on a 5 minute boat ride to the island where the staff greated you to walk you down the jetty to reception. Here you are given a glass of fresh fruit juice and an ice cold beer, which after travelling for 16 hrs it was the best beer in the world. We were checked in quickly and efficiently. We stayed for 10 nights in a beach bungalow which was perfect in every way. Spotlessly clean and very spacious, more wardrobe space and drawers than you could possibly need. Tea and coffee facilities provided in the room along with fresh botteld water. Air con was amazing, semi open bathroom with a huge walk in waterfall shower. All toiletries are provided along with lots of other little extras, everything you could possibly need. The island is spotless. We made friends very quickly with the staff on the island, they are so friendly and welcoming, nothing is too much trouble for them. The bar area is semi open with a huge outdoor deck area all filled with comfortable seating. Bar staff are incredibly friendly, Madhawa Thusitha, Chandana Perera and Margaret Naw run the bar amazingly and are a great laugh. No matter how busy the bar gets they make sure you are served immediately and make it all look so easy, always got a smile on their faces and ready for a friendly chat. Our waiter was a very polite friendly young gentleman called Sammil and was always showed attention to detail. The choice of food was amazing and catered for all tastes with meat, vegetarian and gluten free options. The executive chef Julian Mendis is exceptional at his work, he really is a genius chef. There are lots of options for trips at an extra cost but worth it. Snorkeling is amazing swimming with the little sharks, rays, Japanese trumpet fish, even the Trigger fish are beautiful to see but you need to keep a distance as they do bite. We cannot wait to return to this beautiful island as it was so relaxing, as the staff say 'no rush island' Highly recommend Ellaidhoo to anyone wanting to holiday in the Maldives. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutelly amazing and breathtaking experience! <3

May 14, 2022 AnnieAn19 Pilsen, Czech Republic

Dear all in Ellaidhoo 😊 We visited the island approx.3 weeks ago- 21-27 April 2022. When we were looking for the holidays, we saw lot of good recommendations to choose your island, but what we experienced, it was beyond all! We loved every and each second we spent there. The staff is amazing, everyone is really experienced, friendly and happy… Read more
Dear all in Ellaidhoo 😊 We visited the island approx.3 weeks ago- 21-27 April 2022. When we were looking for the holidays, we saw lot of good recommendations to choose your island, but what we experienced, it was beyond all! We loved every and each second we spent there. The staff is amazing, everyone is really experienced, friendly and happy to help and do their best for the visitors. We really became friends with people on the bar, Nazeer, Margaret, Madwa- hi guys! 😊 we miss you! But also other bar staff was great! Also people in the reception were amazing, the cashier boy- I forgot his name 😊 and Andrea- she is really the right person on her position 😊 very good customer service. But also other people absolutelly met our expectations of great customer service, it is just not possible for us to remember all names. I really miss my each day omelette and salads! Restaurant was also a great place to be, very good and tasty cuisine, as well as lovely people working there. We also experienced a dinner on the beach, which was a breathtaking experience and we loved it. The island itself is very beautiful, amazing snorkeling experience, beautiful sunsets.. We will definitely come back and we miss Ellaidhoo already! Thank you for everything again. It was the best holidays of our life! Greeting from Switzerland <3 Anna&Lukas Read less
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May 13, 2022 rahulnair_18 Mumbai, India

I have been to Maldives thrice for holidays but i must say this was the best of all. Resorts at Maldives are known for their Sweet Hospitality, But Hospitality at Ellaidhoo was next level. I am very impressed by their Food / Hospitality and Cleanliness. I had stayed on their water villa and it's very beautiful. Overall the place is worth the… Read more
I have been to Maldives thrice for holidays but i must say this was the best of all. Resorts at Maldives are known for their Sweet Hospitality, But Hospitality at Ellaidhoo was next level. I am very impressed by their Food / Hospitality and Cleanliness. I had stayed on their water villa and it's very beautiful. Overall the place is worth the visit. So if you are planning for Maldives, i would highly recommend you this place. PS : If possible go for full board package as it made things easier and cost effective for me. Read less