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: 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 Honeymoon

Jul 28, 2021 C5407PKkevinr

We had a fantastic time at the resort. We received incredible service from Igbal, Charka, and Aththi. I highly recommend this resort, especially the overwater bungalow. Great diving for beginners and nice snorkeling.
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Jul 26, 2021 417kornelias

I would like to recommend this great destination to everybody, who would like to travel to Maldevis. Great accommodation, food and servis. The best is the house reef full of wild life. For sure we would like to go back and one again enjoy the island.
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Jul 22, 2021 ShaneIngham96

We enjoyed a lovely holiday on Ellaidhoo. It was our honeymoon and we loved every moment on this island. We snorkelled every day and went scuba diving for the first time. It was so amazing that we had to do it again. The evening sunset swims by the pool were bliss and the food is spectacular and such a variety. You’ll never go hungry. What a… Read more
We enjoyed a lovely holiday on Ellaidhoo. It was our honeymoon and we loved every moment on this island. We snorkelled every day and went scuba diving for the first time. It was so amazing that we had to do it again. The evening sunset swims by the pool were bliss and the food is spectacular and such a variety. You’ll never go hungry. What a beautiful place!! Read less
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Jul 21, 2021 gorank853

It's a fantastic resort to just relax and enjoy yourself, as the staff will take care of everything. If you need a PCR test, they reserve the time for you and remind you in advance via letters, same as with your time of departure and checkout time. The service from the staff is fantastic too - right from cleaning the room every day to perfection… Read more
It's a fantastic resort to just relax and enjoy yourself, as the staff will take care of everything. If you need a PCR test, they reserve the time for you and remind you in advance via letters, same as with your time of departure and checkout time. The service from the staff is fantastic too - right from cleaning the room every day to perfection to being very friendly and helpful in the restaurant. The restaurant was great, we've never had a meal where at least something wouldn't be great - if you didn't like anything from the bar you could tailor something to your taste in the pasta station. You get fresh water in your room and can always get some in the bar too, so no need to worry about that. If you plan to drink alcohol often, suggest you go for all inclusive - a glass of wine or simple cocktail at the bar can be quite expensive, around 10$ for one. If you don't drink much really, you can just get the breakfast/lunch/dinner combo and spare some cash. If you plan to do any sports, the resort is also a great pick for that. There's a full tennis court, a smaller badminton/volleyball court, and a well equipped gym. Some other helpful tidbits which we came to know while we stayed there: - if you're not staying in a beach villa with a dedicated numbered sunbed, there's quite a few unlabeled ones at the beach, just look for one before you go to breakfast and reserve it with a towel - there's coffee and water available at the bar at all times, and some snacks every day too - those are usually prepared at 4 pm - they feed giant reef sharks (those aren't dangerous to us, supposedly) with leftovers at 5.30 pm every day next to the bar, which is a nice attraction to see Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Family Holiday

Jul 20, 2021 Inspire507314 Cape Town Central, South Africa

We throughly enjoyed our week at Ellaidhoo with our 2 teenage daughters. The beach bungalows, right on the waters edge are also spacious and well equipped. For us the 2 biggest highlights were being able to access incredible reef snorkelling right there at the resort and the incredible service offered by the staff, from the cheerful cleaners… Read more
We throughly enjoyed our week at Ellaidhoo with our 2 teenage daughters. The beach bungalows, right on the waters edge are also spacious and well equipped. For us the 2 biggest highlights were being able to access incredible reef snorkelling right there at the resort and the incredible service offered by the staff, from the cheerful cleaners right up to the manager himself, everyone was a credit to the resort. Would highly recommend staying here & plan on returning ourselves! Read less