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.

  • Early Booking Offer: Book by 31 Oct '19 and save 15% on your accommodation costs for travel from 1 Jan-30 April '20 or book by 30 Apr '20 and save 15% on your accommodation costs for travel from 1 May-31 Dec '20. Terms and conditions apply. May not be combinable with other offers.

  • Early Booking Offer: Book by 31 Oct '19 and save 15% on your accommodation costs for travel from 1 Jan-30 April '20 or book by 30 Apr '20 and save 15% on your accommodation costs for travel from 1 May-31 Dec '20. Terms and conditions apply. May not be combinable with other offers.

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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Mar 28, 2020 1_geordie Whitley Bay, United Kingdom

First time in the Maldives so I cannot make any comparisons. There was a lot of ground work done before we booked Ellaidhoo. The Island is small but we thought that was a positive. We took the Seaplane from the airport and the speedboat back. Both were very enjoyable. We were met at the resort and shown to our Water Bungalow. Fantastic! Very… Read more
First time in the Maldives so I cannot make any comparisons. There was a lot of ground work done before we booked Ellaidhoo. The Island is small but we thought that was a positive. We took the Seaplane from the airport and the speedboat back. Both were very enjoyable. We were met at the resort and shown to our Water Bungalow. Fantastic! Very comfortable and the only place to be able escape the heat. Shampon our housekeeper did a great job. We ate only in the restaurant by the pool and it was excellent. Huge amount of choice and meats offered, Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb and Duck on occasion. The staff were attentive and enjoyed a joke. The snorkelling on the house reef was simply superb! Rays, Sharks (little ones) and Stingrays along with hundreds of other species. loved it. I would certainly recommend this resort we both thought it was great value. Well done to all! Read less
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Mar 28, 2020 Jill d

A beautiful island with great snorkelling made special by the warmth and friendliness of the staff. Our water bungalow was comfortable, restaurant excellent pool and reef ideal. Thank you for an amazing experience and see you again soon !
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Mar 28, 2020 Carol B

We recently returned from a fantastic 2 week holiday from, what is to us, as near to paradise as we could imagine! This was our second visit to Ellaidhoo, we enjoyed our first visit but this second one exceeded our expectations- it was fantastic! Our beach bungalow was as cosy as ever, the food seemed of better quality, the snorkelling was out of… Read more
We recently returned from a fantastic 2 week holiday from, what is to us, as near to paradise as we could imagine! This was our second visit to Ellaidhoo, we enjoyed our first visit but this second one exceeded our expectations- it was fantastic! Our beach bungalow was as cosy as ever, the food seemed of better quality, the snorkelling was out of this world and even the condition of the coral appeared to have improved. By far the majority of our fellow holidaymakers were friendly, like-minded people who were fun to be with and enhanced our enjoyment - thanks to you all. Once again the staff at the resort were so friendly and efficient and made a great contribution to making our holiday so successful. We would like to thank them all especially the guys serving drinks at the two bars, in particular: Samuel, Salim and Dilhan . Also a big thank you to Nasru, our waiter in the restaurant. Hopefully, once the current Covid 19 pandemic has settled down and things return to some semblance of normality, we hope to return for a third visit to this beautiful island. Read less
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Mar 20, 2020 russlee101 Salisbury, United Kingdom

Best holiday we have been on for years. From the moment you arrive until the second you leave the staff simply could not be more helpful. You are made to feel really welcome, we stayed in a water bungalow and they are well worth the extra money. The standard of the food and drinks offered were also great. We had a special anniversary while we were… Read more
Best holiday we have been on for years. From the moment you arrive until the second you leave the staff simply could not be more helpful. You are made to feel really welcome, we stayed in a water bungalow and they are well worth the extra money. The standard of the food and drinks offered were also great. We had a special anniversary while we were staying and they gave us dinner on the beach with fish we had caught during the day and the bed was decorated when we gat back. Read less
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Mar 20, 2020 Chris C Melbourne, Australia

What a beautiful resort we couldn't of asked for more! Staff were amazing and looked after us like king and queen! Special thanks to Saman,Salim,Oshanda,Shoton and Ipqul for always making our day feel special 👍👍🙏! Look forward to seeing everyone in the near future as it was a magical experience.