Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

The Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives takes its name from the Maldivian word for crystal white sand, and it isn’t difficult to see why. Dhonveli is situated on a private island, surrounded by the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. A secluded tropical paradise, the resort combines authentic Maldivian design and décor with modern comforts, facilities and amenities, to offer guests the ultimate Maldivian holiday experience. Why not treat yourself to a stay in an Over Water Suite — resting over the shallow waters surrounding the island, they offer privacy and seclusion. They have a spacious bedroom and a living area with glass panel to watch the marine life below, whilst outside a private sun deck has steps directly down into the water.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Honeymoon
  • Bar
  • Hot tub
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

On its own private island in Kaafu Atoll, in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 25 minutes by speedboat.

Hotel information

152 rooms. All with balcony or terrace, air conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, iron, safe, and spacious indoor/outdoor bathrooms, some with bathtub and/or separate rainfall shower and bath amenities. Superior Ocean View Rooms are located in two-storey buildings facing the ocean, with 1 king-size bed (2 additional beds on request), sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Please note: guests staying in Water Bungalows may also dine at Maakana Restaurant and guests staying in Suite categories may dine at the exclusive Rehendhi Restaurant, as well as Koimala or Maakana. Other guests may also dine in Rehendhi with a local surcharge (reservations required, subject to availability). 

 

All Inclusive packages run from 7:30am–midnight. Any drinks consumed outside of these hours will be charged on consumption. 

 

Standard All Inclusive package: includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selection of local snacks are serviced between the hours of 10:30am-11:30am, 4:00pm–6:00pm & 10:30pm–11:30pm. Unlimited regular house brands from 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, mineral water plus teas and coffees at all outlets. Access to gym, badminton, tennis, squash courts, table tennis, billiard, snooker, beach volleyball (equipment included). 

 

Virgin All Inclusive: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. A selection of local and premium branded spirits, wines, beers and cocktails, soft drinks, fresh juices and milk shakes, tea and coffee. Plus one seafood grill steak dinner at 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, billiards and beach volleyball. 

 

Premium All Inclusive package: includes all inclusions of the standard package plus a welcome bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, in-room minibar stocked with beer, soft drinks and selection of snacks (replenished daily), premium International brand spirits wines and cocktails, unlimited fresh juice and milkshakes, 2 complimentary excursions from selected list - per person per stay (weather permitting), invitation to two special themed party events organised 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 Mandara Spa once every 5-night stay, turndown service every night and outside the hours of 7:30am–12:00am any drinks consumed (regardless of AI package booked) will be charged on consumption.

Beach Bungalows are located around the bay, offering stunning views of the glistening Indian Ocean, with 1 king-size bed and separate divan/day bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child.

Water Bungalows are located on the southwest side of the island and offer 66 sq m of living space, state-of-the-art entertainment facilities and a spacious private terrace leading out to the lagoon. Each bungalow comes with a Jacuzzi, 1 king-size bed and separate divan/day bed, sleeping maximum adults.

Junior Beach Suites are located on the beach with an outdoor verandah and terrace and an open-air shower or bathtub with 1 king-size bed and separate divan/day bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Over Water Suites are situated on the northwest side of the island and have a total of 85 sq m of living space with a glass floor panel, and a private outdoor terrace, sleeping maximum 3 adults. Over Water Suite guests enjoy exclusive access to the resort’s Rehendhi Restaurant and Bar, serving gourmet buffets and wines from the attached wine cellar, plus an exclusive swimming pool to while away the hours.

Beach Suite with Pool are a 2 story unit with a separate living and bedroom space overlooking the beach front and an outdoor shower with 1 king-size bed and single/day bed on upper floor and the option for a rollaway bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Ground Floor Suites have a day bed which can be used as a single bed, sleeping maximum 5 adults and 3 adults and 2 children.

  • Book by 30 April 2024 to receive complimentary speedboat return transfers. Available on stays between 12 Mar – 30 Apr '24. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types.  

Koimala Main Restaurant (open for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner; international cuisine), Maakana Restaurant (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, exclusive for Water Bungalow guests), Rehendhi Restaurant & Bar. Raalhu Bar (serving a selection of cocktails). Raiyvilla Bar. Beach Bar. Room service*.

DJ music, Maldivian cultural show and acrobatic show. Beach cinema. 

Freshwater swimming pool with kids pool, plus exclusive infinity pool for Over Water Suite guests. Chavana Spa* with sauna and aromatherapy bath. Mini-gym. Snorkelling*, windsurfing*, kayaking* and catamaran sailing*. Motorised water sports*. PADI certified scuba diving*. Tennis court, beach volleyball, table tennis (floodlighting*), billiards. Excursions available*, including fishing, island visits and dolphin watching. 

Complimentary WiFi for Virgin Holidays' guests.

*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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating This for our honeymoon

Apr 17, 2024 Camper05331929726

It was amazing! I Hi, we are coming cinema on them. They leave for holiday first time we have from Russia so we love to hear some of the hotel is very nice. Clean room is nice and food is good. All the sattar is very nice and tatty. Give it a nice flower I hopefully our Russian people can meet for an egg with a nice flower and play the nice… Read more
It was amazing! I Hi, we are coming cinema on them. They leave for holiday first time we have from Russia so we love to hear some of the hotel is very nice. Clean room is nice and food is good. All the sattar is very nice and tatty. Give it a nice flower I hopefully our Russian people can meet for an egg with a nice flower and play the nice pictures so we are enjoyed to him. Thank you so much. See you again. All the best for everything is good. It’s okay okay Read less
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Apr 17, 2024 Eymard T

Rafiqul tiki 🍻bar amazing guy what a nice and very accomodating rafa making very good cocktails on the beach🏖 and food🍲 was excellent💯 cinnamon is the best place to holiday🛍🎈⛱ cinnamon Dhonveli is the best resort in Maldives🇲🇻🇲🇻🇲🇻🇲🇻🇲🇻🇲🇻🇲🇻🇲🇻🇲🇻
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My 40th birthday.. I enjoyed

Apr 17, 2024 Evelyn M

Rafiqul and ramaraja tiki bar he is such a nice person, very humble and welcoming and knows his job so well. Makes very nice cocktails to customers satisfaction. He offers guidance on various cocktails which means he very clearly knows his job to details. He is simply excellent and next time I visit would love his service
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Apr 17, 2024 Kimathi K

Rafiqul and ramaraja tiki bar Excellent job . We enjoyed our drinks . The staff was very friendly welcoming and warm hearted . Anytime we plan our vocation will always consider this place and specifically this bar . We will advertise your service in our country kenya .
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect stay

Apr 16, 2024 Aldona H

We had perfect stay at Cinamon Dhonveli! Very friendly stuff, barman Rafiqul is the soul of that place. Wonderfull views, delicious food and drinks. Super snorekling area with baby sharks and fishes. We came with two baby children, they are satisfied as well. Stuff helped us to buy bags from Male after they were damaged during flight. We are… Read more
We had perfect stay at Cinamon Dhonveli! Very friendly stuff, barman Rafiqul is the soul of that place. Wonderfull views, delicious food and drinks. Super snorekling area with baby sharks and fishes. We came with two baby children, they are satisfied as well. Stuff helped us to buy bags from Male after they were damaged during flight. We are really thankfull as they safed us. We really appreciate that. At the restaurant you can pack some food for kids for take away. Thank you all for everything and see you next time! Greetings from Poland Read less