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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Jul 4, 2022 liambaevv Moscow, Russia

This place is heaven on earth. Everything was perfect! From the first to the last second, it was pleasant, calm and comfortable here. The kitchen is very tasty, there is a lot of choice. The cleanliness is perfect, both in the rooms and in general on the island. The only minor disadvantage: here is no access to the water in the Water Villa. You… Read more
This place is heaven on earth. Everything was perfect! From the first to the last second, it was pleasant, calm and comfortable here. The kitchen is very tasty, there is a lot of choice. The cleanliness is perfect, both in the rooms and in general on the island. The only minor disadvantage: here is no access to the water in the Water Villa. You should have made a ladder. Read less
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Jul 2, 2022 695royi

Beach bungalow nr 307 is on the best spot on the island. The reef is more than perfect with a lot of fish to see. The food and drinks are more than great, very fresh a lot of choice. Than the staff every day a smile and the best service. We want special thank to Vupula(cook) he is always smiling, Jayasinghe(sous-chef) very friendly great chef and… Read more
Beach bungalow nr 307 is on the best spot on the island. The reef is more than perfect with a lot of fish to see. The food and drinks are more than great, very fresh a lot of choice. Than the staff every day a smile and the best service. We want special thank to Vupula(cook) he is always smiling, Jayasinghe(sous-chef) very friendly great chef and the Hostess Shanika always the first one to smile at you in the restaurant. For everyone else off corse THANK YOU for a dream come true. Read less
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Jul 1, 2022 laurae122022

Had an amazing holiday, we were upgraded to the water bungalows on arrival for free for our first five days, then to our original beach bungalow. Both rooms were excellent, enjoyed our stay in both. Food and service was excellent in both restaurants. Amazing place to snorkel too!
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Jun 30, 2022 426minasm

Everything was great , specially staff its soo soo freindly, rooms are so clean, beach is great , food is perfect . Housekeeping Yousuf is friendly and perfect in his job )) And our waiter i forget about his name but all of them soo friendly ) Dont forget about barman )) friendly making yummy cocktails ))
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Jun 30, 2022 duncanh558

Fantastic holiday, excellent resort. Great staff and very well looked after with food and drink as all inclusive guests. Madhawa bar staff looked after us very well, always keeping us topped up. Would highly recommend. Weather was very good as well. We were aware it could be rainy and poor this time of year, but was nice every day bar the odd… Read more
Fantastic holiday, excellent resort. Great staff and very well looked after with food and drink as all inclusive guests. Madhawa bar staff looked after us very well, always keeping us topped up. Would highly recommend. Weather was very good as well. We were aware it could be rainy and poor this time of year, but was nice every day bar the odd downpour. Read less