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 (remember to pack light for the seaplane transfer as luggage allowance is 20kg plus 5kg hand luggage, per person), 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, mineralised 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, 1 x signature 60 minute Balinese spa treatment at Chavana Spa for stays under 14 nights, 2 x signature 60 minute Balinese spa treatment at Chavana Spa for stays between 14-20 nights. Turndown service every night.

Please note: outside the hours of 00:00 to 09.00am any food/drinks consumed (regardless of AIl-Inclusive 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.

  • Book by 22 May 2024 to receive up to 30% off stays between 01 May – 31 Oct '24. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types.

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. 

Entertainment including live bands and DJ music.

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*. 

Laundry service. Complimentary WiFi.

*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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (2886)
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Apr 22, 2024 Ann B

Wonderful 100% eco beautiful island the staff so friendly and helpful. Abundance of food. Loved it. We came just to relax and chill and swim and we did just that. Would come again but the journey from Spain where we live is arduous. However we will sing your praises to everyone we know.
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Apr 21, 2024 Jürgen F

It‘s like paradise. The Food was incredible, perfectly clean everywhere, the staff is really kind. Had a great time at the Main bar with Nazeer. Great guy! We‘ll be back!
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Apr 20, 2024 Siegrist D

Great facilities, very nice and helpful stuff. Great snorkeling, good gym and a nice tennis court. We had a beach bungalow what was very nice. Could have had more fresh fruits.
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Apr 18, 2024 619riar Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

Holiday to remember, such a special place! Food was incredible, so much made fresh in front of you. Our water bungalow 408 had the most incredible view. Perfectly clean everywhere. Diving and the reef were out of this world, my partner completed his padi certificate there.
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Apr 17, 2024 Sarrahhazari

My family and I stayed in the water bungalow and I have to say it was one of the best experiences we’ve ever had. The structure of the room and washrooms were amazing. All the staff members were super friendly and accommodated all our needs. They had customised water bottles for us as well as the resort is a no plastic zone. They had a turn down… Read more
My family and I stayed in the water bungalow and I have to say it was one of the best experiences we’ve ever had. The structure of the room and washrooms were amazing. All the staff members were super friendly and accommodated all our needs. They had customised water bottles for us as well as the resort is a no plastic zone. They had a turn down service as well and it was great to see a touch of Sri Lanka at the resort. The food was way too good. Every single thing I tried was amazing. There were enough and more options of food and drinks. I didn’t feel like I needed anything more. Read less