"Great scuba diving sites nearby."
August 9, 2017
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.0|
|Nearest airport||Malé International Airport (MLE)|
|Distance to airport||65.8 km|
"The staff were very friendly also."
May 29, 2016
"We stayed in the water bungalow and the view is amazing."
January 18, 2017
"Staff are very nice and polite."
January 18, 2017
Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon
Alifu Alifu Atoll
North Male Atoll
"the location, accommodation and service were generally good..."
April 4, 2016
Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is situated 42 kilometers from the airport, which is about 25 minutes by seaplane. The property offers limitless opportunities to snorkel or dive and includes a world-class dive school. The property boasts, 28 superior rooms, 46 beach bungalows, and 24 water bungalows. All rooms feature stunning views of the sapphire waters of the Indian Ocean. The property features an on-site restaurant that serves a buffet menu in a lavish atmosphere. Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is perfect for travelers that want an ideal holiday location.
"Gorgeous location, warm and welcoming staff, everything was..."
April 4, 2016
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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Firstly, wow what an amazing experience. But being the Maldives you expect the best of the best and that's exactly what we got. We stayed in a beach villa which was amazing. It was very private, and intimate. Rooms were clean, and we had housekeeping twice a day. I found housekeeping to have the best timing. Rooms were done by the time we got back from breakfast, and in the evening fresh towels would be brought to us, and bed redone by the time we got back from dinner. Our housekeeping man went above and beyond. Amazing service AAA+ We booked our stay with full board, meaning breakfast, lunch and dinner was provided, as well as snacks and drinks. This meant eating a buffet meal 3 times a day which was way too much food. The only thing I would pick on would be the fact that there was no cappaccino type coffee, and with the amount of money we paid to stayed here, I would expet a coffee machine somewhere on the establishment. Overall a fantastic 5 day getaway for us. Loved it.
Don’t stay for New Years”
Generally had a pleasant stay but complete rip off for NYE. We were all inclusive but had to pay an extra $157 per person for the gala dinner which is fine. However, big queues for food, terrible band, all inclusive drinks stopped at 12. Either need to improve their entertainment and setup for events or charge a lot, lot less.
Dear Guest, Thank you for writing to us following your stay. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us as we strive to improve with each and every stay. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused during your stay. Your comments are noted and will certainly be taken on board as areas of improvement. While thanking you again for your comments, we hope that we can welcome you back for a more memorable stay.
Must make sure that all the fine print is read. I could not find anywhere when I made the booking that you are charged $240US per head for the speed boat transfer. Not having been to a place like this before, I booked bed and breakfast, not realising that there are no other places to eat than the resort, and anything other than the very good buffet is expensive, so make sure that you take up the option of breakfast, lunch and dinner. More importantly, make sure your flight to Male, arrives by lunch time because you may not make it to the resort, then like me you will have to stay in a hotel on Male for the night. I had Ellaidhoo make my hotel booking and transfer from the airport, the accommodation I received that night was just ordinary having to get 3 people to my room to try and get an internet connection, in the end they called someone out. All in all I have done this once and probably not do again.
Dear Guest, A fantastic day from the sunny side of life! We do appreciate you for taking time & sharing your experiences here on Agoda based on your recent visit. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. We would like to share further information to all our valued guest that, our combine round trip speedboat transfer is $202.00 per person and that we do not have night transfer to and from the hotel. We trust that this information will assist all our expectant guest. Should you travel back to Maldives again, we hope that we can serve you even better and make your stay an enjoyable one. Once again, we thank you for choosing Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon as your holiday destination. it has been a privilege serving you. We wish you good luck and all the very best.
Prepare to suffer and enjoy at the same time”
Cons: The communication was aweful so we almost lost an entire day waiting at the airport for the transfer to the island. After several emails and phone calls (two weeks prior to our arrival!!) they said they'd pick us up at 3 pm while we ended up leaving around 5pm as we had to wait for other passengers. Once in the hotel they said they gave our room to someone else as we were not there!! So they sent us somewhere else and offered an upgrade. The return to the airport was a nightmare as they said the seaplane would be around 10am. (Our flight was 3pm) but we left the hotel at noon and picked up some other passengers in other resorts... We got super late to the airport but we finally got on the airplane. Pros: To make up for giving our room to someone else they upgraded us to all inclusive so we were utterly spoiled while being there with massages and good food, alcohol. The place is breathtaking and there is no way not to enjoy having this amazing view and weather.
Dear Guest, A fantastic day from the sunny side of life! We do appreciate you for taking time & sharing your experiences here on Agoda based on your recent visit. First of all, please do accept our humble apology for the inconvenience caused during your stay. However, with all that was said and done we are still glad that you had a lovely time with us. It has been a privilege to cater with all your needs. Till next time, we wish you Merry Christmas & a fruitful new year!
One of the Best property in Maldives”
Great scuba diving sites nearby.
Dear Guest, A fantastic day from the sunny side of life! We do appreciate you for taking time & sharing your experiences here on agoda based on your recent visit. It has been an honor that you have consider us, as one of the best property to visit in Maldives when it comes to scuba diving and underwater adventures. We wish you good luck & all the very best.
Nice island and good service”
I will back for next visiting
Dear Guest, A fantastic day from the sunny side of life! We do appreciate you for taking time & sharing your experiences here on agoda based on your recent visit. The entire team is beaming with joy knowing that you would love to come back and share your fantastic memories with us. We wish you good luck & all the very best.
We stayed in the water bungalow and the view is amazing. Staff are very nice and polite. the chefs in the restaurant are very friendly and accommodating. We received a bottle of wine and fruit basket for our honeymoon. The tried the guided snorkelling and our instructor is very patient to us, specially to me because i'm not a swimmer but he managed to show us the beautiful fishes and corals. Thank you for making our stay memorable.
Dear Guest, A fantastic day from the sunny side of life! We do appreciate you for taking time & sharing your experiences here on Agoda, based on your recent visit. Please know that your feedback and suggestions are highly valuable to us. This will serve as a helpful tool for us to know which areas we need to improve and focus on. Should you travel back to Maldives again, we do hope that we will get a chance to welcome you back at Ellaidhoo. We wish you good luck & all the very best.
Wifi is very poor Some staff are not very nice But overall it's okay
Totally worth what you get”
Staff was amazing, room was clean and bug free. Amenities were plenty and the food was decent.
I love everything about this resort.. It's heaven on earth! The staff were very friendly also.. Jo & Niyaz from the restaurant near the pool are very friendly and entertaining! The day & night snorkelling is a must! It's a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget! Thanks Ellaidhoo and thanks to the staff! :)
We spent 26 hours here to be precise, a chance to really relax and chill after a weeks diving on a live aboard. We felt like we had died and gone to heaven when we arrived. Gorgeous location, warm and welcoming staff, everything was scented! Our water villa after a week in a small cabin seemed luxurious and we loved swimming off the beech with the natural sea life (rays, jacks, glass fish and the odd baby blacktop shark. Our only real disappointment was our evening meal. 43 dollars pp for a rather average buffet and once tax and service put on top this came to 90 so about £70. Steep for the quality of food. However the location, accommodation and service were generally good and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would like to have stayed longer. Speed boat ride to and from also pretty painless. Only took an hour each way
Good value in the Maldives”
Food is as good as in other four star resorts. Staff us super friendly and snorkeling is really convenient and easy. We got downgraded the first night but handsomely compensated. The resort is slightly dated and maintenance is needed here and there. However water bungalows are half the price of other resorts so excellent value. We are very pleased.
Fantastic stay - great for snorkelling”
We had a fantastic stay at Ellaidhoo. A big thanks to Ali and the rest of the staff for all their help during our stay. The resort was not too crowded, food was good and the surroundings perfect. The view from our Water Bungalow (room 412) was splendid. From the water bungalow we could see numerous fish swimming around. We also went snorkelling right outside the beach area a couple of times, and spotted among others a big sea turtle, a moray eel and a number of small sharks. A great choice wether you'd like to stay on the beach or you prefer to go snorkling (if you want to go diving they also have a diving center on the island). If we could we would have extend our stay by a couple of days but unfortunately all rooms at the resort were fully booked already. Had a nice flight back to the airport, would recommend taking a plane rather than going by boat as the distance was a bit far. Either way, thanks again and hope we get the chance to come back in the future!
Very Basic Resort Hotel!!!”
Even If u do have budget constraint, its still better to choose a better resort, service in this resort is 2stars, view 2stars, cleanliness 2stars, food 2stars. The overall standard of this hotel is really not up to basic standard, a lot of rocks and dead reefs. Very very disappointed!!!
No room service.”
Poor in entertainment, you can't swim, no sandy beach, it might be good for divers only, I don't advise others to choose this resort.
Staff, F&B & Surrounding”
Friendly Staff always there to help, Various F&B choices and good surrounding for Snorkeling, diving and sun bathing
It was a pleasant stay at Chaaya Reef. Hotel grounds and food was ok. Not to big nor crowded. Food wise was a hit and miss as some dishes was being served again and again. Limited choice in their buffet spread. They will also make you go for optional meals at an additional cost which seems not very worth it. And what they do is to ask you daily. The good thing i can think of is the water villa with nice views and sunset. Fishes and sharks that swims past your villa daily. We had room 410 with was fantastic! Would like to mention Mr Ali from the reception too. Very assurance and informative service staff! Keep up the good work. Probably will stay in another resort to experience the exclusive feeling of Male.
Good vacation holiday without breaking the bank”
Our stay was pretty delightful, we took the seaplane in and excellent to take photos of the surrounding islands. We only had one stop to drop off passengers and we were the only ones to go to our final destination. We land near a platform near the island and a boat picks you up. You a greeted by your gracious host, ours was very nice and helpful, she even sent fruit, chocolate and wine to our room. We got to our water bungalow and we had the one facing the ocean only. The water bungalow was nice, the mini bar was cheaper than the reg. bar. They don’t have room service, although my wife convinced them to bring some food to our bungalow…so nice of them. The door to the shower was broken and was a bit hazardous if you open the door while you have the sliding doors open to the ocean. The only thing I though could be better was a bigger patio/deck with maybe a hammock style bed hanging over the ocean. Our view was pretty awesome still in the morning you could see baby sharks swimming near the bungalow. We did some snorkeling and it was awesome as I never been before, we did a bit of the Kayak around the island. We stayed for 3 nights, but it felt longer. The food at the restaurant wasn’t all that great to me and a bit pricey to boot. The bars were good and again a bit pricey. We did love laying out on the beach during the night as the clear sky was wondrous, beautiful, spectacular. The spa was excellent, we got massages and we felt great afterwards. Make sure you bring mosquito repellant as the mosquitos bites on some people looked awful, I didn’t get bit as bad, my wife had a few bumps. Overall, I can say that we enjoyed our holiday, it didn’t break us at the bank. We would definitely try other hotels in the Maldives island chains as we saw some pretty awesome bungalows.