Very good 8.0
Based on 55 reviews

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About Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon


This luxury class resort, situated on North Ari Atoll, is located 42 kilometers from the island of Male. The hotel is situated 42 kilometers from the airport, which is about 25 minutes by seaplane. The hotel offers limitless opportunities to snorkel or dive and also includes a world-class dive school. The hotel boasts 14 Standard Bungalows, 28 Superior Rooms, 46 Beach Bungalows, and 24 Water Bungalows. Except Standard Bungalows, all the other rooms feature stunning views of the sapphire waters of the Indian Ocean. The hotel features an on-site restaurant that serves an a la carte menu in a lavish atmosphere. Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is perfect for travelers that want an ideal holiday location.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Spa
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee shop
  • Mini bar
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room


  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
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Upon arrival at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, kindly proceed to Chaaya Hotels & Resorts counter 52 (Zone –E) and a representative from Voyages Maldives will assist you with transfers to the Resort

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Number of Rooms : 112
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Important notice

Type of Transfer:

Season 1
From 1 May 2016 to 31 July 2017

Type of Transfer: Seaplane
Adult (12 and up) : $381
Child (2-11 years old) : $191
Infant (Below 2 year (s) old) : Complimentary

Type of Transfer: Speedboat
Adult (12 and up) : $202
Child (2-11 years old) : $101
Infant (Below 2 year (s) old) : Complimentary

***Please note that to be able to get to the resort on the same day, guests must arrive on international flight before 15:00hrs (Seaplane), 15:00hrs (Speedboat)Transfer rates subject to change without prior notice.

Maldives booking and transfer info (FAQ)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Maldives!
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Very good

based on 55 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.1
  • Facilities 8.4
  • Location 8.2
  • Room comfort and quality 8.1
  • Service 8.2
  • Value for money 7.6
  • Food and dining 7.6
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SHENALEE from Singapore
Water Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
Awesome Stay!!!
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! :)
Reviewed May 29, 2016

Mary from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Water Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in April 2016
Paradise found!
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
Reviewed April 04, 2016

Henrik from Sweden
Water Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in December 2015
Good value in the Maldives
Water bungalows are good value and fewer than in many other resorts.
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.
Reviewed January 05, 2016

Anette from Norway
Water Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in December 2015
Fantastic stay - great for snorkelling
Snorkelling opportunities, Beach Bungalow, Relaxation
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!
Reviewed January 02, 2016

YONG from Singapore
Water Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in April 2015
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!!!
Reviewed July 09, 2015

MOHAMMED from Saudi Arabia
Beach Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in April 2015
No room service.
Rooms,entrance, lobby
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.
Reviewed May 03, 2015

Tan from Singapore
Water Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
staff are friendly, staff are flexible n terms of arranging of our excurtion and beutiful place
Reviewed February 26, 2015

Whey from Malaysia
Water Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014
Staff, F&B & Surrounding
Staff, F&B & Surrounding
Friendly Staff always there to help, Various F&B choices and good surrounding for Snorkeling, diving and sun bathing
Reviewed January 05, 2015

KENG from Malaysia
Water Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in November 2014
Great location for snorkeling
Reviewed November 22, 2014

Cheryl from Singapore
Water Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014
Good Stay
Sea, Reception and Views
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.
Reviewed August 19, 2014

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