Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon ~ Maldives

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About the Hotel

From the best diving reef and incredible marine life to scrumptious seafood are just a few surprises await at Ellaidhoo Maldives. Dive into the blissful comforts of your room once you’ve dived deep into the mesmerizing beauty that lies underwater. The excitement that exploring the reef brings, gets balanced with the calmness of the indoor aesthetics. Cheap Speedboat transfers or Seaplane options.


How to describe the enchantment of Ellaidhoo? 

Can Ellaidhoo Maldives tell you about the exhilarating seaplane landing in the middle of the ocean? Maybe they should start with telling you that they house the best diving reef in the world, or that a school of a 100 giant jack fish come by the hotel decks each evening to be fed by the hotel staff? 

Or then again, maybe the beginning of their story should be to tell you why this island is called Ellaidhoo in the first place; you see, an indescribable phenomenon brings a heavenly light down to the island from the sky at the most unexpected moments. Some say it’s St. Elmo’s Fire, but at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, they believe in magic.


One of the best diving spots in the world

An indescribable bond connects the marine life to the people on the island, a beautiful sense of symbiosis and possibly a guideline for how we should respect and live with all wild life and marine life on this planet. While the spectacular marine life from reef to shark to manta is their base for tourism, it isn’t merely an income thing for us – all beings around their island are their friends.


The dive site sits right off the hotel decks, so all you have to do is put on some diving gear or snorkels and jump into a reef so spectacular that you’re going to want to stay there until your tank runs out.

People come to Ellaidhoo from all over the world and year after year; the island and the marine life become addictive things, especially when you realize that the staff become your friends too. This is how you experience the enchanting island and connect with its spirit.

Located about 42km away from the capital and a quick 25-minute seaplaneride away, the Ellaidhoo Reef sits on the eastern fringe of North Ari Atoll – the largest of the 22 natural atolls that make up the Maldives. Abundantly lush, with shady palm trees and soft white sand, Ellaidhoo combines exquisite living and star-class service with a family spirit and connection to mother earth.

They are an award winning, Green Globe-certified resort, also holding ISO 22000, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications. The quaint interiors and curated trimming meet the 100-year old island trees in a way that brings the best of every world into the palm of your hands. Come to Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, the turtle-shaped island and its underwater paradise.



Adventure, Gastronomy & Relaxation – The Cinnamon Way!
Ellaidhoo Maldives are firm believers in the notion that the best things in life come in threes. Just like health, wealth and happiness, here at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, they believe in a special combination of elements that bring you to an island edition of the good life.

Immerse yourself in big adventures, dig into succulent food and lounge to your heart’s content. In other words, welcome to their Cinnamon-scented paradise. Dive headfirst into the deep blue with special Ellaidhoo experiences that go beyond expectations. You’ll never be short of things to do in the Maldives with some of these little ideas and big experiences they have in store for you at Ellaidhoo by Cinnamon


Ellaidhoo Maldives sits in the heart of the vibrant marine life thanks to the excellent house reef and its many caves and species waiting to be explored.

Their dive centre offers snorkeling, night snorkeling, scuba diving, dolphin and turtle watchingand a series of PADI certifications around the year. Once you discover the wonders and colours under the ocean, they're certain you may not want to come back to shore.


For the avid sports fisherman or enthusiast, Ellaidhoo Maldives offers deep sea fishing, sunrise fishing, sunset fishing and big game fishing. The oceans are teaming with marlin, yellow fin tuna and more for your rod & reel to discover. Don’t have your own gear? Worry not, there are always extras!

Go souvenir hunting and immerse yourself in Maldivian life with the island-hopping excursions they offer, taking you to the many neighbouring island villages in proximity to Ellaidhoo.

Ellaidhoo Maldives weekly BoduBeru and traditional Maldivian performances allow guests to immerse in local culture. They also throw a bi-monthly wet party on the beach with a makeshift fountain and a DJ that will make you dance the night away.​

Yes, Ellaidhoo Maldives do excellent seafood and an imaginative selection of international cuisine at all their restaurants, but how about they set up something special for just the two of you?

Ellaidhoo Maldives have multiple dining options across the island that include a champagne breakfast on your private sun deck, romantic beach dinner, lover’s deck, 4-course lobster dinner and even on a dhoni floating across the ocean. Talk to the staff and they'll put together something really special.


Ellaidhoo Maldives are in the habit of throwing two gala dinners every month on the island for everyone, on the house and under the stars. If you’re on the island during one of these special dinners, do join them and engage in the family spirit they have going on here.

Where other than paradise would you come to unwind? And if the paradise of your choice happens to be their island, then you’re bound to want to lounge on one of the many comfortable loungers, alcoves and more that they have set up across the island.

Get to the large swimming pool, bring the kids and just stay there for a whole day. There’s nothing like lounging back and sipping on Mai Tais as the sun goes down. 

For the divers on downtime, they have special Divers’ Nights at Ellaidhoo. They play special diving movies and engage in animated conversation and share stories of the dives and encounters under the sea.


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Extra Staff Bonuses!

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For stays during
31 Jul 2020


25 Jun 2020
31 Oct 2021
31 Jul 2020

* TIME TO PLAN TRAVEL AGAIN: Special Discounted Rates .

25 Jun 2020
31 Oct 2021

* Space Available Late Check Outs

"Space Available" Room Upgrades and Late Check-out, if granted will be at the time of check-in/check-out and at the sole discretion of the hotel.



Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon houses some of the best resort accommodation options in the Maldives, keeping you close to the ocean or quietly nestled in their lush gardens.

They house 112 rooms across 5 room categories with ocean-inspired interiors and open-air bathrooms. Their incomparable service, inspiring interiors and breathtaking sunsets combine to make staying with us a magical experience.

Sink into the plush comforts of your room after a long day in the ocean or splashing around in the pool. Loungers on balconies, sun decks or verandah spaces also come with each room, giving you a great place to work on your tan and snooze off a balmy island afternoon, without ever having to leave the comfort of your private space. ​​

Standard Rooms
The standard rooms are perfect island bungalows, designed for the diving buff who wants minimum time in a room and maximum adventure under the ocean. If you’re coming to Ellaidhoo for its action and excitement, any one of the spacious 14 Island Bungalows is a great call for the much needed downtime it provides.

Island days are busy and tiring ones and they understand your need to unwind. Comfortable sleeping, outdoor showers and a host of amenities combine to make your stay a relaxing one, when you’re done with those long, adventurous days.


Superior Rooms
Coming to the island in a group? Bringing the spouse and kids along? Then the Superior Rooms are your prime Maldives resort accommodation option. Surprisingly spacious, allowing comfort for up to four at a time, while still providing much needed personal space. Making up 28 in total, these family-style rooms are cozy and vibrantly designed, housing an open-air bathroom and terra cotta floors, offering great views of the ocean.

Beach Bungalows
Each of the 46 beach bungalows at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon have been designed to give you optimum privacy and comfort. Walk into your room, open the shades and take in the ocean-island view as the waters change color from turquoise to deep blue.

These quaint structures are located on the quieter quarter of the island, allowing you to seclude yourself for private time on the island, should you so desire it. Comfortable divans on the balconies and verandahs make for great look-out points too. Settle down here at night to sounds of the sea and a chorus of chirping birds – it doesn’t get much more au naturel than this!

Water Bungalows
They've saved the best for the setting sun. The magical water bungalows are the most pristine and ethereal you’ll ever know. Sitting along a semi-circular deck above the Indian Ocean, these white wood water bungalows are the perfect setting for a magical time on the island. Walk in and let your eyes take in the vibrant, ocean-themed interiors.

The water bungalow’s private deck is a great way to watch the sun go down. A separate dining area, bar and their excellent infinity pool combine to give you a complete island experience in one go. Take it, make it yours and fall in love with the magic they have on offer at the best Maldives Water Bungalows you’ll ever find.



Inviting you to the enchanting island means that everything you experience here is going to be that much more magical. This is especially true of their dining and wining options around the island. Choose a meal plan and rate that suits you, either BB with just breakfast, Half Board (breakfast and dinner), Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), or All Inclusive (All meals and all drinks - alcoholic & soft)

Two bars, two restaurants and a dozen other imaginative places are available for magical dining experiences, including floating on the ocean on a dhoni for two! And did they tell you about the food? Sure, they do great seafood here, exceptional in fact – but their executive chef comes with a world of experiences that manifests in his carefully chosen menu and locally sourced spices.

He also insists on a healthy corner at each of the outlets. Sit by the pool bar to watch the sun set over the water bungalows. Head over to the Iruohsnee decks at 5:30 for sundown cocktails while they feed a giant school of jack fish that come by sharp on time for their daily feeding. Have your meals at the sandy-floored Madi Restaurant and discover an unbelievably diverse spread. No matter where you choose to drink or dine, their outlets give you great experiences that combine the diverse and eclectic dishes that are out of this world!


All Inclusive Plan Package

Food & beverages can only be consumed in the bars & restaurant and should not be taken to the rooms. CLICK HERE to also see full inclusions in our Standard Inclusive Package. Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages House Brand included

  • Regular House Poured Wines
  • All House Brand alcohol served by the glass
  • Selection of Cocktails from the menu
  • Selection of Draught Beer
  • Selection of Aerated soft drinks & Canned fruit Juices
  • Bottled still water
  • Tea & Coffee

Below services & facilities are NOT included in the All Inclusive package:

  • Food & Beverage not listed above
  • All items in the Mini Bar
  • Champagne
  • In-room dining
  • All tobacco and tobacco related products
  • Diving center service & facilities
  • Spa treatments & facilities

Entertaining other guests not on the All Inclusive plan with your All Inclusive entitlement is not permitted!


Spa and recreation

Special Extras to make you feel Extra-Special
They keep telling you that Ellaidhoo is magical from its late-night light-in-the-sky phenomenon to just about everything else. And they keep promising to keep delivering the magic. This is why their extensive list of spa, recreation and other special services make up some heavenly extras,making the Ellaidhoo experience everything it promises to be – and then some.

Chavana Spa

  • Traditional Balinese massage
  • Muscle ease massage
  • Heaven and earth massage
  • Asian foot massage
  • Purity facial
  • Green tea spice body wrap
  • Hibiscus body scrub


  • Gift Shop at Reception
  • Diving Shop at Dive Centre


  • Bulk Laundry Services
  • Islamic Prayer Room
  • Medical Clinic and Doctor on Call
  • Plant nursery
  • Cyber Café open from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm (internet, fax, printing, photocopying available)

Water Bungalows
They've saved the best for the setting sun. The magical water bungalows are the most pristine and ethereal you’ll ever know. Sitting along a semi-circular deck above the Indian Ocean, these white wood water bungalows are the perfect setting for a magical time on the island. Walk in and let your eyes take in the vibrant, ocean-themed interiors.

The water bungalow’s private deck is a great way to watch the sun go down. A separate dining area, bar and their excellent infinity pool combine to give you a complete island experience in one go. Take it, make it yours and fall in love with the magic they have on offer at the best Maldives Water Bungalows you’ll ever find.

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