If you’re the adventurous kind of traveller who loves that otherworldly feeling of being submerged in the ocean, we’ve got experiences you’ll fall head-over-flippers for! Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is situated 42 km from Malé in the North Ari Atoll – an area famed for its diving hot spots and natural house reef. Whether you fantasise about swimming in the glasslike shallows through a rainbow of marine life, or if your dream is to explore the secrets of the deep blue waters, we’ve got more reasons for you to pack your goggles.

As much as we are known for diving and snorkelling, couples will find plenty of opportunities to rekindle the romance at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon. Who could resist picturesque dining under the stars, a private barbeque, or a seafood dinner at the beach? Just call upon our friendly staff to set it all up! We also recommend you book a Balinese couple’s treatment at our beach resort spa, with special benefits for honeymooners.

When you’re craving a satisfying meal after an action-packed day of diving and watersports, drop by one of our two exclusively designed dining venues, each offering hunger-busting, all-you-can-eat buffets and pleasant dining environments. If you’d rather hang out in your room, we’ll understand, because our coastal-style beach and water villas are so irresistibly chic and rustic that you’ll never want to leave.

Distance: 25mins by seaplane from Velana Int.Airport & 90mins by Speedboat from Velana Int. Airport

Atoll: North Ari Atoll

Island: Ellaidhoo

No. of. Villas: 112


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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 our lush gardens. We house 112 rooms across 5 room categories with ocean-inspired interiors and open-air bathrooms. Our 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 our 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.


Our standard rooms are pefect island bungalows, designed for the diving buff who wants minimum time in a room and maximum adventure.


Coming to our island in a group? Bringing the spouse and kids along? Then our 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.


Each of our 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. Designed with traditional Maldivian thatched-roofs, 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!


We’ve saved the best for the setting sun. Our 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 and thatched-roof water bungalows are the perfect setting for a magical time on our island. Walk in and let your eyes take in the vibrant, ocean-themed interiors and an inviting outdoor tub. The water bungalow’s private deck is a great way to watch the sun go down. A separate dining area, bar and our 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 we have on offer at the best Maldives Water Bungalows you’ll ever find.

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El_Madi Restaurant

Our biggest dining venue at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, Madi’s sandy floors keep you connected to the island while your taste buds travel the world. Great continental buffet style meals are served at breakfast, lunch and dinner, which is probably why it’s constantly crowded with guests helping themselves to seconds and even thirds! Madi is a firm favourite with everyone on the island, because its giant roof provides shelter from tropical storms and hot island days. At Madi, our diners use their mealtimes as a perfect break from their busy days outdoors.


Our island survives in harmony with the marine life around us and nowhere is this more evident than at the Iruohsnee Bar. Located on the main decks of Ellaidhoo, this is a favourite hangout at any time of the day and night. Our staff will remember you by name and look forward to meeting and serving you here each day. We also offer great evening entertainment from DJs to classic rock bands and traditional Maldivian performances making Iruohsnee a firm favourite on any day of the week. But what makes this venue truly out of this world is probably the daily evening feed. Buckets of fresh seafood are given to the school of Jack Fish, a Sting Ray and even some herons that never forget drop by for their daily feeding at 5:30. To put it mildly – it’s a spectacular sight. But that’s not why we do it; we are honoured to give back to an ocean that has blessed us abundantly.


We all know what a tropical storm can do to an island; while it’s a spectacular sight to witness, we bet you don’t want to do it getting drenched. And just because it rains, it doesn’t mean all the fun must end. This is why our spacious, thatched-roof Sand Bar lets you dig your toes into the sand while you throw back some heady cocktails and continue with all the fun you were having on the island. We’re firm believers in the notion that rain or shine, the magic must continue!


Our Water Bungalow guests are privy to an exclusive morning experience at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon. Don’t rush to get out of bed in the morning – let us bring you a bubbly breakfast and set it up on your sun deck for a romantic early morning. Just think its Sunday morning everyday and indulge in this exclusive with that special someone in your life.

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Maldives, Rangali Island. Conrad Hilton Resort. Woman swimming in the Indian ocean. (MR)

DJ Nights
Live Band Music
Karaoke Nights
Beach Volleyball
Badminton Tennis
Table Tennis
Foosball table

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CHAVANA SPA – Specialised spa treatments, authentically Balinese

Your heart and soul might never get enough of the beautiful dives by our house reef, but your body might. That’s why after all the activity, you should submit yourself to a therapeutic full body massage or spa treatment at Chavana Spa.

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Swimming pool
Medical facilities
Laundry service
Room service
Kids club
Business center
Meeting facilities
Internet facilities
Safety deposit boxes
Children play area
Highchair at Restaurant
Fitness room / Gym
Tennis court
In-door Squash court
Play Ground
Table Tennis
Badminton court
Beach Volley ball
Scuba diving & Lessons
Kayak / Canoes
Boat pier
Water ski
Live music
Souvenir Shop
Laundry service
In-house doctor
Swimming pool
Kids pool
Snorkeling & Lessons