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1 room, 2 adults

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

4-star4 stars
North Ari Atoll (Alif Alif), Ellaidhoo, Maldives

Ellaidhoo beachfront resort with 2 restaurants, spa
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  • Helpful friendly staff. Great house reef. Good food and drinks.Mar 7, 2020
  • Really friendly staff and generally a great hotelFeb 9, 2020

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

from £112
  • Superior Room
  • Bungalow, Beachside
  • Bungalow, Overwater
  • Standard Room
  • Promo Room
  • 2 Nights Superior Room + 2 Nights Water Bungalow

What’s around Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon


  • On a private beach
  • Ukulhas Beach - 0.6 mi / 1 km
  • Maaya Thila - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Great Banyan Tree - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Ibrahim Kalaafaan Mosque and Shrine - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Maafushivaru Island Beach - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Fihalholi Beach - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Vakarufalhi Island Beach - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km

Getting around

  • Male (MLE-Velana Intl.) 41.8 miles/67.2 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 112 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 6:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is 90 minutes away via speedboat. Sea plane transfers (surcharge) are also available. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 48 hours before their expected arrival. The speedboat/seaplane schedule is limited so guests planning to arrive after 4 PM are advised to book an overnight stay in Male or Hulhumale until services resume the next day. Guests must pay the speedboat/seaplane fee at check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

  • If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help you with the supporting documents needed to obtain one *

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 3:30 PM *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Tennis on site
  • Beach towels
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Russian

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Soundproofed rooms
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 21-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).
Food and beverages

  • All buffet meals, snacks and local beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment
Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • On-site entertainment and activities
  • On-site live performances

Not included
  • Motorised water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkelling excursions
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Minibar
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services


Chavana Spa has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


Madi Restaurant – Overlooking the garden, this buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Malamathi Restaurant – This poolside buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

EYZ Bar – This bar is located on the beach. Open daily.

Iruohsenee Bar – This bar overlooks the ocean. Open daily.

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon’s small print

Also known as

  • Ellaidhoo Maldives Cinnamon Hotel
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  • Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon Ellaidhoo
  • Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon Resort Ellaidhoo
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  • Maldives Cinnamon
  • Ellaidhoo Maldives Cinnamon Resort
  • Maldives Cinnamon Resort
  • Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon Resort
  • Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon Ellaidhoo
  • Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon Resort Ellaidhoo
  • Maldives Cinnamon Hotel
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  • Maldives Cinnamon
  • Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo Resort
  • Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo Hotel North Ari Atoll
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  • Maldives Cinnamon Resort
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If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included in your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

    This property does not have lifts.

    Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

    Contactless check-out is available.

    Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    Transfers via floatplane and shuttle are required and must be arranged at least 48 hours before travel by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

    For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

    Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments, and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    Mandatory fees

    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

    • Boat transfer per adult: USD 202 (roundtrip)
    • Transfer service fee per child: USD 101 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)

    The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

    • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 24 December
    • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December

    Optional extras

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 202 per person (roundtrip)

    Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 11 costs USD 101.00 (roundtrip)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

    • Does Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • Is there a pool at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon?
      Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon?
      Sorry, neither pets and nor service animals are allowed.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon?
      You can check in from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon?
      Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants.
    • Is an airport shuttle service offered by Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon?
      Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 3:30 PM on request. The charge is USD 202 per person roundtrip.

    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.8 From 299 reviews

    Very good 8.0
    Great hotel
    We had a lovely stay at this hotel. We had an all inclusive water bungalow which was so worth it. The room was beautiful. The staff are great, food was lovely and the house reef was fabulous. Staff 5/5 - great persoanlised service, its only a small resort so you get to know the staff. House reef 4/5 - we saw plenty of sharks, rays, jack fish, eels, all types of fishes. Right in the bay are many baby sharks which were amazing to swim with. The 5.30pm fish feeding is wonderful to watch! Also the 10.30pm rubbish collection to the boat is incredible to see the large nursery sharks. We also did a night snorkel which was good, just me and my husband guided around the reef. We saw lobsters, bigger sharks, eels and many rays. Food and drink 4/5 - very good tasty food but only 1 restaurant to eat at. All inclusive is a basic all inclusive service with set meal times, limited drinks and very limited snacks. Entertainment 2/5 - not much entertainment at all, every night is very quiet. Just the fish feeding and when the sharks come to visit. Airport transfers 1/5 - the airport - hotel situation is a bit of a nightmare. Even though i sent it in advance, they did not have our flight details and we had to wait for the next boat (4 hours later). Missed our first day at the resort because of it. When speaking to others this is not an uncommon thing so be prepared for a long wait.
    Christina, gb1 night trip
    Very good 8.0
    Beautiful Water Bungalows
    We chose to stay in a water bungalow, they had been recently refurbished and were finished to a high standard. The use of the pool and the restaurant exclusive for water bungalow guests was great and meant we received more personal service. The pool guy was very attentive, the restaurant and bar staff very friendly and the choice of food was varied at each meal. The gym was well equipped and never busy. The restaurant staff replied to all our queries promptly and politely both before and during the stay and the transfers worked well. Because of bad weather our speedboat transfer to the island was upgraded to a seaplane transfer at no extra cost to us and the speedboat return was comfortable taking about 90 minutes. The house reef had a good amount of heathy coral and some great fish life on it. We only snorkelled but saw turtles, rays, sharks, lots of parrotfish, clownfish, triggerfish and much more. Our criticisms - When exploring the rest of the island it was clear that the beach and garden bungalows needed refurbishment and the main restaurant had a very cafeteria feel to it. Our main concern on the island was the use of plastics, every day we were given in our room 2 plastic water bottles per guest and water in plastic bottles with meals. We would love to see water fountains around the island with guests encouraged to use reusable containers for drinking water.
    Louise, gb3 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Excellent beyond words. Heaven indeed
    Amazing property and amazing staff. My parents visited Elaidhoo along with their friends and I was extremely skeptical since it was for them and I had done all the research. They stayed in Elaidhoo for 3 nights, 2 nights in Standard room and 1 in the Water Bungalow with an all inclusive plan. And they loved both the rooms. They gave extremely good feedback to me everyday which really pleased me. The staff was very cooperative especially Salim in the water villa. Food was great especially the breakfast. Would definitely recommend it to everyone else. Also, for anyone who feels sea plane is expensive, we did a one way speed boat and returned in a sea plane and hence saved some money there! However, the speed boat ride is more than an hour and can be very taxing. So do it if you are prepared for a long boat ride.
    soam, gb1 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Dream location
    This was the most amazingly place to stay and the staff are fabulous.. I’m missing there already
    Sarah, gb11 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Excellent stay at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon
    We had a water bungalow for 4 days and it was amazing. The bungalow had been recently refurbished and it was excellent. We like snorkelling and the reef was brilliant with amazing amount of fish - like swimming in an aquarium. The food in the restaurant and the service were all first class. Would recommend it to anyone.
    Ian, gb4 night romance trip
    Very good 8.0
    Traquil place
    It was a very relaxed 5 days, had everything we needed/.
    Victoria, gb5 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Excellent snorkeling and clean modern rooms
    To put this review in context, this was our 4th visit to the Maldives, each time to a different island. Good things about Elaidhoo were the excellent snorkeling, the range and quality of food at each mealtime (I have seen some reviews complaining about the lack of variety in food the buffet food - it is true that the day to day variation was not large, but on the other hand there was a large range of options each day), and the condition and comfort of the rooms (we staying in a beach bungalow). Negative things were that the front-desk staff and check-in experience were not as welcoming as for our previous trips (though to be fair this is only a minor quibble), and that the exit/entry points for the reef could be more clearly marked (especially as a low tide some of these are in fact unusable). The dining room staff (with a special shout out to Afraaz and his artistic leaf creations) were all both friendly and professional.
    gbRomance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Hotel is very good value for money. Freshly baked naan, chapatis and other flatbreads at dinner were great. Amazing things to see if you swim outside of the concrete barriers (but wear fins because the currents can be strong). I don't think the caged birds are necessary and this was the only thing I didn't like during my trip.
    gbOther trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Amazing piece of paradise! Would highly recommend
    Amy, gbRomance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Excellent stay with exceptional service
    There was a terrible mix up in getting to the island. The assistant manager Ali did everything he could and got us on an earlier sea plane to Elladhoo. From then onwards the staff and Ali made our trip a very good one letting us have great food, drinks, snorkeling, sunset fishing and romantic dinner on the beach. We had an excellent time and would highly recommend it.
    Glen, gb4 night romance trip

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