Make a splash on your island getaway!

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.


As you come in for a landing after a 25-minute seaplane journey at this Maldives beach resort, drink in the stunning view of the Indian Ocean and the reefs below. Highly recommended by Lonely Planet for its diving experiences, Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is one of the best family friendly resorts in the country for underwater exploration, and offers diving 24 hours a day with more than 50 dive sites around the hotel.

At six hectares, Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is a quaint island paradise at the edge of the largest of the 22 natural atolls in the Maldives. If it’s an adventure you seek, romance you wish to spark, or a simple, relaxing break you dream of, we invite you to be bold, and take the plunge!

Diving Equipment

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67.2 km from Airport

Swimming Pool


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Beach Access

Beach Bungalows


Beach Bungalows

If you’ve ever fantasised about staying in a glamorous beach house when you go on vacation, the pristine Beach Bungalows at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon will make your dreams come true! These delightful, standalone villas are perfect for couples, with easy access to the private beach and a mesmeric view of the sea. Styled with carefree coastal allure, this room is definitely Instagram-worthy.

Key Features:

  • Room Size 38 m2
  • 2-guest accommodation, 1 additional single bed possible
  • Indoor shower (semi open air bathroom)
  • Sea view

Water Bungalows


Water Bungalows

Open your perfect Maldives holiday up to a range of possibilities at one of our 24 water villas. Sunsets on the deck, rum punch in hand, are what many shoreline dreams are made of, except, as a Water Bungalow guest, you get to experience it poised right over the shallows. The room’s stylish interior – seaside chic meets modern minimal, with a hint of artistic glamour – will have you smitten from the moment you step in.

Key Features:

  • Room Size 79 m2
  • 1 additional single bed possible
  • Indoor shower (semi open air bathroom)
  • Coffee machine
  • Bluetooth speaker, Glass bottom floor, Bathrobe/bath slippers
  • Sea view

Standard Rooms


Standard Rooms

Picture yourself sitting in the dappled shade of your breezy veranda, engrossed in a good book, with nothing to disturb you but the occasional falling leaf. The quaint, beachside charm of our Standard Rooms ensures a peaceful, rejuvenating stay, and is ideal for those seeking a relaxing holiday, surrounded by the beauty of nature and sumptuous comfort.

Key Features:

  • Room Size 35 m2
  • 2-guest accommodation, 1 additional single bed possible
  • Indoor shower (semi open air bathroom)
  • Garden view

Superior Room – Ocean View


Superior Room – Ocean View

Imagine waking up to a view of the turquoise sea through vibrant green palm fronds close to the beach front. This could be every single morning you spend in a Superior Room at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon – a room that opens up straight to a view of the ocean! Guests will love the reef-inspired décor and spacious front room – ideal for holidaying groups or families.

Key Features:

  • Room Size 52 m2
  • 2-guest accommodation, 2 additional single beds possible
  • Indoor shower (semi open air bathroom)
  • Sea view


Malamathi Bar

Cocktails on a sun lounger by the pool may sound cliché, but there’s a reason why many see it as the ultimate way to chill on vacation. Let our bartenders mix you the perfect drink as you soak up the view of the ocean or take a dip in the pool.

EYZ Lounge & Bar

Nothing says, “Why not? I’m on holiday!” quite like EYZ Bar, located at the heart of the resort. Open from 9am until the last guests decides to turn in for the night, this lounge bar’s sand-covered floors make flip-flops a part of the dress code!

Malamathi Restaurant

Exclusively for guests of the Water Bungalows, Malamathi Restaurant overlooks the infinity pool and the ocean, making it a prime dining spot come sundown.

Madi Restaurant

Main Restaurant – Buffet – International and Local Cuisine
Our guests love the sand between their toes and overall beach ambiance at this spacious buffet restaurant. Prepare yourself for a hearty meal with a sip from your sea glass-style tumbler, and then head over to the buffet to claim your treasure!

Iruohsenee Bar

Private Function Bar
This picturesque bar boasts an enviable view of the sea, and is the ideal area to hold a private event. Be it a team outing or post-ceremony celebrations at a destination wedding, Iruohsenee Bar’s exotic appeal provides the perfect setting.

Dinner at Lover's Deck

What’s possibly the most romantic experience one can have at the Maldives, you ask? How about a candle-light dinner on a jetty, with the sound of the sea as the background score, a bottle of wine and an elaborate 4-course spread?


Chavana Spa

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.

Night fishing

The island is famous for its nocturnal fishing expeditions, so make sure to sign up! Enjoy a cocktail at the dock before you start, and, if you have a successful trip, request your catch to be cooked for dinner the following day.

Sunset Fishing

With a handheld fishing line, enjoy the sight of the sunset in the distant horizon, and hope for a snapper, barracuda, groupers or trevally to bite. Your catch can be prepared the following day for you by our in-house Chef.

Sunrise fishing

If the early bird gets the worm, let’s hope your early worm lures you a fish! As daylight softly breaks on the horizon, set out on a Dhoni and fish as the Maldivians do. Using a handheld fishing line, keep your fingers crossed for varieties of snappers, jackfish and barracuda fish. Request for your catch to be cooked for dinner on the same day.

Dhoni ride

Enjoy the spectacular sunset on the deck of a Dhoni with someone special. The picture-perfect end to what is sure to be an exhilarating ride through the crystalline lagoon.

Maaga island tour

A minimum of four people at a time is invited to visit the nearby deserted local island of Maaga, with plenty of opportunities to explore the reef and sunbathe.

The uninhabited island of Meerufenfushi

If you would prefer to escape the hubbub with a small group of fellow tourists, try the calm explorations of this uninhabited island in the Maldives. Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided as you relax with your flippers by the ocean.

Residential island tour to Hangnaameedhoo

Dip yourself in Maldivian culture by visiting this local island via an exhilarating Dhoni ride. Connect with the locals and learn about their livelihoods.

Island hopping to Diggiri and Hangnaameedhoo

Immerse yourself in Maldivian traditional culture. The day starts with leisurely snorkelling and sunbathing, and is followed by a trip to a local island after lunch. Ride on a traditional Maldivian Dhoni, experience the lifestyle and admire the trinkets on display.

Dolphin safari

Marine life is abundant in the Maldives, particularly at the North Ari Atoll. Spotting a pod of Spinner dolphins in their natural habitat is sure to be one of the highlights of your stay, so embark on one of our Dhoni safaris with your camera and binoculars on standby!

Big game fishing

For the ardent fishing enthusiasts, we recommend big game fishing. We’ll give you a fishing rod with lines 80 to 100 m in length for the deep sea, with lures and artificial bait. Keep your fingers crossed, and you just might end up with a sailfish, barracuda, wahoo, or swordfish, amongst others. Upon request, your catch can be cooked on the same day, just in time for dinner.

Sand bank picnic for couples and groups

Watch the sunshine play off the turquoise waters of the lagoon as you enjoy your partner’s company on a sand bank picnic. This activity is a treat for groups too, and ideal for some casual sunbathing and snorkelling off the white sand beaches.

Dive and Snorkel

Discover the mind-boggling beauty that lies underwater and get hooked on to the experience for life. Once you spend time down there with corals, manta rays, baby sharks, turtles and fish, you will only want more of it. The experience grows on you, giving you goosebumps every time you dive.