Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon: Your Ultimate Island Escape (2024)

Who does not want to stay in a luxurious resort in Maldives, right? Especially when all the pictures you have seen is of water bungalows? I had dreamt of the same and I wanted to stay at a water bungalow when I was in Maldives. During my 4 days in Maldives, I had an opportunity to stay at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon and one of the nights, I stayed in a water bungalow.

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About Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is probably one of the affordable resort islands in the Maldives. It is situated in Alifu Alifu Atoll, and is accessible via speedboat. Known for their hospitality, food, luxury, the resort was awarded Booking.com Traveller Review Award 2022.

View from Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

Booking and Cost at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

  • Note: The prices mentioned in this post are in USD.

Based on the type of room/bungalow selected and the number of nights, the prices vary. The basic room which is called the standard room starts from $167 per night. The rooms or bungalows can be booked online via Booking.com.

Nights at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

Rooms and Bungalows at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon provides four kinds of stay options on the island. They have 24 water bungalows/villas.

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Water bungalows at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon
Water bungalows
Stay TypeRoom/ Bungalow TypeDescriptionPrice
RoomStandard RoomKing bed
Garden view
Semi open air bathroom
Starts from $167 per night
RoomSuperior Ocean View RoomKing bed with sofa
Study table
Beach front
Semi open air bathroom
Starts from $198 per night
BungalowBeach BungalowKing bed with sofa
Study table
Access to private beach
Semi open air bathroom
Starts from $230 per night
BungalowWater BungalowBuilt on the water
Deck
King bed
Semi open air bathroom
Glass bottom floor
Starts from $324 per night

Note: That the direct access to the sea from water bungalow is not allowed due to safety.

Deck at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon
Deck at a water bungalow

Ambience and Hospitality at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

The resort is absolutely stunning with unrestricted views of the sunsets and has a very warm ambience. Everyone on the island are kind and polite. I had a great time staying at this lovely place.

Food and Restaurant at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

Even though you are on a secluded island resort, there is no dearth for restaurants and bars in this resort. There are plenty of food options and these are prepared by some of the best chefs.

Meal times:

  • Breakfast 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
  • Lunch 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.
  • Dinner 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
  • Bars start at 9 PM.

You can purchase these meals as part of your booking (half or full board).

The restaurants and bars that exist on the resort are:

  • Malamathi restaurant and bar
  • EZY Lounge and bar
  • Madi restaurant
  • Iruohsense bar

Amenities at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

Each room comes with air conditioner, minibar, flat television screen and tea/coffee maker. There is complementary Wi-Fi throughout the resort, including the rooms.

The resort also has the other common amenities that are available for their guests:

  • Fitness centre with gym
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Snorkelling area
  • Access to private beaches
  • Spa

Curated Experience(s) at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

The resort has a lot of curated experiences for their guests. There are many different activities that you can engage in. Below listed are some of the experiences provided by the resort.

  • Note: Some of these experiences cost extra.

Scuba Diving

The resort has an in-house dive centre that takes the guests on scuba diving tours in and around the resort. There are more than 50 dive sites, including the House Reef. The dive centre also offers a range of certification options.

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Snorkeling with wild baby sharks

Would you believe if I said that there are these little baby sharks (wild ones) who swim around the resort? They are super cute and it is amazing to snorkel with these beautiful creatures.

Wild baby sharks at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon
Wild baby sharks

Fishing

The resort organises a number of fishing tours for whoever is interested in fishing. There are many of these tours that leave every day.

Dolphin safaris

The resort has a tour only for dolphins. You can take a trip to go see lots and lots of dolphins which are amazing. This is surely one of my best activities to do at the resort.

Watching Sunset

This is free of cost and the resort has views to stunning sunsets. The sky in Maldives is dramatic and so are the sunsets. There are viewing platforms where you get uninterrupted views of the sunset from the resort.

View of Sunset at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon
View of Sunset

How to get to Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon?

By Air

The closest airport is Male International Airport and the resort is around 90 minutes speedboat ride from the airport. Most airline providers operate from Male International Airport and there is a very good connectivity with direct flights from many parts of the world.

  • There is a transfer desk for the resort right outside of the arrivals exit where you can approach for transfers.

By Speed Boat

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is accessible only by the speedboat. Ensure to call the resort beforehand for your transfers. It is a 90 minutes ride to the resort.

  • Note: The speedboat charges are extra to the room charges.

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Where is Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon located?

The resort is located in the north of Male in Alifu Alifu Atoll (Hangnaameedhoo village).

Q: How do we get to Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon?

The only way you can get to the resort is via speedboat which needs to be arranged with the resort beforehand.

Q: What are the different kinds of rooms and villas available at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon?

There are four types of stay options:

  • Standard room
  • Superior room with ocean view
  • Beach bungalow
  • Water bungalow

Q: What is the cost of staying in a water bungalow at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon?

The price for water bungalow starts from $324 per night.

Q: How do we book the villa or bungalow at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon?

You can book online on Booking.com.

Q: Does the resort have Wi-Fi?

Yes, the resort has very good and reliable Wi-Fi.

Q: What are the amenities and experiences that you can have at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon?

The resort offers:

  • Snorkelling/swimming area.
  • Scuba diving options.
  • Dolphin safari.
  • Fishing.
  • Picnics.
  • Romantic dinners.
  • Island tour to Hangnaameedhoo.
  • Spa.

Q: Are pets allowed at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon?

No, pets are not allowed.

Q: Are unmarried couples allowed at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon?

Yes, unmarried couples are allowed.

Q: Is alcohol allowed at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon?

Yes, they are licenced and they do serve alcohol.

Q: Can you wear bikini at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon?

Yes, you can.

Safety for Solo Female Travelers

The resort is very safe for solo female travelers. There were no issues whatsoever and I had a great time at the resort. However, since it is in the ocean, be careful at night and if you are venturing out alone.

Closing Notes

The resort was amazing to stay in. The hospitality, service, food, and the rooms were great and it surely is one of the best resorts to stay in Maldives.

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