Cinnamon Dhonveli

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Island At A Glance

Location - 
North Male Atoll
Distance from Airport - 
13km
Transfer Time - 
20 minutes by speedboat
No of Rooms - 
24 Superior Rooms, 20 Garden Bungalows, 40 Beach Bungalows, 4 Family Beach Bungalows, 36 Water Bungalows, 24 Over Water Suites
Meal Plan - 
Full board
Sports - 
Surfing, spa, scuba diving, gymnasium, canoeing, tennis, beach volleyball, badminton, swimming pool
House Reef Accessible - 
No
Star Rating - 

Cinnamon Dhonveli is a surfers paradise! Natural waves curl around the island from February to November, making this one of the best places in the world to surf. The island's own break 'Pasta Point' is world-class and nearby there are some stunning offshore breaks.

'Pasta Point' is privately owned by Cinnamon Dhonveli and is surfed exclusively by guests staying here. This is the only resort in the Maldives with a dedicated surfing programme and offers world class surfing in a stunningly beautiful environment. Surf spots are limited to just 30 places at any one time and these must be pre-booked with the accommodation. The surf boats have experienced guides who know the waters and prevailing currents like no others. Boats are available from 6.15am to get the early at 'Sultans', 'Honkeys' or 'Jailbreak' before breakfast. Morning and afternoon excursions to the furthest breaks of 'Chickens' and 'Colas' (approximately 45 minutes away) are made when conditions are favourable. All the boats have communication with each other and the island via walkie-talkie in order to relay information relating to surf conditions and surfer numbers. We are agents for Atoll Travel surf packages to Cinnamon Dhonveli and can package your surf holiday with flights from the UK. If you don't pre-book your surfing you won't be able to ride the waves when you are there! Inner & Outer Atoll Surfaris: For the serious surfing adventurer there are liveaboard surfaris to the Maldives most isolated and stunning breaks in a fully equipped motor yacht. Please ask for more details.

Your Accommodation Options

Superior Room
Superior Room at Chaaya Island Dhonveli in the Maldives

Superior Rooms at Cinnamon Dhonveli are built facing the Indian Ocean in two storey buildings of six separate rooms, all are air-conditioned and feature twin and double beds.

Garden Bungalow

The Garden Bungalows are spacious two level units; bedrooms are on the mezzanine with a king size bed and a balcony facing the ocean. On the ground level there is a spacious sitting room with an extra bed (or day bed), satellite TV, telephone, a well stocked mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities. The bathroom on the ground floor has a separate shower area.

Beach Bungalow
Beach Bungalow at Chaaya Island Surfing Resort in the Maldives
Surfers beach at Chaaya Island Dhonveli in the Maldives

Beach Bungalows are built facing the ocean and the beach, with two separate rooms in a single storey structure. All are air-conditioned and feature a king size double bed and an open-air bathroom with shower and tub in a private tropical garden. Bungalows are beautifully finished with tropical timbers and textured walls. They have a mini-bar, satellite-cable TV, telephone and air conditioning. The spacious room can accommodate another bed for family holidays if required.

Water Bungalow
Water Bungalow on Chaaya Island Surf Resort Dhonveli in the Maldives

Located on the south west of the Island, the 36 Water Bungalows are built over the water inside the reef, with views of the waves and the Pasta Point break just a short stroll away. Water Bungalows are air conditioned and fully equipped with spa bath, minibar, tea/coffee making, TV, telephone, writing table, separate bathroom and private sun deck.

Over Water Suite
Over Water Suite at Chaaya Island Surf Resort Dhonveli in the Maldives

Located on the north west of the island, the 24 air conditioned Over Water Suites are built over the blue lagoon. They have a wide outdoor deck with private sun loungers and steps down to the water. The bedroom has a king sized bed and en suite bathroom with shower and personal spa bath. A separate living room features a divan/day bed, TV, entertainment system, minibar, telephone, writing desk and internet access.

Restaurants

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Bar at Cinnamon Dhonveli  surf resort and Spa in the Maldives
Restaurant at Cinnamon Dhonveli  in the Maldives

The main Garden Restaurant, Koimala, is surrounded by a lush garden and serves international style buffets.

Rehendhi, with its unique deck that extends out over the water, is an a la carte restaurant.

The Raiyvilaa Restaurant and Bar is an ideal place for delicious main meals and snacks. Perhaps here you will catch a glimpse of dolphins playing against the backdrop of an amber sunset.

The Raalhu Bar and restaurant, adjoining the waves of the internationally famed “Pasta Point”, serves main meals and snacks from an a la carte menu.

For an "action station" restaurant, with uninterrupted views of the surf break, guests can try the circular structure of the Maakana Restaurant.

Excursions & Entertainment

Swimming pool at Chaaya Island Dhonveli in the Maldives
Spa Massage at Chaaya Island Resort in the Maldives
Surfing at Pasta Point in the Maldives from Chaaya Island Dhonveli

Cinnamon Dhoveli is a paradise for water sport lovers. Surfing, diving, snorkelling and canoeing are favourites while land sports such as tennis, beach volleyball and badminton are also available.

The fresh water pool attracts guests throughout the day and, at night, Dhonveli offers live band entertainment, disco nights and karaoke.

Guests can take advantage of a variety of excursions, such as snorkelling, local island life, a visit to Male for shopping and sightseeing, a barbecue at Kuda Bandos, sunset and night fishing, dolphin watching or island hopping!

The Chavana Spa offers a range of treatments and Pevonia Botanica skincare products.

Diving

Diving at Chaaya Island resort, Dhonveli in the Maldives

The dive centre is run by Meridis Dive and offers a complete range of PADI courses from Discover Scuba to Divemaster, including many PADI Specialties such as Enriched Air Nitrox, Underwater Photographer and Wreck Diver. Nitrox diving is offered free of charge and there are excellent facilities for photographers and cameras available for hire. This is an ideal place to learn to dive with the dive centre offering daily try dives in the lagoon and Discover Scuba programmes, as well as guided snorkelling trips and a special programme for children wanting to do the PADI Bubblemaker course. Their 17 metre dive dhoni has room for 20 divers, a sun deck and a fresh water shower and toilet. It takes divers to some wonderful nearby dive sites, such as HP Reef, Banana Reef, Old Shark Point, Lion’s Head, Manta Point, Okobe Thila, Miyaru Faru and the wreck of Maldives Victory. The dive programme has two dives per day with access to over 25 dive sites and night diving is also available. This resort may be close to the capital, Male, but don't be misled by this because the southern part of North Male Atoll has some fantastic dive sites. Marine life is profuse and the currents bringing nutrient rich water create the perfect environment for some amazing diving. On the reefs, drop offs, caves and outer sites, divers can see an exciting variety of species including turtles, Napoleon wrasses, eagle rays, grey reef, blacktip, whitetip and hammerhead sharks, butterflyfish, parrotfish, surgeonfish and the magical manta rays.

Travel Information

If you are travelling through or from the UK we can arrange flights on a choice of airlines at very competitive fares. Emirates have a flexible schedule of daily departures from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow via Dubai. Sri Lankan airlines offer flights from Heathrow via Colombo. British Airways offer a non-stop service 3 times a week between December and March from Gatwick. Etihad Airways operate flights from Heathrow and Manchester via Abu Dhabi. With such flexibility in air travel you can choose to stay on your selected island for any number of days you would like. 

If you would like to arrange your own flights, we can quote you a rate for your island accommodation that excludes flights.

On arrival at the airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to the resort. 

For the ultimate Maldives experience, we highly recommend you combine your stay on an island with a fantastic week on board one of our liveaboards. 

Sample Itinerary

7 nights Cinnamon Dhonveli including flights from the UK - "Surf Package"

Guide Prices

From £3441 per person plus £116 departure taxes.

Prices include return international flights from the UK. For Dhonveli they include return speedboat transfers and 7 nights accommodation in a twin/double Garden Bungalow, all Surf Transfers and Surf Guide, Full Board meal plan, complimentary water & soft drinks with meals, T-shirt and snorkelling. Discounts apply for non-surfers - please ask. Flights are available from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow with Emirates. British Airways operate a non-stop flight from Gatwick, Sri Lankan Airlines operate a service from Heathrow via Colombo and Etihad Airways operate flights from Heathrow and Manchester. Please ask our sales office for the best routing and price for your ideal point of departure.

Day 1

Depart UK for overnight international flight to Male.

Day 2 - 8

On arrival to the Maldives, transfer by speedboat to Cinnamon Dhonveli. Enjoy 7 nights on the resort surfing to your heart’s content! .

Day 9

Depart Cinnamon Dhonveli and transfer by speedboat back to Male Airport to check-in for your return international flight. Depending on your chosen airline, arrival into the UK is usually on the same day.

Sample Itinerary

10 nights Cinnamon Dhonveli including flights from the UK - "Surf Package"

Guide Prices

From £4,314 per person plus £116 departure taxes.

Prices includes return international flights from the UK. For Dhonveli they include return speedboat transfers and 10 nights accommodation in a twin/double Garden Bungalow, all Surf Transfers and Surf Guide, Full Board meal plan, complimentary water & soft drinks with meals, T-shirt and snorkelling. Discounts apply for non-surfers - please ask. Flights are available from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow with Emirates. British Airways operate a non-stop flight from Gatwick, Sri Lankan Airlines operate a service from Heathrow via Colombo and Etihad Airways operate flights from Heathrow and Manchester. Please ask our sales office for the best routing and price for your ideal point of departure.

Day 1

Depart UK for overnight international flight to Male.

Day 2 - 11

On arrival to the Maldives, transfer by speedboat to Cinnamon Dhonveli. Enjoy 10 nights on the resort surfing to your heart’s content!

Day 12

Depart Cinnamon Dhonveli and transfer by speedboat back to Male Airport to check-in for your return international flight. Depending on your chosen airline, arrival into the UK is usually on the same day.

CONTACT DETAILS

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Innovation House
Boldero Road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP32 7BS
UK

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