Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo Beach Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo water bungalow area Clownfish photographed by Keith Lyall whilst on holiday in the Maldives with Scuba Tours Worldwide Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo pool area at night Scuba diver in the Maldives with stunning reef Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo reception Reef fish in the Maldives photographed by diver on holiday with Scuba Tours Worldwide Pool area at Chaaya Reef Ellaidoo in the Maldives

Island At A Glance

Location - 
North Ari Atoll
Distance from Airport - 
42km
Transfer Time - 
25 min by seaplane or 95 min by speedboat
No of Rooms - 
14 Standard Rooms, 28 Superior Rooms, 46 Beach Bungalows, 24 Water Bungalows
Meal Plan - 
All inclusive, premium all inclusive
Sports - 
Spa, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming pool, canoeing, football, volleyball, badminton, tennis, beach volleyball, squash, billiards, table tennis, pool table, gym
House Reef Accessible - 
Yes
Star Rating - 

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is a small island on the eastern fringe of North Ari Atoll.  This idyllic island is well known for its spectacular diving and its house reef which offers an abundance of colourful, pristine corals and incredible underwater life.

This island paradise is just 300 metres long and 280 metres wide, so from the moment you arrive you get the feeling that you are in your own private paradise.  The luxurious rooms, soft sandy white beaches and spectacular surroundings offer you the chance to create magical memories and a holiday experience to remember.

Your Accommodation Options

STANDARD ROOM

The 14 Standard Rooms at Ellaidhoo open out to the lush garden area with pristine footpaths and palm trees leading you to the beach.  These rooms are located just behind the Beach Bungalows.  All rooms are air conditioned and equipped with mini bar, in room safe, cable TV, telephone, hairdryer, shower, complimentary toiletries, beach & bath towels and tea/coffee making facilities.

SUPERIOR ROOM

The 28 Superior Rooms are an ideal choice for families or groups of friends holidaying together due to their wonderful design.  They are in groups of 4, over 2 floors and all face the Indian Ocean.  They are larger than the Standard Rooms and are equipped with the same facilities.

BEACH BUNGALOW

46 Beach Bungalows which have been designed to open out to offer fantastic views of the Indian Ocean and are separate, private, single storey units.

WATER BUNGALOW

The 24 Water Bungalows are the latest addition to Ellaidhoo and have been built on stilts over the water with magnificent views of the ocean.  In addition to the facilities offered by the other room types, the water bungalows also offer a bath tub.

Restaurants

Madi Restaurant at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon
Malamathi Restaurant at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon
Bar at night at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

Madi is the main restaurant on Ellaidhoo and offers a daily International buffet with different themed stations.  This is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. 

Additional dining is also available at Malamathi restaurant.  This is exclusively for those guests staying in a water bungalow and also offers a daily International buffet. 

In addition to these, all guests have the option of an al fresco a la carte dining option on the outer deck by the pool, offering spectacular views of the ocean. 

Irushenee is the main bar and is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or two whilst taking in the amazing views over the Indian Ocean. This is also the place to be around 6.30pm daily to watch the stingrays that swim in.

Excursions & Entertainment

Despite its small size, Ellaidhoo offers a range of excursions including a sand bank picnic, trips to local cultural islands and several different fishing trips. 

On the island there is a swimming pool and activities such as football, volleyball, badminton, tennis and a fully equipped gym.  Its house reef is perfect for diving, snorkeling and canoeing. 

A range of treatments are on offer at the Azmaara Spa.  This spa is unique as you can step in from the water onto soft white sand inside the spa!  

Ellaidhoo also offers a variety of evening entertainment which includes live music, bingo, crab racing and a one man show.

Diving

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon offers an amazing house reef that is accessible from six entry points, 24 hours a day.  The house reef is in a channel and the dives are along the south or the north side of the island.  The south side is a fantastic wall down to a maximum depth of 30 metres.  The length is approximately 400 metres and you will find big and small overhangs covered with colourful soft corals and sponges.  Big gorgonian fan corals and green stamp corals are everywhere and as an additional highlight, there is a wreck directly in front of the jetty at 30 metres.  The north side is more like a slope with less overhangs but with a good chance for whale sharks and mantas.  The fish life around the island is amazing and even while snorkeling you can see all kind of reef fish, turtles, rays and even little baby reef sharks.  Several different boat dives are offered daily, leaving at 08.30am, 09.00am and 15.00pm.  For these trips there is no minimum number required.  They also offer full day trips and night dives among their regular weekly activities.  The dive centre is run by Dive & Sail who offer a full range of PADI courses, including specialty courses.  The dive centre runs a tank shuttle service to drop off and collect tanks for guests wishing to make independent dives in the house reef.  This resort is an excellent choice for divers and snorkellers.

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. 

Special Offers

Guests celebrating a birthday or wedding anniversary on the Island will be provided with a cake. Honeymooners will receive a complimentary fruit basket and bottle of wine. Please don't forget to tell us in advance so that we can arrange these for you!

Sample Itinerary

7 nights Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon including flights from the UK

Guide Prices

From £1,570 per person plus £116 departure taxes.

Prices include return international flights from the UK.  For Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon they include return speedboat transfers and 7 night's accommodation in a twin/double Standard Room, on an All Inclusive meal plan.  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 Ellaidhoo.  Spend 7 nights on a desert island paradise!

Day 9

Depart Ellaidhoo Maldives 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

7 nights Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon + 7 nights liveaboard including flights from the UK

Guide Prices

From £2,965 per person plus £116 departure taxes.

Prices include return International flights from the UK.  For Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon they include return speedboat transfers and 7 nights accommodation in a twin/double Standard Room, on an All Inclusive meal plan.  For the liveaboard they include return airport transfers, 7 nights in a twin/double cabin, Full Board meal plan (with water, tea and coffee), diving with tanks/weights and some excursions.  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 departure point.

Day 1

Depart UK for overnight international flight to Male.

Day 2 - 8

On arrival to the Maldives, transfer by speedboat to Ellaidhoo.  Spend 7 nights on a desert island paradise!

Day 9 - 15

Depart Ellaidhoo and transfer by speedboat back to Male for onward transfer by boat to our liveaboard.  Enjoy 7 nights liveaboard diving - with personal attention, great food and fabulous diving!

Day 16

Depart liveaboard by boat and transfer 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

UK OFFICE

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

Tel: +44 (0) 1284 748010

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