Overview

A breezy 25-minute speedboat ride from Male will transport you to an inviting paradise, where the island upon which Cinnamon Dhonveli stands welcomes you in the shape of outstretched arms. Guests will certainly feel at home in the sophisticated and tastefully furnished rooms and suites, which seamlessly blend comfort and luxury. With 7 wining and dining options to choose from, there is a dish to suit everyone’s taste on this welcoming 16-acre island, and there is no lack of things to do, thanks to the pristine swimming pool and unforgettable snorkelling on offer.

Holiday resort information

Room Types

With a selection of 5 categories of rooms and suites the Cinnamon offers plenty of variety. Every single room offers stunning island views, perfect for drinking in breath-taking sunsets and admiring the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. To complement the views, each room comes complete with private sun loungers and is decorated with simple yet sophisticated ocean-inspired accents.
  • Garden Bungalows

    Nestled in the shady gardens of Cinnamon Dhonveli, the hotel’s 533 sq ft Garden Bungalows are elegant hideaways located right by the waves of Pasta Point. With a stylish living space, king-size bed, gleaming bathroom and a loft with further sleeping options, these comfortable bungalows have enough room for up to two adults and two children. The balconies include comfy sun beds and overlook the sea, making them ideal spots to enjoy the balmy tropical breeze while admiring the view.
  • Superior Rooms

    The modern 668 sq ft superior rooms offer a taste of added luxury in a beautiful tropical setting. With stunning views from the balconies, which face the Indian Ocean, these two-storey rooms offer a plush king-sized bed and elegant furnishings for the perfect island haven. To make for an ideal family getaway, these spacious rooms can be partitioned to accommodate up to three adults and a child.
  • Beach Bungalows

    Spacious, luxurious and with a prime beachside location, the Beach Bungalows offer stunning ocean views and the opportunity to slip straight out of bed and right into the welcoming blue waters. These large, high-ceilinged rooms offer space for three adults or a family in a comfortable and stylish setting. For blissful rejuvenation, relax in the private outdoor bathroom which includes an outdoor shower and bathtub. For lazy afternoons watching the sunset, the outdoor verandah includes its own sun bed.
  • Water Bungalows

    The perfect choice for those looking to craft a holiday they will truly never forget, the breathtakingly located Cinnamon Water Bungalows offer all-round views of the Maldives’ crystal blue waters, paired with sophisticated modern furnishings for an enviable tropical experience. Walk out of your room and lounge on your secluded sun deck or slip straight into the sea for a quick dip. The modern amenities, large king-size bed and gleaming modern bathroom ensure you experience the utmost comfort in this magical home from home.
  • Over Water Suites

    For a private world unto itself, the 929 sq ft Cinnamon Over Water Suites offer expansive wood-panelled accommodation perched above the warm, crystal-blue waters of Dhonveli. Opulently furnished with a separate living space, a bedroom with a king-sized bed and a private sun deck with sun beds, guests will be able to relish the tropical sun in their own secluded hideaway. The stylish bathroom includes modern amenities and its own private Jacuzzi for the ultimate indulgence.

Facilities

Whether you are looking for relaxation, rejuvenation or adrenaline, the Cinnamon Dhonveli will ensure you find an activity to suit you. At postcard-worthy Pasta Point, thrill-seekers and surfers will find world-renowned waves to get their heart pumping. Elsewhere on the island, guests can lounge on the golden beaches and relax in the inviting blue waters of Dhonveli or alternately take a dip in the beautiful freshwater pool, which is surrounded by lush greenery. The island’s superlative snorkelling also gives you another chance to experience the wonders of the Indian Ocean. Visiting with kids? When they aren’t splashing around and soaking up the sun, the dedicated children’s play area is sure to keep them entertained and to give grown-ups some welcome time to unwind.

For adults seeking bliss and calm, the Chaavana Spa offers a bevy of pampering spa treatments utilising fine spa products in the hands of skilled therapists and masseurs. Part of the internationally recognised Mandara spa group, the Chaavana Spa offers world-class treatments in a beautiful Maldives environment. For those who want to ensure they keep active, the self-service gym offers modern exercise equipment to ensure you never have to feel guilty after your holiday indulgence.

Restaurants

With 3 superb restaurants offering everything from international fare to local delicacies and fresh seafood, as well as 4 bars spread across the island, the Cinnamon Dhonveli ensures you are never far from a delicious meal or refreshing drink.
  • Koimala Garden Restaurant

    Guests can go on a culinary journey without ever having to leave the island, all the while enjoying a traditional island atmosphere under the thatched roof of the Koimala Garden restaurant. This large beachside restaurant serves up delectable international fare as well as tantalising Maldivian classics.
  • Rehendhi Restaurant and Bar

    Located near the glamorous over water suites, the exclusive Rehendhi restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a candlelit dinner as the sun dips below the horizon. To accompany the views, the Rehendhi serves up spicy Maldivian curries and other island classics, all with excellent wine pairings from an extensive cellar.
  • Raiyvilaa Sunset Terrace Bar

    With panoramic views of the ocean and beach this is a truly mesmerising spot to enjoy a deliciously mixed cocktail or a mouth-watering dinner while the sun sinks below the horizon. Alternatively you can opt to start your day here with an invigorating cup of coffee, sipped with relish as you survey the sweeping ocean views.
  • Raalhu Bar

    Raalhu Bar provides an a la carte menu and a juicy cocktail and spirit menu with al fresco dining overlooking the ocean, this is the best spot for dolphin watching as you relax. Open from 8:30am until late.
  • Juice Bar

    The Juice Bar is open from 9am until 6pm and is located near the beach bungalows.
  • Maakana Restaurant

    Maakana Restaurant is close to Pasta Pont and the Garden Bungalows, serving an international buffet menu with a lively atmosphere and tranquil ocean views. This restaurant occupies 180 guests and serves breakfast, dinner and lunch.

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