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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Travelers' Choice
Tucked away in the middle of the Indian Ocean are hundreds of breathtakingly beautiful coral islands collectively known as the Maldives. When the sun shines high in the sky and the seas are calm, you won’t believe the color of the Maldivian shores. Incredible blues contrast with powdery white sand, creating the perfect setting for a quiet, dreamy stroll. Travelers looking for excitement, romance, or just a break from all the hustle and bustle of their daily lives will not be disappointed. Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives is Kaafu (North Male) Atoll's best-kept secret for its world famous surf point known as Pasta Point, located in the heart of the best surf areas. This exquisite island resort offers lavish living spaces with 152 stylish rooms and restaurants and bars. Feel your spirits soar on a natural high as you conquer the surf at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives. To relax, kick back in the luxury of a spacious Over Water Suite, or unwind at the Chavana Spa as nimble hands work your worries away. As one of the best Maldives resorts, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives is the perfect destination for the discerning pleasure seeker. The warm waters of the azure sea are an ideal balm that lifts the spirits and calms the soul. Whilst perfect waves make surfing an unforgettable experience. The clear waters allows you to sample the beauty of incredible underwater treasures. So take time off for an underwater adventure. Let the breathtaking colors of the vast collection of fish and coral take your breath away. At Dhonveli, the in-house experience is unparalleled. We have an array of fabulous options for you to select from. The choice of accommodation varies from garden bungalows to beach and water bungalows. Nevertheless, each option is unique and memorable.
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Property amenities
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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English, French, Russian, Filipino and 7 more
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Dominic Meakins wrote a review Today
Eastbourne, United Kingdom1 contribution
After a failed flight to Thailand due to PCR tests (long story), we booked cinnamon dhonvelli. You simply cannot be ready for how pretty the island is and lovely everyone is. The hotel is gorgeous - views where ever you look, massive resort and it’s constantly pruned and looked after. The staff are lovely, rooms are cleaned 3 times a day and everyone says good morning and smiles. The trips and excursions are to die for, turtles, dolphins on a jet ski, sand banks.. once in a life time stuff! Basically my review can be summed up in: yes it’s not cheap but my goodness it’s absolutely perfect in every single way, book it!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Konrad K wrote a review Yesterday
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Rafiqul is the Real hard worker in a beach bar ! I love his work and Hope to come back soon to enjoy beach experience again. All the staff from hotel are really nice people and i cant imagine better holiday. For sure im gonna come back to this island!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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breany wrote a review Jan 17
Cwmbran, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
WOW! Where do we start! We visited Cinnamon dhonveli Maldives for our honeymoon which was incredible from the moment we was picked up for our speedboat transfer! The staff on board the speedboat were friendly and offered us a much needed drink and sweets which was well appreciated! Check in was smooth, easy and quick in which we was very happy to receive a little tour of the island and early check in to our over water suite! The over water suite is absolutely incredible! The suite was clean, spacious and amazingly beautiful! The glass in the floor to watch the fish was lovely alongside the view from the bath tub overlooking the sea! Every detail is thought of: dressing gowns there for us both , access to the mini bar ( we were standard inclusive which meant access to soft drinks, beer and water from the mini bar) , free toiletries and our room cleaned twice a day! Even better taking a few steps down the ladder from the suite opens up the magical underwater world that is literally on your doorstep! We was very lucky enough to snorkel and see many varieties of fish, reef sharks, rays and even a octopus and a turtle! (Tip- take snorkel equipment as even though able to buy and rent on the island it can add up to be expensive! And take wet shoes due to the coral) Also, the access to the exclusive restaurant and swim up bar/ infinity pool made it even more incredible! The pool area was spotless with incredible views, friendly staff and lovely drinks! Special shout out to Sanjay at the bar who was so friendly and made the best banana cooler mock tail in the world! I cannot recommend staying in the over water suites enough as well worth the money! The team even organised on our bed leaves and greenery that spelt happy honeymoon and a bottle of wine and fruit bowl in our room as a surprise which was so so special! We dined at the exclusive restaurant every meal as the choice of food is out of the world! Every option of food was available including Fresh supply of fruit, a desert room, and the live cooking stations which we throughly enjoyed! Special mention to Khair who was cooking on one of the live stations (fry up, omelettes eggs etc in am and chips, potato options and meat lunch and dinner) who made every meal fun and interesting with his bubbly personality and his superb cooking skills! Khair also made sure that we had access to fresh pancakes etc and went the extra mile every meal! Also special mention to the other live station chef Anisa who was also very friendly and provided lovely food options! The service in the restaurant was amazing with the waiters (Latheef and Mushfiq were the two who served us) ensuring that we always had fresh drinks waiting on our table as soon as we walked into the restaurant, with their friendly nature ensuring a pleasant dining experience! We also paid for a dine under the stars meal which I would thoroughly recommend as it was lovely for us to have the option for us to sit together alone and enjoy amazing food with a amazing view of the beach! The food was again once again out of this world! (Best steak I have ever ate!) and the lovely gentleman Nawoda who organised the meal and served us all the night! He ensured a 5 star experience and was friendly every time we saw him in the restaurant! There is plenty of excursion and water sport options in which we paid for; the fish tank snorkel experience (which I would highly recommend as able to see many fish and string rays) fly board (great fun!) , jet ski and pedolo in which the dive and sail team were so helpful and fun! We loved the evening entertainment in which many events going on : movie night on the beach, crab racing (so fun!), karaoke, dj nights and cocktail parties on the beach! As we were staying in the over water suite we were invited to a exclusive bungalow cocktail party on the beach with a Buffett and a party list of extra special cocktails which made the holiday even more fun! I would recommend going to the sunset and surfer bars in the evening as the staff are so friendly and wonderful views! I cannot recommend staying at this resort enough! Every staff member is polite, friendly and go out of their way to ensure a pleasant stay! We met management who was also very friendly and even gave us a lift on his golf cart to the top sunset bar! The island is so clean, beautiful with a wonderful array of trees and greenery! Thank you for making our honeymoon the best experience we ever had and will ever had! We are talking about planning to return on our anniversary!! If I’m doubt as to where to go- definitely go to Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives!!! ❤️❤️❤️
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Take wet shoes for snorkelling and snorkelling equipment! Stay in the over water suite if possible!
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Response from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
Responded yesterday
Dear breany, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! Wow! Thank you for making us your Maldives honeymoon destination! We are thrilled to know you had a wonderful time with us and enjoyed most of what the resort had to offer; from our facilities and amenities. We are honored and humbled to know that our team has been one of the highlights of your stay, as being among individuals who genuinely care to ensure you are well taken care of. We truly appreciate your words of recognition and praises to the team who always strives to offer personalized experiences that represent the Dhonveli spirit and aim to leave a lasting memorable impression. Please be assured that your compliments will be shared to the team! Once again, thank you for sharing this fantastic review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another remarkable stay experience! Warmest regards, Shiela Marie Front Office Manager
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Mihai R wrote a review Jan 17
Bucharest, Romania1 contribution2 helpful votes
A great experience! Everything was flawless, staff very attentive, great food, good beach, family friendly (except no mini disco or other kids aimed entertainment). The rooms get cleaned up twice per day.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
Responded 2 days ago
Dear 805mihair, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! Thank you for sharing your island experience here on TripAdvisor and we are delighted that you had a lovely holiday at Dhonveli. We sincerely appreciate the highlight of your stay and noted on the areas we fell short on, please be assured that your feedback are taken on board for consideration on future improvements. It was a pleasure having you around. We look forward to warmly welcoming you back in future! Warmest regards, Shiela Marie Front Office Manager
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Franziska F wrote a review Jan 16
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The resort is less than 30 minutes away from the airport and already the staff on board of the speedboat was very welcoming. Transfer was very relaxed and we could enter our Water Villa right away after getting a short tour around the island. We highly recommend this room category as the water villas are very quiet and beautifully decorated. We especially enjoyed our deck with two sunbeds, a comfortable lounge, wonderful ighting and direct access to the ocean. We also recommend a (daily :-) ) visit at the Raalhu Bar. You can sit right at the ocean, prices are totally fair and we always had a great time with the bartender (unfortunately forgot his name...), who always remembered our favorite drinks already after our first visit. The overall atmosphere in the whole resort is warm, welcoming and totally relaxed (probably also because of the surfers at pasta point). The beach is just as white and the ocean just as blue as you know it from the pictures. Besides a lot of relaxation in paradise we absolutely enjoyed our two hour jetski tour with Hasan from "Dive and Sail". He planned the tour individually on our preferences and thus we could snorkel with stings and see numerous dolphins right before sunset. Especially the latter experience was a dream coming true. Even though it was quite expensive, we enjoyed every minute of it and would definitely do it again. Of course, there are more luxurious resorts in the Maldives. But for us, Cinnamon Dhonveli is the perfect balance: comparatively short transfer time, great beach on the lagoon side, many water activities possible, good food, great staff, very diverse guests and a sufficient amount of luxury for a very fair price. 100 % recommendation and we are already looking forward to come back one day!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Water Villa perfect for two, very private, only 100-200 m away from bar/restaurant; Beach Villas...
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Response from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
Responded 3 days ago
Dear 806franziskaf, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! Thank you for taking your time and writing about your recent stay with us. It was our ultimate pleasure to host you in our beautiful island and make sure your stay is pleasant and memorable. We are thrilled to know that you had great time with us and loved the vibrant atmosphere during your visit and we also enjoyed spending this time with you. Tank you for praising our team members, facilities, offerings, it really means a lot for us. Once again, thank you for your kind words and recommendation!Keep in touch and please come to visit us again! Warmest regards, Shiela Marie Front Office Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
Which popular attractions are close to Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives?
Nearby attractions include Jafana Park (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sunset Lounge, Baraabaru, and Kandu Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Hindi, Japanese, and Indonesian.
Does Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.