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  • 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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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
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Badminton
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
Restaurant
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
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Infirmary
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
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
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
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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English, French, Filipino, German and 6 more
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Jense wrote a review Oct 17
11 contributions1 helpful vote
We are sitting at the Airport to depart from Maldives. I have no idea where to start.. From the transfer, gardener, housekeeping to the reception people, doctor who did PCR test .. Everyone was sooo nice and helpful. They did everything to make our stay comfortable and beautiful. We have to mention few names: Sanjaya & Faruk from Raahlu Bar Dilshan from live salad section All the waiters and behind the kitchen people in Koimala Restaurant The guys and ladies from receptionist...i only remember Sara.. Others name i dont remember (SORRY) John from Garden Area Roshinth from Security section Dilshan from SUNSET bar Spa ladies especially FIKI RAFEEQUEL from the Beach Bar Ashwini at Koimala Restaurant all need a extra applause for their care and service. We loved our stay in Cinnamon Dhonveli. Thank you to each and everyone who made this trip rememberable.. Hope to be back soon ❤️ Rooms where good... Food is just amazing.. They have something for everyone... Pools are very good. Bar drinks could be a bit more of selection for all inclusive guests. Beach was too good... Thank you for the helpers who looks after everything.. They do arrange seats etc if not available... Thank you.🙏❤️
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Tiljense, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! Thank you very much for taking the time to review Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives and for the 5-star recognition!We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you received a warmth hospitality experience from all the areas of the resort. It is great to hear that you had an excellent holiday from start to finish and were impressed on our teams friendliness. Your feedback is greatly important to us in helping to maintain our high quality standards. Rest assured this will be shared to the team and inspire us more to delight our guest. Thank you again for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to another enjoyable visit. Warmest regards, Shiela Marie Front Office Manager
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Chris wrote a review Oct 17
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Perfect stay in a duplex bungalow, happy not to have booked the water bungalows due to the windy and rough sea, as it wouldn´t be possible to jump into the water directly from the bungalow, but the rest (restaurant, beach, snorkeling) was awesome!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Dear ChrisGlae, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! Thank you for having chosen us for your holiday in the Maldives and sharing the lovely review of your time on TripAdvisor. We are very proud to hear about the wonderful stay you had at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives. It is great to hear that you found our resort and offerings to be on your satisfaction despite on the unfavorable weather whilst your stay. We hope you plan on staying with us again soon as we'd love to share another great experience with you. Warmest regards, Shiela Marie Front Office Manager
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jenspohl wrote a review Oct 14
Boksburg, South Africa6 contributions3 helpful votes
We were spoiled wih a wonderful surprise by the resort on Tuesday evening (12 October). We enjoyed a great evening of fine dining on the beach. The food was magnificant, the setting perfect and the service beyond all our expectations. We want to thank Sulaiman for creating a very special memory for us. Sulaiman went way beyond his duty and was a wonderful host. If ever you dine on the beach, insist on Sulaiman being your host.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear jenspohl, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! Thank you so much for the kind words and positive feedback!We are heartened reading your unforgettable moments with us and the team. Indeed, our team is the best and glad we were able to meet and exceed your expectations. Rest assured your recognition to Suleiman will be taken on board for a proper appreciation from the Management team. It was truly an honor receiving your high recommendation! We look forward to welcoming you back to Dhonveli again soon! Warmest regards, Shiela Marie Front Office Manager
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Ruan dh wrote a review Oct 14
59 contributions7 helpful votes
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Family friendly with variety EXCELLENT choice for a family holiday in the Maldives! We travelled with our 2-year-old daughter and researched about 15 resorts and kept on coming back to Dhonveli as the best option. Well worth the effort and can highly recommend this resort! You immediately get that holiday feeling when you step foot on the island. Each family/group got their own introduction to the island and it was easy to orientate ourselves. From when we arrived the staff were friendly and helpful. Patrice welcomed us with a big smile and really made us feel welcome. We had originally booked the Sunset Suite but were upgraded to Beach Bungalows. This was unexpected and truly appreciated for many reasons. Since we had 2 rooms the Beach Bungalows were right next to each other allowing our daughter to easily walk between the rooms. The island has lots of trees so there is nice shade when you want it (no need to hide from the sun in your room or a bar). It adds to the island feel, instead of feeling like you on a sand bank. The main beach (on the eastern side of the island) is long and a bit varied. On the northern is one of the sandy beaches with "Dhonveli" swings in the water, with a steeper entry into the water & the livelier side as this is where the beach bar is. I got to know Rafiqul, the beach barman, quite well as this was our default bar for refreshments. I would explain what type of drink I felt like and he would have a good recommendation (the Pineapple Spritzer was our favourite refresher drink). The southern side again has a nice sandy beach but a much smoother entry into the water, which is better suited for small children. In between are many permanent thatched umbrellas with deckchairs, where the entry into the water has shells and old coral. We spent most of our time here as it was closest to our rooms. There is also lots of life at the beach: lots of hermit crabs, some birds, fish (obviously) and fruit bats high in the trees around sunset. We visited in the "off season" (if there is such a thing in the Maldives). There was wind daily BUT the trees and buildings blocked pretty much all of it. So the beach had NO wind and absolutely idyllic. If you went to the Western side of the island, you could cool down in the breeze at the Sunset bar or Pasta Point. Make sure you go snorkelling. There is a reef on the main beach, southern side, where you can walk in and there is sea life about 30-50m from dry land. You can snorkel further out, but we saw the most sea life close by. The rooms were neat, clean and well looked after. There is sufficient cupboard space and tables. The bathroom is large with a walk-in shower and natural ventilation. We stayed in units 401 & 402 that we initially thought may be a bit far from the beach, but you quickly realize that this is perfect with children as you are about 10 meters from the beach and can easily see it. Wi-Fi coverage was good enough on the island. Besides the beach the facility we visited the most was the kids playground. There are the usual slides & swings where we played "Survivor Dhonveli" by making our own course through the playground. This became a daily activity as our seating at the restaurant overlooked the playground. There are also two table tennis tables with some nice music on appropriately sized speakers (you don't really hear the music away from the table tennis tables). We played a bit of tennis. The resort equipment was in good condition, much better that we expected. The restaurant had a theme every night so there is variety in the available dishes. Yashraf was our waiter and would check that our standard drinks order didn't change for the meal. Ash was the friendly face we saw most days as we entered the restaurant and she arranged lunch and dinner for our daughter to be brough to our room earlier than the restaurant serves. This turned out to work out better than expected. Anisa was stationed at one of the hot meal stations and I ended up defaulting to check what she was serving first, as it was usually quite tasty. There were also some bicycles that we were able to use on the island. I made a makeshift seat in the front basket for our daughter and our whole family rode up and down the whole island many times. Another highlight especially for our daughter. The one pedal kept breaking so I got to know the maintenance staff a bit. They were particularly impressed with our makeshift seat and our daughter's enjoyment of the ride. So much that they saw us off with big smiles. We did two excursions: Dolphin watching with Jet ski’s and Snorkelling with turtles. We discussed the options with Jerry who was able to provide some good guidance. I can recommend both. On the dolphin trip we got to see a pod of Spinner dolphins at about a distance of 5-10 meters. Other guests showed me on their videos that they were able to get to within 1-2 meters. Our guide, Hassan, was super chilled and patient as our daughter went along. We ended up bumping into him multiple times afterwards and always had a quick chat. To snorkel with the turtles you are taken with a similar sized boat as what you arrive on and snorkel directly off the boat close at the reef. We saw 3 turtles and I was surprised at how close you can come to them. They don't seem to care that people are watching them and didn't react at all when we got close to them. NOTE: If you are not a strong swimmer, take a life jacket as the boat doesn't have extras. We celebrated our wedding anniversary on the island and a birthday. For each occasion we were congratulated at dinner and presented with a delicious cake! And then on return to the room a beautiful art setting was made on our bed. I happened to see part of it being made by Kawsar and can really appreciate the detail that he put in. Our vacation was during COVID restriction which meant we had to wear masks when entering the restaurant. However, since you spend most of the time outside and a reasonable distance from other people, mask wearing is not mandatory outside of the buildings. There was one person who stood out during our visit as she was friendly, helpful and had a special bond with our daughter...Patrice. If you go to Dhonveli she will be the guest service representative with the biggest smile, who is always friendly (on or off duty) and super helpful (with too many things to mention here). Patrice is the only staff member who our daughter would actively interact with and we still fondly think back of her. Unexpectedly on our departure, she gifted our daughter with a soft toy that has been aptly named "Patricey". Patricey and our daughter have become inseparable at nap times since. We had an amazing vacation, even if we don't usually spend our holiday at a resort.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Dear Ruand162, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! Wow! Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and sharing a lovely detailed story of your time with us! a It's wonderful to know our beautiful property, amazing team and pleasant accommodations would create such a positive impression of your stay. We're delighted to hear our team executed the impeccable service we aim to provide and will let everyone know about your generous words. It was such a pleasure having you and your family as our guest! We can't wait for your next visit! Warmest regards, Shiela Marie Front Office Manager
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cambooth wrote a review Oct 14
Manama, Bahrain4 contributions5 helpful votes
Excellent service, serene views and unforgettable memories made. Staff went out of their way to make my girlfriend Kim and I feel so welcome and looked after. The food was delicious, rooms were well kept and all the activities on offer left us spoilt for choice!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear cambooth, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! Thank you very much for your time writing such an exceptional review about your stay at Dhonveli. We are always happy to hear from our guests and delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. Its heartening to note your kind appreciation to our outstanding hospitality and services which made your stay unique. Please be assure we will use your words to continue delighting our guest. We hope you will come back and visit us soon! Warmest regards, Shiela Marie Front Office Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$222 - $813 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
chaaya island dhonveli hotel north male atoll, chaaya island dhonveli resort, dhonveli beach spa
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Chaaya Island Dhonveli
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollNorth Male AtollFarukolhufushi Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
152
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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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives offers an airport shuttle 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, Hindi, Japanese, Indonesian, and Filipino.
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.