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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 Coffee
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
Taxi service
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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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Kat wrote a review Jul 5
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Cinnamon Dhonveli was totally amazing! We visited for our honeymoon and stayed for two weeks. The resort has excellent facilities and we appreciated how the resort encourages guests to avoid using single use plastic bottles. We are vegetarian and vegan and the chefs were very helpful in advising what we could eat and making special dishes to cater to our needs. What made the holiday was the staff. Everyone went out of their way to be helpful and always did it with a smile. Special mention has to go to the staff at the Sunset bar - Akila, Yamarajan, Malinda, German and Mahesh - who made excellent drinks and were always up for a chat. They were also helpful when it came to snack time and making sure there was something for us. We would totally recommend this resort to anyone and hope we get to visit again in the future!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Juergen wrote a review Jul 5
Mindelheim, Germany1 contribution
The location is great and the people are friendly. The Beach bar with rafiqul and shahadath is face-melting. These guys really make the difference in friendliness. They recognize every wish in my eyes before I started the ask. Great people in the beach bar.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
1wozza wrote a review Jul 5
Lincoln, United Kingdom242 contributions99 helpful votes
The whole holiday was fantastic, I can't fault it. From the accommodation (we stayed in a suite with its own little pool) which was fantastic, to the excellent quality food, I cannot find any issues to complain about at all. The team working at the hotel were brilliant, I am terrible with remembering names so I can only pick out Osi who worked at the surf bar as he was great and has a short name! I would definitely go back to this resort and I would certainly recommend it. Having never been on a holiday like this before (super-relaxing) I was a little worried I would be bored but it was the complete opposite.
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Date of stay: June 2022
darren s wrote a review Jul 5
Coventry, United Kingdom35 contributions35 helpful votes
End of November 21 trip to Cinnamon Dhonveli was just what we needed after the last 2 years and endless cancellations. Arrived at Male airport (not the greatest airport) to be taken to resort via speedboat and was greeted with a warm reception. We were then taken to our OWS 709 which was absolutely amazing over-looking the lagoon. Loved the port hole in the OWS, especially at night seeing all the different fish swim by. Rooms are kept clean and well stocked throughout our stay. It’s great to be able to climb down the steps into the lagoon to do some snorkelling every day, you certainly see some amazing fish from sharks to manta rays! The food at the resort was great especially having our own table in the restaurant for our stay. Khair cooks the best food in the restaurant and Nawoda was great in making sure we always had everything we needed. The only thing we didn’t agree with was the fact if you weren’t fully upgraded to the full package everything had a price, like being asked to a beach party at $85 each! The grounds of the resort are well kept and beautiful on the whole, it’s not the biggest of islands though. All the staff are very friendly though. If you get a chance go on the dive and sail excursion to see Mantas, turtles and the fish tank it really was an amazing day topped off with following a pod of dolphins. Overall this was a truly great place to relax, chill and meet some nice people in a beautiful part of the world..
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: 709 sun most of the day
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Gary wrote a review Jul 5
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Best surf holiday ever. Booked through Atoll Travel in Victoria who are the exclusive booking agency for surfing at Pasta Point. They went above and beyond to ensure we had the holiday of a lifetime. Cinnamon Dhonveli hotel staff incredibly friendly and professional in all areas from boat transfers upon arrival all the way through to 5 star room amenities, restaurants and bar service with cuisine second to none. Same great experience with Atoll Adventures surfing operations. Super professional and experienced surf-guides to make sure we were in the right spot at the right time on all occasions to catch the best waves with boats always on hand just in case we wanted to sample another near-by surf break (apart from the perfect left-hander 10 metres in front of the bar). All in all a fantastic holiday experience not to be missed
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
CristiSh wrote a review Jul 4
London 5 contributions
We had the most wonderful time at Cinnamon Dhonveli for our honeymoon. We stayed in an overwater suite which was really special. Nazeeh looked after us and our room so well, always making sure we had everything we needed and lots of little extra touches while we were there. Mushfiq, Salaiman, Kahir and the whole team took care of us in the restaurant. Such a variety of food and always so delicious! Kahir was wonderful. A brilliant cook and could never do too much for everyone (we miss your pasta!). Thank you to Chanda at pasta point for the best Bloody Mary! Our favourite spot to sit and watch the surfers in the mornings. And to Malinda for making up a frozen mango cocktail for us at sunset bar - the best cocktail we had during our trip! Another highlight was the wonderful tailor, Sanath, who made us each a shirt from a material we chose - a lovely take away memory for us! Thank you all so so much x
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Steve M wrote a review Jul 4
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Amazing place. We will definitely return. From start to finish we were made very welcome. The staff are fantastic and cannot do enough for you. The food choice is huge and there’s something for all. The rooms are very clean with great views. A chilled atmosphere wherever you are on the island from pool (Sattar is great with his attention to detail and his jokes) to beach to bars. Lastly the evening entertainment is fantastic I would definitely recommend the live bands.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Shelley A wrote a review Jul 4
Nottingham, United Kingdom17 contributions2 helpful votes
We have spent our 2 week honeymoon at cinnamon dhonveli and it has been exceptional. We can't fault the service we have received during our stay. All the staff are kind and helpful and go above and beyond. We have a special mention for Sataar who is the pool attendant for the infinity pool. He goes above and beyond always saying hello to us when he sees us. Making sure we have fresh towels at the pool and anything else we may need. He even makes amazing flower arrangements for guest including making myself one for our honeymoon. He also took us on a photoshoot capturing lovely memories of our stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sandrine P wrote a review Jul 3
1 contribution
So NoW i need tel samthinkg cinnam just wow so thnak u so mush sattar take thym Nice photo so Nice to meeting sattar so i hope coming back son cinnamon so staff very Good for is good room plagia betiful Abul so Nice man
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Matthew H wrote a review Jul 2
23 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed in an overwater bungalow which I can't recommend enough. Gorgeous views from the bed as well as the free standing bath! Snorkeling off the back of the sun deck and fully air-conditioned if the heat gets too much. Plenty to see when Snorkeling in the lagoon with significantly more available if you sign up to any of the excursions. I went diving with the team at the dive centre and all 3 of the sites were stunning. They even do a review for divers like me that haven't dived for a number of years (after confirming I remembered a few skills this was eventually a dive at the local reef). There was a wide range of food available with both buffet style and freshly cooked options available whilst drinks were served to the table. Finally we loved laying by the infinity pool taking in the breath taking views relaxing with the cooling breeze. Also a big thank you to Sattar whose always available with fresh towel and necklaces/ headbands of fresh flowers.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
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Dear K6130EOmatthewh, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! Thank you for choosing to stay here at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives. It warms our hearts knowing that you had a great stay here and that our team has succeeded in creating memorable experiences for you. Your kind words is truly inspiring and certainly will inspire us more to delight our guest. Thank you again for the high recommendation. We hope you will visit us again in the near future. 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.
Is Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the center of Kanuhuraa.
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.