• 4 star
  • Maldives


Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is located on the eastern fringe of North Ari Atoll, about 42km away from the airport and a quick 25 minute seaplane ride away. The Ellaidhoo Reef is the largest of the 22 natural atolls that make up the Maldives. Abundantly lush, with shady palm trees and soft white sand, Ellaidhoo combines exquisite living and star-class service with a family spirit and connection to mother earth.

How do we begin to describe the enchantment of Ellaidhoo to you? Can we tell you about the exhilarating seaplane landing in the middle of the ocean? Maybe we should start with telling you that they house the best diving reef in the world, or that a school of a 100 giant jack fish come by the hotel decks each evening to be fed by the hotel staff? Or then again, maybe the beginning of our story should be to tell you why this island is called Ellaidhoo in the first place; you see, an indescribable phenomenon brings a heavenly light down to the island from the sky at the most unexpected moments. Some say it’s St. Elmo’s Fire, but here on Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, we believe in magic.

An indescribable bond connects the marine life to the people on the island, a beautiful sense of symbiosis and possibly a guideline for how we should respect and live with all wild life and marine life on this planet. While the spectacular marine life from the reef to shark to manta, all beings around this island are friends.

The dive site sits right off the hotel decks, so all you have to do is put on some diving gear or snorkels and jump into a reef so spectacular that you’re going to want to stay there until your tank runs out. People come to Ellaidhoo from all over the world and year after year; the island and the marine life around become addictive things.

Ellaidhoo has many recreation activities available. From a swimming pool, gym, dive centre, indoor and outdoor games, and much more. The Spa at Ellaidhoo gives guests the added luxury of being pampered close to the ocean.

Ellaidhoo by Cinnamon is an award winning, Green Globe-certified resort, also holding ISO 12,000, 14,000 and 16,000 certifications. The quaint interiors and curated trimming within this 100-year old island and trees , connect in a way that brings the best of every world into the palm of your hands.

Come to Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, this turtle-shaped island and its underwater paradise.

Available Rooms

Standard Room

Max Guests:
2 Adults
The Standard Rooms at Ellaidhoo Maldives, are perfect island bungalows, designed for the diving buff who wants minimum time in a room and maximum adventure under the ocean.

Superior Room

Max Guests:
2 Adults
The Superior Rooms at Ellaidhoo Maldives, are ideal for families or groups. Surprisingly spacious, allowing comfort for up to four at a time,

Beach Bungalow

Max Guests:
2 Adults
The Beach Bungalows at Ellaidhoo Maldives, situated on the beach, and steps away from the ocean,

Water Bungalow

Max Guests:
2 Adults
The Water Bungalows at Ellaidhoo, Sit along a semi-circular deck above the Indian Ocean. These white wood and thatched-roof water bungalows are the perfect setting for a magical time on the island.

Hotel Amenities

  • 24-hour front desk