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Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

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Private beach, white sand, free beach cabanas, sun-loungers
Private beach, white sand, free beach cabanas, sun-loungers
2 outdoor pools, open 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, open 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

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Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

4.5 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
North Male Atoll, Kanuhuraa

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGili Lankanfushi Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationGirifushi13 min walk
  • Popular LocationKani Beach22 min walk
  • AirportMale (MLE-Velana Intl.)29 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Kanuhuraa, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives is near the airport and on a private beach. Chaandhanee Magu and Male Fish Market are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Dhonveli Beach and Gili Lankanfushi Beach.

What's nearby

  • Gili Lankanfushi Beach - 1 min walk
  • Girifushi - 13 min walk
  • Kani Beach - 22 min walk
  • Paradise Island Beach - 13 min drive
  • Full Moon Beach - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Male (MLE-Velana Intl.) - 27 min drive

About this property

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

4.5-star luxury resort by the ocean
A round-trip airport shuttle, a beach bar and a poolside bar are just a few of the amenities provided at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives. With a private beach, beachfront dining and free beach cabanas, this resort is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to a massage, a manicure/pedicure or a body treatment at the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 on-site restaurants, which feature international cuisine and ocean views. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities, such as snorkelling, scuba diving and kayaking. In addition to a terrace and a garden, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with sunloungers and pool umbrellas
  • An outdoor tennis court, express check-out and a 24-hour front desk
  • A gift shop, a porter/bellboy and luggage storage
  • Barbecues, massage treatment rooms and wedding services
  • Guest reviews say good things about the dining options, beach locale and helpful staff
Room features
All 152 individually furnished rooms include thoughtful touches such as pillow menus and laptop-friendly workspaces, in addition to amenities such as free WiFi and air conditioning.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hairdryers
  • LED TVs with satellite channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, patios and free infant beds

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

All meals, snacks and select beverages included

Land activities

Fitness facilities


On-site entertainment and activities
On-site live performances

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.
This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants
  • 1 beach bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Koimala
  • Rehendhi -OWS guest only
  • Raiyvilaa Sunset Terrace
  • Raalhu BAR
  • Maakana - WB guest only

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Beach volleyball
  • Boat tours
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Private picnics
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily


  • This property does not have any lifts


  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Romance packages available

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Pillow menu


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste


  • LED TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Patio


  • Desk
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Guests must transfer via Boat or floatplane to the property; guests must contact the property at least 48 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Surfing availability is limited and surfing packages require advance reservations. Please contact the hotel to make any reservations for surfing package accommodation
Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is 20 minutes away via speedboat. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 24 hours before their expected arrival. The speedboat transfer company offers 24-hour service. Guests must pay the speedboat fee at check-in.
The additional fee (payable at the property) covers mandatory transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots are available on request at the property

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 168 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 84 (roundtrip), from 2 to 11 years old
  • Additional fee for children (from 12 years old to 17 years old): USD 168 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

The additional fee covers transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts
If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can contact the property using the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.
Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Chaaya Island Dhonveli
Chaaya Island Dhonveli Hotel
Dhonveli Chaaya Island
Dhonveli Hotel
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Hotel Chaaya Island
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Hotel
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Chaaya Island
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
Chaaya Island Dhonveli Hotel North Male Atoll
Chaaya Island Dhonveli Resort
Dhonveli Beach Spa
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Resort Chaaya Island
Cinnamon Dhonveli Malves Chaa
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Resort
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Kanuhuraa
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Resort Kanuhuraa

Frequently asked questions

Does Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives have a pool?

Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Pool access is from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 28 Nov,2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 8 Dec,2022 start from S$1,548.91, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives?

Checkout is at noon.

Does Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Are there all-inclusive benefits at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives?

Some rate plans available at this resort are all-inclusive.

Where is Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives located?

Nestled on the beach, this Kanuhuraa resort is just steps away from Gili Lankanfushi Beach and Dhonveli Beach. Kani Beach and Girifushi are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 340 out of 586 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 187 out of 586 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 36 out of 586 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 16 out of 586 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 586 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 1%




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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was beautiful. Staff was very friendly, and the rooms were very clean. The perfect location for the perfect get away.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Jolina, Oakland
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The resort was nice and wasn't packed as I expected. We were upgraded to a bungalow suite on our first night, then back to a regular bungalow after. The suite was so nice and clean. All in all it was a great resort. Food wasn't that good though. Meats were all over cooked and buffet style. Cheaper to order room service and better ala carte options. Staff were nice, but English is limited. Bring ketchup packets if you don't like banana ketchup (or they call it tomato sauce).
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Jacqueline, Petersburg
Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everyone was really happy and pleasant to deal with. The Dive and Sale team …awesome. The bar and restaurant staff …awesome. The cleaning staff…awesome. Now up front can be a little more friendlier they don’t match the friendliness of the rest of the resort.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveller
Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Relaxing and peaceful Dhonveli!
This resort is extremely well-managed. You never feel crowded, it's clean, rooms and beds are very comfortable. Although there were children, chalets are far enough apart, that there was never any noise or disturbance. Also the food was very good and guests were comfortably spaced. Special events were so kindly prepared and no detail was forgotten. Will come again, thank you Dhonveli Team!
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
THIS PROPERTY IS AMAZING! I cannot say enough about this resort and the wonderful views in paradise. highly recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent Stay!
I highly recommend Cinnamon Dhonveli and would definitely stay there again! Communication with the hotel about the boat transfer was very good. I rented a superior room, which was very sizeable, modern, and clean. It even had a balcony over the small beach. The beach was lovely, and it was great to be able to snorkel and see all kinds of fish right off the main beach. The beach bar was excellently attended by Rafiqul. The buffet was pretty good. I found the stir fry stations (Siri was great!), and the more local food (e.g. fish, dhal, curries, etc.) to consistently be the best options. The Sunset Bar and Pasta Point Bars had gorgeous views of the sunset. All the servers were top notch, especially Geena, Dilshan, Dileepa, and a few others I am forgetting (Usi? at the Pasta Point Bar). The entertainment was quite fun and a great way to meet other guests. The DJ was great! Hussein and the lady who helped at reception (name started with "Dh," but I have sadly forgotten to write it down) were excellent at assisting in all of my questions. The turtle scuba and spa (stress relief massage) were also excellent! Tips: Bring you own snorkel gear. I found the best time to snorkel off the beach was right after breakfast. Reserve beach/pool chairs early. People tended to leave towels and a personal item to show the chair was reserved.
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was truly a dream vacation! We stayed in an over water bungalow and spent most of our time in our room/ on our deck. We snorkeled from the room & I'm glad I read a review before going because we brought water shoes (I have Teva sandals that worked perfectly). The whole island is made up of coral so I highly recommend you bring something for your feet! There is sandy parts of the beach if you don't but if you want to explore the water a bit more shoes for sure. We surfed & went jet sking as our activities. The staff at both places were wonderful. Our waiter at the restaurant was always so nice & helpful. Honestly, it was the best. Definitely go here!
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place has everything you need for a nice relaxing vacation. I stayed at the property for 6 days and felt like the amount of time was just enough to enjoy everything without getting bored at any point. Me and my wife stayed in the overwater bungalows which was nice. After my first night there was no hot water but I was fine with that being that it's very hot over there. I will say the only thing that was not my favorite was the food. Good variety and options, but if i had to rate. Breakfast 5/10 Lunch 6/10 Dinner 7/10 Also, the one thing i can definitely say I did not like was the "snacks" which are available during the hours in between meals. The snacks had close to no options, were mostly fruits and we're not great. I basically ignored snacks during my stay. Now a few people that stood out to me during my experience was Rafiqul at the beach bar, Haroon who'm would clean the rooms and our server Mohamad at the restaurant for the overwater bungalows and lastly Jannah at check in and check out. they were all great. All in all after bargain hunting as much as I could at the time, I feel I got what I paid for. I would overall give this place a 8/10.
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2022