Cinnamon Dhonveli, gifted with one of the best surf points in the Maldives combined with its close proximity to the Male Airport, is a much sought-after resort. Offering four-star accommodation options in contemporary style, complimented with stunning views of the horizon and an unforgettable gastronomic experience, the resort is ideal for those who are looking to bask in the sun, surf and explore the vibrant underwater world.
Cinnamon Dhonveli has five room categories out of which Red Dot recommends the Water Bungalows and Over Water Suites.
Water Bungalows: Settled above stilts on the south-west corner of the island, these bungalows offer ocean views and feature a king-sized bed, private sun deck with sun beds, ensuite bathroom and indoor Jacuzzi.
Over Water Suites: Ideal for honeymooners, these are located just above the shallow waters of the Indian Ocean. These wood-panelled suites feature spacious interiors with a large living area, bedroom and bathroom. These suites also have a private sun deck with sun loungers and a glass-floor sitting area. The ensuite bathroom has a bathtub and shower cubicle. These suites are set on the on the north west corner of the island.
In-room facilities include AC, fan, cable TV, minibar, tea and coffee maker, safe and h/w showers.
Cinnamon Dhonveli has three main restaurants – Koimala, Maakana and Rehendi restaurant and bar – scattered across the island offering local and international cuisines and fresh seafood in abundance. There are three cocktails bars and a juice bar spread across the 16 acre island, so that guests can easily quench their thirst or order a snack or meal of their choice. In addition, guests can opt in-room dining or room service.
The Chaavana Spa offers a selection of treatments ranging from traditional Balinese massages to spa pedicures to help you relax and rejuvenate. The resort also has a swimming pool. Dhonveli offers a host of water sports including surfing, catamaran rides, jet skiing, wind surfing and wake boarding, among others. They also offer diving and snorkelling options.
Why we like it
The fantastic food and close proximity to Male airport.
Cinnamon Dhonveli is a luxury resort which is a 25-minutes speedboat ride away from the Male International airport.
Location: Farukolhufushi Island, North Male Atoll
Style: Beach Resort
No. of Rooms: 152
Key Features: Exclusive access to Pasta Point surf break; Cinnamon group high food quality; 30 minutes by speedboat from Male airport.