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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Travellers' 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 Centre 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 changing 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 / wardrobe
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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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Matthew H wrote a review Yesterday
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: Travelled as a couple
Response from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
Responded today
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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Amy D wrote a review Yesterday
2 contributions
an amazing honeymoon in a very special place. Special thanks to Sattar who looks after the stunning infinity pool and spends his time collecting flowers to make you feel welcome. He lays out your towels and treats you like a superstar!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
SheilaSri wrote a review 1 Jul
1 contribution
I wanted to celebrate my big 5-0 somewhere special. With four flights (travelling from Canada) and a speed boat ride, we arrived at paradise we were looking for. We escaped the dreary fog and rain, to be greeted by the warmth of 30 degrees air and about 22-25 degrees crystal clear water. We were upgraded to a water bungalow, featuring a beautiful room with an endless view of the Indian Ocean. We can take a few steps down to the water, during low tide, and find a great array of underwater sea beauties. Snorkeling was a delight both at the resort and at the Fish Tank (excursion). A surfer’s delight, carefully organized by surfing crew and staff. Contact with Dara Ahmed directly and you will experience something spectacular. Check out pasta point. The staff were so kind and generous with their hospitality, accommodating my vegetarian diet with delicious South Asian and other international cuisine. My husband, not a vegetarian, enjoyed every tasty meal. I really would like to send my appreciation and thank you to the following staff members who were so thoughtful and friendly: Lassan, Ashvini, Akita, Dileepa, Ahmed, Nasir, Rafqul, Ramarajan. We took in a relaxing I couple massage at the spa. Greeted with mint tea and choosing the fragrant oils, our journey of therapeutic relaxation was so healing. The staff at the spa were very knowledgeable and I thank them for their services. Rooms were very clean, comfortable and well maintained and serviced. No complaints or additional comments needed. I am so happy that we made this long trip. It was a dream vacation and one that i will cherish.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Rukhsar H wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
We visited Cinnamon Dhonveli in June 2022, we had a very good, relaxing and comfortable stay in our water bungalow (which was kindly upgraded for an extra night, before we moved into our beach bungalow). Overall, the culture of the island is very customer orientated with every member of staff keen on making the trip worthwhile. The food in Makhana and Koimala restaurant was diversified and delicious with culinary delights hailing from multiple cultures. A special thanks to Lassan for his hospitality and positive outlook which always made us feel welcome during our meals (also, in guiding us the food that was halal and non halal) Also, thank you to Dilshan for the amazing fresh salad he was making everyday for us, never eaten so much salad in my life 😂 A special thank you to the dive n sail team; Ali for making our scuba diving trip so memorable and worthwhile despite being non swimmers. Thanks to King for the help of transferring all photos of the scuba diving onto the phone. Lastly, thanks to Hassan for actively monitoring the weather to make parasailing possible for us and for the funtube activity. However, we noticed a one thing which we would like the management to improve upon. Sometimes, we were unable to find towels at the beach and at the pool, therefore it would be good if adequate amount of towels are stocked.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
DancingDaisey1977 wrote a review Jun 2022
17 contributions3 helpful votes
I came to to this hotel for my dream holiday. This resort is more than I ever dreamed the Maldives would be. The over water suites are immaculate in cleanliness. And big in size, with a lovely large decking area and stairs to access the ocean with lovely big byfold doors from the suite to the decking. Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion are put in the bathroom to enjoy And are lovely. Thank you to Nimal who looked after our room, and did lovely displays of flowers on the bed. The beach is white sand, crystal clear blue sea. And the different fish and all their colours are out of this world. All the staff here are really friendly,happy and will do anything for you. We really appreciated what they did for us. Especially Sharif who looked after us at breakfast, lunch and dinner. He is a treasure to the resort. Thank you to Anggy who makes the best salads ever. Thank you to khair who cooks the best omelettes and pasta dishes that I've ever tasted. Then thank you to lasantha and his team for making amazing cakes and deserts, especially our anniversary cake. They are all delicious. Lasantha also cooked a suprise prawn dish for us one night. It was amazing. Every day was lovely to come to the bar and have a cocktail or mocktail and see the love smily faces of Akile and Sanjar. The lovely pool Man Sattar was always to help us round the pool. He also made flower garlands, crowns and bouquets and supprised us. He has a heart of gold always making us smile. I learnt to paddle board here, thank you to Kiboo who showed me what to do. This place is amazing. If I ever get a chance to come to the Maldives I will not hesitate to choose Cinamon Dhonveli.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Un11known wrote a review Jun 2022
Lennox Head, Australia8 contributions
Great surf. Very helpful and accommodating surf guides. Exclusive surfing on the island but the short boat ride to neighbouring breaks is highly recommended and guides will be more than happy to arrange transport. Other activities such as snorkelling and diving available when relaxing between surfs. Great place for families. Excellent range and quality of food. It is important to note that surfing is not included in the usual room rate and unless booked well in advance may not be possible as the number of surfers on the island at any time is limited. To book a surfing holiday you need to book through Atoll Travel.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Romi wrote a review Jun 2022
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Sattar brought us fresh flower garlands while we were seated at the pool. What a pleasant surprise. Absolutely in keeping with the level of service excellence we have become accustomed to from the barmen to the waiters to the management.A trip to remember for a lifetime.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
robert adam wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives has been a beautiful vacation for my family and i. Everything is gorgeous, clean and the staff couldn’t be more friendly. From the food staff, the pool attendants, Sattar and Abul specifically, and our friends Anni, Neboo and Dara from Atöll Adventures…We give this gorgeous island resort⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Julie S wrote a review Jun 2022
Salzgitter12 contributions9 helpful votes
We had a wonderful holiday, I can only say thank u to every single person who keeps this island running. Satter is definately the good soul of the island, thank u for all of the amazing things you made me with flowers!!!!! And for all the fun and laughs!!!! This island was the friendliest island we have ever visited. Everything we ate and drank was perfect. We had the opportunity twice to eat alone on the beach, thanks for the cake on my birthday and on our anniversary. It was a wonderful experience. We had an upgrade to an over water suite, it was perfect. Thank U ALL for this wonderful holiday.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Mehemed_Bosnia wrote a review Jun 2022
Cluses, France1 contribution
We went to Cinnamon Dhonveli for out Honey Moon, everything was perfect there. The resort is very beautiful. We really appreciated the staff, everyone was so helpfull and kind. I would like to thank everyone, in particular Shafee, Shelly, Malinda, Akila, Rabiaul and Shahadath, you guys are the best !
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Date of stay: June 2022
Sleep Quality
Response from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Mehemed_Bosnia, Greetings from Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives! Many thanks for this amazing review, the personal recognition of Shafee, Shelly, Malinda, Akila, Rafiqul and Shahadat is wonderful to read as well and your feedback has been gladly shared with the whole team. Thank you once again for the kind words, and we are looking forward to your next visit. Warm 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 (2.3 km).
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 centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre 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 centre?
Yes, it is 0.03 km away from the centre 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 harbour view available here.
Is Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.