Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

K. Kanuhuraa, North Malé Atoll
13 km from Velana International Airport, Malé
35 minutes by speedboat


Swimming Pool
Scuba Diving
All Inclusive Package

Turquoise, sprawling and set against summer skies, Cinnamon Dhonveli is a family holiday island filled with every hidden pleasure. Make it your 'Be spoilt for choice' tropical destination! Surf in the heart of the Pasta Point, renowned the world over, watch Dolphins dive out of cerulean waters or for the love of it, simply enjoy a variety of water and outdoor sports. Head-to-toe pampering at the spa is a treat! When it comes to gastronomical delights, there is nothing short of a delectable array on offer.

Room Categories

Land Room
49 sq feet

There rooms are built facing the ocean and the beach with two separate rooms in a single storey structure

Over Water Villa
66 sq feet

Located in Southern west side of Chaaya Island Dhonveli, the 36 Water Bungalows are Air-conditioned and feature a King sized Bed, Day Bed, Dressing Table, Wardrobe, Mini-Bar, Satellite Television, IDD Telephone and other facilities which include:

Over Water Villa
85 sq feet

Located on the North west side of the island the 24 Over Water Suites at Chaaya Island Dhonveli are furnished as living room with Day Bed, Dressing Table, Wardrobe, Mini-bar, Satellite Television, and IDD Telephone.

Land Room
58 sq feet

A spacious, two storey bungalow on the island, the view from the bedroom of the indian ocean is breathtaking.

Land Room
62 sq feet

The 24 Superior Rooms at Chaaya Island Dhonveli are built facing the Indian Ocean in blocks of six separate rooms as two storey’s, with three rooms on the lower floor and three on the upper. All Superior Rooms are air-conditioned and feature twin



The word Chavana is the name of a simple Indian sage who discovered the fountain of youth and with a dazzling new appearance went on to marry a princess. A visit to a Chavana Spa will leave you feeling more relaxed, more radiant and full of youthful energy.


The dive centre is run by Meridis Dive and offers a complete range of PADI courses from Discover Scuba to Divemaster, including many PADI specialties such as Enriched Air Nitrox, Underwater Photographer and Wreck Diver. Nitrox diving is offered free of charge and there are excellent facilities for photographers and cameras available for hire. This is an ideal place to learn to dive with the dive centre offering daily try dives in the lagoon and Discover Scuba programmes, as well as guided snorkelling trips and a special programme for children wanting to do the PADI Bubblemaker course. 

water sports

Cinnamon Dhonveli hotel in Kaafu Atoll’s is best-kept secret for its world famous surf point known as Pasta Point. Located in the heart of the best surf areas, the island is a paradise for water sports lovers. Surfing, Diving, Snorkeling, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pedalo are hot favorites while Outdoor sports such as Tennis, Beach Volley Ball and Badminton are also available.


Sunset Fishing: Boat trip excursion at Sunset and return to Dhonveli for Dinner. Great opportunity to catch big fish such as groupers, snappers and jacks. The fish will be served the day after on the buffet.

Night Fishing: Boat trip excursion after dinner. Great opportunity to catch big fish such as groupers, snappers and jacks. The fish will be served the day after on the buffet.

Dolphin Watching: Boat trip late afternoon in the ocean channel in front of Dhonveli looking for schools of dolphins.

sports and recreation

♦ Badminton  ♦ Fitness Facility ♦ Beach VolleyBall  ♦ Foot Ball 

sports and recreation

Nothing can truly be more spectacular and romantic than exchanging marriage vows on a pristine beach in a quiet island surrounded by indigo waters. Let’s not forget the cool breeze gently blowing through your hair and the music of the waves that fill the air. At Cinnamon Dhonveli, these romantic ceremonies are possible.

Couples can look forward to a complete wedding ceremony inclusive of the cake structure and wedding cake; a tropical floral bouquet for the bride; tropical fruit punch for the invitees and even a bottle of Champagne for the toast. After the ceremony, the couple will be treated to a cruise on a traditional Dhoni; an exclusive candlelit dinner on the beach; an Adam and Eve Spa treatment and more exciting add-ons to make the honeymoon experience at the Cinnamon Dhonveli forever memorable.

Wining and Dining

  • Raiyvilaa Sunset Terrace Bar

    Raiyvilaa features an a la carte menu offering snacks and main meals. On request, even exclusive candle-lit dinners on the beach under a canopy of stars, could be arranged. Since this is the resort's main bar, guests can be certain of being served a wide variety of aperitifs and beverages and even signature cocktails to lift the spirits.

  • Raalhu Bar

    A Bar and Restaurant with an a la carte menu, Raalhu adjoins the cascading waves of the internationally famed surf point "The Pasta Point" which has been a venue for international surfing competitions. The restaurant is complete with a pool table, darts, mini library, other indoor games and a deck that extends out into the ocean. The upper floor has a panoramic view of the surf break and the lights of Male at night in the distance.

  • Rehendhi Restaurant & Bar

    Named after an illustrious Maldivian Queen. Rehendhi offers a fine dining experience at the edge of the lagoon, specializing in a selection of fresh seafood and prime meat. For the wine connoisseur, the restaurant's wine cellar offers an interesting collection of the best wines from around the world.

  • Maakana Restaurant

    Maakana is named after the Grey Heron, a regular visitor to this location. The circularly structured Maakana restaurant with a view of the surf break and a high cone shaped thatched roof features 'live cooking stations' where guests can watch the chefs preparing fresh cuisine.

  • Koimala Garden Restaurant

    Named after a Maldivian King the main Garden Restaurant of Chaaya Island Dhonveli features a wide variety of cuisines from East to West, buffet style, with live cooking stations for breakfast lunch and dinner

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