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- Grab a board and experience the world-class surf break
- Luxury private island resort with a laid-back atmosphere
- Make yourself at home with stunning accommodation to suit every guest
- Newly refurbished dive centre offering relaxed and flexible diving
Cinnamon Dhonveli is a first-class private island resort located just a short boat-ride from Male. This resort offers a refreshing, laid-back atmosphere and boasts world-class facilities, including luxury accommodation, a renowned surf break, and exceptional activities from scuba diving to seaplane tours.
About Cinnamon Dhonveli
Cinnamon Dhonveli is a private island resort located just a short speed-boat journey from Male. Offering a mix of modern luxury and classic Maldivian beauty, this resort provides the perfect setting to switch off and relax. Every part of Cinnamon Dhonveli is designed to satisfy the most discerning travellers, from the variety of delightful dining opportunities, to overwater accommodation with glass flooring and direct access to the crystal-clear water.
With a world-class break known as Pasta Point close to the resort, Cinnamon Dhonveli has become renowned among surfers and has developed a more laid-back atmosphere as a result. For something less faced-paced, guests can head to the opposite side of the island where the contrasting tranquility of the lagoon offers exceptional swimming and snorkelling opportunities. Other one-of-a-kind experiences provided by Cinnamon Dhonveli include submarine and seaplane tours, big game fishing, watersports, and island hopping. Guests can also enjoy a tennis court, fitness centre, and a newly renovated professional dive centre as part of the five star service.
Explore the resort
Cinnamon Dhonveli’s Koimala restaurant serves buffet-style meals either inside or right on the beach, while the Rehendhi restaurant offers delectable international and Maldivian flavours and features an extended deck beside the ocean. The resort’s third restaurant, Maakana, is situated close to the surf break and boasts a more casual ambiance. For the best view of the waves, guests should head to the Raalhu Bar which offers a relaxed vibe and delicious finger food. Raiyvilaa is a casual lounge and dining area, and is the perfect spot to watch the sunset over a cup of coffee, cooling beverage, or candle-lit dinner.
For even more luxury, guests can visit the Chaavana Spa that offers a steam room and a range of traditional treatments from Balinese expert therapists. Cinnamon Dhonveli also boasts a world-class surf break, known as Pasta Point, and is one of the most sought-after locations by award-winning surfers from around the world – the resort permits only 30 surfers on the island at any given time. Guests can also find a swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis court, and watersports facilities at this resort. Additional activities offered include dolphin watching, big game fishing, sunset fishing, turtle and manta snorkelling, seaplane and submarine tours, island hopping, and trips to Male.
Diving from Cinnamon Dhonveli
The newly renovated dive centre at Cinnamon Dhonveli is run by Meridis Dive and Relax, and boasts a brand new building and equipment. It features a shop, workshop, and an air-conditioned classroom, and offers two or three dives every day with a choice of 25 dive sites around Dhonveli – daily night dives can also be organised. Full equipment rental is possible from the dive centre including dive computers, torches, and digital underwater cameras with housing. Complete sets of children's equipment are possible if needed and nitrox is free to certified divers.
Diving is done from a well equipped dhoni which features a toilet, freshwater shower, and sundeck, as well as special support for beginner divers. PADI courses from beginner to divemaster, and a wide range of specialities, can be taught in a variety of languages with special training programs for children. Meridis Dive and Relax also offer a custom-made video souvenir for guests.
- Take a day-off from diving and give surfing a go. This resort is home to the renowned Pasta Point dive site.
- After a long day of excitement, unwind in the steam room at Cinnamon Dhonveli's sensational spa before indulging in a therapeutic massage.
Diving in North Malé Atoll
Schooling reef fish
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