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Located in Vaavu Atoll, just an hour from Male, Cinnamon Velifushi is a small private island resort dominated by wide sandy beaches. Within easy reach of Vaavu’s best dives and offering known sites a whole host of other activities – Cinnamon Velifushi is the perfect choice for guests after an exclusive island getaway.
Cinnamon Velifushi is a stunning tropical island resort located in Vaavu Atoll, surrounded by beautiful wide sandy beaches. Vaavu is the least populated atoll in the Maldives and lies just an hours speedboat ride from Male, making it a fantastic choice for a convenient paradise island escape. The resort is well-equipped to offer both divers and non-divers the trip of a lifetime with a wide range of first-rate activities including an in-house spa, sports facilities, big-game fishing, dolphin watching, snorkelling, and enriching excursions.
Cinnamon’s dive centre is run by Dive and Sail, and benefits from their many years of experience providing exceptional dive trips within the Maldives. The island of Velifushi is well-placed for all of the atoll’s best dive sites and offers easy access to Vaavu’s renowned channel dive sites for exciting full-day trips. An impressive range of watersports are also offered by the dive centre including windsurfing, kayaking, water skiing, wakeboarding, and parasailing.
Boasting a wonderful private terrace equipped with comfortable seating, Cinnamon Velifushi’s Superior Beach Lofts are designed to offer maximum enjoyment of the spectacular shoreline view. Each room features a private bathroom with indoor shower and a king-sized bed – an additional bed can be added upon request. Other facilities include a safety deposit box, tea and coffee making facilities, and a portable sound-system – allowing guests to create the perfect setting for every occasion.
The resort’s Beach Bungalows allow guests to step directly out onto the beach, leaving a trail of footprints in the soft, pristine sand as they walk towards the turquoise waters. Combining adventure and comfort, these bungalows invite guests to enjoy the natural surroundings while relaxing in total luxury. Each room features a private bathroom with indoor shower and a king-sized bed – another bed can be added upon request. Additional amenities include a safety deposit box and tea and coffee making facilities.
Velifushi’s Water Bungalows offer a more private and romantic getaway, featuring a luxurious sun deck equipped with a hammock, comfortable furniture, and uninterrupted ocean views, as well as direct access to the crystal-clear lagoon. Suitable for couples and families alike, these bungalows come equipped with a private bathroom with indoor shower, and a king-sized bed – 2 extra single beds can be added upon request. Additional facilities include a portable sound system, minibar, safety deposit box, tea and coffee making facilities, and life jackets.
These stunning bungalows feature a sumptuous Jacuzzi on the sun deck, providing guests with soothing vibes and perfect views of the lagoon and sunset, as well as direct access to the house reef. Suitable for couples after a more romantic experience, these bungalows feature a private bathroom with indoor shower, and a king-sized bed – 2 extra single beds can be added upon request. Additional facilities include a portable sound system, minibar, safety deposit box, tea and coffee making facilities, and life jackets.
Surrounded by azure waters on all sides, the Water Suites boast a fabulous private terrace equipped with comfortable seating, hammock, plunge pool, and direct access to the lagoon. Perfect for honeymooners and families alike, these suites are thoughtfully furnished with top of the range amenities including a private bathroom with indoor shower and a king-sized bed – 2 extra single beds can be added upon request. Additional facilities include a portable sound system, minibar, safety deposit box, tea and coffee making facilities, and life jackets.
Cinnamon Velifushi boasts an array of bars and restaurants which are perfectly designed and well-equipped to cater to any occasion. The main restaurant, Vah, serves a variety of local and international cuisine in an al-fresco setting while the Vah Lounge, located above, offers a relaxed atmosphere and great music. Open for lunch and dinner only, the Marlin restaurant serves light snacks alongside its signature seafood menu. For those who like to party until the early hours, Hama Rhythmic Bar provides good music, fun cocktails, and a great atmosphere, while Velifushi’s beach bar, Iru, is the perfect place to relax with a drink or a signature gelato.
Mandara Spa at Velifushi is located in a beautiful over-water villa with a dramatic ocean backdrop, offering intimate and luxurious treatments with high levels of personal service. The resort’s arching swimming pool takes pride of place on one side of the resort, surrounded by a wide sandy beach and plenty of sun loungers, creating the perfect place to soak up the sun. Guests also have access to the gym and fitness centre, as well as sports such as volleyball, tennis, futsal, and non-motorised water sports. Indoor games include table tennis, billiards, and table-football, while the more adventurous can take part in snorkelling, kayaking, island hopping, cultural tours, sunset cruises, dolphin watching, or sandbank picnics.
Run by Dive and Sail, Velifushi’s dive centre offers a variety of daily dive excursions such as 1 or 2-tank dive trips, full-day trips to more distant sites, and night dives. Full rental equipment is available including dive computers and torches, and half or full-day camera rental can also be arranged. Guests can take part in a range of PADI courses, from beginner to divemaster, including a variety of specialities. The dive centre also offers an array of other watersports such as windsurfing, sailing, fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, water skiing, wakeboarding, and parasailing.