4.5* Cinnamon Dhonveli


From R 69,750 R 27,373 pps 7 nights

This chic resort was completely renovated in Nov 2019, and was our top seller for 2021! Situated on a picture-perfect private island in Kaafu Atoll, Cinnamon Dhonveli is only a 25 minute speedboat ride from the island of Male. Offering bright, stylish rooms with balconies and terraces, and exceptional ocean life for seasoned divers and amateur snorkel enthusiasts alike. Enjoy great value and relaxation at this crowd favourite that embodies "Nature's Playground".

ocean lovers

Surrounded by clear waters and white sandy beaches, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives offers guests an exclusive experience in an ocean-lover's paradise.

Why we Love it

  • Completely renovated and re-opened in November 2019
  • Affordable gem in the Maldives! Fantastic value for money. 
  • The hotel offers a wide variety of excursions at reasonable prices.
  • The marine life is amazingly diverse, whether diving, fishing, or just snorkelling.

Our Recommendation

  • Book your wide variety of water activities in advance (View brochure)
  • For the ultimate romantic experience, enjoy a moonlight dinner for two on the beach
  • Cinnamon Dhonveli is the perfect surfing spot you must make the most of the perfect waves. This ‘wave machine’ is regarded as the best in the North Malé Atoll and has been an internationally premier surf destination since 1992

What's the price?
From R 27,373 pps

Best price for this package is based on departure date: 9th October 2023 . Please use the calendar below to browse all available options by clicking on the applicable date. All prices subject to limited availability & rate of exchange fluctuations.

Getting stuck? Let our Escape artists do the work for you! Contact Us Here

Resort Facilities

  • Lobby
  • First rate spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Souvenir shop
  • Landry service
  • In-house doctor
  • Medical services in hotel
  • Kids' pool
  • Children's play area 


Water Sports
Diving, snorkeling, motorised and non-motorised water sports  

Water sport Activities (Payable)  (View brochure)

  • Water Sport Rental 
  • Water Sport Courses
  • Snorkeling by Speed Boat
  • Water Sport Motorised
  • Water Sport Excursions
  • Surfing

Outdoor Sports (chargeable after dark)

  • Beach volleyball
  • Badminton 
  • Tennis 

Indoor sports

  • Mini gym
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Foose ball 


  • Visit to local island
  • Island tour of Male
  • Half day Island Hopping to Himmafushi & Paradise Island Resort
  • Dolphin watching
  • Sunset fishing
  • Manta snorkeling (seasonal)
  • Turtle snorkeling
  • Big game fishing
  • Male with submarine
  • Photo flight

Diving Courses:

  • PADI discover scuba diving (DSD)
  • PADI scuba diver (PSD)
  • PADI open water diver (OWD)
  • PADI advanced open water diver
  • PADI enriched air NITROX (EANx)
  • Emergency first response (EFR)
  • PADI rescue dive

All activities are subject to favourable weather and sea conditions
Certain excursions require a minimum number of persons

Entertainment & Family Services

Kids Policy

  • Children are welcome at this resort - for child rates and specials please refer to the rates section, or contact an Escape Artist!

A wide range of activities to entertain you all day

  • DJ nights
  • Live music
  • Cocktail nights
  • Bingo nights
  • Themed parties
  • Pool parties

Chavana Spa
A visit to Chavana Spa will leave you feeling more relaxed, more radiant and full of youthful energy. All inspiration for Chavana. Spa flows from the beautiful freshness of a Balinese garden in spring time


  • Journey of the senses
  • Frangipani body glow
  • Heaven & earth
  • Chavana massage
  • Muscle ease massage
  • Traditional balinese massage
  • Asian foot massage
  • Purity facial
  • Spa manicure
  • Spa pedicure


  • Aromatherapy bath
  • Herbal steam
  • Sauna

Food & Drink

Buffet spreads with a variety of international dishes are available at Koimala, Maakana and Rehendi restaurants


Koimala Restaurant
Bungalow guests (Superior room and Beach Bungalows only)
Koimala Restaurant lays down a spectacular feast at each mealtime. Vast, colourful, and surrounded by nature’s beauty

Maakana Restaurant
Water Bungalow guests only
Your view from this eatery includes the waves crashing at Pasta Point, and the pristine white sand beach. ‘Maakana’ refers to the Maldivian grey heron species that can often be spotted around the island.

Rehendhi Restaurant & Bar
Exclusive for only OWS guests
The scrumptious buffet offerings can be enjoyed both inside the restaurant or out on the deck and under the stars. Slightly removed, you will find the bar, from which you can overlook the sea view

Raiyvilla (Main Bar)
Found at the heart of the island, Raiyvilla Bar gives you the chance to sip on your beverage of choice and behold the breath-taking view of the sunset

  • Open from 09H00 hrs till the last guest leaves

Raalhu Bar
Open from 09H00 hrs till the last guest leaves

Meal Time

  • Breakfast:  07H30  – 09H30 
  • Lunch:       12H30  – 14H30 
  • Dinner:       19H30 – 21H30 
    All meals are served buffet style in all 3 restaurants

Our Tip

  • After meals, relax with a cocktail or chilled beer at the two bars situated by the oceanfront and enjoy Nature's Playground!

The ‘island life’ vibes are strong here at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives, and our beach and water villas are no exception.

Superior Beachfront Ocean View Room - 59 sqm

Located on the west coast of the island, our not-so-little Superior Rooms have spectacular views

  • 28 Rooms
  • Sea View
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub, Bidet &  Indoor shower
  • One King size Bed
  • ONLY 2 extra beds possible
  • Accommodates: 2 adults + 2 children / 3 adults + 1 child / 4 adults

Beach Bungalow -  59 sqm

You want beach access? You got it. Stroll out from your room and straight onto the sand

  • 32 Bungalows
  • Sea View / Land View
  • Bidet, Outdoor shower
  • One King size Bed
  • Possible 1 extra bed
  • Accommodates: 2 adults + 2 children / 3 adults

Water Bunglow - 63 sqm

Remove yourself from reality with style. The glass wall panels of our standalone Water Bungalows give way to views of the sea that you may have never dreamed of before

  • 36 Bunglows
  • Sea view
  • King bed
  • Patio
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bidet & Indoor shower
  • Bathrobe & slippers
  • Sofa
  • DVD player
  • Accommodates: 2 adults 

Over Water Suite - 95 sqm

If you came for the ultimate sea view, this overwater villa is the room for you! From the underwater jungle-themed décor to the fact that you can gaze straight out into the ocean from each room in the suite

  • 24 Suites
  • Sea View
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub, Bidet, Indoor shower
  • Bathrobe & slippers
  • Portable music system
  • Hammock & sofa
  • DVD Player with out charge
  • King size Bed
  • Possible 1 extra bed
  • Accommodates: 2 adults + 1 child / 3 adults

Beach Suite with pool - 170 sqm

The Beach Suite with Pool is more than ideal if you’re travelling with family

  • 4 Suites
  • King size Bed
  • Sea View
  • Separate living / Bedroom
  • Plunge pool
  • Possible 3 extra  Single Beds
  • Portable sound system
  • Outdoor shower
  • Bathrobe & Bath slippers
  • Accommodates:  2 adults + 3 children / 4 adults

Junior Beach Suite - 95 sqm

Provides bundant space, an indulgent view of the gardens and the ocean

  • 8 Suites
  • Sea View / Land view
  • King Size bed
  • Possible 2 extra  Single Beds
  • Portable sound system
  • Bathtub & Outdoor shower
  • Sofa
  • Accommodates: 2 adults & 2 children / 3 adults & 1 child / 4 adults

Room Inclusions

  • Telephone
  • LED TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Fire protection system
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Bottle opener
  • Mini Bar with charge
  • Life jacket
  • Iron without charge
  • Ironing board
  • Umbrella
  • Pillow Menu
  • Hair Dryer
  • Raincoat 

* Room inclusions may vary as per room type

Our Tip

  • Beach bungalow 232 is very private and a lovely option
  • Water bungalow 824 is at the very end, with a spotlight on the side of the bungalow which lights up the sea at night - you can sometimes see sharks & stingrays!



Subject to Priority Escapes Terms and conditions. All adverts subject to limited availability at time of booking. Pricing subject to fluctuations in rate of exchange. Subject to withdrawal of offers from third parties without notice. Errors and Ommissions excused.

Follow Follow Watch Subscribe