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Private beach, white sand, free beach cabanas, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, open 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, open 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished, desk

Overview of Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

VIP Access
UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

4.5 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • All inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Kanuhuraa, North Male Atoll

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGili Lankanfushi Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationAngsana Beach8 min drive
  • AirportMale (MLE-Velana Intl.)21 min drive
  • Popular LocationMaldives Islamic Centre29 min drive

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About this area


Located in Kanuhuraa, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives is near the airport and on a private beach. Maldives Islamic Centre and Mulee Aage Palace are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Paradise Island Beach and Gili Lankanfushi Beach.

What's nearby

  • Gili Lankanfushi Beach - 1 min walk
  • Girifushi - 13 min walk
  • Kani Beach - 22 min walk
  • Angsana Beach - 8 min drive
  • Maldives Islamic Centre - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Velana Intl. Airport (MLE) - 21 min drive

About this property

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

4.5-star resort with pools, private beach, full-service spa
Catch some rays on Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives's private white sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 3 restaurants.
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives offers 152 accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished. A pillow menu is available. 43-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include slippers, complimentary toiletries, hair dryers, and toothbrushes and toothpaste.

This Kanuhuraa resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and ceiling fans. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

A private beach and an outdoor tennis court are featured at the resort. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Chavana Spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

All inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

All meals, snacks, and select beverages included

Land activities

Fitness facilities


Onsite entertainment and activities
Onsite live performances

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

Languages spoken

Chinese (Mandarin), English, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants
  • 1 beach bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Koimala
  • Rehendhi -OWS guest only
  • Raiyvilaa Sunset Terrace
  • Raalhu BAR
  • Maakana - WB guest only

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Beach volleyball
  • Boat tours
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground
  • Private picnics
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily


  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Romance packages available

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pillow menu


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste


  • 43-inch LED TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Patio


  • Desk
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Guests must transfer via boat or floatplane to the property; guests must contact the property at least 48 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Surfing availability is limited and surfing packages require advance reservations. Please contact the hotel to make any reservations for surfing package accommodation
Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is 20 minutes away via speedboat. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 24 hours before their expected arrival. The speedboat transfer company offers 24-hour service. Guests must pay the speedboat fee at check-in.
The additional fee (payable at the property) covers mandatory transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 168 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 84 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • Additional fee for children (from 12 years old to 17 years old): USD 168 per person, per stay

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

The additional fee covers transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children; please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.
Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Chaaya Island Dhonveli
Chaaya Island Dhonveli Hotel
Dhonveli Chaaya Island
Dhonveli Hotel
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Hotel Chaaya Island
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Hotel
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Chaaya Island
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives
Chaaya Island Dhonveli Hotel North Male Atoll
Chaaya Island Dhonveli Resort
Dhonveli Beach Spa
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Resort Chaaya Island
Cinnamon Dhonveli Malves Chaa
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Resort
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Kanuhuraa
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Resort Kanuhuraa

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 335 out of 577 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 184 out of 577 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 36 out of 577 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 16 out of 577 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 577 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The resort was nice and wasn't packed as I expected. We were upgraded to a bungalow suite on our first night, then back to a regular bungalow after. The suite was so nice and clean. All in all it was a great resort. Food wasn't that good though. Meats were all over cooked and buffet style. Cheaper to order room service and better ala carte options. Staff were nice, but English is limited. Bring ketchup packets if you don't like banana ketchup (or they call it tomato sauce).
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Relaxing and peaceful Dhonveli!
This resort is extremely well-managed. You never feel crowded, it's clean, rooms and beds are very comfortable. Although there were children, chalets are far enough apart, that there was never any noise or disturbance. Also the food was very good and guests were comfortably spaced. Special events were so kindly prepared and no detail was forgotten. Will come again, thank you Dhonveli Team!
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
THIS PROPERTY IS AMAZING! I cannot say enough about this resort and the wonderful views in paradise. highly recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent Stay!
I highly recommend Cinnamon Dhonveli and would definitely stay there again! Communication with the hotel about the boat transfer was very good. I rented a superior room, which was very sizeable, modern, and clean. It even had a balcony over the small beach. The beach was lovely, and it was great to be able to snorkel and see all kinds of fish right off the main beach. The beach bar was excellently attended by Rafiqul. The buffet was pretty good. I found the stir fry stations (Siri was great!), and the more local food (e.g. fish, dhal, curries, etc.) to consistently be the best options. The Sunset Bar and Pasta Point Bars had gorgeous views of the sunset. All the servers were top notch, especially Geena, Dilshan, Dileepa, and a few others I am forgetting (Usi? at the Pasta Point Bar). The entertainment was quite fun and a great way to meet other guests. The DJ was great! Hussein and the lady who helped at reception (name started with "Dh," but I have sadly forgotten to write it down) were excellent at assisting in all of my questions. The turtle scuba and spa (stress relief massage) were also excellent! Tips: Bring you own snorkel gear. I found the best time to snorkel off the beach was right after breakfast. Reserve beach/pool chairs early. People tended to leave towels and a personal item to show the chair was reserved.
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was truly a dream vacation! We stayed in an over water bungalow and spent most of our time in our room/ on our deck. We snorkeled from the room & I'm glad I read a review before going because we brought water shoes (I have Teva sandals that worked perfectly). The whole island is made up of coral so I highly recommend you bring something for your feet! There is sandy parts of the beach if you don't but if you want to explore the water a bit more shoes for sure. We surfed & went jet sking as our activities. The staff at both places were wonderful. Our waiter at the restaurant was always so nice & helpful. Honestly, it was the best. Definitely go here!
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place has everything you need for a nice relaxing vacation. I stayed at the property for 6 days and felt like the amount of time was just enough to enjoy everything without getting bored at any point. Me and my wife stayed in the overwater bungalows which was nice. After my first night there was no hot water but I was fine with that being that it's very hot over there. I will say the only thing that was not my favorite was the food. Good variety and options, but if i had to rate. Breakfast 5/10 Lunch 6/10 Dinner 7/10 Also, the one thing i can definitely say I did not like was the "snacks" which are available during the hours in between meals. The snacks had close to no options, were mostly fruits and we're not great. I basically ignored snacks during my stay. Now a few people that stood out to me during my experience was Rafiqul at the beach bar, Haroon who'm would clean the rooms and our server Mohamad at the restaurant for the overwater bungalows and lastly Jannah at check in and check out. they were all great. All in all after bargain hunting as much as I could at the time, I feel I got what I paid for. I would overall give this place a 8/10.
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 9 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our stay at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives was absolutely amazing. The staff and service was the best I have ever experienced. Everything was perfect ! We stayed in the over water suite and I have to say that the views are breath taking .
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Bucket list experience!
Incredible location with crystal clear water and your own great barrier variety of fish surrounding you. Water colour is turquoise. Safe snorkeling at the main beach with breathtaking dive sights near by.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful stay
Just perfect! Staff were excellent and the over water bungalow we stayed in made our holiday outstanding. Thank you Cinnamon Dhonveli!
Stayed 6 nights in Jan 2022