The Diver’s Paradise
How do we begin to describe the enchantment of Ellaidhoo to you? Can we tell you about the exhilarating seaplane landing in the middle of the ocean? Maybe we should start with telling you that we house the best diving reef in the world, or that a school of a 100 giant jack fish come by the hotel decks each evening to be fed by the hotel staff? Or then again, maybe the beginning of our story should be to tell you why this island is called Ellaidhoo in the first place; you see, an indescribable phenomenon brings a heavenly light down to the island from the sky at the most unexpected moments. Some say it’s St. Elmo’s Fire, but here on Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, we believe in magic.
An indescribable bond connects the marine life to the people on the island, a beautiful sense of symbiosis and possibly a guideline for how we should respect and live with all wild life and marine life on this planet. While the spectacular marine life from reef to shark to manta is our base for tourism, it isn’t merely an income thing for us – all beings around our island are our friends.
Our dive site sits right off the hotel decks, so all you have to do is put on some diving gear or snorkels and jump into a reef so spectacular that you’re going to want to stay there until your tank runs out. People come to Ellaidhoo from all over the world and year after year; the island and the marine life around us become addictive things, especially when you realize that our staff become your friends too.This is how you experience our enchanting island and connect with its spirit.
Located about 42km away from the capital and a quick 25-minute seaplaneride away, the Ellaidhoo Reef sits on the eastern fringe of North Ari Atoll – the largest of the 22 natural atolls that make up the Maldives. Abundantly lush, with shady palm trees and soft white sand, Ellaidhoo combines exquisite living and star-class service with a family spirit and connection to mother earth. We are an award winning, Green Globe-certified resort, also holding ISO 12,000, 14,000 and 16,000 certifications. Our quaint interiors and curated trimming meet our 100-year old island trees in a way that brings the best of every world into the palm of your hands.
Come to Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, our turtle-shaped island and its underwater paradise.