A voyage of discovery to what was an uncharted island, a short 50 minute flight from Malé byIsland Aviation Domestic across picturesque scenery to the airfield at Hanimadoo and the treasure of the Cinnamon Island is within your hands.
Discard your maps, you don’t need them any longer, a 15 minute speedboat trip around the undiscovered atoll of Haa Alifu will show all the secrets of this island paradise. The island is over 35 acres in size and is completely surrounded by a breathtaking example of natures aquarium with a coral garden of outstanding beauty below it. It is the best place for diving holidays.
All of the accommodation is provided in individual villas, these are either on the island beach and facing out to sea, or on stilts offshore in the water. They have all been designed using traditional Maldivian features and blend into the surroundings harmoniously.
All 45 of the Beach Villas have been situated to give panoramic views of the surrounding ocean, the design uses traditional Maldivian thatched roofs, with real wood timber floors and strong colours, they have a Jacuzzi and an open connected veranda.
The luxurious and spacious Ocean Villas could easily convince you that you were on a yacht; the 46 villas are built completely over the water with a veranda where you can dangle your feet in the deep blue waters of nature’s aquarium. Take a snooze in the upper level bedroom, lulled by the gentle lapping on the waves. Each villa has an open plan bathroom and a Jacuzzi on the veranda. By prior reservation spa treatments are available in-villa.
Restaurants and Bars
Located in the heart of the island, beneath towering banyan trees and in the shade of swaying coconut palms this beautiful open air restaurant offer a wide array of dining options. There are a number of themed pavilions available.
The Bliss bar is located by the pool and serves both snacks and the finest cocktails and mocktails with outstanding views across the Indian Ocean.
Waves restaurant is next to the Bliss bar and is available daily with the freshest possible catch prepared to perfection. Guests can choose either Asian or Continental style, grilled, steamed, poached or barbequed, creating a fusion to produce the excitement of an amazing dining experience.
Offering the legendary Cinnamon Tea Collection, in Blends, the tea lounge, they are prepared in style and served with ceremony. For a deliciously lazy afternoon indulge yourself with high tea, and maybe a novel from the nearby library.
Decks Juice Bar:
Situated in the pool, this amphitheatre-shaped bar serves smoothies, vegetable drinks and juices freshly squeezed just for you, just swim over to whip up an appetite.
The resort offers a wide variety of facilities to fill your days, an utterly indulgent day at the spa, fishing the Maldivian way, diving in anunderwater coral garden, moonlight boat rides, just soaking up the sun or just shopping for mementos and gifts.
Could you be on an island, surrounded by deep blue water and not spend time swimming, for those not confident in open-ocean swimming there is a large freshwater swimming pool.
At the paradise of the Mandara Spa, turn your holiday into an out-of-body experience
A holiday at Cinnamon Island Alidhoo need not interrupt your sporting habits, a gym for work out sessions, beach volleyball, tennis, cricket, calorie burning badminton or table tennis are available. If you are more cerebal and prefer to exercise the mind, there is backgammon, scrabble and chess.
At Cinnamon Island Alidhoo there is an amazing range of water sports, an underwater world of exquisite beauty, with coral gardens and even a ship wreak to explore. A wide range of sea-life makes their home in the Haa Alif Atoll, including dolphins, sharks, manta rays, napoleon fish and turtles.Meridis Dive & Relax is your expert guide to all.
The diving centre is PADI certified and provides trial dives supervised by a professionally qualified and experienced dive team. The centre also offers a full range of courses from scuba diver to assistant instructor for those wishing to become more proficient. Scuba diving – it is a great opportunity to explore marine natural beauty.
Free NITROX diving is available for all certified divers.
Merida’s Dive & Relax also offers boat rentals and a wide range of additional water sport facilities, including snorkeling, sailing, water skiing and wind surfing.