Ellaidhoo Maldives unveils fresh look for Standard Rooms, Beach Bungalows
Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon has unveiled a fresh look and feel for its Standard Rooms and Beach Bungalows.
In one of the biggest upgrades since the resort’s relaunch in 2006, a total of 62 rooms has been refurbished. It covers all the Standard Rooms and Beach Bungalows at the resort.
With tropical garden views, the refurbished Standard Rooms now sport lighter colours and fresher settings, while maintaining their comfortable king-sized bed, outdoor showers and wide range of amenities, including sun loungers on the outside and modern flat screen TVs inside.
The new Beach Bungalows offer guests greater privacy and comfort than before, while featuring similar lighter colours and fresher settings as the refurbished Standard Rooms. Designed with tiled roofs, these quaint structures are located on the quieter quarter of the island, allowing guests to seclude themselves for private time on the island, should they so desire it.
Wooden doors open onto a wooden deck, where comfortable divans and verandahs make for great look-out points. Invitingly plush king-sized bed, indoor seating area with a view of the sea, and work and dressing tables adorn the insides of the 526 sq ft bungalows, while an open air bathroom completes the offering.
Ellaidhoo is accessible via seaplane or speedboat from the main Velana International Airport. It is a 25-minute journey by seaplane or a one and a half hour ride on the speedboat.
Keeping you close to the ocean or quietly nestled in lush gardens, Ellaidhoo houses 112 rooms across four room categories, including Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms, Beach Bungalows and Water Bungalows, that feature ocean-inspired interiors and open-air bathrooms.
Madi Restaurant and Malamathi Restaurant offer all-day dining with international buffet spreads. Sunset views and tropical cocktails can be enjoyed at Iruohsnee Bar or the bar at Malamathi Restaurant.
Chavana Spa at Ellaidhoo provides a pampering experience with its private treatment rooms and relaxing massage treatments. Additionally, there is an infinity pool, fitness centre, and a host of other recreation facilities, including tennis, badminton, billiards and beach volleyball.
Ellaidhoo, located in the North Ari Atoll, is mostly known for its world-class diving. The resort’s fully-equipped, PADI-certified dive centre comes with excellent dive instructors and guides who will lead you to the caves and colours that exist just off the resort decks. Jump in, dive down and discover the house reef, an altogether different kind of paradise. You will find that turtles, mantas, shark and whales are a constant sight, giving you a mad rush of adrenalin as they pass you by.
Photography: Ibrahim Asad