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Cinnamon Dhonveli

The Original Surf Resort in the Maldives!

Cinnamon Dhonveli is where surfing in the Maldives began. Ever since Tony Hussein Hinde stumbled across the perfect waves of the Maldives whilst hitching a lift on a yacht from Sri Lanka to Africa and established Atoll Adventures, surfers have dreamt of surfing perfect Pasta Point.

Located in North Male, Cinnamon Dhonveli offers access to their private wave, Pasta Point, for a lucky 33 surfers onsite. This keeps the crowds low and the vibes high! The resort itself is luxurious and the perfect spot for solo surfers, couples, and families wanting to surf the tropical reefs around North Male!

The Resort

Cinnamon Dhonveli is located in the North Male Atoll, only a 20-minute boat ride from the international airport. The resort is located on its own tropical island paradise with its private wave, Pasta Point breaking on the resort’s private reef, right in front of the restaurant. Watch the waves roll in whilst enjoying the amazing food on offer!

The resort offers a full luxury spa, open-air restaurants, three bars, a fitness centre, a safe beach for children, and a fully certified PADI Diving School! The resort has a beautiful white sand beach and plenty to do for non-surfing partners and children, it’s a great place to relax or to holiday with the family.

Waves at Cinnamon Dhonveli

The star of the show is the private wave onsite, Pasta Point, this classy left-hander reels along the reef at the perfect speed to do turns as well as tube sections that extend as swell gets a bit bigger. On small days the inside section gives good little barrels! Access is limited to only 33 surfers on-site, which means the wave stays uncrowded and everyone gets their share of waves!

The surf program at Pasta Point is the longest-running and most established of all Maldives Surf Resorts. The expert on-site surf team offers multiple boat rides a day to the other waves in North Male, starting at 5.30 am. Within easy reach of the resort, you can surf Cokes, Chickens, Sultans, Jailbreaks, Honky’s, and Ninjas! Enough variety to keep all surfers stoked!

Why We Love Cinnamon Dhonveli

Pasta Point and having limited surfers! This means more waves for everyone and a super good vibe in the water!

The range of activities onsite. There is always something for everyone to do, perfect for non-surfing partners and families!

The range of exclusive accommodation. There are accommodation options to suit all groups and the Overwater Catagories are really special!

Ready to surf in the Maldives?

The Bungalows and Villas

Cinnamon Dhonveli offers six room types to suit everyone. The Garden Bungalows and Beach Bungalows are the most popular with surfers, offering garden or beach access, and are great value.

For something a bit more exclusive, the Water Bungalows are built over the water inside the reef; with views of the waves breaking just up from Pasta Point you don’t even have to get out of bed for the morning surf check! The Junior Beach Suites inspired by the beachfront and offering panoramic views of the sea and land. The Over Water Suites, above the lagoon, have a wide outdoor deck with private sun lounges and steps down to the water. Finally, the Beach Suite with Pool is an exclusive beach-stay with ample privacy and stylish comfort.

The Cuisine

At Cinnamon Dhonveli there are three open-air restaurants located across the island catering for the nearby room categories.

The Maakana restaurant, overlooking Pasta Point, caters to most of the surfing guests and offers up a gourmet buffet-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner, perfect for refueling after a surf!

The expert chefs serve up a range of international and local cuisines, all to a very high standard! Enjoy a cold beer or sunset cocktail at Raalhu Bar, which sits in a prime position directly in front of Pasta Point!

Experiences

The resort offers a range of exciting experiences for you to take part in whilst visiting. There is a full diving centre, allowing you to explore the magic of the underwater world, snorkelling, fitness centre and many more activities to enjoy!

Wellness and Spa

Cinnamon Dhonveli offers a fully stocked luxury spa experience managed by a team of experienced wellness professionals. Treat yourself to a range of tailored spa treatments. The resort also offers daily yoga sessions for all guests.

How to Get There

Getting to Cinnamon Dhonveli is really easy. Just fly to Velena Airport (Male) and the resort team will be ready to greet you and take you o the short 20-minute speedboat ride to the resort, ready for you to enjoy your trip!

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Cinnamon Dhonveli

The Original Surf Resort in the Maldives!

Cinnamon Dhonveli is where surfing in the Maldives began. Ever since Tony Hussein Hinde stumbled across the perfect waves of the Maldives whilst hitching a lift on a yacht from Sri Lanka to Africa and established Atoll Adventures, surfers have dreamt of surfing perfect Pasta Point.

Located in North Male, Cinnamon Dhonveli offers access to their private wave, Pasta Point, for a lucky 33 surfers onsite. This keeps the crowds low and the vibes high! The resort itself is luxurious and the perfect spot for solo surfers, couples, and families wanting to surf the tropical reefs around North Male!

The Resort

Cinnamon Dhonveli is located in the North Male Atoll, only a 20-minute boat ride from the international airport. The resort is located on its own tropical island paradise with its private wave, Pasta Point breaking on the resort’s private reef, right in front of the restaurant. Watch the waves roll in whilst enjoying the amazing food on offer!

The resort offers a full luxury spa, open-air restaurants, three bars, a fitness centre, a safe beach for children, and a fully certified PADI Diving School! The resort has a beautiful white sand beach and plenty to do for non-surfing partners and children, it’s a great place to relax or to holiday with the family.

Waves at Cinnamon Dhonveli

The star of the show is the private wave onsite, Pasta Point, this classy left-hander reels along the reef at the perfect speed to do turns as well as tube sections that extend as swell gets a bit bigger. On small days the inside section gives good little barrels! Access is limited to only 33 surfers on-site, which means the wave stays uncrowded and everyone gets their share of waves!

The surf program at Pasta Point is the longest-running and most established of all Maldives Surf Resorts. The expert on-site surf team offers multiple boat rides a day to the other waves in North Male, starting at 5.30 am. Within easy reach of the resort, you can surf Cokes, Chickens, Sultans, Jailbreaks, Honky’s, and Ninjas! Enough variety to keep all surfers stoked!

Why We Love Cinnamon Dhonveli

Pasta Point and having limited surfers! This means more waves for everyone and a super good vibe in the water!

The range of activities onsite. There is always something for everyone to do, perfect for non-surfing partners and families!

The range of exclusive accommodation. There are accommodation options to suit all groups and the Overwater Catagories are really special!

Ready to surf in the Maldives?

The Bungalows and Villas

Cinnamon Dhonveli offers six room types to suit everyone. The Garden Bungalows and Beach Bungalows are the most popular with surfers, offering garden or beach access, and are great value.

For something a bit more exclusive, the Water Bungalows are built over the water inside the reef; with views of the waves breaking just up from Pasta Point you don’t even have to get out of bed for the morning surf check! The Junior Beach Suites inspired by the beachfront and offering panoramic views of the sea and land. The Over Water Suites, above the lagoon, have a wide outdoor deck with private sun lounges and steps down to the water. Finally, the Beach Suite with Pool is an exclusive beach-stay with ample privacy and stylish comfort.

The Cuisine

At Cinnamon Dhonveli there are three open-air restaurants located across the island catering for the nearby room categories.

The Maakana restaurant, overlooking Pasta Point, caters to most of the surfing guests and offers up a gourmet buffet-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner, perfect for refueling after a surf!

The expert chefs serve up a range of international and local cuisines, all to a very high standard! Enjoy a cold beer or sunset cocktail at Raalhu Bar, which sits in a prime position directly in front of Pasta Point!

Experiences

The resort offers a range of exciting experiences for you to take part in whilst visiting. There is a full diving centre, allowing you to explore the magic of the underwater world, snorkelling, fitness centre and many more activities to enjoy!

Wellness and Spa

Cinnamon Dhonveli offers a fully stocked luxury spa experience managed by a team of experienced wellness professionals. Treat yourself to a range of tailored spa treatments. The resort also offers daily yoga sessions for all guests.

How to Get There

Getting to Cinnamon Dhonveli is really easy. Just fly to Velena Airport (Male) and the resort team will be ready to greet you and take you o the short 20-minute speedboat ride to the resort, ready for you to enjoy your trip!

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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