Located on the island of Kanuhuraa in the Maldives, just seven miles from the popular Malé atoll sits Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives. To go along with the spectacularly beautiful surroundings, this luxurious surf resort sits next to one of the premier and most desired waves in the Maldives that goes by the name of Pasta Point.
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives is oceanfront, and in some cases literally on top of the ocean, offering a collection of dreamy accommodation options. The resort is surrounded by white sand, crystal clear water, and palm trees. Bungalows, suites, and rooms are all available, with some of them sitting directly above the ocean. Among the key amenities are free wi-fi, air conditioning, LED TV with satellite, hot and cold water, high-quality furniture and linens, and Bluetooth speakers.
Their surfing program is run by Atoll Adventures, which specializes in organizing and executing surfing adventures in the region. As mentioned earlier, the crown jewel at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives is Pasta Point; a smoking, world-class left-hander regarded as one of the best waves in the Malé atoll. The break is limited to a maximum number of 30 surfers at a time, with all sessions and boat transfers arranged through Atoll Adventures. However, when staying at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives, the break is just a few minutes walk away and you can see the surf conditions from the resort. Other top-notch waves in the area include Jailbreak, Honky’s, and Sultans, which are all just a few minutes away by boat. Atoll Adventures has a wealth of experience and a number of boats, as well as accredited guides to help you make the most of your Maldives surf trip. While the Maldives can be generally known for its high-performance surf spots, waves can be found for all levels and abilities. Surfboards and other gear can be arranged for you at the resort if you don’t feel like bringing your own or would like to sample a variety of boards.
The open-air Makana restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets that feature both international and local cuisine. The Maldives are particularly known for their curry dishes, so that’s a good way to get a taste of their culture. The resort also features the Raiyvilaa Bar and the Raalhu Bar, which look out to Pasta Point, and both are great options for relaxing with a beer after surfing or enjoying a cocktail into the evening. Live music and other events also take place there from time to time.
Some of the rooms come with pools, and there are also common pools to enjoy at the resort. The surrounding ocean is alive with reefs and many species of fish and other marine life. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing are some of the top non-surfing activities on offer. Others include volleyball, sailing, pool tables, windsurfing, and canoeing. There’s a designated playroom for children, as well as a library and TV room. Guests can also access their fitness center and spa and wellness center. Massages are available on demand. You definitely won’t be at a loss for things to do.
The Maldives picks up surf year-round, though April through June is considered peak months. Flights should be made to the Maldives International Airport. There you’ll be met by staff who will help you get to an awaiting speedboat to make the 30 minute trip to Cinnamon Dhonveli.