Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo details
Right on the beach and home to a spectacular coral reef, the Ellaidhoo makes the most of its private island setting.
If snorkelling and scuba diving are high on your holiday to-do list, this place won’t fail to impress. It’s just footsteps away from the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, and comes complete with its own house reef. What’s more, there’s a PADI-approved diving school on-site, so getting started couldn’t be easier.
Away from the beach, you’ll find a good-sized swimming pool. Surrounded by a terrace and backed by huge gardens, it's in a really peaceful spot. There’s a snack bar, too, serving up drinks and light meals throughout the day.
For more in the way of food, head to the hotel’s buffet restaurant. It serves up dishes from all over the world, and has show-cooking stations so you can get things like omelettes and pasta cooked to order. Eat out on the wooden veranda and you can enjoy fantastic ocean views while you eat. There’s a seafood barbecue held here every week, too.
As for the hotel’s rooms, they range from the understatedly stylish to the all-out lavish. Rooms are decked out in bold colours, and come with all the essentials like air-conditioning and satellite TVs. It’s the water bungalows that are really impressive, though. As well as luxurious interiors and uninterrupted ocean views, they even share their own à la carte seafood restaurant.
Location• On the beach • 42km from Male
1 hour 30 minutes by speedboat
• Swimming pool
• Buffet restaurant with international and local cuisines • Coffee shop • 2 snack bars • Christmas and New Year gala dinners
• DJ music • TV in the lobby/reception area
• 24-hour reception • These are not included in your All Inclusive package: • Minibar in room • Branded spirits, champagne and sparkling wine • Beach dinner • PADI approved scuba diving school • Snorkelling • Pool table • Squash • Tennis • Spa • Gift shop • Internet • Money exchange
All rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, bathroom with shower and terrace. Garden View Bungalow room sleeps up to 3 with a double and rollaway bed, these are semi-detached.
Superior room sleeps up to 3 with a double bed, an extra bed, day beds, open-air bathroom, phone, minibar, hairdryer, bath amenities, beach towels, tea/coffee facilities and a partial sea view.
Beachfront Bungalow sleeps up to 3 with a double bed, an extra bed and a sea view.
Water Bungalow sleeps 2 with a double bed and are on stilts over the water with an ocean view. Rooms over water are only for guests over 12yrs.
Honeymoon offer: Bottle of wine and a fruit basket. In order to qualify, please contact us after you have made your online booking.
• Buffet meals • Sandwiches - chicken, cheese or tuna 10.30-11.30, 1 per person • Afternoon tea and cake 16.00-17.00 • Late night snack, on request 23.00- 23.30 • Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks - time restrictions apply • Activities as listed • Entertainment as listed • Other facilities as indicated • Facilities that are not part of your All Inclusive package may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide
Extra Local Charges
Some facilities may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide