Life surrounds us. A flight of birds against a sky bathed in sun, a trail of ants at your feet or the distant chirp of a cricket, the wonders of the world crowd us, regardless of their significance. The Maldives Archipelago is a place of such wonder, where life is abundant in every nook and corner, in the skies above and below the ripples of the waves.
42km from Male in the North Ari Atoll is Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, a four-star resort built among a few of the best diving hotspots in the world along with a natural house reef. Whether it is to swim along with the manta rays, turtles and a myriad of other stunning underwater creatures among vibrant coral gardens or dive to uncover the mysteries at the depth ofthe ocean, the location of Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is a place where the explorers of the majestic underwater gather to.
Since 1985, the resort has been a haven for divers and snorkellers as it is built to bring them closer to the life underwater, without interrupting the eco-system. With bungalows and rooms built above water, the visitors at the resort can own a reef during their stay. It is perfection to wake up to the first rays of the sun and taking an early morning dip among the vivacious life that surrounds you underneath the gentle waves.
Near the resort is a drop of 30 meters, where divers find themselves in a coral forest brimming with life unseen by many.The coral is vibrant with a million colours; a hiding ground and a place of play for fish and other animals. It is healthy and thriving making it the world underwater a place of spectacular viewsThe abundance of marine life within the drop is breath-taking and a must visit for those who seek to unravel the secrets of the world underwater. Typically, coral forests are found in the dark depths of the ocean thousands of feet below the surface. However, the forest in Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon is an anomality, a miracle of nature to be accessible for amateur and professional divers making the location of the resort the perfect fit for all those who want to experience the thrill of adventure.
As beautiful as it is, the life underwater demands to be respected and protected.The corals are an essential part of the eco-system, and it is important that the divers and snorkellers wear coral safe sunscreen and refrain from touching them or littering the world underwater. These organisms are extremely fragile and sensitive, touching and breaking the corals would be at the peril of damaging them, irreversibly. Every single action count when it comes to taking care of the reef and the life it encompasses.
The waves of the ocean will welcome you to the Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, the divers’ paradise. When you are here, listen to the life that surrounds you and embrace it. Discover the best of luxury offered at the resort and the underwater adventure which is a miraculous phenomenon; a creation that should be admired. Although it is not made by us humans, it is in our power to protect and preserve.