Unforgettable Encounters at the Home of Nurse Sharks – Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives

Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives, a five-star deluxe resort and the newest addition to the Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts chain, offers ardent holiday goers the opportunity to enjoy the absolute best of the Maldives; with sleek Italian architecture, stylish accommodation featuring suites, water villas and bungalows and a host of memorable experiences.

If you are looking for a blend of both a soothing vacation amidst pristine beaches and mesmerizing sunsets and adrenaline-pumping adventure as you dive with the nurse sharks, Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives makes a perfect choice! The resort, true to its reputation as a world-renowned holiday destination, embodies the spirit of adventure, experiential travel, and sustainable tourism.

Let us take you through a few exciting experiences located in close proximity to Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives.

Dhiggiri Nurse Shark Point

Dhiggiri Nurse Shark Point is one of the Maldives’ most coveted marine-life experiences, especially for famous shark snorkelling points which are easily accessible for guests staying at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives.
Diving into the soothing waters and swimming with the Nurse Sharks is a terrifying yet magical experience as these gentle giants – some who reach up to 9 feet, glide gracefully beneath you. A few curious sharks would make a few circles to welcome you and proceed with their journey. Don’t forget to bring your waterproof camera to capture this once in a lifetime memory!

As you float with these majestic creatures, you would notice their specialized breathing aids (spiracles) that allow them to rest on the bottom, unlike most other sharks. You would definitely spot some of them lazily sleeping on the shallow seabed – who doesn’t need a break from adventuring?

You could of course opt to stay in the boat and observe the nurse sharks from above the water, but the real fun is when you’re swimming alongside them!

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Photo Credits: Mohamed Ahsan

Keyodhoo Shipwreck

Guests at Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives are also afforded access to Keyodhoo Shipwreck – a renowned, Maldivian tourist attraction located on the local island of Keyodhoo. The shipwreck is thought to be an Indonesian vessel that drifted empty into the atoll a few years ago.

It is a popular ‘insta-worthy’ location with fascinating coral life; Golden Wall – featuring the channel with its many ledges and caves abundant with vibrant, soft red, orange and gold corals, as well as sea whips, sponges, gorgonians and black coral trees, home to schools of squirrelfish and batfish.

Alimatha Kandu

Lastly, guests also receive an unforgettable experience at Alimatha Kandu – a popular dive site with a large variety of reed fish, invertebrates and corals, where night time diving lets you experience a vibrant array of octopus, moray eels, shrimps, crabs, sleeping fish, tawny nurse sharks and manta rays.

The wonderful Alimatha Kandu dive site is the most popular dive in the Maldives, so you could expect to share the site with several hundred other divers. Located at the end of a resort pier, pelagic species regularly gather for the show, never failing to fill the divers in awe! Unfortunately, with a vast number of sharks, rays, fish, and divers the sandy bottom quickly gets stirred up, which makes photography quite a challenge. If you are a lover of capturing the magic underwater, don’t wait for too long to click!

Whilst providing memorable guest experiences is at the heart of everything Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives does, the resort also ensures the preservation of life underwater with its sustainability initiatives. The coral propagation project is a signature program undertaken by the resort staff voluntarily, to plant live corals every month, to help contribute towards saving the oceans and its ecosystem.

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Photo Credits: Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives

Next time you are in the Maldives, don’t miss out on experiencing this all-encompassing five-star luxury resort!

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