Welcome to an island paradise. Where the sun sets at your doorstep whilst glistening waters reflect off a cerulean sea. Where peace and tranquillity envelops you. Welcome to Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo.
Located 42 km away from Male, the capital of Maldives, Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo is 25 minutes by seaplane or 85 minutes by speedboat. Guests are spoiled for choice with 4 star accommodation facilities in spectacular surroundings. Our Green Globe certification is testament to our values and ethos.
The 14 Rooms at Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo are designed as two separate rooms in a single storey structure and are located just behind the Beach Bungalows. These rooms open out to the garden area with lush palm trees and pristine footpaths leading the way to the beach.
The 46 Beach Bungalows are discerningly designed as separate private single storey units which open out to offer an amazing view of the ocean.
The well planned 28 Superior Rooms at Chaaya Reef Ellaidhoo are wonderfully designed, facing the Indian Ocean, in groups of four rooms as two-storey structures. With two rooms on each floor, they are the ideal choice for families or groups of friends on holiday.
The 24 Water Bungalows are new additions built on stilts as two independent bungalows in a single over-water unit to provide guests a magnificent view of the sea.
Mealtime is always an enjoyable occasion at the Madi Restaurant with a wide choice of delicious spreads from around the world served buffet style for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Malamathi Restaurant & Bar
This restaurant serves buffet style & caters exclusively for residents of the Water Bungalows. In addition the spectacular outer deck by the pool with a view of the ocean is an al-fresco A-la-carte dining option for all, our resident guest. The fare served includes a diverse selection of fresh seafood & culinary creations of our Chefs with a selection of wines to complement this dining experience.
The two elevated pavilions by the pool are undoubtedly the perfect venue for that special intimate dinner for two.
The main bar in the island, overlooking the Indian ocean, an ideal place to let a tropical cocktail melt in your hand while you take in a breathtaking sunset from the open air deck or watch the stingrays that swim in daily at around 6.30 pm, remember to have your camera with you as watching these denizens of the ocean feeding at sunset is definitely a memory worth taking back with you.
Relax with Azmaara Spa
“The experience is beginning, the beautiful feelings are here, and they are within your reach. Open your hands to accept and find it pervading your whole being. It is beautiful and you are truly beautiful.”
The Spa comprises of 3 Double Treatment Rooms, 1 Single Treatment Room, a Manicure / Pedicure Salon and a Lounge area. One of the double rooms features walls of mirrors, creating an extraordinarily magical atmosphere and the soft, serene music enhances that already peaceful ambience, making you want to linger here as long as possible. This Spa is unique. Step in from the water onto the soft white sand inside the Spa!
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We offer several different daily boat dives, the first one leaving at 08:30! The regular boat dives at 9:00 and at 15:00 always take place, there is no minimum number of divers required. 2-tank dives (in the morning as well as in the afternoon), full day trips and night dives are regular weekly activities.
The dive sites in the northern Ari Atoll count to the 100 best in the world! Giris and thilas, channels, out reefs, drop offs, overhangs and wrecks are full with great variety of fish. To see sharks, rays and turtles is just normal in the daily divers’ life… Trained divers can spot colourful nude branch, crabs, frogfish and other small animals living on the reef. The legendary house reef of Ellaidhoo with its 6 entries and exits also offers many highlights, among the other a shipwreck. You can dive 24 hours in the house reef, convenient with the tank service.
Discover and explore the uninhabited islands that are located in Ari atoll, visitors get the opportunity to discover a situation fantasized by many but experienced by few what it would be like to be secluded in a deserted island. Those guests who want to explore the inhabited islands will not be disappointed; the purpose of island hopping is to obtain a taste of the country. Therefore a stopover at an inhabited island would enable guests to discover a day in the life of the island dwellers in a fishing village. Understand their values, beliefs, and customs and obtain the opportunity to discover the taste of authentic Maldivian cuisine. Visits to the island of Male which is the economic and political hub of the country would provide guests with the opportunity to shop and explore the island.
the fishing industry in Maldives is the main contributor to the Maldivian economy; visitors to the islands could try their hand at fishing the traditional way. The traditional method of fishing is called the pole and line method a feathered barb-less hook on a line is attached to 15 foot Bamboo or plastic construction pole. Anglers could catch fish weighing up to 50 pounds using this technique. However if visitors are not keen on trying the traditional method they could bring their own equipment or rent it from the resort.
Night time fishing is the most desired type of fishing in Maldives; anglers could feel the gentle breeze and the lapping of the choppy waters as they wait for an unsuspecting fish to bite on the bait. With a vast amount of patience and a little bit of luck anglers could catch tuna, squirrelfish, groupers, barracuda, emperors, rainbow runner and tre-val-ly. Fishing in the Maldivian seas does not require one to be an expert angler; however visitors need to be aware of the fishing norms in the Maldives.
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