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Chaaya Island Dhonveli , Maldives

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Welcome to Chaaya Island Dhonveli , Maldives ~~~

Hotel Introduction

Dhonveli in Dhivehi language means crystal white sand. This resort is a small island of its own, blessed with exotic tropical beauty and its unique, authentic Maldivian architecture blends seamlessly with the nature. And our warm and friendly staff will make your every wish come true. At Dhonveli your holiday affair is destined to be a life time arrangement like a marriage made in heaven.

Chaaya Island Dhonveli is an outstanding resort having some of the finest rooms, with the widest range of types and amenities. All of the accommodations and facilities are designed, with the individual needs of varying international holidaymakers in mind. Yet Chaaya Island Dhonveli is small, warm and personal. Chaaya Island Dhonveli formerly known as Tari Village is one of the Worlds famous surfing resorts and the island has the privilege of hosting may world class surfing competitions.

This is a surfers island with access to the Maldives top seven surf points known as Pasta Point, Sultans, Honkeys, Prisons, Colas, Chickens and Ninjas. Pasta Point is privately owned by Chaaya Island Dhonveli and is exclusively surfed by guests staying there. This is the only resort in the Maldives with a dedicated surfing programme and offers world class surfing in a stunningly beautiful environment. Surf spots are limited to just 30 places at any one time and these must be pre-booked with the accommodation. Please call us to arrange your full surf package.
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Room and Accommodation
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Our stylish rooms cater to every possible individual taste and are created to perfection with all the tiny details taken care of. Some with open air exotic garden bathrooms, mezzanine beds, interconnected rooms and open air water falls. All rooms have fresh hot/cold water, air-conditioning, hairdryers, Satellite TV, telephone, mini-bar, verandas, sun beds and tea & coffee makers.

Featuring 22 Garden Bungalows, 24 Superior Rooms, 40Beach Bungalows, 36 Water Bungalows, and 24 Over Water Suites, Chaaya Island Dhonveli offers a variety of accommodation options equipped with the latest amenities to suit even the most discerning of traveler.

Beach Bungalow

These twin rooms, built on the beachfront, face the pristine coast and the calm crystalline waters that hug its shores. They offer two separate rooms in a single storey structure, and are charming, personal and romantic. Lovers, who appreciate magical sunrises that add ambiance to a romantic holiday, would find these bungalows idyllic.
All 40 Beach Bungalows at Chaaya Island Dhonveli are Air-conditioned and feature a Double Bed, Wardrobe, Day Bed, Mini Bar, Satellite TV, IDD Telephone, and a Safe.

Other amenities include:

  • Hair Dryer
  • Hot and Cold Water
  • Bath Tub
  • Bath Amenities including beach/pool towels
  • Bath towels
  • Tea/Coffee making facility

Water Bungalow

Offering magnificent views of crystal clear waters, located southwest of the Chaaya Island Dhonveli, the Water Bungalows present a sense of timelessness and peace. All the bungalows are Air-conditioned and feature a King sized Bed, Day Bed, Dressing Table, Wardrobe, Mini-Bar, Satellite Television and IDD Telephone facilities.

Other amenities include:

  • Luggage rack
  • Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Bathroom with Shower
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot & Cold Water
  • Spacious outdoor deck with dining table
  • Sun loungers

Over Water Suites

A visit from a Manta Ray at dawn, tropical fish swimming round the suite all day or a family of dolphins spinning not far from the private terrace are just some of the perks of staying in an Over Water Suite. Located on the Northwest side of the island these inviting suites are furnished as spacious living spaces with a Day Bed, a Dressing Table, a Wardrobe, a Mini-bar, Satellite Television, and IDD Telephone facilities.

Other amenities include:

  • Luggage rack
  • Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Separate bedroom with King sized Bed
  • Bathroom with Shower
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot & Cold Water
  • Spacious outdoor deck with dining table and sun loungers

Superior Rooms

The 24 Superior Rooms at Chaaya Island Dhonveli are designed to face the indigo waters of the Indian Ocean in blocks of six separate rooms as two storeys, with three rooms downstairs and three upstairs. They offer fascinating sunset views and the panoramic view of the ocean. Resulting from its proximity to the diving school, this is the ideal villa for diving enthusiasts. All Superior Rooms are Air-conditioned and feature a Double Bed, Wardrobe, Day Bed, Mini Bar, Satellite TV, IDD Telephone, and a Safe.

Vista Suites (Family Beach Bungalows)

The Vista Suites at Chaaya Island Dhonveli are the ultimate luxury beach bungalows located on the beachfront and are a glittering example of luxury and taste. They are spacious 2-storey bungalow with a unique circular structure. The bedroom is on the upper floor with a balcony facing the beach and the lagoon. The sitting room below could be converted to a bedroom at night-time making it the ideal accommodation for families. The large open-air toilet has a mini garden and a bathtub with a cascading waterfall. Elegantly designed and just a few in number, these suites are among the best in the island.

Other amenities include:

  • Luggage rack
  • Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Bathroom with Shower
  • Jacuzzi Hot & Cold Water
  • Spacious outdoor deck with dining table
  • Sun loungers
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Pasta Point, the region's most consistent break, is just a minute's walk from your room, and is exclusively reserved for Chaaya Island Dhonveli's surfing guests. Other classic breaks - Sultans, Honky's and Jailbreak - are less than ten minutes away by boat. You can see the waves from Chaaya Island Dhonveli, so you'll know when they're pumping. No matter what the conditions are, you're in the perfect spot.

Island-hopping tours and shopping/sightseeing trips to the main island can be booked at the resort for an extra charge. Scuba diving courses and trips to some of the best dive sites in the Maldives can be arranged by the resort's own dive operator.

Swimming Pool
Dhonveli Beach and Spa Resort offers a very wide-ranging health and beauty facility, and recreational activities offered in the island are numerous. The resort facilities include fresh water swimming pools, sound-proof discotheque and karaoke, gymnasium, cyber cafe', water sports centre and a lot more than you can imagine.

Fishing in Dhonveli beach is very famous for you can travel in the Dhonis and sail for night fishing. As you relax on the decks you can either catch fishes like red snapper, barracuda, grouper, tunas and trevally or simply lie down and look at the star-studded skies.

You can enjoy several water sports like kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-skiing, wake-boarding, paragliding, catamaran sailing, banana boat riding and land sports like beach volleyball, basketball, table tennis, carom, tennis and badminton.

Daily boat trips provide guests with the opportunity of exploring some of the best coral reefs in the world.

Himmafushi / Huraa Island
A wonderful opportunity to have a first-hand experience on the local life and also to do some shopping.

Hotel Facilities:

  • PADI certified Dive Centre
  • Swimming Pool
  • coffee shop
  • fresh water swimming pools
  • sound-proof discotheque
  • karaoke
  • professional animations theatre
  • gymnasium
  • flood-lit tennis court
  • badminton
  • mini-soccer
  • cyber café
  • water sports center
  • child care centre.
  • Capital City Sightseeing Tour
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Night Fishing
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Sunset Fishing
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Restaurant and Bar

Koimala Garden Restaurant

For exquisite dining, the banana garden promises a magnificent setting. Traditional Maldivian architecture lends the interiors grace and opulence. The rich international buffet is colourfully presented in a dhoni - (a local Maldivian boat). Our inspired chefs turn out the tastiest of breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. One of the main excitements during the buffets is the show cooking, where certain dishes are cooked right in front of you!

Named after a Maldivian King the main Garden Restaurant of Chaaya Island Dhonveli features a wide variety of cuisines from East to West, buffet style, with live cooking stations for breakfast lunch and dinner at the following times:

Breakfast - 7.30 am-9.30 am
Lunch - 12.30 pm-2.30 pm
Dinner - 7.30 pm-9.30 pm

Raiyvilaa Sunset Terrace Bar

Words aren't enough to describe the magnificent view of the sun setting behind the islands, washing the horizon with an enchanting orange glow. And there's no better view of this romantic sunset than from the open deck in the Bar, right at the water's edge. Imagine being there with the breeze caressing your hair, the waves whispering down below and the orange glow lighting up your face. And inside, the evenings lit up by hundreds of soft lights bring the wood carvings to life setting up a magical and warm ambience.

Raiyvilaa features an A la Carte menu offering snacks and main meals. On request, even exclusive candle-lit dinners on the beach under a canopy of stars, could be arranged. Since this is the resort’s main bar, guests can be certain of being served a wide variety of aperitifs and beverages and even signature cocktails to lift the spirits.

Open: 09:00 am – midnight


A bar and restaurant with an A la Carte menu, Raalhu adjoins the cascading waves of the internationally famed surf point "The Pasta Point" which has been a venue for international surfing competitions.


Maakana is named after the Grey Heron, a regular visitor to this location. The circularly structured Maakana restaurant with a view of the surf break and a high cone shaped thatched roof features 'live cooking stations' where guests can watch the chefs preparing fresh cuisine.

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Located in North Male’ Atoll in the Maldives, taking 20 minutes to reach the island by speedboat from Male’ International Airport.It is also close to immensely popular game fishing areas, and a lagoon ideal for water sports with a private house- reef abundant in rich marine life. Blessed with a beautiful large sandy beach and a tropical vegetation such as banana, papaya, wild fig and coconut palms will make your dream holiday come true.

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