Chaaya Island Dhonveli

To look down on heaven, fly above Chaaya Island Dhonveli!

Considered as one of the best Maldives resorts, Chaaya Island Dhonveli is the perfect destination for the discerning pleasure seeker. The warm waters of the azure sea are an ideal balm that lifts the spirits and calms the soul. Whilst perfect waves make surfing an unforgettable experience, the clear waters allows you to sample the beauty of incredible underwater treasures.

So take time off for an underwater adventure. Let the breathtaking colours of the vast collection of fish and coral take your breath away. At Dhonveli, the in-house experience is unparalleled. We have an array of fabulous options for you to select from. The choice of accommodation varies from garden bungalows to beach and water bungalows. Nevertheless, each option is unique and memorable.

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Location : North Male’ Atoll Distance from Airport : 13 km
Transfer by Dhoni / Speedboat : 20 mins Transfer by Seaplane : n/a
Accepted Credit Cards : Visa, Master, AMEX No of Rooms : 148 rooms
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The gastronomical experience of freshly caught sea food awaits you at our restaurants. Apart from that, we have a choice of culinary delights guaranteed to tickle your taste buds and leave you feeling sated. 

Take time off to visit our Chavana spa. Let your mind experience the bliss of undisturbed peace as nimble hands work away the built up stress, showing you what relaxation is all about.


BEACH BUNGALOW
There rooms are as two separate rooms in a single storey structure. They are furnished with four poster bed, Day bed, Wardrobe, Mini Bar, Air-conditioned, Satellite TV, IDD Telephone, Safe, Hair Dryer, Open air bath room with a bath tub, Bath Amenities including beach/pool towels, bath towels and Tea/Coffee making facility. These rooms’ front faces to the ocean and the beach.GARDEN BUNGALOW
These Rooms are built as two separate rooms in a single storey structure. The over hung deck half the room size is the bed room with stairs from below. Rooms are furnished with a Wardrobe, Mini Bar, Air-conditioned, Satellite TV, IDD Telephone, Safe, Day Bed, a Double Bed in upstairs, Hair Dryer, Bath Amenities including beach/pool towels, bath towels and Tea/Coffee making facility. These rooms’ front faces to the ocean.SUPERIOR ROOMS
These rooms are built in blocks of six separate rooms as two storey, three rooms on each floor. They    are furnished with a Double Bed, Wardrobe, Day Bed, Mini Bar, Air-conditioned, Satellite TV, IDD Telephone, Safe, Hair Dryer, Bath Tub, Bath Amenities including beach/pool towels, bath towels    and Tea/Coffee making facility. These rooms’ front faces to the ocean.WATER BUNGALOWS
These rooms are located in the South west side of the island. They are furnished with a Kind size Bed, Day Bed, Dressing Table, Wardrobe, Mini-Bar, Satellite Television, IDD Telephone, Luggage rack, Air-conditioned and tea / coffee making facilities. Bath room with Shower and Jacuzzi. A spacious outdoor deck with dinning table and sun loungers. The front faces to the ocean.OVER WATER SUITE
These rooms are located in North west side of the island. They are furnished as living room with Day Bed, Dressing Table, Wardrobe, Mini-bar, Satellite Television, IDD Telephone, Luggage rack, Air-conditioned and tea / coffee making facilities. Separate bed room with king size Bed and Air conditioned. Bath room with Shower and Jacuzzi. A spacious outdoor deck with dinning table and sun loungers. Guests occupying the Over Water Suites will be served at the exclusive “Rehendhi” Restaurant and Bar.

Room amenities:

Extra Bed baby Cot (On Request)
Rain Coat
Mini bar
Cable TV
Telephone with IDD
Hair Dryer
Hot and Cold Water
Bath Amenities
Beach/pool towels
Bath towels
Tea / Coffee making facility
Sewing Kit / Vanity Kit
Life Jackets
Safety Deposit Box

Restaurant : Koimala Garden Restaurant
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
Restaurant : Maakana Restaurant
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.
Breakfast : 7.30 am – 9.30 am
Lunch : 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Dinner : 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Restaurant : Raalhu Bar
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. The restaurant is complete with a pool table, darts, mini library, other indoor games and a deck that extends out into the ocean. The upper floor has a panoramic view of the surf break and the lights of Male at night in the distance. Dolphins and occasionally pilot whales are seen from here, which makes this a vantage point.
Open : 0900 am – Midnight
Restaurant : Raiyvilaa Sunset Terrace Bar
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 : 0900 am – Midnight
Restaurant : Rehendhi Restaurant & Bar
Named after an illustrious Maldivian Queen, Rehendhi offers a fine dining experience at the edge of the lagoon, specializing in a selection of fresh seafood and prime meat. For the wine connoisseur, the restaurant’s wine cellar offers an interesting collection of the best wines from around the world.
Breakfast : 7.30 am – 9.30 am
Lunch : 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Dinner : 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Bar-Open: 0900 am  – Midnight

Dive with Merids Dive & Relax
The dive centre Meridis Dive and Relax is newly opened with a new building and equipment in December 2009. Scuba diving is a very popular water activity here, because we are located close by many famous dive sites such as HP Reef, Banana Reef or Nassimo Thila.
Several times a day we can transport you by our exclusive Maldivian style Dhoni to 25 different sites.
Many of our dive sites are situated at the current-rich outer reef, channels and thilas which will give enormous fun to our advanced dive guests. Find new fishes and colours during one of our organized night dives at Kani Beru a beautiful wall covered with blooming cup corals at night. For photographers and all those who enjoy calmer activities we recommend our sheltered inner atoll reef which offers splendour of macro objects and coral life.
Dive safety is our most important issue therefore we use the most modern compressor.
Relax with Chavana Spa
The word Chavana is the name of a simple Indian sage who discovered the fountain of youth and with a dazzling new appearance went on to marry a princess. A visit to a Chavana Spa will leave you feeling more relaxed, more radiant and full of youthful energy.
The spa offers unique signature treatments by Chavana Spa and skincare brand ‎Pevonia Botanica. The spa features a dedicated reception and retail area, a ‎manicure and pedicure room, along with 4 double villas with shower and bath, 1 ‎double villa with bath, sauna and steam room and 1 double villa with an outdoor ‎bath and outdoor shower, sauna and steam room.
A range of Chavana Spa and Pevonia Botanica retail products and gift items ensures ‎your experience can continue ‎‎beyond the boundaries of our Spa.‎
Surf at Pasta Point with Atoll Travel
With a picturesque panorama wherever you look, excellent consistent waves, and absolutely perfect weather conditions, surfing holiday experiences at Chaaya Island Dhonveli with Atoll Adventures are hugely popular amongst surfing travellers.
In the early 70s the “father of surfing in the Maldives” Tony Hinde discovered the surfing potential in the Maldives and set up Atoll Adventures on Tari Village; now known as Chaaya Island Dhonveli, since then the Maldivian surf season has lured surfers, both beginners and advanced, from all over the world.
Offering a fantastic choice of left and right reef breaks, a Chaaya surfing experience with Atoll Travel promises unforgettable hours of surfing with a strictly limited number of surfers on the island, who can surf at the world-renowned breaks such as Pasta Point.
For reef breaks with excellent waves, from surfing lessons to challenging surfing, contact our Exclusive surf booking agent Atoll Travel, to enjoy your Chaaya surfing holiday.