J Resort Alidhoo – Maldives
Featuring 42 duplex water villas in addition to 57 island and beach rooms, the J Resort Alidhoo (formerly the Cinnamon Island Alidhoo) has some of the largest overwater bungalows in this price range. There are also 5 restaurants and bars plus a long list of water sports and land activities, making this a top choice for active people and families.
The transition from the previous owner to the current one hasn't gone without complications, but overall this is a well appointed resort that should deserve consideration for the 2-story water villas in this price range alone. There's even free wi-fi in the rooms, and many services on the island, so this is a good choice for those who prefer to stay in touch.
The J Resort Alidhoo is located in the South Ari Atoll, about 350 kilometers north of Malé International Airport in the Maldives.
42 Duplex Water Villas
- Beds: 1 king-size
- Area: 1,582 sq ft (147 m²)
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Entertainment system: LCD cable TV, CD and DVD player
- Room service: Available
Special room features
- Tropical décor
- Ceiling fans
- Sitting area
- Stocked mini bar with refrigerator
- Phones with international calling
- Personal safe
- Open plan bathroom with shower
- Bath accessories and hair dryer
- Porch with lounge furniture
- Desk with ADSL connection and stationery
- Choice of pillows
- Nightly turndown service
- Low season online specials from US$463 per night
- High season online specials from US$591 per night
*Speedboat return transfer from Malé Airport: US$358 per adult
Restaurants and bars
- Hiyaa Restaurant
- Holhuashi Restaurant
- Rehendhi Bar
- Hiyala Tea Lounge
- Kalhu-oh-fummi Juice Bar
- Meridis Dive & Relax
- Boat rentals
- Water skiing
- Wind surfing
- Swimming pool
- Beach volleyball
- Table tennis
- Backgammon, scrabble and chess
- J Resort Alidhoo Boutique
- Sifani Jewelry Shop
- Business facilities
- Kids' Club
The Mandara Spa features open air treatment areas together with herbal Aromatherapy, steam showers and intimate bath tubs
- Discover the Maldives Excursion
What the reviews say
Reviews of the J Resort Alidhoo are mixed, with most guests praising nearly everything but still a few who claim that things don't look as well-kept and modern as they had expected and in fact, seem a bit upset about the resort conditions.
The facilities themselves get very high marks, as do the large duplex water villas. The service also seems to get a lot of praise with many guests feeling that staff embers are professional, friendly and helpful throughout the entire stay.
To reach the J Resort Alidhoo you'll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you'll be met by hotel staff who will guide you to a 50-minute domestic flight to Hanimadhoo Regional Airport. Once there you'll be taken on a 15-minute speedboat ride to the resort itself.
Video tour of a water villa at the J Resorts Alidhoo
The video below is from 2010, which is just before it changed name from Cinnamon Island Resort to J Resorts Alidhoo Resort.