Chaaya Island Donveli

How does one get to heaven? On a traditional 'Dhoni' - the local boat, a motorized vessel or a speedboat! ...

Chaaya Island Donveli

How does one get to heaven? On a traditional 'Dhoni' - the local boat, a motorized vessel or a speedboat! But for a spectacular aerial view of Chaaya Island Dhonveli, try the seaplane. Heaven smiles up at you from azure waters of the Indian Ocean! Featuring 24 Superior Rooms, 40 Beach Bungalows, 36 Water Bungalows, 24 Over Water Suites and 04 Vista Suites, the resort offers a variety of accommodation options equipped with the latest amenities for unmatched comfort. The main Garden Restaurant and the 'Rehendhi' Á-la Carte Restaurant serve up a delectable array of international gastronomical delights while the Sunset Bar features a commendable selection of beverages and aperitifs. There is so much to see, taste and feel out here. To ensure guests don't miss out on the total experience, Chaaya Island Dhonveli offers exotic Experience Packages. From island hopping to shopping, from fishing excursions to snorkeling and dolphin watching, the options are many.



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 stories, 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. 40 beach bungalow 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. The 4 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 bungalows 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. 36 water bungalows offer magnificent views of crystal clear waters, located southwest of the Chaaya Island Dhonveli, present a sense of timelessness and peace. A visit from a Manta Ray at dawn, tropical fish swimming round these 24 suites 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.


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. Rehendhi 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. Raiyvilaa features an Á-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. Raalhu a bar & restaurant with an Á-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. 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.

Facilities and other features

'Renewal of Vows'

Nothing can truly be more spectacular and romantic than exchanging marriage vows on a pristine beach in a quiet island surrounded by indigo waters. Let's not forget the cool breeze gently blowing through your hair and the music of the waves that fill the air. At Chaaya Island Dhonveli, these romantic ceremonies are possible. Couples can look forward to a complete wedding ceremony inclusive of the cake structure and wedding cake, a tropical floral bouquet for the bride, tropical fruit punch for the invitees and even a bottle of Champagne for the toast! After the ceremony, the couple will be treated to a cruise on a traditional Dhoni, an exclusive candlelit dinner on the beach, an Adam and Eve Spa treatment and more exciting add-ons to make the honeymoon experience at the Chaaya Island Dhonveli forever memorable.

Wings Spa

Where bliss rules. Choose to indulge in a massage or spa treatment at the professionally managed Wings Spa offering Javanese, Ayurveda, Balinese and Maldivian treatments. This is an experience not to be missed when seeking an ultimate blissful experience.

Sunset and Night Fishing

A fascinating boat trip excursion at sunset from Chaaya Island Dhonveli for dinner, provides a fabulous opportunity to catch big fishes such as groupers, snappers and jacks. You can even enjoy your catch the next day at the buffet!

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