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  • Mirko La Rosa

Ayada - Maldives

Updated: Mar 24


Overview


Ayada Maldives is a luxury resort located amidst a large pristine reef within the southern rim of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the southern Maldives. This five star facility, based on the tranquil natural island of Magudhdhuvaa, occupies 15 hectares and features undisturbed, indigenous vegetation, uninterrupted views of breathtaking Maldivian landscape and the smooth breeze of Indian Ocean.


Ayada Maldives is #1 on TripAdvisor, listed among the top 25 resorts worldwide on TripAdvisor & winner of Traveler's Choice 2021.


What we liked most




The Sand bank experience & personnel.


Traveling is all about discovering new feelings and new emotions. Luxury is our specialty.

You can experience that in all 5 stars hotels. But after that, there is the next step. The step that makes the “GREAT” become “OUTSTANDING”

When you can’t even imagine that something like this would ever exist.


We have been in Ayada from 21 to 27 November. The 22nd it was my birthday, the 26th was the birthday of my partner.


Ayada team, knowing that has organized for me of course cake and candles, while for my partner, they have recommended the sand bank experience. I was skeptical, I personally was going for a traditional private dinner on the beach, but now:


I can just say that Ayada present us the best moment of our life.


Instead of the usual one day (or half) excursion on the sandbank, Ayada manages to offer you a picnick in the middle of the ocean. This option is only possible thanks to the professionalism and organization of the staff: chefs, waiters, butlers and two boats are at your disposal, to make this sunset in the front row unique.


Imagine arriving in a desert sandbank after a small boat trip, and see anything else than a romantic cabana and written on the sandbank “Happy Birthday”…


I can’t take credit for this. It was all Ayada team to be able to read and interpret my intentions, allowing us to live an unforgettable experience.


When travelling, you can forget the places, but the real memories are made by the emotions that these places and the team working on it allow you to live.

The Sand bank experience & personnel.


Traveling is all about discovering new feelings and new emotions. Luxury is our specialty.

You can experience that in all 5 stars hotels. But after that, there is the next step. The step that makes the “GREAT” become “OUTSTANDING”

When you can’t even imagine that something like this would ever exist.


We have been in Ayada from 21 to 27 November. The 22nd it was my birthday, the 26th was the birthday of my partner.


Ayada team, knowing that has organized for me of course cake and candles, while for my partner, they have recommended the sand bank experience. I was skeptical, I personally was going for a traditional private dinner on the beach, but now:


I can just say that Ayada present us the best moment of our life.


Instead of the usual one day (or half) excursion on the sandbank, Ayada manages to offer you a picnick in the middle of the ocean. This option is only possible thanks to the professionalism and organization of the staff: chefs, waiters, butlers and two boats are at your disposal, to make this sunset in the front row unique.


Imagine arriving in a desert sandbank after a small boat trip, and see anything else than a romantic cabana and written on the sandbank “Happy Birthday”…


I can’t take credit for this. It was all Ayada team to be able to read and interpret my intentions, allowing us to live an unforgettable experience.


When travelling, you can forget the places, but the real memories are made by the emotions that these places and the team working on it allow you to live.



Rooms


Showcasing the majesty of the natural surroundings, Ayada Maldives offers nine luxury accommodation types all of which combine contemporary with traditional Maldivian design elements. The stilted water villas have been carefully placed on the uniquely shaped jetty to capture magnificent views of the endless horizon, whilst the beach villas offer an enclave of absolute privacy and serenity less than 30 steps from the Indian Ocean. Each of the splendid and spacious 10 Garden Villas, 33 Beach Villas, 4 Beach Suites, 14 Sunset Beach Villas, 11 Sunset Lagoon Suites, 33 Ocean Villas, 14 Sunset Ocean Suites, 2 Sunset Family Suites and the Ayada Royal Suite are tastefully designed and furnished to provide maximum privacy and utmost comfort. Beach, Lagoon and Ocean categories include exclusive private fresh-water plunge pools, ample w


AYADA ROYAL OCEAN SUITE

With its distinct location on the edge of the jetty, this duplex split level presidential suite is considered an island enclave that offers spacious bedrooms on the ground and upper floors, a lavish living area and an upper floor terrace providing a 180 degrees view of the Indian Ocean and the horizon with absolute privacy.


SUNSET OCEAN FAMILY SUITE

Ideal for families travelling with older children, these west-facing over-water suites have two bedrooms; one with a glass floor panel and shower room, and the master bedroom with en suite full bathroom with separate tub and shower. Outside is a huge sundeck with dining table, over-water hammock, private pool, sun loungers, daybed and steps into the ocean below. Floor-to-ceiling windows line one side of both bedrooms ensuring direct access to the terrace and endless views of the horizon. Guests staying in our suites are treated with a range of luxurious bathroom amenities, including soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion.


SUNSET OCEAN SUITE

This was our Suite. Offering absolute luxury and serenity over the Indian Ocean, our over-water Sunset Ocean Suites offer a master bedroom with private bathroom and a living area with a glass floor panel, an additional bathroom and pantry area, a huge sundeck with ocean hammocks and direct access to the lagoon and infinite views of the horizon.


SUNSET FAMILY LAGOON SUITE

Resting on the land with the outdoor terrace over the ocean, these suites are perfect for families, they combine the unique features of both the tropical garden and the magical view on the lagoon. These villas offer a large area encompassing one King size bed and 2 single beds complete with a large bathroom open in the intimate garden. The spacious outdoor terraces offer plush swing sofas, plunge pool to further enhance the tranquil setting and a direct lagoon access.


OCEAN VILLA WITH POOL

Poised over the lagoon, these over-water villas allows for idyllic contemplation whilst lounging on the ocean hammocks with the gentle lapping of the waves to soothe you. These spacious villas offer a private outdoor terrace, ocean hammocks, plunge pool, an uninterrupted view of the horizon and direct lagoon access.


SUNSET BEACH SUITE

These spacious beachfront suites offer a large living space with both indoor and outdoor shower, a spacious outdoor terrace and a secluded garden with a private pool and direct beach access. Sunset Beach Suites are located on the part of the island where sunsets are the most beautiful.


BEACH VILLA WITH POOL

Beach Villas are located on the idyllic stretches of the white sandy beaches. These 103 sqm beachfront villas offer a beautiful private garden with a spacious plunge pool, a large veranda and a bathroom with bath tub and outdoor shower in the back courtyard.



Food and Drink




The Ocean Breeze open-air restaurant stands over the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean and is the ideal setting for a sophisticated lunch or dinner. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the horizon, the unique seafood display on a traditional Maldivian dhoni replica or marvel at the delightful marine life in the shimmering waters surrounding the restaurant as you savor a tempting menu of modern European dishes, seafood specialties and other perennial favourites. As one of the most romantic settings on the island, this elegant restaurant and bar is the ideal venue for an indulgent aperitif. Lounge and relax whilst you listen to contemporary music by day, take in the sunset in the evening, or dine by candlelight under the stars.


Magu – The main restaurant is located on eastern front of the island facing the ocean. Open for breakfast and dinner, this dining venue showcases a generous international buffet with daily changing themes of cuisine. The menu has been carefully crafted with an abundance of variety and flavor in mind. Magu allows for indoor or outdoor dining with seating in either the enclosed air-conditioned wings or the open pavilions.


Kai. An exquisite range of far-eastern and Asian delicacies awaits in this gem of a restaurant hidden away amid tropical greenery. Open for dinner, diners can choose from an extensive sushi and sashimi list made from the freshest local seafood as well as classic interpretations of regional Asian specialties from China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Indulge in the soothing ambience of Kai with its calm reflecting pools and typical Japanese inspired architecture, whilst enjoying a memorable evening of fine dining.


The Ile De Joie is truly an ‘island of joy’. Set 100m over the lagoon, this over-water cheese and wine bar is home to the island’s fine wines cellar, offers an extensive selection of cheeses and a humidor stocked with a variety of the finest cigars available. Diners can choose to sit at the bar, walk through the chilled wine-fridge or simply enjoy the star-filled Maldivian night skies with our state of the art telescope and relax on the seats carved into the shape of dhonis, a traditional Maldivian sailing boat.


Services and facilities



AySpa has been exclusively designed to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Discover true peace and tranquility at our 3500 sqm haven, which includes 8 treatment villas, hydrotherapy baths, a segregated steam and sauna area, a cold plunge pool, a warm vitality pool, hair salon, manicure, pedicure salons, Maldives’ first Vichy room and private Turkish Hammam. Indulge the senses with a range of treatments, luxury ESPA natural skincare and beauty products, in the perfect relaxing location in paradise


RECREATION CENTER - A games hall is available for our guests’ enjoyment with PS4, table tennis, billiards, table football and a variety of fun board games.


FITNESS PAVILION - Equipped with a range of cardiovascular and weight machines and free weights. Personal training sessions and a variety of scheduled classes are available.


YOGA STUDIO - An air-conditioned indoor studio is available at the Recreation Center with an exhilarating schedule of yoga, Pilates and aerobics. An experienced instructor will allow you to schedule classes at your convenience and fitness level.


SPORTS - A floodlit tennis, volleyball, badminton and mini artificial football ground, widely regarded as the best available in the Maldives, is located adjacent to the Recreation Center.

JOGGING TRACKS - Three jogging tracks measuring 900m, 1200m and 1600m around the resort are available.


ROMANCE

Ideal for couples, Ayada Maldives offers you and your loved one a variety of romantic and honeymoon packages to ensure that you experience the perfect and most memorable holiday in our Maldivian Paradise.



Our experience


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Key info

ISLAND DIMENSIONS

670 meters (2198 ft.) width X 333 meters (1092 ft.) length

LOCATION

430 km (268 miles) south of the Republic’s capital, Malé 50 km from Kaadhedhoo domestic airport 30 km south of Ayada Maldives lays the Equatorial Line


CONTACTS

Headquarters: Aydeniz Group Ayten Sok. No: 9 Tandogan 06580 Ankara, Turkey T: +90 312 212 66 12 F: +90 312 212 66 11


INSTAGRAM: @ayadamaldivesresort