Ayada Maldives Resort & Spa
Included in Conde Nast Traveller’s list of best hotels in the Maldives, voted the‘Indian Ocean's Leading Luxury Resort’ and the ‘Indian Ocean's Leading Villa Resort & Spa’ at the 2014 World Travel Awards, Ayada Maldives is a private island resort offering a truly luxurious retreat with a genuine Maldivian style. Set in the relatively unexplored Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the south of the country – just a few kilometres above the equator – the luxury resort offers 122 spacious villas and suites, with private pools, butler service and thoughtful five-star detailing.
Traditional thatched-roof water-villas stand on stilts over the resort’s peaceful lagoon, while beach villas offer absolute privacy amid tropical greenery alongside powder-soft palm-lined white beaches. Food lovers can explore the six restaurants, while those seeking complete relaxation will find their haven in the large spa which boasts a Turkish Hammam and eight private treatment villas.
The resort is noted for its gardens and tropical greenery and is ringed by a pristine coral reef where dolphins are frequent visitors. The active can explore the area on a host of excursions while at the resort they can play tennis or badminton, take up watersports, learn yoga, Pilates or Zumba or simply hit the modern gym. Outstanding diving and snorkeling opportunities surround the island on reefs that have barely been visited by humans while some of the Maldives’ best surfing breaks are just a quick speedboat journey away.
Weddings take place just before sunset in one of the most beautiful private wedding chapels in the Maldives set in a tree-lined garden, or on the beach under a gazebo draped with flowing material.
Ayada Maldives is situated on the picturesque island of Magudhuva located within the southern rim of the Huvadhu Atoll on an N-S elongated reef lodged between the Gazeera Reef and the Boduhutta Reef.
The island occupies the central region of the reef and has a shallow sandy lagoon circling its entirety accompanied by a pristine sandy beach encircling the island. With the Huvadhu believed to be one of the largest and deepest natural atolls in the world, this destination is ideal for diving enthusiasts who are keen to explore a vastly undiscovered sea scape.
Upon arrival at Male International Airport, visitors will be met by our Airport Representatives who will escort you to the domestic terminal for the enjoyment of the services provided by the Airport Lounge whilst all formalities are completed.
Visitors will embark upon a 55 minute domestic flight on the local domestic carrier "Maldivian" from Male International Airport to Kaadhedhoo Domestic Airport where once again you will be met by our Domestic Airport Representative, who will whisk you away to the awaiting speed boat for a 50 minute sea transfer to Ayada Maldives.
The resort comprises 33 Beach Villas, 4 Family Beach Suites,14 Sunset Beach Suites, 33 Ocean Villas,
11 Sunset Lagoon Suites, 14 Sunset Ocean Suites, 2 Family Ocean Suites, and the outstanding duplex Ayada Royal Ocean Suite. Designed, planned and constructed exclusively keeping in mind the need to provide a luxurious yet simple, modern yet authentic
Showcasing the majesty of the natural surroundings, Ayada Maldives offers nine luxury accommodation types, all of which bring together contemporary with traditional Maldivian and Turkish design elements. The stilted water villas have each 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.
experience for our guests. All exterior and interior elements have been especially commissioned to use the most durable natural elements and as such there is an abundance of teak, marble and terrazzo finishing’s on display. The resort pays special tribute to its Turkish influence by introducing subtle Ottoman style decorative elements in the guest villas and dining venues.
Each of the spacious 50 water villas and 62 seafront villas are tastefully designed and furnished to provide privacy and comfort and exclusively offer: a private plunge pool with terrace, direct beach or ocean access and the service of Butler or Guest Relations Agent.
Beach Villas with Private Pool
The Beach Villas are located on the fine sandy beach with tropical vegetation all around. Spacious outdoor space with the private plunge pool provides you with peace and relaxation. You can opt for lo ... read more
Beach Suites with Private Pool
The luxury Beach Suites are ideal for family vacations. These are inter-connecting villas with a separate and spacious interconnecting bedroom with common patios and a private plunge pool. These Beach ... read more
Sunset Beach Suites with Private Pool
The Beach Suites are beautifully designed inside and outside. Sliding doors opens up to a outdoor patio and a private plunge pool. Inside, a cosy space with comfortable seating and the interior done i ... read more
Ocean Villas with Private Pool
Over the blue waters of the clear lagoon, the Ocean Villas are the epitome of relaxation. Done with authenticity in subtle colours syncing with the natural surroundings the Ocean Villas provides you w ... read more
Sunset Lagoon Suite with Private Pool
On the beach and on water, the Sunset Lagoon Suites are a perfect way to rest and relax in the tropical resort of Ayada Maldives. Through the lush vegetation you enter your Suite from the beach and th ... read more
Sunset Ocean Suite with Private Pool
Sunset Ocean Suites offers absolute luxury and privacy. These Suites are built over the lagoon and has separate sitting room and bedroom. Stylishly designed in the thematic warm rich tones, the sittin ... read more
Ayada Royal Ocean Suite with Private Pool
The Royal Ocean Suite of Ayada Maldives is distinctive on it's own. Located at the edge of the uniquely shaped atoll of Maguhdhuva island, the Royal Ocean Suite is a split level structure offering you ... read more
A perfect space to for your special occasion. Whether it be a private party, karaoke or turning it into your own private theater. This space is all in one!
Zuzuu Kids Club
Ayada Maldives provides a fully equipped Kid's Club on site supervised by trained and experienced professionals. Open from 09.00 AM to 06.00 PM and inviting children between the ages of 4 – 12.
The Kids Club area is complete with its own pool, nanny room, and a stage and playground area with a jungle gym. All activities and services are offered complimentary unless specified.
Fun and innovative activities are on offer including supervised snorkeling and swimming lessons, cooking classes, t-shirt painting, face painting, and an educational insight into the flora, fauna and marine life that is so unique to the Maldives.
Ayada Maldives offers an extensive list of excursions that will showcase the finest and authentic Maldivian experiences. Ranging from sunset cruises, fishing trips and genuine island excursions to inhabited islands, all excursions are undertaken under the care of experienced and personable team members. Please contact the Leisure Concierge by pressing the “Things To Do” button on your telephone or contact your Butler or your GRA for more information.
Our floodlit court is open from 08.00 am to 10.00 pm.
A fully equipped state of the art fitness center is available from08.00 am - 08.00 pm at the Recreation Center. Manned by highly qualified trainers, this center offers a range of cardiovascular equipment, weight machines and free weights. The trainers are available for private consultations or private sessions.
A variety of fishing excursions including Big Game Fishing, Traditional Fishing and Long Line Fishing are on offer.
A mini artificial floodlit football ground widely regarded as the best available in the Maldives is available adjacent to the Recreation Center. The ground is open from 08.00 am to 10.00 pm.
A games hall is available at the Recreation Center for your enjoyment and offers PS3, table tennis, billiards, table football and a variety of board games.
Three jogging tracks measuring 900m, 1200m and 1600m around the resort are available.
Complimentary snorkel and fins are available from the dive center for your use during your stay at Ayada Maldives.
The lagoon is shallow and safe for swimming as there are no underlying ocean currents. We advise visitors who are not strong swimmers to make use of free life jackets available at the dive center and to stay in close proximity to the beach. Please take extreme care during bad weather and heed the flags indicating swimming restrictions.
Our floodlit tennis court is open from 08.00 am to 10.00 pm.
Our floodlit volleyball court is open from 08.00 am to 10.00 pm.
Water Sports Center
Please visit the water sports center at your leisure and our time will be able to gauge your experience and suggest activities based on your ability and interest. Should you possess any certification, please be kind enough to bring it with you.
The water sports center offers an office area and vast open space for the storage of all equipment.
Offering a range of thrilling activities from wind surfing, catamaran sailing to stand up paddling, the water sports center is open from 09.00 am to 06.00 pm and is supervised by trained and highly experienced professionals.
*Please note that all motorized water sports activities are chargeable.
*If you possess a certification for any water sports activities and do not require a staff member present, the activity is complimentary.
Traditional Big Game Fishing
For fishing enthusiasts we invite you to partake in an exhilarating experience with seasoned fisherman in this atoll. Joined by our crew and Leisure Concierge team on our dhoni, you will be taken to an ocean ridge which is shelved deeply into the depths of the Indian Ocean where you will be able to find some of the greatest concentrations of diverse sea life that is ideal for fishing.
Long Line Fishing
Long Line Fishing is considered to be art that has been passed down from generation to generation and is now a seasoned practice unlike the commercial fishing that has taken precedence here. Your expert Leisure Concierge guide will showcase this traditional art and assist you whilst you try your hand. Your catch will be brought back to the resort where our culinary team will prepare it to your liking.
An exhilarating schedule of Yoga/ Pilates and aerobics are on offer for fitness enthusiasts who don’t want to cut back on their regimes whilst on vacation. An experienced instructor will allow you to schedule classes at your convenience and fitness level.
Private Boat Hire
Should you wish to charter a boat for personal and private use, please contact the Leisure Concierge by pressing the “Things To Do” button on your telephone your Butler or your GRA.
Private dining in your villa or on the beach can be specially arranged upon request.
Ayada Maldives conducts ceremonial wedding functions on the resort. “The White Room” is an open air or air-conditioned garden pavilion that is an ideal venue to reaffirm your vows and is a truly unique venue in the Maldives. The garden area allows for large scale outdoor functions for approximately 450 people banquet style.
Authentic handicrafts, retail items, jewelry and souvenirs are available at our Shopping Arcade, which is located adjacent to the Ottoman Lounge. The Shopping Arcade is open daily from 10.00 am – 10.00 pm.
Situated adjacent to the Reception, the Library offers daily headline newspapers printed in brief from the internet in select languages, magazines, periodicals and a DVD and CD selection along with 02 PC’s for use at leisure.
An activity schedule is available highlighting the special events and offers that are ongoing on the resort for your participation and enjoyment.
Certain activities and outlets require an advance reservation and there will be a cancellation policy in the event of an untimely cancellation. Please do not hesitate to inquire upon reservation.
Magu Main Restaurant
The main restaurant is located on eastern front of the island facing the ocean. Open for breakfast and dinner, this dining venue showcases extravagant buffets of international standards where the menu has been carefully crafted with an abundance of variety and flavor.
Diners can avail themselves to the breathtaking Maldivian sunrise whilst our culinary team takes you on a gastronomic journey with our live cooking stations and a selection of freshly baked bakery and pastry items. The open kitchen will wow diners with the dramatic culinary flair displayed by our chefs as you enjoy the soothing sounds of the ocean and feel the light morning or evening breeze.
Magu allows for indoor seating in either the enclosed air-conditioned wings or the open pavilions.
Fusing a unique Maldivian setting with the tantalizing decor and flavors of the Far East from India to Japan, this restaurant provides an authentic experience designed to titillate your senses. Indulge in the soothing ambiance at the Far East heightened by the tranquility pool whilst you feast your senses on the extravagant sushi bar, the extensive wine cellar, the two specialized tandoori ovens, the teppanyaki wok and relish the culinary journey on offer.
The Ocean Breeze Bar
With its Mediterranean ambiance,this elegant yet casual bar is the ideal venue for an indulgent aperitif. Lounge and relax on the plush swing sofas whilst you listen to contemporary music or take in the sunset.
Ile De Joie
Located amidst the ocean villas, this over the water venue, offers an extensive selection of quality wines and cheeses, an array of the finest chocolate from around the world and a humidor stocked with a variety of the finest cigars available. The Ile De Joie allows for a truly unique experience with exclusive offerings in an al fresco or indoor bar setting surrounded by the crystal clear water of the lagoon.
The Ile De Joie will also have on offer, luxury and specialty seafood items such a caviar, oysters and clams to name a few.
The Ottoman Lounge
From the serenity and tranquility of the Maldives to the vibrancy of a cafe' in Turkey, Ayada Maldives showcases the beauty and unique experience of sipping authentically brewed Turkish coffee and specialty teas with a wide array of traditional shisha at the Ottoman Lounge. The lounge is reminiscent of a traditional cafe' in Turkey with the Ottoman style furnishings complete with intricate light fixtures and low seating.
Regarded as the entertainment hub of the resort, The Zero Degree transforms itself from the perfect relaxation area during the day to a lively venue for animated and interactive events in the evening. Whether it is to lounge by the infinity pool within the gazebo style seating whilst enjoying light refreshments or to dance the night away with the live music, the pool bar setting is the ideal location to appreciate the magnificent view over the expansive infinity pool or the glittering night sky.
The Zero Degree offers a light and refreshing menu served to you whilst you laze on the sun beds within the pool or the especially laid out tables in the pool. As the sun gradually sets over the Indian Ocean, the ambiance of The Zero Degree changes accordingly, with the in house DJ inviting you to dance the night away or to partake in karaoke or simply to enjoy relaxing and soothing music whilst you delight the special starry effect of the pool lit up by LED lights and sip a world class cocktail.
Ayada Maldives' expansive AySpa has been exclusively designed to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Centrally located, AySpa is a 3500 sqm haven and forms an enclave within the island vegetation and other resort facilities. Using the natural surroundings as inspiration, the spa showcases terrazzo floors with marble and timber hues to reinforce an indigenous feel to complete your spa experience.
ESPA is the world's leading total spa company building award-winning spas in five continents across the globe. Years of experience covering strategy, operational, conceptual and development elements of spas combined with an in-depth knowledge of differing cultures, products and treatments, have resulted in a Company which is well rounded and genuinely committed to inspired natural products, treatments and continual spa development.
On offer at AySpa are 8 spacious and tranquil treatment villas some with their own hydrotherapy baths, a segregated steam and sauna area, a cold plunge pool, a warm vitality pool and offers Maldives' first Vichy room and private Turkish Hammam including an elaborate marble plinth that can be reserved for private use. An elegant boutique offering a wide variety of ESPA products.