Ayada Maldives Resort
With a total of 50 water villas in addition to 62 villas and suites at the edge of the lagoon and on the beach, the Ayada Maldives Resort is an opulent 5-star property just opened in late 2011. It’s the first Maldives resort to have a Turkish theme, all the way down to a luxurious hammam and a Turkish cafe.
The water villas are all very large and each includes its own private splash pool on the terrace. The Sunset Ocean Suites have a separate living room and bedroom, while the Ayada Royal Ocean Suite has two bedrooms plus a separate living area. This is a serious 5-star-plus resort with a unique theme. The location is among the most remote in the Maldives so it’s perhaps not ideal for a short stay.
The Ayada Maldives Resort is located in the Huvadhu Atoll, on its own private island located 432 kilometers south of Malé International Airport in the Maldives.
33 Ocean Villas
- Area: 1,163 sq ft (108 m²)
4 Family Ocean Suites
14 Sunset Ocean Suites
- Area: 1,851 sq ft (172 m²)
- Separate living area and bedroom
1 Ayada Royal Ocean Suite
- Area: 3,422 sq ft (318 m²)
- Two bedrooms and separate living area
62 lagoon and beach suites and villas
Special features in all rooms
- Private swimming pool
- Outdoor living area with sun loungers and daybeds
- Interactive flat-screen LCD TV with surround sound system
- CD/DVD player with a selection of DVDs
- iPod connection, Wi-Fi and work desk
- Cordless phone with International Direct Dialling
- Coffee/espresso machine and selection of teas
- In-room private bar/wine cellar
- Built in Notebook size safe
- Individual air-temperature control (AC)
- Raindrop shower with luxury bath amenities
- Twice daily turn down service
- Anti-allergic pillow menu
- 24-hour villa dining experience and room service
Water villas starting at US$1,200 per night. Online specials are sometimes available.
Restaurants and bars
- Main Restaurant
- Lagoon Restaurant
- Far East Restaurant
- Wine & Cheese Island
- Pool Bar
- Lagoon Bar
- Turkish Cafe
- Infinity-edge beachfront swimming pool
- Turkish Hammam with plunge pools
- Steam room, sauna, hydro bath and a spacious relaxation lounge
- Fully equipped fitness centre with cardio-vascular stations, resistance machines and free weights
- Flood-lit tennis court, mini football, volleyball and badminton courts
- Games room with PS3, Xbox and pool tables
- Water sports centre offering an extensive variety of activities along with surfing and sailing
- Professional diving centre
The resort features a 3,500 sqm SPA with eight treatment villas.
- Excursion desk for customised yacht excursions, fishing trips and scenic seaplane tours
What the reviews say
Early reviews for the Ayada Resort have been quite mixed, with enough negative opinions to be a concern. It seems certain that things will get much better as the new resort gets organized, but it’s hard to book with confidence as of now.
To reach the Ayada Maldives Resort you must first fly to Malé International Airport in the Maldives. Once there you’ll be met by resort staff and put on board a 45-minute flight on a local airline to Kaadedhdhoo Regional Airport in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll. Upon arrival there you’ll be placed on a private speed boat for the remaining 55-minute journey to the resort itself.
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