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. 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
4 Family Ocean Suites
14 Sunset Ocean Suites
1 Ayada Royal Ocean Suite
62 lagoon and beach suites and villas
*Speedboat return transfer from Malé Airport: US$385 per adult
The resort features a 3,500 sqm SPA with eight treatment villas.
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.
Though the reviews were a mixed bag when the resort first opened up, they are now extremely positive with most guests feeling that this resort is fantastic in many aspects. Lots of guests cite the food as being very diverse, which can be unusual for resorts of this type. Not only is the food diverse, but well made as well. Rooms are considered spacious with a great view and staff members are thought of as the best. All in all, this resort seems like a very confident choice.