Located Area - Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll | Distance From Airport | 431 Km / 267.82 Miles
Transport to hotel aprox 55 Mins by Domestic Plane plus 50 minutes by Speed Boat
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Ayada originated as a luxury Turkish brand. Ayada Maldives Resort & Spa is a
glorified 5 star Maldives resort awarded by many foreign companies as being a luxury brand of hotel. Ayada brings luxury hotels in new and
The tranquility of the ocean is mesmerizing as well as the greenery found on the island is breathtakingly beautiful. Ayada Maldives reef is famously known to be one of the best locations for snorkeling, safe haven for different kinds of marine life.
Magu main restaurant - located on the eastern front of the island facing the deep blue ocean. Open for breakfast and dinner, this dining settings showcases extravagant buffets of international standard cuisine 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 pastry and bakery items.
The open kitchen will wow diners with the dramatic culinary flair displayed by the hotel chefs as you enjoy the soothing sounds of the ocean and feel the light and breeze in the morning or evening. Magu allows for indoor seating in either the enclosed air-conditioned wings or the open pavilions.
Built over the water of the clear blue lagoon , with its Mediterranean ambience and atmosphere.
This stylish yet casual bar is the ideal venue for an indulgent aperitif. Lounge and relax on the luxury swing sofas whilst you listen to contemporary music or see the beautiful sunset.
Fusing a unique Maldivian setting with the tantalizing decoration and flavors of the far east from india to japan,
This restaurant provides an true experience designed to titillate your senses. indulge in the soothing atmosphere at the far east heightened by the tranquility and relaxed pool when you feast your senses on the extravagant sushi bar, the wide-ranging wine cellar,
The two specialized tandoori ovens, the teppanyaki wok and enjoyment of the culinary journey on offer.
Located amidst the ocean villas, this over the water venue, offers a wide range and selection of quality (finest) wines and cheeses, a collection of the finest chocolate around the world and a humidor stocked with a variety of the premium cigars available.
The Ile De Joie allow you to have a truly unique and exclusive with an exclusive offerings in an al fresco or indoor bar setting surrounded by the crystal clear water of the lagoon.
From the serenity and tranquility of the maldives to the liveliness of a café in turkey, ayada maldives holiday resort sets the beauty and unique experience of sipping genuinely brewed turkish coffee and specialty teas with a wide array of traditional shisha at the ottoman lounge.
The turkish styled lounge is reminiscent of a traditional café in turkey with the ottoman style furnishings complete with intricate light fixtures and low seating.
Considered as the entertainment hub of this luxury resort. The Zero Degree transforms itself from the perfect relaxation area during the day to a lively venue for animated and interactive events through 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 along 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 arranged tables in the pool. while the sun gradually sets over the Indian Ocean, the atmosphere of The Zero Degree changes with it 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 in the special starry effect of the pool lit up by LED lights and sip a world class cocktail.
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.
Gaddhoo; An Artisan’s Island : The nearby inhabited island of Gaddhoo is renowned throughout the Maldives for the intricate reed mats, known as “Thundu Kunaa” woven by the local women. Ranging from the size of a table mat to the size of a single bed mattress, the mats are intricately woven on a wooden handloom. The reeds called “haa” are collected from the nearby island of Fioari and subsequently dried and stained with natural dyes. Our Leisure Concierge team will escort you to Gaddhoo where a local island guide will introduce you to the weavers and allow you to witness the mats being created. Following which, the local guide will walk you through the island of Gaddhoo and introduce you to the colourful personalities of the island where you can truly experience the untouched culture and enjoy a traditional lunch.
Sandbank Seclusion : Located less than ten minutes by speed boat from the resort lays a pristine sandbank surrounded by a crystal clear lagoon; an ideal haven for guests yearning for a magical experience in the Maldives.
Our culinary team will prepare a sumptuous picnic to your liking to enjoy during the day whilst you snorkel, swim or simply sunbathe in absolute isolation.
Be a Maldivian Fisherman : Tuna fishing in the Maldives is a unique tradition passed down through the generations and is unlike any other fishing methods found anywhere else in the world. Join local fisherman as we take you through this very unique art. Your catch will be prepared onboard and we invite you to sample the delectable fresh tuna soup that forms a staple part of a Maldivian’s diet.
Equator Crossing : Our close proximity to the equator allows for an once-in-a-lifetime experience for our guests. Cross this line and have the opportunity to swim across and be in two hemispheres at one time. Upon your return, we invite you to explore an uninhabited island or its magnificent coral reef.
One Island One Atoll: Fuvahmulah : The island of Fuvahmulah is the Maldives largest single island and in itself forms a single atoll. The island is about 4.5 km by 1.2 km with a submerged reef (Rashikedefaro) extending for about three km in a south east direction.
Little is known about the history of Fuvahmulah around the world, but in actual fact it is an island that is steeped in the rich history of the Maldives. All that remains are some landmarks of the historical past.
Our Leisure Concierge team and the local guides will take you through the historical ruins of the Buddhist era, the most important Islamic landmarks, and the natural wonders of the two large freshwater lakes or the natural phenomenon’s of one of the most unique beaches in the Maldives.
Private Champagne Cruise : A breathtaking Maldivian sunset, the gentle lapping of the waves, the possibility to see dolphins are the simple pleasures that you can enjoy on a private champagne cruise. We invite you to join our crew for a gentle jaunt around the island during sunset. Champagne and canapés to be served on board by a personal server that will accompany you.
Sunset Sailing : For guests who would like to experience sailing in the traditional sense, we invite you to embark upon a “dhoni” – a traditional Maldivian fishing boat. Your crew will introduce you to the sailing techniques whilst you are served champagne and canapés. Upon your arrival to the resort, your Butler or your GRA will escort you for a private and intimate dinner on the beach.
Moonlight Cruise : Luxury and serenity come together on our Moonlight Cruise, where we invite you to relax on the upper deck and enjoy the champagne and canapés on offer. With Ayada Maldives being far from artificial light sources, you will be able to enjoy magnificent constellations from both hemispheres on a gentle cruise.
Badminton Court : Our
floodlit court is open from 08.00 am to 10.00 pm. Please refer (21) on
the resort map for directions to the badminton court or please contact
the Leisure Concierge by pressing the “Things To Do” button on your
telephone or contact your Butler or GRA for court bookings and equipment
Fishing : A variety of fishing excursions including Big Game Fishing, Traditional Fishing and Long Line Fishing are on offer. Please contact the Leisure Concierge by pressing the “Things To Do” button on your telephone or your Butler or GRA for more information.
Football : 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. Please refer (21) on the resort map for directions to the football ground or please contact the Leisure Concierge by pressing the “Things To Do” button on your telephone or contact your Butler or GRA for ground availability and equipment rental.
Games Hall : 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. Please refer (21) on the resort map for directions to the Recreation Center or please contact the Leisure Concierge by pressing the “Things To Do” button on your telephone or contact your Butler or GRA for more information.
Jogging Track : Three jogging tracks measuring 900m, 1200m and 1600m around the resort are available. Please contact the Leisure Concierge by pressing the “Things To Do” button on your telephone or contact your Butler or GRA for more information or please review the resort map for the detailed outline of the tracks.
Snorkeling : Complimentary snorkel and fins are available from the dive center for your use during your stay at Ayada Maldives. Please contact the dive center by pressing the “Below The Surface” button on your telephone or your Butler or GRA for more information on the best snorkeling spots around our island.
Swimming : 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. Please contact the dive center by pressing the “Below The Surface” button on your telephone or your Butler or GRA for more information. We advise all guests to contact the Medical Team in the event that you are cut by the coral as some may lead to infections or allergic reactions.
Tennis Court : Our floodlit tennis court is open from 08.00 am to 10.00 pm. Please refer (21) on the resort map for directions to the tennis court or please contact the Leisure Concierge by pressing the “Things To Do” button on your telephone or contact your Butler or GRA for ground availability and equipment rental..
Volleyball : Our floodlit volleyball court is open from 08.00 am to 10.00 pm. Please refer (21) on the resort map for directions to the volleyball court or please contact the Leisure Concierge by pressing the “Things To Do” button on your telephone or contact your Butler or GRA for court bookings and equipment rental.
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.
Shopping Arcade : 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. Please
refer (17) on the resort map for directions to The Shopping
Library : 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. Please refer (3) on the resort map for directions to the Library.
Activity Schedule ; An activity schedule is available highlighting the special events and offers that are ongoing on the resort for your participation and enjoyment. Please activity sheets placed on your working desk or please contact the Reception by pressing the “How Can We Help You” button on your telephone, your Butler or GRA for more information.
Yoga Studio - An exhilarating and exciting schedule of Yoga, Pilates and aerobics are available as an offer for fitness enthusiasts who don’t want to cut back on their regimes while on Maldives vacation.
An experienced instructor will allow you to schedule classes at your convenience and fitness level. Yoga Classes A selection of classes are available on a scheduled basis from circuit training, stretching, toning, water training, cardiovascular workout specialties, pilates and yoga. Personal yoga sessions and in villa special sessions can be arranged upon request.
a fully equipped state of the art fitness pavilion is available at service at the recreation center.
Manned and operated by highly qualified trainers, this fitness center offers a range of required equipment for cardiovascular guest, weight machines and free weights.
The experienced trainers are available for private consultations or for private sessions.
Situated within the complex of spa, a salon managed by the spa is available offering a selection of hair and beauty procedures.
Our dive center Dive Kingdom International on Ayada Maldives is located right next to the open-air reception and has its own jetty and a direct entrance to the lagoon, the training area and the boat landing. Even on your arrival, you won't be able to miss us.
We are a PADI 5* Dive Center and train per PADI's standardized system. This takes place both in an air-conditioned classroom, which is fully equipped with television/video and a white board, and in the calm lagoon directly in front of the dive center.
Because of the strong international appeal of the hotels, we offer our courses in 12 languages. Several of the top dive areas are just a few minutes away. You will find more information on these and other areas under the Dive Sites section.
A variety of courses and activities are on offer at Ayada Maldives for beginners or seasoned water sports enthusiasts. Please contact the Dive Kingdom Dive & Water Sports Center prior to your arrival to schedule and plan your thrilling ocean adventures or for more information on the courses and activities on offer.
Bubble Maker - a tailor made program for children between the ages of 8 and 10 years. An instructor will conduct one try dive in the shallow lagoon as an introduction to diving. Scuba Review - an introductory course to diving, this program teaches diving basics from breathing exercises to confidence building exercises conducted by an instructor in the shallow lagoon followed by a mini diving tour. Discover Scuba Diving - Following the “Discover Scuba” this program will allow you to dive within the lagoon at a depth comfortable to you with an instructor. Upon completion of this program, we recommend you continue with boat dive where you explore a nearby dive site. Scuba Diver - As the first step in obtaining a full certification, this three session program complete with two Open Water Dives is designed to ensure that you master the dive skills required under the supervision of your instructor. Open Water Diver - The Open Water Diver is the complete certification course with five confined water sessions and four Open Water Dives that can be done with another open water diver. Adventure Diver – The Adventure Diver allows for the maximum diving experience by introducing new types of diving adventures such as night diving, deep diving, underwater photography to name a few. Advanced Open Water – A certification level designed to refine the skills of the open water diver and allows the diver to explore a broader variety of diving up to a maximum of 30 meters. Emergency First Response – Provides convenient CPR, AED and first aid training. Rescue Diver – Upon completion of the Advanced Course you will have all the requisites to become a Rescue Diver. Our instructors will guide you through 12 real life emergency situations whereby you can improve upon your rescue skills accompanied by 5 theory sessions. Specialty Diver - Should you wish to specialize in any of the adventure dive programs, we offer a comprehensive insight in to your chosen specialty and upon completion of three dives you may obtain your certification as a Night Diver, Deep Diver, an Underwater Photographer, a Search and Rescue Diver and much more. Nitrox Specialty – One of the more popular specialty scuba diving courses as it gives more no decompression dive time allowing more time underwater. Dive Master - The Dive Master certification is the first professional level of PADI and incorporates all aspects of dive planning, dive management and control, basic training in physics, physiology and equipment handling.
Snorkeling ; A variety of snorkeling excursions are on offer at Ayada Maldives,
each specifically designed to showcase the beauty and diversity of our
coral reef or to reefs nearby that are abundant with unique and
delightful marine life. Whether it is a guided snorkeling on our house
reef either during the day or at night or a snorkeling trip to a nearby
uninhabited island, or a lesson to learn the basics, the team at the
water sports center will ensure that you explore a truly mesmerizing
Canoeing : Take a gentle tour of the island from the ocean on our ocean paddle boats either on a single or double canoe and enjoy the beauty of the sea with the glass bottom canoes.
Wind Surfing : The mild winds and the shallow lagoon provide for the perfect conditions for wind surfing. Our water sports instructor will be happy to provide a refresher course or to teach you on the finer points of windsurfing. Combining the basic elements of surfing and sailing, Ayada Maldives offers a variety of options for windsurfing with different boards and sails for experienced windsurfers with lessons and courses available for those wishing to try for the first time.
Stand Up Paddling : A relatively new entrant into the world of water sports, stand up paddling offers versatility unlike the more traditional form of surfing whereby you have the ability of catch more waves in set and a better view of incoming sets whilst benefitting from a strong core workout.
Catamaran Sailing : Set sail on your own or with a seasoned captain enjoy the rush of your first time on a catamaran. Visit a nearby island or simply bask in the delight of being in the open sea. These non-motorized sailing experiences are geared for a revitalizing and refreshing sailing experience either by day or by sunset.
Water Skiing : With the ideal weather conditions where there is not much wind and a clear lagoon makes it the perfect location for water skiing. For seasoned water skiers, we encourage you to try the mono ski or wake boarding.
Wake Boarding : A combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing, wake boarding is a surface water sport where the board is ridden over the ocean.
Knee Boarding : A relatively new entrant to the world of water sports and slightly milder in comparison to water skiing, knee boarding involves riders sitting on their heels on the board whilst hanging on to a tow rope secured to a moving speedboat.
The Fun Tube : It is a tube that is connected with a rope to a speedboat. Just give it a try and you will understand why it is called . . . FUN tube. With you sitting inside that tube, the boat slowly starts accelerating and you move just above the water at great speed. Great fun!
The Banana Ride ; Sitting together with 5 people on the banana, the aim is to remain seated. As the speedboat increases speed and turns you will have to hold on to the banana and try to stay sitting on it. It’s an easy fun sport safely conducted with lifejackets.
Maldives provides the complete experience by offering a variety of
options and services for vacationing families. Ranging from the
accommodation, to the dining and to a dedicated kid’s club, a fun
filled, family adventure is on offer at Ayada Maldives.
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, this facility offers a host of recreational and educational activities conducted by a personable and attentive team.
The Kids Club area is complete with its own pool, nanny room, a stage and playground area with a jungle gym. A special healthy menu tailored for the requirements for active children has been crafted incorporating the essential daily protein, mineral and vitamin intake. Additionally delectable treats are on offer including tropical fruits, a variety of fresh juice, ice creams and cookies. 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.
Children’s Menu : Specially designed children’s menus are available in the a la cart restaurants – Kai, Ocean Breeze and Zero Degree. The In-Villa Dining menu also showcases items more favorable for children.
Babysitting : Babysitting services are available at a charge of US $20 per hour per child between the ages of four and twelve. Should you have more than 1 child, a second babysitter is required which is also charged at US $20 per hour. Please note that this service is subject to availability of sitters and minimum of 3 hours’ notice is required.
Ayada Maldives' extensive AySpa has been exclusively designed to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. Centrally located, AySpa is a 3500 sqm in area, haven and forms an area within the island vegetation and other resort unique facilities. Using the natural and beautiful surroundings as inspiration, AySpa showcases polished 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 world. Many years of experience experiencing strategy, operational, conceptual and development elements of spas combined with an in-depth knowledge of many different cultures, products and treatments, have resulted in a company which is well rounded and genuinely committed to inspired natural herbal products, treatments and continual spa development.
On offer at ayspa are 8 spacious and tranquil treatment villas some with their own hydrotherapy sot baths, a separated sauna and steam area, a cold plunge pool, a warm vitality energetic style pool and offers maldives' first vichy room and private turkish hammam including an elaborate marble plinth that can be reserved for personal private use. An elegant boutique offering a wide variety of espa products.
Maldives is widely regarded to be one of the most romantic destinations
in the world, and the picturesque setting at Ayada Maldives is a true
testament of that belief. From stretches of white sandy beaches to the
crystal clear shallow lagoon with the magnificent sunset as a
breathtaking backdrop, Ayada Maldives is the ideal destination for your
celebration. Whether you prefer a private candle lit dinner on the
beach, a sumptuous picnic under the stars or renewing your vows, the
team at Ayada Maldives is committed to ensuring that we deliver an
enchanting and memorable experience.
A unique, all white open pavilion - The White Room is situated amidst a manicured garden area and forms the ideal venue for a wedding, large scale event or business meetings. With the option of air conditioning or natural ventilation, this location is unique and exclusive and ties together the perfect blend of the natural elements with the ocean a few steps from the garden.
At Sunset – sunset ceremony at either the White Room or on the resort beach Moonlight Weddings – night time ceremony at either the White Room or on the resort beach
Shisha on the beach : Arabian night’s theme where visitors are taken to a nearby sandbank at sunset with a selection of shisha, Turkish delights, Turkish coffee and teas.
Wine & Cheese on a sandbank : Elegant set up on the sandbank where a selection of wines and cheeses are offered with the sommelier and server to accompany you.
Wine & Cheese pairing : An exclusive night with the wine sommelier where he takes you through the best pairings for wine and cheese.
It takes a 55 minute domestic flight ride on the local
domestic carrier "Maldivian" from Male International Airport ( Ibrahim
Nasir international airport ) to Kaadhedhoo Domestic Airport where once again
you will be met by the Domestic Airport Representative, who will whisk you away
to the awaiting speed boat for a 50 minute sea transfer to Ayada Maldives.