Ayada Maldives

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. 

Quick Facts


Maldives, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll



122 Villas


Domestic flight of 55 minutes, followed by 50 minutes speedboat transfer to the resort. Daytime and night time transfers available


Aydeniz Group


Garden Villa

No of Units: 10
Area (sqm): 101
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Beach Villa

No of Units: 33
Area (sqm): 103
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Beach Suite

No of Units: 4
Area (sqm): 115
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Sunset Beach Suite

No of Units: 14
Area (sqm): 137
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Ocean Villa

No of Units: 33
Area (sqm): 108
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Sunset Lagoon Suite

No of Units: 11
Area (sqm): 156
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Sunset Ocean Suite

No of Units: 14
Area (sqm): 172
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Sunset Ocean Family Suite

No of Units: 2
Area (sqm): 172
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An Awe - Inspiring World

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 your spa experience.

Surf’s up!  AYADA Maldives is located only a few minutes' boat ride from some of the best surf breaks in the country. Ayada surfing program is ideal for both beginners and experts who want to surf a few the best surfing points in the Maldives. Ayada provides high quality guiding to the surf points, taking into consideration the weather, sea conditions and the forecast in the region. They offer a variety of boards free of charge for a three to four hour trip. They can arrange surfing two times a day, with the exact timings decided by the surfer and our guide according to the weather conditions.

Dining Experience

Capacity: 166 Pax
Cuisine: International
Timings: Breakfast: 7:00 am – 10:30 am 
              Dinner: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Capacity: 68 Pax
Cuisine: European
Timings: Lunch: 12:00 nn – 3:00 pm
              Dinner: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Capacity: 54 Pax
Cuisine: Far East Asian
Timings: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Capacity: 16 Pax
Cuisine: Cheese and Wine Bar
Timings: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm 

Capacity: 16 Pax
Cuisine: Turkish Tea and Coffee
Timings: 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Capacity: 73 Pax
Cuisine: European, Asian and Middle Eastern
Timings: 9:00 am – last guest

Capacity: 54 Pax
Cuisine: Grill and Barbecue
Timings: 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Opens Every Tuesdays and Fridays

Capacity: 10 Pax
Cuisine: Japanese
Timings: Reservations Required

Activities, Services and Facilities

Water Sports

Catamaran Sailing
Wind Surfing
Water Skis
Fun Tubes
Wave Surfing
Banana riding
Stand up paddling

Excursion and Fishing

Morning Photography Cruise
Snorkeling Trip with 
Lucky Dolphin Watch
Sunset Cruise
Inhabited Maldivian 
Island Excursions
Private Island Picnic Trip
Equator crossing
Sandbank seclusion
Private Champaign cruise
Moonlight cruise
Sunset Fishing
Big Game Fishing
Traditional Fishing
Long line Fishing

Diving - Operated by Dive Kingdom

Bubble Maker
Scuba Review
Discover Scuba Diving
Scuba Diver
Open Water Diver
Adventure Diver
Advanced Open Water
Emergency First Response
Rescue Diver
Specialty Diver
Nitrox Specialty
Dive Master

Other Services and Facilities

Fresh Water Swimming Pool
Recreation Center
Fitness Pavilion
Yoga Studio
Floodlit Tennis Court
Mini Artificial Football Ground
Jogging Tracks
Kids Club
24 Hour Room Service
Laundry and Pressing service
Guest lounge
Pillow Menu
Foreign Currency Exchange
Hair Salon
Shopping Arcade
Badminton court