Surrounded by a coral reef, a turquoise lagoon and white sand beaches, Ayada Maldives is a private island resort located in the relatively unexplored Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, only a few kilometers above the equator. Activities include excursions, snorkeling, surfing, watersports, tennis, yoga and pilates. The AySpa features eight treatment villas, a Turkish Hammam, Maldives’s first Vichy Shower, a warm vitality pool, a cold plunge pool as well as a steam and sauna area. Guests can choose between six restaurants and bars: the oceanfacing main restaurant Magu; Kai, offering sushi and wine; the over-water-restaurants Ile de Joie and Ocean Breeze; the Ottoman Lounge based on a traditional Turkish café and the entertainment hub Zero Degree.
All 112 villas and suites feature private pools, outdoor terraces and showers. There are 33 Beach Villas, four Family Beach Suites, 14 Sunset Beach Suites and 11 Sunset Lagoon Suites offering complete privacy in a tropical surrounding, 49 thatched-roofed over water villas with direct lagoon access (33 Ocean Villas, 14 Sunset Ocean Suites, two Family Ocean Suites) as well as the duplex Ayada Royal Ocean Suite.
Rates start at EUR 600 per night for two guests in a Beach Villa including breakfast.
RECOMMENDATION & AWARDS
Ayada Maldives is included in the Conde Nast Traveler’s list of the best hotels in Maldives. Furthermore, it has been awarded the ‘Best Water Villa Resort in the World’, ‘Indian Oceans’s Leading Luxury Resort’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Villa Resort & Spa’ at the 2014 World Travel Awards.