Ayada Maldives is a private island resort offering luxurious and immersive experiences in true Maldivian style. Set in the relatively unexplored Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the south of the country, just a few kilometres above the equator, the resort offers 122 spacious villas and suites with private butler service and thoughtful five-star detailing. A wide range of restaurants, large villas with their own exclusive infinity pools, signature excursions and their AySpa make Ayada Maldives an excellent choice for discerning travellers! By Team T+L
An entirely untouched island because of its unique location, Ayada Maldives is an ideal beach holiday destination for Indian travellers. The azure waters offer fascinating glimpses of exotic fish, turtles, rays and even friendly baby sharks to the adventurous snorkelers.
Ayada has a collection of eight restaurants, offering guests an opportunity to set sail on an unparalleled gastronomical journey. The guests can also savour the impeccable in-villa dining experiences at Ayada.
The iconic ‘floating tray breakfast’ experience at Ayada swamped social media walls last year with posts by guests, celebrities and influencers. Imagine yourself soaked in the comfort of your private pool, with a platter of exotic savouries and sweets coupled with the mesmerising views of the Indian Ocean in the background. A picture perfect moment indeed!
Tropical breakfast is another signature offering serving healthy tropical fruits, fresh juices with sweet and savoury pastries on the beach. This is a new and trending concept that was introduced last year. This breakfast option will allow you to dine on the white sandy beach, surrounded by the turquoise ocean.
Experiences for Kids
Zuzuu Kids Club at Ayada is the perfect place to excite, entertain and inspire young minds. The club has a variety of activities in place offering programmes that focuses on adventure, creativity and exploration. Children are encouraged to take part in activities including paper and nature crafts, origami, photo frame making, palm leaf making, drawing and colouring classes, coconut painting, jungle mask making and mini spa.
Children can also enjoy a dedicated Kids’ Corner at Magu Restaurant for dinner each night and the remaining restaurants offer special kids’ menus, too.
Exclusive Experiences and Special Activities
The resort is noted for its lush gardens and tropical greenery and is ringed by a unspoiled coral reef, where dolphins are frequent visitors.
Romantic experiences at Ayada Maldives can truly be exquisite as the location is ideal for couples. One can take a private sunset cruise around the island, enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach or relax during an hour-long couple’s spa treatment at AySpa.
Equator Crossing is an amazing experience here. Guests have the opportunity to cross the Equator by sea and even have a signed certificate as a souvenir.
Outstanding diving and snorkeling opportunities surround the island on beautiful reefs. With year round high visibility, favourable weather conditions, stunning coral reefs and free flowing tides of the seasonal monsoons, the Maldives is a haven for divers and ocean lovers.
Over 1,000 species of fish, coral and other marine life inhabit the waters throughout the Maldives; better yet, given the isolation of the Gaafu Dhaalu atoll, the underwater seascape around Ayada Maldives is still undisturbed and awaiting discovery by enthusiasts.
The courses on offer are all developed by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) — the world’s most premier diving education organisation. All courses guarantee quality and the certification will be globally acknowledged. All courses are modular allowing for you to begin with an introductory course and progress to a certification course.
Wellness at Ayada Maldives
Ayada Maldives’ 3,500 sqm AySpa has been designed to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. The spa showcases terrazzo floors with marble and timber hues to reinforce an indigenous feel to your spa experience. Also featured are Maldives’ first Vichy shower room and private Turkish Hammam including an elaborate marble plinth. Inspired by one of the oldest cleansing traditions in the world, the Hammam Turkish Bath is a purifying and refreshing ceremony that promotes well-being for the body and mind.
AySpa includes eight spacious treatment villas (some with their own hydrotherapy baths). Discover their signature treatment; the ‘Indulgence Hammam Ritual’ to experience the pleasures of the Hammam. The treatment suites are perfect for sharing indulgent relaxation time with a loved one or simply by yourself in complete privacy. Each treatment room offers steam shower, private bathroom, outdoor courtyard with sunken bath and a waterfall shower. The spa also has segregated steam and sauna rooms, heated vitality pool, cold plunge pool, hair dresser and a manicure and pedicure salon.
Ayspa was awarded the Seven Stars Luxury Spa in Indian Ocean and the Luxury Beach Resort Spa and Regional Luxury Resort Spa at the 2018 World Luxury Spa Awards. Recently Ayada Maldives ranked first among the top hotels in the Maldives and in the top 25 in the World on the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards 2019.
Two Signature Treatments at Ayada Maldives
1. Hammam Rituals: Discover the relaxing and healing effects of traditional Hammam. Find a new way to relax and soothe your muscles with these warming treatments.
a. Details: A full-body experience that caresses your skin, revitalises your body and calms the mind, this traditional experience starts by deeply cleansing the skin with a body scrub, followed by a full body foam massage. A nourishing body mask with aromatic oils of sweet orange and rose geranium is then applied, followed by a refreshing hair wash and hydrating conditioning scalp massage treatment.
Price: USD 140 (INR 9,643) for a 60-minute treatment.
2. Signature Rituals: The spa enhancements need to be booked alongside with other treatments.
a. Balancing ritual: This signature treatment has been designed as the ultimate balancing body treatment tailored for individual needs. It begins with an intensive full body exfoliation under the Vichy rain shower, using a salt and oil scrub followed by your choice of massage to release all the tension. This treatment is completed with a re-balancing facial. The procedure includes full body exfoliation with Vichy rain shower, personalised massage with Vichy rain shower and re-balancing Facial.
Price: USD 280 (INR 19,286) for a 120-minute treatment.