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Magudhuvaa Island Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, 20050
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Awarded with the “Certificate of Excellence” and “Traveller’s Choice” in 2019, also listed among the top 25 luxury resorts worldwide, Ayada Maldives is a luxury 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 from the equator - the island offers 122 spacious villas and suites, all with private pools, butler 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 and bars, while those seeking complete relaxation will find their haven in the large spa set in beautiful tropical gardens which boasts a Turkish Hammam as well as a Vichy Shower and eight private treatment villas. The resort is noted for its gardens and tropical greenery and is ringed by a pristine coral reef where dolphins are frequent visitors. The active can explore the area on a host of excursions that include visits to the equator, local villages and fishing trips, while at the resort they can play tennis or badminton, take up watersports, learn yoga or simply hit the 24-hour gym. Outstanding diving and snorkeling opportunities surround the island on reefs that have barely been visited by humans while some of the country's best surfing breaks are just a quick speedboat journey away. Weddings take place just before sunset in the private wedding chapel set in a treelined garden or on the beach under a gazebo draped with flowing material.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Makeup services
Massage chair
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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English, French, Russian, Arabic and 13 more
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Magudhuvaa Island Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, 20050
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Male Intl Airport272 miSee all flights
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ferhat sacar wrote a review Sep 21
Edirne, Turkey1 contribution
everything was perfect and unbelievable.we stayed there for 7 days but we want to go agaın every year.we thank to all the personals and their interest. especially Mr Shain is the best :) thanks for everything again
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: rooms on the south side are qıieter
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Response from Ayada Maldives, General Manager at AYADA Maldives
Responded 3 days ago
Dear feroo3535 Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay at Ayada Maldives. We are thrilled that you had a perfect stay and that you enjoyed the quality of service provided, particularly that of your Lifestyle butler Shahin. I am proud of Shahin, as well as all of my colleagues for ensuring that we exceeded your expectations. We all look forward to welcoming you back next year, so we can continue to provide wonderful memories. Kindest regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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Tried and Tested Travel wrote a review Aug 2020
Mansfield, United Kingdom22 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
When you find yourself asking ‘Are there are any jobs available on the island?’ before you leave, you know you have fallen in love with Ayada. We so didn’t want to leave and cannot wait to return – and these are the reasons why. 1. The ultimate escape The Maldives can provide a pretty unique escape from reality during normal times, but during a pandemic, we felt so lucky to be able to forget about the real world for our 12 day stay. If you have any concerns about travelling here at this time, then you shouldn’t. The staff were so happy to see us, there’s a doctor on site doing daily checks to make sure the island stays virus free and you can feel assured you’re doing your bit to support the Maldives – an economy that relies on tourism. 2. The people Now the people should have been No.1, but first of all we wanted to reassure you that you’re good to travel during these times – just as the amazing staff did at this resort. The service you receive here is everything you would expect of a 5* resort and more, but it’s the relationships you build with the staff here that leave you longing to return. Some people who deserve a special mention are; Roshan, you are our absolute favourite – thank you for making our stay so enjoyable, keep smiling, keep laughing 😊 and keep in touch. Aruham, the pride you take in both the service you and your team provide is so evident and this is lovely to see – thank you for your service, your insight into Maldivian culture and for being a great friend. Ada, it was amazing to chat to you at the bar, while you served up the most delicious drinks – thanks for your hard work, friendly nature and invitation to travel Sri Lanka. Niliam, Zayed, Rahul, again thank you for everything and thank you to all of you who we didn’t manage to note the name of, you made Ayada feel like home for us from the moment we arrived. 3. The rooms Wow, the rooms at this resort really do spoil you. The Sqm size of the room I think is bigger than our house! We had a Sunset Lagoon villa, a room that comes with a huge king size bed, a sitting area, a huge en-suite with twin sinks, an outdoor shower and finally an amazing private decking with sun loungers, table, swinging chair and your own infinity pool providing sunset views over the Indian Ocean. We have never had the pleasure of staying in a room of this standard before, just utterly breath-taking. 4. The food During our stay here, due to the current pandemic, Maldivian law restricted the buffet restaurant Magu from opening. But that didn’t stop an extensive variety of food being made available to you on the island through the resort’s different restaurants. Our favourite restaurant was Ocean Breeze, for the food, views and the staff. The seafood at this restaurant was delicious, as was the fillet steak, but what was really nice was that the chef would accommodate pretty much any request that wasn’t on the menu. My wife is a vegetarian and a lover of Indian food and once the chef found this out, she was treated to many different Indian curries made personally for her each night – amazing food and again amazing service. 5. The infinity pool Yes, a pool that is so amazing, it deserves its own point in this review. During the day it provides that perfect refreshment from the Maldivian sun (by the way the sun is strong, so pack a high factor sun cream!), into the evening it presents that perfect Insta photo shot for sunset, then in the evening it lights up with thousands of coloured lights to twinkle like the night sky. And yet again, the service you receive while you laze around the pool is second to none, with cocktails, milkshakes, water and food all brought directly to your sun-bed from Zero-Degree the pool bar and restaurant (it’s worth saying too, that the food served at lunch here is nothing short of exceptional for a pool restaurant – delicious and such a wide variety). 6. The white sand and turquoise water A view that, trust us, you will never get bored of. While this is fairly symbolic of the Maldives, here at Ayada it seems to be taken to a whole different level. The clear turquoise water stretches out so far from the beach, you feel immersed by it. Plus at low tide, sand banks pop up around the island that you can walk out to – just incredible. 7. The marine life There is a comprehensive water sports and dive centre available at Ayada. We used them once to go on a Lucky Dolphin tour (and yes we were lucky, seeing lots of dolphins playing in their natural environment) and Private Snorkelling Tour (which again was incredible). Ayada also has its own house reef (out the back of the Beach Suite Rooms), where we saw every colour of fish you could think of, reef sharks and even turtles – we had a close up encounter with a turtle as he came up for air – amazing memories 😊 8. Finally, the journey there and back Other reviews have mentioned that the island is remote and travel to it is longer than other islands. Yes, this is true – the island has undisturbed views in paradise and on the 30-minute domestic flight to get there you get an aerial view of hundreds of tiny islands dotted in the ocean, an experience in itself, followed by a near private speed boat on which we saw dolphins during our journey. Don’t let the remote location put you off, these journeys created memories of their own, that resorts closer to Male won’t offer you. To sum up, for us to have the experience we did, when the resort had only been re-opened for four days was nothing short of phenomenal. We hope we will be lucky enough to return one day to this incredible place, meet again the friendly faces of the amazing staff and enjoy the pure luxury that awaits us on the paradise island of Ayada. For more travel tips and pictures of this amazing resort, follow @triedandtestedtravel on Instagram. If you have any questions or want to know anything more about the resort too, then just message us on Instagram.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: We loved our Sunset Lagoon Villa room - close to the restaurants and pool too.
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Response from Ayada Maldives, General Manager at AYADA Maldives
Responded Aug 18, 2020
Dear triedandtestedtravel Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback. We are thrilled to see in your review that we have succeeded in providing you with a perfect experience at Ayada Maldives and that you enjoyed the food, the activities and the excellent service provided by the team. Thank you for the compliments about several team members who are all delighted with your recognition and all of us are exceptionally proud of them for having done so well. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and recommendations of our little paradise island. We look forward to welcoming you back to create even more positive memories. Kindest regards Simon Quarrell GENERAL MANAGER
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Nourhan F wrote a review Sep 20
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I could say that this hotel was one of the most amazing places anyone could wish to add to their bucket list. Ayada Maldives was more than perfect since the beginning of having someone waiting for us at the airport, guiding you until reaching the hotel throughout the domestic flight and speed boat. Once we arrived, we had a very warm welcome by the staff there and then our butler Shahin hosted us and took us a tour in the place and showed us everything the hotel offers and then we went to the villa. Everything was clean, very well organized and more than perfect. All safety precautions were taken as well as a protection from the COVID-19 and also we were having our body temperature measured everyday at the clinic. The food was very delicious and many restaurants were there offering a variety of food from different cuisines. I totally recommend it to anyone who is willing to chill and enjoy their time.. totally worth it!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Ayada Maldives, General Manager at AYADA Maldives
Responded 5 days ago
Dear 173nourhanf Thank you very much for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at Ayada Maldives. We are so pleased that we were able to provide you with the perfect honeymoon and that enjoyed the quality of the service and food, as well as feeling safe with the right balance of COVID-19 safety measures to keep your comfort and safety in mind. Shahin is so happy that he was able to make your honeymoon so memorable and is grateful that for the recognition you have provided him. We are all equally proud that Shahin was able to make sure that you enjoyed all that our island paradise had to offer. Thank you once again for the glowing recommendation of Ayada Maldives. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back again to allow you to chill and create more happy memories. Kindest regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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Y.pamuk wrote a review Sep 18
3 contributions2 helpful votes
we spent our honeymoon in ayada. it was fantastic!! a beautiful and very well-kept island. the restaurants and staff are very exemplary and of the highest class. especially our butler Mihad exceeded all of our wishes and made our vacation a royal. We would like to thank all of the staff and especially our very professional butler Mihad!! fayzeh & yasin Pamuk
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Ayada Maldives, General Manager at AYADA Maldives
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Ypamuk61 Thank you so much for choosing to spend your honeymoon at Ayada Maldives. We are all thrilled that we were able to provide you with a wonderful experience and that you found the quality of the restaurants and service to be of the highest class. Mihad is so very pleased for the recognition that you have provided him for ensuring your vacation was so memorable. We are equally proud of Mihad for being able to exceed your expectations. Thank you once again for your glowing recommendation of our island paradise. We hope that will be able to welcome you back once again to create even more happy memories. Kindest regards Simon Quarrell GENERAL MANAGER
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Ahmed A wrote a review Sep 15
7 contributions
The most amazing visit with high quality service. We are totally satisfied in our stay in Ayada. They have very good customer service and thanks to Nattu who was looking forward helping us and giving us the best customer service . Really clean and nice weather island . Recommend this island and we enjoyed staying in Ayada
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Ayada Maldives, General Manager at AYADA Maldives
Responded 1 week ago
Dear ahmed56796 Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay. We are all so thrilled that we were able to provide you with an amazing visit, and that you thoroughly enjoyed our island paradise, including excellent quality service. Nattu is grateful for the recognition that you have provided him for exceeding your expectations. We are equally proud of his efforts to make such a memorable experience for you. Thank you once again for your glowing recommendation of our island paradise. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about AYADA Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at AYADA Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at AYADA Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at AYADA Maldives?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at AYADA Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does AYADA Maldives have an airport shuttle?
Yes, AYADA Maldives offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at AYADA Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does AYADA Maldives offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at AYADA Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, and Hindi.
Does AYADA Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is AYADA Maldives accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.