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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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2021 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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Strollers
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Male Intl Airport272 miSee all flights
Kaadedhdhoo Airport29 miSee all flights
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Иван Петров wrote a review Yesterday
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Our honeymoon traveling was so amazing! Ayada Maldives is the best hotel to experience life in the Maldives. In addition to beautiful landscapes and delicious food, I really liked the competent and carry staff of the hotel. Your vacation will be as comfortable as possible thanks to life styler Shahin, as well as very fun and active thanks to event coordinator Kamran 🙏🏾 Hope to return ❤️
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Ayada Maldives, General Manager at Ayada Maldives
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Dear 122ivanyshka Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at Ayada Maldives. We are delighted that we were able to provide you with the perfect honeymoon and that you enjoyed the quality of the island paradise, service and excellent food. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back very soon. Kindest regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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abiamelia wrote a review Apr 2021
Baltimore, Maryland16 contributions12 helpful votes
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We had an amazing week at Ayada! Villas are very well appointed and comfortable. The four of us stayed in one Sunset Beach Suite and one Ocean Villa, both lovely. I had a few preferential requests at the beginning of our stay and they were all accommodated immediately by the resort. The AC unit in our Beach Suite struggled a bit. However, the resort is actively addressing this. It was certainly cool, just not as cold as I prefer at times. I do tend to be a bit more particular than most about temperature. Special thank you to Maiz and Tuncay from the Dive Kingdom. I gained so much confidence and thoroughly loved diving with them both. They also scheduled and made available everything I wished to do within our timeframe. The absolute highlight of my holiday! Aside from diving, we did a snorkel excursion which was fantastic. My mom felt very at ease as she sometimes is slightly nervous in the water. Our guide, who's name escapes me, took excellent care of her to ensure we all had a great experience! Snorkeling the house reef is brilliant. Drop off is easily accessible allowing us to spend many relaxing hours exploring the reef and seeing the colorful signs of coral regrowth. I feel compelled to recommend bringing reef safe sunscreen or rash guards for the water, as hopefully the coral continues to thrive. Spa atmosphere is gorgeous. Thank you Sugi and the rest of the team! My mom and I absolutely loved each treatment. Food was delicious at each restaurant we tried. A personal favorite was Kai, offering many really great vegetarian entrees. Buffet lunch at Ocean Breeze was a surprising standout, my preferred lunch spot. The menu at Zero Degrees was also very good, we enjoyed chatting with the bartenders while having drinks. This illustrates one of the aspects I feel Ayada really excels at. They offer an outstandingly balanced range of options without sacrificing quality. After a full day in the water, or a full day traveling from the US!, the relaxed atmosphere in Magu allowed us to comfortably enjoy a great buffet dinner. I was equally impressed with the more formal dining experience and high quality menu at Ocean Breeze on certain evenings. Sitting by the water, under the stars was truly amazing. Overall, the staff at Ayada really shined. Everyone we encountered was genuinely friendly, warm and welcoming. My parents loved talking with Mai at breakfast every morning, she truly made them both feel right at home. Management went out of their way to greet and check in with us regularly, making sure everyone was happy. Huzaif took excellent care of our villa. And yes, Zeeshan is every bit as fantastic and professional as other reviews have expressed. An invaluable asset to this excellent team, promptly answering any questions, suggesting activities and facilitating all of our requests. Thank you Ayada!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Ayada Maldives, General Manager at Ayada Maldives
Responded Apr 28, 2021
Dear Abigail B Thank you for your lovely recommendation of our island paradise. We are thrilled that you found our resort to be amazing and you enjoyed the quality of the scuba diving, snorkeling and excellent food in all of our restaurants. I am so pleased that my colleagues were able to provide you with such friendly service and we were able to exceed your expectations. All of the colleagues that have been mentioned are so grateful for the recognition that you have provided. Thank you again for taking the time to provide a review of Ayada Maldives. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to create even more happy memories. Kindest regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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Charlotte Clark wrote a review Sep 19
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I have travelled to many countries and island resorts around the world, but Ayada was by far the most beautifully designed, well organised, comfortable, caring and special place I have ever been to. Their level of care for us and passion about their surroundings was inspiring. I am already planning to have my whole family fly back again as soon as possible. We might make this exceptional resort an annual tradition for our family. The food was out of this world, the location was so exclusive, the VIP treatment at the airport both arriving and departing was exceptional, the opulence and luxury was so impressive and the list truly does go on. Thank you to our personal butler, the water sports crew, the room service team, the waitrons, the clinic doctor, the airport ushers, the entire Ayada staff. You made our special Maldives trip more meaningful and memorable than we could have ever imagined possible. Counting the seconds until we return.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Ayada Maldives, General Manager at Ayada Maldives
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Dear Charlotteiclark Thank you for your glowing recommendation of our island paradise. We are so pleased that we were able to provide you with a perfect vacation and that you particularly enjoyed the great service from all of the team. As an established traveller, your feedback is even more valuable as we get measured the best of the best! We all look forward to welcoming you back to Ayada Maldives and meeting your whole family as well. Kindest regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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Mohammad M wrote a review Sep 19
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best holiday, the whole AYADA team is fantastic at the top very respectful and professional especially zeeshan is the best. the restaurants and the villas are top notch. reception from Male airport to AYADA and from the resort to check-in for the return flight the staff are with you they took care of us. I highly recommend. thank you to the whole AYADA team and to Craig the manager you are perfect, fantastic we had a great holiday
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Ayada Maldives, General Manager at Ayada Maldives
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Dear Mohamad Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay with us at Ayada Maldives. We are all so thrilled that you had such a fantastic holiday, and that you enjoyed the quality of the service provided by all of my colleagues, as well as the quality of the villas and restaurants. Both Craig and Zeeshan are grateful for the recognition that you have given them for ensuring you had a pleasurable stay with us. We are equally proud that they were able to exceed your expectations. We hope that we can welcome you back to our island paradise soon to create even more positive memories. Kindest regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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Islam S wrote a review Sep 17
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Besttt resort you could ask for in the Maldives! I must thank give special thanks to Rachel and our Butler Rolando! They truly went above and beyond to ensure we were cared for and satisfied. Top class service, top class island, and top class stay. If you are looking for the best island in the Maldives, look no further, you’ve found it with Ayada!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Islamsery90 Thank you for taking time to provide feedback about your recent stay at our island paradise. We are so grateful that you find Ayada Maldives to be the best resort in the Maldives!. We are pleased that Rolando and Rachelle were able to exceed your expectations and ensure that you had a top class stay. We hope we can welcome you back soon to create even more happy memories. Kindest regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$474 - $1,632 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ayada maldives hotel maguhdhuvaa
LOCATION
MaldivesSouth Huvadhoo (Gaafu Dhaalu) AtollMaguhdhuvaa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
122
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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.