If you are questioning whether or not to spend your time here, let me answer it for you and say yes. It does take a bit of travel to get to Ayada, but the 1 hour plane and 1 hour boat ride here are well worth it. the island is beautiful. The rooms, delightful. The food, delicious. The service and ambiance, unrivaled. Zeeshan was our butler, and he did am amazing job helping is with reservations, activities, and any need that arose. You will not regret coming here. Pro tip: do not discount the buffet. It is amazing.
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!…
The accomodation was absolutely perfect, the staff was really kind, nice and helpful, smiling to you all the time, available 24 hours. The main restaurant Magu is one of the best, different kind of food with different cultures a lot of options every time. Every single corner in the island and the villa is tidy and clean. Honestly I would strongly recommend. You will have a life style butler who will be your guide throughout the vacation and we were very lucky to have Shahin such a nice, kind and helpful person.
We stayed in Ayada for 1 week and it was just heaven. It surpassed any expectation. Everything is so thought through to perfection. While Maldives are beautiful, Ayada is a true gem. The people were genuinely amazing and made all the difference. Special thanks to Zee our butler who was always there for us, but also to Burak and Nailam, and everyone else - because you will know them by the end of your holiday- for letting us feel pampered and part of the family. Every experience, every dinner, every sunrise and sunset will be treasured for life. And what you see in any picture, well it is even more beautiful in real life. 10/10 and looking forward to go back! Paola & Andrea
Ayada is an Outstanding resort, amazing food, fabulous service! Our butler Zee was incredible and we couldn’t have asked for anything more! 10/10 for Ayada. It was the most special honeymoon. We stayed in the sunset ocean villa which I would recommend highly