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Reviewed May 25, 2012

Island:
The inside of the island is beautiful. Special in this Island is that they have a green grass around the wedding house with open daylight.

Outside the Island, especially the beach is not so clean. The sand is mixed with stone, corrals and many other things. One part of the island will used as a waste depot. We said this to a staff and few days later the place was covered. Maldives is famous for beach, sand and sea and here should be everything perfect but the beach isn’t. but the potential is there.

Restaurants:
Ocean Breeze: In the first three days we had our dinner in this Restaurant instead in Magu Restaurant (Main Restaurant). The resort had not a lot of guest in these days therefore we could dine a la cart. The dinner and the services are well. A warm thank you to the head cook Mr. Cem Cici and the other staff Mr. Hamza.

Kai Restaurant: This is an Asian restaurant. The food and the services are also well. Many thanks to waiter Mr. January.

Magu Restaurant: This is the main restaurant. Breakfast and dinner will serve in this Restaurant. In the first few days the variety of breakfast offer was not huge but after some new guests the variety was much better. We could dine always very well. Especially the dessert of Mr. Sanjit Gupta was always delicious and very creative decorated. We had every evening a special selected dessert. The 7 Layer chocolate or flawless and cheesecake was delicious, we can say one of the best dessert that we ate ever. Here also a very warm thank you to the other staff (lovely and sweet Mrs. Catherine and Gamze, Chocolate heart Mr. Amalad Hussein, Smiley boy Mr. Rezal, Mr. Gökhan. Mr, Hasan => Poolbar)
The Island is in middle of the see and unfortunately the fish offer was not very huge. The selection and alternation was good. The Turkish cuisine is very famous and rich but it would be better to organize a special evening in the week instead of almost every day.

Accommodation:
We spent our time in a Water Villa. The accommodation is very modern furnished and with a good quality. We had sometime trouble with the light control. During sleep process the lights switched on automatically. The control system is too unstable.

SPA:
We enjoyed our 80 min treatment in the spa oasis. The massage table was very special and professional because the massage tables were in each direction adjustable. The staff is also very friendly and professional. The price is higher than in other resorts. They have special packages but still than is too high.

Summary:
Due the brochure the resort is marked with 5 Star. The resort has a big potential to earn the 5 Stars or higher but the management has to make a lot more.
I don’t know if this is correct that the management und some selected staff eat every morning and evening in the same restaurant like the guest. I have never seen that before in other resorts. The adaption and service was very warm, thank you again for everything.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Selcuk T
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

As a family of 5 with 3 young children 7 and under we have travelled to the Maldives 7 times previously, so we knew what we were expecting, but nothing prepared us for the type of holiday that was endowed upon us at Ayada.

When we stepped off from the speedboat and out onto the jetty, as well as trying to take in the natural breath taking scenery and coral garden beneath our feet, we were given a welcome from the management that blew me away. I kept on looking behind me to see whether they were really addressing my family and I, but everyone was receiving a similar Royal welcome.

After such a long journey, the Reception area was like finding a beautiful Oasis in a desert, the design is welcoming, cool and calming, and with beautiful touches everywhere your eyes could wander, without being pretentious and cluttered.

We were taken by Golf buggy by Ramesha & Celine (our guardian angels for this trip) to our villa. In anticipation of our needs, they had configured the room differently to accommodate the children’s sleeping arrangements.

The villa was truly beautiful and spacious, they had even built a beautiful wooden railing in order to child proof the pool, which was a relief knowing that they had thought of everything. Before leaving, they made sure there was nothing else we required made sure we knew we could call them for anything and then left us to enjoy our first day. We spent most of it in our villa as there was so much to enjoy in your own private space.

We had 3 glorious weeks on this island with our every whim being catered for, the scenery was phenomenal and the food was fantastic, with lots of choice. We chose to spend our 3 weeks in 3 different villas to really experience the holiday; each of the villas was equipped up to the eyeballs with state of the art audio visual, visually stunning features, large beds, huge pillows like clouds, waterfall outside showers. Each villa had its own pool which is unusual in the Maldives,and in the beaches over the water they had double sized hammocks that hung over the turquoise sea beneath you, we had a family sized swing in one of our villas.

You could often see Eagle Rays gliding beneath you, and as you step off from your villa into the sea you would be blessed with scattered coral gardens heaving with colourful fish waiting for you. The fish that live in these waters are amazing. As I enjoyed a treatment in the spa one afternoon my husband saw a school of dolphins, there were hundreds of them and so close to the reef.

What really made this holiday for us was the staff, there was not one person on the island that didn’t contribute to making our stay the most pleasurable experience EVER! The ladies from the neighbouring island worked tirelessly to sweep pathways and clear leaves, so you were always walking on soft sand, they were always smiling and waved at our children as we went by. The boys in blue were also lovely, they primped and preened the island so you rarely saw a leaf out of place.

The Kitchen staff, who I can hail as Hero's who managed to create things every day that my children wanted to eat. The Servers and Dining Hosts would perform small miracles each day to keep our kids entertained at mealtimes by making them intricate Origami gifts in advance for them to play with, helping them choose their meals and often help feeding them as well and before we even knew that we wanted to have a quiet coffee on our own, the servers would whisk the kids away and play with them.

This is the best Kids club you are going to find in the Maldives, it is picturesque and obviously designed by a parent, it has all the modern games consoles and games you could require, air conditioned bright rooms, a full daily list of activities, and adventure playground, a kids pool with mini loungers, a dedicated Nanny room for napping children, they have a nice open spaced area for entertaining / outdoor games and also a large selection of children’s character bikes for both girls and boys and the toilets are shaped like little frogs( sooooo cute). Anita and Kritee are the prettiest and most dedicated Nannies you could ever wish for who did everything to make our children happy, our children loved going to kids club as often as they could and they made some wonderful friends.

The Spa, pure heaven, and so very beautifully designed and spacious in order to make you feel relaxed well before your treatment starts. A great thing about this Spa is that you could use the steam room, sauna, hot and cold plunge pools and outdoor relaxation area without having a treatment which is rare in the Maldives. The treatments offered were fantastic and the staff were skilled and very respectful.

Our room boys could make a 3 excited kids messy villa look brand new from the time we left for breakfast to the time we returned, and their skills with bed dressing and origami towels and bedding is extraordinary.

The restaurants Kai and Ocean Breeze are works of art, the food in Kai is some of the best we have ever tasted in the world and the views from Ocean Breeze are out of this world, the Cheese and Wine Island, we thought, was a bit of a strange thing to place in the Maldives, but it truly makes sense, with such a fantastic selection of Wines, cheeses and cigars, it's perfect for couples, so serene and the sunset views from this point are terrific.

The Pool bar is where we spent many an afternoon, sipping on cocktails created by their award winning mixologist Yogo, he is a font of knowledge in drinks and you do need to stray from the list of cocktails to see his true talents. The infinity pool is beautiful and at night it lights up and changes colour complimenting the sunset. Our children learnt how to swim confidently in this pool.

We renewed our wedding vows in Ayada and we did this on the veranda of our villa, it was quite magical, however they have this beautiful wedding chapel and we were lucky enough to see a couple marry here, it is such a beautiful location with a sweeping coiffed lawn and elegant garden furnishings for guests.

Although we felt we wouldn’t use it my husband and I did occasionally visit the fitness centre which has everything needed for a full workout, very well equipped with the same make of machines I enjoy at my David Lloyd club.

The Dive centre and staff were wonderful, the house reef is beautiful and you should really dive it if you go, it’s free to borrow snorkelling gear for the duration of your holiday so snorkel, it’s so pretty. We went on a few snorkelling trips on our visit via a motorboat and the reefs they took us to were truly amazing, my son was very excited as he finally found Nemo (lots of them). The guides were very conscientious of everyone’s swimming abilities and needs, nothing was rushed.

ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES for me being an established baker was to meet the man behind the pastry creations, his name is SANJIT and not only did he invite me into his kitchen to look around he also gave me 2 private lessons with his staff, one in pulled sugar creations which was amazing and the second in his incredible madeleine’s, I learnt so very much in the short time that I was with him, he has helped me develop new methods in baking.

As a family holiday this was the best experience ever, we couldn’t have asked for anything more and if we could have thought of something they would have done it. We were always looked after, they pre-empted all our needs, the staff were just brilliant, the villas were stunning and comfortable, the island was gorgeous, more than you could ever expect from the Maldives.

We don’t make a habit of visiting the same island twice, we’ve done it before in Kurumba for the closeness to a hospital because we have small children, however Ayada is Paradise and we will be heading back there for Christmas 2012 and we can’t wait!

Room Tip: If you can stay long enough, try them all out, they are all very different and give you a completely different holiday experience!
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Symone T
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

Ayada maldives is a beautiful island. The sea around is turquoise blue. Everything you dream of when you think Maldives.

The restaurant chefs were nice and very chatty. The service at the main restaurant was good. Probably the best on the island.

Food at Magu wasn't too bad. Had lots of Chinese-themed dishes, but could work on the warm food.

My only complaint was the coral enviornment. I actually swim a bit and took some time to snorkel around my villa. Coral wasn't pretty or colorful. Not much fish. I dived once in Vietnam and thought more fish and reef life there than at Ayada. Staff say it's because construction damaged reef around island.

They say it will take several years before reef grows back.

One more thing. take too long to get to island. One hour flight from Male. Then another 1 hour boat drive to island. Was very tired.

They could improve the bar too. Improve the music. Don't play 10 year old music but more modern dance songs. Wish bar was livelier and had more people.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank LXX72
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

We were a bit panic before going to Ayada, but we had a great time during the stay as it's improved!

We were greeted by the management upon arrival, check in was done so quick that we didn't even finish our welcome drink! The whole resort is vegetated lovely and rooms are decorated beautifully too, i like their lamps very much. We have asked for room changing once as we want to have a room closer to the jetty where the currents seems to be calmer, and Ayada's staff react quickly on our request. We did spent some time to wait for the car to pick us up, but we have plenty of time in Maldives so it's still ok. We've joined the lucky dolphin tour and there are so many of them, feel so lucky ~~

Honestly, there still rooms for improvment on the food esp for the candle night dinner for honeymooner, but others food in the international buffet breakfast & dinner are generally ok. Apart from the bad weather during our stay and the candle night dinner, I can't think of any complain for our honeymoon @ Ayada :)

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Vivian Y
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

We have our honeymoon in Ayada Maldives. This island is really a paradise, the great seascape, nice room decorations, beautiful facilities... etc, these all make our honeymoon perfect.
我們的蜜月選擇在Ayada渡過,這個島簡直就是個天堂,無敵海景加上很讚的裝潢,島上還有很多漂亮好用的設施。

Though we had seen these terrible credits before we choose Ayada, but we still decided to give it a try.
雖然在我們選擇Ayada之前已經在這網站上看過不少負面評論,但我們還是決定試試看。

--In our experience--
--就我們這次的經驗來說--

Room:
房間部份:

2 nights in beach suite, 2 nights in ocean villa.
我們有兩晚待在beach suite, 兩晚待在ocean villa。

Decorations in beach suite and ocean villa are almost the same.
兩種房型的裝潢都差不多。

The bathtub, private pool, and furnitures are clean and beautiful.
浴缸, 私人泳池, 傢具都很乾淨也很漂亮。

The harman/Kardon audio system is great, but it is incompatible with iphone.
但是可惜的是iphone不能用在Harman/Kardon音響系統上。

Food:
食物方面:

1. Breakfast buffet served at Magu restaurant meets different countries food habits.
1. 早餐是在Magu裡面吃,提供了很多種合於不同飲食習慣的食物。

2. We have 2 dinners at Ocean Breeze restaurant, we felt very delicious to first dinner. But we were a little tired of the second dinner.
2. 兩晚的晚餐是在Ocean Breeze吃,第一晚覺得晚餐相當好吃,但到了第二晚就感覺有點膩了。

3. Our honey moon dinner was in Kai restaurant, that was a wonderful dinner, good service, wonderful atmosphere, delicious sushi and food... etc.
3. 蜜月晚餐則是在提供亞洲食物的Kai享用,感覺相當不錯,服務好,氣氛佳,尤其壽司特別好吃。

4. Honeymoon breakfast was directly delivered to our room. Content was just the same with Magu. Eating breakfast at private pool with amazing ocean view was an interesting experience, and we also saw 2 dolphins jumped out of the sea.
4. 蜜月早餐則是由專人直接送到房間,早餐內容跟在Magu的buffet沒兩樣。不過在有著無敵海景的私人泳池畔吃早餐的確是很不錯的體驗。我們還看到兩隻海豚跳出水面~

Service:
服務方面:

Staff are friendly and enthusiastic.
工作人員都很友善而且感覺很熱忱。

They always say hi to the tourists.
他們在路上遇到遊客的時候都會親切的打招呼。

While we got lost in this island, staff always appeared in proper time and took us to the right place.
好幾次在島上迷路的時候,工作人員都會適時出現載我們到正確的地方。

Our butler - Abdulla is cute and also a little silly, he always enthusiastically meet our requirements.
我們的管家Abdulla挺可愛的但也有點迷糊,不過他總是很熱忱的達到我們的需求。

Environment:
環境方面:

Maybe Ayada is a new resort, there are not plentiful tropical fishes or other sea creatures in epeiric sea surround the island. But there are still some.
或許Ayada是新蓋好的resort的關係,在環島淺海的部份並沒有很豐富的海中生物,但還是可以看到一些。

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Btw, Ayada's manager seems to check this website everyday. In this trip, we can tell that he really cares these reviews and tried to fix those problems.
順道一提的是:Ayada的經理可能每天都在看這個網站吧!?在我們這次的體驗中可以看出Ayada真的很在意網站上的負面評論並且做出改善。

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank YangTaiwan
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