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Magudhuva Island Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, 20050
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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2022 Travellers' 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)
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
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Children's playground
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Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
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Sauna
Bar / lounge
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Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
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
Strollers
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Body wrap
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Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
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Head massage
Light therapy
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Open-air bath
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24-hour security
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Doorperson
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24-hour check-in
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Blackout curtains
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
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Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Minibar
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Magudhuva Island Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, 20050
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Kaadedhdhoo Airport46 kmSee all flights
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Sajan wrote a review Today
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My wife and I came to stay at Ayada for 7 nights for our much awaited honeymoon. From the moment we got off the speedboat we were in Paradise! The trip to the resort from Male for us was quite long and tiring so be prepared for that but it was well worth it once we got to the resort. Our butler Dev met us at the jetty and was amazing from the moment we got there to when we left. He was very helpful and efficient and was always happy to accommodate any of our requests, very quick to respond and always had a friendly smile on his face. I have to say that Dev made our stay incredibly stress free and a lot more enjoyable. Accommodation: We stayed 3 nights in a Beach Villa with a pool - We loved our beach Villa, it had an amazing view overlooking the beach and ocean and felt like we had a small secluded private beach just to ourselves! The Villa itself was very spacious and beautiful. We loved the easy access to the beach for early strolls along the beach shore for a beautiful sunrise or whenever we felt like snorkeling or just to enjoy a quick swim. We stayed 4 nights in an Ocean Villa with a pool - This was the highlight of our trip. The views are spectacular and absolutely magical. Pictures do not do any justice to the views you actually get. The Villa itself was spacious and beautiful from every room. Waking up to the incredible views and witnessing some amazing sunrises made our trip that much more memorable. Food: Magu restaurant is the main buffet restaurant at the resort with incredible views. We used to have breakfast every morning here and had dinner there a few nights as well. The variety of food for breakfast was amazing. For dinner they had a different cuisine each night e.g Italian, Turkish, Maldivian etc with amazing variety as well. The staff went above and beyond to cater for our dietary needs as my wife is Vegetarian and made sure there was a wide range of options for us. Chef Harish was incredible and came out to personally meet us on the first night and was happy to prepare something special for us if needed to cater for our dietary requirements. The service was also incredible with a special shout out to Sofiko and Suresh. They would welcome us like family every day and were always happy to chat and help in anyway. All of the staff were very friendly and amazing. A special mention to Chef Jeremy and Chef Ranbir who were at the live stations and always went above and beyond to prepare our meals. Last but not least, a big thank you to Zaur and Nara for their incredible service everyday. Kai restaurant - This is their Asian cuisine restaurant with a wide variety of dishes to choose from their a la carte menu. We had an amazing dinner here and thought the food was delicious. The service was second to none with staff very friendly and accomodating. The chef came to us personally to see what we would like to have and was happy to whip something off menu as well. The ambience of the restaurant is very romantic and makes for a good date night! Ocean breeze - We had a 5 course honeymoon special dinner here which was incredible. From the amazing sunset view to incredible food and amazing service. Every dish we had was truly amazing with bags of flavour and made our last dinner truly memorable. This restaurant offered buffet lunch where we had lunch a couple of times during our stay. If I could critic something it was that there weren’t a lot of vegetarian options available so that was a down side for us. This overwater restaurant has the most spectacular lunch and dinner views with an amazing breeze and gives for a surreal experience. Zero degree - The bar and infinity pool restaurant where we had lunch on most days. The bar style food here was amazing which you can choose from a menu and is a perfect place to spend your afternoons. The service was great and a special mention to Afu who was always friendly and happy to help. Mizu restaurant - Probably one of the highlights of our stay. We had a great time at Mizu where we had a 5 course teppanyaki dinner prepared in front of us by Chef Harish who was very entertaining and put on quite a show. I would highly recommend this dining experience! The resort has plenty to offer and we thoroughly enjoyed the AYSPA and ended up going there again. The Spa facilities and staff are truly amazing. The evening entertainment was spectacular with the highlights being the Fire and light shows! It was an incredible trip and we had the most beautiful time. Thank you so much to everyone at Ayada for making our trip so special. We have made memories to last us a lifetime and we can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Emma wrote a review Mar 2022
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My mother and I came to stay at Ayada for 9 nights and every second of our stay was perfection, from the moment we stepped off the speedboat at the resort until we left. The resort itself took us an hour and a half to get to from Malé but don’t let that put you off, it is more than worth the journey! Our butler Ali met us at the jetty and was fabulous for our whole stay, nothing a was too much to ask for. He even arranged for a surprise complimentary massage for the two of us which was incredible! Accommodation: We stayed in an Ocean Villa which we would definitely recommend doing, the views out to sea are second to none. The villa itself is very spacious and has been decorated beautifully, a very special mention to our housekeeper Lakmar who kept our room incredibly clean and did the most beautiful bed decorations for us, we are truly grateful! Stepping out of the back of the villa every morning to see the beautiful orange sunrise was such a treat, and the reef by the villa was dreamy. We swam with turtles, sharks, manta rays and so many different species of fish I couldn’t even begin to name them! The most incredible part of the reef is swimming up to the edge and seeing the sea drop off into the blue, it really feels like you are on the edge of the world. Food: The food in every restaurant to us was more than 5 star. Magu in the morning for breakfast had some of the best variety of food, and the staff there are truly wonderful. We have to mention especially Sofiko and Raasih, Sofiko met us every morning with a warm welcome as if we were family, and Raasih had memorised our morning coffee order by the third day and brought it to us without having to ask. It is those little touches which made everything that little bit more special. We dined at every restaurant in the resort, and each was a completely different experience but all were amazing. Our favourite was Mizu, where our amazing chef (we sadly did not get his name), cooked us amazing teppanyaki in front of us and put on a brilliant show. It is a must visit! Entertainment: My mother and I are constantly looking for things to do and Ayada did not disappoint at all. We played tennis in the mornings and as mentioned the snorkelling in the sea was absolutely incredible! We had the diamond package which also got us a massage and 2 excursions each which were brilliant. The massages were so relaxing, the spa is really beautiful. The excursions we did were the aquarium snorkelling and sunset fishing, and the staff on the trips made them even more special! They really treated us as if we were old friends and they are trips we will never forget! Aside from the trips we also did the Fireshow lesson and played volleyball, which are an absolute MUST! Erdi from Fire Storm showed us the ropes, and we are still in awe of how they perform the tricks with fire when we struggled to even learn the absolute basics! Volleyball was also great fun with many of the staff joining in and playing it was really great fun! In the evenings there was always something to do, with an amazing carnival on one of the nights we were there. Our favourite had to be Fire Storm, their performances were truly out of this world, and you cannot visit Ayada without seeing them, we miss it already! All in all I really feel like we have left a piece of our hearts out in the Maldives, it was the most special holiday we have ever been on and I am already desperate to return. I am so grateful to everyone at Ayada for making it the holiday of dreams!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 9 Mar 2022
Dear emschandler Thank you for your wonderful feedback about your recent stay at Ayada Maldives. We are all so grateful for the recognition that you have given my colleagues who have been able to provide you with the perfect vacation. We are delighted that you were able to enjoy our island paradise to the fullest and that we have created so many happy memories. We look forward to welcoming you both back soon Kindest regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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Anmol J wrote a review 23 Jun
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Served us very well...best host i ever had. The property is very nice and also the vegetarian food we liked. Every staff here is friendly and cooperative. I look forward for another vacation in Maldives with this property only.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Victoria P wrote a review 19 Jun
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions1 helpful vote
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Ayada Island is so far the island with the best service that me and my husband have visited. This is the fifth island we have visited in Maldives and we were pleasantly surprised of the warm welcoming and care throughout our stay from Ayada island staff. Special thanks to our butler Zeeshan, who was so kind to respond with a smile to every need of ours,available 24/7. Welcoming, polite, friendly and professional. The island has many different activities every day to entertain their guests- incredible fire shows, carnival, yoga, movie nights and many more. We had so much fun on the Poker night with Kamran, who is also a great DJ and always ready to help and entertain. The staff overall is polite, responsive and always positive. The restaurants have amazing view and thematic cuisine nights. The island has its own beautiful garden where they harvest their own fresh herbs, vegetables and bananas. The good thing about the pool is that it can be used at night as well. Both beach and water villas have private pools are spacious and have incredible view. Special thanks to the manager John whose contribution for the resort quality and staff professionalism is prominent and appreciated! Thank you Ayada!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Victoriapetrova8 Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at our island paradise. We are so pleased that we were able to provide you with the perfect vacation and that you enjoyed the quality of the activities, secret garden and spacious villas. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back and create even more happy memories. Kindest regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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ozgecbc wrote a review 11 Jun
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we are so pleased to has the chance to stay at Ayada Maldives during our honeymoon. The staff was very smiling and hospitable. The aymosphere was just magical. Our buttler mr. Ali was very interested in our needs, bartender ms. Beril’s coctails were amazing. Every single small need was just well thought. We are hopin to come back as soon as possible
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ozgealtugcorbaci Thank you 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 vacation and that you found our island paradise to be magical. We look forward to welcoming you back (and serving you more of Ms. Beril's amazing cocktails!) Kind regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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taytay wrote a review 11 Jun
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A private paradise whery every little detail has been thought out for you with such finesse. Can’t wait to return to this heaven on earth which was simply uncomparable to any holiday experience I’ve had. Friendly and attentive service, abundance of good food and tasty cocktails, breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the simple joy of enjoying your private pool among the lush vegetation. Lots of friendly garden lizards, a secret garden full of herbs , romantic restaurants and relaxing bike rides. Could not ask for more.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Resort60200366052 Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at our island paradise. We are so grateful for your glowing recommendation and pleased that you enjoyed not only the quality of the service and the food, but also the wonderful natural wildlife on the island. We look forward to welcoming you back soon Kindest regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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Canan K. wrote a review 10 Jun
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thanks for the ayada team for all the positive memories and experiences. unforgettable vacation. and a big thank you to the staff who made it possible to have so much fun. not to forget our guide zeeshan, the best entertainer Kamran, nishan and all the Chefs Canan & Volkan😘🇲🇻
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Canan & Volkan Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at Ayada Maldives,. We are so pleased that we were able to create an unforgettable vacation for you and that you enjoyed the quality of service provided by my colleagues, particularly Zeeshan, Kamran and Nishan. We look forward to welcoming you back soon Kind regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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Juneyoung P wrote a review 6 Jun
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Beautiful sightseeing, Kind butler mr. Bek, Delicious food, Wide and relaxing villa...all the things that I experienced in Ayada are perpect. Especially, Our butler mr. Bek is very kind. He provided all the convenient things, so we just take good memories in the Ayada. If I visited Maldives once more, I would choose the Ayada Maldives. Thank you mr. Bek.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear juneyoungp2022 Thank you for choosing Ayada Maldives as your honeymoon destination. We are delighted that you were able to enjoy your vacation at our island paradise and that you enjoyed the quality of our villas as well as the excellent service provided by Mr. Bek. We hope that you will be able to return soon and enjoy the wonderful Maldives once more. Kindest regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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Paul wrote a review 6 Jun
Nice, France6 contributions
The island, the staff and management, the food, dive center instructors and the Beach Villa were outstanding. We were very lucky with the weather and had 13 glorious days. Slight rain during two nights. Caught two types of Tuna and Barracuda which the chef prepared for us in 6 diffrent ways, delicious. Looking forward to returning. Paul and Family
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Dear Paul & Family Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at Ayada Maldives. We are so grateful for your glowing recommendation that you have given us, and pleased that you were able to enjoy the glorious weather and of course excellent fishing!. We look forward to welcoming you back soon Kindest regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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데레기 wrote a review 6 Jun
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
Everything was better than i thought. Food, sea, activities, villa and the service. All the staff treat us so well that we feel very comfortable. I hope I visit here again with my future child. That's how good this is.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Globetrotting810851 Thank you for your glowing recommendation of your recent stay at Ayada Maldives. We are delighted that you have found us to be the best resort you have stayed at, and pleased that we exceeded your expectations of our island paradise. We look forward to welcoming you back (with your future child) soon Kindest regards Simon Quarrell General Manager
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$414 - $1,059 (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 centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Ayada Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Ayada Maldives offers airport transportation 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 centre 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 harbour view available here.
Is Ayada Maldives accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.