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Ayada Maldives is a luxury resort located amidst a large pristine reef within the southern rim of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the southern Maldives. This five star facility, based on the tranquil natural island of Magudhdhuvaa, occupies 15 hectares and features undisturbed, indigenous vegetation, uninterrupted views of breathtaking Maldivian landscape and the smooth breeze of Indian Ocean.

 

Location

Upon arrival at Velana International Airport in Malé, our guests will be welcomed by our Airport Representatives and escorted to the domestic terminal to enjoy the services of the comfortable airport lounge, during which time all travel formalities are completed. Our guests will embark upon a 55 minute domestic flight - on the local domestic carrier “Maldivian” - from Malé to Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, the Kaadhedhoo Domestic Airport; where once again our Airport Representatives will whisk the guests away to their awaiting speed boat for a 50 minute sea transfer to Ayada Maldives whilst enjoying refreshing drinks and free Wi-Fi connectivity.

 

Stay

Showcasing the majesty of the natural surroundings, Ayada Maldives offers nine luxury accommodation types all of which combine contemporary with traditional Maldivian design elements. The stilted water villas have been carefully placed on the uniquely shaped jetty to capture magnificent views of the endless horizon, whilst the beach villas offer an enclave of absolute privacy and serenity less than 30 steps from the Indian Ocean. Each of the splendid and spacious 10 Garden Villas, 33 Beach Villas, 4 Beach Suites, 14 Sunset Beach Villas, 11 Sunset Lagoon Suites, 33 Ocean Villas, 14 Sunset Ocean Suites, 2 Sunset Family Suites and the Ayada Royal Suite are tastefully designed and furnished to provide maximum privacy and utmost comfort. Beach, Lagoon and Ocean categories include exclusive private fresh-water plunge pools, ample wooden deck and terraces, direct beach or ocean access, as well as the personalized services of a dedicated Butler or Guest Relations Agent.

Dining

Magu – The main restaurant is located on eastern front of the island facing the ocean. Open for breakfast and dinner, this dining venue showcases a generous international buffet with daily changing themes of cuisine. The menu has been carefully crafted with an abundance of variety and flavor in mind. Magu allows for indoor or outdoor dining with seating in either the enclosed air-conditioned wings or the open pavilions.

The Ocean Breeze open-air restaurant stands over the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean and is the ideal setting for a sophisticated lunch or dinner. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the horizon, the unique seafood display on a traditional Maldivian dhoni replica or marvel at the delightful marine life in the shimmering waters surrounding the restaurant as you savor a tempting menu of modern European dishes, seafood specialties and other perennial favourites. As one of the most romantic settings on the island, this elegant restaurant and bar is the ideal venue for an indulgent aperitif. Lounge and relax whilst you listen to contemporary music by day, take in the sunset in the evening, or dine by candlelight under the stars.

Regarded as the entertainment hub of the resort, Zero Degree transforms itself from the perfect relaxation area during the day to a lively venue for entertaiment and events in the evening. Lounge by the infinity pool on a sunbed or one of the luxurious cabanas enjoying light refreshments, or enjoy a simple yet wide menu of international dishes under the shade of the thatched roof; before daning the night away beside the incredible star-like LED lit pool. Zero Degree is the ideal location to appreciate the magnificent view over the expansive infinity pool or the glittering night sky.

Sea Salt - Feel the magic of the Maldives at our mouthwatering beach BBQ held under a carpet of stars where you can feast on freshly grilled meat and seafood.Ideally situated on our Zero Degree Beach with golden sand, amazing sunset and a gentle sea breeze, this is the perfect place to savour food from the grill with your feet in the surf… a true delight!

Kai - An exquisite range of far-eastern and Asian delicacies awaits in this gem of a restaurant hidden away amid tropical greenery. Open for dinner, diners can choose from an extensive sushi and sashimi list made from the freshest local seafood as well as classic interpretations of regional Asian specialties from China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Indulge in the soothing ambience of Kai with its calm reflecting pools and typical Japanese inspired architecture, whilst enjoying a memorable evening of fine dining.

Mizu - The word Teppanyaki is derived from “Teppan” meaning iron hot plate and “Yaki” which means to grill or fry. That is exactly what you’ll experience at Mizu: The chef will prepare the most delicious fish, meat and vegetarian dishes as you watch him skillfully cook in front of you with precision. Add to this the use of top quality ingredients, an extensive choice of sakes and wines and the characteristic of sitting between the ocean and the tropical Ayada Maldives

The Ile De Joie is truly an ‘island of joy’. Set 100m over the lagoon, this over-water cheese and wine bar is home to the island’s fine wines cellar, offers an extensive selection of cheeses and a humidor stocked with a variety of the finest cigars available. Diners can choose to sit at the bar, walk through the chilled wine-fridge or simply enjoy the star-filled Maldivian night skies with our state of the art telescope and relax on the seats carved into the shape of dhonis, a traditional Maldivian sailing boat.

From the serenity and tranquility of the Maldives to the vibrancy of a traditional café in Turkey, Ayada Maldives showcases the beauty and unique experience of sipping authentically brewed Turkish coffee and specialty teas with a wide array of traditional shisha at the Ottoman Lounge. This welcoming lounge is a perfect spot for a private meeting or a relaxed drink with friends. For a soothing afternoon ritual, enjoy a modern interpretation of afternoon tea. In the evenings, relax with a choice of aromatic shisha water pipes whilst lounging on low Ottoman style seating, surrounded by hundreds of tiny Turkish style lanterns.