This is my Hotel Review about our stay at the Ayada Maldives. It is one of the biggest islands we ever stayed at in the Maldives with countless activities to do and beautiful photo spots all around the resort.
THE LOCATION & ARRIVAL
In the very South of the Maldives lies the Huvadhu atoll where the Ayada is located. From the international airport in Male you have to take domestic flight to the small Kaadedhdhoo Airport for around 40 mins.
There the Ayada crew picked us up with their speed boat to bring us to the resort. The ride takes around 25 mins but on the way we already spotted a huge pod of dolphins which obviously wanted to welcome us!
When we arrived we got greeted by the team of the resort with a fresh coconut and our private butler picked us with a buggy to show us the island.
THE HOTEL CONCEPT
Other than many other resorts in the Maldives the Ayada ist quite huge with a tropical jungle in the middle of the island and a white sand beach all around it.
Every villa comes with bicycles which is the best way to explore the island.
The activity spots and restaurants are spread over the whole island. At the watersport center you can rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards or even Jetskis – which is really a lot of fun 🙂
If you want to experience something outside of the island you can book different tours – for example to amazing snorkeling spots or sandbanks.
From our Ocean Villa we loved jumping directly into the lagoon to go snorkeling. The water was really calm – which made it perfect for snorkeling beginners!
AySpa is the perfect place to relax a bit after some adventurous days – we tried the Hammam Treatment in a traditional Turkish Bath and absolutely loved it. The outdoor relaxing area is very luxurious and we got some delicious coconut sorbet served after our treatment.
The huge infinity pool is perfect to enjoy the sun or the sip a cocktail from the bar. It’s also ein nice spot to watch the sunset in the evening. Throughout the week they have different events happening at the “Zero Degree” Pool Bar like a Poker Night or Disco Evening at Saturdays.
We stayed in a wonderful Ocean Villa directly over the crystal clear lagoon during our stay at the Ayada.
Entering the Villa we already felt at home thanks to the warm interior design and the lovely details. A bottle of champagne was waiting for us as a Welcome gift together with a really huge fruit basket.
The bedroom is spacious and through a huge sliding door you enter the wonderful bathroom with a freestanding bathtub. The windows of the bathroom can be opened completely to enjoy a bath with the amazing view over the ocean.
My favorite part of the Villa was the huge verandah with sunbeds, a relaxing lounge, private pool and even a hammock to chill over the lagoon. Every single ocean villa has a private access to the ocean to go swimming or snorkeling.
Sunset Beach Suite
During our stay we also had the chance to check out the Beach Suite for two nights and really loved the feeling of waking up to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore and being just a step away from the ocean.
The suite is very spacious with a separate living area and a beautiful bathroom which is partly indoors and and partly outdoors with a tropical shower.
The best part is of course the private verandah with a pool and relaxing area surrounded by a lush tropical greenery so you have a lot of privacy!
BREAKFAST & RESTAURANTS
Magu Main Restaurant
The Main Restaurant of the Ayada is called Magu and serves Breakfast and Dinner. The theme for the Dinner changes daily with many options!
For breakfast and dinner you always find vegetarian options, live cooking stations, fresh food choices and yummy desserts on the varied buffet.
These days a stay in the Maldives wouldn’t be complete without the floating breakfast, am I right? For one morning we ordered one of these to our villa and in combination with the sunrise it definitely has been a memorable experience!
Zero Degree Bar
Zero degree is a restaurant & bar right at the huge infinity pool which is perfect for a light lunch or some cocktails in the evening 🙂
Sea Salt BBQ
A special Dining experience is the Sea Salt which opens two times each week for a Beach Barbecue. All tables are prepared right at the Ocean with live music and amazing food like fresh grilled seafood, sushi and delicious dessert!
The Ayada is the perfect combination of luxury, activities and relaxation which makes it not only ideal for couples but also for families or friends. We enjoyed our stay so much that we even traveled to the Ayada a second time for the wedding of our friends and loved it just as much as our first stay. It’s the perfect resort and we enjoyed every second on the island!
We had a sponsored stay at the Ayada Maldives