Ayada | Designer Travel

Ayada Maldives, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Upper South Province, Maldives

Domestic flight transfer from Male Airport to Kaadhedhoo Domestic Airport followed by a 50 minute speedboat transfer to the island.

About Ayada

If you fancy escaping to a luxurious private island retreat, Ayada is the resort for you. Located in the beautiful Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Ayada is built in a traditional Maldivian style and offers 122 spacious villas and suites, all with private pools and butler service.

The island is encircled by a pristine sandy beach leading to a shallow lagoon. This is an ideal destination for diving enthusiasts who can explore the stunning coral reefs and see the vast assortment of marine life. The Dive Centre offers a good range of dive courses, night dives and adventure dives. Scuba diving, snorkelling and surfing are also popular pastimes at Ayada.

Excursions are a great way to experience more of this stunning area – try a deserted island picnic, glass-bottomed boat tour or traditional Maldivian fishing at sunset.

There’s a fully equipped Kid’s Club for younger guests which has its own pool, stage, playground and jungle gym. Experienced professionals are on hand to organise fun activities including cooking classes, supervised snorkelling and t-shirt painting.

Keeping fit and active isn’t a problem at Ayada with a floodlit tennis court, yoga studio, mini football ground, outdoor pool, jogging track and fitness centre¬†available.

Ayada is also the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding ceremony or renewal of vows. Please ask us for more details.


The 3,500 sq m luxury spa is a peaceful retreat where you can rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. There are eight spacious treatment villas each with their own hydrotherapy bath, a segregated steam and sauna area, cold plunge pool, warm vitality pool, Turkish hammam, hairdresser and manicure and pedicure salons.

Facilities & Amenities

Rooms & Suites


Suites and villas offer elegant luxury with services and amenities including 24 hour butler service, 24 hour room service, evening turn down service, twice daily housekeeping, flat screen TV, DVD/CD player with surround sound system, complimentary Wi-Fi, Nespresso machine, tea making facilities, minibar, safe, outdoor terrace with hammock, indoor daybed, air conditioning.

Island Villa

Set within the tropical gardens, Island Villas offer convenient access to the resort facilities, The indoor bathroom has a large bathtub and separate shower plus there is an outdoor Roman shower in the garden.
Max Occupancy: 2 adults & 1 child
101 sq m

Beach Villa

Relax just steps away from the white sands and enjoy these beautiful beachfront villas with private outdoor area and plunge pool.
Max Occupancy: 2 adults & 2 children
102 sq m

Ocean Villa

Idyllic over-water villas with a private outdoor terrace overlooking the blue waters of the ocean. Each villa has an ocean hammock and plunge pool.
Max Occupancy: 2 adults & 2 children
108 sq m

Beach Suite

Ideal accommodation for families, these interconnecting villas have a larger bedroom and spacious living area which has a connecting door with a Beach Villa from inside and outside the terrace. Each suite has a private terrace, plunge pool and direct beach access.
Max Occupancy: 3 adults & 1 child or 2 adults & 2 children
115 sq m

Sunset Lagoon Suite

Elegant suites which rest on the land but have an outdoor terrace set over the ocean. Each offers a large living and bedroom area plus a bathroom which opens into the private garden area. The spacious terrace has a plush swing sofa, plunge pool and direct lagoon access. (Sunset Beach Suites and Sunset Ocean Suites are also available).
Max Occupancy: 3 adults & 1 child or 2 adults & 2 children
156 sq m

Ayada Royal Ocean Suite

This duplex split level suite offers lavish living space, stunning views and absolute privacy. Please contact us for full details about this amazing suite.
Max Occupancy: 4 adults or 4 adults & 4 children
342 sq m


Magu: The resort’s main restaurant set on the beach. Serves international buffet choices.

Ocean Breeze: A stylish over-water restaurant and bar serving modern European fare.

Kai: Delicious flavours of the Far East.

Mizu: Watch the skillful chefs prepare Teppanayaki dishes for you to enjoy.

Sea Salt: Opens twice a week and serves freshly grilled meat and seafood right on the sands.

Ile de Joie: A delightful cheese and wine bar set over the lagoon.

Zero Degree: Dine beside the pool before enjoying the live music with your drink of choice.