Opened in 2011 and voted the ‘World’s Leading Water Villa Resort’ in 2014, Ayada Maldives is a private island offering luxury with a genuine Maldivian feel.
Set in the relatively unexplored Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll – just a few kilometers above the equator – the five-star resort has 100 spacious villas and suites, all with private pools and butler service. Food lovers can explore the six restaurants and bars, while those seeking relaxation will find their haven in the large spa.
Noted for its tropical gardens, the island is surrounded by an outstanding pristine coral reef where dolphins are frequent visitors.
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. The active can explore the area on a host of excursions, while at the resort they can enjoy tennis, badminton, watersports, yoga, the infinity pool and a 24-hour gym. Weddings take place in a beautiful private wedding chapel in a tree-lined garden, or on the beach.