Abu Dhabi, UAE – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine
Located amidst a pristine reef within the southern rim of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the southern Maldives, 268 miles south of the capital Male, the island based resort occupies 150,000 square meters of undisturbed and indigenous vegetation and offers uninterrupted views of the breath-taking Maldivian landscape.
The 112-villa resort comprises 33 Beach Villas, 4 Beach Suites, 14 Sunset Beach Suites, 33 Ocean Villas, 11 Sunset Lagoon Suites, 16 Sunset Ocean Suites and the outstanding duplex Ayada Royal Ocean Suite. All exterior and interior elements have been especially commissioned to use the most durable natural elements and as such there is an abundance of teak, marble and sandstone finishings on display. Each of the spacious 50 water villas and 62 seafront villas are tastefully designed and furnished to provide privacy and comfort and offer the service of a dedicated butler or guest relations agent.
Ayada Maldives, which was awarded Maldives’ Leading New Resort and Indian Ocean’s Leading New Resort at the 2011 World Travel Awards, offers guests seven vividly enticing outlets; each with its unique influence, ranging from exotic Asian flavors to tantalizing Mediterranean specialties. The unique “Ile de Joie” offers an extensive selection of quality wines and cheeses with an array of the finest chocolate and a humidor stocked with a variety of the finest Cuban cigars. With a nod to the resort’s heritage, the vibrant “Ottoman Lounge” has specialty coffees, teas and shisha. All dining experiences at Ayada Maldives come complete with impeccable service and breathtaking views of the ocean.
Ayada Maldives’ expansive AySpa has been exclusively designed by leading spa experts to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Centrally located, AySpa is a 3,500-square-meter haven and forms an enclave within the island vegetation and other resort facilities. Using the natural surroundings as inspiration, the spa showcases sandstone floors with marble and timber hues to reinforce an indigenous feel to complete the spa experience. On offer at AySpa are eight spacious and tranquil treatment villas – some with their own hydrotherapy baths, a segregated steam and sauna area, a cold plunge pool, two Vichy showers, a warm vitality pool and the Maldives’ first Turkish hammam including an elaborate marble plinth that can be reserved for private use.
The onsite dive and water sports center offers a range of courses and experiences ranging from professional PADI diving certifications to fun dives, snorkeling, canoeing, wind surfing, catamaran sailing, stand up paddling, and water skiing. Other recreational facilities of note are a large infinity pool with LED lights giving a starry effect at night, tennis, mini football, volleyball, badminton and a games room with Xbox, PS3 and pool tables. The resort also benefits from proximity to the best surfing spots available in the Maldives, Kid’s Club and babysitting services, and over water hammocks in certain villa categories. Private events are catered for with “The White Room” offering a unique venue for a wedding or large scale event with a garden setting for up to 450 people.
An unforgettable and indulgent journey of luxurious pampering awaits all visitors at Ayada Maldives. Savor the infinite views of the spectacular sunsets, delight in the magnificent coral reef, unwind with rejuvenating spa treatments, revel in the long stretches of pristine beach, partake in authentic Maldivian experiences or simply relax with impeccable and personalized service.