Max Zaharenkov

Hotel Review: Ayada Maldives

Hotel Reviews
Looking for the ultimate tropical escape? Want a holiday that will have your Instagram followers green with envy? Look no further than the Ayada Maldives, a haven nestled in the heart of the stunning Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll. Picture this: crystal clear lagoons, white sand beaches, and a resort experience that truly embodies the word 'paradise.' Sounds like a dream, doesn't it? But here's the secret: it's all real.

So, how do you get to this piece of heaven on earth? You can either opt for a domestic flight followed by a speedboat transfer or go for the direct seaplane transfer. Though the seaplane is a bit on the pricier side, the view from above is worth every single penny. Seriously, who wouldn't enjoy a private aerial tour of the Maldivian islands?

Stepping onto the resort, you are welcomed by a refreshing drink and a sight that screams luxury. The walkway boasts of glass panels, allowing you to glimpse the azure waters and vibrant marine life beneath your feet. Now that's what I call a grand entrance!

You're probably wondering about the accommodation. Trust me; it’s the stuff dreams are made of. I had initially booked a Beach Villa but couldn’t resist the allure of an upgrade to an over-water villa. And oh boy, was it worth it! Just imagine waking up to an endless expanse of ocean, sun glistening on the water as you sip your morning coffee on the private deck. If that doesn’t scream ‘vacation,’ I don’t know what does.

Now, to my favorite part, the food! From succulent seafood at Ocean Breeze to authentic Turkish delights at the Ottoman Lounge, each restaurant offered a culinary journey like no other. Remember those morning buffet spreads that make you forget about dieting altogether? Ayada has it! The breakfast at Magu was my favorite part of the day - such a diverse spread is sure to satiate any palate. Who doesn't love starting the day with a smorgasbord of delicious dishes, right?

What's a holiday without some pool lounging? Ayada's infinity pool, with its awe-inspiring views of the ocean, is the perfect spot to work on your tan or simply relax with a cocktail in hand. Ever enjoyed the feel of the sun's warm rays with a gentle ocean breeze playing through your hair?

Water sports enthusiasts, this one's for you! Kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling - you name it, Ayada has it. Exploring the vibrant underwater world right from your villa’s deck is an experience I can’t recommend enough. Did I mention the mesmerizing coral structures and their colorful aquatic residents?

Seeking some downtime? The AySpa is your sanctuary. Perched on a hilltop, this tranquil space offers panoramic views of the resort and the ocean. Unwind, rejuvenate and soak in the splendid views – what could be more blissful?

Summing it up, Ayada Maldives is a tropical gem, blending luxury and natural beauty. It's the ultimate paradise that invites you to kick back, relax and experience the very best of the Maldives.

For all the snorkeling fans out there, though Ayada's house reef is beautiful, you may find a slightly lesser variety of marine life compared to other spots in the Maldives. But fret not, there are plenty of snorkeling and diving trips available to ensure you don't miss out on any underwater wonders.

Are you ready to experience Ayada Maldives?

→ Book your stay at Ayada Maldives here!

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