Ayada Resort

The luxurious Ayada Resort is one of the most beautiful places to stay and surf in the Maldives. With pristine beaches, turquoise water abundant with marine life and lush greenery, this is the tropical getaway you’ve been longing for.

Ayada Resort offers eight indulgent dining options, luxury over-water accommodation and a huge range of on-island and water activities. It’s the quintessential Maldivian escape that caters for families, couples and solo travellers.

Set upon a gorgeous private island, guests have access to five world class surf breaks within 30 minutes of each other. Ayada Resort also offers a professional surf program with experienced surf guides and instructors to help you to improve your skills in this world-class surfing destination.

Whether you’d rather jump on a boat to explore nearby surf breaks, get active with a range of water sports, relax by the pool with a good book or indulge in a treatment at the award-winning day spa, Ayada Resort is the dream location for surfers and non-surfers alike.

March to October
Beaches, Snorkeling, Couple-Friendly
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Experience pure luxury at the spectacular 5-star Ayada Resort in the Outer Atolls. Offering the very best in accommodation, Ayada Resort has a variety of options, from Garden Villas to indulgent Sunset Beach Suites and Ocean Villas.

The Ayada Resort offers nine spectacular accommodation options, varying in size from 100 sqm to 320 sqm. Whether you have a more moderate budget, or are ready to splurge, Ayada Resort has something for everyone.

Garden Villa

Set in the lush tropical greenery of this private island, the Garden Villas are the perfect retreat for those looking for serenity and seclusion. Every Garden Villa includes a spacious bathroom with freestanding tub, air-conditioning, outdoor shower and a large terrace and private garden with hammock. Accommodates three adults and one infant. Villa size: 101 sqm.

The Beach Villas are located along the pristine white sand of Maguhdhuvaa Island, with direct beach access as well as a private plunge pool. These villas have a beautiful private garden, a bathroom with a freestanding tub, air-conditioning, outdoor shower and plenty of space to kick-back and relax. Accommodates three adults and one infant. Villa size: 103 sqm.

Enjoy the sunset from these Beach Suites located along the pristine white sand of Maguhdhuvaa Island. These suites have direct beach access and a private plunge pool. The Beach Suites offer more space with a luxurious and large living area, a bathroom with a freestanding tub, air-conditioning, outdoor shower and plenty of space to kick-back and relax. Accommodates three guests, one child and one infant. Suite size: 137 sqm.

Set over the crystal clear lagoon, these luxurious over-water villas offer the quintessential Malivian Resort experience. Lounge on the hammocks, take a dip in the private plunge pool, or just sit and contemplate as you enjoy uninterrupted views of the horizon. These villas have direct lagoon access, a bathroom with a freestanding tub, air-conditioning, outdoor shower and plenty of space to kick-back and relax. Accommodates three guests and one infant. Villa size: 108 sqm.

With a terrace overhanging the beautiful Indian Ocean, the Sunset Lagoon Suites have all the luxuries of the Garden and Beach Villas, as well as a spacious outdoor terrace with plush swing sofas, a hammock and a private plunge pool. These gorgeous suites also have an outdoor shower in a private tropical garden, a bathroom with a freestanding tub, air-conditioning and direct lagoon access. Accommodates three guests. Suite size: 156 sqm.

Enjoy absolute luxury and privacy set above the Indian Ocean in a Sunset Ocean Suite. A more spacious option, the Sunset Ocean Suites have a beautiful master bedroom with ensuite (with a freestanding tub) and a glass floor panel in the living room to take in spectacular views of the water below. Each suite has air-conditioning, a huge sundeck with views to the horizon, ocean hammocks and direct access to the lagoon. Accommodates three guests. Suite size: 172 sqm.

An incredible option for families travelling with older children, these over-water suites provide luxury overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. With floor-to-ceiling windows in both bedrooms, guests have stunning views from both of the well-appointed bedrooms.

The Sunset Family Ocean Suites have two bedrooms, one with a shower room and glass floor panel to enjoy spectacular over-water views and the master bedroom with a full ensuite with a freestanding tub.

Relax and kick-back in the air-conditioned living room or take a swim in the private plunge pool. Spend the afternoon on the huge sundeck with a large dining table, napping in an over-water hammock, on the sun loungers or on the daybed with direct lagoon access just a few steps away. Accommodates five guests. Suite size: 172 sqm.

The luxury Sunset Family Lagoon Suites are perfect for families. Guests can enjoy both a tropical garden with an outdoor shower, as well as views of the turquoise lagoon. These suites have one king size bed and two single beds, a large bathroom with a freestanding tub, air-conditioning, a spacious living area and a gorgeous terrace with plush swing sofas, a private plunge pool and direct lagoon access. Accommodates four guests. Suite size: 156 sqm.

The ultimate in luxury accommodation at Ayada Resort, the Ayada Royal Ocean Suite is perfect for families and larger groups. It offers stunning 180 degree views of the Indian Ocean and absolute privacy.

On the edge of a jetty in a secluded enclave, the Royal Ocean Suite has two bedrooms set over two levels, a large bathroom with a freestanding tub and a spacious living area with glass floor panels to view the ocean below.

Guests can relax and take in the spectacular views from the air-conditioned living area, or from the huge outdoor terrace with a private pool, sun lounges, hammocks, daybeds and direct access to the lagoon. Accommodates six guests. Suite size: 318 sqm.


At Ayada Resort guests can choose from eight amazing restaurants featuring delicious cuisine with both international and traditional Maldivian influences.

Ocean Breeze Overwater Restaurant & Bar

Sitting above the turquoise lagoon, Ocean Breeze serves a variety of fresh seafood, pastas, fine steaks and perennial favourites for lunch and dinner. Enjoy a range of European dishes while you take in the views and cool ocean breezes.

Mizu Japanese Teppanyaki Grill

Indulge in fresh seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes cooked skillfully on the teppanyaki grill, complemented by an extensive range of sakes and wines.

Kai Far East Restaurant

The skilled chefs at Kai serve an exquisite range of far-eastern and Asian delicacies in a beautiful setting amongst the lush greenery of Ayada Resort. From fresh sushi and sashimi, to local seafood and specialities from China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, you won’t be disappointed when dining at Kai Far East Restaurant.

Zero Degree Poolside Restaurant & Bar

Dine on a delicious range of European, Asian and Middle Eastern dishes while you relax on a daybed or take in poolside views under a cabana.


Ayada Resort’s main restaurant, Magu is open for breakfast and dinner and offers buffet style dining. Enjoy a range of international dishes, from the Maldives to Mexico, the Mediterranean to the Middle East.

Sea Salt Beach BBQ

There’s nothing quite like a Maldivian BBQ on the beach and at Ayada Resort it’s truly a spectacular experience. Every Tuesday and Friday dine on mouthwatering seafood, meat and vegetables with your feet in the sand.

Ottoman Lounge Turkish Cafe

You’ll feel like you’re in a cafe in the heart of Istanbul while enjoying silver-service tea, coffee and Turkish treats in the Ottoman Lounge.

Ile De Joie Wine and Cheese Island

If you love wine and cheese, an afternoon at Ile De Joie shouldn’t be missed. With a fine wine cellar and a range of delicious cheeses, this open-air wine bar sits over the lagoon for the ultimate sunset experience. Ile De Joie’s talented bartenders also serve a range of fine label cognacs, premium whiskies and other drinks.

Meal Inclusions

What meals are included in the World Surfaris package? Standard packages includes daily buffet breakfast. Please talk to your surf travel specialist about halfboard, fullboard, and diamond package dining upgrades.

Full details can be found on all World Surfaris quotes.

Surf Ayada Resort

Surfers staying at Ayada Resort have access to some of the best waves in the region. The Ayada Surf Program offers daily surf transfers with experienced surf guides to five of the 12 breaks in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll.

This idyllic surf destination encapsulates the raw beauty of the Maldives, while offering up some of the most incredible (and often empty) waves in the region. For the best conditions early (March to May) and late (September to November) season are the best times to book a surf charter to the Outer Atolls, with empty waves and more consistent swell.


A fun wave, Love Charms can be surfed on all tides and breaks between 2 to 10 ft. Surfers can expect nice tubes on the inside of this Maldivian right-hander


Gani Point is a right-hander that can be very hollow on mid-tide. It’s protected in south/south-west winds and offers up long, clean rides.


A peak off a bombie in the middle of a channel, Booga reef is hollow, but fun. The right is more consistent, but needs a west/north-west wind for protection.


Tiger Stripes, also known as Rockets, is a long left-hander with long rideable walls. This wave picks up plenty of swell and can be surfed on all tides and is best in west/north winds.


Antiques is the right-hander on the other side of Tiger Stripes. It’s not as powerful as Tiger Stripes and for this reason it makes it a good spot for beginner to intermediate surfers.

Surf Guides

Experienced Surf Guides

The experienced and enthusiastic surf guides at Ayada Resort live to score epic waves. Their passion for surfing and knowledge of the area will ensure you will be at the right place at the right time – every time!

The surf guides cater to all surfing levels, from beginner to intermediate, ensuring all surfers end their holiday with fun waves and plenty of memories to take home. The Ayada Surf Program also includes a full-time surf photographer to ensure you capture your best waves, as well as board rental for $40/person for three hours, or $80/person for a full day.

Non-Surf Activities

However you want to spend your time at the luxury Ayada Resort, there’s something for everyone. Surrounded by the beautiful Indian Ocean, choose from a range of on-land or on-water activities for the whole family.

During your stay at Ayada Resort you’ll encounter an array of exotic animals, the waters are abundant with a variety of fish, turtles and stingrays and the lush greenery is home to crabs, lizards, fruit bats and bird life.


Get active in and on the water with a huge range of water activities/sports.

● Windsurfing.
● Jet skis.
● Fun tube.
● Wakeboarding.
● Snorkelling.
● Scuba diving/courses.


● Reef snorkelling.
● Sunset fishing.
● Glass-bottom boat tours.
● Deserted island picnics.
● Local island visits.
● Sandbank experiences.
● Island safaris.
● Dolphin spotting trips.

Sports and Recreation

● Yoga.
● Gym.
● Games hall.
● Jogging.
● Tennis.

Zuzuu Kids Club

Open from 9am to 6pm, the Zuzuu Kids club is fully equipped for children four years and older. For children under four, babysitting charges will apply.

At Zuzuu Kids Club:
● Recreational and educational activities with a professional childcare team.
● Pool.
● Nanny room.
● Stage, playground and jungle gym.
● Cooking classes, T-shirt painting, face-painting, marine educational activities and more.

Secret Garden

Ayada Resorts’ very own garden featuring hydroponics, a banana plantation, a vegetable garden, orchid house, nursery and local island farming.


A stay at Ayada Resort isn’t complete without a visit to AySpa. This award-winning spa has been designed with complete luxury and relaxation in mind, with 3,500 sqm of pure indulgence. AySpa has a range of beautiful treatment options, saunas, steam rooms and cold plunge pools, as well as the Maldives’ first vichy shower room and private Turkish Hammam with an incredible marble plinth.

Whether you want to escape reality and experience pure relaxation, or get pampered with a haircut or manicure, AySpa will help you to unwind and rejuvenate your body and soul.



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