Ayada, Maldives – A Haven For Families

Ayada is a private island resort set in the unexplored Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, just a few kilometres above the equator. Surrounded by tropical greenery and the undisturbed coral reefs, Ayada is one of the finest resorts in the Maldives. And rightly so too! Over the years, it has won multiple awards, including the “Signum Virtutis” at the 2017 Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards and was the World Luxury Restaurants Awards winner 2017 for serving speciality cuisine at eight restaurants and offering impeccable in-villa dining experiences.

Ayada Maldives resort water villa

The maldives magic

Maldives is the honeymooner’s ultimate paradise. Its clear blue ocean and white sand beaches are undeniably the most romantic setting for anyone’s love to blossom in. But that’s not all that Maldives is ideal for. It also offers fun activities that can even be enjoyed by families.

The ayada experience

Ayada has it all under one roof – from snorkeling and kayaking to scuba diving, a tour of the turquoise waters in a glass-bottomed boat, crossing the equator by sea, or a picnic on a deserted island just like Robinson Crusoe but with better food. Guests can also enjoy The Ayada Carnival, which takes place twice a week. The Carnival consists of games for adults and children alike, and makes for a great place for families to have fun together.

activities with families

Your kids can also spend their time at the Zuzuu Kids’ Club while you indulge in a Turkish Hammam or a spa treatment at AySpa. All the activities at the Kids’ Club are complimentary and your child will be thrilled to receive a Zuzuu bag on arrival with a toy, cap, t-shirt and a booklet. And it gets better! For kids aged 5 years and below, all the water sports can be enjoyed free of charge. And for kids aged between 6 to 12 years, there’s a 50% discount on all water sports. What more would you want?

aerial view of Ayada Maldives resort

This and much more awaits you at Ayada. So here’s a list of activities and adventures you can set out on with your family:

1. Snorkeling

Ayada Maldives has amazing coral reefs in its area which are well worth exploring. And there’s no better way to do that than with some snorkelling. It is the best way to discover the reef and its abundant marine life. The staff at Ayada will happily help you decide on the best time and snorkelling sites. It is advised that snorkeling be done against the current in the beginning so that when you’re tired, it is easier to swim back with the current. The resort provides the fins, masks and snorkels for the experience. They also provide life-jackets for the less confident swimmers.snorkeling

2. Fun Tube

Bounce across the waves in a tube connected by a rope to a speedboat. Once you give it a try, you’ll understand why it’s called a FUN tube. With you sitting inside a tube, the boat slowly starts accelerating and you move just above the water at great speed. It will make for an unforgettable memory and a thrilling experience!

3. Jet Ski

This is one of the most popular water activities. Experience the thrill of speed on water with one of their guides by your side.

people riding jet ski

4. Diving

Set out on a dive with your family and discover coral reefs and marine life while enjoying each other’s company. With year round high visibility, favorable weather conditions, stunning coral reefs and free flowing tides of the seasonal monsoons, Maldives is a haven for divers and ocean lovers.

sea diving experience at Ayada Maldives resort
Become an explorer

Over 1,000 species of fish, coral and other marine life inhabit the waters in the Maldives. Given the the Gaafu Dhaalu atoll’s isolation, the Ayada Maldives’ underwater seascape is still undisturbed and awaiting discovery.

Gaafu Dhaalu atoll is fast gaining an international reputation as being one of the most incredible places to dive and snorkel in. This is due to the excellence of its coral reefs and untouched marine life. Because of the relatively small number of divers, it’s still possible to discover a reef where the fish have never seen a human being before.

underwater diving
Get started

The courses on offer at Ayada are all developed by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). It is the world’s most premier diving education organisation. All their courses guarantee quality and a PADI certification is globally acknowledged. All courses are modular allowing for you to begin with an introductory course and progress to a certification course.

5. Dolphin Spotting

Grab your snorkel and jump on board for this trip to visit the lovable spinner dolphins. Follow it up with a snorkeling excursion to a beautiful coral reef.

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dolphin spotting

6. Equator Crossing

Join the band of the select few who’ve crossed the Equator by sea and have a signed certificate as a souvenir. Please note: this excursion is dependent on the weather and the waves can be a little rough on this trip.

7. Deserted Island Picnic

The Ayada guide will take you to a nearby deserted island for a complete Robinson Crusoe experience you’ll treasure forever.

surf boarding

There’s too many activities at Ayada, and very little space to talk about all of them. But rest assured, this and much more awaits you only at Ayada. The resort makes for a peaceful getaway due to its undisturbed surroundings. Besides, you won’t even need to venture out of its vast grounds to get away from people. Book your next family holiday at Ayada, Maldives – it has something for everyone – from kids to adults to those seeking adventure!

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