Maldives - Gaafu Atoll
1 May 2020 - 27 September 2020
7 Night discounted luxury holiday at the Ayada Maldives
Return flights to the Maldives on Emirates Return resort transfers by domestic flight & speedboat 7 nights accommodation in a Garden Villa Breakfast daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
45% Discount included - Book by 31 March Honeymoon Value add's: Sparkling wine on arrival, one in-villa breakfast, one set menu honeymoon dinner at Kai or Ocean Breeze (Valid within 6 months of marriage) Upgrade to Crystal All Inclusive from R16 400.00 per person
A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays. A shoulder season surcharge applies for travel on certain dates in March and April 2020 of approx. R900.00 per person. A high season surcharge applies for travel from 2 – 6 January 2020, 13 – 22 June 2020 & 10 – 23 December 2020 of approx. R2 100.00 per person.
Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.
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Multi award winning Ayada Maldives is a private island resort in Maldives’ relatively unexplored Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the south of the country. The luxury resort offers 122 spacious villas and suites set amidst lush tropical gardens and greenery, and is ringed by a pristine coral reef where dolphins are frequent visitors.
Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll
The 9 luxury accommodation types combine contemporary with traditional Maldivian design elements. 10 Garden Villas, 50 Water Villas and 62 Seafront Villas are tastefully designed and furnished to provide privacy and comfort and all offer direct beach or ocean access and the service of your own dedicated butler. The majority of the villas also have a private plunge pool.
Enjoy lush vegetation, a hammock on the terrace and are ideally for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.
The Villas have direct beach access plus a private plunge pool.
These Villas are poised on stilts over the lagoon . All have private pools, ocean hammocks and direct access to the ocean from the sun deck.
These Suites have a larger bedroom that can take up to 2 children. They can also interconnect with a Beach Villa.
Sunset Beach Suites
The Sunset Beach Suites have a beachfront location, private pool and great view of the setting sun.
Sunset Lagoon Suites
Get the best of both with a beach front location and a terrace on stilts over the water, an over water hammock, plunge pool and direct access to the water.
Sunset Ocean Suites
Located on stilts over the water, the living area has a glass floor panel, huge sundeck, private pool, ocean hammocks and great sea vistas.
Sunset Ocean Family Suites
The same layout as the Sunset Ocean Suites, but the living area is converted to a second bedroom with twin beds.
The Ayada Royal Ocean Suite
This is a split level Presidential Suite at the end of the jetty with 2 bedrooms, a living area, outdoor shower area, private pool with Jacuzzi and direct ocean access.
The resort operates on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
Guests can choose to pay a supplement to upgrade to Half Board, Full Board or to one of the resort’s All Inclusive plans.
The Ayada Crystal Package includes
The Ayada Diamond All Inclusive Package includes
The main restaurant, open for breakfast and dinner, and showcases extravagant buffets.
This great over-water setting is open for lunch and dinner and the menu is predominantly classic Mediterranean and seafood specialities.
Fatures a sushi bar, two tandoori ovens and a teppanyaki wok plus an extensive wine cellar.
Ile de Joie
An over water venue offering an extensive selection of quality wines and cheeses, speciality seafood items such as caviar and oysters, chocolate from around the world and a humidor stocked with the finest cigars.
The Ottoman Lounge
Provides the unique experience of sipping authentically brewed Turkish coffee and speciality teas with a wide array of traditional shisha.
A beach barbecue held under a carpet of stars on the beach.
The entertainment hub of the resort.
An expansive spa managed by spa experts ESPA is available at Ayada Maldives. This 3500 sqm facility offers 8 treatment rooms suitable for double occupancy, a Turkish hammam, Vichy room, steam and sauna, hydrotherapy and a large relaxation area.
Ayada Maldives provides a fully equipped Kid’s Club. Open from 09h00 to 18h00 and inviting all children, this facility offers a host of recreational and educational activities conducted by a personable and attentive team. Babysitting services are also available upon request.
The Maldives surf season begins early in the year and Ayada is blessed with some of the best surf breaks – 8 are within easy distance, 2 for beginners and 6 for pros. The best months are from August through to mid November where the average height of the reef breakers can range from between 1.2 and 1.5 metres to 2.5 and 3 metres.
WELCOME TO THE MALDIVES
A destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation! A country of more than a thousand islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres of the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dreamlike beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendour and charm. For most holidaymakers, great sunny days with deep blue skies, clear lagoons with pleasing shades of blue, moonlit nights, the soothing sound of little waves lapping soft white sands, the ruffle of palms and powdery white beaches are the basic ingredient for a tropical island holiday – few places offer these in greater abundance than the Maldives.
Maldives offers a variety of resorts catering to the taste and budget of most travellers. All resorts are located on their own private island, making their beaches idyllically crowd-free. From Robinson Crusoe style to those offering a more conventional style, your resort is your haven from which to spend your days relaxing with a cocktail or two, diving in the spectacular ocean, or taking advantage of the spa facilities, water sports or activities the resort has to offer. Maldives is bare foot luxury at its best.
The warm seas of the Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty metres away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy your days snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.
The Maldives has a hot tropical climate and the temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round – and that’s on the beach and in the water! The sea in the Maldives is warm all year round and the water temperature is an average of 29°C (yowzers!)
The Maldives is 3 hours ahead of South Africa.
International flights arrive at Male's Hulhule airport, which is on an island of its own. Transfers from the airport to your resort island are either by boat, seaplane or domestic flight, depending on the distance. If your resort requires a seaplane transfer, be aware that seaplanes only operate in daylight hours. The seaplane journey in itself is an experience, as you get stunning views of the atolls - make sure you get a window seat and that you get your camera out before boarding. The seaplane will usually land next to a floating platform, from which you will be picked up by boat to be taken the remaining few metres in shore to your resort.
Electricity supply is 220V to 240V, 50Hz AC. The standard socket is the UK-style three-pin, although there are some variations, so an international adaptor will be useful.
The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi and is very similar to several other languages from Sri Lanka, South East Asia and North India. English is also widely spoken in the Maldives.
If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of your certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives - a true diver’s dream. If you are not certified - well there’s no time like the present! Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives - with its shallow lagoons, the Maldives offers ideal conditions for beginners. Maldives is one of the most coral rich regions in the world, here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to diving. With over a thousand different species of coral and fish, every dive is a fascinating experience. While boat diving is more popular, shore diving to discover natures little wonders in the house reef off the island is also amazing. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.
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