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Ayada – Maldives Surf Resort (Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll)

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Male Airport, Maldives
Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives
Ayada Maldives Surf Resort
Enjoy the secluded breaks of the Southern Atolls

If you’re looking for a luxury Maldives surf resort that offers up uncrowded waves and is slightly off the beaten track then Ayada Maldives is the option you’ve been looking for.

Situated in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, in the southern end of the Southern Atolls, this beautiful slice of paradise is well worth the extra travel time, especially during the main surf season of February to April and September to November.

And with an array of surf spots all within a short boat ride from the island resort, every level of surfer is catered for and the in-house surf guide Jeeko will make sure you score the best waves on the days swell and conditions.

Beginners can enjoy the long, playful walls of Antiques, and intermediates can dial in their turns at the likes of Tiger Stripes or the ever-reliable Love Charms.

More advanced surfers are well taken care of too – with fast hollow sections on offer at Blue Bowls (which is always a guest favorite) right through to the heavy, unforgiving barrels at Beacons, which will keep even the most experienced surfers on their toes.


Ranking amongst the top 25 resorts worldwide, Ayada Maldives is luxurious in every way – from the huge spa complex and 8 resorts dotted around the island, right through to the array of rooms, including the decadent Ocean Suites.

When you’re not busy enjoying the waves, relax with a post surf massage, snorkel at the pristine house reef, enjoy one of the many non-surfing activities on offer or kick back by one of the numerous swimming pools across the resort, perhaps with a cold cocktail in hand!

If you’re looking to get away from it all, score some uncrowded waves, and indulge in some Maldives beauty, Ayada Maldives is a perfect choice.

Use the Enquiry Form for the latest availability and best rates or chat to our surf team for more info.

Departure & Return Location

Malé Airport, Maldives

Price Includes

  • Airport meet and greet
  • Return domestic flights to Kaadedhdhoo (55 mins)
  • Return speedboat airport transfers (50 mins)
  • Range of accomodation options
  • Buffett Breakfast
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Kayaking
  • Access to wellness program including yoga classes, aqua zumba, cardio training, volleyball, island run
  • Ayada mineral water in the villa, replenished daily
  • Complimentary home-made ice cream in Zero Degree during the day
  • Sauna and steam room
  • Recreation area (including billiards, table tennis, tennis court & pool chess)

Price Excludes

  • Lunch & Dinner (Halfboard & Fullboard upgrades available)
  • Alcohol (all inclusive upgrades available)
  • Surfboard Hire (options available)
  • Surf transfer packages (full details below)

Waves For All Levels

Peak Surf Season = February to April and September to November

Love Charms 

As one of the most consistent waves in the Atoll this is always a favorite, especially for intermediate surfers. On the right swell and tide, the two main sections link up, offering a long, fun ride.

  • Left Hander
  • Best swell: south
  • Level: medium

Tiger Stripes

A super consistent left-hander that serves up a long, walling ride perfect for dialing in your turns

  • Right hander
  • Best swell: south
  • Level: medium

Five Islands 

Fast, shallow, and with plenty of opportunities for barrels, Five Islands is best left to advanced surfers and can handle some serious size.

  • Right hander
  • Best swell: south & south-east
  • Level: advanced

Blue Bowls 

Certainly one of the most loved surf spots in the Atoll, Blue Bowls offers some long, right handers that advanced surfers will love. Suitable on all tides, this leg burner will leave you with a big smile on your face for sure!

  • Right hander
  • Best swell: south & south-east
  • Level: advanced

Two Ways

An A frame offering both lefts and rights, with long playful walls. A bigger swell is needed for Two Ways to light up, but when it does it’s always heaps of fun.

  • A Frame – Left & Right Hander
  • Best swell: south-east


Beacons is for pros only – heavy, unforgiving and breaking across a super shallow reef. But if your skills are up for it, this challenging wave is worth the rewards.

  • Right hander
  • Best swell: south & south-west
  • Level: professional


Another split peak option, although the right-hander is certainly better. Ideal with a larger swell, its long, running walls are ideal for beginners dialing in their green wave surfing.

  • Right Hander
  • Best swell: south-east
  • Level: beginner

Surf Transfer Packages

Pre-book & save 25% on all surf passes

Single Day Trip Passes

Save on your surf transfers, with a 25% discount for all pre-booked transfers (3 hours trip) – which can be used for Tiger Stripes, Antiques, Love Charms, Two Ways, Five Islands, Blue Bowls*

  • 1 transfer = £80
  • 3 transfers = £230
  • 5 transfers = £359
  • 10 transfers = £549

*prices are subject to 12% GST and 10% Service Charge


Unlimited Surf Trip Pass = £135 per person, per day*

March To October only

For Intermediate & Advanced surfers Ayada now offers an unlimited surf trip package:

  • Transfer to one of the following surf breaks – 5 islands / Love Charms / Two ways, from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. Boats depart every two hours. Daily break will be determined by the surf manager dependant on the conditions.
  • Guaranteed minimum 4 scheduled trips daily,
  • One trip per day to  Tiger Stripes / Antiques / Blue Bowls, (20 min). 2hours in the water. 
  • Maximum 20 surfers
  • Must be booked for your full length of stay
  • Arrival & departure date excluded

*prices are subject to 12% GST and 10% Service Charge

From Garden Villas to Ocean Suites

Stay from £1,447*

Use the Enquiry Form for the latest availability and best rates or chat to our surf team for more info.

*based on a 5 night stay for 2 adults (price per person) in a Garden Beach Villa, earlybird rate

Garden Villa

Relax amongst the tropical palms of the Garden Villa. Sleeping up to 2 adults in a double bed, it comes complete with an outdoor shower, garden veranda and is a short stroll from all the resort facilities.

Beach Villa With Pool

A firm customer favorite, these stunning Beach Villas come complete with their own private pools, so you can easily retreat to your own slice of paradise.

With a beachfront location, you are also a stones throw from the ocean, which is viewable from your private terrace too.

Overwater Ocean Villa & Pool

If you want to really live the Maldives dream, then Ayadas Overwater Ocean Villas will make that dream come true.

With stunning views across the Indian Ocean, private access to the water below, and even their own private pools, these Ocean Villas are some of the best the Maldives has to offer.


Family Suites

Traveling with your family and need some extra room for everyone? Well Ayada also has a range of Family Suite options – including Beach Front and Overwater – with multiple room options. Chat to our team for more details


2 Reviews
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Radu Nemes

Couple Traveller

Awesome resort, great staff and restaurants and overall a small piece of paradise. Definitely try the beach suite villas. Oh, and ask for Shahin for your butler, he’s amazing!

July 1, 2021

Kunita Ann

Couple Traveller

We stayed at Ayada for two weeks in November. Beautiful resort, lots of restaurants to choose from and fantastic customer service from all staff….we can’t wait to come back!

December 2, 2020

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