Niyama Private Islands

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Niyama’s twin islands offer up the luxury of choice, from chic serenity on the isle of Chill to the adrenaline and excitement on the isle of Play — or a combination of both as your mood dictates! The resort serves up one of the best dining scenes in the Maldives with no less than seven restaurants, including four unique options: Nest is a one-of-a-kind dining concept in the Maldives featuring four cuisines of Asia, including Teppanyaki, Thai, Chinese and Indonesian; Tribal offers a uniquely authentic cultural experience of African, Central and South American tribal cuisines; Edge provides exclusive overwater dining, accessible by boat, featuring delicate Indian Ocean flavours and fresh local seafood; and, below Edge, Subsix Underwater Playground is hidden out in the ocean and six metres below the waterline. There are also two all-day dining restaurants, two bars, a coffee shop and personalised destination dining options, both on and off shore. If you have little ones, the Explorers Children’s Club pioneers excitement to new levels, with activities for different age groups and interests. An outdoor fun area has a playground, trampoline, splash park and stage, whilst Munch, the mini gourmet kitchen, offers cooking classes and food and drinks for their different tastes. Throughout the resort, family-spirited accommodation, dining and experiences abound — sophistication meets exploration, with extra special attention lavished on VIPs both large and small. Take time to soak up the raw beauty of the unspoilt beaches and blue lagoon, revel in spectacular Ocean views from your luxurious studio, suite or pavilion, explore the islands by bike, and treat yourself to a recharge at LIME Spa, featuring eight iconic treatment rooms and world-renowned products, including Gentlemen’s Tonic and Intraceuticals. You won’t want to leave!

Amenities

  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Water Skiing
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

One destination across two linked islands in the South Western Atoll of Dhaalu in the Maldives. Transfer time for Malé International Airport: 45 minutes by seaplane. Please note: seaplane transfers to/from your resort will only operate in daylight hours. Please ensure your international flights into and out of Malé allow for this schedule. Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks in the Niyama lounge at the seaplane terminal.

Hotel information

134 luxury studios, suites and pavilions with and direct beach or lagoon access. All with king bedroom, some with open-air showers, private deck with swing, sun loungers and dining table, in-room entertainment system with LED TV, on-request films and Bose® Surround System, complimentary WiFi, Deli-In with a full-size fridge with gourmet treats, popcorn machine, ’Thakuru' personalised butler service. Beach Villas have direct beach access with sunrise views, open-air bathroom and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. 


Half Board option: Includes breakfast and dinner at Epicure or BLU restaurants (with the exception of special dinners, lobster and seafood platters). Guests dining à la carte in Nest, Tribal or Edge for dinner or destination dining (not applicable to free Half Board upgrades) enjoy $95 net food credit per adult.

Full Board option: Includes breakfast at Epicure, lunch at Epicure, Dune and The Deli and dinner at Epicure or BLU restaurants (with the exception of special dinners, lobster and seafood platters). Guests dining à la carte in Tribal, Edge, Dune, Nest, Subsix or destination dining enjoy $40 net food credit for lunch and $95 net food credit for dinner.

Please note: Drinks are not included in Half Board and Full Board options. Children under 12 years receive 3 complimentary meals a day from the children's menu and buffet. If dining from à la carte, 50% discount off adult price applies. Half Board and Full Board not available 24 Dec or 31 Dec, however lunch (optional) may be booked. 

Deluxe Beach Villas have direct beach access with sunset views, open-air bathroom and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Beach Pool Villas have direct beach access with sunrise views, private pool, open-air bathroom and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Beach Pool Villas have direct beach access with sunset views, private pool, open-air bathroom and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Over Water Pool Villas have a private infinity pool and stairs leading from the private deck straight into the lagoon, with 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Over Water Pool Villas are more spacious over-water studios, with the addition of a Jacuzzi as well as private pool, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Family Beach Pool Villas have an indoor/outdoor floor plan, living area with sofa bed, direct beach access, sunrise views and a private 'family sized' plunge pool, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Family Beach Pool Villas have an indoor/outdoor floor plan, living area with sofa bed, direct beach access, sunset views and a private 'family sized' plunge pool, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child.

A range of 1-3 bedroom pavilions are also available, all with sunset views, direct beach or lagoon access and private infinity pools with jacuzzi.

6 restaurants: Nest (treehouse-style Asian restaurant, open for Teppanyaki dinner); Tribal (African, Central and South American tribal cuisines, open for dinner); Subsix Underwater Playground (gourmet dining, open for set menu lunch and underwater glow parties twice per week); Edge restaurant and lounge (over-water local cuisine and seafood, open for dinner); Blu (breakfast and all-day dining family-style, Mediterranean restaurant); Epicure (breakfast buffet, International à la carte lunch and dinner, including regular themed dinner buffets); The Deli - Coffee shop (take-away deli delights). Fahrenheit rooftop bar with ocean views and live music; Dune al fresco lounge (open air lounge bar and beach club); Destination Dining* (personalised dining experiences). 

3D cinema under the stars*. 

Spa* (6 lagoon-view treatment rooms, 2 treatment sanctuaries with private gardens, outdoor bath, rain shower and daybed), plus a lime tree garden with plunge pools, Vitality juice bar, yoga and wellness. Complimentary sauna and steam zone. 24-hour gym. FLOAT water sports* including water-skiing, sailing, PADI certified diving and fishing; snorkelling. Surfing*. Marine Biology Lab* – marine life, coral rehabilitation and education centre. Dhonis* – Traditional Maldivian boats – ‘ivory sails’ with ensuite bedrooms. Tennis and football courts (lessons*). Kids club (3–12 years complimentary, 1-3 years at a charge). 

The Lair library. Professional photo studio*. Boutiques. Island-wide complimentary WiFi.

7 nights 20 Dec–8 Jan

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to children under the age of 12.

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Apr 21, 2024 chysek Switzerland

Our family of four, with two children, recently spent 10 days at Niyama Private Islands in the Maldives. This resort offered the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation, making it an ideal place for a family vacation. The atmosphere at Niyama is wonderfully friendly and relaxed, which made us feel right at home from the start. The range of… Read more
Our family of four, with two children, recently spent 10 days at Niyama Private Islands in the Maldives. This resort offered the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation, making it an ideal place for a family vacation. The atmosphere at Niyama is wonderfully friendly and relaxed, which made us feel right at home from the start. The range of activities on offer was impressive. Our days were filled with surfing, snorkeling and just relaxing in the beautiful surroundings. The surf center, run by Nate, was a standout. Nate worked with professional surfer Brad Gerlach to enhance the surfing experience. The culinary options at Niyama are vast and varied, ensuring that every meal was a delight. Imran's daily delivery of fresh coconuts, along with his demonstration of climbing trees to collect them, was a real treat for the children. The attention to detail in the housekeeping was truly impressive. Muneer, who took care of our room, went above and beyond the call of duty. Not only did he keep our room immaculately clean, he added thoughtful decorations and even replaced a lost Frisbee for the kids, which was a delightful surprise. It's the little things at Niyama that make the stay so enjoyable. One night we returned to a beautifully decorated bed, and upon arrival we were greeted with beers and snacks. The popcorn machine in our room and the daily ice cream were a hit with the whole family and added a special touch to our vacation experience. Our Thakuru, Imthy, did an excellent job of organizing our stay. His efforts made every aspect of our vacation seamless and stress-free, enhancing our overall experience at the resort. Every aspect of Niyama Private Islands ensured that our vacation was both memorable and magical. It's a phenomenal choice for families looking for a luxurious yet adventurous Maldives experience. We can't wait to return! Read less
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Apr 20, 2024 veeviek

Most beautiful beach and great activity Kids club is wonderful and safe for leaving my son there There are different of 9 restaurants for not boring foods Staff are kind and smile and say hello everyone I love here My husband and son love to enjoy pool Ocean view pool Fantastics Peaceful Good view vibe and room Happy every moment in here See u… Read more
Most beautiful beach and great activity Kids club is wonderful and safe for leaving my son there There are different of 9 restaurants for not boring foods Staff are kind and smile and say hello everyone I love here My husband and son love to enjoy pool Ocean view pool Fantastics Peaceful Good view vibe and room Happy every moment in here See u next time for sure Read less
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Apr 18, 2024 Hung B

One of the best resorts I’ve been to. The resort is very beautiful, the staffs are very nice and friendly. There are also many games for kids and the restaurants are very good.
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Apr 18, 2024 halmannai Doha, Qatar

The hotel is amazing, it has many facilities and excellent staff. The hospitality there is unmatched.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible experience from start to finish

Apr 18, 2024 Excursion28177205353

Wonderful experience, made as comfortable, easy and enjoyable for us as possible from the moment we landed in Male. Seaplane ride there and back smooth and enjoyable. At the resort itself Zaid looked after us brilliantly and always went above and beyond to help us. Food was great, atmosphere was amazing, all staff and other tourists super friendly… Read more
Wonderful experience, made as comfortable, easy and enjoyable for us as possible from the moment we landed in Male. Seaplane ride there and back smooth and enjoyable. At the resort itself Zaid looked after us brilliantly and always went above and beyond to help us. Food was great, atmosphere was amazing, all staff and other tourists super friendly and helpful. We also have to mention the staff at kids club who took such amazing care of our daughter, she really was sad to leave and made lots of other little friends. Facilities at the Island also great, and swimming amongst the coral and fishes was an incredible experience. Our over water villa rooms were incredible as well, definitely recommend a visit to Niyami Private Islands! Read less