Niyama Private Islands Maldives
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Dancing with sharks — and rays, sailfish, turtles and jacks at Subsix nightclub. The seabed’s a hot dance floor
- Dining on ostrich bobotie, grilled warthog and Colombian ice cream at the Tribal jungle restaurant
What To Know
- A mandatory round-trip seaplane transfer fee (approx. $627 per adult) will be collected at the property
- The house reef is a long way out
- Niyama’s beaches haven’t yet reached powder perfection. Broken coral can be uncomfortable underfoot
- Spa therapies and water sports (apart from kayaking and paddlesurfing) are not included
- Compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners are $350 and $500 per person, respectively
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Room Service
This younger, larger, funkier sister of luxury Maldives resort PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi opened in 2012 with a blitz of publicity. Most of the attention centered on Subsix — its unique underwater nightclub — but there’s a lot more to the resort on Olhuveli Island, in the Dhaalu atoll. An awful lot more. From global campfire cuisine to a riot of boys toys (including motorized boats and cars) to an art studio and a marine biology lab. Bright, coolly contemporary PER AQUUM Niyama ensures there’s no excuse for boredom or desert island ennui.
Bed and Bath
The 86 overwater and on-land studios and pavilions are bright and light, with cream walls, wood floors and glass partitions. They offer state-of-the-art technology, free movies, and enviably stylish bathrooms containing vast trapezoid bathtubs. The overwater decks support white chaise longues and smoke green infinity pools: ancient Rome meets 21st-century L.A. All have well-stocked minibars to go with the obligatory Nespresso machines; Niyama’s ‘deli-in’ concept means free Häagen-Dazs and superb value snacks, including Tuscan antipasto mix and triple-cream brie.
Fine dining restaurant, Edge, is accessible only by boat and offers panoramic views of the ocean. Equally spectacular, and slightly more hearty, is the meeting of African, Asian and South American cuisines at Tribal, surrounded by fecund foliage and a bushfire. Multiple activities — many, unusually for the Maldives, away from the ocean — are what PER AQUUM Niyama is all about. The energetic vibe, captured in punchy buzzwords — Float (water sports), Quench (spa/juice bar) and Active (computer games, sports simulators, pool table, darts and ping-pong) — should please the more energetic, young and young at heart. Enjoy.
How to Get There
A wonderful stay in the beautiful luxurious and spacious beach villa with the view of the beach and the sea. Breathtaking view! Just loved my experience staying in Niyama. All services were great from Guest services to the food served. All staff were so hospitable and so heartwarming. It was a very memorable stay.
This was our second trip to the Maldives for a surfer family holiday. Niyama is a stunningly beautiful island and the resort and staff are amazing. We would return and recommend without hesitation. Thank you for an amazing holiday!
Such a stunning place! This resort is gorgeous. The rooms are amazing (we had individual little villas that looked out onto the beach) and there is so much to do. Whilst I was there I did dolphin watching, sea turtle snorkelling, paddle boarding, sea bob-ing, yoga every other day (amazing instructor), Zumba and aqua zumba (amazing and hilarious instructor) and even the gym a couple of times! The inclusive breakfasts and dinners are an unbelievable all you can eat buffet style. We did go to a couple of restaurants whilst we were there too- the best of which was Tribal for the lovely and knowledgeable staff, yummy food and great atmosphere. We were really looked after by Wisham too. He endures we had everything we needed and arranged any excursions for us. When I mentioned it was brothers birthday the next day and wondered if he could do anything, he said he already had plans for us. He had arranged champagne, canapés and cake on the beach with a lively message on the sand! A big thank you to him and all the staff who made our week so special.
I visited Niyama w my husband & we had an overwater villa which was perfect for us! We love the marine life so to be able to sit and watch the fish surrounding us was glorious! Snorkeling we saw saw all types of fish including small reef sharks, a moray eel, octopus, lion fish and more!
The staff did their utmost to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Thanks particularly to Houssem (our thukuru), Huna, Mary, Teddy, Haven, Faiz, Luthvy & Haven.
Jet skiing was really fun- got to see some pilot whales.
When I return I will find it difficult to visit another island.
This is the second time for us - we came in 2017 and again now 2019. This is a perfectly run resort - from arrival on the sea plane, greetings by the hotel management and the check all is a phenomenal start. But its the perfect, lonely beaches - sand like icing sugar; sea crystal clear; rooms perfectly fitted out; the outside showers in each room; the wonderful room service with 100% attention to detail; the wonderful butler service (thanks Khalima) that makes it life perfect. The memories of cycling down the sandy track on our personal bicycles to breakfast or back from dinner will always be in our mind. This hotel is simply outstanding.