Niyama Resort in the Maldives encompasses two private twin islands, an exhilarating 40-minute seaplane journey south of Malé. You will be met on arrival at Malé International Airport, and assisted with your seaplane transfer. Soar over rings of islands. Glimpse villages and deserted isles surrounded by crystal-clear waters.
Niyama Resort takes unshod extravagance to an outlandish new level. Its two islands "Chill" and "Play" (one with a family centre and the other devoted to couples) are both a tropical heaven with lavish vegetation, ivory white shorelines, perfectly clear waters and unlimited perspectives out over the Indian Ocean.
Niyama resort accommodation offers extensive shoreline front suites and overwater pavilions, each with continuous perspectives of the sea. Pick between a Beach Studio with a fantastic open air downpour shower and a Deluxe Beach Studio with its own particular fiber optic lit pool, or a Water Pavilion with private vastness pool and a Beach Pool Suite ideal for families. Remove your shoes, take a plunge, and enjoy the service of your personal butler.
Each Niyama resort villa has a secluded deck that offers pure privacy to luxuriate in al fresco rain showers, moonlit dips, or an intimate afternoon basking in the sun. But staying indoors can be equally as indulgent. Each room is outfitted with a king bed, Deli-In with full-size refrigerator overflowing with gourmet treats, in-room entertainment system with LED TV, Bose surround sound and a range of international movies, as well as Thakuru (butler) service – for the ultimate luxury.
With nine restaurants and destination dining, your culinary adventure knows no bounds at Niyama, where you will be treated to some of the most decadent restaurants in Maldives.
BLU - All Day Dining
Family style dining on the isle of Play. Mediterranean-inspired dishes and poolside ice- cream parlour.
EPICURE - All Day Dining
All-day dining on Chill. International cuisine in a casual chic setting by the infinity pool.
EDGE - Fine Dining
Exclusive overwater dining accessible only by boat, Edge focuses on fresh local seafood, including only local Maldivian reef fish, highlighted with modern techniques. For the ultimate experience, request Edge Signature: a 5-course set menu of Maldivian Wahoo Sashimi, Pan Fried Scallop, Carnaroli Risotto, Wagyu Beef Tenderloin and Nougatine Cereals.
NEST - Asian Dining
Asian avant-garde cuisines in a surreal tree top setting. Teppanyaki, Thai, Chinese and Indonesian. Navigate the jungle on a labyrinth of wooden walkways to your private perch in the NEST Treehouse.
SUBSIX - Underwater Restaurant
This is the ultimate underwater playground for champagne breakfasts, subaquatic lunches, weekly glow parties, wine tastings and destination dining. Reach Subsix by speedboat and descend a dramatic three-tier staircase...
TRIBAL - Campfire Dining & Outdoor Grills
African, Central and South American cuisines amidst blazing fires. A Maasai warrior welcomes you with a Dawa cocktail. Select from a menu fusing African, Central and South American tribal cuisines, elevated with a fine dining touch.
DUNE - Open Air Lounge Bar & Beach Club
Barefoot dining on white sands… Cocktail lounging on plush bean bags… As night falls, a beach club stirs, the DJ sending chilled beats through the sea breeze.
FAHRENHEIT - Rooftop Bar
Rooftop bar with clear views of the Indian Ocean, live music by night. Settle into a cosy couch. Sip a cool cocktail or sparkling wine and watch the sky begin to glow orange, then pink. As the sun sets, the pulse quickens and the music rises.
THE DELI - Grab and Go Delights
International treats and grab-and-go gourmet snacks. Take away a smoothie or rich brewed coffee. Peruse a selection of antipasti, panini, ciabatta, pastries and other easy eating delights.
DELI-IN - Maxi Bar
Lavishly stocked in-room treats. Your full-size refrigerator brims with drinks and treats. Chocolate bars, Snickers, Mars. An in-room deli of cheeses, meats, smoked salmon. Espresso machines are standard. Cocktail shakers for every room type, likewise. Island hosts refill your homemade ice cream daily. And you have your very own in-room popcorn machine.
DINE-IN - In Room Dining
Private dining in your own space. Special sunrise moments from spa cuisine to lavish ‘Breakfast Affairs’ to caviar blinis, Wagyu sirloin, poached eggs with truffle Hollandaise and Champagne. Epicurean lunches and dinners served in the privacy of your villa. Children’s favourites for family days around your private pool.
DESTINATION DINING - Private
From a family barbecue in your private gardens to a romantic affair at sea aboard a Dream Dhoni or on the sands of a deserted island. Gourmet picnics on a deserted sandbank for two. A bonfire and the sizzling aroma of mahi by water’s edge. Unique dining experiences brought to life by your private chef and Thakuru... It’s beyond expectation.
Niyama Resort, Maldives is located in the Western Central Atoll region of Dhaalu Atoll.
"Niyama is beyond just an amazing surfing adventure! The level of luxury and attention to detail you will experience in the resort is truly like no other. The Niyama experience starts from the Seaplane with an eagle eye view of the atolls as you fly past the breaks before landing in heaven! The waves down there are uncrowded and playful. Definitely worth adding to your bucket list!" David Scard, World Surfaris
Beginners and experienced riders can now surf the Maldives’ best kept secret – NIYAMA is one of the only islands in the Maldives where surf actually breaks right on its own shore - at Vodi surf point. Here the waves are relatively mellow and playful, but challenging at times and suitable for intermediate to advanced surfers with some spots perfect for beginner coaching. For the more experienced board riders just five minutes away by speedboat is Kasabu surf point - a superb hollow right hander, and heading east from the island for ten minutes is Hocus Pocus for another barreling right hander.
As the sun sets surfers can head to NIYAMA’s new Surf Shack to relive the days’ barrels while sipping on rum cocktails and listening to reggae music before chilling out in NIYAMA’s customised Surf Beach Studios or Surf Beach Suites with surfboard racks, live video streams of the waves and other surf amenities.
Vodi: This is a lefthander, breaking on the South Western tip of Niyama. Exclusive access to Vodi from the “Surf Shack” means you will be able to come and go as you please. You can sit in the confort of the surf shack while enjoying a drink or watch the break from your room on the webcam! There is 2-3 sections of the wave that link better when there is more South in the swell. The outside section slingshots you through to the middle section that stands up with a workable down the line wall. The middle to inside section can stand up and get really hollow before shutting down on the shallower inside section. Not a bad wave to have on your doorstep!
Kasabu: Kasabu boasts one of the longest rights in the whole of the Maldives 5 minutes from Niyama! The wave has “Fun” written all over it and is suitable for a range of surf craft. Best at the 3-5ft range this is also a very consistent wave sucking in all the South West Swell delivered from South African quadrant of the Indian Ocean. The outside section of the wave has a nice drop and at least two playful sections before the swell starts to hug the inside part of the reef and runs you though a really fun inside section that can run for yet another few sections! Some of the surfguides who have worked in the Maldives for over 10 years rate this as one of the “Funnest” waves in the Maldives.
Hocus Pocus: Is the Central Atolls answer to Cokes in the North Male Atoll! This wave needs a little more swell than Kasabu but it is a hollower steeper wave. The wave is has 2-3 sections and is shallow on the inside however when the swell is up and the winds are right, this wave will provide a high performance wave with barrel sections. If Kasabu is too big then Hocus Pocus will be the place! A little smaller and will handle a bigger South West Swell as it wraps around the atoll.
FLOAT, NIYAMA Private Islands’ water sports operator, offers an array of tailormade surf programmes and services to suit every surfer. From beginner coaching courses to various surf pass options that offer on-demand boat transfers to surf points located away from the resort, the professional Surf Dude is on hand to coax first timers or use video analysis to help intermediate surfers get to the next level.
THE ULTIMATE LUXURY SURF EXPERIENCE
– Book a private seaplane at your disposal to discover and surf secret spots. The seaplane allows surfers to jump in directly behind the waves anywhere on the ocean, and swim back to the plane for the scenic short journey back to the resort.
Float through the darkness and glimpse species by torchlight as you night snorkel the reef. Bask in morning's first rays and salute the sun in yoga at dawn. Zoom through the lagoon on an underwater rocket, or sail away for sunset dolphin spotting. Dozens of diversions await at Niyama. All ages will discover ways to chill and play from the abundant attractions in Maldives – from kids’ Zumba to romantic Dhoni cruises with vintage bubbles.
Adventures with THE MARINE BIOLOGIST
Explore with Niyama's Marine Biologist as your personal guide. Immerse yourself in the house reef and speedboat to spectacular sites.
Water Activities - FLOAT
Underwater or above the waves. Float offers endless ways to explore the grandeur of the Indian Ocean. Choose from diving and snorkelling journeys or dozens of water sports, fishing and cruising adventures.
On and Around THE ISLANDS
The Lair - Lounge with DVDs, books and magazines for total relaxation.
Active - Extreme Games Zone with Wii, PS3, Xbox, simulators, table tennis and pool table.
Pump - Niyama's 24-hour gym.
Cruising & Boating - Dhoni Boats (traditional Maldivian sailboats), Big Game Fishing, Island Explorations.
Niyama's LIME SPA - Open 24hrs
A playfully different spa as individual as you are. Go spiritual or go irreverent. Polish. Crush. Nourish. Soothe. A bottle of Champagne and chocolates to accompany your spa indulgence? Why not? Oxygenate your body. Be an Island Man. Spa solo, with a lover or with your little ones. LIME after dark; the first amongst Maldives spa resorts to be open 24 hours.