If you’re dreaming of a tropical haven, you’ve found it at Niyama Resort in the alluring Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives. Take off your shoes, relax and explore this one-of-a-kind luxury getaway, encapsulated by ivory white beaches, crystal clear water and lush vegetation. Your journey begins at Malé International Airport. You’ll be greeted on arrival and enjoy an exhilarating 40-minute seaplane journey south of Malé, taking in a breathtaking birds eye view of scattered surf breaks, coral reefs, islands, deserted isles and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
Set across two islands, one named ‘Play’ and the other ‘Chill’, this resort caters to everyone. Play is perfect for families and those wanting a more active and adventurous holiday, while the aptly named Chill offers a romantic Maldivian escape to soothe the soul with days by the pool and at the spa, coupled with indulgent dining and a chilled, relaxed vibe. Niyama Resort takes luxury surf trips to the next level and offers a unique experience for beginner to intermediate surfers. Discover a bevy of empty and playful surf breaks (including a point break) in one of the Maldives’ best kept secrets, the Central Atoll. Want more waves? Just a 5-minute speedboat journey will take you to one of the longest right-handers in the Maldives!
This secluded Maldivian paradise offers extensive accommodation options, from beachfront suites to over-water pavilions overlooking the stunning Indian Ocean. Some options include the beach villas, one or two bedroom beach or over-water pool pavilions, or for larger groups The Crescent, which offers ultimate privacy for groups of up to 20 people, with a private chef, butler, housekeeper and much more.
Indulge in the very best during your stay at Niyama Resort. Luxury accommodation offers complete privacy and the very best the Maldives has to offer. There’s a range of accommodation options at Niyama Resort, with 134 villas and pavilions, ranging from one to three bedrooms.
Each villa/pavilion includes a luxurious king-size bed, deli-in (a full size refrigerator stocked with drinks, treats and cheeses, meats and smoked salmon), an in-room entertainment system and Thakuru (butler) service.
At Niyama Resort guests can choose from nine restaurants as well as destination dining. Featuring some of the most decadent restaurants in the Maldives, whether you want to dine over the water, underneath the water or on the sand, the Niyama Resort is the ultimate foodie destination.
Enjoy family-style dining featuring mediterranean-inspired dishes, then after dinner enjoy dessert from the poolside ice-cream parlour.
Sample international cuisine in a beautiful setting beside the infinity pool at this family dining option.
Indulge in fresh local seafood and modern cuisine at Niyama Resort’s fine-dining restaurant. For the ultimate dining experience try the Edge Signature - a five-course set menu of ocean and land delicacies.
Follow the boardwalk and dine under the canopy while you experience all the tastes of the east at Niyama Resort’s asian restaurant featuring Teppanyaki, Thai, Chinese and Indonesian dishes.
An experience like no other, SubSix is Niyama Resort’s underwater bar and restaurant. Board a speedboat and make your way down the three-tier staircase to indulge in champagne breakfasts, subaquatic lunches, weekly glow parties, wine tastings and more.
It’s Latin meets Africa underneath a jungle canopy with torches leading the way to this unique dining experience. Enjoy African, Central and South American cuisine cooked amidst the blazing fires.
For a chilled night out visit Dune, Niyama Resort’s open air lounge bar and beach club on the sand. Leave your shoes at your villa while you enjoy alfresco dining, a refreshing cocktail or a sunset shisha and a DJ as the night kicks on.
Watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean with a wine or cocktail in hand at Fahrenheit, Niyama Resort’s rooftop bar.
Want something to eat between meals? The Deli has all your grab-and-go gourmet treats, from smoothies to coffees, pastries to paninis.
At Niyama Resort forget mini-bars! Deli-ins are maxi-bars stocked full of in-room treats. Each villa/pavilion has a full-size refrigerator brimming full of chocolates, drinks and a selection of cheeses, meats and smoked salmon. Espresso machines are standard and your island hosts refill your homemade ice-cream daily. There’s even your very own in-room popcorn machine!
Prefer to dine inside your villa or pavilion? The staff at Niyama Resort can deliver sumptuous meals direct to your accommodation, from lavish breakfasts to caviar blinis. From the comfort of your villa/pavilion enjoy epicurean lunches and dinner beside the pool.
The ultimate in Maldivian dining, let the team at Niyama Resort organise a private family barbecue in the gardens or a romantic dinner on board the dhoni. Whether it’s a bonfire and mahi cooking by the water’s edge or dinner on a deserted island, the destination dining at Niyama Resort with a private chef and Thakura will go beyond your wildest dreams.
What meals are included in the World Surfaris package? Standard packages includes daily buffet breakfast and dinner. Please talk to your surf travel specialist about all inclusive package upgrades.
Full details can be found on all World Surfaris quotes.
Niyama Resort in the Maldives is located in the Western Central Atoll region of Dhaalu Atoll and offers up waves suited to beginner to more experienced surfers. From mellow and playful, to hollow barrels and steep take-offs, there’s something for everyone.
If you’re looking for empty waves, this is one of the Maldives’ best kept secrets, with a variety of surf breaks only a short boat trip away. Niyama is also the only island in the area with a wave that breaks right onto the shore.
At Niyama Resort guests have access to a watersports operator that offers a variety of tailormade surf programs and services to suit all surfing levels.
Float Niyama Private Islands provides beginner coaching courses that include on-demand boat transfers to surf breaks away from the resort, as well as coaching and video analysis for more advanced surfers to take their surfing to the next level.
Explore the waves by seaplane
For the ultimate luxury surf experience, book a private seaplane and discover unknown waves and secret spots in the surrounding atolls. The seaplane gives you direct access to a huge array of waves, dropping you off right behind the wave, and taking you home with memories you’ll have for the rest of your life.
Whether you want to discover the secrets of the reef at night by torchlight, salute the sun in a dawn yoga session or go sunset dolphin spotting, Niyama Resort offers a variety of fun and exciting non-surf activities for the whole family.