Niyama Resort Maldives

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.

Surf Resort
March to November
Pool, Beaches, Family-Friendly, Snorkeling/Diving, Romantic
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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.

Beach Villa

These are modern villas with direct beach access and a beautiful sunrise view. The Beach Villas accommodate up to two adults and two children, or three adults and one child. Villa size: 190 sqm.

Experience life just footsteps from the beach in an elevated Beach Villa with a private pool. The Beach Pool Villa accommodates up to two adults and two children, or three adults and one child. Villa size: 190 sqm.

The Family Beach Pool Villa is perfect for larger families who need a little more space. These luxurious villas accommodate up to three adults and two children. Villa size: 255 sqm.

Watch the sunset on your private terrace or relax in the infinity pool with jacuzzi in a One Bedroom Beach Pool Pavilion. These pavilions accommodate up to two adults. Pavilion size: 400 sqm.

Relax inside these luxury Two Bedroom Beach Pool Pavilions complete with a sunken living area, cocktail bar and private pool and jacuzzi. These rooms accommodate up to four adults and two children. Pavilion size: 635 sqm.

Set on a secluded beach, the luxurious Three Bedroom Beach Pool Pavilions have two private pools, a spa treatment room and decadent living spaces. These pavilions accommodate up to six adults and two children or eight adults. Pavilion size: 770 sqm.

Catch the ocean breeze in the quintessential Maldivian villa set over the turquoise lagoon with a private sundeck and infinity pool. These gorgeous villas accommodate up to two adults and one child or three adults. Villa size: 175 sqm

Relax in the king size bed as you admire views of the lagoon from these over-water villas, complete with private pool and jacuzzi. These deluxe villas accommodates up to two adults and one child or three adults. Villa size: 190 sqm.

Enjoy the sunrise from a One Bedroom Water Pool Pavilion with a private terrace and infinity pool and direct access to the lagoon. These gorgeous over-water pavilions accommodate up to two adults. Pavilion size: 340 sqm.

Indulge in uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean from these luxurious over-water villas with private infinity pool and jacuzzi and direct lagoon access. These beautiful pavilions accommodate up to four adults and two children. Pavilion size: 515 sqm.

Larger groups can enjoy complete luxury in The Crescent. These five secluded, stunning over-water villas are set apart from other accommodation on the island. Each villa has a private pool and The Crescent features a private chef, two dedicated Thakuras (butlers), a housekeeper and complimentary additions including a sunset dhoni cruise, private barbecue, movie under the stars and an island drumming night. The Crescent accommodates up to 20 people. Size: 1045 sqm.



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.

Blu – All day dining (Play)

Enjoy family-style dining featuring mediterranean-inspired dishes, then after dinner enjoy dessert from the poolside ice-cream parlour.

Epicure – All day dining (Chill)

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.

The Deli

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.

Destination dining

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.


Surf Niyama Resort Maldives

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.


Vodi breaks right off the southwestern tip of Niyama. The only way to access this left-hander is from the ‘surf shack’, so you can surf it whenever you please. With a more southerly swell, Vodi has two or three sections that link up really well. There’s an outside section that slingshots you through to surf down the line and a super hollow middle section that stands up before shutting down on the inside.


One of the longest (and most fun) rights in the Maldives, this wave is only a five minute boat ride from Niyama Resort. No matter what type of craft you ride, Kasabu offers up super rideable waves that are more consistent at the 3 to 5 ft range. Drop into the outside section of Kasabu, then hit a couple of playful sections before the swell wraps around the reef through a fun inside section that seems to go forever.


If you’ve surfed Cokes in the North Malé Atoll, there’s a big chance you’ll love Hocus Pocus. While it requires more swell than Kasabu, Hocus Pocus is a much hollower and steeper wave. With the right swell and wind conditions, this is a high performance wave with serious barrel sections.

Surf Guides

Experienced Surf Guides

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.

Non-Surf Activities

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.


Get active in and on the water with a huge range of water activities/sports.
● Adventures with Niyama’s marine biologist.
● Dolphin and turtle snorkelling excursions.
● Coral adoption.
● Scuba diving/professional PADI courses.
● Fishing.
● Cruising.
● Speedboat/dhoni boat hire.
● Parasailing.
● Jet ski/tubes/sea bob.
● Water skiing, wakeboarding or kneeboarding.
● Windsurfing/kitesurfing.
● Stand-up paddle boarding/kayaking.
● Flyboard.

Other Resort Activities/Facilities

Other activities at the resort include The Lair (a relaxing lounge with DVDs, books and magazines), the extreme game zone (Wii, PS3, XBox, simulators, table tennis and pool table), floodlit tennis and a 24 hour gym.

Niyama’s Drift Spa

A trip to Niyama Resort isn’t complete without a visit to Drift Spa. Indulge in a unique spa experience, one of the first spas in the Maldives to be open 24 hours a day!

Whether you’re looking for a spiritual escape, a luxurious spa treatment to unwind solo or a family visit to reconnect, the attentive staff at Drift Spa will help you relax, unwind and breathe.

Drift Spa boasts 6 luxurious over-water treatment rooms with lagoon views, as well as two secluded treatment sanctuaries with private gardens, an outdoor bath, a rain shower and daybed. Before or after your treatment relax in the lime tree garden with sauna and steam baths, plunge pools and a vitality juice bar.



for Niyama Resort Maldives

We booked Niyama for a honeymoon surfing destination. It was absolutely perfect. The whole experience from arriving in the Maldives to leaving was first class. Niyama is gorgeous, staff are all super friendly, the food... Read More >

Damian G
Date of Stay: July, August
Surf Stoke5
World Surfaris Service5
Quality of Trip5


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