Niyama Private Island

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Experience contrasting island vibes at Niyama Private Islands – ‘Chill’ for couples, ‘Play’ for families, both with first-rate water sports and unique dining experiences.

There are two sides to every story, and that’s certainly the case at Niyama Private Islands in the Maldives. This luxury resort sits across a pair of islands with contrasting vibes, offering guests a different experience depending on the type of getaway you’re after. The ‘Chill’ island is ideal for couples craving peace and relaxation, boasting a tranquil spa and extraordinary underwater restaurant. Meanwhile, the ‘Play’ island is better suited for families with its kids’ club and one-of-a-kind treetop eatery.

Niyama has a special claim to fame – it’s the only 5-star island where surfers can ride the waves right from the shore. But there’s so much more to it than just hanging ten. If you’re in a laidback mood, spread out your towel by the infinity pool with a good book. There are also activities such as tennis, ping pong, water sports and yoga to keep you entertained. Prioritise your wellbeing by visiting the Drift Spa, overlooking the crystalline lagoon. It’s the perfect place to unwind with a variety of treatments that incorporate local ingredients like Maldivian coral sand and coconut oil, designed to nurture your body and mind.

The dining scene on the islands is an exciting one, with unique settings and world-class cuisine. Edge is a floating restaurant that serves modern Indian Ocean specialities, with floor-to-ceiling windows and the opportunity to dine under the stars. Suspended six metres above the ground in the jungle is Nest, dishing up avant-garde Asian fare with jaw-dropping views. Tribal is a luxury campfire dining experience that offers hot-rock grills and international options. Meanwhile, Subsix is just the spot for truly special occasions, with a chef’s tasting menus served six metres below the ocean’s surface. There’s also a superb line-up of bars and cafés to quench your thirst, from sunrise to last orders.

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One luxury resort set across two islands

‘Chill’ & ‘Play’ islands – designed to suit your holiday needs

Young-at-heart vibe

Popular with both beginner and pro surfers

Luxury spa offering range of relaxing treatments

Unique dining options in one-of-a-kind settings

Upgrade to half board, full board, half board dine around, or full board dine around with a supplement’


  • 1 night

  • Asia . Maldives . Dhaalu Atoll

  • International flights not included

  • Bed and Breakfast

From £440 per person per night

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

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Holiday details


The accommodation at the Niyama Private Islands scores major points when it comes to comfort and convenience. The resort offers a range of 134 serene villas and pavilions to choose from, whether you’re looking to be barefoot by the beach or sitting pretty over the water. Each suite comes with its own deck for ultimate peace and privacy. Inside, you can expect an entertainment system with LED TV and Bose surround sound, and complimentary ice cream snacks and popcorn machines for movie nights under the stars. A shared Thakuru (butler) will also be able to assist you throughout your stay. Plus, bicycles are provided so you can explore the islands at your own pace. Upgrade your stay to a Beach Pool Pavilion and enjoy extra perks like fresh coconuts, personalised name boards, and a floating breakfast experience.


  • 3 restaurants
  • 4 bars
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Tennis court
  • Futsal stadium
  • Kickboxing
  • Pilates and yoga
  • 24-hour gym with trainers and group classes
  • Computer games, table games, simulators
  • The Lair: space to read and watch DVDs
  • Outdoor cinema
  • Photography studio
  • Food Play cooking classes – African, Asian, Maldivian, and Mediterranean
  • Dhoni and dolphin cruises
  • Big-game and sunset fishing
  • Adrenaline water sports
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Expeditions with the marine biologist
  • Adopt a coral

Holiday location

Map of Niyama Private Island Maldives

Local Area

Niyama Private Islands in the Maldives is a sublime, nature-filled hideaway spread across two beautiful islands in the Dhaalu Atoll. Walk around pure white sandbars, surrounded by swaying coconut palms and banana leaf trees. It also couldn’t be simpler to explore the warm lagoon, and spot sea turtles and bottlenose dolphins. To get there, you can take a 45-minute scenic seaplane transfer from Malé International Airport. Alternatively, choose a 30-minute domestic flight to Dhaalu Atoll followed by a seven-minute speedboat transfer to the resort (either Comfort or Sapphire Class).

Dhaalu Atoll is home to some amazing coral reefs that you can explore on a private snorkelling tour, alongside a resident marine biologist. Expect to see aquatic characters like turtles, hammerheads, and dolphins. You can even adopt a coral as part of the resort’s coral regeneration programme. For something completely different, book the underwater trek by night and witness the reef come to life after-dark. There are plenty of water sports available such as kayaking and scuba diving, as well as surfing at The Surf Shack – it’s a great place to improve your surf skills under the guidance of experts.

Unique experiences come thick and fast at Niyama. The dolphin-watching cruise is certainly a crowd-pleaser, and you’ll be accompanied by friendly and knowledgeable staff who’ll escort you to see the playful dolphins frolicking in their natural environment. For a more intimate and romantic experience, how about a private sandbank picnic? You’ll be whisked away to a deserted island where you and your loved one can enjoy a secluded slice of paradise. Or, for an adventure at sea, head out on a catamaran sailing trip for a once-in-a-lifetime voyage across the unfeasibly turquoise waters.

Please note

  • The price is per person per night based on a minimum of 7 nights stay with return transfers included


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