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Niyama Private Islands Resort is unique, as it’s made up of two islands with distinctly different moods. The newest of the two, Play, is where you’ll find the beating heart of the resort. The lively beach clubs, lounges and restaurants are ideal for families and fun-seeking couples. It’s connected to Chill – the sleepier, tranquil island – by an easy-access walkway. Here, quiet white sands and tropical greenery are waiting to be explored. Hop between the two for a mix of sunbathing and activities, or stick to the base which best suits you.
While Niyama Private Islands Resort suits lively couples and groups, thanks to the chic bars and beach club over on Play, it’s also ideal for families. Ice-creams and iPads will keep little ones occupied at Blu, or you can take a dip in the adjacent pool together any time. If you’re heading out on a diving trip, the kids will be well-looked after at the Explorer Kids’ Club. There’s a daily timetable of activities designed to entertain and educate little ones about Maldivian culture and how to look after our seas.
Niyama Private Islands Resort is doing all it can to preserve its picturesque surroundings. Its resident Marine Biologist hosts coral planting and educational snorkelling trips, so you can make a difference on your holiday to the Maldives. Or, enjoy the diverse marine life below by strapping on your goggles and flippers, and exploring the flourishing House Reef yourself.
Sail half a kilometre out to a fine-dining experience at Edge – a classy eatery and lounge only accessible by boat. Expect fresh Maldivian seafood and contemporary cooking.
Bring the whole family to poolside Blu, which serves up Mediterranean-inspired dishes, tempting ice-cream and fresh breakfasts. Thakurus provide suncream, towels, fruit skewers and ice lollies all day long.
Head under the waves to Subsix. This underwater restaurant serves lunch with a view of the Maldives’ fascinating marine life, while the bi-weekly underwater glow parties let you dance below the lagoon.
This African-inspired restaurant serves dishes and drinks with flavours from across the vibrant continent, including Big Afrikaner ribs, ostrich bites, and honey and lime Dawa cocktails.
Enjoy a drink at this sleek rooftop bar, which serves home-aged rums, refreshing cocktails and sparkling wines. Or, dance the night away under the glow of atmospheric red lights.
Sink your toes into the sand at Dune, a beachside bar dotted with comfortable beanbags, daybeds and loungers. By night, the resident DJ turns Dune into a cool beach club.
You’ll find Nest high among the treetops. Asian dishes are served from this jungle-fringed spot – you can watch dishes being made at the teppanyaki table while you soak up the verdant views.
Enjoy flaky pastries, lazy lunches and tasty dinners at Epicure, by a sea-view infinity pool. Or, sip one of 18 teas or more than 260 varieties of wine.
Overlooking Niyama Corner, this thatched bar is the ideal spot to unwind with a rum cocktail after a day of surfing. Reggae beats bring a relaxed Caribbean vibe here.
Sample freshly made sandwiches, smoothies and tasty antipasti nibbles at The Deli, which serves daytime snacks and drinks. Try one of the homemade cakes alongside a glass of iced tea.
Each room comes stocked with a fresh selection of foods, including meats, smoked salmon, cheeses, ice-cream and chocolate. Your island hosts will refill it daily to your specific taste. Or, enjoy room service any time of day – just ask your Thakuru.
Mark a special occasion with a private dining experience. Head to Subsix for an exclusive Champagne breakfast, or dine on the secluded sands as you’re served by a private butler.
Every villa at Niyama Private Islands looks out over the sea, offering unrestricted views of the waters that have made the Maldives such a lusted-after destination. Inside, high ceilings and full-length windows make every room feel spacious and bright, while the neutral decor will make you feel calm as soon as you step inside.
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