Niyama Private Islands Maldives

5* out of 5 stars

Niyama Private Islands Maldives is a luxury five star resort without equal in this castaway island chain. Set on the two islands of 'Chill' and 'Play' in the Atoll of Dhaalu, and surrounded by spectacular pristine beaches and lush tropical greenery, Niyama Maldives is the epitome of good taste and sophistication. Ideal for couples seeking romance in an exclusive environment, the 86 studios and pavilions that form Niyama boast an exquisite blend of ultra-modern design and Maldivian decor.

You can take a dip into the crisp waters of your private infinity-edge swimming pool or stroll down to the hotel's secluded beach and swim in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean; Niyama Private Islands Maldives offers all of this and more.

An extravagant feature at this exclusive hotel is Subsix, the only underwater club in the world. So, if you fancy seeing renowned international artists eight metres below, you have it easy: stay at Niyama Maldives. Niyama's legacy is set to impress too - guests will be reassured to learn that the resort exercises sustainable practices in their Coral regeneration project with Marine Biology lab.

Things to do at Niyama Private Islands Maldives

For extra pampering and relaxation, the Niyama Spa at the resort brings you a large array of soothing treatments and massages overlooking the sparkling lagoon while also being the first hotel in the Maldives to offer Intraceuticals’ line of oxygen-based facials. The Pump, which also opens 24/7, is a fully equipped gym perfect for keeping up with your workout whilst on holiday and the fun increases further thanks to 'Games & Gadgets' with sports simulators.

Now the pleasure extends even further. A bridge connects the resort's original island Chill to an additional island, affectionately called Play, which includes a host of additional amenities. Here you will find the casual Blu beachside restaurant with a nearby infinity pool complete with children's area. There is also Explorers, a kids' club that splits children up into groups according to their age, abilities and interests and offers a huge range of fun activities from jungle safaris to circus themed fun.

Lovers of watersports will be in their element with the likes of scuba-diving, surfing, windsurfing and a whole host of other motorised and non-motorised aquatic activities on offer including two infinity pools on-site. There are also plenty of other facilities such as an extreme games zone with a Wii, PS4, Xbox as well as a cooking school with classes in global cuisines such as South American, African and Japanese.

Dining at Niyama Private Islands Maldives

To add even more value to your getaway, opt for one of Niyama's dining plans. Guests on the Half and Full Board plans are treated to a complimentary buffet breakfast each morning in Epicure restaurant. The plans also provide credit for lunches at The Deli, Dune, Nest and Subsix; dinners at Epicure (which serves a buffet), Tribal, Blu, Nest and Edge; and Destination Dining.

Please note: food credit for dinner at Edge is not available to guests staying on a complimentary Half Board basis.



Beach Villa

Each Beach Villa can accommodate up to two adults and two children or three adults and one child.

Size: 135 sqm

Deluxe Beach Villa

Picture this. Sliding open glass doors, walking barefoot across sun-dappled wooden deck of your Maldives beach villa, then sinking into soft white sands, the sunset painting the ocean before you in a riot of ochres and pinks.

Deluxe Beach Villas are set on the quiet and pristine shores of the island of Chill, with translucent lagoon waters right in front of you. Inside, it’s playtime, with toys galore, oodles of entertainment, and 24/7 butler service.

Beach Pool Villa

Each Beach Pool Villa can accommodate up to two adults and two children or three adults and one child.

Size: 190 sqm

Deluxe Beach Pool Villa

The deluxe life means impossibly wide beach, soft sands, and the most stunning of sunsets. Paint the turquoises of your private pool and the lagoon beyond your Maldives private villa.  Leap from sun loungers to pool to bath to indoor or outdoor rain shower fringed by palms.

Juxtaposed with virgin surrounds, your pool villa is Maldivian chic and timelessly modern, with bold splashes of colour, high-tech entertainment and sultry surround sound. Indulge with a fridge full of treats and your butler at your beck and call.

Family Beach Pool Villa

An indoor-outdoor family oasis that opens onto powder-soft beach. Wake up to ocean views and the last of sunrise’s palette. Kids rollic in sunny day play on the beach. Grown-ups splash in your private pool, or drift into the horizon on a dhoni swing. A private expanse for chilling and playing, the beach suite includes a living room by day that turns into king-sized comfort for two children. Unwind with al fresco bathing, with a soaking tub and the choice of indoor and outdoor rain showers cocooned by virgin palm fronds. In the evening, snuggle up with freshly popped popcorn and watch a movie in surround sound. The whole family can dig in to the Deli-In for licks of homemade ice cream, sweet treats and savoury snacks.

Deluxe Family Beach Pool Villa

Niyama is all about pleasure, no matter your size. For adults: the Maldivian dream of tranquil beach and romantic sunsets. For kids: all-day splashing in an oversized pool, unlimited sweet treats, family games and turndown surprises each evening.

This elegant family villa in Maldives includes a living room by day that turns into king-sized comfort for two children. In the evening, snuggle up with freshly popped popcorn and watch a movie in surround sound. The whole family can dig in to the Deli-In for licks of homemade ice cream and savoury snacks.

One Bedroom Beach Pool Pavilion

One bedroom beach pavilions hidden amid lush surrounds. Outdoor bathrooms with rainfall showers, luxurious amenities and spacious living. Infinity pool on your private deck with views over the Indian Ocean. A personal Thakuru for every need. Secluded beach access, exclusive dining areas and living spaces to entertain. Candlelight through the royal palm leaves. Deli-In or dine out. Champagne flutes on the deck. A lounging bed by the sea. High-tech living, low-maintenance days.

Two Bedroom Beach Pool Pavilion

Chill on secluded white-sand. Exhilarating dives and deep sea fishing. Rain-shower bliss and a garden breeze. Surf-and-turf days. Champagne flutes on the deck. Candlelight dining with your Deli-In or dine out on secluded decks. High-tech living, low-maintenance days.

Three Bedroom Beach Pool Pavilion

Get away and come together in a private paradise for the whole family. Kids rollick in sunny day play on your own beach. Grown-ups enjoy lounging and libations or a hard-earned massage in the villa’s private treatment room. Two private pools provide for both parental privacy and serious splashing. In the evening, pile into the Dhoni-shaped swing to reconnect, or snuggle up with freshly popped popcorn and watch a movie in surround sound. The whole family can dig in to the Deli-In for licks of homemade ice cream, sweet treats and savoury snacks.

Water Pool Villa

Lounge on your private deck and gaze on it like a painting: Swipes of turquoise, azure, lapis brushed across a canvas of sky and sea. The billow of an ivory sail catching the breeze. Tiny diamonds of light on the pool’s surface. Descend your stairs into the lagoon and enter the frame, adding bronze skin and rippling water to the picture. Behind you, the interior of the villa, with its crisp white backdrop and pops of aqua, forms its own work of modern art.

Deluxe Water Pool Villa

An over-water ocean haven with plenty of space to play. Wake to glimmers of dappled light on the lagoon and descend into its cool waters. Lounge on the deck. Plunge into your private pool by day and slip into your starlit Jacuzzi when night falls. Indoors, a sleek sumptuousness awaits. Sink into a king bed. Melt in the oversized soaking tub. Or stand beneath the cool stream of the rain shower and let water and wind transport you.

One Bedroom Water Pavilion With Pool

One Bedroom Water Pavilions with Pool

Spacious one-bedroom pavilions with ocean views and private infinity pool and Jacuzzi facing the water and floating daybed nest for a feeling of endless relaxation. Outdoor living expands to a large private sundeck with loungers and lounge-style furnishings. Your own personal butler is on hand 24 hours to unpack and make spa appointments and reservations. Luxurious living extends seamlessly from outdoors to the indoors with fresh ocean-blue décor and floor to ceiling glass creating a natural feel looking out to the pool and beach beyond. A large living room, cocktail bar and high-tech entertainment system adds a contemporary flair, with a fridge stocked with gourmet deli goodies adding the finishing touches. A lifestyle of relaxing luxury.

Two Bedroom Ocean Pool Pavilion

Soak up the sun and dive into the ocean. High-tech entertainment system with LED TVs and surround sound at your fingertips.. Dance to island rhythms. Host like a star. Sleep in a waking dream.


  • Babysitting facilities
  • Butler Service
  • Dive sites
  • Early check-in & Late check-out
  • Family villas
  • Floating breakfasts available
  • Half Board Dine-Around Option
  • Inter-leading rooms available
  • Kids & Teens Club
  • PADI dive school
  • PCR centre on island
  • Pool Villas
  • Private Beach
  • Seaplane transfer
  • Spa
  • Villas with pool


Food & Drink


In the morning: smoothies and juice blends, gourmet crostinis topped with overflowing flavours, eggs 12 ways or design your own. At lunch and dinner: Mediterranean-inspired salads, sandwiches, seafood, pasta from the indulgent to the gluten free, pizzas, Asian delights surrounded by tropical splendour. ‘Thakuru’ waiters circulate with water, sunblock, iPads, towels and refreshments of coconunts, fruit skewers and icy popsicles.


Barefoot dining on white sands. Cocktail lounging on plush bean bags and a drifting ceiling of clouds. As night falls, a beach club stirs, the DJ sending chilled beats through sea breeze. The stars shine day and night in glowing cocktails. Try the smoking cocktail Meduse or concoctions born of house-aged liquors in on-island oak barrels with fruit infusions, floral liqueur or organic twists. Plus sheesha and seashells by the seashore.

Edge Bar and Restaurant

Modern fine dining, set half a kilometre out in the ocean and accessible only by boat.


Flaky pastries start the morning. Follow with fruit salads made to order from the familiar and tropical exotics, or an omelette comprising fine cheeses and a chiffonade of garden-fresh herbs. From the extensive breakfast buffet to a la carte lunches and dinners, Epicure offers infinity poolside indulgence at its most chic, casual and delicious. Tipple with a selection of 18 teas and 260 wine labels.


Step into the light. A rooftop lounge suspends you in nature. The sun’s rays flit through glass walls and the Indian Ocean is laid out before you. Feel the heat of passion, paired with the delicious chilled cocktails of home-aged rum. 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.


Climb into your tree house for an unforgettable dining high. Navigate the jungle on a labyrinth of wooden walkways to your private perch in the tree tops. Chilled sculptures of sashimi arrive in a globe of ice. Avant-garde presentations by Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian chefs grace your table in one of the most spectacular restaurants in the Maldives. Explore the surreal six metres up or tucked between serpentine vines at the forest floor. For a theatrical meal, the teppanyaki table is the most desired in the house. Pair your meal with recommendations by the Sake Master. Taste the world’s most expensive coffee, Black Ivory. Experience the sweet finale of Nest’s signature dessert: Luwak Coffee Brûlée, rich cream custard infused with a secret recipe featuring Kopi Luwak essence and accompanied by roasted banana ice cream.

Private Destination Dining

Gourmet picnics on a deserted island for two. A bonfire and the sizzling aroma of mahi by water’s edge. Capture the bold, the imaginative, with unique dining experiences to order. Brought to life by your private chef and Thakuru - beyond expectations. Toes buried in sand, deliciously cool. Sunset’s hues spread in front of you, dancing on the horizon. Enjoy a menu inspired by the riches of the ocean.


Underwater playground for subaquatic destination dining. Reach Subsix by speedboat and descend a dramatic three-tier staircase. Italian abstract chandeliers illuminate the descent like shining coral. In the depths, hide away in the swooping curves of the clam-inspired bar, tucked into the soft anemone chairs beneath the soft waves of capiz shells draped from the ceiling. Dive into Champagne breakfasts, lunches, gourmet dinners and glow parties illuminating the night alongside the theatre of the reef.

The Deli

Take away a smoothie or rich brewed coffee. Peruse a selection of antipasti, Panini, ciabatta, pastries and other easy eating delights. Seeking a sweet indulgence? Ask the barista to whip up milkshake of homemade ice cream, or go a bit healthier with frozen yoghurt and succulent fresh fruits.


A Maasai warrior welcomes you with a Dawa, East Africa’s signature cocktail. Select your pleasure from a menu fusing African, Central and South American tribal cuisines, elevated with a fine dining touch. Hidden in the walls of the boma, dine on signatures like the Big Afrikaaner - smoky grilled OP with lime wedges, margarita salt and the spice of chipotle. Soak up the atmosphere after dinner with a Jebena coffee pot of African beans ground and roasted on site - from the deep mocha of Ethiopian Harra to fragrant Yrigacheffe to selections from hills and highlands across the continent.