A new luxury addition to the Maldives.
We were there from Oct 24- Nov 1, 2012.
My 6th visit to Maldives.
First two nights in a beach villa, which was so new that many things did not work, so when we told our (takuru) Rasheed about the many things missing and not working, he told the managment and they up-graded us to a Deluxe pool water studio , which made up our holiday despite the rain which lasted from Oct 27- Oct 31, it was raining on and off during those days.
We did snorkel in the house-reef with the Niyama team by boat, the sea was choppy on Oct26 when we snorkeld so I could not see the reef well to comment, it was a struggle to snorkel in that weather, only some dolphins made it up for us when they passed so near and did few moves which made the snorkling trip worth the effort.
The Yoga Master is so good, Enriqu in water-sports took good care of my teen-age son, he trained him only when the weather was good, otherwise he sent him back and told him to wait for the weather to clear, I liked that he cared for my son's saftey.
My son was doing wind-surfing. He also did some kaying, and other water sports daily.
I spent most of my money in the spa, Awosme spa, Ear-Candling is a unique thing.
The privet pool in the water villa was the best as we used it in the intervals between the rain, It was a good size for a privet pool, jaccuzi was good also, Actually we only left the villa for breakfast and dinner as we were on HB, just being in the villa reading and swimming was enough for me,Also got a good selection of Music in the Music section of the TV-set which was so nice, with free movies and good TV channels. Internet was so slow as my daughter commented, it was much better in Six sences laamu , which we visted Two months before.
We had one dinner in Tribel, and another in the Edge, both were good, we get 30% discount as we were on HB.
Amandeep the resort manager was really caring and kept sure we had a fantastic holiday despite the rain, he spoke to us almost every morning at Breakfast, I liked his style, so polite.
I was in the Maldives same time last year, exactly 10 days later (early nov 2011) the rain was there for only 30min for the whole 8 nights.(Maldives got unpredictable weather) in my opinion.
In short, if you are after a luxury holiday this is the place for you, If you care about snorkling and diving, then there are many other cheaper resorts which can satisfy you more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- NIYAMA, which opened in March 2012, is Per AQUUM's latest addition to an award-winning resort portfolio. This hotly anticipated resort is turning the Maldives upside down with a plethora of options to get guests active and incite a sense of discovery, stimulation and fun. This exciting new concept is, of course, paired with the natural beauty and tranquility of the Maldives so those who just want to sit back, chill out and relax can do so in style. Try the games simulators, enjoy yoga, tai chi or zumba, kick up your heals at Subsix the world's first underwater music club, or simply relax and watch the sunset from Fahrenheit rooftop bar. Located in the South Western Atoll of Dhaalu, NIYAMA is a 40 minute seaplane flight from the Maldives capital Male'.Innovative dining options include Tribal, which brings a new unique concept to the Maldives. Designed like a modern day campsite, guests sit in specially designed pods surrounded by live cooking stations with dishes influenced by tribes from South America, Africa and Asia. Cooking methods include hot rock grills, asados and open flames. Per AQUUM's Deli-In presents an a la carte menu of gourmet deli items such as ice creams, cheeses, olives, cold cuts and wines all pre-stocked in each Studio and Pavilion. The in-room popcorn makers with complimentary corn kernels add that additional element of fun.Fahrenheit is perfect for refreshing drinks throughout the day transforming into one of island hot spots at night with spectacular ocean and sunset views. ... more less
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