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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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Find a very private setting for intimate, one-of-a-kind experiences. With twin islands Play and Chill, Niyama Private Islands Maldives offers up the luxury of choice. At Play: Frolic in the treetops. Rush into the infinite horizon. Kick things up a notch in villas set on white sands and tailored to adventurous honeymooners, active couples and style-savvy families. At Chill: Revel in a peaceful moment within the cocoon of Niyama Spa. Drift in culinary heaven offshore. Soothe your soul to the slow rhythms in over-water studios. Lounge against the flowing oceanscape in Subsix underwater lounge. Located in the South Western Atoll of Dhaalu, Niyama Private Islands is a 40-minute seaplane flight from the Maldives capital Malé.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children's playground
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Game room
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Video game console
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Executive lounge access
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, French, Russian, Spanish and 17 more
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Tanel S wrote a review Yesterday
4 contributions4 helpful votes
Hi, it was our third time in Niyama and again best family vacation ever. Despite all craziness in over the world Niyama team very well made us feel like fairytail for two weeks. Restorans in their variety are very good. Best breakfest is in Epicure and Kudy is taking care of everybody. Definitely ask for juice guy Solesman to make you diffrent fresh juicys and cocktails. Best meat is in Tribal, best seafood in Nest and fine dining in Edge! Thank you Niyama family, we can’t wait to be back! Special thanks to Aiman and Affan Samuel family
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Ceri H wrote a review Mar 2020
Chester, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
A group of 6 friends, we have just spent the last couple of weeks at Niyama, just as the Coronavirus pandemic took hold globally. Despite the immense pressure, with flight restrictions and cancellations, extremely worrying news stories from around the world, and our anxieties for our children, families and friends at home, the whole island team at Niyama ensured that our holiday remained perfect. The quality of service was impeccable, and it was obvious that the staff took great pride in the service they provided, and also in the resort itself. The personal butler service is the best we have experienced, very easy to make arrangements, always on hand, yet never intrusive. Thank you so much Renjian. The food was always wonderful, and again the staff made every effort to ensure that we enjoyed every meal. The dining experience at Edge and Tribal restaurants is exceptional, really top class, hard to believe how good, considering the fact we were on a small island in the middle of Indian ocean. We would like to pass on our best wishes to the General Manager, Haf, his management team, and the whole resort team......thank you all so much for your help and support and we hope that the current disruption is short lived. We are thinking of you xx
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Date of stay: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Hafidh_AlBusaidy_GM, General Manager at Niyama Private Islands Maldives
Responded Apr 11, 2020
Dear Ceri H, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Nature's Playground. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your holiday at Niyama Private Islands Maldives despite the pandemic that is happening worldwide. And we are glad that you're home and safe. Niyama Private Islands Maldives is our slice of heaven on earth and the genuine service from the staff completes a true paradise. With this, we are very proud of our product and glad that you have experienced all this from your arrival, dining to fun filled activities. Along with the entire team, it was our pleasure having you with us in our care and please stay safe and healthy as we are looking forward to welcoming you back here in our beautiful paradise. Sincerely, Hafidh Al Busaidy General Manager
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Global224425 wrote a review Mar 5
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We stayed 10 days. That felt just right. I think it's rare to be in a hotel and feel that you could do or try something new every day. Getting around the island on bikes was a really nice touch - something we'll remember for a long time. Big game fishing was good, but crazy expensive. Snorkeling was the best ever - awesome experience. It was nice to be able to play tennis in the Maldives. We didn't surf, but that looked fun. Everybody was friendly, and overall the food was good, although not quite up to for instance Dubai standards. Having a private butler was very convenient, and they restocked the mini (maxi) bar every day. We stayed in a beach villa/studio and would choose that over an over-water villa. They look perfect on pictures (at high tide), but are not so nice at low-tide with stones showing and no jumping from villa into water. Edge/subsix was cool, but mostly because of the concept. Edge had the least interesting food of all the restaurants. Tribal and Nest (both treetop and teppanyaki) were really good. We were told that because of Covid19 they had 50% staff and 75% occupancy, so you'd see the same staff at all the restaurants at different times. The teppanyaki chef from the night before served us bread at breakfast in the morning. The beaches all have nice, soft, white sand, but there are quite a bit of corals in the water (which is why snorkeling is so good - you just can't walk much in the water). It's expensive, but I think you get what you pay for. We had breakfast/dinner included and ended up spending almost double, but the seaplane, fishing trip and tennis were expensive items. We'd go again.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Olivia-sidd H wrote a review Mar 3
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Hello we had a dream week at this hotel everything is there we had a butler named Sham a wonderful man with a big heart he took care of all our reservations for restaurants, excursions etc. he was present every minute for our well-being as well as our little daughter Emmy. We will definitely come back the hotel is very clean the staff are very nice and helpful I thank with all my heart Sham for his wonderful job hoping to see him again on our next vacation I wish he was the one to take care of my coming see you soon, Gambone family
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Hafidh Al Busaidy, General Manager at Niyama Private Islands Maldives
Responded 4 days ago
Dear oliviasiddh, Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review of your stay with us. It is so wonderful to read that you had a fantastic holiday and we were able to exceed your expectations especially when it comes to guest service. Your compliments come as a great motivator in our quest for excellence and have been communicated to the team. Along with the entire team, it was our pleasure having you with us in our care and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful paradise. Sincerely, Hafidh Al Busaidy General Manager
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nataliaD wrote a review Feb 2021
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
The best family experience in the Maldives! After a 12 day stay last year, we returned to Niyama for another 3 weeks with our 4 year old son and it was a super relaxing and unforgettable holiday for all. Firstly, the journey is easy, just a 40 minute seaplane flight from Male. Secondly, having stayed at other 5* resorts in the Maldives, we were pleased to find a place that accommodates many different tastes and interests. The two islands are very green and offer varied sceneries - a beautiful quiet lagoon on the one side and a lively seascape on the other. You can cycle, walk or be taken around in a buggy and there is enough mileage for a jog. There is a small gym and an indulgent spa. The beaches are stunning and feel very private. While there is some coral and there are wave breakers in places, they do not spoil the experience. The resort has two decent snorkelling reefs on its doorstep (we were lucky to have seen all the key reef fish, as well as a turtle!) and you can also take a boat trip to scout for turtles, dolphins and explore the bigger reef sites if you want to see more. The kids club, run by Olivia, made a true difference to us. Our son was treated like royalty by a professional team and got to try so many new experiences, allowing us to enjoy the island. In contrast to some of the other places we stayed at, all of the staff at the hotel were genuinely friendly. Our Thakkuru, Benjo, catered to our every whim, taking the stress away from restaurant, spa and activity bookings and so much more. We never got bored of the restaurants as each offered its own unique setting and cuisine, starting with the more relaxed breakfast/causal dinners at Epicure and ending with Afro-LatAm cuisine fusion at Tribal. The kids menu was somewhat limited, but all the restaurants were very accommodating when we asked for items off the menu. A big family favourite was Surfshack sundowners where Jemmy served knockout cocktails and Air made the best reef fish ceviche on the island! Lest we forget, the Coconut Guru, Imran, who always seemed to read our minds when we wanted a fresh coconut. Bottom line, Niyama appeals with its luxurious backdrop and service but you can dial up or down the glamour and still feel comfortable. Haf, the GM and the whole Niyama team made us feel at home and if you are after a relaxed and luxurious time in the Maldives, Niyama is the place to go.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Hafidh Al Busaidy, General Manager at Niyama Private Islands Maldives
Responded 6 days ago
Dear NataliaDLon, Wow! Thank you very much for your the time to write such a wonderful review! On behalf of the team at NIYAMA, we are pleased to read that we have exceeded your expectation and you were satisfied with the overall service provided. It is an endeavor of our team members to provide personalized attention to make each and every guest feel special for them to carry back fond memories of their stay with us. Your compliments come as a great motivator in our quest for excellence and have been communicated to the Team. Once again, thank you very much for your kind feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Hafidh Al Busaidy General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Niyama Private Islands Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at Niyama Private Islands Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Niyama Private Islands Maldives?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Niyama Private Islands Maldives?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Niyama Private Islands Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include NEST, Tribal, and Epicure.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Niyama Private Islands Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Niyama Private Islands Maldives have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Niyama Private Islands Maldives offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Niyama Private Islands Maldives located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Dhaalu Atoll.
Are any cleaning services offered at Niyama Private Islands Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Niyama Private Islands Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Chinese.
Does Niyama Private Islands Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Niyama Private Islands Maldives accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.