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#1 of 1 resort in Kudafolhudhoo Island
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4.7
Cleanliness
4.6
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4.6
Value
4.2
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Nika is “the place to be”, a platform where local heritage meets Mediterranean life-style. Nika has to be considered as a piece of history of the Country, being one of the first islands that started the concept of tourism in the Maldives, back in 1983. Nika is the island where “nothing has changed”. An everlasting “thing of beauty”, that is not subjected to the disruptive impact of the Hospitality Industry that is shaping the Country. Nika represents “the Maldives that used to be”, the Idyll in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Nika is a perfect example of a boutique hotel that breaks the dynamics of big international brands that are reshaping the Maldivian hospitality industry. Nika is a heady mix of Italian lifestyle and Maldivian traditions; a unique platform where heritage and natural beauty meet together.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Spa
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Diving
Snorkeling
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
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Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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julia s wrote a review Feb 2024
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Beautiful is not enough to describe the island! The nature - gardens and the reef are as you are in heaven! The stuff is so nice and polite! The best place to feel nature and rest in absolute beaty and silence /only birds and sea/. About the rooms - perfectly clean, the towels and the sheets as they are new! The restaurant - great food many fish and well prepared . All the staff was very nice and polite, special thanks to Ahmed Wajech - hardworking and always ready to help. the organization of the island is perfect, Anna and Luca are always there to help you and inform you about activities, but delicate and if you need them. They welcomed us and were at the island all the time if you need info about everything. At the reception desk - Ishara was very polite and helpful. About the bar - the best coctails /as they are made in the bar in Europe / made by Amid Rai and Sashi. THAT WAS A GREAT VACATION. If you need privacy - every room has a beach in front and no one else can pass. For the rooms inside the island there is a public beach with the best alive reef . Julia Sirakova
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Julia, We are very happy to read your testimony. Knowing that our island, staff and services satisfied you and knowing that you enjoyed your experience at Nika Island Resort & Spa is very important to us. We sincerely hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Nika Island Resort & Spa
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Kasem S wrote a review Jan 2024
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It's amazing journey in a very friendly and wonderful atmosphere, We felt every moment we are with our family. Simplicity is the best with actual nature. Thanks for everything Our best GRO Anna without forgetting Loca, Marta and lovely Joanna. Everything was amazing. Sea wit crystal water and fantastic reef with all amazing creatures like Manta, turtles and nurse whales sharks Restaurant and the food were great ingredients from the island itself, no wasting food. Staff and chefs were helpful and smiling all the time. Deferents activities with certified staff. An experience must everyone have. Thanks Nika Island. Thanks everyone there
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Kasem S, Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review about your recent stay at Nika Island Resort & Spa! Your opinion is valued greatly and it helps us maintain an excellent standard of service to our customers. We are very honored to know that we managed to exceed your expectation and that our staff was able to make your experience with us a memorable one. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Home is waiting for you! Kind Regards, Nika Resort & Spa Team
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Samuele R. wrote a review Jan 2024
Milan, Italy16 contributions19 helpful votes
In Nika island you can deeply a true elegant experience in the Maldives, thanks to the wonderful nature and cristal water. Here you can explore the deep essence of Maldives thanks to daily excursions (I truly recommend to jump in the water and swim with Manta Ray) The staff hospitality makes you feel always like home (but always without shoes).
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear SaMu86 ! Thank you for choosing Nika Island Resort & Spa and rating us on TripAdvisor! We are glad to know that you had a good experience with us. We strive to provide a wonderful experience to each and every guest, and your positive review is truly a source of encouragement for our whole team. Once again, our most sincere thanks for the nice review! We hope to welcome you back soon. Home is waiting for you! Best Regards, Nika Resort & Spa Team
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EBP71 wrote a review Jan 2024
Biella, Italy134 contributions47 helpful votes
I stayed at Nika for the first time with my whole family between the end of the year and the beginning of the new one. We didn't always have perfect weather, but that was the only thing lacking in this splendid place. The island is delightful, as is all the staff that pampered us throughout the vacation. Rarely have I found service like that at Nika. We booked the beach villas, which, in my opinion, are the best option in this resort. The private beach is something unique. As many have written, the highlight of this place is the incredible variety of fish you can see simply by snorkeling outside your room. Excellent food, and New Year's Eve was very entertaining and well-organized. This is a place for those seeking the Maldives of old, with a heritage that has, unfortunately, been lost in most of this beautiful paradise due to the invasion of large international hotel chains. A special thanks to Giovanna and Luca for sharing their deep love for Nika with us.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Best solution Beach villa sunset side
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Responded Jan 8, 2024
Dear EBP71, Warmest Greetings from the Maldives! Thank you for sharing your review on Trip Advisor! The Nika Resort & Spa Team are delighted that you had a wonderful stay in our Beach Villas with your own private beach and direct access on the beautiful coral house reef. Thank you, as well, for your feedback regarding the New Year's Eve, snorkeling around the island, an excellent service and food. We would like to forward to you best regards from Giovanna and Luca who are thankful for your kind words. On behalf of all the team, thank you once again for sharing your review on Trip Advisor and we look forward to welcoming you back to Nika Island Resort on your next visit! Kind Regards, Nika Island Resort & SPA Team
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Niraj A wrote a review Jan 2024
Orlando, Florida32 contributions5 helpful votes
Amazing family owned resort in Maldives. The owners Matteo and Giovanna were always available making sure that all our needs were met and that our stay was comfortable. Very special thanks to Nicola, Marta and the dive center team as they provided the best diving experience to our kids who love diving and they got 16 dives in three and a half days.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jan 6, 2024
Dear 5niraja, thank you so much for staying at Nika Island Resort & Spa and for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor! We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay and everything was up to your satisfaction. We strive to provide a wonderful experience to each and every guest, and your positive review is truly a source of encouragement for our whole team. Once again, thank you for choosing Nika Island. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Home is waiting for you! Best Regards, Nika Island Resort & Spa
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SerialVacationer wrote a review Dec 2023
Mumbai22 contributions15 helpful votes
We are frequent travellers to Maldives and recently spent a blissful week at Nika Island for the first time. And it was incredible… First, let’s start with the accommodation (we are a couple with their 17 year old daughter) – we booked the deluxe family beach villa (No 4) which is wonderfully rustic, very comfortable and so very peaceful… We had 2 rooms, 2 bathrooms (the master bathroom with an additional outdoor show was just amazing!) and a large living room (The only drawback perhaps could be the seating space in the living room is not one in which you can laze or lounge…but that’s really not where we spent any time.) The most amazing part is the private stretch of beach we had…truly luxurious to have that! Deck chairs, loungers, swing, hammock and an outdoor hot tub with soft silvery sand and gorgeous water and an amazing reef to swim to just 10 meters or so away. After 3 days here we moved to the family water villa (No 41) which also had 2 bedrooms—stunning sense of open space where had beautiful views of the water from our bed..so bright and nice. This is smaller compared to the beach villa but still very spacious for 3 of us…lovely! The only drawback is you can hear the soft hum of machines/ or some industrial noise from the local island right across, and the seating in the living room is very inadequate. The reef access from this water villa was wonderful. The Food was fantastic!! We were on a Full Board Plan...decent breakfast, incredibly sumptuous lunch (buffet and live pasta / seafood stations) and lovely elegant dinners which you could choose from a set menu...when the weather is good you are seated in a lovely outdoor beach setting. They also offered complimentary snacks from 7pm onwards at the sunset beach…really thoughtful and we enjoyed that immensely. The island was gorgeous: small, green and surrounded by an incredible house reef which so easy to access right off the beach. Whilst snorkelling off the beach, we saw large sting and eagle rays, sharks, turtles, an incredible array of fish and beautiful coral forests and even 1 eel and a lionfish…truly a marine paradise! (My very frequent exploration of the island’s reef led me to the belief that the best coral formations and snorkelling experiences were opposite Beach villas 6/7 ; Water Villa 37/36 and across the water sports centre close to the first beach villa.) The gym is small but functions well for holiday maintenance workouts, complimentary sunrise yoga sessions were so rejuvenating and the spa was truly blissful. A drawback is there is no swimming pool (except for the one in the spa which can only be used with treatments)..But then again...you’re in the Maldives…with the best possible natural pool of shallow turquoise water to swim in all around! The excursions organised by the dive centre were only available if more than 4-6 guests signed on – hence we were unable to go for the snorkelling-with-nurse sharks one. The dive centre organised a local house reef excursion at a concessional rate of 30 dollars, but it was disappointing- my own independent trips were far more satisfying and I advise you to skip this. Finally…the service!! Truly an amazing team of people who are warm and friendly and ensure you are well taken care of…The staff at the reception (Stalin and the others who names I’m sorry I forgot), the coffee shop/Bar (Sashi, Ajit), the housekeeping staff (Moosa and Ali and others) that tirelessly cleaned up with a smile, the staff ,chef and especially the sous Chef (Suresh -he was just so incredible – made special dishes for my wife who is a vegetarian) at the resturant, the dive centre team (Nicole) and of course the guest relations officers (Anna looked after us so very well and really ensured our stay was perfect! Luca and Stefano were always smiling and polite). The resort has a lovely casual, barefoot ethos—and one feels at home right away… I strongly recommend this island to anyone who wants to experience paradise in a peaceful and almost-homely manner. I only wish we had stayed at least 2 weeks…
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded Dec 20, 2023
Dear Family Sanghi, thank you so much for staying at Nika Island Resort & Spa and for sharing in details your experience with us on TripAdvisor! We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay and everything was up to your satisfaction. We strive to provide a wonderful experience to each and every guest, and your positive review is truly a source of encouragement for our whole team. Once again, thank you for choosing Nika Island. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you! Best Regards, Nika Island Resort & Spa
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Иван А wrote a review Oct 2023
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My name is Ivan Abramov. A few days ago sadly left this wonderful hotel, where I, my wife and three children spent a magical 10 days (Villa 20). We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back again. I would like to express special gratitude to our guest relations manager Zhanna. Absolutely all our requests were resolved instantly, and my children simply fell in love with her. My middle daughter even drew pictures and gave it to ZhannaZhanna demonstrated high professional qualities and also proved herself to be a kind, attentive and very caring person. We travel a lot and I know exactly how important it is when a hotel has such an employee. Thank all team of Nika again for a wonderful vacation and hope to see you soon!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Don’t take a lot of clothes with yourself and try to learn 1-2 good Italian songs :)
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Responded Dec 20, 2023
Dear Mr. Abramov, We are so grateful to receive this lovely review! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our resort, compliments about our warm and friendly staff, and service. It was a pleasure having you with us and on behalf of our entire team, we would be delighted to welcome you back for another amazing stay at Nika Island Resort & Spa very soon. With our warmest regards, Nika Team
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Michel wrote a review Jul 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We went to Nika Island in Feb. 2022 for 2 weeks, stayed in one of the family beach villas. The house was very spacious, we loved the huge bathroom and the outdoor showers. And the access to our private beach ... The house was very clean and in good condition. House and beach were cleaned twice a day. The island is small enough to walk from one end to the other in about 15 minutes. All houses are embedded in beautiful environment with flowers and plants. There are several options for beaches, all slightly different
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Oct 1, 2023
Dear Michel, thank you for taking the time to leave us this welcome review. Positive comments from our guests give us that extra boost to always improve. We sincerely hope to welcome you back to our resort soon. Best regards The Nika staff
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fabikp wrote a review Mar 2023
Brno, Czech Republic13 contributions3 helpful votes
I spent two weeks on Nika Island with my wife in Beach villa that is very large, nice and comfortable. We enjoyed private beach. The food in the main restaurant was very tasty and in a great choice. I have read some reviews saying that only Italian and Russian guests are treated well by the staff, but it was not the case - all staff members took care of us wonderfully (despite we are Czechs). Some of minor cons: - meals were sometimes not warm enough - villas (or at least the bedrooms) are not sealed against gekos: there are gaps in all windows and doors and along the edge of the roof, and gekos are quite noisy especially at night - guests have no information about acces to the house reef: there are only one channel through the corals on both sides of the island (north and south) or from one public beach. So we asked two our neighbours to be allowed to pass their beach to get to the channel. Lack of information contribute to coral damage. - excursion are overpriced, but there is no need to go anywhere, we met all sea "creatures" at house reef, including mantas, turtles and four kinds of sharks. All in all we were very satisfied with our holiday and would be back any time.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Responded Mar 14, 2023
Thank you for your contribution. We are happy that you felt welcomed by our staff and that you did not feel any lack of attention towards you. We are also glad that you found our reef very diverse and interesting... we are very proud of it too! Likewise, we also thank you for your feedback regarding the technical aspects of the resort. The constructive comments we receive from our guests are very important for improving our service. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Nika! A warm greeting from all the staff
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Orchid4841 wrote a review Jan 2023
United Kingdom495 contributions243 helpful votes
Couldn't wait to return and was not disappointed ... was like coming home. Love the laid back and relaxed pace here. Enjoy the fact beach villas have private beach areas, allowing for complete relaxation and there is no noise from on island activities. There is no pressure to take part in any activities, although info about trips and activities are communicated daily. That said during this visit, we did a tour of a local inhabited island and a litter pick on an uninhabited local island. We celebrate our 25th anniversary whilst on Nika this time and had a vow renewal by way of celebration. The team really put huge effort into making the event special and memorable. Our beach area was set up with a gazebo and the entrance to the villa was decorated with a hand woven palm arch, flowers etc; the bed was also decorated. They also made us rings and a ring box frommalm leaved. The ceremony was presided over by the general manager, who did a sterling job and the words of the renewal were beautiful. We have a beautiful framed certificate, as well as many photos to remember the day. During this visit, I needed some Antihistamine and discovered there is a resident doctor and a small clinic on the island. There was a charge for accessing this service, but surprisingly small. The on site shop is disappoitingly biased to tailoring and clothing now, with very little in the way of souvenir items. Can't praise the waiting staff, bar staff and maintenance team enough, everyone was friendly, helpful and conscientious. The path ways and gardens are always tidy and well cared for; the restaurant and bar service efficient. Loved bring here and already planning a return.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Feb 3, 2023
Good afternoon! We are very happy to read your testimony. Knowing that our staff and services satisfied you and knowing that you enjoyed your experience at Nika Island Resort & Spa is very important to us. Giving the right emphasis and importance that special events like an anniversary deserve is our prerogative and we are honoured to have contributed to your special day. We sincerely hope to see you a third time very soon. Best regards, Nika Island Resort & Spa
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$334 - $1,252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
nika island hotel north ari atoll
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollNorth Ari AtollKudafolhudhoo Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
43
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nika Island Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Nika Island Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Tourist/Bikini Beach (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nika Island Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Nika Island Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Nika Island Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Nika Island Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe' Palato, Second Home Restaurant, and Mosu Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nika Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Nika Island Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Nika Island Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Nika Island Resort & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.01 miles away from the center of Kudafolhudhoo Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Nika Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nika Island Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Does Nika Island Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.