Food Play unveils the secrets of our native chef whizzes with tailored cooking classes for small groups. Master the balancing of flavours and techniques of celebrated culinary traditions.
Niyama Private Islands Maldives is a 40-minute seaplane journey south of Malé or a 30-minute domestic flight to Dhaalu Atoll followed by a seven-minute speedboat transfer to the resort. ... Niyama Private Islands has a vast range of activities for all ages.
Villas / Rooms
Leave your review
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.
The maxi bar is the new mini bar. Find it stocked with an ice machine, cocktail shakers, and all your favourite drinks. Cold cuts. Cheese. Chocolate. Check. Also on offer – a popcorn machine, espresso maker, and homemade ice-cream refilled daily.
Pluck your pleasure from jars of tempting treats. Take away a smoothie or rich brewed coffee. Peruse a selection of antipasti, Panini, ciabatta, pastries and other easy eating delights.
The red-hot Fahrenheit rises above the sands, with a glass-wrapped terrace overlooking the ocean. Laze in a bucket seat or on a daybed, drinking in cocktails, views and beats.
It doesn’t get more chilled than this. Ocean views and breezes, your toes in the sand, and a refreshing cocktail or snack served to your sunbed.
Mediterranean-inspired dining in casual chic. Family-style all-day dining by the infinity pool on the isle of Play. Cool dripping creams satisfy sweet cravings at the poolside ice cream boutique.
Feel the tingle of Dom on the tongue, six metres below the waterline. Parrotfish swim past shoals of Moorish Idols. Moray eels slide through the lagoon. Groupers make goliath appearances amidst the rainbow of butterflyfish and damselfish, while the resident Hawksbill turtle glides in for a visit.
Welcome to the fireside, with a jungle canopy overhead and torches lighting the way. Here, the flavours of Africa, Central and South America are explored in the open kitchen.
Climb into our tree house, Nest, 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.
Whisked by speedboat. Caressed by the breeze beneath the sweeping white curves of the canopy. Crystal waters lap alongside you. Delicate flavours of the Indian Ocean stolen from masterpiece culinary sculptures on the plates before you. Moments of Edge fine dining.
Hover over the water. Submerge beneath the sea. Soar among the treetops or dance with the flames. Select your perfect setting – or let your fantasies create a new dining reality. Your culinary adventure knows no bounds at Niyama, home to nine unique restaurants in Maldives with distinct destination dining experiences.
Dine In allows guests to order from any restaurant at the resort, as well as the 24/7 in-villa menu. Relax with a hot stone grill over water. Serve up kids’ specials by the pool.
Extraordinary experiences amongst Maldives spa resorts: A bottle of Champagne and chocolates to accompany your spa indulgence? Why not? Oxygenate your body. Be an Island Man. Spa solo, with a lover or with your little ones.
Ride the barrel. Take to the sky. Skip, slice, carve or bob. FLOAT boasts an adrenaline-surged array of water sports: jetskiing, waterskiing, mono-skiing, wakeboard, kneeboarding, catamarans, windsurfing, kitesurfing, parasailing, fun tubes and more.
Gaze into the liquid crystal of a glass kayak. Seabob, racing underwater and bursting to the surface on a 20 km/hour rocket. Surf from the island’s tail – a perfect spot for medium and advanced divers
The beating heart of the island for game lovers. Competition gets fierce digitally and in the flesh. Simulators rooms perfect your swings, throws and marksmanship as you perfect your skills in golf, football, American football, basketball, shooting (clay shooting or target range) and ice hockey.
Challenge friends and family to darts, pool, foosball, table tennis, PS4 or Xbox excitement.
The slow controlled balance of Tai Chi moves through the air in a meditative beauty. And the thrust of an uppercut surges like a lightning crack. Stretch. Lunge. Sculpt. Kick.
State-of-the-art machines and expert trainers guide you in body sculpting, Pilates, high-intensity circuit training, teen fitness, children’s Zumba and kind-on-your-joints aqua workouts.
Paddle through an octopus’s garden, glimpsing the intricate bouquets of coral that sprout from every surface. A school of fish breaks around you. Turtles glide by your side. Your guide takes you to the best of the atoll.
For the most original eye on the reef, join the biologist as she leads an underwater trek by night. See the life that only comes out after the sun sets. Illuminate the coralscape in intergalactic colour with a UV light transforming the blackness to a neon fantasy
Snorkel to the coral nursery and select your ‘baby’. Give the little one a name and help cultivate it as part of Niyama Private Island Maldives’ coral regeneration programme. Together, you lend a hand in maintaining the rich but fragile ecosystem for which the Maldives is so famous.
Receive a certificate and follow up images to watch your adoptee grow and thrive.
As the sun sets over the ocean swells, head to the Surf Shack with the dudes. Here, the Rastaman shakes up classic rum cocktails to the cool rhythms of reggae.
There are a number of other surf spots in and around the Dhaalu Atoll that can be explored during your stay. For those looking for the ultimate adventure, ask about a private seaplane to access any wave in the Maldives.
This is the spot to surf in west to northwest winds, located on the opposite side of the channel approximately ten minutes by boat. The wave wraps in on the reef by more than 90 degrees and is a world-class right hander suited to intermediate and advanced surfers. In medium-sized swells, enjoy the long, rippable walls and end barrel section.
This wave works best when the wind blows from a north to easterly direction making the left hander hollow and rippable. It usually picks up more swell than Kasabu, as it is perfectly exposed to south and southwest swells.
When small, the wave is fun and caters to beginners, longboards and funboards. When bigger, it becomes suitable for intermediate to advanced surfers.
The best part of all is you can reach this wave by simply walking to the point and paddling out – no boat transfer is needed. Upon request, we'll do our best to get you a beach villa as close to the spot as possible.
Battle man versus beast in a big game fishing expedition, reeling in a great trevally or majestic sailfish. Explore a local island and make new friends. Soar aboard a dhoni into the sunset. Ivory sails billow in the wind against swirling pastels of the sky as dozens of spinner dolphins twirl in the wake.
Choose from a portfolio of cruises or seize the freedom of the ocean and charter one of our fleet: Bolt & Zip, Fathom, Fishtail, Aquadisiac and Freebird.
Set your destination for Hammerhead Point or the manta rays of Bull Bull. Embark on a Turtle Quest. Snorkel the house reef free of charge throughout your stay, or enlist the expertise of our in-house experts for a guided tour of the reefs secrets.
Capture the abstractions of the reef with underwater photography. Introduce your little ones to diving with a Bubble Maker course. Join in the underwater ballet of the atoll.