Location: Maldives | Maldives

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Strutting its stuff over two pristine islands, cutting-edge Niyama is like no other resort in the Maldives. With plenty to keep you occupied when the sun goes down, including an amazing underwater playground, Niyama is full of fabulous surprises.
Perfect forHoneymooners and families after the ultimate Maldives experience - with a twist! Families and groups can stay at The Crescent, an exclusive cluster of overwater villas. 
In the knowWith stylish accommodation, multiple dining experiences, an indulgent spa, fantastic snorkelling and diving and everything from an action-packed club for children to an underwater playground for adults, Niyama really is special.

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Chic Design
  • Family-friendly
  • Food & Wine

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Niyama stretches blissfully over two islands in the Dhaalu Atoll. 

Rooms at Niyama

With a range of luxury studios and pavilions, Niyama still maintains a chilled and intimate feel. Nestling on the beach or floating right above the water, these are the dream idylls you’d expect of a Maldives getaway – but with cool Niyama twists. These include stunning outdoor bathrooms, fibre-optic-lit pools, and your very own open-air cinema, as well as secluded beaches and a 24-hour butler service. 

All the amazing accommodation options at Niyama have a wonderfully open feel, marrying traditional thatched roofs with crisp, contemporary design and the very latest in entertainment technology.

Food & Drink

The dining options are endless - feast on Mediterranean cuisine at Blu, head to the Epicure restaurant for lunch by the infinity pool, or rock up at Tribal, where you can lounge on the beach and watch as your delicious dinner is cooked on woks, Asado grills and open fires. You can also have an Asian-inspired dinner in the treetops at Nest, hop on a boat to Edge, half a kilometre out in the ocean or enjoy a romantic cruise in a dhoni to your very own private island for lunch.

Back at Niyama, the underwater playground Subsix offers a unique dining, drinking and dancing experience 24 hours a day, from champagne breakfasts to 'glow parties'. You'll also find your fridge chock-full of delicious deli favourites and gourmet nibbles for when you're feeling peckish at any time of day.


For pure, unadulterated relaxation, you’ve come to the right place. The over-water spa offers plenty of blissful ways to relax: enjoy holistic treatments or a couple’s massage, accompanied by champagne and chocolates, while the infinity pool is perfect for a dip.

Activities at Niyama

Swim, snorkel and dive around one of the world's most diverse ecosystems, with colourful coral and exotic marine life including hammerhead sharks, parrotfish and hawksbill turtles, and you can learn more about the underwater world with Niyama's resident experts, and even adopt a coral. 

If you have your children in tow, they'll love the Explorers club, where they can get involved in a wide range of island and cultural activities, from learning dhivehi lullabies to dolphin spotting.

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Hotel location

Niyama is a scenic 40-minute seaplane journey from Male International Airport, swooping over deserted islands and crystal-clear waters. For the ultimate luxury, start your stay in style on your own private seaplane.

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