Niyama Private Islands

Kudahuvadhoo Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives

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.

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Niyama Private Islands aerial view
Niyama Private Islands location on the map
Niyama Private Islands main pool area
Niyama Private Islands underwater restaurant
Niyama Private Islands beach bar
Niyama Private Islands overwater restaurant
Niyama Private Islands dining area
Niyama Private Islands overwater pool villa
Niyama Private Islands overwater villa pool and jacuzzi
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Niyama Private Islands beach villa pool interior
Niyama Private Islands overwater villa deck area with pool and jacuzzi
Niyama Private Islands overwater villa deck area with pool and jacuzzi
Niyama Private Islands overwater 1BR pool villa with jacuzzi

This luxury resort is set across a pair of islands accessible by seaplane from the Maldives' capital of Malé.

Offering direct water or beach access, the chic beachfront bungalows feature decks, private pools and butler service, plus hot tubs, smart TVs with Bose speakers, and open-air showers.

Free breakfast is served in-room, and there are 6 eateries, including 1 set in the treetops and 1 with undersea views. There's a pool, a spa and a salon, plus a gym and 2 bars. Other amenities include water sports, excursions and a kids' program, and snorkeling and diving are offered for a fee.

At a Glance

134 units.

The resort features sevaral categories of beach villas and pavillions with and without pool, overwater pool villas and pavillions, as well as The Crescent, a quintet of extraordinary villas that can accomodate up to 14 adults and eight children.

Each villa has a secluded deck that offers pure privacy to luxuriate in al fresco rain showers, moonlit dips, or an intimate afternoon basking in the sun. But staying indoors can be equally as indulgent. Each room is outfitted with a king bed, Deli-In with full-size refrigerator overflowing with gourmet treats, in-room entertainment system with LED TV, Bose surround sound and a range of international movies, as well as Thakuru (butler) service – for the ultimate luxury.

The Drift spa features 6 over water treatment rooms with lagoon view; 2 treatment sanctuaries with private gardens, outdoor bath, rain shower and daybed, and a relaxation area – lime tree garden with sauna and steam baths, plunge pools, Jacuzzis, Vitality juice bar. Treatments and rituals from around the world, including yoga, and bespoke therapies with products by Anne Semonin, Intraceuticals, Aromatherapy Associates and Margaret Dabbs.

See our recommendations on what to pack for your trip to the Maldives.

Privacy is the operative word here, as the resort spans two islands, named Play and Chill. On Play, you'll find water-based activities like zooming through the lagoon on an underwater rocket, or land-based ones, like a kid's Zumba. On Chill, you'll find incredible spa treatments and soothing, over-water studios. You don't have to choose just one island, however, so hopping between is encouraged.

Float through the darkness and glimpse species by torchlight as you night snorkel the reef. Bask in morning's first rays and salute the sun in yoga at dawn. Zoom through the lagoon on an underwater rocket, or sail away for sunset dolphin spotting. Dozens of diversions await at Nature's Playground. All ages will discover ways to chill and play from the abundant attractions in Maldives – from kids’ Zumba to romantic Dhoni cruises with vintage bubbles.

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