Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Find a very private setting for intimate, one-of-a-kind experiences. With twin islands Play and Chill, Niyama 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 Drift Spa. Explore culinary heaven offshore. Soothe your soul to the slow rhythms in over water villas. Lounge against the flowing oceanscape in an underwater playground.  

Discover your tropical resort island niche and settle in, or jump back and forth between high-energy indulgences and cool serenity. Rated #4 in the ‘Best Resorts in the World’ category of the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, and #2 ‘Top Resorts in the Indian Ocean’; Nature’s Playground beckons at one of the best resorts in the Maldives.


Dhaalu Atoll


40 Minutes by Seaplane


5 Star

Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Villa Types

Beach Villa – The stage: crystal lagoon views, a sun-kissed deck, lush gardens. Sway in your Dhoni-shaped swing as the sun resurrects from the sea. Let toes sink into sand at this Maldives beach resort. Breathe.

Inside, red accents explode amidst airy white interiors. High-tech toys and gourmet treats create an indoor playground, and the rain showers, your private waterfalls. For more, ring your personal Thakuru – your whim is our command.

Deluxe Beach Villa – Picture this. Sliding open glass doors, walking barefoot across sun-dappled wooden deck of your Maldives beach villa, then sinking into soft white sands, the sunset painting the ocean before you in a riot of ochres and pinks. 

Deluxe Beach Villas are set on the quiet and pristine shores of the island of Chill, with translucent lagoon waters right in front of you. Inside, it’s playtime, with toys galore, oodles of entertainment, and 24/7 butler service.

Beach Pool Villa – Step from your thatched villa onto white sands. Inhale. Jungle greens and salty seawaters mingle in the air, and the panorama of the lagoon wraps around you. 

It’s peaceful privacy at this Maldives pool villa. Sway in your Dhoni-shaped swing and let your toes tease the water. Immerse yourself in a romantic, open-air rain shower. Linger over an al fresco dinner lit by the moon, or provide your own shine with the fibre optic lights of your private pool.

Deluxe Beach Pool Villa – The deluxe life means impossibly wide beach, soft sands, and the most stunning of sunsets. Paint the turquoises of your private pool and the lagoon beyond your Maldives private villa.  Leap from sun loungers to pool to bath to indoor or outdoor rain shower fringed by palms. 

Juxtaposed with virgin surrounds, your pool villa is Maldivian chic and timelessly modern, with bold splashes of colour, high-tech entertainment and sultry surround sound. Indulge with a fridge full of treats and your butler at your beck and call.

Water Pool Villa – Lounge on your private deck and gaze on it like a painting: Swipes of turquoise, azure, lapis brushed across a canvas of sky and sea. The billow of an ivory sail catching the breeze. Tiny diamonds of light on the pool’s surface. Your epitome of Maldivian luxury water villa holidays.

Descend your stairs into the lagoon and enter the frame, adding bronze skin and rippling water to the picture. Behind you, the interior of the villa, with its crisp white backdrop and pops of aqua, forms its own work of modern art.

Deluxe Water Pool Villa – An over-water ocean haven with plenty of space to play. Wake to glimmers of dappled light on the lagoon and descend into its cool waters. Lounge on the deck. Plunge into your private pool by day and slip into your starlit Jacuzzi when night falls. Experience quintessential water villa living in the Maldives. 

Indoors, a sleek sumptuousness awaits. Sink into a king bed. Melt in the oversized soaking tub. Or stand beneath the cool stream of the rain shower and let water and wind transport you.

Family Beach Pool Villa – An indoor-outdoor family oasis that opens onto powder-soft beach. Wake up to ocean views and the last of sunrise’s palette. Kids rollic in sunny day play on the beach. Grown-ups splash in your private pool, or drift into the horizon on a dhoni swing.

A private expanse for chilling and playing, the beach suite includes a living room by day that turns into king-sized comfort for two children. Unwind with al fresco bathing, with a soaking tub and the choice of indoor and outdoor rain showers cocooned by virgin palm fronds. In the evening, snuggle up with freshly popped popcorn and watch a movie in surround sound. The whole family can dig in to the Deli-In for licks of homemade ice cream, sweet treats and savoury snacks.

Deluxe Family Beach Pool Villa – Niyama is all about pleasure, no matter your size. For adults: the Maldivian dream of tranquil beach and romantic sunsets. For kids: all-day splashing in an oversized pool, unlimited sweet treats, family games and turndown surprises each evening. 

This elegant family villa in Maldives includes a living room by day that turns into king-sized comfort for two children. In the evening, snuggle up with freshly popped popcorn and watch a movie in surround sound. The whole family can dig in to the Deli-In for licks of homemade ice cream and savoury snacks.

One Bedroom Water Pool Pavilion – Explore the expansive in your own overwater Maldivian playground. Make friends with the fish beneath your villa. Bronze on the deck. Float to infinity. If the heat pierces, seek refuge under the shady arc of a floating daybed, or retreat to a living room full of high-tech toys. When the stars come out to play, join them in the outdoor Jacuzzi, cocktail in hand.

One Bedroom Beach Pool Pavilion – Perch in your beach pavilion and explore a world of sensations. Toes enveloped by warm sand. The length of your body sliding into cool, pre-dawn waters. Being tickled by island breezes, kissed by the sun. 

Indoors, there’s more to discover. Find your Deli-In, and let your tongue explore. The twang of pineapple. Salt from fresh popcorn, lingering on your lips like seawater. Velvety salmon, smoked and sophisticated, or the creamy milk chocolate of childhood. Your favourite melody surrounds you, high-tech speakers filling in every note. Before bed, slip under the rain shower, and let rivulets of water stream down your body like soft caresses.

Two Bedroom Ocean Pool Pavilion – Live the life of ultimate Maldivian leisure. Drift away embraced by a floating cocoon. Let your eyes skim the water. The cool blue of the infinity pool bleeds to the azure of the ocean. A soft ‘clink’ of champagne glasses strikes a high harmony in the symphony of ocean waves and tropical birds. 

Inside, flow with the island breeze through spacious rooms —two bedrooms, sunken living room, dining room and cocktail bar—where cool hues offer respite from the sun’s rays. When night falls, get intimate. Flirt with the stars through your telescope, or envelop yourself in the pavilion’s sensual seclusion.

Two Bedroom Beach Pool Pavilion – Two sumptuous bedrooms. A jungle-fringed deck. Lush. Lavish. Secluded. The perfect backdrop on which to design your days. Curl up with a book and green garden breezes, or venture into the ocean to snorkel and splash. Light up the night with a playful pool party, where the water comes alive with fibre optic lights and underwater speakers, or go low-key with surf-and-turf by starlight.

Three Bedroom Beach Pool Pavilion – Get away and come together in a private paradise for the whole family. Kids rollick in sunny day play on your own beach. Grown-ups enjoy lounging and libations or a hard-earned massage in the villa’s private treatment room. Two private pools provide for both parental privacy and serious splashing. 

In the evening, pile into the Dhoni-shaped swing to reconnect, or snuggle up with freshly popped popcorn and watch a movie in surround sound. The whole family can dig in to the Deli-In for licks of homemade ice cream, sweet treats and savoury snacks.

The Crescent – Huddled together offshore, a quintet of extraordinary villas forms a secluded overwater playground. Close to the action but far from the bustle, up to 14 adults and eight children can experience a holiday fantasyland amidst azure skies, turquoise sea. Here, the island comes alive for you. Grills sizzle at your private barbeque and movie under the stars. Boduberu drums beat.

Enjoy the expanse. A Two Bedroom Ocean Pool Pavilion, beats at The Crescent’s heart, flanked by two One Bedroom Water Pool Pavilions and two Deluxe Water Pool Villas, all five with private pools. Two dedicated private butlers and a housekeeper to keep your island oasis running smoothly.


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Restaurants & Bars

Reach Subsix by speedboat and descend a dramatic three-tier staircase. Italian abstract chandeliers illuminate the descent like shining coral. In the depths, hide away in the swooping curves of the clam-inspired bar, tucked into the soft anemone chairs beneath the soft waves of capiz shells draped from the ceiling. Dive into Champagne breakfasts, subaquatic lunches, gourmet dinners and adults-only glow parties illuminating the night alongside the theatre of the reef.

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. Exclusive overwater dining accessible only by boat, Edge focuses on fresh local seafood, including only local Maldivian reef fish, highlighted with modern techniques.

Flaky pastries drizzled in heaven open the morning with a simply divine start. Follow with fruit salads made to order from the familiar and tropical exotics, or an omelette embracing fine cheeses and a chiffonade of garden-fresh herbs. From sumptuous a la carte Breakfast to a la carte lunches and dinners, Epicure offers infinity poolside indulgence at its most chic, casual and delicious. Tipple with a selection of 18 teas and 260 wine labels.

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. Explore the surreal six metres high or tucked between serpentine vines at the forest floor. For a theatrical meal, the teppanyaki table is the most desired in the house.

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. Go wild with ostrich, boerewors or a tamer lobster on an open flame. House specials include dry-aged beef rubbed with native spices.

Family-style dining on the beach, serving up Mediterranean flair. By mornings: smoothies and juice blends, gourmet crostinis topped with overflowing flavours, eggs 12 ways or design your own. At lunch and dinner: Mediterranean-inspired salads, sandwiches, seafood, pastas from the indulgent to the gluten free, pizzas, Asian delights and complimentary tropical splendor.

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. The al fresco beach lounge serves up world favourites, from chicken shawarma and pepperoni pizza to freshly grilled catch of the day. Dip in the pool, then retire for a sunset cocktail or shisha.

Settle into a cosy couch. Sip a cool cocktail or sparkling wine and watch the sky begin to glow orange, then pink. As the sun sets, the pulse quickens and the music rises. Close your eyes and absorb the beat, or let your body move with it in time.

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. Seeking a sweet indulgence? Ask the barista to whip up milkshake of homemade ice cream, or go a bit healthier with frozen yoghurt and succulent fresh fruits.


Of all the spa resorts in Maldives, ours is playfully refreshing.

Drift Spa: a playfully different spa as individual as you are. Go spiritual or go irreverent. Polish. Crush. Nourish. Soothe. Extraordinary resort and spa experiences amongst one of Maldives top 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.

Diving & Watersports

Niyama Private Islands Maldives offers a wide variety of activities, sports, and leisure for all ages, ranging from water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and surfing to cooking classes and yoga sessions. Leisure activities include turtle quests, swimming with hammerhead sharks or manta rays, fluorescent night snorkeling and diving, traditional Maldivian fishing trips, local island visits, and dolphin cruises. Adrenalin-rushing activities include jet-skiing, water-skiing, mono-skiing, wake-board, knee-boarding, catamarans, windsurfing, kitesurfing, parasailing, fun tubes and more. Float on the tranquil waters of the lagoon in glass-bottomed canoes, race under the water on Seabobs, or surf some of the Maldives’ best waves.