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Niyama Private Islands Maldives *****

Dhaalu Atoll | PO Box 2002 | Maldives |

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Condé Nast Traveler, 2017
From €650/room


  • Very flexible Covid specific cancellation conditions
  • The lowest prices guaranted
  • A travel designer available 7 days a week
  • Organic solar products and a Samsonite gift delivered to your home (value: 125 €)
  • For each booking, Little Guest donates to underprivileged children


  • The kids' club, accessible from the age of 12 months
  • The surf lessons for children from 8 years old
  • The spa and the cruise at sunset




Welcome to the Maldives, on the Dhaalu atoll, where the sumptuous 5-star Niyama Private Islands Hotel is located. Surrounded by turquoise waters and endless sandy beaches, the island is a paradise on earth.

To reach the atoll it takes 45 minutes by seaplane from the international airport of Velana (airport located in Malé, capital of the Maldives).


Niyama’s infrastructure is built in the island’s typical style. With their wooden structures and pointed palm-tree roofs, the pavilions fit perfectly into the natural beauty of the atoll.

The Niyama Private Islands has grasped the importance of combining calm and well-being with the family. Thus, the atoll is divided into two interconnected islands: Chill Island and Play Island. The first focuses on relaxation and calm, ideal for escaping couples; the second houses a Kids Club and is dedicated to activities for children and families. Enough to make everyone happy by combining relaxation and fun.

The hotel comprises

  • 6 restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • 1 spa
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Several tennis courts
  • 1 fitness room
  • 1 billiards room
  • 1 library
  • 1 shop
  • 1 cinema



The studios, suites and pavilions, with exceptional sizes ranging from 135 sqm (1453 sqft) to 770 sqm (8288 sqft), are ideal for families. Each room can accommodate at least 2 adults, 2 children and 1 infant.

Families will also be pleased to see that the majority of the studios, suites and pavilions are equipped with a private infinity pool. Different formulas are available.

The two-bedroom beachfront pavilion with private pool offers families the ultimate luxury and comfort experience. With a capacity of up to 4 adults and 4 children in its 700 sqm (7534 sqft), this unique pavilion allows you to be with your family while preserving your privacy. You will also benefit from exceptional services such as a private spa area, within the pavilion, with treatments on request at home. The pavilion also includes a hot tub.


The Niyama offers a remarkable selection of culinary experiences. It is possible to dine over the water with a breathtaking view of the ocean at the Edge restaurant (only accessible by boat) or enjoy delicious dishes cooked in the open fire under the stars in the Tribal restaurant huts.

For an even more unique experience or for a special occasion, immerse yourself in the heart of the Subsix, a restaurant nestled 6 meters below the surface of the water! Its large bay windows allow you to observe the seabed while enjoying your meal.

The hotel has 3 other classical restaurants but the equally tasty cuisine: Epicure, Blu, and The Deli.

As an aperitif, you can enjoy refreshing cocktails while hanging in the air at the rooftop Fahrenheit bar, or opt for cocktails, mocktails and snacks from the beach bar, the Dune.

Good news for small gourmets – in Niyama, most of the meals are free for children!

Room service is also available.



  • Baby-club
  • Kids-club
  • Teens activities
  • Sports activities
  • Kid's excursions
  • Crafts
  • Games and books
  • Connecting rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Kid's menu
  • Allergen-free menu
  • Welcome gift
  • Emergency baby bottle
  • Bottle warmers
  • Baby phone
  • Baby cosmetics
  • Baby bath
  • Baby cribs
  • Stroller
  • Baby chair
  • Emergency pacifier
  • Shuttle with baby seat
  • Potty
  • Kid's shop
  • Lifeguard
  • Nearby Hospital
  • Nearby doctor



In order to make life easier for parents, strollers, bottle warmers, baby bottles, high chairs, baby bathtubs, and cots/cribs are available on site.

THE NIYAMA HAS THE ONLY CHILDREN’S CLUB IN THE MALDIVES THAT WELCOMES SMALL HEADS FROM THE AGE OF 12 MONTHS (and up to 12 years). At the Explorers Children’s Club, children can experience incredible adventures, discover the secrets of the archipelago and enjoy a wide variety of games, books and manual activities.

For young aspiring athletes, surf lessons are available from 8 years.

Finally,  relaxing moments are offered at the spa for the whole family including children.


The proximity of the Indian Ocean offers travellers staying at the Niyama the possibility of exceptional experiences such as diving and snorkelling, cruises or dolphin watching.

The hotel also offers a wide variety of water sports as well as surfing, badminton and tennis.


The Niyama is a haven of peace ideal to spend unique moments for two. Whether it is to enjoy the personal treatments of the Lime Spa or for a sunset cruise, the hotel offers a babysitting service that will take care of the children while Dad and Mom relax.




  • 24/24 check-in
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Boutique
  • Concierge
  • Hairdresser
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi


  • Business center
  • Cinema
  • Conference room
  • Fitness room
  • Hammam
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Thalassotherapy


  • Kite surf
  • Scuba diving
  • Sport activities
  • Surf
  • Tennis
  • Yoga


A heavenly stay between turquoise waters and fine sandy beaches


Family D'Hulst Holiday Testimony

Aurélie, married, and mother of 2 little boys aged 3 and 4 and a half years old, from Belgium



A few months ago, my partner, our two children and I flew to the Maldives to stay at the Niyama Private Islands. This beautiful hotel located on Dhaalu atoll welcomed us for 11 days and, to put it mildly, we had a waking dream. Spa, swimming pool, tennis courts and cinema but also kids club and extraordinary culinary experiences, all in the heart of an absolutely heavenly island, the Niyama is simply perfect!


Perfect services during the whole stay

After a pleasant flight, a stopover in Dubai before arriving in Male and from there, 45 minutes by seaplane to reach the hotel, we experienced an absolutely perfect welcome. With their palm roofs woven in the traditional style of the region and their wooden architecture, the hotel’s facilities immediately immersed us in a calm and relaxed atmosphere.

Our butler, a young woman, was super available and took care of everything to ensure that our stay went as smoothly as possible. In addition to this really great service, the little things were always taken care of in this hotel, each day bringing its share of touching discoveries that allowed us to make the most of every moment.


A great kids-friendly accommodation

The hotel is spread over two islands linked by a small, super cute pontoon that can be taken on foot or by bike. Niyama’s studios, suites and pavilions stretch along the white sandy beach and many of them have their own private swimming pool with ocean views.

We were delighted with our room from the moment we arrived. As a mother of two very small children, I was afraid I had forgotten some essential things for their comfort but everything had been done to ensure that we didn’t lack anything! There were high chairs, a changing table, bibs, a bottle warmer, a cot and even almond milk. This is an important detail as one of my boys is lactose intolerant, this little attention was therefore a real relief and a little extra happiness. We also had the joy of discovering little welcome gifts, so our stay was sure to begin under the best auspices.


 « Niyama’s studios, suites and pavilions stretch along the white sandy beach and many have their own private swimming pool with ocean views. »


The services offered by the hotel also met our expectations. Bicycles are available to move around the island, it is possible to eat in various restaurants, and the leisure facilities for children and adults are legion. In addition to the kids-friendly accessories we found in our room, the Niyama also lends strollers and baby bathtubs to parents, which is another positive point for this establishment that is decidedly dedicated to toddlers and their parents.


Leisure, relaxation and activities for all

If our room was therefore particularly comfortable and pleasant to live in, the rest of the hotel did not demerit. Everything is done to ensure that everyone has a good time, from the youngest who want to exercise to the adults willing to relax.

The Niyama is a real paradise for children. It offers a kids-club supervised by animators who concoct a varied program of activities that change every day. In fact, I have learned that it is the only establishment in the Maldives to have a children’s club for toddlers from 12 months to 12 years old. From board games, reading or manual activities for the youngest and sports sessions or discovering the secrets of the island for teenagers, everything is done to offer children interesting and diversified activities.

Surfing lessons are given for children from the age of 8 and cooking workshops are also held regularly, a good way to introduce the youngest to the gastronomy of the Maldives. Finally, the establishment features a huge vegetable garden open to children! They can stroll there quietly and quench their thirst for knowledge by learning to recognize vegetables and edible plants, in short, it’s a real pleasure.


 « Everything is done to offer children and teenagers interesting and diversified activities. »


But don’t worry, adults won’t be short of things to do during their stay either. For example, we used the bicycles available to us on a daily basis to ride around the two islands. Riding in the sun, just a stone’s throw from the sea, to our favourite beach or restaurant was already a real treat in itself. On top of that, the hotel offers the possibility to live exceptional experiences such as sunset cruises or dolphin watching excursions.

We opted for a more sporting activity by going to discover the sea bed. This diving trip was made possible by the baby-club and its super-nannies to whom we entrusted our children during our escapade. Add to that tennis and badminton courts as well as a fitness room and you will have an idea of the leisure potential of this hotel.

Finally, how can we talk about Niyama without mentioning the Spa? It is simply delicious! Hammam, sauna, whirlpools and massages, all facing the ocean, what more could you ask for? It’s a real pleasure to be pampered, alone or with the family because the spa is also open to children, your eyes lost in the immensity of the Indian Ocean.


Absolutely incredible restaurants

As far as the gastronomy is concerned, it is no lie to say that Niyama puts the small dishes in the big ones. Between the Asian restaurant nestled in the trees several meters above the ground, the Subsix, which is located under the surface of the water and allows you to observe the underwater fauna while tasting delicious dishes or the Edge, which is accessed by boat and overlooks the ocean, the choices are numerous and the quality is always there.

If you’re still not totally convinced, you can also enjoy three other restaurants with a variety of atmospheres but all of them are great places to eat and offer tasty food. It is also possible to have your meal served directly in your room, ideal for enjoying a good family dinner while watching the sun set over the sea.

Bonus: gastronomy is no exception to the rule, in this area too children are kings as everything is done to satisfy them. The snack bar is certainly the most convincing example of this desire to please them.

If the meals are important, the aperitif is just as important and you can once again choose between two atmospheres to enjoy your cocktail or your cold drink. If you want to see the world from above, go to the rooftop bar, if you prefer to have a drink with your feet in the fine sand, head to the beach bar which also offers small snacks.


In a nutshell

We have been truly blessed with these holidays in the Maldives and the Niyama Private Islands has been a big part of it. This hotel, a real pearl lost in the middle of the ocean, a haven of peace par excellence, is in my opinion the ideal place to stay, whether you want to relax on the beach, discover the wonders of nature, have fun with friends, or stay with your family. And why not return there one day?


Thank you, Little Guest!

Aurélie d’Hulst

Baby club

  • The “Globetrotters” club for babies from 1 to 2 years old
  • Rate: $20 per hour – up to $100 per day

Closing dates

  • Open all year long

Kids clubs

  • The “Adventurers” club for children from 3 to 4 years old
  • The “Voyagers” club for children from 5 to 7 years old
  • The “Pioneers” club for children from 8 to 11 years old
  • Rate: Complimentary


  • The Edge offers a high level cooking, is set half a kilometre out in the ocean and accessible only by boat. See the menu.
  • The Epicure offers international cuisine in a casual chic setting by the infinity pool. See the menu.
  • Le Blu has Mediterranean-inspired dishes and poolside ice cream parlour. See the menu.
  • Le Nest cooks asian avant-garde meals in a surreal tree top setting. Teppanyaki, Thai, Chinese and Indonesian specialities are available. See the menu, and the special one for kids.


  • The Drift Spa : peer out onto the lagoon from a sanctuary at sea. Or secret away in a private garden
  • 6 over water treatment rooms with lagoon view
  • 2 treatment sanctuaries with private gardens, outdoor bath, rain shower and daybed
  • Relaxation area – lime tree garden with sauna and steam baths, plunge pools, Jacuzzis, Vitality juice bar
  • Treatments and rituals from around the world and bespoke therapies with products by Anne Semonin, Intraceuticals, Aromatherapy Associates and Margaret Dabbs
  • Yoga
  • See the Spa menu


  • Lessons are available for kids from 8 y.o and more.


  • Rates and opening hours on request


  • Check-in: From 2 P.M.
  • Check-out: Until Noon


  • International Velana Airport (Malé)
  • Distance : 45 min.

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