Per Aquum Niyama
It is hard to believe when faced with the astounding, untouched beauty of Olhuveli Island that this private corner of paradise is less than an hour’s flight from the Maldivian capital. Surrounded by crystalline waters and boasting long stretches of pristine white sand, this exquisite island is the perfect natural playground. At its heart is Niyama, a five-star resort that prides itself on transforming dreams into reality on a daily basis. From the wonderfully personal approach of the resort’s staff, to the overwhelming variety of its activities, this is a place in which no request is too much, no whim too fanciful. From private cruises to luxurious spa treatments; and from underwater dining experiences to complimentary snorkelling tours, the only hardship of a stay at Niyama is eventually having to leave.
- Admire the incredible beauty of the Maldives from the air during your seaplane flight to Niyama
- Enjoy a champagne breakfast at Subsix, the resort’s incredible underwater dining venue
- Explore the resort reefs at night, under the guidance of the resident marine biologist
- Indulge in a private tour of the nearby atolls aboard one of Niyama’s luxury dhonis
How to get there
Fly to Malé airport, a journey time of approximately 10 hours and 20 minutes on a direct flight from London Heathrow airport. Next take the 40 minute seaplane transfer to arrive at the resort.
Best time to go
Although all the accommodation options at Niyama are impeccably luxurious, the experience provided by the overwater rooms of waking up surrounded on all sides by the ocean is an unmissable part of the classic Maldivian experience.
Niyama wholeheartedly embraces the philosophy that variety is the spice of life, and as such offers its guests no fewer than eight dining venues, eleven accommodation options, and a list of activities and facilities that must be experienced to be believed.
- Luxury private dhonis available for charter
- Dive centre
- Snorkelling trips
- Watersports centre
- Resident marine biologist
- Business and event facilities
- Indoor games facilities
- Children’s Club
Only accessible by boat, this stunning floating restaurant and lounge is one of Niyama’s most exclusive dining venues. Open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays only, Edge serves the freshest seafood complimented by a range of delicious signature cocktails.
Offering a unique campfire dining experience, Tribal’s beachside grills conjure up a mesmerising blend of tastes from South America, Africa and Asia. This restaurant is open at weekends, and from Tuesday to Thursday.
Situated by the clear waters of the resort’s infinity pool, this all day dining option features an a la carte menu and a laid-back vibe. Here, international cuisine is complemented by a glass wine cellar that offers private tastings for that added touch of class.
Miami meets the Mediterranean at this family-friendly beachfront restaurant. Highlights include a poolside ice cream parlour, and a dedicated children’s swimming area located right next to the venue’s distinctive poolside cabanas.
This breathtaking restaurant is located five hundred metres out to sea, and six metres underwater, so that guests can admire the beauty of the Indian Ocean reefs through its glass windows. Subsix provides an unforgettable venue for everything from champagne breakfasts, to wedding blessings.
Open until late, this rooftop bar boasts spectacular ocean and sunset views, specialty cocktails, and live music that lasts until the early hours.
Serving deli-style snacks, fresh pizzas and gourmet burgers, this stylish poolside lounge is the perfect place to hang out during the day, or to congregate for evening sundowners.
A foodie wonderland filled with gourmet snacks to go, The Deli offers everything from antipasti tapas, to paninis, sweet pastries and homemade ice-cream.
All accommodation options at Niyama offer the latest luxury amenities, including the services of a private thakuru, or butler.
These 135 square metre rooms feature spectacular lagoon views, direct access to the beach, and a sun-kissed deck complete with a swing, sun loungers and a dining table. Each one incorporates a king-sized bedroom and a spacious open air bathroom, and includes the luxury of high-tech entertainment facilities.
Beach Studios With Pool
Boasting 190 square metres of space, these thatched villas are similar in terms of layout and amenities to the Beach Studios, with the added luxury of their own private pool.
Water Studios With Pool
These decadent overwater studios feature steps that lead directly into the azure waters of the lagoon. Covering 175 square metres of space, they incorporate a king-sized bedroom, an enclosed bathroom with outdoor showers and a deep bathtub, a private pool, and a spacious sun deck.
Deluxe Water Studios With Pool
Similar in size to the Beach Studios With Pool, these sumptuous overwater accommodations provide direct access to the lagoon, an expansive private pool, and an outdoor jacuzzi. Each one also features a private deck and a king-sized bedroom complete with a large bathroom.
One Bedroom Beach Pool Suites
Perfect for families or couples seeking more space, these suites cover 255 square metres of space and offer direct access to the beach. Each one comes complete with a king-sized bedroom, a living room, a guest washroom and an open-air bathroom. Outside, a private sun deck and a family-sized plunge pool complete the suites’ impressive list of amenities.
Beach Pavilions With Pool
These enormous pavilions utilise 400 square metres of space to breathtaking effect, and are located on the edge of an impossibly white beach. Each one features living and dining areas in addition to a king-sized bedroom, and an open air bathroom complete with a choice of indoor or outdoor showers. Each one also offers a private pool and an outdoor jacuzzi. These pavilions are also available in a two-bedroom configuration that covers a staggering 635 square metres of space.
Water Pavilions With Pool
Similar in terms of space and layout to the Beach Pavilions, these incredible overwater rooms offer direct access to the lagoon, and a spectacular ocean view that is best enjoyed from the privacy of the pavilion’s own infinity pool. These rooms also come in a two-bedroom configuration that covers 515 square metres of space and is known as the Two-Bedroom Ocean Pavilion With Pool.
Two Bedroom Family Beach Pavilion With Pool
This exclusive pavilion offers the ultimate in luxury living. Incorporating 770 square metres of space, this accommodation option includes two bedrooms, two private pools, a jacuzzi, a separate nanny’s room, a sunken living area, and a dining area complete with its own cocktail bar. In addition, a private spa treatment room secures this pavilion’s status as the resort’s most opulent.
This secluded quintet of iconic villas is located away from the rest of the resort to provide private accommodation for up to fourteen adults and eight children. Incorporating a Two-Bedroom Ocean Pavilion With Pool, two Water Pavilions and two Deluxe Water Studios, The Crescent comes with a full staff comprised of two butlers, a private chef and a housekeeper. Other highlights of this incredible accommodation option include the use of a private resort buggy, a sunset cruise on Dream Dhoni, and a private Bodu Beru performance.
- Scuba diving
- Marine biologist-led expeditions
- Wine tasting
- Daily events
- Indoor gaming
Children are more than welcome at Niyama, whose brand new Children’s Club caters to youngsters aged from 12 months to 12 years. Here, fully qualified staff provide professional supervision, and children can enjoy a wide range of activities, including themed days, beach sports, snorkelling safaris and master chef classes.