Niyama Private Islands

Honeymoon vibes on this paradise island which is located a 40-minute sea plane trip from the capital of Male. Here you come to chill out, eat and enjoy life.

We started our stay on land and spent a couple of days in a beach villa on the west of the island where the majority of the beach villas are located. The outside bathroom was the most beautiful bathroom I have seen - a huge plus was the big bathtub which fit two persons next to each other.

We rounded off the trip with a couple of nights in a deluxe water villa, with amazing views and with a sunrise straight into the bedroom this room was something out of the ordinary. Each room is equipped with a private pool and sun deck.

Plus

  • All couples / families receive their own contact person, so-called "Thakuru", who takes care of all dinner reservations and other experiences during your stay. This person also pick you up in a golf car and shows you the island on arrival

  • Bikes are parked at the villa and belong to the house throughout the stay. The island is relatively large so it was extremely liberating to take a trip home in the moonlight after a great dinner. If you don't want to ride a bike, the golf car will pick you up everywhere :)

  • Ping-Pong / Billiards are available free of charge

  • Fantastic bathrobes and raincoats in the rooms if you stay in the Water or Water Deluxe Villa

  • With its 8 restaurants, you get a new dining experience every day, one of them is located 6 meters below the sea level and is called Sub Six.

Minus

  • Almost everything you want to do on the island is an extra cost. $200 for example if you want to go jet skiing or dive

  • Drones is not allowed on the island, lucky for me I saw this first when I was leaving

  • Constant low tide at the Water Villas means that you can't dive down directly from the sun deck

Tips

  • Divide your stay on land and at sea

  • You don't have to eat food in the Subsix underwater restaurant, it's OK to book and only have drinks

  • At the Dune Restaurant you can order water pipes

  • When booking via the website, no transport to the island is included. This is quite a big cost, so be sure to include it in your budget. The flights leave between 07:00 and 16:00

  • If you choose the Water / Water Deluxe Villa you get sunrise in the villas 60-76 and sunset in the villas 78-94

rating

This is a 5-star resort that definitely deserves a 5-star rating 5/5.