One of the tiny pearls on the string of the Maldives, the Dhaalu atoll is home to the effortlessly cool, incredibly trendy Niyama Resort by Per AQUUM. With a range of accommodation, activities and facilities broad enough to keep guests of all tastes happy, Niyama is a fresh and funky beach retreat for the discerning traveler in search of what’s hot. Sleek, stylish bungalows and pavilions equipped with the latest state of the art technology, boast their own pools and private butler service, with stunning views of the crystal clear waters surrounding the island. Dining options range from casual poolside snacks or raucous tribal barbecues on the sand to romantic private meals suspended over the ocean, not to mention Subsix, the unique underwater ‘playground for adults’. What’s more, whether it’s poolside cocktails or champagne on the roof, tipples of all kinds are served in gorgeous locations from the funky and quirky to the chic and contemporary. For the adventurous guests, a range of familiar and unusual watersports are on offer - sure to keep any desert island ennui at bay. Meanwhile, for those in search of something a little more relaxing, Lime Spa offers luxurious treatments to soothe and restore.
Location: In the Dhaalu atoll, just 40 minutes by seaplane from Male, this hip resort is both easily accessible and utterly secluded.
Services: Whether it’s indulgent spa treatments, underwater dining at Subsix or exciting sports simulators and sea bobs that will keep any desert island ennui at bay, the expert staff at Niyama are on-hand to provide guests with everything they wish for.
History: Boasting all that luxury travelers have come to expect from Per AQUUM properties, uber-modern Niyama is deservedly award-winning and popular among young glamorous professionals .
Fresh style meets luxurious comfort meets unparalleled surroundings in studio- and pavilion-style accommodations. With views of the ocean as well as high spec technology and private butler service, a stay at super-hip Niyama is a master class in relaxation.
With more than 2,000 square feet of space, including a king bedroom and open air bathroom, guests can relax in style. As well as direct beach access, the thatched villa sports a private pool with a deck featuring loungers and a swing.
Two bedrooms flank a stylish sunken living area, dining room and cocktail bar, all arranged along the private deck of the pool and jacuzzi. The bathroom boasts a choice of indoor and outdoor showers and the pavilion enjoys direct beach access.
This one-bedroom pavilion includes separate living and sleeping quarters, a private cocktail bar and a sundeck with steps down into the Indian ocean, all spread over an enormous 3,500 square feet.
Completely self-contained, this completely-equipped desert island has something for everyone. While it may be ocean-locked, there’s never a dull moment, with thrilling watersports, action and adventure, while back on land, the sumptuous spa provides a relaxing retreat.
Guests looking for a little underwater adventure can take it to whatever depths they please. Whether gazing at the coral from the surface or embarking on a full scuba course, Niyama has the facilities and experts on hand to make it happen.
Surrounded by lush gardens or with views of the exquisite lagoon, the treatment rooms at Lime Spa provide the perfect setting for the indulgent treatments available at all hours of the day, while SubLime’s breezy cabanas and plunge pool are ideal before or after.
For a unique aquatic experience, guests can explore life as a dolphin using the resort’s amazing high tech equipment. The Seabob simulator prepares thrill-seekers for the ride of their lives before they take the plunge and speed through the waves in the underwater rocket.
With the Indian Ocean literally on the doorstep, the range of aquatic activities is rightly extensive. Guests looking for an adrenaline rush will be delighted with range on offer, including jetskiing, waterskiing, wakeboarding and windsurfing.
Every conceivable dining experience is available on this cool island paradise. Guests can treat themselves to over or under water feasts, laid back or sophisticated dining and delicious drinks by the water or from above.
Beachside and poolside, this hip, laid-back bar is the hub of activity while maintaining a chilled vibe. Guests snack on pizzas and gourmet burgers or enjoy a delicious cocktail as the sun sets over the waves.
Accessible only by boat, Edge is the ultimate floating dining experience. Suspended over the ocean, guests come to Edge for the freshest seafood prepared with global influences, accompanied by sophisticated cocktails.
Set at the end of the resort’s infinity pool with stunning ocean views beyond, Epicure serves yummy waterside snacks and light bites. Meanwhile, the sleek glass-fronted wine cellar offers tastings from its comprehensive collection.
This modern rooftop bar turns up the heat while staying cool. Guests lounge in sleek surroundings inspired by nature, sipping on refreshing cocktails, enjoying the views by day and the music and funky beats by night.
A unique underwater wining and dining experience, Subsix is Niyama’s marine lounge beneath the waves, perfect for those special occasions and private events that require a little aquatic panache. With rippling views onto the ocean floor, decorated with coral sculptures, an evening here is unforgettable.
This beachside dining experience is not to be missed as the chefs sizzle up a range of barbecue delights from around the world, served in a luxurious but exciting campfire setting and accented with authentic cultural entertainment.
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