Koamas Trip to Niyama Maldives by Per Aquum March 2015
Niyama Maldives is located in Dhaalu Atoll and it took us about 50 minutes by seaplane to travel to the resort.
Landing in the resorts lagoon was amazing and gave us the opportunity to view the Sub Six under water Restaurant/Bar as we came into land.
Niyama is split into two islands, ‘Play’ and ‘Chill’. ‘Play’ is more active, home to the Dive School and Water Sports, Children’s Club, Tennis courts as well as home to the unique ‘Nest’ Restaurant which is perched in the canopy of age-old Banyan trees. An open air restaurant housed in intricate bamboo architecture and thatched mushroom huts. This was still under construction when we visited but opened in June 2015. We hope to visit again soon to experience it for ourselves!
‘Chill’ is more relaxed. Home to the stunning ‘Lime’ Spa, ‘Tribal’ Restaurant which is African inspired and gives you the feeling of being in the heart of a jungle. Enjoy a fusion of African, South and Central American cuisine.
The islands are both stunning and well maintained and the atmosphere is very relaxed and welcoming. The staff are all friendly and genuine and seem really happy to see you.
The rooms are spacious, with modern interiors, semi open air bathrooms and feature the most amazing mini bar I have ever seen in a resort. It is a full size fridge stocked with plenty of drinks, including ice-cream which is complimentary and there is even a popcorn machine so you can enjoy free popcorn whilst you watch a movie.
The Beach Studio’s with Pool boast a decent size plunge pool, where you can cool off.
The Water Studios and Deluxe Water Studios offering amazing views of the lagoon with direct access into warm crystal clear water. Spacious and private, perfect for couples.
The choice of dining options is one of the best in the Maldives, with some very unique concepts such as ‘The Tribe’ with is African influence, ‘Nest’ which is an open air restaurant 8 meters in the air. ‘Sub Six’ on the other hand is the underwater playground, submerged 6 meters below the water line. The interior is modern and funky and you can enjoy spectacular aquatic views.
The Edge offers sophisticated fine dining over the water, whilst Blu and Epicure offer all day dining options.
Another unique concept is the ‘Deli’, ideal if you just fancy a light snack on the go. Order your favorite panini or ciabatta and enjoy it on the comfort of your private decking.
All in all, Niyama Maldives ‘Natures Playground’ offers something for everyone. Whether you are a honeymoon couple, wanting to relax and escape from it all, or a family wanting to enjoy a great family vacation, Niyama Maldives is a great choice and definitely one of Koamas Luxury Escapes preferred partners.
Thank you Niyama for a wonderful experience.