Niyama Resort Maldives

If you’re dreaming of a luxurious tropical haven, you’ll find it at Niyama Resort in the alluring Dhaalu Atoll, in the Maldives. Switch off, relax and explore this one-of-a-kind luxury surf getaway, encapsulated by palm-fringed white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and lush tropical surrounds. Upon arrival at the Malé International Airport, you’ll be greeted before boarding an exhilarating 40-minute seaplane journey heading south, taking in a breathtaking scenery of scattered surf breaks, coral reefs, islands and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

Set across two islands, one named ‘Play’ and the other ‘Chill’, this resort caters to everyone. Play is perfect for families and those wanting a more active and adventurous holiday, while the aptly named Chill offers a romantic Maldivian escape to soothe the soul with days by the pool and at the spa, coupled with indulgent dining and a chilled, relaxed vibe.

Niyama Resort takes luxury surf trips to the next level and offers a unique experience for beginner to intermediate surfers. Discover a variety of uncrowded and playful surf breaks, including Vodi Point directly out the front, in one of the Maldives’ best kept secrets, the Central Atolls. Looking to explore further? A short 5-minute speedboat journey will take you to one of the longest right-handers in the Maldives!

This secluded Maldivian paradise offers extensive accommodation options for all group dynamics, from beachfront villas to over-water suites offering panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. With more than 9 different dining offerings, a world-class spa and wellness facility, and an abundance of recreational activites, Niyama Resort delivers the ultimate setting for a luxury surf trip.

March to November
Beaches, Family-Friendly, Snorkeling, Couple-Friendly, Pool
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Niyama Resort presents a diverse range of villa-style and over-water accommodations, catering to various guests. Whether you’re seeking the cozy seclusion of a Beach Villa or the breathtaking vistas from an Over Water Villa, each option is crafted for ultimate comfort and tranquility.

Every accomodation option boasts a private deck ensuring undisturbed peace and the perfect escape, as well as personalised bicyles for guest convenience. The interiors are luxuriously appointed with king-sized beds, a fully stocked refrigerator with gourmet delicacies, an advanced in-room entertainment system featuring Bose surround sound, and personalised Thakuru (butler) service to meet your every need.

Niyama Resort’s Villas offer the perfect intimate setting for a luxury stay, while the Pavilions offer guests extra space and privacy. The Crescent, a unique offering designed for large groups, is the ultimate choice for up to 20 guests traveling together.

Beach Villas & Deluxe Beach Villas

These are modern villas with direct beach access and a beautiful sunrise view. The Beach Villas accommodate up to two adults and two children, or three adults and one child.

Beach Pool Villas & Deluxe Beach Pool Villas

Experience life just footsteps from the beach in Beach Villa with a private plunge pool. The Beach Pool Villas accommodate up to two adults and two children, or three adults and one child.

Family Beach Pool Villa

The Family Beach Pool Villa is perfect for larger families who need a little more space. These luxurious villas accommodate up to three adults and two children.

Over Water Pool Villa

Catch the ocean breeze in a luxury villa set over the turquoise lagoon with a private sundeck and infinity pool. These gorgeous villas accommodate up to two adults and one child or three adults.

Deluxe Over Water Pool Villa

Relax in the king size bed as you admire views of the lagoon from these over-water villas, complete with private pool and jacuzzi. These deluxe villas accommodates up to two adults and one child or three adults.

One Bedroom Beach Pool Pavilion

Watch the sunset on your private terrace or relax in the infinity pool complete with a jacuzzi in a One Bedroom Beach Pool Pavilion. These pavilions accommodate up to two adults.

Two Bedroom Beach Pool Pavilion

Relax inside these luxury Two Bedroom Beach Pool Pavilions complete with a sunken living area, cocktail bar and private pool and jacuzzi. These rooms accommodate up to four adults and two children.

Three Bedroom Beach Pool Pavilion

Set on a secluded beach, the luxurious Three Bedroom Beach Pool Pavilions have two private pools, a spa treatment room and decadent living spaces. These pavilions accommodate up to six adults and two children or eight adults.

One Bedroom Over Water Pool Pavilion

Enjoy the sunrise from a One Bedroom Over Water Pool Pavilion with a private terrace and infinity pool and direct access to the lagoon. These gorgeous over-water pavilions accommodate up to two adults.

Two Bedroom Over Water Pool Pavilion

Indulge in uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean from these luxurious over-water villas with a private infinity pool and jacuzzi and direct lagoon access. These beautiful pavilions accommodate up to four adults and two children.

Larger groups can enjoy complete luxury in The Crescent. These five secluded, stunning over-water villas are set apart from other accommodation options on the island.

Each villa has a private pool and The Crescent features a private chef, two dedicated Thakuras (butlers), a housekeeper and complimentary additions including a sunset dhoni cruise, private barbecue, movie under the stars and an island drumming night.

The Crescent accommodates up to 14 adults and 8 children.



At Niyama Resort guests can choose from nine restaurants as well as bespoke destination dining experiences. Featuring some of the most decadent restaurants in the Maldives, Niyama Resort is the ultimate foodie destination, with options to dine over-water, under the water, in the midst of a tropical jungle or on a private beach.

Blu – All day dining (Play)

Enjoy family-style dining featuring mediterranean-inspired dishes, then after dinner enjoy dessert from the poolside ice-cream parlour.

Epicure – All day dining (Chill)

Sample international cuisine in a beautiful setting beside the infinity pool at this family dining option.


Indulge in fresh local seafood and modern cuisine at Niyama Resort’s fine-dining restaurant. For the ultimate dining experience try the Edge Signature – a five-course set menu of ocean and land delicacies.


Follow the boardwalk and dine under the canopy while you experience all the tastes of the east at Niyama Resort’s Asian fusion restaurant featuring Teppanyaki, Thai, Chinese and Indonesian dishes.


An experience like no other, SubSix is Niyama Resort’s underwater bar and restaurant. Board a speedboat and make your way down the three-tier staircase to indulge in champagne breakfasts, subaquatic lunches, weekly glow parties, wine tastings and more.


It’s Latin meets Africa underneath a jungle canopy with torches leading the way to this unique dining experience. Enjoy African, Central and South American cuisine cooked amidst the blazing fires.


For a chilled night out, visit Dune, Niyama Resort’s open air lounge bar and beach club on the sand. Leave your shoes at your villa while you enjoy alfresco dining, a refreshing cocktail or a sunset shisha featuring live DJ performances as the night kicks on.


Watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean with a wine or cocktail in hand at Fahrenheit, Niyama Resort’s rooftop bar.

The Deli

Want a quick bite to eat between meals? The Deli has all your grab-and-go gourmet treats, from smoothies to coffees, pastries to paninis.

Surf Shack

Primely positioned overlooking Vodi Point, Niyama’s resident left-hander, Surf Shack offers seaside drinks and light meals perfect for in between surfs.

In-Room Bars

At Niyama Resort, forget mini-bars! Deli-ins are maxi-bars stocked full of in-room treats. Each villa and pavilion has a full-size refrigerator brimming full of chocolates, drinks and a selection of cheeses, meats and smoked salmon. Espresso machines are standard and your island butler refill your homemade ice-cream station daily. There’s even your very own in-room popcorn machine!

Dine-In Options

Prefer to dine inside your villa or pavilion? The staff at Niyama Resort can deliver sumptuous meals directly to your accommodation, from lavish breakfasts to fresh lunches by the pool.

Destination Dining

The ultimate in Maldivian dining, let the team at Niyama Resort organise a private family barbecue in the gardens or a romantic dinner on board the dhoni. Whether it’s a bonfire and fresh seafood cooking by the water’s edge or fine-dining style dinner on a deserted island, the destination dining at Niyama Resort with a private chef and Thakura will go beyond your wildest dreams.

Meal Inclusions

When booking a luxury surf trip at Niyama Resort with World Surfaris, daily breakfast and dinner is included. All-inclusive and upgraded options are also available upon request.


Surf Niyama Resort Maldives

Niyama Resort in the Maldives is located in the Central Atolls region, and offers up waves suited from intermediate to more experienced surfers. From mellow and playful, to hollow barrels and steep take-offs, there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking for empty waves, this is one of the Maldives’ best kept secrets; with Vodi Point, a world-class left hander, accessible directly from the resort.

In the local area, Kasabu and Hocus Pocus are easily accessible via speedboat, guided by the on-site surf guide. Kasabu is a playful right-hander, perfect for refining your turns. When the conditions are right, Hocus Pocus is a barreling right-hander that offers perfectly shaped barrels for experienced surfers.

For the ultimate luxury surf experience, book a private seaplane and discover unknown waves and secret spots in the surrounding atolls. The seaplane gives you direct access to a huge array of waves, dropping you off right behind the wave, and taking you home with memories you’ll cherish forever.


Vodi Point

Vodi Point breaks right off the southwestern tip of Niyama Resort. The only way to access this exclusive left-hander is by paddling out near the Surf Shack, allowing guests to surf at their own leisure.

With a more southerly swell, Vodi has two or three sections that link up really well. There’s an outside section that slingshots you through to surf down the line and a super hollow middle section that stands up before shutting down on the inside.


One of the longest (and most fun) rights in the Maldives, this wave is found on neighboring Kudahuvadhoo and accessible via the resorts surf dhoni.

No matter what type of surfboard you ride, Kasabu offers up super rideable waves that are more consistent at the 3 to 5 ft range. Drop into the outside section of Kasabu, then hit a couple of playful sections before the swell wraps around the reef through a fun inside section that seems to go forever.

Hocus Pocus

If you’ve surfed Cokes in the North Malé Atoll, there’s a big chance you’ll love Hocus Pocus. While it requires more swell than Kasabu, Hocus Pocus is a much hollower and steeper wave. With the right swell and wind conditions, this is a punchy and fast wave, with serious barrel sections.

Surf Guides

At Niyama Resort guests have access to a team of watersport and surf guides who offer a variety of tailored programs and services, from learn-to-surf lessons to holistic surf coaching experiences, surf photography packages and much more.


Non-Surf Activities

Niyama Resort offers an unparalleled blend of leisure and recreational activities across its two distinct islands, Play and Chill, ensuring a perfect balance between adventure and relaxation for guests.

For adventure-seekers, guests can enjoy activities like jet skiing, snorkeling, a sweat session in the gym and other high-adrenaline water and land-based activities. For guests seeking a slow-paced escape, the resort offers indulgent experiences such as the Drift Spa, sunrise yoga and swimming pools feautring sun loungers and swim-up bars.

Niyama Resort’s comprehensive array activities beyond surfing promises a memorable Maldivian getaway for surfers, their families, and loved ones, making it a standout destination.

Water-based Activities & Sports

Get active in and on the water with a huge range of water-based activities and sports:

● Adventures with Niyama’s marine biologist.
● Dolphin and turtle snorkelling excursions.
● Scuba diving including professional PADI courses.
● Fishing.
● Day time and sunset cruises.
● Parasailing.
● Jet ski tours including tubes and sea bobs.
● Water skiing, wakeboarding or kneeboarding.
● Windsurfing and kitesurfing.
● Stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking.

Recreation Facilities

Other activities at the resort include The Lair, a relaxing lounge with DVDs, books and magazines, a game zone, floodlit tennis court, kids club and a 24-hour gym and wellness centre.

Drift Spa

A trip to Niyama Resort isn’t complete without a visit to Drift Spa. Indulge in a unique spa experience, one of the first spas in the Maldives to be open 24 hours a day.

Whether you’re looking for a spiritual escape, a luxurious spa treatment to unwind solo or a family visit to reconnect, the highly-experienced team at Drift Spa will cater to your every need.

Drift Spa boasts 6 luxurious over-water treatment rooms with lagoon views, as well as two secluded treatment sanctuaries with private gardens, an outdoor bath, a rain shower and daybed. Before or after your treatment relax in the lime tree garden with sauna and steam baths, plunge pools and a vitality juice bar.



for Niyama Resort Maldives

My wife and I just returned from 2+ weeks in the Maldives and will have an incredibly difficult time topping this trip. We worked with Richard Kotch to help plan our honeymoon and he delivered... Read More >

Dylan N
Date of Stay: May
Surf Stoke5
World Surfaris Service5
Quality of Trip5

Amazing trip, great waves and resort. RIchard and the team at World Surfaris have been superb in helping with the organization beforehand so that once there we didn't have to worry about anything.

Tiberio G
Date of Stay: August
Surf Stoke4
World Surfaris Service5
Quality of Trip5

We booked Niyama for a honeymoon surfing destination. It was absolutely perfect. The whole experience from arriving in the Maldives to leaving was first class. Niyama is gorgeous, staff are all super friendly, the food... Read More >

Damian G
Date of Stay: July, August
Surf Stoke5
World Surfaris Service5
Quality of Trip5


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