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Amazing for children and simply stunning
I had my reservations booking this resort as it was so last minute. I shouldn’t have......This resort is very lush like a tropical rainforest. It is very tranquil and yet offers many activities to suit anyone and every taste. You can surf on this island. You can see turtles , dolphins and sharks. You can eat Michelin quality beautifully curated food. You can eat in the largest treehouse I have ever seen. There is a beautiful underwater restaurant and bar that can be accessed by boat. The spa is beautiful and the treatments are affordable. The kids club must be a contender for the best in the world. Our ‘pavilion’ was stunning, spacious secluded and always immaculate. Thank you Haf, Renjian, Olivia ,James, Hameed and Sheehan. You all work very hard and should be super proud of your service and dedication. You have exceeded all of our expectations. Thank you - we will miss this paradise playground .
“A great family vacation with an excellent service”
We had 10 nights at Niyama in March, 2021 and it was one of the beautiful family vacation! Perfect picturesque islands, really green oasis! A great kids club! Very tasty and varied food! We want to say a special thank you to the wonderful photographer from Snap Photo Studio “Niyama Private Islands Maldives” who made a series of amazing photos on the Island and captured the happy moments of our perfect vacation!!!
A good family experience with an excellent service
The overall experience started with a hassle free arrival. The Thakuru was exceptional. The restraunts went a step further and provided us our dietary preference. There was something for everyone right from kids to adults. The rooms were one of an experience to remember.
It was always my dream to go Maldives and this place made it extra special! We were amazed by the beach, colour of the sea and the plantation from the moment we arrived. I also took my 2 kids so I booked a villa on the beach instead of the sea villas. I was very happy with that choice because it was so fun waking up and being able to walk straight to the ocean and the view was great too. The kids played everyday with the little hermit crabs on the beach. There are two islands connected, one called play and one called chill. We stayed on the play island..it is not too night so you can reach everything quit quicky. They gave us bikes with child seats on the back which was great! We enjoyed going on rides through the 'jungle' everyday. Which I miss now very much. There are two main restaurants for breakfast which is Blu or Epicure. They are both great. The first part of the trip we spent more at Blu but the other half at Epicure. Epicure has also a great lunch restaurant on the beach which has a beautiful view and super good food. For dinner we tried the Nest a couple times which has amazing Asian food and tribal once. The Nest is in a treehouse which is an must experience on its own. Tribal was good too but our seating wasn't that great. Subsix was the best food ever. Bit expensive but definitely worth it. One of our favorite chill areas was Surf shack. It's a place were they sell some food and cocktails. And you can watch the sunset with a DJ playing on the background. I organised a 'movie under the stars' for us and it was so so worth it. They did a outstanding set up with candles etc and it was like a dream. We had a private coconut painting session with the artist Ramzee. He was so kind and patient to teach us how to make sunset and coconut tree drawings that he made us feel like we are professionals now. I booked a family Adventure trip which includes dolfin watching, snorkeling and coral adoption. I wouldn't recommend taking the whole package. We did see dolfins and the experience was amazing ( wouldn't have wanted to miss it) but I felt like that alone needed a couple hours so there isn't much time for much else. We did some diving but couldn't make it to the coral adoption which was a shame. Better to book it separate. The kids went to the kids club a couple times. They enjoyed it a lot. The girls there and Olivia are amazing girls and made me feel so comfortable leaving my kids with them. They came always back happy. I booked a photoshoot for the family which is 100% worth the money. I have over 200 photos of us in different areas of the beach and they look super good. Lovely and patient people. There are two more people that we want to say thank you too. Which is our Butler/thakuru Affan. He is a local and we loved how he told us about growing up in maldives and more about his culture. He would arrange all for us that we needed! Amazing guy. And the Coconut Guru who would do his best to find us which the biggest smile and the best coconuts for us and the kids. He would even bring us fresh aloe vera leaves when he saw we were sunburned. Amazing people who made our trip even more special and memorable.
Perfect stay at the Niyama
We had 10 nights at Niyama in February and honestly I can’t wait to come back. The island itself is stunning, a perfect oasis, so green, with lots of vegetation, different entertaining or relaxing spots, so many restaurants in diferent beautiful locations. Nothing is boring or repetitive there. It’s definitely worth trying each spot for lunch or dinner, the food was great everywhere. Our favorite was Subsix and Edge. Different experience. I did like a lot the beaches, modern and airy, not crowded at all. Blue was the perfect spot for hot afternoons if you want to chill in a baldaquin, but for the breakfast and days when we needed a little more vibe we enjoyed more the atmosphere from Epicure. Rooms were modern yet with an island vibe touch, spacious and well equipped with everything you need, seriously anything, from beach bag and slippers to mosquitos protection (natural or classic, your choice), popcorn machine and a wide selection of snacks. We liked the idea of an open outside bathroom, also it was the best decision to have a pool villa . Our 6 years old kid enjoyed every moment in the pool, so did we every afternoon before dinner or even after :). Our villa was set on Chill island, on the sunset side and it was perfect. The beach is more wide there and you have much privacy. We enjoyed every morning and every afternoon bicycle rides through that perfect jungle. A nice thing was the bicycle customized name. We also enjoyed the services of our takkuru Sham whom we can’t thank enough for the way he took care of everything and made our stay so perfect. He was great with our kid also and a great partner in crime for my husband’s surprises 😃 It wouldn’t have been the same without having him for sure :) We had beach night dinner and also 2 movie night experiences, and everything was so well organized. We enjoyed every time. They have a kids club with various activities and your takkuru or kids club staff can take and bring back your child. Although our son preferred to spend more time with us, he was in a dolphin cruise with kids club where he enjoyed much. We didn’t do too many water sport activities but they do have many. We plan to have more next time :) Overall we were impressed how well organized was everything, yet in a relaxing atmosphere. And the people from niyama impressed us also how warm and kind and attentive were. We felt as we knew everyone since forever. We will definitely come back! Cosmina
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