Niyama, Dhaalu Atoll

If you are looking for a paradisaical hideaway where the only decision you’ll have to make each day is whether to lounge on the beach or by your private pool – or perhaps what time to book your spa treatment, then Niyama is the place for you. At Niyama they have exceeded themselves in creating a magnificent escape for you to blow off some steam and sink into island life.


The Maldives is a little piece of paradise. Its position in the Indian Ocean is just a stone’s throw from the equator. This creates sun-soaked days of around 30°C and a cool evening breeze, perfect for watching a simply majestic sunset. From the capital city of Male, you’ll be whisked off by sea-plane for the 40-minute flight over the islands. Located in the Dhaalu Atoll, once at Niyama you’ll be greeted by a tranquil setting of white sands, palm trees, and transparent oceans filled with vibrant tropical fishes and vivid corals that are just waiting to be explored.

Your Room

The Niyama studios don’t just boast real luxury living but a utopian surrounding of tropical gardens and white sand beaches. Rooms are all kitted out with fridges stacked up ready for you to grab-and-go, loungers to soak in the sun’s rays, and even the option to enjoy private infinity pools to cool off from the afternoon sun. And the view? That’s the best bit, each studio looks out across the transparent ocean that stretches to the horizon.

Why we Like it

At Niyama they are set on not just providing a beautiful place to rest your head but giving you space to let your hair down. Spend an evening dining under canopies amidst the tropical gardens at Tribal for some modern campfire dining under the stars. Go to the Edge, quite literally, as a boat takes you offshore to Niyama’s very own floating restaurant to enjoy the daily catch. Or head underwater to the world’s first underwater club Subsix. With music from the world’s best international DJ’s even the fish come closer to hear.