Niyama, Per Aquum’s latest addition to their award-winning portfolio is now open. This hotly anticipated resort is turning the Maldives upside down with a range of options to get guests active and incite a sense of discovery, stimulation and fun. This exciting new concept is paired with the natural beauty and tranquility of the Maldives, so those who just want to sit back, chill out and relax can do so in style. Try the games simulators, enjoy yoga, tai chi or zumba, kick up your heals at Subsix the world’s first underwater music club, or simply relax and watch the sunset from Fahrenheit rooftop bar. Located in the South Western Atoll of Dhaalu, NIYAMA is a 40-minute seaplane flight from the Maldives capital Malé.
Tribal brings a new unique concept to the Maldives and the dining options do not disappoint. Designed like a modern day campsite, guests sit in specially designed pods surrounded by live cooking stations with dishes influenced by tribes from South America, Africa and Asia. Cooking methods include hot rock grills, asados and open flames.
Another innovative concept for NIYAMA is the Deli-In which features an a la carte menu of gourmet deli items such as ice creams, cheeses, olives, cold cuts and wines pre-stocked in each studio and pavilion. The in-room popcorn makers with complimentary corn kernels add that additional element of fun.
Fahrenheit is perfect for refreshing drinks throughout the day transforming into one of the islands hot spots at night with spectacular ocean and sunset views. Sip frozen cocktails and Champagne while nibbling on gourmet canapés as live musicians and DJs fill the air with head bobbing, toe tapping beats until the early hours of the morning.
NIYAMA is also home to the world’s first underwater music club, Subsix. This one-of-a-kind-venue is located 500 metres offshore and six metres below the surface of the Indian Ocean. When it opens in late May guests will be able to enjoy a rotating line up of international artists from the United States, Asia and Europe, with the full set list to be released shortly.
The signature Edge restaurant and lounge will open at the same time as Subsix. Located 500 metres offshore with 360-degree views of the Indian Ocean from the cocktail lounge under the conical shaped roof, the lounge will appear to float on the surface of the ocean.
Secluded beach views, fibre optic lit private pools, 24 hour butler service, the latest in entertainment technology and expansive private sunbathing decks are just some of the features on offer in one or more of the 7 room categories at NIYAMA.
Offering appointments 24 hours a day, LIME at NIYAMA has a range of ‘After Dark’ massages, perfect for those who are looking to induce sleep. LIME has also introduced a time concept as part of the Private LIME experiences where you book the length of your treatment and the Spa Concierge will tailor your experience to your exact needs – whether that is a massage, wrap, facial or just some down time in your spa sanctuary. Of the eight treatment rooms, two overlook lush vegetation, while six overlook the lagoon. There is a dedicated Skin Bar for in-depth skin consultations, a Lime Tree contemplation garden, Quench, the juice bar and Pump, the 24-hour gym.
Diversions and Journeys
At Niyama interaction drives the ‘Diversions and Journeys’. Think Nintendo-Wii, remote control boats and buggies, weekly movie nights and water sports; all ideal for keeping kids and adults entertained. PADI dive courses and numerous water sports are available at FLOAT. There is a Marine Biology lab for coral rehabilitation and education. Books, magazines and DVDs can be found at The Lair, while the more adventurous can explore the Maldives on board one of the luxurious yet traditional sailing Dhonis.