Food & drink
One of the highlights of Niyama, and something that sets it apart from many Maldives resorts, is its wide range of dining with seven restaurants and three bars, many with incredible settings.
Set on ‘Play’ island, BLU is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner offering family style dining where, in their words, ‘Miami meets the Mediterranean’. It also offers a poolside ice cream parlour. Meanwhile on ‘Chill’ island, Epicure is also open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving international cuisine in a casual setting by the infinity pool. The Deli café serves coffee, pastries, sandwiches and snacks.
Niyama also offers a host of restaurants with amazing settings that offer unforgettable experiences. Edge restaurant, set half-a-kilometre out in the ocean, is accessible only by boat and has a stunning sunset bar. The cuisine here is modern fine dining focusing mainly on seafood.
Subsix is also accessed by boat but here you descend six feet underwater with views of tropical fish swimming by. This restaurant is open for lunch daily and also hosts DJ nights twice a week as well as wine tastings. Private champagne breakfasts and dinners can also be arranged on request.
On land, Nest offers fabulous Asian cuisine with a twist in a surreal and very atmospheric tree top setting. Dine at a table set on a wooden walkway amongst the trees or tucked between the vines of the forest floor.
Tribal offers fine dining inspired by African, Central and South American tribal fine dining cuisine and is set set in the forest amidst blazing torchlight fires.
There are also options to dine in your own villa or choose from a wide range of stunning ‘destination dining’ choices, such as a deserted sand-bank or on board a dhoni (traditional Maldivian sailboat).
Dune bar is Niyama’s al fresco lounge bar and beach club while Fahrenheit is a rooftop bar with views right over the Indian Ocean and live music and DJs.