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Niyama Maldives [Phase II] 2015

Architecture + Interiors + Animation :

Poole Associates Private Limited




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The Per AQUUM Resort is located in the South Western Atoll of Dhaalu in the Maldives, and boasts 48 new suites and pavilions, bringing the total number of keys to 134.


Play offers fresh concepts once you arrive on the island, including Nest, the treetop dining experience, BLU, the beachfront restaurant, and a range of new facilities for all generations, including a kid’s club.


Play is connected to NIYAMA’s original island, ‘Chill’, by a bridge with the two just a few metres apart.

Per AQUUM’s vice president Nicholas Downing said the opening of Play is a significant milestone in redefining the Maldives.


“We were the first resort to open an underwater music club and we’re still breaking the mould with our new, groundbreaking concepts,” Downing said.


“Resorts in the Maldives traditionally target one specific segment. With NIYAMA’s twin islands, Chill and Play, Per AQUUM is yet again daring to be different by offering a revolutionary new concept for the Maldives, allowing guests to choose which type of experience they wish to have each day.


“The traditional honeymoon and couples market has evolved and our guests are now seeking bolder and more adventurous experiences with their families whilst not wanting to compromise on luxury or exceptional levels of service.”


The large infinity pool with its dedicated children’s swimming area offers fun for the whole family and the poolside ice cream parlour is packed with homemade treats including smoothies, sherbert and crêpes.


NIYAMA will be the only resort in the Maldives offering a club for children under three years of age with special facilities for younger children including a sleeping room for daytime siestas. Children will be split into four age groups with activities tailor-made to their abilities and interests.


Older children can enjoy their own space with activities such as football skills, beach cricket, tennis, snorkelling safaris and Master Chef Classes as well as expeditions to nearby islands.


And as for new accommodation options, the One-Bedroom Beach Pool Suites offer the best of both indoor and outdoor living, with total privacy, direct beach access, and a ‘family-sized’ plunge pool.


The new Two-Bedroom Family Beach Pavilion faces the lagoon and offers a high level of privacy with the added bonus of an in-villa spa.

BLU : All-Day Dining beachside

Open January 2015

NEST : Asian Dining in the canopy

Open May 2015

2015 Restaurant within a Hotel





01.07.15  International Hotel & Property Awards 2015 winners list. View them here >

SubSix : Fine dining underwater

Open New Years Eve 2014

Pavilion Villa : Living on a grand scale


Open April 2015