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PER AQUUM Niyama Holidays

PER AQUUM Niyama Holidays 2016-2017

Luxury Maldives Holiday

This visionary resort by PER AQUUM balances tranquil beauty with a sense of fun.

Niyama’s island names – ‘Chill’ and ‘Play’ – set the tone for the resort: innovative, fresh, relaxed and upmarket. While the underwater den, Subsix, lies six metres below the ocean’s surface, Nest – on the new second island – can be found six metres high up in the treetops, and is a real one-of-a-kind in the Maldives, with private pods suspended amongst the Banyan trees.

Closer to ground, other cool dining options include Tribal, with live cooking stations on hot rock grills and open fires, and the signature restaurant, Edge, with its sail-like white roof, which can be found 500 metres offshore and is only accessible by boat. The second island, ‘Play’, is linked to the original island by a small bridge and also hosts additional rooms, the relaxed family-friendly BLU beachfront restaurant, a kids' club, and an infinity pool with children’s area and poolside cabanas.

If even in the Maldives you need a tech fix, entertainment at Active includes Nintendo-Wiis, Xbox 360 and two simulator rooms. Snorkelling can be done straight off the island – some of the best marine life can be found close by, where the reef is full of both large and small brightly coloured fish. Non-motorised watersports including kayaking are complimentary, and PADI dive courses and motorised watersports are also available. There's also the LIME Spa, which offers treatments both day and night.

A range of sleek studios and pavilions are located on the beach and overwater. Beach Studios have an outdoor bathroom and secluded beach views. All of the other room types have their own private fibre-optic lit plunge pool. For a relaxed evening in, make the most of the in-villa popcorn machine and watch a movie on the big-screen TV!

Key information

Set across two islands in the Dhaalu Atoll

Airport transfer time: Approx. 40 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport

Rooms: 134

Good to know

Minimum stay: 7 nights 20 Dec-08 Jan. Children under 12 are not recommended in Deluxe Water Studios or Water Studios with Pool.

Accommodation information

134 studios, suites and pavilions

Activities

• Book a treatment at the LIME Spa* • Set sail on a luxury dhoni sunset cruise* • Take an underwater adventure with a marine biologist*.

Dining

8 restaurants and bars

What's included

Breakfast at Epicure or BLU.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £109 • Buffet-style breakfast and dinner at Epicure

Full Board from £155 • Buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner at Epicure.
NB - Guests wishing to dine in other restaurants will receive a credit of US$40 per person for lunch at The Deli, Dune, Nest or Subsix, and a credit of US$95 per person for dinner at Tribal, BLU or Nest, or destination dining.

*Denotes local charge

Rooms:

Beach Studio
With outdoor bathroom and secluded beach views. • air-conditioning • tea and coffee facilities • telephone • flat-screen television • iPad • Wi-Fi • fridge stocked with delicatessen foods* • large terrace • 135m²

Beach Studio With Pool
Have a private fibre-optic lit pool. • air-conditioning • tea and coffee facilities • telephone • flat-screen television • iPad • Wi-Fi • fridge stocked with delicatessen foods* • large terrace • Maldivian swing • pool • 190m²

Water Studio With Pool
Overwater with lagoon views and direct ocean access. • air-conditioning • tea and coffee facilities • telephone • flat-screen television • iPad • Wi-Fi • fridge stocked with delicatessen foods* • large terrace • pool • 175m²

Deluxe Water Studio With Pool
Overwater with living area, direct ocean access and Jacuzzi. • air-conditioning • tea and coffee facilities • telephone • flat-screen television • iPad • Wi-Fi • fridge stocked with delicatessen foods* • living area • large terrace • pool • Jacuzzi • 190m²

Beach Pavilion With Pool
24-hour butler service and direct beach access. • air-conditioning • tea and coffee facilities • telephone • flat-screen television • iPad • Wi-Fi • fridge stocked with delicatessen foods* • large terrace • living area • dining area • pool • personal butler service • 400m²

Water Pavilion With Pool
Overwater with living area and 24-hour butler service. • air-conditioning • tea and coffee facilities • telephone • flat-screen television • iPad • Wi-Fi • fridge stocked with delicatessen foods* • living area • cocktail bar* • large terrace • pool • personal butler service • 340m²

Two Bedroom Beach Pavilion With Pool
24-hour butler service, direct beach access and Jacuzzi. • air-conditioning • tea and coffee facilities • telephone • flat-screen television • iPad • Wi-Fi • fridge stocked with delicatessen foods* • wine fridge* • large terrace • sunken living area • dining area with cocktail bar • pool • Jacuzzi • personal butler service • 635m²

Two Bedroom Ocean Pavilion With Pool
Overwater with living area, dining area and 24-hour butler service. • air-conditioning • tea and coffee facilities • telephone • flat-screen television • iPad • Wi-Fi • fridge stocked with delicatessen foods* • wine fridge* • sunken living area • dining area with cocktail bar • large terrace • pool • personal butler service • 515m²

Beach Suite With Pool
Have a large private pool as well as an indoor living room with daybed that can be converted into a bed for 2 children. • air-conditioning • tea and coffee facilities • telephone • flat-screen television • iPad • Wi-Fi • fridge stocked with delicatessen foods* • large terrace • indoor living room with day bed • Maldivian swing • pool • 255m²

Three Bedroom Grand Beach Pavilion
A huge pavilion located on the separate island • 975m²

Facilities:

Pool, spa*, dive centre*, watersports*, gadgets and games room, lounge, library, gym, marine biology lab, table tennis, boutiques*, kids' club (* for 1-2 year-olds), Wi-Fi throughout

Restaurants & bars
What could be more exclusive than a restaurant that’s only accessible by boat? Edge is NIYAMA’s floating restaurant, offering modern cuisine with local flavours, with dining inside against floor-to-ceiling windows, outdoor dining on the jetty and a chill-out bar. Tribal creates a luxury campfire dining experience with outdoor hot-rock grills, live cooking, dining pods for two set directly by the beach and South American, Asian and African flavours. Epicure offers relaxed all-day international dining by the pool and The Deli provides a range of gourmet snacks and treats to take away. The three bars each offer something quite different – Dune is a chilled-out beach hub, Fahrenheit is a cool rooftop bar with ocean views, and of course there’s the epic underwater den, Subsix.

BLU offers all-day family-friendly dining around the pool, with Mediterranean-inspired dishes and a poolside ice-cream parlour packed with home-made treats from smoothies to crêpes. Nest is a real one-of-a-kind in the Maldives – a modern, multi-level treehouse in the heart of the jungle, with private pods suspended six metres from the ground and domed pavilions hidden amongst the trees, where you can enjoy a range of Asian specialties from Thai to teppanyaki.

Spa & Wellness
LIME Spa offers six overwater treatment rooms overlooking the lagoon, and two on-island spa sanctuaries that have their own whirlpool, outdoor shower and day bed. Signature treatments use local ingredients including Maldivian coral sand and coconut oil, and can be personalised to each individual. After-dark treatments are perfect for helping with jet-lag and a good night’s sleep.

For Children
The excellent Explorers Kids Club runs activities for 4 different age groups: Globetrotters* (1-2 years), Adventurers (3-4 years), Voyagers (5-7 years) and Pioneers (8-12 years). Open daily from 9am-6pm, indoor and outdoor activities range from coconut bowling and brownie making to stand-up paddleboarding and beach Olympics. Snacks are provided twice a day and every child is invited to lunch at Blu restaurant, where they'll eat for free. Babysitting can also be arranged*