Celebrations of the Surreal: Enjoy The Festive Season at Niyama Private Islands Maldives

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Nature’s Playground unveils its tantalising festive programme, with traditions wrapped up in island style and uniquely Niyama intrigue. Throughout the season, guests are invited to give in to indulgence, with daily tantalising culinary experiences, expertly paired with award-winning wines from our selection, spa bliss & holistic treatments with visiting practitioners from around the world.

With two islands, nine restaurants, settings overwater, under, and deep in the jungle, Niyama Private Islands Maldives invites guests to celebrate the festive season their way, whether hiding away from the world, or diving right into a surreal world of celebration.

The season begins with the annual lighting up of the Christmas tree. As the sun sets, it shines bright, and the sound of carols and aroma of mulled wine fills the air. Next up, the Christmas market, with gifts to buy, games to play, and eggnog and mince pies to enjoy.

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Christmas Eve is a spectacular affair, with island-style feasting meaning unlimited seafood – on ice, drizzled in exotic spices, or juicy from the grill – along with the traditional turkey, ham and trimmings. Christmas Day is then a time for family, with a laidback champagne breakfast. In the afternoon, a visit from Santa with fun and games on the beach.


Family fun is non-stop, with gingerbread houses and Christmas trees to decorate, an elf tea party, and family movie nights on the beach with S’mores on the fire.


The anticipation then builds to Niyama’s best New Year’s Eve yet – as the Carnival comes from Rio to the Maldives via the Caribbean. The night begins with dressing up, then cocktails as the sun sets for the last time of 2023. There will be wining, creations from our Executive Chef Thierry Vergnault that fire up the imagination, and stage magic with the razzle and dazzle of The Greatest Showman. As midnight strikes, fireworks burst over the ocean, followed by dancing on the beach through the night and into a new dawn.


Throughout the festive season, exquisite events are there to tempt, whether wine tasting half a kilometre out to sea, braai barbecues under the full moon, or after dark DJ parties six metres below the ocean’s surface.


Guests can stay active with tennis masterclasses by visiting Alena Vasileva and personal training by Shaun Stafford or retreat within with yoga by Emily Moak and chi nei tsang by Azusa Segawa.


Festive season stays begin at USD 1,700++ per room per night. Find the perfect setting for your end-of-year getaway at Niyama, whether a couple, family, or active adventurer. For more information or to make a booking, please call +960 664 4111 or, visit niyama.com or email reservations@niyama.com

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About Niyama Private Islands:

Niyama Private Islands Maldives offers more than a luxury retreat in the Maldives. Going beyond conventional concepts of lavish accommodation, sumptuous cuisines, and personalised service, Niyama Private Islands Maldives presents every visitor with myriad opportunities to create their own exceptional island experience.

With twin islands Play and Chill, Niyama Private Islands Maldives offers guests the true luxury of choice. Chill island is true to its name, offering new depths of relaxation at the Drift Spa, entertainment under the stars at the outdoor cinema, fine dining experience offshore at Edge and so much more. While Play Island provides delightful diversions for those looking for more active pursuits.  Whether it be feasting in the treetops, kayaking around the islands or discovering why Niyama Private Islands Maldives is one of the luxurious surfing destinations, you will be spoiled for choice at Niyama Private Islands Maldives.

Niyama Private Islands has been named amongst the Top Resorts in the Indian Ocean every year since 2017 in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

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About Minor Hotels

Minor Hotels is a global hospitality group operating over 550 hotels, resorts and residences in 56 countries, pursuing its vision of crafting a more passionate and interconnected world. As a hotel owner, operator and investor, Minor Hotels fulfils the needs and desires of today’s global travellers through its diverse portfolio of eight hotel brands – Anantara, Avani, Elewana Collection, NH, NH Collection, nhow, Oaks and Tivoli – and a collection of related businesses. Minor Hotels is rapidly accelerating its global growth ambitions, aiming to add more than 200 hotels by the end of 2026.

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