Festive revelry in Nature’s Playground as Niyama to host Maldives’ greatest New Year’s Eve show

Tradition meets glamour at Niyama Private Islands Maldives, with Christmas sparkle mirroring the lush tropical setting. A host of happenings throughout the holidays caters for honeymooners, families and active solos alike. Wander the Christmas market’s stalls on December 22, with mulled wine, eggnog and festive treats. Take the kids to meet Santa six metres below the ocean’s surface on the 23. Feast as a family on the beach on Christmas Day, with roast turkey and all your favourite trimmings.

Witness the greatest show the Maldives has ever seen this New Year’s Eve, as Niyama presents a night with the stars, with performers flying in from all over the world. Diversity Juniors, born from the incredible dance collective, Diversity, Winners of British Got Talent, bring their breath-taking energy to the beautiful beach. America’s Got Talent’s Will Tsai who took the world by storm then wows with visual illusions. Dine as soul band Soul Family croons after their 11-year residency at the famous Ronnie Scott’s Nightclub in Soho, London, and magicians Brendan Rodrigues and Laura London take the floor. Count down as fireworks burst over the ocean, dancing on the beach until sunrise.

Diversity Juniors
Will Tsai
Soul Family
Brendan Rodrigues and Laura London

A whole calendar of visiting wellness practitioners, guest chefs and artists in residence keeps the islands buzzing well into January. Get into shape with celebrity trainer Ingrid Clay. Find inner healing with acupuncturist Dr Rui Loureiro. Get ready for a new you with ace Hollywood cosmetic surgeon Dr Alessi and his non-surgical facelifts. Artist Ibrahim Ali unleashes the inner painter in you with masterclasses, while two Michelin-starred Chef Hervé Rodriguez tempts the palate at Edge.

The kids enjoy their own fun this festive season — be sure to pack a costume for their superhero party. As well as daily activities at the kids’ club – the Maldives’ most extensive, catering for four age groups – a fashion show and scavenger hunt are lined up, as well as a visit from Santa with gifts for all.

Niyama, a popular A-list hideaway nestled in the Dhaalu atoll, offers guests exclusive access to its twin islands – Chill and Play – conveniently connected via a picturesque bridge.

The family-friendly retreat, surrounded by picturesque shorelines and lush vegetation, has nine deluxe room categories ranging from spacious beachfront studios and one-bedroom water pavilions to three-bedroom family beach pavilions with two private pools, jacuzzi and a personal spa treatment room. With state-of-the-art amenities, in-room fridges filled with gourmet treats, a private butler plus the magic of the Maldivian island, this is the ultimate antidote to city life.

The jewel in the resort’s crown is the magnificent Crescent, a playground of five ultra-chic villas, all with private pools, for up to 14 adults and eight children. Boasting a private chef, two butlers, a housekeeper and a host of complimentary activities including a sunset dhoni cruise and movie under the stars, this over water sanctuary is the perfect paradise treat for extended families, honeymooners and discerning travellers.

With nine dining destinations, including tree house restaurant Nest and the world’s first underwater playground Subsix, guests can enhance their stay at Niyama with surreal gastronomic experiences.

Young VIPs will adore the Explorers Kids Club with its range of activities including nature expeditions around the tropical isles to MasterChef classes, while adventure-seeking teens and adults will be inspired by the resort’s excellent water sports offerings such as surfing, scuba diving and jet-skiing. Wellness devotees looking to indulge in a spot of indulgent pampering can retreat to the tranquil Drift by Niyama spa while enjoying the crystal-clear turquoise sea views from the six overwater treatment rooms.

Niyaa warmly invites you or the end-of-year celebrations. Book your stay now, or for more information visit www.niyama.com or call +960 676 2828.

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