NIYAMA HAS ANNOUNCED THE OPENING OF ITS SECOND ISLAND,
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
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