Leisure activities in the Maldives.
Float through the darkness and glimpse species by torchlight as you night snorkel the reef. Bask in morning's first rays and salute the sun in yoga at dawn. Zoom through the lagoon on an underwater rocket or sail away for sunset dolphin spotting. Dozens of diversions await at Nature's Playground. All ages will discover ways to chill and play from the abundant attractions in Maldives – from kids’ Zumba to romantic Dhoni cruises with vintage bubbles.
ADOPT A CORAL
Snorkel to the coral nursery and select your ‘baby’. Give the little one a name and help cultivate it as part of Niyama Private Island Maldives’ coral regeneration programme. Together, you lend a hand in maintaining the rich but fragile ecosystem for which the Maldives is so famous.
Receive a certificate and follow up images to watch your adoptee grow and thrive.
ADVENTURES WITH THE MARINE BIOLOGIST
Fish whisper with our resident expert. Adopt a coral to leave a growing mark on the house reef. Embark on a private snorkelling expedition for secrets revealed to your eyes only.
PRIVATE SNORKELLING TOURS
Paddle through an octopus’s garden, glimpsing the intricate bouquets of coral that sprout from every surface. A school of fish breaks around you. Turtles glide by your side. Your guide takes you to the best of the atoll.
For the most original eye on the reef, join the biologist as she leads an underwater trek by night. See the life that only comes out after the sun sets. Illuminate the coralscape in intergalactic colour with a UV light transforming the blackness to a neon fantasy.
ISLAND ADRENALINE ACTIVE
The beating heart of the island for game lovers. Competition gets fierce digitally and in the flesh. Simulators rooms perfect your swings, throws and marksmanship as you perfect your skills in golf, football, American football, basketball, shooting (clay shooting or target range) and ice hockey.
Challenge friends and family to darts, pool, football, table tennis, PS4 or Xbox excitement.
STEP INTO THE LAIR
Feel the cool breeze of…indoor climate control – as you recline with a new book, magazine or simply the pristine views of Nature’s Playground. Retreat to The Lair, Niyama’s lounge space on the isle of Chill.
Browse the DVD library, read or chat in the immaculate serenity of this cosy corner of the atoll.
24-HOUR GYM PUMP
The slow controlled balance of Tai Chi moves through the air in a meditative beauty. And the thrust of an uppercut surges like a lightning crack. Stretch. Lunge. Sculpt. Kick.
State-of-the-art machines and expert trainers guide you in body sculpting, Pilates, high-intensity circuit training, teen fitness, children’s Zumba and kind-on-your-joints aqua workouts.
Kick your way through a boxing class or work on a rock-solid core.
Should you desire a break from the pristine waters, then take your tennis racket to new heights in a magical setting to a one-on-one or family coaching.
Complimentary rackets and balls are available. If you would like to book an on-court session with Active, please ask your Thakuru to arrange.
Lesson fees start from $85++
Tennis court open daily: 7.00am to 9:00pm
CRUISING AND BOATING
Battle man versus beast in a big game fishing expedition, reeling in a great trevally or majestic sailfish. Explore a local island and make new friends. Soar aboard a dhoni into the sunset. Ivory sails billow in the wind against swirling pastels of the sky as dozens of spinner dolphins twirl in the wake.
Choose from a portfolio of cruises or seize the freedom of the ocean and charter one of our fleet: Bolt & Zip, Fathom, Fishtail, Aquadisiac and Freebird.
SNORKELLING AND DIVING
Embark on a Turtle Quest. Snorkel the house reef free of charge throughout your stay, or enlist the expertise of our in-house experts for a guided tour of the reefs secrets.
Capture the abstractions of the reef with underwater photography. Introduce your little ones to diving with a Bubble Maker course. Join in the underwater ballet of the atoll.
Ride the barrel. Take to the sky. Skip, slice, carve or bob. FLOAT boasts an adrenaline-surged array of water sports: jetskiing, waterskiing, mono-skiing, wakeboard, kneeboarding, catamarans, windsurfing, kitesurfing, parasailing, fun tubes and more.
Gaze into the liquid crystal of a glass kayak. Seabob, racing underwater and bursting to the surface on a 20 km/hour rocket. Surf from the island’s tail – a perfect spot for medium and advanced divers.