Nika Island Resort & Spa
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Nika Island Resort & Spa

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4.5
#1 of 1 resort in Kudafolhudhoo Island
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Nika is “the place to be”, a platform where local heritage meets Mediterranean life-style. Nika has to be considered as a piece of history of the Country, being one of the first islands that started the concept of tourism in the Maldives, back in 1983. Nika is the island where “nothing has changed”. An everlasting “thing of beauty”, that is not subjected to the disruptive impact of the Hospitality Industry that is shaping the Country. Nika represents “the Maldives that used to be”, the Idyll in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Nika is a perfect example of a boutique hotel that breaks the dynamics of big international brands that are reshaping the Maldivian hospitality industry. Nika is a heady mix of Italian lifestyle and Maldivian traditions; a unique platform where heritage and natural beauty meet together.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Spa
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Diving
Snorkelling
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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Adventurer302207 wrote a review Mar 2021
Nairobi, Kenya13 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Nika island on friends’ recommendation ( they keep coming since 2006). We went with friends- 5 kids and 4 adults
Frinds told us that Nika’s key advantages are 1) a well- kept house reef ( indeed in great condition!) 2) delicious food, which is supervised by the Italian management 3) reasonable wine prices, which is a rarity in the Maldives and 4) availability of family villas that provide for great intimacy, but everything still remain close at hand! We had our own piece of beach just 15 meters from the reef, fantastic!
The island is very well maintained and very cosy. It has got its own basilico and ruccola in the house garden. Pasta al pesto is a treat!
My special thanks go to Giovanna, la Reina of Nika island🙏. Thanks so much for the morning yoga sessions at sunrise, great talks, and fun snorkeling tours we had! I am amazed by the way she oversees things so smoothly that the island functions perfectly and makes every guest feel at home.

In summary, Nika is for lovers of nature, snorkelling, quietness, food and wine, sunrises& sunsets, and diving too. Not too much sense in taking designer clothes and you will most likely abandon shoes and even flip- flops on day 2!
Much recommended for families. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Nika Island, Guest Services / Front Office at Nika Island Resort & Spa
Responded 30 Mar 2021
Ciao Adventurer302207! Thank you so much for staying at Nika Island Resort & Spa and for sharing your experience with us! We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay especially our reef, our food and the family beach villa. At Nika, guest satisfaction is our main goal, and your wonderful review is truly a source of encouragement for the entire team. Once again, thank you very much for choosing Nika Island, we hope to welcome you back soon. Home is waiting for you!
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spqrlnd777 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom199 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Paradise on earth
We visited Nka Island in Sep 2020. After we got out of the Male international airport we were greeted by the Nika buddies who were very helpful and helped us get checked in to the domestic airline. After an amazing scenic seaplane flight over the beautiful Indian ocean we arrived home at Nika Island and were greeted by a smiley Jenny and fresh fruit canapes. The check in was quick and easy and the staff made us feel really welcomed.
We were then whisked to our beautiful water villa and felt like we arrived at a magical place. The room was big, with large French windows opening in one of the largest sun decks I ever seen. There is also a roof terrace were we enjoyed amazing sunsets. Nika has its house reef that will allow you to snorkel to as soon as you enter the ocean.
Food was served in the main restaurant and was incredibly tasty and plentiful, you can choose from either a buffet or a-la-carte all included in our full board package.
Thank you Edo for the most amazing excursions to the Sand Banks and the amazing unforgettable experience of swimming with the mantas. Make sure you book those at the Diving Centre were Alessandra and Gianluca will guide you on the various activities available
The Resort has a SPA and we both have enjoyed amazing massages to complement the Nika's relaxing and carefree attitude. No shoes required throughout our stay, all pathways are sand covered...truly unique!
Thank you Nika, we will miss you too and can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Birgit and Marc wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were on Nika island for the 3rd time. As always we enjoyed this beautiful island and its great people. Each and everybody is super super friendly and they sometimes even know what you require before you know it by yourself. The restaurant with long experienced chefs and their team offfer a superb and delicous food, all the waiters always look after you, the bar men offering a large variety of cool and hot drinks, all make you feel really pampered. We felt being in best hands, as Chombe took best care of us. In addition you can relax in the SPA, where Sreeji and her team lets you forget about anything, before you enjoy the sunset late a day caused by the genious idea to prepone the local time by 2 hours. Alessandra from the PADI dive shop and her team takes you below water to see wonderful places savely, though the house reef of this neat island with corals, sharks, sting rays, turtles and many other different sea life already is a sight to see and snorkle around. The Italian management, who has run this unique place for decades really is dedicated to care about environment, not just saving this island but making sure to remember and keep traditional Maldevian arts and crafts, reflecting micro and makro details and communicate these to present the Maldives "as it used to be". During the years so so many little amendments have been made on this island to improve details to let you feel that you found paradise. Also noticeable is that many staff people have been on this island for many many years, it is a kind of family there wating for you to welcome you heartily.
The only wish we have is that all guests of this so lovely place understand how vulnerable this area is and that it can only survive, if some simple rules are obeyed: do not touch corals, do not walk on them and do not remove anything from the sea.
We can't wait to come back again.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nika Island, Guest Services / Front Office at Nika Island Resort & Spa
Responded 6 Mar 2021
Hello BirgitundMarc! Thank you very much for staying at Nika Island Resort & Spa and for sharing your experience with us! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and all the services provided by our island. At Nika, guest satisfaction is our main goal and your wonderful review is truly a source of motivation for the entire team. Once again, thank you very much for choosing Nika Island Resort & Spa. We hope to welcome you back soon. Home is waiting for you.
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Sabine Börner wrote a review Feb 2020
16 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Villa had plenty of space with a bull eye in the living room. It was very clean. Service was perfect. The resort convinced with nice gardens and nature. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were fantastic with local and mediterranian cuisine; a lot of variation made every time a new experience. The resort was led in a very familiar and personal manner which made us instantly feel like at home. The person responsible for our wellbeing has done a fantastic job all over the day including the night. Even a personal guide through the museum was possible.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Watervillas are preferenced with both sunrise and sunset. Beachvillas are more appropriate for...
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Response from NikaIslandResort, Guest Relations Manager at Nika Island Resort & Spa
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Glad to have read that you are happy with all the aspect of your travel here in Nika. Thanks for mentioning your great satisfaction with the villa, service, cuisine with a comfortable feeling like home. Thanks for appreciating the team taking care of you. Home is waiting for you...
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Carmen D wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A few days ago we returned from Nica. It was an unforgettable holiday! The island is especially beautiful! ..from people to vegetation, it impresses you! We felt really pampered ... cleanliness, great food, smiling and kind people .. A young man, Sasi Pakath, clung to our souls - kind, warm, speaking impeccable English, always trying to make us feel at home . Thanks Nika!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marina S. wrote a review Mar 2021
Milan, Italy140 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A unique and small island, where the Maldivian tradition is combined with the Italian taste. Food is excellent, both buffet both a la carte. The rooms are large and confortable, I recommend, for a full privacy, the beach villas with private beach. The Spa has a professional staff and it’s located in a very quite area. And, very important, the reef is close to the Island, you can reach it easily. A special note to the Museum, here you can know the history of this Island and to the Garden, a small paradise in paradise. What else....thanks to all the staff for giving me such a great stay at Nika!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Nika Island, Guest Services / Front Office at Nika Island Resort & Spa
Responded 30 Mar 2021
Ciao Maryhope2000! Thank you so much for choosing Nika Island Resort & Spa and for sharing your experience with us! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay at Nika especially the room, the food and our Museum! We strive to provide a wonderful experience to each and every guest and your positive review is truly a source of encouragement for our whole team. Once again, thank you for choosing Nika! We hope to welcome you back soon. Home is waiting for you!
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petra p wrote a review Mar 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just got back from Nika.

We were on family vacation with my husband and three kids (4, 7 in 15).
We were in a family deluxe beach villa.
It was a first visit on Maldives for the children and the eleventh Maldives island for me. But we were all the first time on Nika🌴.

Nika has a very special atmosphere based on privacy with true traditional Maldives spirit, with a great food and a large selection of wines.
Villas on the beach have a great location with their own privat beach on beautiful lagoon and nice airconditioned accommodation based on traditional arhitecture with all necessary equipment.

On the island is nice beach bar with beautiful view on the lagoon, modern dive center, spa, museum, shop and resort restaurant.

In one word I can describe Nika as PERFECT and I can only recommend the island.
Go to Nika and enjoy the Maldives barefoot in a true Maldivian way.. We will definitely come back again🌴.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Nika Island, Guest Services / Front Office at Nika Island Resort & Spa
Responded 6 Mar 2021
F7459EPpetrap Thank you very much for staying at Nika Island Resort & Spa and for sharing your experience with us! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and all the services provided by our island. At Nika, costumer satisfaction is our main goal and your wonderful review is truly a source of motivation for the entire team. Once again, our sincere thanks for your feedback and hope that we will have chance to welcome you back soon. Home is waiting for you.
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Giuseppe S wrote a review Dec 2021
11 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nika style is a unique and different way of experiencing Maldives based on relax, privacy and ocean-related activities. We have spent part of our honeymoon in Nika Island staying 4 nights in a Garden Room and 4 nights in a Deluxe Beach Villa. While the Garden Room was comfortable, clean and accessorized the Deluxe Beach Villa with its private beach was simply mind-blowing. The Deluxe Beach Villa features included: Private exclusive beach accessible from the villa facing the reef, Jacuzzi on the beach, indoor and outdoor shower and plenty of space in each room.
Annalisa and the Staff helped us since the first minute with kindness and enthusiasm, letting us feeling at home. All around the island there is sand, meaning that you can go in any place by bare foot increasing your feeling of freedom and relax.
The restaurant cuisine was great with flavors and plates coming from different corners of the world and each night a pleasant "Aperitivo" was served in the beach facing the reef and the sunset with new daily cocktails very tasty.
Finally, the activities offered by the resort are different and very well organized and they were worth every dollar spent: we went snorkeling around the island, with mantas, with turtles and with whale sharks. All these experiences were unique and incredible, also thanks to Ali who guided us step by step in the ocean to meet such beautiful animals.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nika Island, Guest Services / Front Office at Nika Island Resort & Spa
Responded 7 Jan 2022
Ciao N2657MKgiuseppes! Thank you very much for your wonderful review about your recent stay at Nika Island Resort & Spa! We are very honored to know that we managed to exceed your expectation and to make you feel very relaxed. Our priority is to turn every stays into memorable experiences. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Home is waiting for you!
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Алёна Ш wrote a review Oct 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is located near the international airport, 20-30 minutes by seaplane.The island is private with its own interesting history, with its own museum, garden, spa, gym, local pets. There is a very varied, delicious, Italian food, as for lunch and dinner we chose it from the menu. The island has a polite staff who remembers and takes into account all your individual characteristics (for example, they gave us twice as many beach towels each time, as we asked). Communication with the staff can be maintained via the WhatsApp, it is very convenient. Many speak Russian well. Special thanks to the girl - Halima, who was always in touch, helped with everything and solved any issues that might arise. She treated every guest with great love and care. Around the island there is a reef with a rich underwater world: turtles, sharks, fishes. Here we found spacious rooms with everything you need, with a separate exit to the beach and the necessary infrastructure.There is a concept of no plastic, for which special thanks. Despite the restrictive measures due to the pandemic, there was enough entertainment on the island. Soon we would like to come back again
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vlada L wrote a review Feb 2022
Bucharest14 contributions20 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel has a good rating and high fees and when i decided to travel fast thought it would be a good choice.But it was not.
We paid for all inclusive but it was a big fat lie we still couldnt get what we wanted in all inclusive and there was only one bottle of water provided per day for a water villa.
Only one restaurant for breakfast lunch dinner,food was acceptable (with very limited choices)but we felt sick couple of times and then i even found hair in my food🤢🤮.

The spa and quiet area was unreachable cause of some restoring works going on all day there.
Stuff was helpful and they had a nice smelling fabric softner for towels.
For the very basic experience of Maldives i had by Nika island resort i should ve paid half the price.😖😧
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Nika Island, Guest Services / Front Office at Nika Island Resort & Spa
Responded 8 May 2022
Greetings from Nika Island Resort & Spa! Thank you for writing to us about your stay. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. In taking great care of our charming resort, our main priority is to be able to offer a very well-maintained and comfortable atmosphere. Regarding your comment about resort facilities, everything mentioned clearly on our website, that resort has only one operating restaurant, we are not a big island, also you received all entitlements correctly according to your all-inclusive package, the bottle of the water that was provided daily to the room is 1,5 liters, so, it wasn't any mistake on this point. We are sorry that we didn't live up to your expectations, our team making its best to treat our guests well day by day to make them feel comfortable and with the wish to come back to our place. We hope we can convince you to change your mind about another visit to our property. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back. With much appreciation, Nika Island Resort & Spa
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DaisyC asked a question Jun 2023
19 contributions4 helpful votes
Hi. I understand you can’t walk around the island, isn’t that restrictive?
Answer from Orchid4841
United Kingdom471 contributions244 helpful votes
As all the villas have private beaches, it is not possible to walk around the island at the shoreline. However there is a path encircling the centre of the island and the jetty, if you wish to take a stroll. Personally, we don't find this set up restrictive, as it's a good trade off for privacy on your own area of beach.
Answer from Orchid4841
United Kingdom471 contributions244 helpful votes
Lorsque nous sommes restés, la seule exigence était que les hommes n'entrent pas dans le restaurant torse nu et que les femmes se couvrent, donc pas de maillot de bain. Généralement, les gens optent pour le chic décontracté le soir et occasionnellement, il y a des soirées à thème, où il y a un code vestimentaire suggéré, mais toujours facultatif... par exemple, tout blanc, ou paréos.
EBP71 wrote a tip Jan 2024
Biella, Italy129 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best solution Beach villa sunset side"
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Иван А wrote a tip Oct 2023
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t take a lot of clothes with yourself and try to learn 1-2 good Italian songs :)"
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roy M wrote a tip Sept 2022
8 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Deluxe Beach Villa has a private beach, with large rooms and air conditioning"
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Marian Bat wrote a tip Jul 2022
Vienna, Austria174 contributions47 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Deluxe Villa 4 or 7 highly recommended"
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Ольга С wrote a tip May 2022
26 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want a quiet place to relax then it’s your choice, otherwise do not expect it to be interesting and full of entertainment."
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PRICE RANGE
£237 - £883 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
nika island hotel north ari atoll
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollNorth Ari AtollKudafolhudhoo Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
43
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nika Island Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Nika Island Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Tourist/Bikini Beach (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nika Island Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Nika Island Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Nika Island Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Nika Island Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe' Palato, Second Home Restaurant, and Mosu Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nika Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Nika Island Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Nika Island Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Nika Island Resort & Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.01 miles away from the centre of Kudafolhudhoo Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Nika Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nika Island Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Does Nika Island Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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