AFFILIATE (ID: {$ main.user.affiliate.memberNumber $})
Dashboard Tools Reports Group trip quote
Link to this page Share this page
< Back

Contact us

Our scuba travel experts are available 24/7 to assist you in planning and booking a fantastic scuba diving vacation

Hotel category
5 Star
Rooms
48
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • Nika Island Resort offers rustic bungalows, all with their own private beach
  • Accommodation is separated by dense vegeation for total seclusion
  • Villas have jacuzzis, sun beds and outdoor showers
  • Lotus Spa includes eight massage rooms, relaxing pool, sauna and more
  • Choice of three eateries, plus bars, offering international and regional cuisine
  • Diverse dive sites accessible, including channels, walls, thilas and reefs

Prices

Your search parameters

{$ $select.selected $}
{$ ctrl.formattedRoomsText($select.selected) $}{$ ctrl.formattedRoomsText(option) $}
Room type
Meal plan
Dates
What's included
Today's Price
  • {$ room.title $}

    1 / {$ room.images.length $}
    • Max occupancy: {$ room.maxOccupancy $}
    • Beds: {$ room.bedTypeTitle $}
    • Room size:
    Show room information
    • This room is sold out for selected dates

      View availability calendar
    • No prices available for the selected dates

      Please contact us for a quote
    • {$ rate.mealPlan ? main.utils.getTextFromInfo(rate.mealPlan,'shop','RESORT_MEAL_PLANS') : 'Room only' | translate $}

      Special last minute rate

      This rate is valid for bookings made less than {$ rate.applicationDays $} days before check-in date

      This rate is valid for bookings made between {$ rate.dateFrom | date:"dd MMM yyyy" $} and {$ rate.dateTo | date:"dd MMM yyyy" $}

      {$ ::ctrl.filter.from | date:"dd MMM yyyy" $} - {$ ::ctrl.filter.to | date:"dd MMM yyyy" $} ({$ ::ctrl.filter.duration $} {$ 'nights' | translate $})
      Edit dates
      + {$ $root.currency $} {$ $root.setValue(rate.personRatePrice - room.rates[0].personRatePrice, ctrl.info.currency, 0,0,0,true) $}
      For all guests
      • {$ item.title $}
      For each diver
      • {$ room.divesAmount $} {$ 'dives' | translate $}
      • {$ 'DAN dive insurance' | translate $}
      • {$ item.title $}
      {$ $root.currency $} {$ $root.setValue(rate.personCompareRatePrice, ctrl.info.currency,0,0,0,true) $}{$ $root.currency $} {$ $root.setValue(rate.personRatePrice, ctrl.info.currency,0,0,0,true) $}

      per person for

      {$ ::ctrl.filter.duration $} night

      Total price

      {$ $root.currency $} {$ $root.setValue(+rate.ratePrice + +room.divesPrice, ctrl.info.currency,0,0,0,true) $}

      including {$ room.divesAmount $} dives per diver ({$ ctrl.totalDivers * room.divesAmount $} dives in total)

      {$ 'Prices include taxes & service fees' | translate $}

      {$ 'Select' | translate $}

      You can customize the dives in your package on the next step

      free cancellation until {$ ::main.utils.showCancellationDate(room.freeCancellationDays) $}

SEARCH RESULTS ARE LOADING
Sorry, there are no available rooms for the dates you selected
Select search parameters to view available rooms & prices

BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 100% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking

Cancellation fee

  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival

Why Book With Padi Travel?

+

GREAT DEALS ON
PACKAGES

24/7 Expert
ADVICE

MOST TRUSTED
SCUBA BRAND

Best price
guarantee

No Hidden
Fees

Free DAN
Dive Insurance

Resort Description

Nika Island Resort, surrounded by a stunning house reef, is the only island in the Maldives where all bungalows have their own private beach.

All accommodation also features jacuzzi, sun beds, swing and outdoor shower. There are two bars where guests can enjoy music, happy hours, wonderful sunsets, board games, library and satellite TV or just chill out in the breeze of the ocean.

The coffee shop is located close to the main beach and is an ideal location to watch the sun go down after a lazy day basking in its brilliance. The restaurant also boasts a deck where you can dine with candles, the twinkling stars and the waves rolling on to the beach.

North Ari Atoll offers flexibility in terms of dive sites, including channels, thilas, walls and reefs. The main attraction of this part of the atoll is the regular encounters with big marine life. Some of the best dive sites in the area - including Maaya Thila and Gangheu Kandu can be accessed conveniently from Nika Island Resort.

Explore diving around the Nika Island Resort

What to see

The Ari Atoll is famous among divers for its volume of pelagic species. It is not uncommon to see manta rays, whale sharks, hammerheads, guitar sharks, turtles, grey reef sharks and eagle rays all within a week’s diving.

While the Ari Atoll may be heaven for big species, it features a good deal of macro life as well. Frogfish, zebra morays, nudibranchs, blueline snappers and hundreds of other colorful fish species reside here.

Wherever you dive in the Ari Atoll, you are sure to be slack-jawed at least once a day by the sheer number of pelagic species you will encounter.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Nika Dive Center is a PADI 5* center offering multilingual diving and instruction
  • Great house reef, ideal for beginners and snorkelers 
  • Over 20 dive sites easily accessible by boat (up to 30 minutes away)
  • Small groups for a dedicated dive service
  • Special trips to North Ari hotspots, such as Rasdhoo, (for hammerheads) on request

Description

Nika Dive Center is run by highly-qualified European instructors who share their professional expertise and arrange daily excursions into the fabulous Maldivian waters.

The area around the resort and dive center is home to some of the best dive sites in the Maldives, including top-notch thilas such as Hafsa Thila, Maaya Thila and Bodu Thila. Over 20 dive sites are easily accesible by boat, up to 30 minutes away.

There's also a gorgeous house reef if you want to explore a bit closer to home, with the chance to see baby reef sharks, nurse sharks and turtles in the warm waters. The dive center itself is a PADI 5* center and offers a range of certifications to both beginners and certified divers alike.

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Sunset Cruises
  • Island Hopping
  • Live Music
  • Karaoke

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Equipment For Kids

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Football
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Beach Volleyball

How to get there

Arrival

  • The closest International airport is Ibrahim Nasir International airport (MLE) in Malè
  • You'll connect to the resort via seaplane (with Transmaldivian Airline). This scenic flight takes around 25 minutes
  • The seaplane can fly during daylight hours only. In the event of early morning departures (before 9.30am) and/or late arrivals (after 3.30 pm), an overnight stop in Male will be necessary
  • After the flight you will be met at the dock by resort staff and taken to the reception area to check in
  • Guest Relations and Conceirge Services are available from between 09:00 and 23:00

Departure

  • On the last morning of your holiday, once you have checked out at the reception you will join a seaplane transfer back to Malè

Reviews

Reviewed on {$ review.dateWritten | date:"MMMM dd, yyyy" $}

{$ review.title $}

Reviewed by {$ review.screenName $}, a ScubaTribe travelerRead full review

See more reviews
{$ review.title $}
Review by {$ review.user.username $}, a TripAdvisor traveler
Read full review

We don't have enough ratings for this dive operator to display them yet

We don't have enough ratings for this dive operator to display them yet

Resort
Dive center
Service
Rooms
Rental gear
Safety
Food
Staff
Value
Reviewed on {$ review.tripStartDate ? review.tripStartDate : review.created | timezone | date:"MMMM dd, yyyy" $}

Show details

Resort
Dive center
Service
Rooms
Rental gear
Safety
Food
Staff
Value
Hide details
Answer from dive operator: