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House reef

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


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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


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


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

  • 25% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 67 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 67 days prior to arrival

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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


  • 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


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.


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


  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities


  • Live Music
  • Island Hopping
  • Sunset Cruises
  • 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


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

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services


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  • Amex
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Sports & Watersports

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

How to get there


  • 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


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


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