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9.0
Exceptional
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Exceptional location
  • Kudafolhudhoo Island10 m
  • Bodufolhudhoo Island870 m
  • Mathiveri Island2.57 km
  • Gangehi Island4.53 km
  • Velidhoo Island (Alifu Alifu Atoll)5.95 km
  • Ukulhas Island11.44 km
  • Feridhoo Island15.18 km
  • Maaya Thila15.32 km
  • Maayafushi Island17.95 km
  • Fesdhoo Island19.99 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Nika Island Resort

    North Ari Atoll, Alifu Alifu Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives - See map
    "Just above average Pros - beautiful location and nice snorkeling around the island"
    Cedric - October 28, 2018
    Excellent comfort
    8.9 room quality and comfort
    Excellent service
    8.9 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

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    Room comfort score
    8.9/10
    Location score
    9.0/10
    Room size
    95 sqm.
    Value for money score
    8.5/10
    Better than
    95
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    of Maldives Islands properties
    Better than
    92
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    of Maldives Islands properties
    Bigger than
    90
    %
    of Maldives Islands properties
    Better than
    89
    %
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    Value for money8.5
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportVilla International Airport (VAM)
    Distance to airport79.1 km

    Rooms available at Nika Island Resort

    8.9
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Garden Room
    Garden Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Beach Villa with Private Beach
    Beach Villa with Private Beach
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    • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Beach Villa with Private Beach
    Deluxe Beach Villa with Private Beach
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    • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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    Beach Family Villa
    Beach Family Villa
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    • Room size: 130 m²/1399 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 double bed
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    Double Beach Front
    Double Beach Front
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      Water Villa
      Water Villa
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      • Room size: 110 m²/1184 ft²
      • Lagoon view
      • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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      Single Beach Front
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        Family Deluxe Beach Villa
        Family Deluxe Beach Villa
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        • Room size: 132 m²/1421 ft²
        • Beach view
        • 1 double bed
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        Single Deluxe Beach Front
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          Single Standard
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            9.2
            Exceptional

            "The reefs are excellent Good value for money resort"

            Belal

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            October 12, 2016

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            Villa International Airport (VAM)
            79.1 km
            Malé International Airport (MLE)
            84.3 km
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            Cleanliness8.8
            Facilities8.1
            Location9.0
            Room comfort and quality8.9
            Service8.9
            Value for money8.5
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (45)
            8-9 Excellent (15)
            7-8 Very Good (12)
            6-7 Good (3)
            <6 Below Expectation (7)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (23)
            Jun - Aug (21)
            Sep - Nov (17)
            Dec - Feb (21)
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            5.2
            Cedric from Laos
            Family with teens
            Family Deluxe Beach Villa
            Stayed 6 nights in October 2018

            Great location but definitely not value for money ”

            Cons- noise from workshop located inside the resort near bungalow 4 and another near spa doing repairs all day until 9pm Cons- shark feeding organised every evening in front of the restaurant. They apparently never heard of being eco friendly. Use plastic bottles, straws etc... Cons- service and food not to the level you would expect with that price. Just above average Pros - beautiful location and nice snorkeling around the island

            Reviewed October 28, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            NAGA
            Couple
            Garden Room
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

            Exceptional”

            Garden villa is too good and the hospitality is good.

            Reviewed December 26, 2017
            7.2
            Very good
            Keith from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 7 nights in May 2017

            Rich mans paradise requiring some TLC”

            Nika Island Resort is without doubt a paradise island which upon your initial arrival gives you the 'WOW' factor. However after a few days the tired look starts to show through and the lack of things to do (without having to pay a small fortune) drew in the boredom, sadly everything comes at a price on Nika Island. The gym which did come free had limited & working appliances. For a 5 star Island the standard of the food is hugely questionable, at $40 per head you can have the al a carte for evening meal, however the choice on the menu is very limited and at times tasteless. Given the location of the Island, the fish was bland, over cooked and full of bones. The alternative to the al a carte is a bar meal and at $30 for just a cheese pizza the decision of where to eat is debatable. There was meant to be a bbq night which didn't happen, a local music band from a nearby island that didn't turn up. As we were in the Maldives for my partners 50th Birthday, I arranged for an advertised 'romantic' set meal on her special day. At approx $450 the quantity of food was phenomenal despite the seafood being overcooked. Sat in the jacuzzi room the only romantic touch was the 3 candles on the table, more detail needed to have made it romantic. Be warned when checking out..... I paid our room bill with my Visa card and was issued a receipt. I checked with my online banking the next day and saw the converted amount had been taken. To my surprise, 2 days later the money I had paid with my card had went back into my account. Further surprise came 10 days later when the money was draw out of my account again by Nika Resort, but this time it was more than the initial amount charged!!!!!! not impressed especially when I have other house hold bills going out. Thankfully my bank was onside and the £100 bank charges written off. Aside of all the above, the staff were very friendly, the kind thought of a birthday cake was greatly appreciated and the water bungalows are out of this world.

            Reviewed July 09, 2017
            7.6
            Very good
            Shariq from United Arab Emirates
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 1 night in June 2017

            Great resort, but better options available in maldives”

            Positives - The water villa we stayed was amazing. Very spacious with enough privacy. Access to ocean from the villa through stairs was awesome. We saw sharks and manta rays. Very spacious villa. The view of the ocean through the glass floor in the living room was awesome. The chef and restaurant waiters were nice people. Negatives - The resort says they are 2 hours ahead of Male time which is absolute bullshit. (Not informed prior)- so check in accordingly to spend maximum time. The resort is around 80km from male airport, so either choose a ridiculously expensive sea plane or a very risky 2 hour speedboat journey. Breakfast and lunch are served on fixed times, so if you don't show up on those times or if you feel hungry between the hours, you have to pay for some very expensive food which doesn't satisfy indian taste buds at all. Bottom line - Ther are much better resorts in maldives for this price, would not go through the long travel to experience nika as nothing unique here.

            Reviewed June 28, 2017
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Belal from Australia
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

            More affordable resort packages ”

            Whilst not the most modern or luxurious of the resorts it has everything one needs for a relaxing holiday, the staff are very friendly and there are plenty of activities on offer. Food is good although nothing special and the facilities are a little dated. The reefs are excellent Good value for money resort

            Reviewed October 12, 2016
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Mario from Austria
            Couple
            Beach Villa with Private Beach
            Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

            To recommend ”

            After some days food get a bit simple but is maledives

            Reviewed September 11, 2016
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Nien from Taiwan
            Couple
            Garden Room
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

            good choice in Maldives”

            beach, seaplane, peaceful

            good experience in Maldives

            Reviewed November 24, 2015
            5.3
            Anthony from United States
            Business traveler
            Garden Room
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

            Great potential for resort but horrible execution ”

            House reef, Private beach, Charm of some facilities, friendly cats

            The management has turned what was a dated but charming 5 star with great potential into a 3 star cruise ship with poor service. Strict rules on meal times (breakfast 6:30 -8:30AM Male time),assigned seating ( cant use nice outdoor dinning areas) poor food quality and selection. Front office is slow, inefficient and only worried about money they can collect. Rooms dated and fading..New owner and manager is desperately needed. Only positives are great house reef and friendly cats at resort so ok for divers but don't pay more than $300 to stay

            Reviewed November 09, 2015
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Hilde from Norway
            Couple
            Deluxe Beach Villa with Private Beach
            Stayed 10 nights in July 2014

            The best vacation I have ever had! Amazing place.”

            Private beach, very good food and friendly staff.

            We had 12 fantastic days at one of the nice deluxe villas on the island. Cleaning twice a day, new towels for beach and bathroom every day. One bedroom, a separate living room, a big bathroom with shower both inside and outside, and a lovely private beach. We were snorkelig at the reef outside the beach every day, among all kinds of fish. The life underwater was amazing to see, if I could, I still would have been snorkelig around there. :) It was some crabs at the beach and geckos at the villa, but that did not bother us at all. They ran away as soon as you looked at them. The staff at Nika were very friendly, helped us whenever we needed, and the food there was very good! One of the days we went to the desert island close to Nika for a romantic dinner. We had the same friendly waiter as the rest of the days. The island were beautiful, it was amazing to see the sunset from there. A unique evening for us. It is many things to do at Nika. They have canoes for rent, a diving center, gym, a spa, a souvernir shop and a bar with good drinks and food. Here they also have evenings with films etc. The Wi-fi at the Island was not the best, but for free, and we manage to do what we needed (just take some longer time). I can recommend Nika Island Spa and Resort for everyone who wants to go to the Maldives. A lovely place!

            Reviewed July 26, 2014
            8.3
            Excellent
            Hieu from Vietnam
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 4 nights in April 2013

            Great honeymoon at Nika Island Resort”

            Great food, great room with nice overwater villa, friendly staff

            We had very good time at Nika Island Resort. The food is great, people are very friendly and attentive. The island itself is great for snorkeling and diving. Besides, They also organised several activities per day including fishing trip, watch the Manta, snorkeling trips, etc.

            Reviewed March 22, 2014
            6.3
            Good
            Qing from China
            Family with young children
            Family Deluxe Beach Villa
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

            It's okay...”

            good, warm,
            Reviewed February 13, 2014
            3.3
            Ke from Singapore
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 4 nights in January 2014

            Can be much improved”

            Vibrant marine life, privacy (depends),

            Frankly, I seldom write bad comments about places I had stayed. But, to the management of Nika Island, if you claim to be a 5-star resort and you want to have a higher number of returning guests (if you have any), you ought to look into the following issues. 1. Seaplane transfer fee is exorbitant w.r.t the distance away from Male. I had flew to a resort 2 times the distance away and I paid lower airfare. 2. Condition of the villa is not 5-star standard. 2.a. State of the villa is bad. Doors cannot be shut properly. Structure of villa is not solid or maybe is just the aircon ledge. The vibration sound at night is loud. I am not sure the rattling sound is from the roof or the ledge. 2.b. Living room setup is not conducive and not well maintained Cob webs are all over the wall hung decoration. Suggest you to change to a painting instead. Less maintenance issue. 2.c. Bathroom is not well maintain or design. The water outlet cannot accommodate to the shower output. I basically need to stop showering to wait for the water to discharge before continuing bathing, or I risk flooding the whole bathroom/villa. 3. Food selection is very limited. Breakfast has no variety at all. Lunch and dinner offers no flexibility or ala carte and selection and types of cuisine available is pathetic. 4. Room service is brilliantly stupid. I called for room service for lunch. The restaurant staff asked me to go to the restaurant to select the food myself and they will pack for me to bring to the room. The whole idea of calling Room Service is that I do not need to leave my room. This is really a joke. Not to mention, there's also no choice or a menu to order from. 5. Time restriction on meal times. Not everyone will get hungry at the same time and also, is creating inconvenience for your guests. At least offer a small selection of food to be available during other times. 6. Your dive centre equipment is not that well maintained and the fee is high compare to other resorts.

            Reviewed February 12, 2014
            6.0
            Cai from China
            Couple
            Garden Room
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

            it is just ok not as good as what we thought”

            big room, water, beach

            The room is big and clean. The place is quite. it is good for a relax, however, it is too hot to go at this time. At night it is a bit windy and we have to stay in the hotel in the night. They have poor staffs, people working there seems underpaid. (:

            Reviewed February 06, 2014
            6.7
            Good
            Amy from Australia
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

            Average resort”

            Reef was close to our villa. Relaxing place.

            We stayed three nights here in an overwater villa. We arrived by seaplane($410US each) which took 20min from Male. Nice private airport lounge in male - complimentary drinks and food there. Very different story once on the island where they charge you for everything, in euros, plus an additional 18% tax. We had a bed and breakfast package so lunches and dinner were extra. Only one restaurant. Good but not a huge variety so you would be bored with the food after a few days. Room was spacious and comfortable, though we did have an ant problem in our room. We were also there on our honeymoon. They gave us a bottle of champagne and a cake (nice thought but didn't taste very good and the ants got to it anyway.) With so many other resorts in the Maldives, we'd probably stay somewhere else rather than come back here. Their overwater bungalow was cheaper than other resorts though, the water was great so it has those good points.

            Reviewed January 27, 2014
            3.0
            Song from China
            Solo traveler
            Garden Room
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

            fake,boring,expensive,not worthy”

            no best things

            i stayed at this resort for three nights during christmas,well i have to say i was very disapointed,firstly before i arrived,because the stuff didnt tell me the departure time of sea plane very clear,i was waiting at the airport for nearly 8hours. then i arrived i complained to the manager he even dont want to apologize to me which is very bad. Secondly,they charge everything in the resort even water. This resort just have a fake,not original vibe. And the service sucks,like one time i was get wounded after snorkling,i waited around 2hours till the clinic opens,coz the doctor was snorkiling. It was a not happy experience.

            Reviewed December 29, 2013
            8.3
            Excellent
            Alexey from Russia
            Couple
            Beach Villa with Private Beach
            Stayed 5 nights in August 2013

            One of the most private hotels on Maldives”

            Beach, jacuzzi, diving
            Reviewed September 04, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Yong from South Korea
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

            Great holiday”

            Nice breakfast, Fantastic ocean view, Friendly staffs

            We were pleased to spend time in the maldives during this summer holidays, especially Nika Island Resort. It was comfortable,Staff was also very helpful and friendly. Although our 2 night 3 days short stay and joined, It was unforgettable experience for us. We would like to come again next year.

            Reviewed August 21, 2013
            8.0
            Excellent
            Ivan from Kazakhstan
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Beach Villa with Private Beach
            Stayed 12 nights in July 2013

            Enjoy the stay with family”

            Private beach, Food, SPA

            The stay was good. Good food and private beach at beach villas drives the value of the hotel. The hotel visitors are mostly couples.

            Reviewed July 21, 2013
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Yan from China
            Solo traveler
            Garden Room
            Stayed 5 nights in May 2013

            I totally enjoyed my stay at Nika Island Resort”

            Friendly staff, great food, beautiful beach
            Reviewed May 15, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Tomas from Lithuania
            Couple
            Garden Room
            Stayed 5 nights in April 2013

            Perfect silent holiday”

            Reef, food, silence

            Perfect location for people who enjoy diving/snorkeling, beach and silence. Very relaxing.

            Reviewed May 05, 2013
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