Nika Island is a piece of Maldivian history, one of the first islands in Ari Atoll to become a unique destination in the world. Nika Island is the heavenly island of our collective imagination. A platform where the typical concepts of Maldivian tradition and beauty blend with Italian culture. Nika is the island where nothing has changed. A place where you come to experience the Maldives of times past. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” wrote the English poet Keats – the beauty of Nika transcends any description. This island is suspended in time, immune to the dynamics of massive tourism that are redefining the Maldives today. An ambitious alchemical experiment, unrepeatable and totally successful, that has written an important chapter in the history of tourism in the Maldives.
North Ari Atoll Mathiveri Maldives 20123 Maldives
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Couldn't wait to return and was not disappointed ... was like coming home. Love the laid back and relaxed pace here. Enjoy the fact beach villas have private beach areas, allowing for complete relaxation and there is no noise from on island activities. There is no pressure to take part in any activities, although info about trips and activities are communicated daily. That said during this visit, we did a tour of a local inhabited island and a litter pick on an uninhabited local island. We celebrate our 25th anniversary whilst on Nika this time and had a vow renewal by way of celebration. The team really put huge effort into making the event special and memorable. Our beach area was set up with a gazebo and the entrance to the villa was decorated with a hand woven palm arch, flowers etc; the bed was also decorated. They also made us rings and a ring box frommalm leaved. The ceremony was presided over by the general manager, who did a sterling job and the words of the renewal were beautiful. We have a beautiful framed certificate, as well as many photos to remember the day. During this visit, I needed some Antihistamine and discovered there is a resident doctor and a small clinic on the island. There was a charge for accessing this service, but surprisingly small. The on site shop is disappoitingly biased to tailoring and clothing now, with very little in the way of souvenir items. Can't praise the waiting staff, bar staff and maintenance team enough, everyone was friendly, helpful and conscientious. The path ways and gardens are always tidy and well cared for; the restaurant and bar service efficient. Loved bring here and already planning a return.
A return trip to Nika and yet again it doesn't fail to deliver. A beautiful, relaxed island - truly very little to do but watch nature and enjoy the down time. Adnan and Sashi - stellar work on the bars guys!
We stayed here from the 2nd of september till the 13th. We booked a deluxe beach villa with the all inclusive. We already read in the reviews if your not from italy or russia that you don’t want to come here. We thought it wouldn’t be that bad, but it was. We saw the difference how the hosts talk with italian or russian people and other natonatilties The moment we arive liya was our host, she said only: welcome. And had a chat with the pilot for 5 minutes and we were just standing on the platform en didn’t know what to do. After that she explaned everything and showed us the villa. but nothing about the activities. We have to ask her during dinner but she didn’t even look at us and was texting on her phone when she walked to us. I said i want to do 3 activities, the answer was: ok. I have to ask by myself how everything works. She explained if they will do an activity the next day they will confirm during dinner. We did the manta snorkeling and it was really nice. The turtle reef was planned for the next day, she didn’t came to our table so i asked her next morning, today turtle reef? No i didn’t get a confirmation was her answer. So we never did it. After that she never came to our table to confirm for an other activity. We booked a late check-out (98 dollars), the girl at the reception told us it is possible but she didn’t know yet if we can have te same room or change, she said, i let you know. Nobody came to us to let us know if we could stay in the same room. At our last dinner there was a letter on the table with the check out time: 12;00. So i went to the reception and asked about it: her answer was: oh yeah then the room is not available. Me: Ok, no problem but where are we staying then? Her: Uhh yeah at the flower room. Me: ok where is it? She: waving with her hands, yeah over there. We will show you tomorrow. After that i called from the room to ask if the all inclusive was still available after 12;00 because we booked the late check out. No it was not. We found out that the flower room, was the garden room, the lowest room available. We booked the deluxe beach villa with all inclusive, paid 98 dollars for the late check out and we didn’t even get equivalent room and didn’t get any drinks or lunch. But for what do we pay 98 dollars? To take a shower ? I can take a shower on the beach. Im not gonna pay 98 dollars for just that, so we canceled. In every hotel i went, when you get a late check out it’s for everything but here at nika island you have to pay for every little thing. At the check out, nobody asked us how our stay was. I worked in hotels, that is the first thing you ask. When our plane came, liya brought us to the plane, she didn’t said a word and also didn’t asked us about our stay. The way we are treated by liya and the reception staff is just rude and i didn’t expected this for the money we paid. If you book all inclusive, the drinks on the menu are only by example, 5 out of the 10 drinks included for the rest you have to pay. If you book a private villa and you want to drink something? you have to go to the bar because the mini bar is not included, if it was my hotel i would include it because of the private area and nobody wants to walk half of the island to get a drink. Beside all of this, we had a good vacation because of the hard working people, who deserved a tip. And because of the private area. Ali, thank you for being so nice and cleaned our villa 2 times a day. Nasheed, thank for serving us at the restaurant. The 2 stars are for ali and nasheed.