Featuring 10 water villas in addition to 27 large beach villas, the all-inclusive Nika Island Resort is one of the earliest and one of the smallest private-island resorts in the Maldives. The beach villas are famous for each having its own private beach section with a Jacuzzi, but the newer water villas are also spacious and fairly well appointed.
The resort is run by Italians and most popular with Italian guests so staying there would be a good chance to practice that language and get more familiar with its food. The island is small and simple, which is ideal for some but not for everyone.
The Nika Island Resort is located in the Alifu Alifu Atoll, about 80 kilometers west of Malé International Airport in the Maldives.
10 Water Villas
27 Beach Villas
*Sea-plane return transfer from Malé Airport: US$425 per adult
The Nika Spa has a wide range of remedial massages and treatments available.
To reach the Nika Island Resort you’ll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you’ll be met by hotel staff who will put you on a sea plane for the 20-minute flight to the resort itself.
Reviews of the Nika Island Resort are mostly positive, with the majority of guests being completely charmed by the small and simple island and the old-school Maldives vibe. Most quite liked the food, especially the lunches and dinners, and the house reef gets good reviews as well.
Some complain, however, that the facilities are a bit aged and that it might not offer great value compared to other resorts in the Maldives. The breakfast doesn’t seem to have many fans either. There are also a few who complain about the staff not being the best, but there are also those who say they are wonderful, making it a bit of a toss up.