Niyama Maldives named amongst world’s best resorts in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

Niyama Private Islands Maldives has been named amongst the best resorts in the world at the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2017.

Listing Niyama at the fourth place in the list of the 50 best resorts in the world, Condé Nast Traveler described it as the perfect resort for a honeymoon, but one that is surprisingly great for families as well. Booking at Niyama Private Island Maldives is the first step toward doing the Maldives right, it said.

“Privacy is the operative word here, as the resort spans two islands, named ‘Play’ and ‘Chill.’ On Play, you’ll find water-based activities like zooming through the lagoon on an underwater rocket, or land-based ones, like a kid’s Zumba. On Chill, you’ll find incredible spa treatments and soothing, over-water studios,” the world’s leading travel publication said.

“You don’t have to choose just one island, however, so hopping between is encouraged.”

Niyama, a popular A-list hideaway nestled in the Dhaalu atoll, offers guests exclusive access to its twin islands – Chill and Play – conveniently connected via a picturesque bridge.

The family-friendly retreat, surrounded by picturesque shorelines and lush vegetation, has nine deluxe room categories ranging from spacious beachfront studios and one-bedroom water pavilions to three-bedroom family beach pavilions with two private pools, jacuzzi and a personal spa treatment room. With state-of-the-art amenities, in-room fridges filled with gourmet treats, a private butler plus the magic of the Maldivian island, this is the ultimate antidote to city life.

The jewel in the resort’s crown is the magnificent Crescent, a playground of five ultra-chic villas, all with private pools, for up to 14 adults and eight children. Boasting a private chef, two butlers, a housekeeper and a host of complimentary activities including a sunset dhoni cruise and movie under the stars, this over water sanctuary is the perfect paradise treat for extended families, honeymooners and discerning travellers.

With nine dining destinations, including tree house restaurant Nest and the world’s first underwater playground Subsix, guests can enhance their stay at Niyama with surreal gastronomic experiences.

Young VIPs will adore the Explorers Kids Club with its range of activities including nature expeditions around the tropical isles to MasterChef classes, while adventure-seeking teens and adults will be inspired by the resort’s excellent water sports offerings such as surfing, scuba diving and jet-skiing. Wellness devotees looking to indulge in a spot of indulgent pampering can retreat to the tranquil Drift by Niyama spa while enjoying the crystal-clear turquoise sea views from the six overwater treatment rooms.

Condé Nast Traveler on Tuesday announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, airports, and cruise lines in the world.

Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158 airlines, and 195 airports — thereby creating the largest-ever list of Readers’ Choice Award winners.

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