Being that The Maldives is only a short flight away, you could be at the Instagrammable Niyama Private Islands Maldives next weekend. We’ve mentally checked in already
Located on the gorgeous twin islands named Play and Chill, and amid sparkling turquoise waters, sunlit vistas, powdery white sand beaches and swaying palms, lies the luxurious Niyama Private Islands Maldives. There are 134 studios, suites and pavilions that dot both islands, some extending over the blue waters of the lagoon.
If the view from the seaplane has you holding your breath, the amazing views and luxury of your beach studio – home for four nights – will do nothing to abate that awe.
You’re totally forgiven if all you want to do is dip your toes into the sands and sway away on your porch, but do make time to explore the island and its abundant marine life (diving is available for professionals as well as novice surfers). Whether you decide to explore by hiring a kayak or a bicycle or walking barefoot around the island – you are spoiled for choice. The Drift Spa on Chill offers new depths of relaxation and the Drift signature massage will ensure that any stress that followed you there is well taken care of by experienced therapists.
Your palate is not neglected either. From the extensive breakfast buffet, to á la carte lunches and dinners, Epicure dishes up every imaginable feast. Why not make the holiday special and hail a speedboat to dine at the Edge restaurant, out at sea? Or how about watching parrot fish and moray eels float around while dining at the underwater Subsix? You can finish off the evening snuggled into the sands of the beach, while watching a movie under the stars at the outdoor cinema.
After four days it’s impossible not to leave without feeling renewed but also a bit sad. Knowing that it’s so close to our shores though, will perk you right up on the flight home.
THE PRIZE: • Four-night stay in a beach studio with a pool including breakfast at Epicure restaurant • 60 min drift signature spa massage • Seaplane transfers for two
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