Niyama Private Islands Maldives has been recognised in Luxury Travel Advisor’s Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World 2019 competition, in which Niyama emerged champion in the Asia, Indian Ocean and Pacific Islands category.
Through four knockout rounds of the global competition, 41,000 votes were casted for Niyama in the regional finals, with the luxury resort beating Four Seasons Bali to take the top spot.
Luxury Travel Advisor is run by independent journalists for travel agents in the luxury segment. Travel aficionados from across the world casted their votes every week for their favourite designer destinations until a winner was crowned.
“This recognition reconfirms Niyama’s popularity with the travel elite, and I would like to thank the thousands of voters who chose the resort”, said Hafidh Busaidy, general manager of Niyama Private Islands Maldives.
The resort comprises two islands – Play and Chill. The latter is home to the Drift Spa, which uses local botanical and marine resources in its Maldivian healing experiences. Floating over the ocean on stilts, the spa features six over-water treatment rooms with lagoon views and two treatment spaces with private gardens, outdoor baths, rain showers and daybeds. Treatments are carried out with products by Anne Semonin, Intraceuticals, Aromatherapy Associates and Margaret Dabbs. The spa also offers salon services such as hair styling, manicures, and pedicures.