Maldives /Niyama Private Islands
One destination spread languidly across two islands, Niyama gives the luxury Maldives holiday an exciting twist. Recent stellar upgrades have given the resort more of everything that makes a getaway so special, from new culinary attractions to a poolside ice cream bar, photo studio and children’s club. Relax as never before in ultra-chic accommodation encompassing sleek suites, water studios and beach pavilions, the Crescent comprising five villas with private Thakuru butlers. No fewer than eight restaurants now tempt the taste buds; new BLU features all-day dining round the pool, whilst Nest is six metres above the ground amongst Banyan trees and showcases Teppanyaki, Thai, Chinese and Indonesian cuisines. Chill out at Subsix underwater restaurant, drink to the glorious sunsets viewed from the rooftop bar and embark on a sensory holistic journey in the ravishing Niyama Spa. Indulge in stylish pampering at The Salon by Pedro Sanchez; from specialised conditioning treatments to chic updos and simple cuts, you will experience the ultimate hairstyling experience. FLOAT is the jumping off point for watersports including PADI-certified diving, jet skiing, kayaking and fishing; ocean-life awareness is the focus of visits to the Marine Life Centre. For gym workouts head for PUMP; for utter bliss set sail aboard a traditional Maldivian dhoni. Extreme gaming beckons at ACTIVE, with Wii, PS4, Xbox and more.