Why we love… Niyama
20 April 2017
Nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Niyama is a tropical paradise with a difference. Boasting the world renowned Scott Dunn Explorers kids club, idyllic beachfront accommodation and a host of extraordinary activities, it is the perfect destination for families, honeymooners and everyone in between. With guaranteed entertainment for little ones and ultimate luxury for parents, Product Manager, James, shares why Niyama is the ultimate family friendly haven. Offering unbeatable rates for holidays in 2017, there is simply no better time to experience the wonder of this resort with Scott Dunn.
It is fair to say that there is no shortage of 5 star luxury resorts in the Maldives. Having carved out its place at the top of the world’s high end travel destinations, the collection of 1200 islands in the Indian Ocean has become a firm favourite for those who crave the Robinson Crusoe experience, albeit with a very nice gin and tonic close by.
A classic honeymoon destination; the country is the epitome of laid-back luxury, offering an array of world class diving, surfing, heart melting sunsets, rejuvenating spas and the finest service. It has seen the start of many a happy marriage, and a love affair with these tropical retreats. Of course, for many, marriage is often followed by the appearance of little people, who are rather effective at taking destinations like the Maldives off the map for a family holiday. Going on a long haul holiday with children, as many will tell you, can be just as stressful as the work you are trying to get away from. It is not easy, so when you get to wherever you are going, it had better be worth it.
Step in Niyama. In the past couple of years, Scott Dunn has worked with this hip, contemporary take on the classic Maldives luxury island, people who really know how to make a memorable stay, and even introduced our own kids’ club concept into the hotel.
Spread across two islands; Chill (child light) and Play (more family friendly), Niyama offers a range of fantastic dining options, uber comfortable accommodation and a host of activities on, off and below the water.
The Explorers Club has become something of an institution within the Maldives. Indeed it has recently won the prestigious Family Traveller Awards for the best kids club, anywhere. Families visiting Niyama have been wowed by the exciting range of activities on offer on this little dot of an island. Children are looked after from just 12 months, right up to the age of 12 and are supervised by a qualified and dedicated team, focusing purely on goal of providing the best holiday possible for rug rats through to tween-agers.
We know from our own experience that the first couple of days of a holiday are often spent getting the hotel ‘dialled’. Figuring out where everything is, what is on the menu that your children will eat and which pools they can and can’t go into – the list goes on and it can genuinely take a couple of days to fully relax into your holiday. Think of Niyama and Explorers giving you those days back, by having everything in place when you get there, safe in the knowledge that your kids will be at their happiest in the company of other happy NBFs. Generating a rich seam of Kodak moments and memories for you all.
This, of course leaves you to get back to the business of recreating your own special moments. To many, the Maldives is a place seldom visited during life after kids – when you travel to Niyama, the whole family can have their cake and eat it.