OUR HONEYMOON PHOTO DIARY - THE MALDIVESSunday, July 19, 2015
Myself and my husband (EEK!) returned from the most amazing honeymoon a little over 4 weeks ago now. We visited the Niyana, Maldives for a week followed by a 5 night stay in Dubai. Once returned, honeymoon blues in tow I knew I just had to share our experiences with you. Stay on the look out for Part two where I will share our stay in The Atlantis, Dubai.
"Sun kissed. Jungle embraced. White sand cradled. Lagoon lapped. Choose your habitat from beachfront studios to water pavilions set within crystal seas.
Explore the indulgences from private infinity pools to Jacuzzis to high-tech toys, daybed cocoons, open-air bathrooms and in-villa spa treatment rooms.Spacious luxury with beachfront and waterfront studios and pavilions creating contemporary spaces for the ultimate in seamless indoor and outdoor living. Chic style meets relaxed lounging at PER AQUUM Niyama, along with state-of-the-art entertainment technology, to slumber, chill-out, dine or simply ‘be’."
If you're a nervous flyer then you might want to brace yourself. The Maldives is off the coast of Sri Lanka. You're talking a 7 hour flight to Dubai followed by another 4 hour flight to the Maldives and then an hour long journey via seaplane-which is an experience in it's self!
We chose to stay in a Water Studio, complete with our very own pool. Described as an Ocean slumber with steps to the lagoon-a sparkling palette of blues! Greeted by champagne flutes, your villa is a private world to explore. Expanse beyond, where ivory sails catch the breeze. Crisp white furnishings and splashes of aqua inside and out. Sink into a deep bathtub overlooking the turquoise ocean, yours to explore at your own pace. Staying in a studio above the ocean was the best decision we ever made! Awaking to the sound of the ocean lapping gently against the white sand of the shore was pure heaven, not to mention the panoramic sunrise to sunset views.
If you do get to experience the Niyama then you have to dine in at the Subsix. Described as "an under water playground" you'd be mad not to experience champagne six metres underwater! If dinning above the Indian Ocean isn't your cup of tea
your mad the Niyama also boasts 8 themed restaurants serving everything from African cuisine campfire dinning at Tribal to Nest which offers gourmet wonderland of Asian specialties sat in the multi-level treehouse design. Spoilt for choice is an understatement!
I've been asked this question frequently. "What was the weather like?" The weather was beautiful. The wet season in the Maldives is from May-October, despite visiting in June we were extremely lucky to experience a week long stay of gorgeous weather regularly tipping 33 degrees. November-April is dry season so if its guaranteed weather you are after I'd advise visiting between those months. (The Maldives is crazy expensive so if you are flexible with your dates I'd recommend comparing the month before and after you'd like to go, you'd be surprised how much you are able to save. The saving could be the difference between a Water Studio or Beach Studio.
Overall if you are thinking of visiting the Maldives it is a once in a lifetime holiday. So "Instagrammable" it doesn't even need a filter! If you are thinking of visiting the Niyama or you've holiday'ed there before then please let me know, I'd love to hear about your experience!
If you're not already booking your flights to the Maldives as we speak, below is a small look at my Insta-Diary! You can follow my Instagram here.
You can also shop my holiday wardrobe below:
Minimale Animale Top and Bottom, Asos Swing Dress, Polarised Ray-Bans, Asos Plunge Swimsuit, Asos Plait Back Swimsuit, Zoe Karssen Bikini, Celine Sunglasses.