At Niyama Private Islands Maldives, each stunning moment is framed to perfection, whether it be surfing inside the curve of a wave, seabobbing through the ocean’s depths or dining while witnessing the breathtaking panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. This was 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.

With four knockout rounds in the global competition already under its belt, 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 the insider’s choice for all things superlative, run by independent journalists for travel agents in the luxury segment. With its finger on the pulse, readers from across the world casted their votes weekly for their favourite designer destinations.

“This recognition reconfirms Niyama’s popularity with the travel elite, and I would like to thank the thousands of voters who chose the resort”, says Hafidh Busaidy, General Manager of Niyama Private Islands Maldives. “Our two islands – Play and Chill – are unique in that they contain a plethora of picturesque settings, from the billowing sails of Edge set out half a kilometre to sea, to Subsix six metres below the waves, to the stunning standalone Crescent villas with uninterrupted ocean views”.