Our time at Per Aquum Niyama in the Maldives was nothing short of magical, spectacular scenery and vastly diverse backdrops, it was an absolutely idyllic setting for us to shoot World Swimsuit.
Each Villa at Per Aquum Niyama is simply spectacular and there are so many options to choose from, there are 5 gorgeous water Villas on stilts in the turquoise ocean, perfect for larger families travelling together, along with yet another cluster of uber luxurious water Villas jutting out into the ocean, staying in one of these villas you can be sure to spot a family of Manta Rays floating by one late sun drenched afternoon.
However if the water villas are not where you see yourself, you have a whole island of luxury beach villas to choose from, some even sporting private pools.
The incredible staff at Per Aquum Niyama made our experience in the Maldives completely unforgettable, from carting us around the island on buggies from one location to the next, to making sure we were all well hydrated during the scorching beach sessions. Our butler Yoosef was on hand to make sure that every need was seen to, one would often not even realize that you wanted or needed something until Yoosef made sure that you had it on hand.
The food was simply incredible, we were treated to the most delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners and each meal had the team waxing lyrical and guessing at what we would be surprised with at our next meal.
On our last night the General Manager Didi and his team treated us to a delicious BBQ with a uniquely South African flair, beautiful fillets and sausages cooked to perfection on the open fire along with big juicy prawns, beautiful fillets of fish and even corn on the cobb – We were truly spoilt and sat under the stars, enjoying the warm Maldivian night, satisfied but very sad that we had to leave.
Check out some of the great behind the scenes shots from our time at Per Aquum Niyama.