We at The Vision of Children Foundation are thrilled to present an incredible 13-day tropical excursion to Sri Lanka and The Maldives from Scott Dunn Private Journeys as part of our Live Auction at Concert With A Vision on September 8th! As a special treat, enjoy this guest blog post from Scott Dunn Private Journeys themselves, detailing a small taste of the exquisite adventures possible on The Maldives leg of this dreamy vacation.
Welcome to “natures playground”. Comprised of 2 islands (Chill and Play), Niyama is a tropical paradise that has lush vegetation, ivory white beaches, crystal clear waters and is the ultimate in barefoot luxury. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by the smiling faces of the attentive staff, a fresh fruit cocktail, and a cool towel. Nothing is overlooked at Niyama, from the luxurious Maldivian inspired decor, to the adorable bikes at your disposal to leisurely explore the island, and your own private butler. But, a true highlight at Niyama is the fantastic cuisine.
Niyama has an impressive choice of restaurants, featuring a range of international cuisine for every palate, from elevated traditional African at Tribal to casual poolside dining at Blu. And you can’t stay at Niyama without dining at Edge, Nest and Subsix.
Only accessible by boat, Edge is an exclusive overwater restaurant. It’s set under a crisp white canopy, with window covered walls that open out to the calm sea, creating an open feel. Fresh local seafood is the highlight here. Try the lobster and sip champagne as you watch the dazzling sunset.
Get a whole new perspective of the island at Nest, navigate through the jungle on a labyrinth of wooden walkways to your private perch in the treetops (set 6 meters high above the ground!). Feast on delicious avant-garde Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian cuisine, all expertly paired with sake. While here, you must try the world’s most expensive coffee “Black Ivory”. It’s a truly unique one-of-a-kind experience.
You won’t dine in a place like this anywhere. This lounge is set 6 meters under the sea, and is lit by a magical blue glow, sweeping you into an underwater wonderland. You’ll be surrounded by clear turquoise waters as you dine on a tasting menu featuring crab and Wagyu beef, complimented by handcrafted cocktails. Moray eels, Moorish idols, parrotfish and Hawksbill turtles will glide by as you dine. It’s a very special, unreal atmosphere.
Let your imagination guide you, indulge in the private destination dining for a truly unbelievable experience. Treat yourself to a gourmet picnic for two on a deserted island, illuminated by a roaring bonfire and romantic hanging lanterns. It’s one of the most unbelievable meals that you’ll ever have. Dining here is your own private slice of paradise.
We at Scott Dunn are so excited to be included in supporting such a remarkable charity, and we thoroughly enjoyed creating this amazing prize for The Vision of Children Foundation. Knowing that the proceeds from this unbelievable 13-day vacation in Sri Lanka and the Maldives will go to such an important cause is a wonderful feeling.