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nadaCliché PROUDLY PRESENTS The Second Annual NADAWARDS!

The NADAWARDS were created to showcase the best of the best in unique, authentic travel. Including the most intriguing destinations, the best food and drinks, and the very best accommodations around the globe that all fit under the nadaCliché banner.

2016 was an exciting year for nadaCliché which included various ventures to Curacao, Scotland, Canada, England, Malta, Morocco, Norway, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysian Borneo, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Spain. The nominees below reflect the amazing discoveries from all of these countries. Everyone is nadaWinner!

1. WILDLIFE VIEWING

This NADAWARD is presented to an eco-friendly destination that caters to unique, personal interactions with wildlife in their natural habitat.

  1. Mabul Island | Malaysia, Borneo
  2. Komodo National Park | Komodo, Indonesia
  3. Nahatlatch Valley | British Columbia, Canada
  4. Kinabatangan | Malaysia, Borneo

2. INCREDIBLE CULTURE

This NADAWARD is presented to a destination which offers the opportunity to observe, interact and engage with a rare and unique culture.

  1. Bajau Village | Mabul Island, Borneo
  2. Medina | Marrakech, Morocco
  3. Nadur Carnival | Nadur, Gozo, Malta
  4. Hill Tribes | Kengtung, Myanmar

3. HOTEL DINING

This NADAWARD is presented to an accommodation that provides the highest degree of culinary excellence from morning to night.

  1. Jaaneman | Marrakech, Morocco
  2. Bijblauw | Willemstad, Curacao
  3. Ping Silhouette | Chiang Mai, Thailand
  4. Purist Villas | Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

4. BEST HOTEL VIEW

This NADAWARD is presented to an accommodation that offers a superior view of the surrounding neighbourhood.

  1. Hotel Once | Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Ryad Dyor | Marrakech, Morocco
  3. Foto Hotel | Phuket, Thailand
  4. Ursulino | Valletta, Malta

5. BLENDED HOSPITALITY

This NADAWARD is presented to an accommodation that has seamlessly integrated into an existing neighbourhood and has been made to feel like the local surroundings.

  1. Ryad Dyor | Marrakech, Morocco
  2. Quaint Hotel | Nadur, Gozo, Malta
  3. Nicholas Hotel | Prague, Czech Republic
  4. Bijblauw | Willemstad, Curacao

6. UNIQUE BOUTIQUE

This NADAWARD is presented to a boutique hotel which redefines traditional hospitality and provides an unparalleled experience.

  1. Ursulino | Valletta, Malta
  2. Bijblauw | Willemstad, Curacao
  3. Hospital Club | London, England
  4. 2MORROW | Chiang Mai, Thailand

7. LAP OF LUXURY

This NADAWARD is presented to an accommodation that offers superior levels of comfort and luxury services to the modern traveller.

  1. Jaaneman | Marrakech, Morocco
  2. Purist Villas | Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  3. Hospital Club | London, England
  4. 2MORROW | Chiang Mai, Thailand

8. HOTEL OF THE YEAR

This NADAWARD is presented to an accommodation that represents the best of the best in what nadaCliche strives to uncover. The one place to wake up again if 2016 could be relived.

  1. Hospital Club | London, England
  2. Purist Villas | Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  3. Jaaneman | Marrakech, Morocco
  4. Bijblauw | Willemstad, Curacao

9. PHOTO OF THE YEAR

This NADAWARD is an ode to all the amazing adventures of the last year, and the photo that best captured a specific moment in time from 2016.

  1. Land of Temples | Old Bagan, Myanmar
  2. Bajau Boys | Mabul Island, Borneo
  3. Akhu Elder | Kengtung, Myanmar
  4. Festivities | Nadur, Gozo, Malta

CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!! SEE YOU IN 2017!!

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  • Val

    Marrakech has the best hospitality in the world!! Not surprised there’s two winners form the magical medina. Great looking hotels al round. I will add a few to the bucket list 😉

    • nadaCliche

      Thanks for visiting Val! I couldn’t agree more, the section of accommodations in Marrakech is overwhelming. There are many premium properties to choose from. I was very fortunate to visit these 2 amazing Riads. Hope you get to visit soon.

  • Lou

    2MORROW looks like a very unique property in Chiang Mai. My favourite city in Thailand. Is it more of a BnB than a hotel with only two rooms? Beautiful accommodations.

    • nadaCliche

      Hey Lou, CM is my favourite city in Thailand too – its great! It is a very unique property, it does feel more like a hotel then a BnB even with 2 rooms there is a cafe on the main floor with a receptionist. One of my favourite properties of the year most definitely.

  • Malory

    Extraordinary collection of properties Shawn! Been following along on your twitter releases, I am staying at the Hospital Club on my next visit to London. Cheers.

    • nadaCliche

      Thanks for following along Malory! Enjoy your stay, I think you made a great decision!!

  • Tony S

    Epic selection dude! Hope to visit some of them in the verryyyy near future. You did a lot of travelling in 2016 LOL

    • nadaCliche

      Thanks for checking it out Tony! I did cover quite a bit of ground 😉

  • Chris

    Oh man this is super cool buddy. The videos are great. Based off of the photos alone I think the Hospital Club looks like the one for me 😉 Can’t wait to see what else you uncover this year.

    • nadaCliche

      Thanks Chris! Hospital Club will remain in my top 5 for a long time I think!

  • Joshua

    Really digging the vibe you’ve put into this dude, great stuff! All the hotels look amazing across the board. Love the shot from that carnival in Nadur too, incredible colour.

    • nadaCliche

      Thanks Joshua! The carnival was an experience that’s for sure, great place to soak in the culture.

  • Naomi

    Did you stay at Uncle Tans in Kinabtangan? That shit is rustic LOL

    • nadaCliche

      Ha we did indeed! Nothing more then a foam pad on the floor in the middle of the jungle 😉 We didn’t sleep the first night at all, but then slept like a baby the second because we were so tired! When did you visit?

  • Sophia

    I’m going to Marrakech in June, I need pick between Riad Jaaneman and Ryad Dyor – which one should I choose?? Hellpppppp meeeeee LOL

    • nadaCliche

      Haha oh man, thats a tough one!! I would say Ryad Dyor is a bit more homely and comfortable with a better rooftop. Jaaneman is a bit more luxurious and tranquil. They both have incredible breakfasts and private dining. You really can’t go wrong with either! Hope that helps a little.

  • Jamie E

    Awesome dude! I stayed at Once in Bangkok, the view is unreal…

  • Jeremy D

    Really nice execution on this! Great to see travel bloggers putting more time and effort into their craft rather then just expecting free travel for a few iPhone photos.

    • nadaCliche

      Thanks Jeremy, appreciate the encouragement 😉

  • Tonya

    The Purist Villas is breathtaking. Love everything about Ubud. I lived there for 15 months studying yoga. I dream about going back everyday 😉

    • nadaCliche

      Wow that must have been amazing, do you still practice?

  • Stef

    Thanks for the reco’s dude, keep it up with these roundups they’re my go to when looking for a place to book

    • nadaCliche

      Thanks Stef, will do!! I’m always looking to discover new and exciting accommodations that will inspire others to travel. Where you off to next?