The Maldives wins the award of the “World’s Leading Destination” twice in a row

Mon Feb 26 2024

Maldives: World’s Leading Destination

Source: Maldives: World’s Leading Destination


The World Travel Awards, established in 1993, stand as a beacon of recognition and prestige within the tourism industry. Over the years, numerous resorts and hotels have vied for these esteemed awards, making them the most coveted accolades in the world of tourism.


The crown jewel among these awards is the "World’s Leading Destination," a distinction that the Maldives has not only claimed but achieved the remarkable feat of receiving it twice consecutively. This accolade speaks volumes about the exceptional services provided by the tourism professionals in the Maldives, making it a beacon for travelers seeking top-notch experiences.


Competing with 18 other luxury destinations, including renowned names like Dubai, Spain, Greece, and Indonesia, the Maldives has solidified its status among travel enthusiasts. However, the triumph doesn't end there; several Maldivian resorts have clinched prestigious titles in this year's World Travel Awards.


Here are some noteworthy examples:

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa:

  • Award: "Leading Water Villa Resort"


Hulhule’ Island Hotel:

  • Award: "Leading Airport Resort"


JA Manafaru:

  • Award: "Leading Honeymoon Resort"


Vakkaru Maldives:

  • Award: "Leading Luxury Honeymoon Resort"


The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort:

  • Award: "Leading Luxury Island Resort"


Baros Maldives:

  • Award: "Leading Luxury Island Villa"


Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa:

  • Award: "Leading Luxury Private Island Resort"


Anantara Kihavah:

  • Award: "Leading Underwater Hotel Restaurant" (recognizing their underwater restaurant)


Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA):

  • Award: "Leading Seaplane Operator"


These awards showcase the diverse excellence within the Maldivian tourism industry, from luxurious villas and private islands to outstanding hospitality and unique dining experiences. The Maldives continues to be a trailblazer in offering unparalleled travel adventures on a global scale.

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