First Maldives National Tourism Awards: One&Only Reethi Rah named best resort

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03 October, 2022

Marking the golden jubilee anniversary of the Maldivian tourism industry, and for the first time ever, national tourism awards were presented on Sunday evening. The first ever Maldivian resort to win the title of ‘Best Resort’ at national level is One&Only Reethi Rah.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared October 3 as National Tourism Day, an annual public holiday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Maldivian tourism industry. Maldives Tourism Awards were presented at the official function held at Dharubaaruge convention centre in Male to mark the first National Tourism Day.

The most distinguished titles of the Maldives Tourism Awards are:

  • Best resort: One&Only Reethi Rah
  • Best guesthouse: Sabba Summer Suite , N. Fodhdhoo
  • Best safari: Gurahali safari boat
  • Best Travel Agency: Intour Maldives
  • Best Water Sports Centre: Ocean Group Pvt Ltd

In addition, awards were presented from each of the resort, guesthouse and safari categories.

Resort category awards:

Guesthouse category awards:

  • Best staff dining, healthcare and excellence in staff recreation – Sabba Summer Suite 
  • Most Maldivian employees and career development – Island Luxury, B. Fulhadhoo
  • Safest workplace – Ithaa Dhigurah

Safari category awards:

  • Best staff dining experience – Maldives Explorer
  • Safest workplace – Gurahali safari boat

The gala event scheduled to be held at Kurumba Maldives on Monday evening will present special golden awards to the pioneers and leaders of Maldivian tourism industry.

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About One & Only Reethi Rah
The One&Only Reethi Rah is the all-villa ultra-luxury resort in the North Male atoll, accessible by a short luxury yacht jorney from Malé. Set on one of the largest islands in Maldives a chic and sophisticated One&Only offers unrivalled level of service and an array of luxurious options to create an unforgettable holiday. From extensive outdoor adventure options, including snorkelling and diving in the exotic underwater world, to the mesmerising One&Only Spa, guests are spoilt for choice. Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy this award-winning resort, a favourite among A-listers, is perfect for couples and families in search of privacy and the ultimate in laidback luxury.

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