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The Maldives 2023

03 November, 2023

The Maldives has secured an impressive victory at the World Travel Awards (WTA) in the Indian Ocean Category, claiming four prestigious awards. These accolades were conferred during the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, hosted at Atlantis The Royal in Dubai on October 15, 2023.

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards is widely recognised as a highly esteemed programme in the global travel and tourism industry. These awards are the ultimate endorsement of excellence, aiming to acknowledge and celebrate accomplishments across all sectors of the travel and tourism industry worldwide.

The titles secured by the Maldives are as follows:

  1. Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination 2023 (also previously won in 2020, 2021, & 2022)
  2. Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination 2023 (also previously won in 2020, 2021, & 2022)
  3. Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination 2023 (also previously won in 2020, 2021, & 2022)

Furthermore, the Maldives luxury resorts has also been won for mostly awards in the highly coveted WTA World’s Category, the most prestigious of all WTA categories.

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

For the fourth consecutive year, Atmosphere Kanifushi was recognised as the Maldives' Leading Family Resort 2023 at the World Travel Awards. This idyllic island offers guests a choice of villas along a 2-kilometre beach and luxurious water villas on a crystal-clear lagoon. Activities such as watersports, snorkelling, complimentary bicycles, and diverse dining options await ravelers.

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Coco Collection

Coco Collection is thrilled to have won multiple accolades at the 2023 World Luxury Hotel Awards. This year, the team is overjoyed to have won big for both properties, Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu.

Coco Bodu Hithi, the chic luxury resort in the portfolio, wins multiple titles, including Best Luxury Honeymoon Resort, Best Luxury Island Resort, and and Best Luxury Resort from the Indian Ocean.

Meanwhile, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, dedicated to the inspiring beauty and natural wonder of the Maldives, wins Best Luxury Beach Resort, Best Luxury Resort, and Best Luxury Sustainable in the Indian Ocean Islands and Indian Ocean's Leading Boutique Hotel Brand 2023.

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Constance Hotels

Maldives' Leading Villa Resort 2023 Constance Halaveli maintains its position as the premier villa resort in the Maldives, for five years running.

Constance Moofushi has won its status as the best Indian Ocean's Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2023 for the last five years. Consistently ranked as the top dive resort Moofushi island as evidenced Indian Ocean's Leading Dive Resort 2023 award.

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Diamonds Thudufushi Beach & Water Villas

Diamonds Thudufushi has been recognised as Maldives’ Leading Beach Resort at the World Travel Awards. Run by PlanHotel Hospitality Group, Diamonds Thudufushi is located in the magnificent South Ari Atoll and is accessible by a 20-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport. This is the all-inclusive resort to discover the Maldives from a centre of excellence, where attention to detail will make your journey unforgettable.

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Fushifaru Maldives

In an illustrious year, Fushifaru has garnered a string of prestigious accolades including the recent reognition as the ‘Best Boutique Resort’ by Travel Trade Maldives and Indian Ocean's Leading Boutique Resort 2023. Moreover, the resort has coveted ‘Traveller Review Award’ from, ‘International Sustainable Award’ at the Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2023 and the ‘Best Hotel Sustainability Progress’ Award at the TUI Global Hotel Awards 2023.

The consistent accolades are testimony of Fushifaru’s fantastic hospitality, activities, restaurants and entertainment, all which have once again been recognised by the traveller community, ranking Fushifaru amongst the best resorts in the Maldives.

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Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

A special place for romance in the Maldives Hideaway Beach has has been awarded the “Maldives Leading Honeymoon Resort 2023” at the 30th annual World Travel Awards This honour highlights the luxury, exceptional service, and unforgettable experiences the resort consistently provides to guests.

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Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island

One of the most exclusive Maldives resort near Male, Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island celebrates auspicious achievements within two of the world’s most prestigious hospitality and culinary awards – the World Travel Awards and the World Culinary Awards.

Named the Maldives' Leading Water Villa Resort 2023 this award celebrates Jumeirah' one-, two-, and three-bedroom overwater villas that are known for their contemporary architecture, private infinity pools and spacious rooftop terraces.

Jumeirah Maldives resort also has taken home three World Culinary Awards each recognizing its Peruvian-Nikkei restaurant, KAYTO – the World’s Best Hotel Restaurant; Indian Ocean’s Best Hotel Restaurant; and Maldives’ Best Hotel Restaurant.

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Lily Beach Resort & Spa

Yhis year Lily Beach Resort & Spa Maldives has won the Maldives’ Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2023 title at the prestigious World Travel Awards. The 5-star resort will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year, so this award has come at a great time to commemorate the incredible 30 years of Lily Beach being a leading all-inclusive resort in the Maldives.

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The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has been voted the winner of three hotly contested categories in the 30th annual World Travel Awards: Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Resort 2023; Maldives’ Leading Luxury Resort 2023; and Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2023, which recognized the resort’s opulent John Jacob Astor Estate. With over 18,500 square-feet of indoor/outdoor living space, the residence is the largest three-bedroom overwater villa in the Maldives.

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The Royal Reserve received the Maldives' Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2023 award at the World Travel Awards 2023. The most exclusive accommodation at OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI, this three-bedroom sanctuary boasts exclusive amenities, complete privacy, and lavish comforts. Features include a private beach, spa pavilion, open-air jacuzzi, gym, pool, exquisite bathrooms, an overwater bar, a room for a nanny, a dedicated Teppanyaki restaurant, and a fully stocked professional kitchen with a wine cellar. Enjoy ultimate Maldives escape and tranquillity to host family and friends

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VARU by Atmosphere

VARU by Atmosphere, a resort naturally blending with the Maldivian environment, earned the title of Maldives' Leading Resort 2023 at the World Travel Awards. Set near Male Airport this 5* star resort invites travelers to experience the brilliant turquoise lagoon, savour authentic Maldivian cuisine, and immerse themselves in the island's unique rhythm.

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Vakkaru Maldives

For the fourth consecutive year, Vakkaru Maldives is honoured to take home three distinguished awards at the 2023 World Travel Awards (WTA). This year, the timeless sanctuary was once again crowned the Indian Ocean Leading Resort, while the Vakkaru Overwater Residence awarded Leading Hotel Suite in the Maldives and Indian Ocean category.

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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has been celebrated in the World Trave Awards 2023 as Indian Ocean's Leading Luxury Island Resort and Maldives' Leading Luxury Island Resort.

Set in one of the most beautiful, sought-after locations in the world, the award-winning Waldorf Maldives resort offers guests unparalleled, bespoke service and unforgettable experiences. From extensive outdoor adventure options, including snorkelling and diving in the fascinating underwater world, to the mesmerising Waldorf Astoria Spa or new Aqua Wellness Centre, guests are spoilt for choice.

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The Maldives has also been nominated for several awards in the highly coveted WTA World’s Category, the most prestigious of all WTA categories. The awards for which the Maldives is nominated include World’s Leading Destination 2023, World’s Leading Beach Destination 2023, World’s Leading Dive Destination 2023, World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2023, World’s Leading Island Destination 2023, and World’s Most Romantic Destination 2023. MMPRC has earned a nomination for ‘World’s Leading Tourist Board 2023’ again this year, following their first win in the same category last year.

Voting for the WTA World Category is open until November 17, 2023. Travel enthusiasts and industry professionals are encouraged to cast their votes in support of the Maldives, a destination that has been named the World’s Leading Destination in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

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