26 resorts of Maldives awarded as ‘regions best’ by Condé Nast Traveler

The Nautilus Maldives in Baa Atoll of Maldives was crowned as the best resort in the region by Condé Nast Traveler. | Photo: The Nautilus Maldives

Malé, Maldives — Resorts from across the Maldives have managed to secure 26 spots from the ‘Top 30 Resorts in the Indian Ocean’.

According to the global travel magazine, out of the ‘Top 30 Resorts in the Indian Ocean’ of Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2020, 26 resorts were from the Maldives taking up majority of the spots.

While The Nautilus Maldives was crowned as the best resort in the Indian Ocean, this resort has only managed to achieve the 3rd place from the best resorts in the ‘World Category’ of Condé Nast Traveler.

The runner-up for the best resort in the region was also awarded to a resort from the Maldives; Naladhu Private Island Maldives which on 2019 managed to take the first place in the best resort in the region category. This resort has also acheived 5th place for the best resorts in the World Category of Condé Nast Traveler.

The remaining 24 resorts that managed to secure a spot in the Top 30 Resorts in the Indian Ocean are:

  • LUX* North Male’ Atoll – 4th place.
  • Soneva Jani – 5th place.
  • JOALI Maldives – 6th place.
  • Anantara Dhigu Maldives – 7th place.
  • Taj Exotica Resort & Spa – 8th place.
  • One&Only Reethi Rah – 10th place.
  • COMO Maalifushi – 11th place.
  • Velaa Private Island – 12th place.
  • Baros Maldives – 13th place.
  • Soneva Fushi – 14th place.
  • The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort – 15 place.
  • Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas – 16th place.
  • Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa, Maldives – 17th place. 
  • Niyama Private Islands Maldives – 18th place.
  • Constance Moofushi – 19th place.
  • Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu – 20th place.
  • Cheval Blanc Randheli – 21st place.
  • Hard Rock Hotel Maldives – 23rd place.
  • Milaidhoo Island Maldives – 25th place.
  • Anantara Veli Maldives Resort – 26th place.
  • Coco Bodu Hithi – 27th place.
  • The Residence Maldives – 28th place.
  • LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort and Villas – 29th place.
  • Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – 30th place.

“Our 33rd Readers’ Choice Awards represent the first time that you, the voters, made your picks when almost no one was travelling”, said Condé Nast Traveler.

“So, the names in this year’s edition are the ones that brought you comfort, that you still connected with long afterwards, that got you through the months without travel”.

Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), Toyyib Mohamed stated that, “This will certainly be an added advantage in our efforts to increase brand visibility and promote Maldives as the most preferred destination in the world.”