Maldives Crowned World’s Leading Destination at World Travel Awards 2023
05 December 2023
Shama Rashid

Travel Consultant

Maldives Crowned World’s Leading Destination at World Travel Awards 2023

In a spectacular triumph, Maldives claimed the coveted title of World’s Leading Destination for the fourth consecutive year at the World Travel Awards 2023. The ceremony took place at Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, where we were also awarded the Global Tourism Resilience Award. But the most remarkable wins for the country’s tourism industry were received by our luxurious resorts. Let’s explore some of these celebrated destinations.

Vakkaru Maldives: World’s Leading Luxury Honeymoon Resort 2023

The haven of romance presented as Vakkaru Maldives invites honeymooners to a romantic paradise. With countless adventures, all paired with unbeatable Maldivian views, the island is the perfect honeymoon destination. The overwater Menara Spa has an extensive menu of pampering treatments ideal for couples, and the multiple dining outlets create picturesque moments for lovers. However, it is the One Bedroom Overwater Pool Residence that serves as the pinnacle of indulgence. The residence offers a private infinity pool with panoramic ocean views. A personal butler tends to every desire, ensuring a luxe honeymoon complete with espresso-infused mornings, beachside bicycles, and rejuvenating yoga sessions.

St. Regis Vommuli Resort: World’s Leading Luxury Island Resort 2023

St. Regis Vommuli Resort, crowned World’s Leading Luxury Island Resort 2023, stands as a beacon of extravagance. Located in one of the most exclusive atolls in Maldives, it is also home to the impeccable John Jacob Astor Estate. This three-bedroom overwater villa is the pinnacle of luxury, boasting a private gym, cinema room and spa suites attached to each of the bedrooms. It also features three staff quarters, an infinity pool, a jacuzzi and two plunge pools. The glamorous abodes coupled with bespoke experiences at St. Regis Vommuli set the stage for an unmatched getaway in Maldives. 

Baros Maldives: World’s Most Romantic Resort 2023

Honoured as the World’s Most Romantic Resort for the 11th consecutive year, Baros Maldives serves as an evergreen symbol of romance. The resort paints the ideal picture of a lover’s paradise with a collection of intimate experiences. Picture this: a Robinson Crusoe-inspired castaway picnic on an uninhabited island. Or a breathtaking sunset dolphin cruise, where the Indian Ocean’s marine life dances to its own melody. And the Elemis Romantic Spa Retreat welcomes you to the ultimate relaxing affair. Every moment here promises a lingering memory; from the romantic escapade with candlelit beach dinners to moonlit snorkelling adventures.

Velaa Private Island: World’s Leading Private Island Resort 2023

Velaa Private Island Resort, a five-time winner of the Indian Ocean's Leading Private Island Resort, stands as a testament to privacy and harmony. This tropical paradise is one of the largest private island resorts in the Maldives. The resort does not only offer private residences designed for meaningful moments, but also personal butlers to ensure every detail is perfectly tailored to you. Featuring lush landscapes and interiors, it is a sanctuary promising seclusion and extravagance.

Amidst the notable achievements of Maldivian resorts, another spotlight shines on Trans Maldivian Airways. As the world’s largest seaplane operator, TMA is more than just a transportation facilitator in the country. They are also conductors of extraordinary journeys. At the World Travel Awards 2023, TMA was named the World's Leading Seaplane Operator and Indian Ocean’s Leading Seaplane Operator.

In the grand tapestry of global tourism, Maldives emerges as the ultimate hallmark of quality. The island country sets a benchmark to which all others aspire. The magic echoes through the turquoise waters and pristine beaches, inviting you into a realm where dreams come true. Book your ultimate dream escape with us!