Five luxury resorts in the Maldives have been named winners in the 2017 Gold Circle Awards by Agoda – one of the world’s fastest-growing online booking platforms. The Gold Circle Awards is given to top-performing accommodation partners of Agoda around the world that exemplify the best qualities of the online booking travel experience.

The five properties named winners in the 2017 Gold Circle Awards are Hurawalhi Island Resort, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, and Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa – operated by Crown & Champa – and Thulhagiri Island Resort & Spa and Furaveri Island Resort & Spa.

The Gold Circle Award is marking its 9th year in recognising its accommodation partners, with its selection criteria including consistently stellar customer reviews; competitive pricing and availability; and commitment to delivering a fantastic customer experience.

Announcing the winners of the 2017 Gold Circle Awards Errol Cooke, Vice President -Partner Services at Agoda said: “It’s a great pleasure to announce the winners of the 2017 Gold Circle Awards, which honours excellence in the hotel industry. The number of properties available on Agoda has grown to over 1.6 million worldwide, which has significantly increased the competitiveness and standard across all properties. GCAs are a solid indicator of the level of quality required to stand out.”

According to Agoda, the awards for all 1,552 accommodation partners have been sent. For a full list of winners by country and city, please visit agoda.com/agoda-announces-winners-2017-gold-circle-awards.