Sun Aqua Pasikudah, owned by Maldives-based Sun Siyam Resorts, has won the award for Sri Lanka’s Leading Beach Resort at World Travel Awards 2017, awarded at Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony. The gala ceremony was held on June 4 at the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.

Sun Aqua Pasikudah competed against Anantara Kalutara Resort, Anantara Peace Haven Trangalle Resort, Avani Bentota Resort & Spa, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa and Vivanta by Taj – Bentota at the voting round.

The event was attended by all the game-changers and trendsetters of Asia and Australasia. It proved to be the ideal ground for networking. The awards portray the commitment and loyalty of the entire Pasikudah team, as service with a passion has been their goal from the very beginning, says a statement by Sun Siyam Resorts.

Located on the beach front, Sun Aqua Pasikudah, an all-suite resort makes the most of its sun-drenched setting with detailed five-star suites, gourmet dining and a fully stocked cellar of Old and New World wines. It offers private excursions to trek through jungles, mountains, underwater terrains and shipwrecks.

Sun Siyam Resorts has a portfolio of boutique luxury resorts operating in the Maldives and Sri Lanka, including the Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives, Olhuveli Beach and Spa Maldives, Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives and Sun Aqua Pasikudah in Sri Lanka.

Since its establishment in 1993, the World Travel Awards have become known as the Oscars of the global travel and tourism industry.