The 25th World Travel Awards held in Lisbon, Portugal in December saw Maldives triumph in a span of categories ranging from World Winners to Indian Ocean Winners categories. Some of the most prestigious awards on the world scale were taken home by the country and its stunning resorts.

These awards include the World’s Leading Dive Destination Award won by Maldives as well as the World’s Most Romantic Resort Award for 2018 won by Baros Maldives. Hulhule Island Hotel also won the World’s Leading Airport Resort while Jumeirah Vittaveli won the award for World’s Leading Honeymoon Resort. World’s Leading Luxury Private Island Resort award was won by Cheval Blanc Randheli. The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort also won the award for World’s Leading Luxury Island Resort

At the epitome of luxury tourism in the Indian Ocean, Maldives saw its place at the top of the industry in the Indian Ocean cemented even further with the impressive collection of awards it won in the Indian Ocean Winners category at the gala ceremony. Maldives as a destination took home the awards for Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination and Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination

The list of winners from the Maldives in the Indian Ocean Winners category is listed below:

Indian Ocean Winners 2018

  • Velana International Airport – Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport
  • The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi – Indian Ocean’s Leading Family Resort
  • JA Resort Manafaru – Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Resort
  • Hulhule Island Hotel – Indian Ocean’s Leading Leisure Hotel
  • The Royal Residence, Jumeirah Vittaveli – Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa
  • The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort – Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Island Resort
  • Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma – Indian Ocean’s Leading MICE Hotel
  • Trans Maldivian Airways – Indian Ocean’s Leading Seaplane Operator
  • Simply Maldives Holidays – Indian Ocean’s Leading Travel Agency
  • Sun Aqua Vilu Reef – Indian Ocean’s Leading Water Villa Resort
  • Baros Maldives – Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort

Separate from the above categories, the gala also hosted awards for resorts within the country as a separate category.

The complete list of winners in Maldives at the World Travel Awards 2018 is listed below:

Maldives Winners 2018

  • Lily Beach Resort & Spa – Maldives’ Leading All-Inclusive Resort
  • Diamonds Thudufushi – Maldives’ Leading Beach Resort
  • Amaya Kuda Rah Maldives – Maldives’ Leading Boutique Resort
  • Anantara Dhigu Resort Maldives – Maldives’ Leading Family Resort
  • aaaVeee Nature’s Paradise – Maldives’ Leading Green Resort
  • Four Seasons Private Island at Voavah, Baa Atoll – Maldives’ Leading Honeymoon Resort
  • Royal Island Suite, JA Manafaru – Maldives’ Leading Hotel Suite
  • Sunset Water Villa, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – Maldives’ Leading Luxury Hotel Villa
  • The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort – Maldives’ Leading Luxury Island Resort
  • Get Into Maldives Travels – Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator
  • Jumeirah Vittaveli – Maldives’ Leading Luxury Villa Resort
  • Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa – Maldives’ Leading Resort
  • Hey Hey Maldives Pvt LTD – Maldives’ Leading Travel Agency
  • Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas – Maldives’ Leading Villa Resort
  • Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa – Maldives’ Leading Water Villa Resort

For more information please visit www.worldtravelawards.com