Maldives has made it to the list of Asia’s top 10 islands by Travel + Leisure.
The bucket list destination made it to the 9th spot with a score of 85.11.
Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated islands according to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value.
With crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, the tropical island nation comprises about 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean.
Always hovering near the top of romantic bucket lists comes the Maldives. The collection of 26 atolls boasts some of the planet’s dreamiest islands, beaches, water and marine life. Visitors can choose from more than 100 resorts, most of which are reached by speedboat or seaplane.
Maldives has also been listed among CNN’s most romantic places to visit around the world.
The destination will restart tourism and reopen borders for visitors from all nationalities from 15th July 2020. Tourists travelling to Maldives will be provided a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival.
A confirmed booking in a tourist establishment registered with the Ministry of Tourism, prior to travelling to the Maldives is mandatory.
Tourist resorts, liveaboard vessels and hotels located on uninhabited islands are open for bookings starting from July 15, 2020.
Guest houses and hotels located on inhabited islands will be open for bookings starting from August 1, 2020.