NewsOctober 14, 2018

Maldives Ranked in the 31st Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Condé Nast Traveler unveiled the winners of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, airports, and cruise lines in the world.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. This year, we received a recording-breaking number of responses from nearly half a million readers who rated their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.


The Maldives was ranked as the best island in the World under the category of “Top 5 in the rest of the World” and the runner-up for the Best Island in the world. The Readers’ Choice Awards 2018 for the Top Resorts in The Indian Ocean was also all Maldivian resorts.

Top Resorts in the Indian Ocean are :

#1 Naladhu Private Island, Maldives


#2 Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Maldives


#3 Soneva Fushi, Maldives


#4 Velaa Private Island, Maldives


#5 COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives


#6 The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, Maldives


#7 Niyama Private Islands, Maldives


#8 Hurawalhi Maldives Resort, Maldives


#9 Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa, Maldives


#10 Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

The 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards are celebrated in Condé Nast Traveler’s November issue on 16th October newsstands and on online.