NewsDecember 3, 2019

Maldives wins World’s Leading Beach Destination 2019 at World Travel Awards

The Maldives has won the ‘World’s Leading Beach Destination 2019’ at the World Travel Awards held at Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman on 28th November 2019. The Maldives also bagged the ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination 2019’, ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination 2019’ and ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination 2019’.

The Maldives competed with 15 destinations around the world including destinations from Thailand, Mexico, and the United States to win the ‘World’s Leading Beach Destination 2019’ at World Travel Awards.


World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

The Maldives won a total of 7 awards at this year’s World Travel Awards including the awards won by the resorts. They include:

  • World Leading Airport Resort: Hulhule Island Hotel (HIH)
  • World Leading Honeymoon Resort: JA Manafaru
  • Leading Island Villa: W Maldives
  • Leading Luxury Island Resort: St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
  • Leading Island Hotel, Restaurant: Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Conrad Maldives Rangali Resort
  • World Leading Water Villa Resort: Sun Aqua Vilureef
  • World’s Most Romantic Resort: Baros Maldives