Maldives bags award for World’s Best Dive Destination of 2018

The Maldives wins the prestigious position of the World’s Leading Dive Destination 2018 at the Grand Final of The World Travel Awards held at Pátio da Galé in Lisbon, Portugal. The Maldives once again secured the prestigious position after fierce competition with top tourist destinations such as Seychelles and Mauritius.

World Travel Awards are well-known as the highest and most exclusive award ceremony in the Travel and Tourism Industry. It is also renowned as the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’.

Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. Hospitality leaders from across the globe were presented during the colourful ceremony held in recognition of the best travel destinations of 2018.

In addition to the Destination award, the Maldives won the following awards in a stunning 5 categories:

World’s Leading Airport Resort 2018 – Hulhule Island Hotel, Maldives
World’s Leading Honeymoon Resort 2018 – Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives
World’s Leading Luxury Private Island Resort 2018 – Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
World’s Leading Water Villa Resort 2018 – Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, Maldives
World’s Most Romantic Resort 2018 – Baros Maldives

The Maldives had won prestigious positions in various categories over the years. This year’s awards are yet again another tremendous achievement for the Maldives as a tourist destination. In 2017, over 1.3 million tourist arrivals were recorded to the Maldives which is an increase of 8%. Maldives Tourism visitor survey shows that over 65% of these tourists visit the Maldives for its underwater beauty.