Maldives crowned ‘World’s Leading Destination’ two years consecutively

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Maldives, the winner of World's Leading Water Villa Resort at World Travel Awards 2021. (Photo/Maldives Finest)

Maldives has been crowned ‘World’s Leading Destination’ at World Travel Awards – the most prestigious honors program in global travel. 

This is the second time Maldives has secured the title; the first time being last year.

Maldives competed with 18 other popular tourist destinations for the title – including Dubai, Greece, Spain, Indonesia and South Africa.

Apart from being crowned as the World’s Leading Destination – Maldives also secured the titles Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination, Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination and Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination.

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) was crowned Indian Ocean’s Leading Tourist Board.

Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) was crowned World’s Leading Seaplane Operator.

Additional world titles won by resorts and hotels operating in Maldives

  •          Leading Water Villa Resort: Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
  •          Leading Airport Resort: Hulhule Island Hotel
  •          Leading Honeymoon Resort: JA Manafaru
  •          Leading Luxury Honeymoon Resort: Vakkaru Maldives
  •          Leading Luxury Island Resort: The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
  •          Leading Luxury Island Villa: Baros Maldives
  •          Leading Private Island Resort: Emerald Resort & Spa
  •          Leading Underwater Hotel Restaurant: Sea @ Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Established in 1993 – World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. The brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. It is also known as the Oscars of the travel industry.