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WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2010 , Maldives scoops most of the Awards

WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2010 , Maldives scoops most of the Awards

Maldives aerial view

Maldives aerial view


There is no other country in the World like The Maldives.
Located astride the equator, south of India and west of Sri Lanka, the all country unique specificity resides in the Geography made of an exclusive formation of natural atolls, sandy islands and reefs stretching along 823 km (511 miles) but occupying only an area of just 300 sq km (116 sq miles).
With an average ground of 1.5 meter above the sea level, the country is today endangered by the global sea level rising.
All land above the surface in the Maldives is of coralline origin.
The beauty of their lagoons and sandy beaches along with their splendid aerial views make the Maldives an Absolute Paradise.
The origin of the word “atoll ” itself derives from the Dhivehi language of the Maldives “Atholhu” and is now used in many languages worldwide.
In 2010 World Travel Awards, they have been again honored with numerous prestigious Awards :
Awards to Maldives:
Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination: Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Boutique Hotel: Cocoa Island, Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination: Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel: Baros Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Indian Ocean’s Leading Spa Resort: W Retreat & Spa, Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Travel Agency: Vermillion International Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Villa: Baros Residence, Baros Maldives
Indian Ocean’s Leading Water Villa Group: Adaaran Prestige Resorts
Maldives’ Leading Hotel: Kurumba Maldives
Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator: Skytours Maldives
Maldives’ Leading Resort: Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
Maldives’ Leading Spa Resort: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Maldives’ Leading Villa: Anantara Resort Maldives
Maldives’ Leading Water Villas: Adaaran Prestige Water Villas


Congratulation to Maldives and the winning Resorts.

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Aerial Photo of the Maldives, this morning…

Photo of the Maldives from the sky,flying this morning with Maldivian, the National Company.
We wanted to share with you what we saw from the plane this morning, flying from extreme South to Male. 10 years flying above these marvels, and we never get bored…Aren’t they Georgeous ?

Maldives aerial photo

Aerial Photo of the Maldives | Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

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The Maldives, 4th in the finalists of the Vote for the New 7 Wonders of Nature

Maldives aerial photo of the islands

Maldives aerial photo | Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

Have you ever heard of The World 7 Wonders ?

Can you name them ?…No ?
So here is the list :
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Lighthouse of Alexandria
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

This famous list will surely remain forever the same in the memories.
But, what is the point with Maldives ?  Well, if you want to know more, read carefully the following:

The New7Wonders Foundation was established in 2001 by the Swiss-born Canadian filmmaker, author and adventurer travel lover Bernard Weber to contribute to the protection of the worlds human-built and natural heritage and to foster respect for our planet’s diversity and beauty.

The finalist list is essentially based on votes from World citizens like you and me.

This project offers 2 possibilities of listing :

The Official New 7 Wonders of the World.

and  

The Official New 7 Wonders of Nature.

The Maldives are officially in the 28 finalists and remain ranked as 4th for the past weeks !

The Reserve List contains nominees from the second phase of the Official New7Wonders of Nature that qualified as one of the top 77 nominees from over 440 nominees participating.

Here on Dreaming of Maldives Blog, we obviously wish that Maldives would finish in the top 3.
Do you also believe that Maldives should be at the top of this original and beautiful list ?

So, just click on the link www.new7wonders.com, and you will be automatically redirected  to the new7Wonders website.

Follow the steps to vote (-attention : you must register to vote – ) for Maldives and your 6 other favorite Nature Wonders !

Maldives 7 Nature Wonder

Vote for Maldives as 7 Nature Wonder

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Maldives 2010 Wall Calendars with spectacular photography of the Maldivian Islands

Maldives 2010 Wall Calendars with spectacular photography of the Maldivian Islands

Maldives 2010 Wall Calendar

Maldives 2010 Wall Calendar

Calendar Maldives 2010

Calendar Maldives 2010

12 MONTHS 2010 MALDIVES CALENDAR

TROPICAL CALENDAR FEATURING 14 HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS OF MALDIVES

This oversized Wall Calendar offers spectacular Photography along with easy-to-read grids. Maldives Aerial Photography, Beaches, Islands, Lifestyle …

Includes 2 Extra pages for personal Notes. ENGLISH/ DEUTSCH/ FRANCAIS/ ITALIANO

Format : Size closed : 25 x 25 cm. Size open : 25 x 50 cm. Standard wall binding stapled. Cover Glossy laminated Paper. Silk Color Paper.

PRICE : 9 Euro.

Exc.5 Euro sending costs by registered post. Worldwide Delivery. Delivery times Inside Europe and UK: 3 to 5 working days/ Outside Europe and UK: 3 to 7 working days.

Special offer on shipping costs for more than 2 ordered calendars : Order 2 calendars and pay only 1 shipping cost. Order 3 up to 5 calendars and pay only 2 shipping costs :  http://www.dreamingofmaldives.com/Maldives-calendar.html

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The Maldives, the smallest and the most paradisiac country in Asia

Maldives Islands and Atolls

Maldives Islands and Atolls| Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

There is no other country in the World like The Maldives.
Located astride the equator, south of India and west of Sri Lanka, the all country unique specificity resides in the Geography made of an exclusive formation of natural atolls, sandy islands and reefs stretching along 823 km (511 miles) but occupying only an area of just 300 sq km (116 sq miles).
With an average ground of 1.5 meter above the sea level, the country is today endangered by the global sea level rising.
All land above the surface in the Maldives is of coralline origin.
The beauty of their lagoons and sandy beaches along with  their splendid aerial views make the Maldives an Absolute Paradise.
The origin of the word “atoll ” itself derives from the Dhivehi language of the Maldives “Atholhu” and is now used in many languages worldwide.
In 2009, they have been again honored with numerous prestigious Awards as the :
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Family Resort
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Resort
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Brand
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Resort
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Spa Resort
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Travel Agency
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Villa
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Water Villa Group

Owing to the many beautiful diving grounds of the numerous atolls of the Maldives, this country has also been marketed as a prime destination for scuba divers worldwide.

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Maldives Photo of the Week

Maldives aerial  photo by Sakis Papadopoulos

Maldives aerial photo by Sakis Papadopoulos

In Maldives there are 1.192 picture-perfect islands arranged in 26 atolls. Ninety of them have been transformed into dreamy island getaways, sheltering honeymooners, families and the jet-set.

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World Travel Awards – Indian Ocean 2009 – Indian Ocean Leading Villa- Island Hideaway Maldives

Island Hideaway Maldives photography by Sakis

Island Hideaway Maldives photography by Sakis Papadopoulos

Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives is the Winner of the “Indian Ocean Leading Villa” of the 16th World Travel Awards, voted by travel agents worldwide.

Island Hideaway Maldives photography by Sakis

Island Hideaway Maldives photography by Sakis Papadopoulos

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