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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.

http://www.dreamingofmaldives.com/

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Asia chose Maldives as Best Diving Sites in the World

2009 and 2010 are the Years of Maldives !

Diver in Maldives jumping in lagoon

Diving in Maldives | Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

The largest diving and beach resort exhibition in Asia, the Marine Diving Fair, was held in Tokyo Japan, from April 2nd until April 04th 2010.

During this 2 days,  Maldives were awarded twice during the Yearly Dive & Travel Awards 2010 Ceremony. The Awards are based on judgement and votes from the thousands of readers of the 2 famous Diving Magazines “Travel Diver” and “Marine Diving” as a “Reader’s Choice Award”.

At the top of the list this year, Maldives won the Awards for :

  • “Best Diving Area” among very strong candidates as the World famous dive favourites Palau in the Pacific Ocean and Ishigaki Island in Japan ( famous for their 65 beautiful and rich diving sites).
  • “Best Dreaming Area” against the fabulous French Polynesia and one more time Palau.

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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.

http://www.dreamingofmaldives.com

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Maldives received runner-up position in Favourite Island Award from Condé Nast Traveller 12th Annual Readers’ Travel Awards

Tropical Paradise

Tropical Paradise| Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

Maldives received runner-up position in Favourite Island Award from Condé Nast Traveller 12th Annual Readers’ Travel Awards.

During the function held at The Royal Institute of Great Britain on Wednesday, 2nd September 2009, the islands of the Maldives received the runner-up award by compete again several island destination receiving an overall score of 95.04 loosing against its rival Sicily, who won the Favourite Island of the year award scoring an overall marks of 95.70.   The highest performance score received for the Maldives was for beaches with a score of 93.68.  Ranking at 3rd place was Barbados who received an overall score of 94.39.  Seychelles and Mauritius was among the Indian Ocean Islands which were listed under this category ranking at 6th and 7th respectively.

Maldives Islands was also listed at 6th on The World’s Top 100 list receiving an overall score of 95.04.  The criteria on which the overall average level of satisfaction is assessed are beaches, climate, environmental friendliness, food/restaurants, people/hospitality, range of accommodation, safety, scenery, value for money and variety of accommodation.

Furthermore, two Maldives Resorts were among the Best Overseas Leisure Hotels in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean category. One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives was ranked at 6th while Soneva Gili by Six Senses, Maldives ranked at 8th receiving a score of 90.66 and 89.56 respectively.  In addition, One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives was among the best 10 Spas in Overseas Hotels receiving a score of 86.26.

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