Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi crowned Maldives’ Leading Surf Resort

Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi has been crowned the Leading Surf Resort at the annual Maldives Travel Awards.

Top officials from Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi received the trophy at the Maldives Travel Awards Gala held on Thursday at the resort.

Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi is conveniently located in North Male Atoll, accessible by a 30-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport.

The beautiful surroundings of the island create the backdrop of a pristine tropical paradise and border an immense scenic lagoon with inviting turquoise waters. Set in 83 acres of lush tropical beach on Lhohifushi island, Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi offers 165 land villas and 37 ocean villas, with the resort’s design enabling it to blend into its surroundings.

Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi is particularly noted as a superb destination for surfing, with many avid surfers frequenting the area.

Initiated in 2012 by Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO), Maldives Travel Awards celebrate and honour the best tourism and hospitality products in the Maldives, while fostering relationships with suppliers and local travel agents. From 20 categories in 2012, the awards have now expanded into three editions totalling 55 categories.

This year, MATATO has for the first time branched out the prestigious awards into three categories; the People’s Edition, which recognises successful pioneers and long serving individuals in the tourism industry, a Guesthouse Edition, which celebrates the outstanding performance of the up and coming guesthouse sector, and the Grand Gala, which is exclusive for winners in the categories for resorts, airlines and liveaboards.

As the first event held under the Maldives Travel Awards brand, Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi hosted the People’s Edition on July 13, where 10 individuals were recognised for their immense contributions to the development of the Maldives tourism industry.

The Guesthouse Edition, held in the island of Maafushi on October 30, expanded on the recognitions awarded to guesthouses by MATATO as part of the Maldives Travel Awards, and celebrated the outstanding performance of the guesthouse sector.

The Gala Edition held at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi resort on November 23 recognised the best products and services available in the resorts, airlines and liveaboards segments.

Main photo: Ibrahim Asad

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