St. Regis Maldives crowned World’s Leading Luxury Island Resort

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has been crowned World’s Leading Luxury Island Resort at the 24th annual World Travel Awards.

At the red carpet event that took place Saturday evening at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay in Vietnam, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort received three awards: World’s Leading Luxury Island Resort, World’s Leading Luxury New Resort and World’s Leading Resort Design.

Meanwhile, the resort’s Iridium Spa won three awards at the 3rd annual World Spa Awards held alongside the World Travel Awards grand finale. They were: World’s Best Spa Design, Indian Ocean’s Best Resort Spa and Maldives’ Best Resort Spa.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is nestled on a private island in the secluded Dhaalu atoll, amidst thriving marine life. Just 40 minutes from the main Velana International Airport by seaplane, guests are transported to a newfound paradise.

Designed with great respect to its natural surroundings, the resort is surrounded by a large house reef and the island is defined by several distinct ecological areas: lagoon, beach coastal and jungle. At The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, guests have the luxury of staying in one of the 77 island and overwater villas, shrouded in lush tropical flora, each with a private pool.

There are six distinct dining venues, including an Asian specialty restaurant, a modern Italian restaurant that features a grand staircase, an underground wine cellar restaurant, a shack style restaurant, a signature overwater bar that rolls out stunning views of dramatic sunset, and a pop-up restaurant in the middle of the resort.

Additionally, guests can also enjoy the Iridium Spa, which presents six overwater treatment rooms, including two that are dedicated to healing Ayurvedic treatments. Spa guests can also enjoy a Blue Hole pool, which contains heated seawater with different water jets – a system with proven benefits to the body.

World Travel Awards is known as the Oscars of the travel industry, and is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Launched in 2015 by the World Travel Awards as a sister programme to the World Ski Awards and World Golf Awards, World Spa Awards is focused on the rapidly evolving spa and wellness sector. It is designed to drive up standards within spa tourism by rewarding the organisations that are the leaders in the field.

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