The St. Regis Maldives defends highest honour at World’s Best Wine Lists Awards

Decanter wine cellar at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has defended the highest honour in the World’s Best Wine Lists Awards.

Awarding three stars to The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli’s premium wine cellar for the second year, judges noted that the resort’s personalised, hassle free service extends to Decanter as well. It places the individual at its centre; no queues and crowds, they added.

The pride of the elegant underground retreat is their selection of wines dating back to 1755, paired with bespoke menus for romantic dinners and intimate celebrations. These come in the form of ‘Wine Rituals’, a series of themed degustation events and, as always, the undivided attention of the executive chef and sommelier. As a special offering, the sommelier can also take you on a tasting journey to select and pre-book a range of wines to savour throughout your stay.

The collection at The St. Regis Maldives’ Decanter wine cellar features more than 2,000 bottles, including over 615 labels from 23 countries. Comprising a prestigious selection from each decade of the 20th century, Decanter also houses the oldest wine in the Indian Ocean; the 1755 Sercial Campanario from Madeira Portugal.

Now in its fifth year, the World’s Best Wine Lists Awards celebrate the importance of a good selection of wine from around the world. The awards by The World of Fine Wine magazine has become as coveted as the Michelin star rating.

The St. Regis Maldives 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, 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.

The signature Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives promises a transformative journey in an oasis of tropically inspired sophistication. Alighting atop the scintillating waves of the Indian Ocean, the 1,850-square-metre overwater sanctuary features plush furnishings set against white oak interiors to create an ambience of elegant tranquility.

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