St. Regis Maldives scores hat-trick as world’s leading luxury island resort

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has been named the world’s leading luxury island resort for the third consecutive year.

The latest award was presented at the World Travel Awards 2019 Grand Gala, held at Royal Opera House in Omani capital of Muscat on November 28.

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region. World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries and international print and broadcast media.

The St. Regis Maldives has won the ‘World’s Leading Luxury Island Resort’ title since the resort’s opening in 2017.

This year, The St. Regis Maldives was nominated in four other categories as well: World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa, World’s Leading Luxury Resort, World’s Leading Resort Design, and World’s Leading Hotel Website.

The resort was earlier recognised with two regional accolades — Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa and Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Resort — as well as two country-level awards for Maldives’ Leading Luxury Hotel Villa and Maldives’ Leading Luxury Resort, at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, held in June.

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 seven 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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