The Nautilus Maldives has been recognized amongst the top 3 best resorts in the world by Condé Nast Traveler
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry.
This year, resorts located in Maldives dominated the Top 30 Resorts in The Indian Ocean, filling up a grand total of 26 slots. The Nautilus Maldives was ranked at the top, followed by Naladhu Private Island Maldives in 2nd place, and The Oberoi in Mauritius at 3rd place.
Commenting on this landmark accolade, General Manager of The Nautilus, Mohamed Ashraf, said: “We are immensely grateful and proud to be recognised not only as the best resort in the Indian Ocean, but also amongst the top three best resorts in the world. I would like to express my gratitude to all voters, our guests and to our highly committed team as without them we would not be celebrating this amazing achievement. Thank you all!”
Following LUX* North Male' Atoll in 4th place, Soneva Jani was ranked 5th. The 6th through 10th places were awarded to Joali Maldives, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa and One&Only Reethi Rah respectively. In addition, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives was placed in the 23rd place whereas LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas in the Maldives was awarded the 29th place.
“We are incredibly honoured to have three of our properties awarded this prestigious recognition, which is a testament of our commitment and dedication of providing heartfelt Lighter, Brighter* services that LUX* Resorts & Hotels’ are known for,” said Dominik Ruhl, Chief Operating Officer – EMEA of The Lux Collective.
In addition, The Nautilus Maldives was placed at 3rd place whereas Naladhu Private Island Maldives was placed at 5th place in The Best Resorts in the World category.
"The results of this year’s survey, conducted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, is a testament to the lasting power of a meaningful travel experience", U.S. Editor of Condé Nast Traveller Jesse Ashlock stated.
After almost four months of closure, Maldives reopened its borders on 15th July 2020 and are ready to welcome back tourists from all over the world.