At the 12th annual World Luxury Hotel Awards gala held on November 10 at AYANA Resort and Spa in Bali, Finolhu Maldives has been named the leading Luxury beach resort in Indian Ocean Islands.
Established in 2006, World Luxury Hotel Awards is the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury hotel industry offering international recognition as voted by guests, travellers and industry players alike.
Accessible only by boat or seaplane, this upscale island resort is within the Maldives' Baa Atoll biosphere reserve.
With bright, colorful seafront villas that feature thatch roofs, the resort also has free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus outdoor showers and verandas. Upgraded villas include plunge pools and/or private beach access. Posh 2-bedroom villas come with gardens and dining rooms. Some have crystal chandeliers. Room service is also available.
Breakfast is complimentary. Other amenities include a beach club, an upscale restaurant and 3 other bars and restaurants. There's also a tranquil spa, an outdoor pool and water sports. Tennis and diving are available.
Over 300,000 international travellers vote each year, during a four-week period to select the winners. Luxury hotels have the opportunity to participate in the World Luxury Hotel Awards by entering hotel categories that showcase their unique selling points and destinations.