Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi and One & Only Reethi Rah, two premium properties in the Maldives, have been listed as 100 best hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine.
The list was compiled by Travel + Leisure magazine, through votes submitted by its readers. Travel + Leisure stated this year’s top 100 winners reflect the resurgence of global jet-setting, especially as European countries reopened their borders to American travelers.
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi was placed third in the list. Travel + Leisure stated that the hotel is a 45-minute yacht sail away from Velana International Airport (VIA) and that it was chosen as its 119 villas come with everything a traveler could want out of a Maldivian vacation including ocean views, private plunge pools, and dedicated butlers, who offer excellent personalised service.
One&Only Reethi Rah resort was tied in fifth place with Royal Mansour Marrakech in Morocco. Travel + Leisure stated that Reethi Rah consists of villas with catamaran nets over the ocean and some with infinity pools, and beach villas surrounded by tropical foliage and white sand.
The magazine for its World’s Best Awards survey asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe, to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels including liveaboards were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.