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73250 16 Oct 2018

Condé Nast Traveler US Names Naladhu Private Island Maldives Best Resort In the Indian Ocean Two Years in a Row

Naladhu Private Island Maldives, Anantara’s sister property, was also ranked #3 Best Resort in the World

Secluded beaches, 20 luxurious houses, kaleidoscopic reefs – Naladhu Private Island Maldives is a vision of tropical perfection. The readers of Condé Nast Traveler US agree. For the second year running, Naladhu Private Island Maldives has been named the Best Resort in the Indian Ocean as well as No 3 in the world in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are considered amongst the travel industry’s most prestigious. More than 300,000 readers nominate their favourite hotels out of the most luxurious and distinguished properties across the globe.

Naladhu Private Island Maldives offers a unique take on the Maldivian experience, with toes-in-the-sand luxury, elegant colonial-style villas, dedicated 24/7 on-call house masters and pristine white beaches. Here, guests can enjoy absolute pampered privacy – a palm-fringed island all to themselves – with the facilities of Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli just across the lagoon. It’s a recipe that has won the heart of every guest to set foot on its shores.

“To be consistently named by Condé Nast Traveler readers as the number one resort in the Indian Ocean is a great privilege,” says Coetzer Deysel, General Manager at Naladhu Private Island, Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli. “We strive to deliver nothing short of the exceptional to our guests, and to receive this award for the second year in a row is testament to our team’s unwavering commitment. We see this second award as encouragement and inspiration to continue refining and enhancing the Naladhu Private Island experience, and we can’t wait to welcome new – and repeat – visitors to our little island to keep showing them what makes us so special.”

While Naladhu Private Island enjoys unanimously positive feedback from guests, and has won a following of loyal repeat customers from around the world, the team is not content to rest on this success. Improvements will continue to be made wherever opportunities arise, with the aim of taking an already outstanding resort experience to unprecedented levels. Additions to some of the houses are just some of the refinements planned for 2019.  


About Anantara: 

Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 35 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Portugal, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East, Africa and South America. The brand’s premier vacation ownership programme, Anantara Vacation Club, extends the opportunity to own a share in the Anantara experience with a portfolio of 8 luxurious Club Resorts as well as travel privileges at partner resorts and hotels worldwide.

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