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Maldives Declared 'Best Island Destination' at Travel Weekly Asia 2021 Readers' Choice Awards

Maldives Declared 'Best Island Destination' at Travel Weekly Asia 2021 Readers' Choice Awards
Maldives has been awarded 'Best Island Destination' in the Asia Pacific at the Travel Weekly Asia 2021 Readers' Choice Awards.

Maldives has been awarded the grand title of ‘Best Island Destination’ in the Asia Pacific at the highly esteemed Travel Weekly Asia 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Travel Weekly Asia 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards is a platform that salutes brilliance in the travel industry. Specifically extraordinary travel suppliers in the Asia Pacific who have established pioneering developments and services.

In the past year, 19 awards across three categories were presented to outstanding organizations in recognition of their dedication to providing unparalleled service and excellence despite current circumstances. All nominations were voted on by Travel Weekly Asia’s readers, and endorsed by industry professionals.

Given the ongoing impact of the pandemic, the recognition and celebration of the remarkable resilience, poise and dedication shown by tourism stakeholders and businesses is needed more than ever. Join us in saluting brilliance to the stars of the travel trade by giving them the recognition that they duly deserve.

Irene Chua, Vice President & Group Publisher at Northstar Travel Media in Asia
Also read: Maldives Wins 4 Awards at World Travel Awards 2021

This award joins the Maldives’ extensive collection of accolades. The destination has previously won four prestigious awards in the Indian Ocean Category at the World Travel Awards.

These awards are a testament to the archipelago being one of the safest and top destinations in the world as travel resumes after challenging times during the pandemic.

Feature image by Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

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A Look Back at Taylor Swift & Joe Alwyn’s Maldives Getaway!

Everyone’s talking about The Tortured Poets Department (TTPD, but can we talk about the iconic vacation that Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn took to the Maldives in 2020? Although the pair have parted ways since, and the Swifties got the latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, we are here to get a glimpse into their very last vacation in the Maldives.

The couple at the time, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn jetted off to the Maldives for a romantic New Year getaway. I mean, it can’t get more romantic than the Maldives can it? Although the resort as well as the couple tried to keep the trip under-wraps, Matthew Crane revealed that the couple was vacationing at the beautiful Soneva Jani, after he accidentally performed a Taylor Swift song while she was sitting in the audience.

Where did Taylor Swift Vacation for New Years?

Soneva Jani is one of the most sought after travel destinations in the Maldives. In recent years Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Falchuk, Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson, as well as the Swift couple have visited Soneva Jani for their luxury getaway. Celebrities and travellers alike have fallen in love with this destination over the years. But what makes Soneva Jani so special compared to other Maldives resorts?

Located in Noonu Atoll, this beautiful resort has become popular due to its beautiful water villas that come with slides. The popularity of Soneva Jani is nothing new, as influencers and celebrities have been choosing this destination as their ultimate Maldives vacation spot for years. Every single water villa in Soneva Jani leads you straight from your room to the turquoise blue waters of the Maldives. And although more and more Maldives resorts have started embracing this concept, Soneva Jani is still iconic for introducing this touch to its villas.

In addition to Soneva Jani, guests can also explore Soneva Fushi as well as Soneva’s latest property Soneva Secret.

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