Gili Lankanfushi earns top spot in Traveller’s Choice Award for Best Hotel

GILI_LANKANFUSHIGili Lankanfushi Maldives has earned the prestigious TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award 2015 for Best Hotel in the World.

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, announced the winners of the 13th annual awards on Wednesday, January 21.

According to TripAdvisor, the winners were selected based on millions of traveller reviews, opinions and ratings.

The awards recognised 8,151 winning properties from 98 countries in eight regions around the world.

In addition to the top global award, Gili Lankanfushi was also named the Best Hotel in Asia.

“TripAdvisor’s community of millions of travelers have helped us highlight some of the very best hotels from around the world,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.

“The Travelers’ Choice list of thousands of award-winning properties is perfect to inspire travelers as they think about their 2015 travel plans. From opulent, luxury hotels to budget-friendly B&Bs, those looking for an accommodation can research, compare prices and book a Travelers’ Choice property on TripAdvisor, or any other hotel that meets their travel needs.”

Gili Lankanfushi is located in North Male’ Atoll, a short distance from the international airport.

Other Maldivian resorts among the top 25 hotels on the global list were Cocoa Island by COMO (ranked 6th) and Constance Moofushi (ranked 15th).

Cocoa Island is located in South Male’ Atoll and boasts 33 overwater suites. The luxury resort offers holistic wellness treatments at the COMO Shambhala Retreat, South Indian-influenced cuisine, and world-class diving.

The Constance Moofushi in South Ari Atoll, dubbed ‘Jewel Island,’ features 24 beach villas, 56 water villas, and 30 senior water villas.