Three Maldives properties named in the Top 100 Hotels list by Elite Traveler

Three properties in the Maldives have been listed in the Top 100 Hotels in the World list by Elite Traveler – the global luxury lifestyle guide to the best hotels, restaurants, travel, fashion, watches, jewellery, jets, yachts and motoring. The three properties from the Maldives are Soneva Fushi, Cheval Blanc Randheli and One & Only Reethi Rah.

Launched this year, the Top 100 Hotels list features hotels from across the world, chosen for their key desirables, including luxury facilities and amenities, and top notch services. ”Highlighting the key desirables from the very best hotels across the globe, this invaluable guide will ensure that the discerning elite traveller knows where to stay and what not to miss out on,” says Elite Traveler.

Soneva Fushi is a barefoot luxury hideaway located within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The iconic resort has bagged several international awards for eco-friendly tourism and green initiatives including the 2017 Green Hotelier Awards for the Asia Pacific region and a spot in the Gold List compiled by Conde Nast Traveler China as the Best Hotel in the Maldives.

Accessible by a scenic 40-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, Cheval Blanc Randheli is a one-of-a-kind exclusive property from the luxury fashion group Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, the creative minds behind some of the world’s most stunning resorts including the Chedi Muscat and many Aman resorts, Randheli marries contemporary aesthetic with the traditional Maldivian craftsmanship.

Surrounded by the wonders of the Indian Ocean, One&Only Reethi Rah makes its home on one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll and offers 128 private resort villas well separated along the shore, either on the beach secluded by lush tropical greenery or set above the clear, protected waters of the lagoon. This resort is also host to seven restaurants and bars and two professional level tennis courts.

The Maldives has become synonymous with luxury escapes and has become globally recognised for the paradisiacal and unique geographical comforts it offers. Featured in numerous travel guides and often highlighted as a must experience vacation for everyone, the Maldives archipelago is home to 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 coral in the Indian Ocean. To view the full list of the Elite Traveler Top 100 Hotels list, please visit elitetraveler.com.