Condé Nast Traveler recognised a total of 26 resorts across the Maldives, for its listing of the 'Top 30 Resorts in the Indian Ocean'.
The global travel magazine recently announced its Readers' Choice Awards 2020, which recognizes and reviews thousands of hotels and destinations around the world.
The Nautilus Maldives was crowned the best resort in the Indian Ocean by Condé Nast Traveler, followed by Naladhu Private Island Maldives, which previously took the position in 2019.
Both resorts also achieved 3rd and 5th place, respectively, as the best resorts in the 'World Category'.
"This will certainly be an added advantage in our efforts to increase brand visibility and promote Maldives as the most preferred destination in the world", said Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC)'s Managing Director Thoyyib Mohamed.
The other luxury resorts in Maldives that made the ranking includes:
LUX* North Male' Atoll - #4
Soneva Jani - #5
JOALI Maldives - #6
Anantara Dhigu Maldives - #7
Taj Exotica Resort & Spa - #8
One&Only Reethi Rah - #10
COMO Maalifushi - #11
Velaa Private Island - #12
Baros Maldives - #13
Soneva Fushi - #14
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort - #15
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - #16
Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa, Maldives - #17
Niyama Private Islands Maldives - #18
Constance Moofushi - #19
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu - #20
Cheval Blanc Randheli - #21
Hard Rock Hotel Maldives - #23
Milaidhoo Island Maldives - #25
Anantara Veli Maldives Resort - #26
Coco Bodu Hithi - #27
The Residence Maldives - #28
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort and Villas - #29
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island - #30
"Our 33rd Readers’ Choice Awards represent the first time that you, the voters, made your picks when almost no one was travelling", said Condé Nast Traveler.
"So, the names in this year’s edition are the ones that brought you comfort, that you still connected with long afterwards, that got you through the months without travel".
With over 715,000, this year marked Condé Nast's biggest travel awards since they were launched in 1998.