Maia wins world’s best beach resort award


Seychelles’ Maia Luxury Resort and Spa

Readers’ choice award of the Russian edition of Conde Nast Traveller – a worldwide and reference tourism magazine – unanimously voted for Seychelles’ Maia Luxury Resort and Spa as the number one beach resort in the world.

This year’s award for best beach resort in the world by Conde Nast Traveller has proven to be tighter than ever as Anse Louis-based Maia Luxury Resort and Spa was competing against the most reputed and glamorous hotels and resorts in the world, namely Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora, Atlantis Palm Hotel and Resort in Dubai and luxury resorts in Bali and the Maldives.

For the Conde Nast Traveller readers’ choice poll there wasn’t any unexpected twist in the race for the best beach resort as Maia Luxury Resort and Spa, a reference of awards recipients in the Conde Nast Traveller and that of a five-star hotel in Seychelles, was a high scorer throughout the competition for the coveted title.

Seychelles’ Maia Luxury Resort and Spa

Maia Luxury Resort and Spa general manager Frederic Vidal flew to Russia on November 15 to receive the award in a prestigious ceremony.

Commenting on the achievement, Mr Vidal said “it’s a blowout victory for the resort currently ranked 12th on the list of reader’s choice of the magazine’s top-100 hotels and resorts in the world”.

The Conde Nast Traveller award ceremony in Russia also announced a complete rundown of winners in all the readers’ choice categories. France’s capital city Paris was nominated the most beautiful city in the world, Emirates representatives flew home with the world’s best airline company award and Changi in Singapore as the world’s best international airport.