Maldives has won 31 awards at this year’s South Asian Travel Awards.
The SATA is one of the most prestigious tourism awards in South Asia. The 6th edition of SATA was held in Maldives. Faisal Naseem, Vice President of Maldives, was the special guest at the award ceremony.
Six South Asian countries competed for this year’s SATA; India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Maldives.
This year’s awards were opened in 39 categories. More than 500 businesses from six countries were nominated for the awards. This year’s SATA have been endorsed by more than 15 businesses in Maldives and abroad.
The 2021 SATA have been canceled due to the COVID-19. Thus, last year’s nominees have been nominated for this year’s award.
The 2020 SATA were held online. In 2019, the awards ceremony was held in Sri Lanka. In 2018, the awards ceremony was held in India, 2017 in Maldives and 2016 in Sri Lanka.
The 31 awards won by Maldives include:
- Leading Honeymoon Destination – Maldives
- Best CSR Program – Dusit Thani Maldives
- Leading Adventure Provider – Best Dive Pvt
- Leading Liveboard – Scuba Spa Maldives
- Leading Beach Winner – Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru
- Leading Dive Center Brand – Dive Point Maldives
- Leading GSA – Ace Aviation Maldives
- Leading Tourist Transfer Provider (Air) – Trans Maldivian Airways
- Leading Surf Hotel Resort – Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi
- Leading Travel Agent Outbound – Ace Travel Maldives Pvt
- Leading Family Resort – Dusit Thani Maldives
- Leading Designer Hotel Resort – Cocoon Maldives
- Leading PSA – Ace Travel Maldives
- Leading Dive Resort – Adaaran Select Meedhupparu
- Leading Yacht Marina Resort – Crossroads Maldives
- Leading Tourist Provider Land & Sea – Jalboot Maldives
- Leading Liveaboard Brand – Voyages Maldives
- Leading Airport Hotel – Equator Village
- Leading all inclusive resort- Heritage AR
- Leading Beach Resort – Sun Island Resort & Spa
- Leading Boutique Hotel Resort – Reveries Maldives
- Leading Business Hotel – Maagiri Hotel
- Leading Eco Friendly Resort – Lux South Ari Atoll
- Leading F&B Resort – Centara Grand Resort & Spa
- Leading Guesthouse Tourist Inn – Reveries Maldives
- Leading Heritage Hotel – Equator Village Maldives
- Leading Luxury Hotel Resort – Lux South Ari Atoll Maldives
- Leading Wedding Hotel Resort – Cocoon Maldives
- Leading Wellness Resort – Heritance Aarah
- Most Romantic Resort – Summer Island Maldives