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Travellers’ Choice Awards
Travellers’ Choice Awards

Best of the Best Hotels

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The Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive resort set against turquoise waters and lush tropical scenery. Choose from luxe rooms or stunning water villas, both featuring private pools and incredible views. Plenty of activities await, like windsurfing, snorkelling, and even an outstanding scuba diving experience. With four restaurants managed by an executive chef, there's no shortage of spots to have a fantastic meal. With a friendly staff, the resort a popular choice for honeymooners and special celebrations.
What travellers love most
 Infinity pool
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very beautiful island, with an abundance of nature. The staff is very responsive, they helped me with any questions I had. I would especially like to mention Elena, who made my vacation personalized down to the smallest details. Recommending this hotel as must have to visit 🩵
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is absolutely stunning. To add to it, the staff take it to an altogether different level. They are so hospitable and courteous! Anything that you need, they will do their best to make it happen. We traveled with our 8 month old infant, and they did everything to make us feel at home. The F&B is fantastic- buffet at the main restaurant is phenomenal- one of the best in Maldives for sure. The Asiatique restaurant kicks a solid punch as well. All in all, we had a wonderful holiday and would definitely return soon!
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Welcomed back to Emerald for our third visit like friends. It’s hard to write a short review so apologies in advance. As always the villa was impeccable and beautifully presented and cared for by Moddy. A lovely man who honestly couldn’t do enough to make sure we were happy. I had my birthday here this time and back at the room with an amazing presentation of balloons and flowers. I enjoyed our towel animal every day. I looked forward to seeing what it would be! Our villa host HASiR was so wonderful. He really looked after us and made sure we were happy all the time. We didn’t need to ask for much as everything is always great, but the few items we did ask for were sorted out super quick time. Maldivian night on Monday was amazing. The gala dinner was fantastic with unlimited lobster prawns and what feels like 100’s of other options, it’s amazing but so hard to decide what to have!! The managers cocktails is a great start to an evening. The staff are super nice, the cocktails and canapés are excellent and the sunset is beautiful at that time. The chef in charge this time was different with vacations, he was super lovely and really helpful and attentive in getting to know each guest. I had the pleasure of talking with him quite a few times. All the restaurants at this hotel are amazing. Beach grill the staff, Amjadh, Giri & Ravi are super efficient helpful professional and kind. The food is great. Lunch and dinner food and service is amazing. Warm brownie and ice cream 🤭 don’t miss that at lunch! Amazonica Sam looked after us so well. I celebrated my birthday here and Sam made such a special occasion. The chef here is amazing at explaining the dishes and came to check we’d enjoyed our food. Food is delicious! Asiatique food is amazing. We missed Nitin this time. His happy friendly helpful face. Tapanyaki is so good, a great evening,make sure you try it. Regular menu is also amazing. Hard to chose from such a lovely list. Tom Yum soup, my absolute favourite. Wish they had that at Aqua lunch. Aqua buffet restaurant. This is our personal favourite. Breakfast is so vast it’s hard to decide what to have but also on top of all the buffet the staff offer ‘anything else we don’t have, we can make for you’. Amjadh got me French toast it was epic. Lunch time there is 30+ different salads, fresh fish and meat to be grilled fresh for you, curries, fresh breads, daily soup, fresh pasta station, sushi, vegetables, rice, potatoes, stir fry’s, fruit, 15+ deserts… I’ve probably forgotten the rest but it’s an EPIC display of food. Dinner is even more impressive with different themes each night. Not to be missed at lunch time or dinner. The team at Aqua are all super special. Raj, Sam, Deepak, Alok, Perla. For those I haven’t mentioned, I also include them. Everyone at Aqua is lovely. The hygiene and cleanliness of Aqua is also amazing. They’re always walking round checking everything. At the sunset bar Manik (and everyone) was so lovely and quick to offer drinks and bring more drinks. We loved the sunset bar in the day time and for pre-dinner drinks each night. Lots of impressive wines to suit every taste. All new sommelier from our last visit but all three super nice. Jeeves Shiva and Yasif were always filling us with amazing wines, knowledge, jokes and happy times. I hope all of them are here next time we come. One of the great things about Emerald is your vacation can start before you arrive. Download the app and if you haven’t booked direct you can email reception and ask for the log on reference. They always reply super quickly and you can start to book spa treatments and restaurants and view all menus, drinks etc. THANK YOU Emerald for another amazing stay. We look forward to our fourth visit! Steph & Adrian.
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The resort has friendly staff and neat facilities. The restaurant serves plenty of delicious meals, and there are many kinds of food that you can eat without getting tired of staying long. It offers various excursions, so you won't get bored while you're at the resort.
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Emerald resort spa made my first trip to maldives unforgettable!! From the resort it self to the amazing staff, how they welcomed us to how they said good bye, was just fantastic!! Our villa host Hasir was really helpful to us and made everything much easier Definitely will recommend and come again.
    Reviewed June 2024

5.0 of 5 bubbles5,162 reviews
With a convenient location in the heart of the city, Taj West End offers a unique blend of luxury, nature, and top-notch amenities. Guests can enjoy a great meal at the on-site restaurant, as well as amenitites such as a gym, spa, salon, and outdoor pool. The hotel is known for its excellent hospitality and staff of seasoned professionals, helping to ensure a fantastic stay.
What travellers love most
 Outdoor pool
 Breakfast in the room
5.0 of 5 bubbles3,149 reviews
Stylish rooms, excellent amenities, fabulous service—Golden Temple Residence has it all. The hotel's central location makes it easy to explore the city's iconic must-sees, yet it's nicely tucked away so you can enjoy a peaceful night's rest. After a day of sightseeing, hit the spa or unwind in the pool with a lovely swim-up bar.
What travellers love most
 Pool with view
 Wine / champagne
4.5 of 5 bubbles11,021 reviews
Rixos Premium Belek - The Land Of Legends Access has it all for a restful yet thrilling getaway. Treat yourself to rejuvenation with a spa, sauna, and indoor and outdoor pools. Or, party away at the resort's on-site nightclub. There are children' activities and pools for the little ones, while adults can partake in fishing or tennis and fitness classes. Plus, the hotel's private beach makes for the perfect sunbathing spot. You’ll feast on excellent food at the various restaurants and bars, and feel at ease on the well-kept grounds. This luxurious hotel won't disappoint for your next trip.
What travellers love most
 Heated pool
 Steam room
 Poolside bar
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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,022 reviews
Nayara Springs is set against some truly stunning natural surroundings with well-appointed accommodations. There's no shortage of activities, including hiking, horseback riding, yoga, and bicycle tours—and for a little relaxation, choose from seven spring-water pools or head to the spa, sauna, or steam room. But what truly sets Nayara Springs apart is the exceptional staff and beautiful views.
What travellers love most
 Plunge pool
 Hot spring bath
 Happy hour
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,810 reviews
Palladium Boutique Hotel puts comfort first with luxe accommodations and excellent customer service. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool or visit the spa, sauna, or steam room. The restaurant on the property is known for its fantastic food and chic ambiennce—and as an added confenience, the hotel offers complimentary transportation.
What travellers love most
 Hot bath
 Bar / lounge
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,812 reviews
Banyan Tree Cabo Marques shows off breathtaking architecture, including modern villas and private pools. Its unique setting on a cliff overlooking Puerto Marquez Bay offers amazing views, while spacious rooms with luxurious amenities give guests everything they need to relax (plus there's a spa, if you want to really unwind). The attentive staff provides personalised service, for a memorable experience that balances relaxation and excitement, all while preserving the natural beauty of the environment.
What travellers love most
 Rooftop pool
 Butler service
5.0 of 5 bubbles4,088 reviews
Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco, is a well-maintained, historic facility that features some pretty amazing artwork (fun fact: It was once a 400-year-old palace). It's close to the major tourist sites, but on the property, guests can unwind in the luxurious spa or enjoy the various dining options, including a pretty fantastic breakfast buffet. The exceptional staff is always ready to assist, even providing boot cleaning services.
What travellers love most
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,836 reviews
Just a short walk from Franschhoek's main street, Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is a peaceful escape. With only nine uniquely styled suites, the hotel is known for its top-notch service, and warm hospitality. Amenities include a saltwater pool, heated pool, and plunge pool, plus activities such as horseback riding and bicycle tours. The luxe, organic furnishings make for a comfortable stay, while the legendary breakfasts and open-bar happy hour mean you might never want to leave.
What travellers love most
 Saltwater pool
 Wine / champagne
5.0 of 5 bubbles2,241 reviews
Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui has a boutique feel with tons of amenities. Guests enjoy their spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and beautifully designed bathrooms—all set against beautiful surroundings. Take a stroll on the private beach or enjoy the saltwater and infinity pools. There's also a spa and sauna, where you can relax and unwind. Two standouts: Their amazing butler service and professional photography add a personal touch to every visit.
What travellers love most
 Private pool
 Yoga room
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,730 reviews
At the Hotel Alpin Spa Tuxerhof, you can enjoy a blend of relaxation and adventure. Guests can take advantage of the indoor and outdoor pools, steam room, and an outstanding spa, or head outdoors for hiking, skiing, and bike tours. But the real draw? The hotel's generous rooftop terrace shows off gorgeous mountain views and a saltwater pool.
What travellers love most
 Indoor pool
 Rooftop terrace
 Evening entertainment
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful beach
Excellent beach. Crystal clear turquoise sea, golden sand. Cafe at the top of the stairs, donuts on the beach. A real gem.
Reviewed August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles4,422 reviews
NANNAI Muro Alto is a luxe resort set against an impressive natural landscape. Guests appreciate the beautiful accommodations, private pools, and beach access—not to mention its amazing restaurant and on-site spa. There's no shortage of activities, from snorkelling and hiking to tennis and mini golf. With a peaceful vibe, personalised experiences, and exceptional service, this hotel stands out for all the right reasons.
What travellers love most
 Adult pool
 Swimup bar
 Entertainment staff
5.0 of 5 bubbles2,236 reviews
Luxury Villa Excelsior Parco boasts well-appointed rooms and fantastic sea views. There's plenty to do: relax at the outdoor pool and enjoy the view, or head outside for snorkelling or boating. Guests also enjoy the rooftop restaruant and bar—not to mention a convenient complimentary shuttle service that goes to the town centre and marina area.
What travellers love most
 Rooftop bar
 Car hire
 Pool with view
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,470 reviews
With cosy accommodations, including spacious and well-appointed rooms, Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel is a beautiful option for travellers. It has tons of features like a private beach, lush outdoor pool, and a peaceful infinity pool. There's lots of outdoor activities like canoeing, diving, and tennis—or guests can find time to unwind at the well-maintained spa. What sets this place apart is the outstanding attention to detail, welcoming atmosphere, and stunning decor.
What travellers love most
 Adults only
5.0 of 5 bubbles738 reviews
Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel, Anguilla, is set on a private beach with an idyllic setting and stunning views. With a variety of accommodations, you'll find spotless and well-designed rooms that cater to your needs. The hotel has a pool, fitness centre, tennis court, and even offers horseback riding and snorkelling. You can also join walking tours or try your hand at fishing. The on-site restaurant serves delicious meals, while the warm hospitality of the staff ensures a pleasant stay. Don't forget to take advantage of their unique nightly sabering of champagne and bicycles for exploring the area.
What travellers love most
 Kids club
 Outdoor pool
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