The best hotels of the world
The choice of the best hotels in the world even for the most reputable travel guides is always complicated by subjective criteria. For example, Traveller’s Choice equally appreciates respectable Switzerland and its Grand Hotel Kronenhof, as well as Hong Kong’s The Upper House. And the World Travel Market exhibition, along with the legendary Dubai-based Burj Al Arab, calls the St. Petersburg Grand Hotel Europe one of the best hotels in the world. In our choice, we not only focused on Trip Advisor, TopHotels and Booking ratings, but also paid attention to how legendary hotels usually differ from standard 5-star hotels.
MALDIVES: ANGSANA VELAVARU
Maldives: Angsana Velavaru
They go to the Maldives for the pristine beauty of nature in the heavenly style of “bounty”: the azure ocean, white sand, calm and such colors, as if reality was filtered out on instagram and added contrasts to it. There are plenty of picturesque places and luxury hotels in the Indian Ocean, but the most beautiful is considered to be the most beautiful island of Turtles in Daala Atoll – here is the hotel Angsana Velavaru, owned by the world famous company Banyan Tree Group.
Maldives: Angsana Velavaru
From the beauty of this place you can go crazy – the most virgin territory of the Maldives is almost untouched by tourists. White sand is not just white here – it’s like snow; The blue lagoon glows with crystal clear purity, while the villas and bungalows are immersed in the greenery of tropical plants. The peace, serenity and pacification of this place are especially tangible thanks to the highest service of Angsana – a brand that knows about Asian luxury that its competitors do not know. A unique town on the water at the edge of the reef creates an atmosphere of space soaring above the ocean, where it is equally breathtaking both on a sunny day and on candlelight in the evening. On the island part of the hotel – a classic Maldivian story with private villas in ethnic style, immersed in greenery, with its own access to the beach, breakfasts with parrots, guests sitting down on the shoulders, and stingrays sailing every evening. On the neighboring island, other private villas are modern, made of wood and glass – two-storey luxury houses on stilts that literally grow out of the water. From each villa you can immediately get to the coral reef – the Angsana Velavaru complex is erected in the ocean, where divers from all over the world sail to see the amazing beauty of the underwater world of an island nation.
Maldivian classics, Angsana Velavaru does not disguise asceticism – five luxurious restaurants of the hotel and private beaches with pools will be an excellent entourage for a honeymoon, a wedding ceremony or a holiday with real relaxation. The best of them is Azzurro Restaurant and Bar, which specializes in the freshest fish and lobster, where you can sail from the island by boat. However, for lovers and eager for solitude, the restaurant will prepare a luxurious private dinner on the roof of a private villa – with candles, appliances, waiters and a barbecue brought here to demonstrate the freshness of fish and the quality of cooking.
Awards: Best hotel in the category Indian Ocean’s Leading Diving Resort, World’s Leading Green Resort, Maldives’ Leading Hotel