The votes are in, well, they were in last week but we still want to celebrate LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas’ success. They were awarded Best Luxury Resort 2020 by Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards, now in its ninth year.

The awards were hosted virtually for the first time and spanned seven days from 23 – 29 November 2020.

“With India being one of the Maldives’ key markets for inbound travel by various available short haul flights, such a prestigious award is not only greatly important for us, but it also shows that even during the most uncertain of times, we never put the hard work and the love for our guests on hold. A massive thank you to each and every one who voted for us, and to Travel + Leisure India for being supportive throughout this turbulent year” said Roshan Radhay, regional director of sales & marketing, Maldives & Middle East.

LUX* South Ari is a pretty forward-looking property – last year they commissioned what was then the largest sea-based floating solar power system. 

It’s also really funky – Hotel Insider visited (too briefly) and was enamored of the resort’s over-water dining compound East Market that sent out heavy Asian street-food vibes.