Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi was recognized as the “Leading Surf Resort” by the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) at the gala night hosted in Coco Bodu Hithi on 19th September to celebrate Maldives Travel Awards 2015. MATATO, was founded in 2006 by a group of enthusiastic tour operators in Maldives for the purpose of providing a common platform for local travel agents and tour operators. The Association currently represents more than 50 travel agents and tour operators in the Maldives. Apart from lobbying for and on behalf of the of local travel agents and tour operators, in areas of mutual benefit, MATATO provides the industry with opportunities for international exposure and growth; through capacity and skill development initiatives and active participation in the international travel markets. Launched in 2012, MATATO Maldives Travel Awards is the premier travel event in the Maldives and remains the top recognition of excellence in the travel sector.
This year, more than 100 nominees competed in 29 categories out of which 10 categories were awarded at the special edition of the Travel Awards hosted in Dubai on the 5th of May 2015; where leading travel service providers and some of the top travel brands in Maldives were present. Nominees included local and international hotel brands, airlines, resorts, guest houses and other service providers. More than 20,000 votes were collected through online and SMS platforms, which accounted for 40 percent of the score in each competitive category.
“We applaud the achievement of Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi in been recognized as the leading surf resort in the Maldives; and I would like to congratulate the team for working towards making this possible. Adaaran is solely aimed to discover a paradise hidden away in plain sight, where the sun rises painting the skies in rich orange hues. We ensure that the 37 Ocean Villas exude a world of refinement and luxury coupled with a host of exclusive facilities to savour the mighty traveler. Adaaran Hotels and Resorts will see a great many enhancements been carried out in the years to come in order to maintain its standards to make guest holidays ultra-special” said Mr.Susith Jayawickrama, Managing Director, Aitken Spence Hotels.
Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi offers guests an experience in the tropics beyond compare. The resort is set in 83 acres of lush tropical surroundings on Lhohifushi Island and is blessed with thriving vegetation and pristine waters. In close proximity to the hotel, a world class left hander breaks over a shallow reef making it a surfers’ paradise. Special surf packages too are available which includes accommodation, speed boat transfers and special surfing packages. In order to enhance the surfing experience and improve the service levels to the surfers, the resort has taken numerous measures and enhancements which has helped it bag the award for the Leading Surf Resort in the Maldives.
Aitken Spence is Sri Lanka’s largest resort operator and the largest international hotel operator in the Maldives. The group also manages a portfolio of hotels in India and Oman as well. The company’s resorts operate under the brands Heritance, Turyaa and Adaaran.