Victors in Luxury Travel: The World’s Best Awards 2019

//Victors in Luxury Travel: The World’s Best Awards 2019

Victors in Luxury Travel: The World’s Best Awards 2019

This year’s Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards highlighted the crème de la crème of luxury travel around the world, seeing Morocco and Greece rightfully featuring on the winner’s podium. Niamh Kealey reports...

Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco (pictured above), triumphed with the title of No. 1 Resort Hotel in North Africa and the Middle East. The resort belongs to Virgin Limited Edition, under Jon Brown as Managing Director. He spoke of the award: “It is such an honour for Kasbah Tamadot to be named No.1 … We were very fortunate to have won this prestigious award in 2017 and we are incredibly proud to be voted number one again in 2019”. 

Authentic Moroccan Dining at Kasbah Tamadot
Authentic Moroccan Dining at Kasbah Tamadot

Situated in the spectacular Atlas Mountains, Morocco, the Kasbah Tamadot is owned by Sir Richard Branson, acquired during one of his famous ballooning expeditions. The 28 rooms are decorated to reflect the building’s beautiful architecture, featuring globally sourced antiques which contribute to its deserved recognition. 

Poolside at Kasbah Tamadot
Poolside at Kasbah Tamadot

Jacqueline Gifford, Editor in chief of Travel + Leisure, said: “For 24 years, our readers have been voting in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards … I congratulate all of this year’s winners, who have worked so hard to be among the world’s best.”

Idyllic Suites at Sunset
Idyllic Suites at Sunset

Fly East to the Greek Cyclades to discover the honeymoon heaven-on-earth Canaves Oia, which passed the post in a bid to win two prestigious titles in the Awards. 

Canaves Oia's Fresh Interiors
Canaves Oia’s Fresh Interiors

The secret ingredient for this flourishing, boutique brand is its smallest and newest property, Canaves Oia Epitome. The small-scale 24 villa property has exceeded all expectations since opening in May last year. The dazzling property has paved its way to international acclaim, sweeping ‘Best Resort in Europe’ and ‘Best Resort in Greece’ in the Travel + Leisure awards.

Contemporary Design
Contemporary Design

Such ground-breaking accolades after mere months of being in business are regarded a hallmark of hospitality excellence. The five-star plunge pools, private alfresco dining options and overall value brings much to be celebrated. The positioning of the newcomer on Santorini is unbeatable, within walking distance to Oia’s Katharos Beach. Perched above the picturesque fishing town of Ammoudi, views comprise whitewashed buildings and cerulean blue sea. Infancy aside, Canaves is no stranger to attention, also reaching No.1 in Condé Nast Traveler’s ‘Top 30 Resorts in Europe’. Moreover it placed #34 in the category of ‘Top 100 Hotels and Resorts in the world’ – undoubtedly worth visiting.


Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2019

The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards are decided by the publication’s readers, who rate hotels, airlines, airports, locations and more in consideration of a variety of aspects. The Editor in Chief describes these awards as ‘a global collection of the top’ in these categories – making the awards a truly customer-based and commendable achievement. 


Kasbah Tamadot 
Tel: 0800 716 919 (UK toll free) or +44 (0) 208 600 0430
Email: [email protected]

Canaves Oia
Tel: +30 22860 71435
Email: [email protected]

For more on luxury travel destinations, see our latest issue HERE. Visit Northeast Mallorca for unmatched tranquility or the PGA Catalunya – for golfers and gastronomes alike.


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