Maldives wins big in TripAdvisor's top hotels of 2015 awards

A paradisiacal resort in the Maldives composed of stilted, overwater villas has been named the best hotel in the world by TripAdvisor users.

If you're shopping for a luxurious, tropical getaway this year, you might want to take the word of more than 890 travelers who gave the Gili Lankanfushi Maldives a five out of five-bubble rating and helped it snag the top Travelers' Choice award for hotels 2015.

That's no small feat, given the pool of 8,151 properties from eight regions around the globe. Travelers' Choice award winners are determined based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings collected during a single year. Read more