The Traveler’s Choice Awards determined Gili Lakanfushi in the Maldives to be the top resort. while Cocoa Island and Constance Moofushi were placed on the sixth and fifteenth positions. Baros Maldives, Soneva Fushi, Lux Maldives and Komandhoo Maldives Resort were listed among the 25 best hotels in Asia.
With resorts doing well in the Maldives, taxes too are climbing up. The $6 tax announced in November 2014 is being regarded as revenue to be invested in managing waste from local resorts and other islands. The tax is one of the measures devised in the State Budget for 2015 which would yield more revenue. It will also help add ten more resorts to the current 109 in the Maldives. The tax will be imposed after 11 months of abolishing the $8 per night bed tax. One million tourists visited the Maldives in 2014. While this is a record for the second consecutive year, a turnout of 1.4 million tourists is estimated by the tourism ministry for 2015 and this would be despite the rise in taxes.