Google just revealed the most searched travel destination — take a look

There’s one place on this planet getting more attention than any other destination. It’s exotic, luxurious—and incredibility expensive.

It’s the Maldives, the most searched destination this year, according to Google, which recently released the Year in 2019 trend report.

The top five travel destinations include Maldives, Japan, Bora Bora, Las Vegas and Mexico.

Beach at Baros Maldives.

I’m not surprised the Maldives (located in the Indian Ocean) is the top searched destination for 2019. In the past few years alone, dozens of luxury resorts have opened, including Waldorf Astoria and Kudadoo (the most expensive resort with starting rates around $3,200 a night).


Competition among resorts is now fierce. That’s a good thing; you’ll likely see rates drop soon. The last time I was there, I couldn’t believe the number of new resorts opening, and current resorts will now have to sweeten the deal to woo travelers to stay with them, now that they have competing neighbors.

Beach villa at Hurawalhi.

The airport has also expanded due to visitor demand, and in fact, there are 5 new airports opening soon. Again, that’s good news. You’ll find cheaper fares with more airlines coming through. For now, I added a link to Booking Buddy below. This is a great site that lets you compare the airfare on some of the best booking platforms to get you the cheapest rate. I love it.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know Maldives is one of my favorite destinations, so much that I’ve written about it many times, including 4 ways to afford the Maldives, exploring the world’s largest all-glass underwater restaurant and an Ultimate Vacation Guide to Maldives. I even did a video on the craziest things you can find in The Maldives, including the most one-of-a-kind attractions and activities you can’t find anywhere else on this planet.


I’ve visited the Maldives a total of 6 weeks in the past few years, and I can honestly say it’s everything you dream about: Transparent lagoons; oversized, luxury-drenched overwater and beach villas; sand so white you have to squint; perfect weather; private butlers that cater to your every whim; and no crowds of tourists. In fact, it’s frequently a bucket-list favorite, and it’s considered a top 10 dream destination for millennials.

The Maldives is incredibly pristine and not overrun, which is another reason why people want to visit (there’s a trend of people moving away from over tourism, and places where hordes of tourists go).

Scientists say The Maldives will disappear completely due to global warming, and while it may be true, it’s not happening anytime soon (at least, not in our lifetime), so if that’s another reason for you to visit Maldives (before the islands completely disappear!), by all means… let that be your reason!

If you want to learn more about The Maldives, check out our ultimate vacation guide, and don’t hesitate to get in touch in the comments below with any question!

5.8 Undersea restaurant in Maldives.

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Jimmy Im has traveled to 113 countries, stayed in over 600 hotels and has flown a million airmiles. He lives in New York City.

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