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2016 Wellness Travel Awards :: 2016 Winners

THE 2016 WINNERS

The 2016 Wellness Travel Awards were given to the top properties on six continents, in 41 countries and regions, along with the top 10 properties in each of 20 categories. This year, 388 finalists competed for top honors, and consumers cast over 130,000 ballots for their favorite properties.

CRYSTAL AWARDS= Spafinder Property

Crystal Awards are given to the top spas, hotels/resorts and retreats that offer exceptional wellness experiences on six continents. Here are the winners:

Best in Africa

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat
South Africa

Best in Asia

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa
Thailand
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Best in Australia, New Zealand & Oceania

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
Australia
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Best in Europe

SHA Wellness Clinic
Spain
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Best in North America

Rancho La Puerta
Mexico
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Best in South & Central America

Lapinha SPA
Brazil
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The top five Crystal Award finalists for each continent can be viewed here.

COUNTRY AWARDS= Spafinder Property

Country/Region Awards are given to the top spas, hotels/resorts and retreats that offer exceptional wellness experiences in 41 countries and regions. Here are the winners:

Best in Argentina
Cielo Spa - Four Seasons Hotel
Buenos Aires

Best in Australia
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
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Best in Austria
Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt

 

Best in Brazil
Lapinha SPA
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Best in Cambodia
Song Saa Private Island

Best in Canada
Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa

 
 

Best in China
Four Seasons Hotel
Hong Kong

Best in Croatia
Vitality Hotel Punta

 
 

Best in France
SPA THE PENINSULA PARIS
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Best in Greece
Divani Apollon Palace and Thalasso
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Best in Germany
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa / Villa Stéphanie
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Best in India
Ananda in the Himalayas
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Best in Indonesia
COMO Shambhala Estate
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Best in Ireland
VOYA Seaweed Baths

 

Best in Italy
Verdura Resort

 

Best in Japan
Amanemu

 
 

Best in Macau
Zensa Spa at Studio City
Macau

Best in Malaysia
The St. Regis Langkawi

 
 

Best in Maldives
Six Senses Spa Kunfunadhoo
Soneva Fushi Resort

Best in Mexico
Rancho La Puerta
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Best in Morocco
La Mamounia, L'Hôtel De Marrakech

 

Best in New Zealand
Aro Hā

 

Best in Peru
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Best in the Philippines
El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island

 
 
 

Best in Portugal
Six Senses Douro Valley
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Best in Singapore
ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa

 

Best in South Africa
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

 

Best in Spain
SHA Wellness Clinic
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Best in Sri Lanka
Tri Lanka

Best in Switzerland
Clinique La Prairie

 
 

Best in Tasmania
The Henry James Art Hotel
Hobart

Best in Thailand
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa
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Best in Turkey
Richmond Nua Wellness Spa
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Best in the United Kingdom
Ragdale Hall Health Hydro & Thermal Spa

 

Best in the United States
Canyon Ranch in Tucson
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Best in Vietnam
Fusion Maia Resort, Da Nang

 
 
 

REGION AWARDS= Spafinder Property

Best in the Caribbean
BodyHoliday Saint Lucia
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Best in Central America
Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa
Costa Rica

 
 
 

Best in Eastern Europe
LifeClass Hotel & Spa
Slovenia

Best in the Middle East
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
United Arab Emirates

 

Best in the Nordic Countries
Blue Lagoon
Iceland

 
 

CATEGORY AWARDS= Spafinder Property

Category Awards are given to the top 10 spas, hotels/resorts and retreats that offer exceptional wellness experiences in each of the 20 categories below. Here are the winners, which are listed in alphbetical order:

Best for Affordability/ Budget

  • Aqua Sana Spa - Center Parcs Woburn Village
    United Kingdom

  • Blackstone Hotsprings Lodging & Baths
    United States

  • Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa
    Costa Rica

  • Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa
    United States
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  • Green Mountain at Fox Run
    United States

  • Green Valley Spa & Resort
    United States
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  • New Life Hiking Spa
    United States
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  • Nordik Spa-Nature
    Canada

  • Oaks at Ojai
    United States

  • Ragdale Hall Health Hydro & Thermal Spa
    United Kingdom

Best Ahead-of-the-Curve Innovation

  • BodyHoliday Saint Lucia
    Caribbean
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  • Clinique La Prairie
    Switzerland

  • Faena Hotel Miami Beach
    United States

  • Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
    United States
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  • Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
    Switzerland
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  • Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa
    Thailand
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  • Miraval Resort & Spa
    United States
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  • SHA Wellness Clinic
    Spain
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  • Sunrise Springs Resort: A Wellness Oasis
    United States
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  • Verdura Resort
    Italy

 

Best for Beauty & Anti-Aging

  • Baccarat Hotel New York
    United States

  • Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa / Villa Stéphanie
    Germany
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  • Caudalie Vinothérapie® Spa at The Yeatman Hotel
    Portugal

  • Chiva-Som International Health Resort
    Thailand
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  • Clinique La Prairie
    Switzerland

  • Four Seasons Hotel George V
    France

  • Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
    United States

  • Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
    United States

  • Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
    Switzerland
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  • SHA Wellness Clinic
    Spain
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Best for Couples

  • Solage Calistoga
    United States

  • Terranea Resort
    United States

  • The Lodge at Woodloch
    United States
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  • The Ranch at Rock Creek
    United States

  • The Resort at Pedregal
    Mexico

  • The Spring Resort & Spa
    United States

  • The St. Regis Bali Resort
    Indonesia

  • Velaa Private Island
    Maldives

  • Verdura Resort
    Italy

  • W Retreat & Spa Vieques-Island
    Caribbean

 

Best Eco-friendly & Sustainable Property

  • Azulik Eco Resort & Maya SPA
    Mexico

  • Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt
    Austria

  • Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa
    Costa Rica

  • Breitenbush Hot Springs
    United States

  • COMO Shambhala Estate
    Indonesia
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  • Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
    Maldives

  • Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
    Australia
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  • Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa
    Thailand
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  • Rancho La Puerta
    Mexico
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  • Two Bunch Palms
    United States

Best for Families

  • Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
    United States

  • Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt
    Austria

  • Blackberry Farm
    United States
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  • Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

  • Glenwood Hot Springs / Spa of the Rockies
    United States

  • Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
    United States
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  • Hotel Hershey
    United States

  • Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa Retreat & Cultural Hideaway
    Germany

  • Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
    United States

  • The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
    United States
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Best for Fitness

  • Aro Hā
    New Zealand

  • Atmantan Wellness Resort
    India

  • BodyHoliday Saint Lucia
    Caribbean
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  • Cal-a-Vie Health Spa
    United States
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  • Canyon Ranch in Tucson
    United States
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  • COMO Shambhala Estate
    Indonesia
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  • Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
    United States

  • Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa
    Canada

  • New Life Hiking Spa
    United States
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  • Rancho La Puerta
    Mexico
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Best for Girlfriend Getaways

  • Blackberry Farm
    United States
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  • Blue Lagoon
    Iceland

  • Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
    Mexico

  • Mii amo
    United States
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  • Ragdale Hall Health Hydro & Thermal Spa
    United Kingdom

  • Rancho La Puerta
    Mexico
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  • Six Senses Spa Kunfunadhoo
    Soneva Fushi Resort
    Maldives

  • Ste. Anne's Spa
    Canada

  • The Reef House Palm Cove by MGallery
    Australia

  • The Resort at Pedregal
    Mexico

 

Best for Going Solo

 

Best Hidden Gem

  • Ananda in the Himalayas
    India
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  • Azulik Eco Resort & Maya SPA
    Mexico

  • El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island
    Philippines

  • Farmhouse Inn
    United States
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  • Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como
    Italy

  • iwa spa Blue Mountain
    Canada

  • Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa
    Thailand
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  • The Art of Living Retreat Center
    United States
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  • The Inn of the Five Graces
    United States

  • VOYA Seaweed Baths
    Ireland

 

Best for Hot Springs

  • Adler Thermae Spa & Relax Resort
    Italy

  • Blackstone Hotsprings Lodging & Baths
    United States

  • Blue Lagoon
    Iceland

  • Fairmont Banff Springs
    Canada
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  • Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
    United States

  • Glenwood Hot Springs / Spa of the Rockies
    United States

  • Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
    United States

  • Peninsula Hot Springs
    Australia

  • Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa
    Central America
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  • Wilbur Hot Springs - A Sanctuary for the Self
    United States

Best for Medical Services

  • Ayurveda Parkschlösschen
    Germany
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  • Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa / Villa Stéphanie
    Germany
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  • Canyon Ranch in Tucson
    United States
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  • Chiva-Som International Health Resort
    Thailand
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  • Clinique La Prairie
    Switzerland

  • Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
    United States

  • Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
    Switzerland
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  • Kurotel - Longevity Medical Center and Spa
    Brazil
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  • SHA Wellness Clinic
    Spain
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  • Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
    India

 
 

Best for Men

  • Bulgari Hotel London
    United Kingdom
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  • Blue Lagoon
    Iceland

  • Canyon Ranch in Tucson
    United States
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  • Canyon Ranch SpaClub in Las Vegas
    United States
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  • Chiva-Som International Health Resort
    Thailand
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  • Faena Hotel Miami Beach
    United States

  • Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
    United States

  • New Life Hiking Spa
    United States
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  • Rancho La Puerta
    Mexico
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  • Viceroy Central Park New York
    United States

Best for Mind & Spirit

 

Best New Spa & Wellness Property

  • Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine
    Spain

  • Baccarat Hotel New York
    United States

  • Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya
    Turkey

  • Faena Hotel Miami Beach
    United States

  • JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa
    Mexico

  • Meadowood Napa Valley
    United States

  • Six Senses Douro Valley
    Portugal
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  • Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain
    China
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  • The Gainsborough Bath Spa
    United Kingdom

  • Zensa Spa at Studio City Macau
    Macau

 

Best for Nutrition & Healthy Cuisine

 

Best for Outdoor Adventure & Activities

  • Aro Hā
    New Zealand

  • Canyon Ranch in Tucson
    United States
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  • El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island
    Philippines

  • Laucala Island
    Fiji

  • Miraval Resort & Spa
    United States
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  • Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa
    Canada

  • New Life Hiking Spa
    United States
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  • Rancho La Puerta
    Mexico
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  • Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
    United States

  • The Ranch at Rock Creek
    United States

Best Weight Loss Program

  • Canyon Ranch in Tucson
    United States
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  • Chiva-Som International Health Resort
    Thailand
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  • Clinique La Prairie
    Switzerland

  • COMO Shambhala Estate
    Indonesia
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  • Green Mountain at Fox Run
    United States

  • Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa
    Thailand
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  • Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa
    Canada

  • Rancho La Puerta
    Mexico
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  • SHA Wellness Clinic
    Spain
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  • The Ranch Malibu
    United States

 
 

Best for the "Wow" Factor

  • Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine
    Spain

  • Ananda in the Himalayas
    India
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  • Atmantan Wellness Resort
    India

  • Blue Lagoon
    Iceland

  • Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
    Maldives

  • Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa
    Thailand
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  • Laucala Island
    Fiji

  • Meadowood Napa Valley
    United States

  • SHA Wellness Clinic
    Spain
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  • THE BARAI Spa and Residential Suites
    Thailand

Best for Yoga

  • Absolute Sanctuary
    Thailand

  • Ananda in the Himalayas
    India
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  • Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa
    Costa Rica

  • COMO Shambhala Estate
    Indonesia
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  • Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
    Maldives

  • Fusion Maia Resort
    Da Nang, Vietnam

  • iwa spa Blue Mountain
    Canada

  • Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa
    Thailand
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  • New Life Hiking Spa
    United States
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  • The Art of Living Retreat Center
    United States
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