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2016 Wellness Travel Awards :: categories

The Categories

Best for Fitness

These wellness properties feature exercise amenities such as: trainers who work with guests to create individualized regimens to meet guests’ personal fitness goals; a daily schedule of group or individual fitness classes; and/or an extensive workout facility.

Best Weight Loss Program

These wellness properties specialize in programs with integrated nutrition, exercise and lifestyle components to help guests achieve a more desirable weight and sense of self.

Best for Nutrition & Healthy Cuisine

At these wellness properties, guests can expect balanced, nutritious (yet flavorful) standout healthy cuisine –and/or features like private nutrition consultations, cooking demonstrations and classes, lectures on eating well, supplementation (vitamins) or insight into local culinary culture.

Best Hidden Gem

These wellness retreats and spas are amazing, but have flown under many people's radar (maybe they're smaller, off-the-beaten-track or just not as widely promoted or known) but these "gems" deserve to be discovered. 

Best for Couples

These wellness properties cater to couples, with treatments, programs and romantic details (candlelit dining, etc.) designed to be shared.

Best Ahead-of-the-Curve Innovation

Whether it's innovative programs, treatments or facilities, these wellness and spa properties always seem to be ahead of the curve and forge important new approaches or trends.

Best for Outdoor Adventure & Activities

These wellness properties help guests find their true limits with outdoor adventure activities that may include rock climbing, challenge courses, extreme sports and more.

Best for Going Solo

From group hikes to shared meals, these wellness properties take special care of the solo spa-goer.

Best for Girlfriend Getaways

These wellness properties customize many of their services and activities for large groups, from bachelorette parties to mother-daughter excursions to girls’-only trips.

Best New Spa & Wellness Property

This wellness property reigns supreme not only as the new kid on the block but also as a standout in wellness travel.

Best for Medical Services

These wellness properties either

a.) offer advanced cosmetic services, where licensed medical personnel work alongside spa therapists in an atmosphere that integrates clinical-grade esthetic enhancement and spa treatments and/or concepts;

or b.) generally include comprehensive wellness and preventive care that typically incorporates traditional Western medical philosophies, alongside complementary/alternative practices with varied degree staff, from nutritionists to physiologists to acupuncturists.

Best for Hot Springs

An on-site source of mineral-rich thermal or seawater is used in hydrotherapy or thalassotherapy at these wellness properties.

Best for Affordability/ Budget

These wellness properties entice with an array of high-end stay and spa options that guests can enjoy without breaking the bank.

Best for Mind & Spirit

These wellness properties promote a wide variety of spiritual awareness classes, special therapies and workshops that foster emotional healing, awaken creativity and bring new insights.

Best for Families

These wellness properties cater to all ages by combining resort activities and spa services that accommodate not only adults but children, too (childcare, clubs, introductory spa treatments, etc.).

Best for Beauty & Anti-Aging 

These wellness properties provide cutting-edge spa treatments, cosmetic services and comprehensive programs designed to help guests maintain youthfulness and slow the aging process.

Best for Men

These wellness properties tailor many of their services and activities to the male traveler.

Best for Yoga

These wellness properties offer a comprehensive number of yoga classes a week in a variety of styles suitable for both beginner and advanced students.

Best Eco-friendly & Sustainable Property

Sensitivity to the natural environment and wildlife are high priorities at these wellness properties, which may also promote the traditions of local people and culture by preserving indigenous healing rituals and ingredients.

Best for the “Wow” Factor

These wellness properties distinguish themselves with spectacular design and awe-inspiring amenities.