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SPA Traveller Awards

Gaia Retreat & Spa crowned winners of the Best International Spa Resort
 Award and Readers Choice Awards.

The SPA Traveller can finally reveal the ultimate spa destinations around the world voted for by our international readers.

The inaugural SPA Traveller Awards reveal some of the world’s hidden gems along with the best romantic getaways, family-friendly destinations and wellbeing retreats.

For six months readers’ were asked to nominate their favourite spa, treatment, therapist, cuisine and even most breathtaking spa view.

The votes flooded in from the four corners of the world and we can now reveal the 25 winners and runners-up including three in the exclusive Editor’s Choice Wellness category.

Director and Managing Editor of The SPA Traveller, Janet Brice, said these awards are a benchmark for excellence within the spa industry.

“In my editorial role on The SPA Traveller I visit so many spas around the world and I am delighted to see our readers have selected the best of the best from mountain retreats, beachside escapes to chic urban day spas.,” she said.

“We are absolutely thrilled with the response we have had from our readers especially as this is our first year of awards. Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up both in the UK and internationally.

“Competition had become quite fierce towards the final days of voting so we are very excited about revealing the names of the well-deserved winners.

“This year’s The SPA Traveller Awards has been so successful we will be opening up the nominations for next year’s awards on November 15, 2011 and there will be some new and exciting categories.” 

Gaia Retreat & Spa is proud to receive the following Awards:

Readers Choice Awards 

Best International Spa Cuisine
Winner – Gaia Retreat & Spa, Australia

Runner-up – Ste Annes – A Haldimand Hills Spa, Canada


Best International Spa Resort

Winner – Gaia Retreat & Spa, Australia

Runner-up - Gaia Retreat & Spa,  Chi Spa at Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa