Congratulations to Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa which was was honoured with the award for Destination Spa of the Year: Asia & Australasia at the World Spa awards hosted in London last night! Kamalaya is an incredible health and holistic retreat located on one of our favourite islands in the world - Koh Samui, Thailand. In these awards it was shortlisted alongside three other finalists Chiva-Som International Health Resort, The Dheva Spa & Wellness Centre at The Mandarin Oriental, Chiang Mai and Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat on the Gold Coast Australia ... all of these are truly spectacular destinations in their own right. Tough competition!
The awards included two categories across multiple territories allowing the best spa and hotel resorts to be recognised geographically. The two awards for Hotel Spa of the Year and Destination Spa of the Year were segregated into regions encompassing Asia & Australasia, America (North & South), Africa, Middle East & Africa as well as Europe. Following a visit from both an “official” judge and a “mystery” judge the final winners in each category were selected for best practice, excelling in client service with a well researched and comprehensive menu of treatments, high quality training and having a point of difference from the opposition through implementation of innovative ideas amongst other criteria.
This latest award follows on from Kamalaya’s success in 2011 winning three awards; including two awards for its cuisine voted winner of Best Conscious Cuisine at the 2011 Crystal Awards Asia Pacific in Singapore and named Spa Retreat of the Year and Spa Cuisine of the Year at the 7th Annual Asia Spa Awards in Hong Kong in November. Since opening in 2005, Kamalaya has won more than 22 awards.
Well done Kamalaya!