Dreaming of A Fabulous Getaway? Check Out The winners of Spafinder’s 2016 Wellness Travel Awards.

Photo courtesy of SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain

Photo courtesy of SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain

Your votes have been tallied and the winners of the 2016 Wellness Travel Awards are official! At a ceremony at the World Travel Market London, Spafinder Wellness General Manager John Bevan presented Crystal Awards to the top properties on six continents and Country Awards to the top properties in 41 countries and regions. Category Awards were given to the top 10 properties that offer exceptional wellness experiences in each of 20 categories from “Hidden Gems” to “Best for Yoga” to “Best for Families.”

Photo Courtesy of Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa / Villa Stéphanie, Germany

The 388 Wellness Travel Award finalists were selected by a panel of 39 top travel and wellness industry editors and experts, who nominated 605 properties for consideration before narrowing the field. Consumers around the globe then cast over 130,000 ballots for their favorite locations across 20 categories, and a combination of nominations and scores by the panelists and consumer ballots was used to select winners.

We believe the Wellness Travel Awards are, without question, the most objective awards in the industry and every nominee, finalist and winner deserves recognition for their accomplishments. We hope you will check them out when you start planning your next vacation!

Here are Awards highlights; view all Wellness Travel Awards winners at

Crystal Awards, top properties on six continents
Best in Africa: Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, South Africa
Best in Asia: Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa, Thailand
Best in Australia, New Zealand & Oceania: Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Australia
Best in Europe: SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain
Best in North America: Rancho La Puerta, Mexico
Best in South & Central America: Lapinha SPA, Brazil
The top five Crystal Award finalists for each continent can also be viewed at

Photo courtesy of Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa, Thailand

Country/Region Award winners in the leading countries for wellness travel
United States: Canyon Ranch in Tucson
Germany: Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa / Villa Stéphanie
Japan: Amanemu
Austria: Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt
Canada: Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa
Italy: Verdura Resort
Switzerland: Clinique La Prairie
China: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
UK: Ragdale Hall Health Hydro & Thermal Spa

Top Category Award Winners
Spas and Rancho La Puerta, Mexico: nine awards
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa, Thailand: nine awards
Canyon Ranch in Tucson, United States: six awards
COMO Shambhala Estate, Indonesia: six awards
New Life Hiking Spa, United States: six awards
SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain: six awards
Ananda in the Himalayas, India: five awards
Chiva-Som Health Resort, Thailand: five awards
Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa, Canada: five awards
*Four Seasons was the brand standout, with nine awards.