Our voters named these six Crystal Award winners the crème de la crème of spas, each deemed the favorite on its continent.
Favorite Spa in Africa One & Only Cape Town
Favorite Spa in Asia The Peninsula Bangkok
Favorite Spa in Australia Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
Favorite Spa in Europe Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
Favorite Spa in North America Miraval, Life in Balance
Favorite Spa in South America Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
While hard medical evidence exists to support the effectiveness of spa and wellness treatments, the research itself wasn't readily accessible until now.
Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier and Dr. Daniel Friedland The new SpaEvidence.com is the world's first website to consolidate the validation for spa and wellness approaches from acupuncture to massage to yoga. Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier spearheaded the SpaEvidence project alone with fellow integrative medicine thought-leader, Dr. Daniel Friedland. The selected the most relevant, authoritative databases, ensuring that the information and research process aligned with the medical world's use of Evidence-Based Medicine. Spafinder selected Drs. Pelletier and Friedland as co-recipients of its 2011 Visionary Award for bringing to life a resource that empowers people to make smart, scientifically informed decisions about their health.
These spas were the favorite choices in 44 countries and regions. Click to see the winners:
Argentina AustraliaAustriaBrazilBulgariaCanadaThe CaribbeanCentral AmericaChileChinaCyprusThe Czech RepublicEgyptFranceGermanyGreeceHungaryIndiaIndonesiaIrelandIsraelItalyJapanJordanMalaysiaThe MaldivesMauritiusMexicoThe Middle EastMoroccoThe PhilippinesPortugalRussiaScandinaviaSouth AfricaThe South PacificSpainSwitzerlandThailandTurkeyThe United Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited States Vietnam
The favorite spas in the world in 32 categories, from cuisine to golf to casinos. Click to see the the winners:
Best for AccommodationsBest for AffordabilityBest Boutique HotelBest BrandBest Casino SpaBest Cooking Classes Favorite on a Cruise Ship Best CuisineFavorite Day SpaBest Environmental PracticesBest Fitness ProgramBest for Going SoloBest for GolfBest for HikingBest Interior DesignBest for LuxuryBest Medical Spa ProgramBest for MenBest for Mind-Body-Spirit Best for Mineral or Thermal SpringsFavorite New Getaway Spa Best for Pilates Best for RomanceFavorite Spa ManagerFavorite Spa ProfessionalFavorite Spa TreatmentFavorite Spa Product BrandBest Urban Hotel SpaBest for Water SportsBest for Weight LossBest for Winter SportsBest for Yoga
2011 Spa Readers' Choice Awards