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 Pezula Resort Hotel and Spa
Favorite Spa in Asia Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa
Favorite Spa in Australia Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
Favorite Spa in Europe Mandarin Oriental, Prague
Favorite Spa in North America Canyon Ranch in Tucson
Favorite Spa in South America Kurotel Longevity Center and Spa
SpaFinder's annual Visionary Award is bestowed on an influential leader in the worlds of spa and wellness. This year's winner is:
Dr. Andrew Weil Founder and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Director of Integrative Health and Healing at Miraval Arizona
These spas were the favorite choices in 32 countries and regions. Click to see the winners:
Argentina Australia Austria Brazil Canada the Caribbean Central America China (Hong Kong) China (Mainland) Eastern Europe France Germany Greece India Indonesia Ireland Italy Japan Malaysia the Maldives Mexico the Middle East the Philippines Russia Scandinavia Singapore South Africa the South Pacific Islands Spain Switzerland Thailand the United Kingdom the United States
The favorite spas in the world in 27 categories, from cuisine to golf to casinos. Click to see the the winners:
Best Accommodations Best for Affordability Best Boutique Spa Best Spa Brand Best Casino Hotel Spa Best for Cooking Classes Best Cuisine Best Environmental Practices Favorite Spa Manager Favorite Spa Professional Best Fitness Program Best for Going Solo Best for Golf Best for Hiking Best for Interior Design Best for Luxury Best Medical Program Best for Men Best for Mind-Body-Spirit Best for Mineral Springs Best for Romance Best Spa on a Cruise Ship Best Urban Hotel Spa Best for Weight Loss Best for Water Sports Best for Winter Sports Best for Yoga
More about the SpaFinder Readers' Choice Awards
Every year SpaFinder names the winners of its prestigious Readers' Choice Awards, revealing spa-goers' favorite spas across the globe in three areas: favorite spa by continent, favorite by region or country, and best in any of 27 categories. This year's awards saw approximately 300,000 votes cast for those deserving spas that offer truly exceptional experiences to their guests – the highest number of votes for the Readers' Choice Awards to date.
LEARN MORE Read the SpaFinder 2009 Readers' Choice Awards Press Release