Maldives looks to defend Indian Ocean Best Spa Destination title at World Spa Awards
Maldives is vying to defend the Indian Ocean Best Spa Destination title, as voting for the annual World Spa Awards opened Friday.
Until October 13, consumers and professionals working in the spa and wellness travel and tourism industry have the chance to cast their votes online for their favourite spa destinations, resorts, hotels and brands in the world as well as in different regions.
Maldives, which won the Indian Ocean Best Spa Destination award last year, is competing with Mauritius and Seychelles to defend the title.
From the world categories, Duniye Spa at Hurawalhi Maldives and Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort have been nominated for the World’s Best New Resort Spa award, while Spa My Blend by Clarins at Velaa Private Island Maldives is contesting for the World’s Best Private Island Spa award. Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort and The Spa by Thalgo at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives have also been nominated for the World’s Best Spa Design award. In addition, The Sun Siyam Signature Essence of Massages treatment offered by The Spa by Thalgo at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives is vying for the World’s Best Spa Signature Treatment award.
Several properties in the Maldives are competing for two national level awards as well:
- Maldives’ Best Resort Spa: Anantara Spa at Anantara Dhigu Maldives, Anantara Spa at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, Ayspa at Ayada Maldives, Calm Spa at JA Manafaru, Coco Spa at Coco Bodu Hithi, Duniye Spa at Hurawalhi Maldives, Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, Jiva Grande Spa at Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives, Meera Spa at Gili Lankanfushi, Six Senses Spa at Six Senses Laamu, Spa My Blend by Clarins at Velaa Private Island, Sun Aqua Spa at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, Talise Spa at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, Talise Spa at Jumeirah Vittaveli, The Spa at Baros Maldives, The Spa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, The Spa at Hideaway Maldives, and The Spa by Thalgo at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi.
- Maldives’s Best Wellness Retreat: Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, COMO Cocoa Island, LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maalifushi by COMO, One&Only Reethi Rah and Tree Top Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Maldives.
The winners will be announced at the grand gala ceremony to be held at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa in Vietnam on December 9.
Launched in 2015 by the World Travel Awards, which has established itself as the Oscars of the travel industry over two decades, as a sister programme to the World Ski Awards and World Golf Awards, World Spa Awards is focused on the rapidly evolving spa and wellness sector. It is designed to drive up standards within spa tourism by rewarding the organisations that are the leaders in the field.