St. Regis Maldives’ Iridium Spa crowned world’s best resort spa at 2018 World Spa Awards
Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has been crowned the best resort spa in the world at the 2018 World Spa Awards.
At the red-carpet gala ceremony at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort on October 26, the Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives was announced the winner of two accolades in the ‘world’ category: World’s Best Resort Spa and World’s Best Spa Signature Treatment. Two ‘regional’ and ‘country’ awards — Indian Ocean’s Best Resort Spa and Maldives’ Best Resort Spa — were also given to the resort.
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, which recently won three awards the 2018 World Travel Awards African and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, is nestled on a private island in the secluded Dhaalu atoll, amidst thriving marine life. Just 40 minutes from the main Velana International Airport by seaplane, guests are transported to a newfound paradise.
The signature Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort promises a transformative journey in an oasis of tropically inspired sophistication. Alighting atop the scintillating waves of the Indian Ocean, the 1,850-square-metre overwater sanctuary features plush furnishings set against white oak interiors to create an ambience of elegant tranquility.
Each of the six couple’s treatment suites — including two Ayurvedic suites with private steam rooms — offers a refined retreat. Sliding glass doors allow guests to admire unfettered sea vistas from their spa beds while private terraces with soaking bathtubs ensure relaxation enhanced by fresh ocean breezes. En-suite showers and bathrooms provide unsurpassed privacy and convenience. Additional pampering can be found in the spa’s steam rooms, saunas and cold-drench showers.
Situated on a covered terrace and commanding picturesque ocean vistas, the Blue Hole Pool is the most expansive hydrotherapy pool in the Maldives. Heated seawater and an array of whirlpool jets melt away tension while offering curative benefits for both mind and body. Guests are also invited to unwind on comfortable poolside chaises.
Offering a holistic approach to wellness and rejuvenation, the spa’s treatments are enhanced by Natura Bissé products, hand-selected for their therapeutic benefits. Each visit begins in the serene Iridium Room, where guests can sip the exclusive Iridium tea while taking in views of vibrant marine life through glass floors. An Ayurvedic specialist, acupuncturist and other expert staff are at the ready to curate bespoke rituals to fulfil each individual’s wellness needs, from Balinese and Thai massages and herbal body scrubs to facials, manicures, and pedicures that will leave each guest feeling refreshed.
Refreshing snacks and juices from a spa cuisine menu can be enjoyed in a relaxation lounge, while there is a boutique that allows guests to take exclusive product lines home.
World Spa Awards serves to celebrate and reward spa industry excellence through an annual awards programme. World Spa Awards is the sister event of World Travel Awards, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.