Kamalaya Awards
Kamalaya Awards

KAMALAYA KOH SAMUI AWARDS

MULTI AWARD WINNING WELLNESS SANCTUARY

Kamalaya is honoured to have been recognised over the years by some of the most reputable industry groups and respected publications in the world as a leader in the wellness industry.

'Best Luxury Wellness Sanctuary' - Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Kamalaya has been honoured with the prestigious Luxury Lifestyle Award for Best Luxury Wellness Sanctuary in Koh Samui, Thailand. After a rigorous research process, our impeccable reputation and professional performance have been recognised by the awards committee. This accolade celebrates our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional wellness experiences. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Organising Committee of Luxury Lifestyle Awards for this recognition. And we thank our loyal guests and hosts for celebrating our dedication to holistic wellness and making this achievement possible.

‘Exceptional Destination Spas and Wellness Retreats’ - The goop List 2024 

Kamalaya is thrilled to announce its recognition as a winner in the inaugural destination spa edition of The Goop List, an esteemed collection of annual travel awards by goop. This prestigious accolade affirms Kamalaya's commitment to delivering world-class wellness experiences. Being honoured in this way underscores the brand's dedication to excellence and innovation in the wellness industry. Kamalaya extends heartfelt gratitude for this recognition and appreciation to our global wellness community.

‘Top Producing Hotels & Resorts Partner’ - Virtuoso Travel Forum Awards

We are proud to announce Kamalaya's recent accolade as a Top Producing Hotels & Resorts Partner at the Virtuoso Travel Australia and NZ Forum in Bangkok. This recognition celebrates our commitment to exceptional hospitality, wellness and guest connections within the luxury travel community. We thank Virtuoso, our partners and guests for their support, inspiring us to maintain excellence in our services. This award not only honours our dedication but also motivates us to continue offering a sanctuary for health and rejuvenation.

 


'Hall of Fame as Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination' - World Spa & Wellness Awards 2024

Kamalaya's induction into the Hall of Fame as a Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination at the World Spa & Wellness Awards 2024 is a moment of extraordinary pride and distinguished honour. This prestigious recognition serves as a powerful affirmation of Kamalaya's steadfast commitment to fostering holistic health and the wellbeing of our guests. The accolade is a reflection of our team's passion and dedication, which form the foundation of our sanctuary's healing and tranquil environment. This honour is deeply meaningful to us, as it highlights our core philosophy of inspiring a joyful and vital way of life. We are immensely grateful for being bestowed with such a privilege and acknowledge this honour as a tribute to our guests' transformative wellness journeys and our devoted hosts’ loving service. This award is a motivating force to continue on our path of growth and an opportunity to nurture a global community committed to the pursuit of holistic health and wellness.


‘Best Global Holistic Haven’ – The Luxury Spa Edit Awards 2024

Kamalaya is immensely proud to have been acclaimed as the Best Global Holistic Haven in The Luxury Spa Edit Awards 2024. This prestigious recognition is a tribute to the unparalleled holistic wellness experiences we strive to offer our guests. The awards, led by renowned spa and wellness experts and travel contributors from elite publications, including The Telegraph, Tatler and Conde Nast Traveller, present a benchmark of excellence in the industry. Earning this award, particularly since it was determined by public vote amid thousands of discerning voters, resonates deeply with our commitment to nurturing guests on their journey towards optimal wellbeing. Every element of Kamalaya is meticulously crafted to fulfil our mission: to serve as a sanctuary for personal growth and transformation. Our heartfelt thanks extend to every guest for their continued trust and endorsement of Kamalaya's ethos. This accolade is also a testament to our incredible team—our hosts who embody the spirit of Kamalaya and make our vision a palpable reality.


‘Detox Retreat of the Year’ - Compare Retreats’ Luxury Wellness Travel Awards 2024

Kamalaya has been honoured with the prestigious Silver award for Detox Retreat of the Year at the Compare Retreats’ Luxury Wellness Travel Awards 2024 inaugural in Hong Kong. This award, a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional wellness experiences, was determined by an impressive 70,000-plus votes. It underscores Kamalaya's standout dedication to health and wellbeing in a competitive luxury wellness industry. Twenty categories celebrated the crème de la crème of wellness travel at the event, where voters and a team of savvy luxury wellness travel experts recognised Kamalaya's unparalleled services and dedication. We are profoundly grateful for such an esteemed accolade and warmly thank our community for their unwavering support and trust in our vision for holistic health and rejuvenation.


‘Top 20 Best Wellness Experience 2024’ – National Geographic’s Best of the World List

‘Kamalaya's commitment to fostering holistic wellbeing and spiritual awakening has been celebrated on a global stage, with the honour of being named among the top 20 ‘Best Wellness Experiences’ by the prestigious National Geographic in their BEST OF THE WORLD 2024 list. National Geographic annually curates a list that shines a light on travel experiences that beautifully showcase our world—its rich diversity, communities and the individuals that nurture them. This accolade was deliberated upon by National Geographic's esteemed travel editors, in close partnership with a panel of experts and expedition leaders. For the first time, the revered BEST OF THE WORLD 2024 not only spotlights exceptional travel destinations but also highlights an array of wellness sanctuaries, cultural treasures and gastronomic delights deemed as journeys worth embarking upon. Kamalaya stands proudly as part of this illustrious selection, exemplifying a destination that truly enriches life and ignites holistic lifestyle change. We are wholeheartedly thankful for the trust and loyalty our guests have shown us, thank you for being an essential part of our journey.


Wellness Innovator of the Year - The Luxury Awards by the Luxuri Magazine 2023

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary has achieved yet another remarkable milestone by being honoured as the 'Wellness Innovator of the Year - Thailand 2023' at the prestigious Luxuri Awards, presented by The Luxury Magazine in the UK. This esteemed recognition underscores Kamalaya's unwavering commitment to innovation, customer experience, brand reputation, sustainability and global impact. The award stands as a testament to Kamalaya's leadership in pioneering positive change within the wellness industry, setting new standards for excellence while continuing to positively impact the lives of its guests on a global scale.


Consumer  'Best Integrated Wellness Retreat' and 'Best Wellness Retreat' - Spa & Wellness Awards 2023

Kamalaya is thrilled to announce that we have once again received two prestigious awards at the Spa & Wellness Awards 2023 in Australia. For the second consecutive year, we have been named 'Best Wellness Retreat' by the esteemed industry judging panel. Additionally, we are incredibly proud to have been voted as the 'Best Integrated Wellness Retreat' by consumers themselves. These awards hold great significance as they are presented by a well-respected advisory board that rigorously adheres to strict judging criteria. They aim to recognise outstanding individuals and businesses within the spa, health, beauty and wellness travel industry. In addition to these incredible achievements, we are excited to share that Kamalaya was also recognised as a runner-up for the Best Wellness Cuisine category. This accolade reflects our commitment to providing nourishing and delicious culinary offerings that enhance the overall wellness experience for our guests. We are deeply grateful for these new accolades, which further solidify Kamalaya's commitment to providing exceptional experiences and nurturing the wellbeing of our guests. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to every member of our expert wellness team and hosts, whose dedication and expertise contribute to the exceptional quality of services we offer.


Wellness Retreat of the Year 2023 – Destination Deluxe Awards

Kamalaya is thrilled to have been awarded the prestigious title of Wellness Retreat of the Year 2023 for the fourth time. This remarkable achievement acknowledges our team's dedication to exceeding industry standards and redefining the realm of wellness and travel. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our exceptional team of wellness experts and hosts, whose efforts have continuously delivered extraordinary and transformative experiences for our guests. Thank you for recognising our commitment to holistic wellness!


Top 10 Best Spa Hotels in Asia – Smart Travel Asia 2023 Travel Poll
We are thrilled to announce that Kamalaya has once again been recognised for excellence in the spa and hospitality industry. In the Smart Travel Asia 2023 Best in Travel Poll, Kamalaya has been ranked in the TOP 10 of the Best Spa Hotels in Asia. This esteemed recognition comes on the heels of a long string of wins in their annual reader vote, further cementing Kamalaya's position as a leading wellness sanctuary in the region. We are humbled by the trust and support of our valued guests, whose untiring loyalty has propelled us to yet another achievement. The Best Spa Hotels in Asia category identifies the most exceptional properties that provide guests with unparalleled spa experiences, deluxe facilities and exceptional service. This recognition reflects our unwavering commitment to curating transformative wellness journeys, immersing guests in a world of holistic rejuvenation and enhancing overall wellbeing. In addition to the recognition for Kamalaya, we are overjoyed to share that our stunning island of Samui has also been ranked high in the TOP 10 Holiday Destinations. Thank you for your ongoing support and faith in Kamalaya.


Healing Hideaway - Tatler Spa Awards 2023
Kamalaya has been honoured with the prestigious Tatler Spa Awards 2023 in the coveted Healing Hideaway category. This esteemed recognition further solidifies our status as a leading destination for wellness and rejuvenation. The Healing Hideaway Award celebrates the exceptional retreats that provide a sanctuary for nurturing the mind, body, heart and spirit. It recognises those establishments that have mastered the art of creating a tranquil haven where guests can immerse themselves in healing therapies, rejuvenating treatments and transformative experiences. For Kamalaya, winning the Healing Hideaway at the Tatler Spa Awards is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing a sanctuary that supports holistic wellbeing. This esteemed recognition emphasises the dedication and passion of our team at Kamalaya, as well as the trust and support of our valued guests.


KINNARI GOLD AWARD & HALL OF FAME at the 2023 TAT Awards - Tourism of Thailand (TAT)
Kamalaya adds another prestigious accolade to its collection with the Kinnari Gold Award & Hall of Fame at the 2023 TAT Awards by Tourism of Thailand (TAT). This remarkable lifetime achievement, marking the third consecutive Gold Award in the Wellness Destination category, solidifies Kamalaya's reputation for unparalleled excellence. As Kamalaya enters the esteemed Hall of Fame, this recognition further underscores our commitment to delivering exceptional quality and reliability in wellness. We are deeply honoured by this recognition presented by Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi and extend our heartfelt gratitude to our valued guests and patrons for their unwavering support and trust.


Travel+Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific Event 2023 – Top 10 Best Hotel Spas in Thailand
Kamalaya is proud to have been recognised as one of Thailand's Top 10 Hotel Spas at the prestigious Travel+Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific. This esteemed event, held in Bangkok on 5 June 2023, celebrated the exceptional destinations, hotels and experiences that define outstanding hospitality in the Asia Pacific region. The awards showcased the remarkable individuals, hotels and brands shaping the travel and hospitality landscape across 16 countries and beyond. Winners were selected through a global readers' survey conducted in March and April 2023, with rankings based on the top 10 or top 5 lists, depending on the category and destination. Additionally, Koh Samui was honoured as one of the Top 10 Best Destination Islands, further highlighting the beauty and uniqueness of our remarkable location. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our cherished guests and loyal Travel+Leisure readers for your continuous love and support.


World Spa & Wellness Awards - Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year 2023
At the 2023 World Spa & Wellness Awards - hosted in London on 5 March 2023 - Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary was awarded for the fifth time and second year in a row the honour of ‘Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year’. Kamalaya was shortlisted alongside a prestigious line-up of highly reputed wellness properties from around the world. This is the seventh time Kamalaya has been recognised by these prestigious awards, having won ‘Destination Spa of the Year - Asia & Australasia’ in 2012 and 2014 and ‘Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year’ in 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2022. We are profoundly grateful for this prestigious award and our entire team carries this honour with pride.


Organic Spa Media: Wellness Travel Awards – 2023 Top Ten
Kamalaya is honoured to have been recognised amongst the 2023 Top Ten by Organic Spa Wellness Travel Awards. Every year, the award investigates the best and brightest, experiential spas and transformational hotels that gently jolt you out of the routine and help reset the rhythm of life. This year, they’ve widened the luxury spa lens to push the concept and celebrate extraordinary destinations that tap into nature as nourishment. Exploring industry innovation as well as sustainable destinations and ancient storytelling, Organic Spa interviewed dozens of hospitality experts to help scout and vet all the winners. This is the first award won this year, as ever we are immensely grateful to our hosts and guests for their continued efforts and support, without which this would not have been possible. We hope this new award will set the tone for the coming year as we deliver transformational life-enhancing wellness.


Destination Deluxe Awards – Wellness Program of the Year: Embracing Change
At the Destination Deluxe 2022 that took place in Bangkok, Kamalaya Koh Samui was awarded ‘Wellness Program of the Year’ for Embracing Change. The awards honour the leaders and pioneers in wellness and travel, celebrating the hotels, spas, treatments, skincare and wellness brands that drive the remarkable luxury standard of these industries. Quality, transparency and originality are fundamental criteria of the Destination Deluxe Awards, as they recognise and praise the change-makers of today who go beyond set boundaries and innovate in their respective fields. Thus, we are extremely proud to receive this award for one of our most popular wellness experiences. We are grateful for every member of the team who contributes to making this program so popular amongst Kamalaya guests and are thrilled that this program has been recognised for its transformative healing power. At Kamalaya we believe that we can make the world a better place, one person at a time; and this accolade is a true mark of our philosophy. Thank you!


Spa & Wellness Awards - Consumer  'Best Wellness Retreat' and Wellness 'Best Wellness Retreat or Resort'
Kamalaya received two awards at the inaugural Spa & Wellness Awards 2022 in Australia. We were named ‘Best Wellness Retreat and Resort’ by the industry judging panel and also voted ‘Best Wellness Retreat’ by consumers, with more than 6,000 people voting in the first-ever event. Judged by a well-respected advisory board that adheres to strict judging criteria, the awards recognise those people and businesses that excel in the spa, health, beauty and wellness travel space. We are immensely grateful for this new accolade, we honour every member of our expert wellness team and hosts for the great work they do, and the quality services they provide to our guests. And of course, we are thankful to all the guests that visit us again and again from different parts of the world. Thank you all for your extended support and loyalty.


BCCT King Power Thailand International Business Awards - Corporate Social Responsibility
The recent King Power Thailand International Business Awards organised by the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) recognised Kamalaya’s continued efforts to support Corporate Social Responsibility. Our objective is to stimulate prosperity and quality, create environmental, economic and social change and improve the capacities of people and organisations that we are involved with. We are honoured to receive this award as everyone at Kamalaya places a great effort to promote our organisational values, fostering an environment of care, trust, respect, fairness and teamwork in support of the company’s CSR practices. This success wouldn’t have been possible without our hosts that help us put these principles into action. Every member of our valuable team is proud to be recognised once again.


Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards 2022
For the fourth consecutive year Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa has been recognised by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the Top 5 Destination Spa Resorts in the World: Reader's Choice Awards 2022. This prestigious award reflects what the audiences across USA and UK love, remain loyal to and can’t wait to experience again. This year, over 240,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers shared their recent travel knowledge of the world’s top hotels, resorts, cities, countries, islands, spas and more. We are proud of another achievement that has become possible through continued efforts and impeccable services offered by our hosts. And we are grateful to our guests for their confidence and support to help us rank among the best across the globe.


World Spa & Wellness Awards - Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year 2022
At the 2022 World Spa & Wellness Awards – hosted in London on 3 April 2022 – Kamalaya received for the fourth time the honour of being named ‘Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year’. Kamalaya was shortlisted alongside a prestigious line-up of five highly reputed wellness properties from around the world. This is the sixth time Kamalaya has been recognised by these prestigious awards, having won “Destination Spa of the Year – Asia & Australasia” in 2012 and 2014 and “Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year” in 2017, 2018 and 2020.


Destination Deluxe Awards - Wellness Retreat of the Year 2021
Destination Deluxe Awards 2021 honored the best in wellness and travel on 27 October 2021, recognizing the industry’s finest in 22 categories that have been voted on by a panel of 18 expert judges. Kamalaya is privileged to have won ‘Wellness Retreat of the Year’ for the third year in a row, as well as 3rd runner up in ‘Wellness Cuisine of the Year’ category. The accolades recognize top leaders in the industry, and those who go beyond and revolutionize wellness and travel. Of course, this success wouldn’t have been possible without our team of wellness experts and hosts that help us create memorable and transformative experiences for our guest. These awards are especially unique considering exceptionally challenging times that we have been facing in the last couple of years. The entire team of Kamalaya sends its heartfelt gratitude for being recognized once again.


KINNARI GOLD AWARD at the 2021 TAT Awards - Tourism of Thailand (TAT)
Kamalaya proudly celebrates the Kinnari Gold Award in the Wellness Retreat category at the 13th biannual Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Awards. Held every two years this award serves as Thailand’s ‘Hallmark of Excellence’ – a symbol of assurance in the finest achievements, outstanding quality and reliability of tourism products and services. Presented by Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, the award ceremony took place online, and it is with great honor and gratitude that we take yet another accolade ensuing confidence in our guests and patrons.


Travel Play Live Readers’ Choice Awards 2021
Travel Play Live’s readers voted for their favorite travel, lifestyle, wellness and adventure operators and destinations across Australia and around the globe. Votes have been tallied across a substantial female-centric audience in 27 travel, lifestyle, wellness, and adventure categories where Kamalaya has taken Readers’ Choice Awards 2021: The Best International Wellness Retreat. The award highlights and showcases the best destinations and tourism operators who excel in their respective fields. We, at Kamalaya, are ever so proud to have been recognized by one of our leading international markets. Thank you!


Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards 2021
For the third year running Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa has been recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the Top 40 Destination Spa Resorts in the World: Reader's Choice Awards 2021. This year's results are based on what people longed for most when they couldn't travel and decided to do first once they could. This is one of the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry, and we are grateful to our guests for making this possible.


Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, India’s Best Awards 2021 – Best Wellness Retreat
Kamalaya Koh Samui has proudly won top honours at India’s Best Awards 2021 in the category of BEST WELLNESS RETREATamong International Hotels & Resorts. The readers of T+L India & South Asia have voted us as one of the best in the industry and a must-experience in 2022 through an online voting platform over a span of 60 days. Celebrating the 10th edition this year, India’s Best Awards launched IBA ICONS felicitating trendsetters and trailblazers in the fields of travel and leisure, in addition to other popular categories. These 10 special categories have felicitated game-changers in the fields of conservation, travel photography and storytelling, sustainability, wellness, design, F&B, climate change awareness, community tourism and more.


TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award
We are so proud to receive the 2021 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award given to hotels that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on TripAdvisor. This wouldn’t have been possible without our dedicated team that provides unprecedented service and attention, as well as our patrons and guests who keep on coming back to enjoy all that Kamalaya Koh Samui has to offer. We feel blessed and grateful for another year of success.


Destination Deluxe Awards - Wellness Retreat of the Year
We were delighted to win ‘Wellness Retreat of the Year’ for the second time in a row at the Destination Deluxe Awards announced in November 2020. An esteemed panel of industry experts judges these prestigious annual awards created by luxury wellness travel website Destination Deluxe. The accolades recognise leaders and pioneers in wellness and travel, and those who go beyond, set boundaries and innovate


World Spa & Wellness Awards: “Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year”
At the 2020 World Spa & Wellness Awards – the first ever to be virtually – Kamalaya received for the third time the honor of being named ‘Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year’. Kamalaya was shortlisted alongside  a prestigious line-up of five highly reputed wellness properties from around the world. This is the fifth time Kamalaya has been recognised in the awards, having won “Destination Spa of the Year – Asia & Australasia” in 2012 and 2014 and “Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year” in 2017 and 2018.

Destination Deluxe Awards - Wellness Retreat of the Year
We were delighted to win ‘Wellness Retreat of the Year’ at the inaugural Destination Deluxe Awards announced in December 2019. An esteemed panel of industry experts judges these prestigious annual awards created by luxury wellness travel website Destination Deluxe. The accolades recognise leaders and pioneers in wellness and travel, and those who go beyond, set boundaries and innovate.


KINNARI GOLD AWARD at the 2019 TAT Awards - Tourism of Thailand (TAT)
We are very proud to receive the Kinnari Gold Award in the Wellness Retreat category at the 12th biannual Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Awards. The ceremony recognises the best in Thailand’s travel industry for their excellence in delivering remarkable service and experience to local and international tourists. Kamalaya won Gold in the Wellness Retreat segment which is part of the Health & Wellness category.


Kamalaya awarded "BEST OVERSEAS HEALTH & WELLNESS PROPERTY 2019' in Australian Luxury Travel Magazine's Gold List Awards
For the fourth time, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was awarded Best Overseas Health & Wellness Property by Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Awards in May 2019. Australia’s premier travel and lifestyle magazine annually asks its readers to nominate outstanding luxury travel experiences in Australia and around the world and its Gold List is one of the most comprehensive luxury travel surveys undertaken in Australia and among the country’s leading travel awards.

Asia Spa Awards : Spa Cuisine of the Year
Kamalaya was awarded ‘Spa Cuisine of the Year’ at the 14th Annual AsiaSpa Awards, held in Hong Kong on 15th November 2018. Shortlisted alongside reputable properties from Asia and Australia, this is the third time Kamalaya has received this accolade for its Inspired Healthy Cuisine. “We passionately believe in the practice and application of ‘food for health, food as medicine’ and our cuisine is therefore a vital part of our holistic wellness concept”, says Kamalaya co-founder Karina Stewart who together with Kamalaya’s team of chefs has created a colourful menu that is both healing and delicious. Considered Asia’s premier spa and wellbeing magazine, AsiaSpa this year featured 26 Award categories, judged by a panel of 20 industry representatives.



World Spa & Wellness Awards: “Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year”
At the 2018 World Spas & Wellness Awards held in London on Sunday 25th February, Kamalaya was announced as the ‘Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year’. Kamalaya received the prestigious award for the second year running, after being voted the 2018 winner by an independent jury of industry professionals. Up against a prestigious line-up of dedicated wellness properties, Kamalaya was the only Asian based resort in the shortlist of five properties in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Austria. This is the fourth time Kamalaya has been recognised in the awards, having won “Destination Spa of the Year – Asia & Australasia” in 2012 and 2014 and “Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year” in 2017.




Owner & Operator of the Year – American Spa
Leader in Furthering Mental Awareness – Debra Simon Award

Recent events have provided double cause for celebration at Kamalaya after both our founders were awarded for their individual contributions to the global wellness community. Firstly, ‘American Spa’ awarded Karina Stewart ‘Owner & Operator of the Year’ at the magazine’s Women in Wellness Awards 2018. We are also delighted to share that John Stewart received the Debra Simon Award for ‘Leader in Furthering Mental Awareness’ at the 2018 Global Wellness Summit in Cesena, Italy.

Kamalaya awarded "BEST OVERSEAS HEALTH & WELLNESS PROPERTY 2017' in Australian Luxury Travel Magazine's Gold List Awards
For the third time, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was awarded Best Overseas Health & Wellness Property by Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Awards in May 2019. Australia’s premier travel and lifestyle magazine annually asks its readers to nominate outstanding luxury travel experiences in Australia and around the world and its Gold List is one of the most comprehensive luxury travel surveys undertaken in Australia and among the country’s leading travel awards.



World Spa & Wellness Awards: “Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year”
At the 2018 World Spas & Wellness Awards held in London on Sunday 25th February, Kamalaya was announced as the ‘Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year’. Kamalaya received the prestigious award for the second year running, after being voted the 2018 winner by an independent jury of industry professionals. Up against a prestigious line-up of dedicated wellness properties, Kamalaya was the only Asian based resort in the shortlist of five properties in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Austria. This is the fourth time Kamalaya has been recognised in the awards, having won “Destination Spa of the Year – Asia & Australasia” in 2012 and 2014 and “Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year” in 2017.



AsiaSpa Award: Spa of the year- Southeast Asia & Pacific
Kamalaya has been named ‘Spa of the Year - Southeast Asia & the Pacific’ at the 13th Annual AsiaSpa Awards held in Hong Kong on 17th November. Considered Asia’s premier spa and wellbeing magazine, AsiaSpa this year featured 26 Award categories, judged by a panel of 21 industry representatives.

Kamalaya awarded "BEST OVERSEAS HEALTH & WELLNESS PROPERTY 2016' in Australian Luxury Travel Magazine's Gold List Awards
For the fourth time, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was awarded Best Overseas Health & Wellness Property by Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Awards in May 2019. Australia’s premier travel and lifestyle magazine annually asks its readers to nominate outstanding luxury travel experiences in Australia and around the world and its Gold List is one of the most comprehensive luxury travel surveys undertaken in Australia and among the country’s leading travel awards.



Asia Spa Awards : Spa Cuisine of the Year
Kamalaya was awarded ‘Spa Cuisine of the Year’ at the 14th Annual AsiaSpa Awards, held in Hong Kong on 15th November 2018. Shortlisted alongside reputable properties from Asia and Australia, this is the third time Kamalaya has received this accolade for its Inspired Healthy Cuisine. “We passionately believe in the practice and application of ‘food for health, food as medicine’ and our cuisine is therefore a vital part of our holistic wellness concept”, says Kamalaya co-founder Karina Stewart who together with Kamalaya’s team of chefs has created a colourful menu that is both healing and delicious. Considered Asia’s premier spa and wellbeing magazine, AsiaSpa this year featured 26 Award categories, judged by a panel of 20 industry representatives.



US Condé Nast Traveler Magazine’s Gold List 2017
End of 2016, the editors and contributors of the US Condé Nast Traveler Magazine voted Kamalaya to be among their favourite destinations in the world and one of their preferred places to “get healthy”. It is the very first time Kamalaya has been included in the publication’s prestigious “Gold List” and we are truly grateful for such a fantastic recognition in the US.




Spafinder Wellness 365™ Travel Awards:
Crystal Award “Best in Asia” & Country Award “Best in Thailand”
Kamalaya was selected as a multiple winner at the 2016 Spafinder Wellness 365™ Travel Awards in London, including the Crystal Award “Best in Asia” as well as its fifth Country Award “Best in Thailand”. Each year, Spafinder also gives Category Awards to the worldwide top ten properties that offer exceptional wellness experiences in each of the 20 categories. With a total of nine Category Awards Kamalaya reached this year’s highest score within the group of category winners and was chosen as among the Best for Nutrition & Healthy Cuisine, Best Eco-friendly & Sustainable Property, Best for Going Solo, Best for Mind & Spirit, Best for the "Wow" Factor, Best for Yoga, Best Hidden Gem, Best Ahead-of-the-Curve Innovation and Best Weight Loss Program. From a shortlist selected by a panel of 39 wellness travel editors and industry experts, over 130,000 consumers and travel agents voted for their favourites.



Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2016: Best Destination Spa.
At the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2016 held in London on Tuesday 2nd February, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was honoured to be named "Best Destination Spa".

Each year, the UK's leading luxury travel magazine selects the world's best spas in just nine categories setting an internationally recognised benchmark for the wellness industry. This year's winners are also announced in the magazine's annual Spa Guide, released this week. The guide spotlights the best places in the world to relax, recharge and be well; demanding consistently high standards, excellent service and palpable results.

KINNARI GOLD AWARD at the 2015 TAT Awards - Tourism of Thailand (TAT)
We are very proud to receive the Kinnari Gold Award in the Wellness Retreat category at the 12th biannual Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Awards. The ceremony recognises the best in Thailand’s travel industry for their excellence in delivering remarkable service and experience to local and international tourists. Kamalaya won Gold in the Wellness Retreat segment which is part of the Health & Wellness category.



AsiaSpa Award: Spa of the year- Southeast Asia & Pacific
Kamalaya has been named ‘Spa of the Year - Southeast Asia & the Pacific’ at the 13th Annual AsiaSpa Awards held in Hong Kong on 17th November. Considered Asia’s premier spa and wellbeing magazine, AsiaSpa this year featured 26 Award categories, judged by a panel of 21 industry representatives.

 



Spafinder Wellness 365™ Travel Country Award 2015: Best in Thailand
For the fourth time since the awards were launched, Spafinder Wellness 365™ recognised Kamalaya with a Wellness Travel Country Award as “Best in Thailand”. SpaFinder also chose Kamalaya as among the ten Best for Fitness, Best for Nutrition, Best for Weight Loss, Best for Yoga and Best for Girlfriend Getaways. After a shortlist of properties was selected by this year’s panel of 33 wellness travel editors and industry experts, the final choice was made by the votes of over 10,000 consumers and travel agents.

Kamalaya awarded "BEST OVERSEAS HEALTH & WELLNESS PROPERTY 2019' in Australian Luxury Travel Magazine's Gold List Awards
For the fourth time, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was awarded Best Overseas Health & Wellness Property by Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Awards in May 2019. Australia’s premier travel and lifestyle magazine annually asks its readers to nominate outstanding luxury travel experiences in Australia and around the world and its Gold List is one of the most comprehensive luxury travel surveys undertaken in Australia and among the country’s leading travel awards.


Destination Retreat of the Year - AsiaSpa Awards 2014

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary was awarded ‘Destination Retreat of The Year 2014’ at the 10th edition of the AsiaSpa Awards in Hong Kong. Shortlisted alongside nine other reputable properties from Thailand, Indonesia, India, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia, Kamalaya is extremely honoured to receive this accolade. Since AsiaSpa, Asia's premier spa and wellbeing magazine, introduced the awards in 2005, they are setting a benchmark for spas in the region as well as around the world. This year, a panel of 22 independent judges from across Asia put the spotlight on Asia's best spas in 22 different categories.


Kamalaya Koh Samui awarded "SPASTAR AWARD 2014' and recognised as an inspiration to others
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary was awarded the ‘SpaStar Award' at the TUR Travel Fair 2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden. One of three international properties to receive the top award of the day, Kamalaya was recognised as an inspiration to others. The judges said of Kamalaya, "Modern science meets ancient spiritual wisdom in this world-leading haven for a healthy mind, body and soul." The SpaStar Award is founded by SpaStar International, an independent spa directory and quality assurance firm. The SpaStar Awards spotlight innovation, inspirational examples and quality role models in the spa world. The nomination process is supported by a board of advisors and a consumer panel in addition to the expert jury, which has been presenting the awards since 2008.


Destination Spa of the Year Asia & Australasia - World Spa Awards
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary was honoured for the second time since the awards began, with the award for Destination Spa of the Year: Asia & Australasia at the World Spa Awards in London. The World Spa & Wellness Awards were hosted at the Guildhall, located in the heart of London and acknowledge the global excellence of care, service and standards within the industry. Launched in 2012, the awards recognise the work that spas do around the globe, honouring hotels and destination spas in Western Europe & Scandinavia, the Middle East & North Africa, North & South America and Asia & Australasia. As part of The World Spa & Wellness Awards Kamalaya was assessed alongside all shortlisted spas by an independent judging process of experienced industry professionals.

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