Compare Retreats is thrilled to announce the launch of the annual Compare Retreats’ Luxury Wellness Travel Awards which honours the highest level of excellence in the luxury wellness travel sector. The awards were created to recognise properties, brands and individuals who continue to raise the bar in the wellness retreat, spa resort, healthy hotel, medical beauty and sustainable skincare industries around the world.
The awards are the most exclusive in their field with nominees carefully hand-selected by Compare Retreats’ in-house team of luxury wellness travel experts who have personally vetted every single property, brand and product. Nominations are reserved for a limited number of groundbreaking businesses that have pushed the luxury wellness travel landscape forward over the course of many years. Voting is open to the public and the awards are done on a complimentary basis for all nominees to ensure transparency and honesty. Gold, silver and bronze winners will be announced in January 2024.
Compare Retreats was launched in 2017 and has been recognised by publications such as Forbes, The Times, Bloomberg, Vogue and Tatler for its work in the luxury wellness travel sector. It was voted the World’s Best Wellness Travel Agency by the World Spa Awards in 2024 and is widely acknowledged as the most exclusive wellness travel collection in the world.
Voting Opens: November 24, 2023
Voting Closes: January 8, 2024
Awards Ceremony: January 29, 2024
Awards Venue Sponsor: YUN WELLNESS
Award Categories and Nominees
Detox Retreat of the Year
A luxury wellness resort that excels in retreat programmes that eliminate toxins using a multidimensional approach overseen by qualified experts.
- The Farm at San Benito, Batangas, The Philippines
- Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand
- The Original FX Mayr, Carinthia, Austria
Fitness Retreat of the Year
A fitness-focused retreat that offers state-of-the-art facilities and trainers to meet guests’ goals.
Medical Retreat of the Year
A luxury wellness medical retreat in a five-star setting with the world’s best programming for longevity, and body and mind optimisation overseen by medical doctors with a wide variety of testing available and proven results.
- Clinique La Prairie, Montreux, Switzerland
- Lanserhof Lans, Lans, Germany
- RAKxa Integrative Wellness & Medical Retreat, Bangkok, Thailand
Meditation, Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat of the Year
A peaceful wellness resort with incredible programming and treatments focused on reducing stress, anxiety and ailments via Ayurveda, yoga and meditation.
- Six Senses Vana, Dehradun, India
- Como Shambhala Estate, Bali, Indonesia
- Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India
Hiking Retreat of the Year
A retreat that takes guests off the beaten path and into remote settings that fully embrace a sense of place.
- Como Uma Paro, Paro Valley Paro, Bhutan
- Mii Amo, Arizona, USA
- Stanglwirt, Going am Wilden Kaiser, Austria
Spa Resort of the Year
An idyllic and tranquil spa resort that is perfect for relaxation, pampering and resting where the spa is the main focus of the property and the cuisine is light, delicious and nourishing.
Eco Wellness Resort of the Year
A sustainable, eco-friendly wellness resort that is a leader in regenerative travel, eco-tourism and saving the environment.
- Song Saa Private Island, Koh Rong Archipelago, Cambodia
- Fivelements, Bali, Indonesia
- Bawah Reserve, Anambas, Indonesia
Beach Wellness Resort of the Year
A heavenly seaside haven with a beach, luxury spa and wellness activities.
Ski and Spa Resort of the Year
A retreat that combines ski and spa for the ideal winter escape.
- The Alpina Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland
- Four Seasons Resort Whistler, Whistler, Canada
- Park Hyatt Hanazono, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
Multigenerational Wellness Resort of the Year
An inclusive family-friendly wellness resort that offers fun, special memories and wellness for all ages making it perfect for multigenerational trips.
- Soneva Fushi, Kunfunadhoo Island, Maldives
- Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Al Ruwais, Qatar
- Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Nha Trang, Vietnam
Destination Spa of the Year
A beautifully designed spa concept that offers best-in-class treatments for a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Sustainable Spa Collaboration of the Year
A collaboration between a luxury wellness hotel group and a sustainable skincare spa brand that offers outstanding results.
- Voya x The Peninsula Hotels
- Irene Forte x Rocco Forte Hotels
- Subtle Energies x Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Urban Spa Hotel Brand of the Year
A lavish spa getaway in the heart of a big city.
Medical Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
A Dr. and clinic worth travelling for offering world-class treatments, results and products.
Wellness Island of the Year
A private island with a special spa, fitness and wellness offering in an ideal setting to get away from it all.
- Velaa Private Island, Noonu Atoll, Maldives
- Amanpulo, Palawan, Philippines
- Joali Being, Bodufushi Island, Maldives
Design Wellness Destination of the Year
An architectural phenomenon that combines design, wellness and hospitality in a beautiful destination that you never want to leave.
Unique Wellness Experience of the Year
An immersive and distinctive wellness experience in an extraordinary setting.
- Singita Spa Safari, Africa
- Nihi Equine Retreat, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
- Alma Festival at Six Senses Ibiza, Spain
Urban Wellness Concept of the Year
An innovative and unique wellness concept that goes above and beyond current market offerings.
- YUN WELLNESS at Island Shangri-La
- Family Form Method at The Upper House
- Asaya Lodges at Rosewood Hong Kong
Fashion Hospitality Collaboration of the Year
A collaboration between a fashion and luxury travel brand that made waves this year.
Wellness Pioneer of the Year
An all-encompassing wellness hospitality hero who has innovated the luxury wellness travel industry.
Voting for Compare Retreats’ Luxury Wellness Travel Awards 2024 is now closed. Winners will be announced at YUN Wellness at Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong on January 29th 2024. Voting for Compare Retreats’ Luxury Wellness Travel Awards 2025 will open in November 2024. To get in touch about sponsorship please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.