Awards for Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Koh Samui Thailand


February, 2017
World Spa & Wellness Awards : “World Wide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year ”

At the prestigious World Spa & Wellness Awards held in London on 26th February, Kamalaya was named “Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination of the Year”. As one of the leading honours in the wellness industry the World Spa & Wellness Awards acknowledge the global excellence of care, service and quality with the aim to both inspire spas and to develop global standards.

Assessed by an independent jury of experienced industry professionals Kamalaya was shortlisted alongside five highly reputed properties from across the world. This is the third time Kamalaya has been recognised in the awards, having won “Destination Spa of the Year – Asia & Australasia” in 2012 and 2014.



November, 2016
AsiaSpa Award “Spa Cuisine of the Year”
At the annual AsiaSpa Awards in Hong Kong on 16th November Kamalaya was awarded “Spa Cuisine of the Year”. Shortlisted alongside five other reputable properties from India and Southeast Asia, Kamalaya is honoured to receive this accolade for their Inspired Healthy Cuisine which is an integral part of Kamalaya’s holistic wellness concept. Combining fundamental principles of ancient Asian healing traditions with current research, Kamalaya co-founder Karina Stewart and team of chefs have created a colourful menu that is both healing and delicious.

“Every dish is flavoured with the skill and passion of our kitchen hosts and we feel truly grateful to see their daily dedication being recognised.”, says Stewart and continues: “At Kamalaya, we view food as medicine and hope our guests feel inspired to use this powerful
                             healing tool and continue healthily when they return back home.” AsiaSpa is Asia’s premier spa and wellbeing magazine and with the
                             awards they are setting a benchmark for spas in the region and around the world.


November, 2016
Kamalaya was selected as a multiple winner at the 2016 Spafinder Wellness 365™ Travel Awards including the coveted Crystal Award “Best in Asia”, which is given to the top spas, hotels/resorts and retreats that offer exceptional wellness experiences on six continents. This is the second time Kamalaya has received this distinction since the awards were launched. From a shortlist of properties, selected by a panel of 39 wellness travel editors and industry experts, over 130,000 consumers and travel agents voted for their favourites this year. Kamalaya also received its fifth Country Award “Best in Thailand” and named among the top ten in the categories Best Eco-friendly & Sustainable Property, Best for Going Solo, Best for Mind & Spirit, Best for Nutrition & Healthy Cuisine, Best for the "Wow" Factor, Best for Yoga, Best Hidden Gem, Best Weight Loss Program.

April, 2016
Kamalaya awarded "BEST OVERSEAS HEALTH & WELLNESS PROPERTY 2016' in Australian Luxury Travel Magazine's Gold List Awards
For the second time, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa was awarded Best Overseas Health & Wellness Property by Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Awards on 20th April 2016. Kamalaya was shortlisted alongside 14 other reputable properties from Thailand, Bali, Japan, India, UK, USA and New Zealand.

Australia’s premier travel and lifestyle magazine annually asks its readers to nominate outstanding luxury travel experiences in Australia and around the world. This includes hotels, resorts, spas, airlines, cruise ships as well as travel agencies, tour operators and destinations. Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List is one of the most comprehensive luxury travel surveys undertaken in Australia and among the country’s leading travel awards.

February, 2016
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.

November, 2015
AsiaSpa Awards 2015: Spa of the Year – Southeast Asia & the Pacific
At the 2015 AsiaSpa Awards in Hong Kong Kamalaya was awarded “Spa of the Year - Southeast Asia & the Pacific”. Shortlisted alongside ten other reputable properties from Southeast Asia, India 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 and around the world.

November, 2015
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.

September 2015
Award of Outstanding Performance for Health Tourism / Destination Spa - Tourism of Thailand (TAT)
Just before its 10th anniversary, Kamalaya has again been recognised with a “Thailand Tourism Award for Outstanding Performance” in the category of “Health Tourism/Destination Spa” on Sunday 27th September 2015 in Bangkok. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) introduced these prestigious awards in 1996.