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Five local spas nominated for World Spa Awards

Five local spas are battling for the top spot in the fifth annual World Spa Awards 2019.

The nominees for the best spa include Mandara Spa, Atlantis, Paradise Island; Red Lane Spa at Sandals Emerald Bay, Exuma; Red Lane Spa at Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and Offshore Island, New Providence; Seaspa at Grand Isle Resort and Spa, Exuma; and the Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort, Paradise Island.

Director General in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation Joy Jibrilu said The Bahamas is proud of each nominee.

“The fact that five local spas are nominated for the World Spa Awards bodes well for The Bahamas and demonstrates that we are on par with countries around the world for revitalization and relaxation,” she noted.

“Everyone in The Bahamas should be proud of this and vote to ensure that the world knows that it is better in The Bahamas.”

Launched by the World Travel Awards as a sister program to the World Ski Awards and World Golf Awards, World Spa Awards is focused on the rapidly evolving spa and wellness sector.

According to officials, World Spa Awards was established “in response to overwhelming demand from the spa industry for a program that was fair and transparent; a program with a mission to serve as the definitive benchmark of excellence, and to help to foster a new era of growth in spa tourism”.

The World Spa Awards program has categories for the Best Hotel Spa, Best Resort Spa, Best Wellness Retreat and Best Spa Destination, each awarded on a national level.

The individual country level winner with the most votes not only takes the national award but also the world level award in each of the respective categories.

A number of categories exist on a world-level only, such as Best Airline Lounge Spa, Best Cruise Line Spa, Best Spa Brand, Best Medical Spa and Best Desert Spa.

Voting methodology is simple: votes are cast by professionals working within the spa industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media – and by the public.

Voting opens on April 29 and ends on August 19. To cast a vote, visit

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