Inaugural Spa & Wellness Award Winners Announced

The event shone a light on Australia’s incredible wellness industry.

On Sunday, November 27, the inaugural Spa & Wellness Awards took place in Brisbane. Organised by Kris Abbey, the event aimed to reinvigorate Australia’s wellness industry and acknowledge the incredible talent we have in this country.

Wellness professionals from all over Australia attended and agreed that it was time to unite the industry, which has become somewhat disconnected throughout the past few years, not least due to the pandemic. Attendees included spa consultants, spa owners and operators, spa brand founders, wellness practitioners, as well as selected Medispa and aesthetic professionals who are offering a more holistic approach to their services.

S+C Managing Editor Nadine Dilong (right) with Best New Spa Winners BODHI Yallingup

The event honoured people in 37 categories, with most of them being visibly moved and humbled to be acknowledged by their peers. While the majority of awards was judged by an advisory board (including our Managing Editor, Nadine Dilong), there was also a consumer voted category. Abbey announced that over 6,000 consumers had voted, which far exceeded any expectations she had and showed the general public’s interest and investment in wellness.

Congratulations to all the winners:


Best Skincare: Face

Best Skincare: Body

Best Hair Care
Mukti Organics

Best Wellness Product
Happy Bum Co

Best Wellness Retreat
Kamalaya Koh Samui

Best Spa
Five Star Day Spa


Spa Star of The Year
Kristy Morris & Kath Merlot

Spa Consultant of the Year
Sam Dunn

Wellness Warrior of the Year
Naomi Whitfeld

Ambassador for Change
Alice Hansen


Best Eco Retreat

Best Travel Experience
The Reef House

Best Island Resort or Hotel
COMO Laucala Island

Most Unique Property
COMO The Treasury Perth


Best Wellness Program
endota Online Retreat

Best Wellness Product
Subtle Energies Sleep Program

Best Wellness Retreat or Resort
Kamalaya Koh Samui

Best Urban Wellness Centre
Kailo Medi Spa

Best Wellness Cuisine
Aro Ha

Best Mineral or Hot Spring
Peninsula Hot Springs


Best Urban Spa
Relinque Urban Retreat & Spa

Best Resort Spa
Spa Anise

Best Hotel Spa
Aurora Bathhouse

Best Rural Spa
Osborn House Spa

Best Wellness Spa
Amatara Welleisure

Best Spa in Australasia

Best Spa in Asia
The Datai, Langkawi

Best Spa Experience
Soul Skin Spa

Best Spa Supplier
Spa Vision

Best New Spa
Bodhi Yallingup

Best Medi Spa
Ascensión Cosmetic Medicine


Best Internal Beauty Product

Best Sustainable Beauty or Body Range

Retreatment Botanics & Better Brand

Best New Beauty Range
Vanessa Megan

Best Hair Care
V&M Spa

Best Cosmeceutical Range
Dr. NC

Best Spa Skincare Range

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