NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Namale Resort & Spa in Fiji announced today that SpaFinder® Wellness, the global spa and wellness resource, has named Namale as winner of the prestigious 2012 Country Award for the South Pacific. This recognition is given annually to the number-one most-voted spa in the South Pacific by spa-goers across the world in SpaFinder Wellness' Readers' Choice Awards.
Once again, the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards tallied a record amount of votes globally — more than any other year in its 10-year history. As such, the Awards provide the most comprehensive consumer assessment of the global spa market available today, identifying spa-goers' favorite spas by continent, country/region and across 27 categories.
"Working your way to the top of a global industry is nothing short of an extraordinary feat," noted Susie Ellis, president of SpaFinder Wellness, Inc. "This Country Award salutes the hard work of Namale's owners and staff who achieved this honor together by delivering the highest standards for spa and wellness available today in the South Pacific for every client, every day."
Namale, Fiji's #1 all-inclusive resort and spa, is located in Savusavu, nestled between the lush greenery of the rainforest and the magic of the pristine Koro Sea. Surrounded by beautiful hibiscus and towering palms, the idyllic backdrop provides guests with a feeling of total bliss and ignites all senses with romance and tranquility.
Namale's world-class, award-winning spa – constructed from native palm wood, rock and palm thatch and decorated with native flora, exposed beams, and walls of windows showcasing the sea – affords guests a relaxing place to soothe both their minds and bodies. For the more adventurous travelers, Namale offers a number of different activities including vigorous hikes through the rainforest, biking to some of the most lavish waterfalls and a host of water sports designed to open your eyes to the colorful world beneath the sea. With so many luxurious amenities at their fingertips, guests can truly indulge in the best of both worlds.
Namale is also a favorite celebrity destination, and has been visited by Meg Ryan, Donna Karan, Tom Selleck and Edward Norton. According to Edward Norton, "You literally can't resist Namale. The idyllic setting, the sincere warmth of the people and the atmosphere of reflection... it all conspires to start draining tension out of your body and mind as soon as you set foot there."
Readers' Choice Awards are based on votes submitted worldwide at SpaFinder Wellness' global consumer websites (including SpaFinder.com) and by readers of SpaFinder Wellness digital publications. Voters were asked to cast ballots only for stay and day spas they've personally visited within the past three years.
The complete list of winners of the 2012 SpaFinder Wellness Readers' Choice Awards can be viewed here: http://www.spafinder.com/rca
About Namale - Fiji's #1 Resort & Spa
Namale is the getaway for romance, relaxation, pampering and a spiritual renewal. Located on the edge of the Koro Sea in Savusavu, Fiji, the award-winning, five-star resort and spa has received numerous accolades, including One of the 50 Most Romantic Places on Earth by Luxury Magazine and 2010 World Travel Award as Fiji's leading Spa Resort. The 525-acre resort and spa boasts 19 unique villas and bures, a world-class spa that merges ancient wisdoms with the knowledge of modern medical sciences and research to create a generous variety of activities.
About SpaFinder® Wellness, Inc.
SpaFinder Wellness is a wellness discovery engine that connects millions seeking a healthier, happier lifestyle with wellness providers around the globe. Its unique digital platform gives people everywhere the ability to discover, search, evaluate and reserve the services they want, at the time, location and price that they desire – whether they are seeking spa, fitness or wellness experiences. SpaFinder Wellness is the largest retailer and wholesaler of gift cards for the spa and wellness industry, and also offers SpaFinder Wellness currency to support corporate wellness programs to help employees maintain healthy lifestyles. For more information, please visit www.SpaFinder.com.
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