With grace and gratitude

Since opening in 2005, Gaia Retreat & Spa has received numerous accolades and world awards, gaining an impeccable reputation as a Leading Australian Health and Wellness Retreat and Boutique Spa Experience.

World Luxury Hotel Awards

Global Winner – Overall Chairman’s Award 2020
Continent Winner – Luxury Boutique Retreat – 2019
Overall Winner – Global Hotel of the Year – 2018
Global Winner – Luxury Boutique Retreat – 2018
Continent Winner – Luxury Spa Hotel – 2016, 2017
Continent Winner – Luxury Wellness Hotel – 2017
Continent Winner – Luxury Boutique Hotel – 2015, 2017, 2020

World luxury restaurant awards

Global Winner – Luxury Spa Restaurant – 2018, 2019
Global Winner – Health & Wellness Cuisine – 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

World luxury spa awards

Continent Winner – Luxury Healing Spa – 2020
Continent Winner – Best Luxury Spa Retreat – 2017, 2018, 2019
Country Winner – Best Luxury Wellness Spa – 2018, 2019
Regional Winner – Best Luxury Wellness Spa – 2017
Continent Winner – Best Luxury Wellness Spa – 2016
Best Luxury Destination Spa – 2013, 2014, 2015

World travel awards

Considered the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’

World’s Leading Retreat – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Australasia’s Leading Boutique Hotel – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Australia’s Leading Spa Resort – 2013, 2014, 2015
Australia’s Leading Boutique Hotel – 2013, 2014

World spa awards

World’s Best Day Spa – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Oceania’s Best Day Spa – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

luxury lifestyle awards

The Best Luxury Wellness Retreat in New South Wales – 2020

gold list awards

Best Luxury Health & Wellness Retreat Australia – 2019

World Boutique Hotel Awards

World's Best Spa Hotel - 2015
Australasia’s Best Wellness Spa - 2015

hospitality awards

Best Boutique Wellness Retreat - New South Wales - 2020

the spa traveller awards

Best Wellness Cuisine & Best International Retreat for Solo Travellers – 2015
Best Wellness Spa Australasia/South Pacific & Best International Retreat for Solo Travellers – 2013, 2014

wellness travel awards

Best of Going Solo & Best for Nutrition - 2015

TripAdvisor - Traveller's Choice

Best of the Best - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020

Gourmet Traveller Awards

Best Health Retreat - 2011

Condé Nast Traveller Reader's Spa Awards

Favourite Overseas Hotel Spa - Australasia & South Pacific - 2008

Further Awards & Accolades

Since opening in 2005, Gaia Retreat & Spa has received numerous accolades and world awards, gaining an impeccable reputation as a Leading Australian Health and Wellness Retreat and Boutique Spa Experience.

2015 TRIPADVISOR – HALL OF FAME

Hall of Fame Award for winning ‘Certificate of Excellence’ 5 years in a row

TRIP ADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Winner of the following categories:

Best Relaxation & Spa Hotels in Australia
Best Relaxation & Spa Hotels in the South Pacific
Top 25 Relaxation & Spa Hotels in the World
Top 25 Hotels for Service in Australia

The Travellers’ Choice Award is the highest honour a hotel can receive from the TripAdvisor community. It’s based on the reviews and opinions of millions of travellers and is awarded to a select and distinguished group of hotels.

2013 INTERNATIONAL DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

Winner – Asia Pacific Hotel & Commercial Awards – Spa Hotel

2012 THE SPA TRAVELLER AWARDS

Winner – Readers Choice Ultimate Wellness Spa – Worldwide
Winner – Best Wellness Spa – Australasia and South Pacific
Winner – Best Wellness Cuisine – Worldwide

2010 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS CHOICE

No.3 – Top 10 Celebrity Hotels in the World

2011 THE SPA TRAVELLER AWARDS

Winner – Reader's Choice International – Best Spa Resort
Winner – Reader's Choice International – Best Spa Cuisine

2008 ASPA AWARDS

Winner – Best Destination Spa Australasia and Top 3
Finalists -Best Hotel Spa Australasia

2007 & 2008 TATTLER MAGAZINE

Top 10 Spas of the World

2007 GOURMET TRAVELLER

Best of the Best – Best Health Retreats

2006 BRITISH VOGUE

Listed – Super Spa’s of the World

2005 GOURMET TRAVELLER

Listed – 20 Best Spa Retreats in the World