By TALEI TORA
Outrigger on the Lagoon ∙ Fiji has taken out the award for Best Destination Spa Resort 2013 highlighting its Bebe Spa Sanctuary at the prestigious annual Australasian Spa Association (ASPA) Spas of Excellence Awards.
Presented at a Gala Dinner at QT Hotel Surfers Paradise on Queensland’s Gold Coast, the award which covers Asia, Australia and the South Pacific was presented in recognition of Bebe Spa Sanctuary’s excellence.
Bebe Spa Sanctuary Manager, Praveena Dewan and the resort’s Executive Assistant Manager Lindsey Palmer accepted the award on behalf of the team and said that the accolade is a huge honour and is as much for the Coral Coast of Fiji as it is for Bebe Spa and Outrigger on the Lagoon ∙ Fiji.
“It is incredibly satisfying to win an award that is judged based on service excellence which combines the culture, magic and incredible beauty of Fiji,” said Mrs. Dewan.
“What sets Bebe Spa Sanctuary apart is not only its enviable location and ability to instill a sense of total peace and tranquility, but our entire team who all share the same passion and dedication to ensure that a world class spa experience is offered to each and every guest,” she said.
The award which was judged and determined by the ASPA board recognised the resort’s standing in the industry and the spa’s continued contribution to the wellness industry. The judging process is based on 50 percentage points towards the submission and 50 percent towards a first person review of the facility and services.
Situated above the resort on a hill known by locals as Lomalagi Hill, Bebe Spa enjoys exceptional views over Outrigger’s coral fringed lagoon, Pacific Ocean and the lush, undulating hills surrounding the resort.
The spa’s concept is based on a traditional Fijian village which also transcends through to the spa menu which focuses on uniting ancient Fijian therapies and beauty rituals with world renowned products.
An adults only domain, the Bebe experience extends to luxurious outdoor balcony spa baths, early morning yoga on an expansive deck and Kalokalo Bar, a retreat where guests can indulge in champagne and canapés or morning and afternoon tea set against the Pacific’s finest views.
Earlier this year Outrigger on the Lagoon ∙ Fiji was acknowledged as Fiji’s premier resort, being awarded Best Deluxe Resort and Best Fine Dining Restaurant for its Ivi Restaurant at the 16th Annual AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards.
Aspa is a non-profit association that represents, supports and promotes the spa and wellness industry throughout Australasia. For more visit: www.aspaassociation.com.au