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Zemi Thai House Spa Nominated for Best New Resort Spa 2016

Recently named one of the world’s best new spas by CNN, the Zemi Thai House Spa has quickly become a coveted destination for health and well-being.

Now, our Zemi Thai House Spa has been nominated for World’s Best New Resort Spa 2016 and Best Spa in Anguilla 2016 by World Spa Awards™.  We’re excited to announce our nominations, and encourage spa aficionados to join in the voting process beginning Wednesday, May 25, 2016. 

 

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World Spa Awards™ serves to celebrate and reward spa industry excellence through their annual awards program. Zemi Beach House’s Thai House Spa is one of eight new resort spas nominated as part of the 2nd Annual World Spa Awards.

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Architecturally captivating, our Zemi Thai House Spa occupies an authentic, carefully restored Thai home and an ancient Thai Tea House, both of which were transported to Anguilla in the ‘80s and pieced back together on the grounds of Zemi Beach House. The spa also boasts the island’s first House of Wellbeing, our authentic space for cleansing, with heated benches and gobek tasi for scrub treatments.

Although the structure is from Thailand, many areas of the spa were inspired by the Taino people who lived in Anguilla.  The three-pointed zemi stone, for which our resort was named, was their touchstone.  Treatment areas include the Bohio, the name for a Taino home; rain showers since rain was central to the Taino zemis, or spirits, who ruled nature; the outdoor Bohique Mud Deck, named after the bohiques or Taino shaman, and the outdoor Aty Vitality Pool named for Atabeyra, the Taino zemi of water and wellbeing.

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Treatments are inspired by the ancient healing traditions of the Taino.  Our signature treatment, the Taino Bathing Ritual, is a social and healing journey.  It pays homage to the Tainos who layered their bodies with herbs, fruits, muds and salts then lied in the sun to dry before bathing again.

Products from Elemental Herbology are incorporated, and highlight the 5 main elements that are the basis for our treatments: wood for rejuvenation, fire for energy, earth for balance, metal for detox, and water to soothe. Elemental Herbology products are 100% free from synthetic fragrance, artificial colour, sulphates, paraben preservatives and mineral oils to ensure your skin is cared for from the inside out.

Featuring nine treatment rooms and outdoor spaces including rain showers, the vitality pool and yoga deck, guests of the Zemi Thai House Spa can experience complete tranquility and rejuvenation.

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Voting for Best New Resort Spa and Best Anguilla Spa begins on Wednesday May 25th. We encourage all to vote based on their experiences and preference.

Click here to cast your vote.

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