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2009 Spa Poll Results: Destination and International Resort Spas

DESTINATION SPAS
Last year's third-rated Canyon Ranch Lenox tops this year's list of destination spas, thanks to its vast 100,000-square-foot facility; innovative, restorative treatments; and knowledgeable, cosseting staff. The top-rated properties include the current number two, the Lake Austin Spa Resort, which topped the chart in 2008, and a stable of other high scorers over the poll's nine-year history.

 ScoreLocationFacilitiesTrtmentsStaffRoomsServiceFoodActivitiesDesign
Canyon Ranch Lenox 90.087.892.397.4 92.3 80.587.8 90.2 92.590.2
Lake Austin Spa Resort 89.8 83.9 88.5 92.3 90.4 88.9 93.0 87.5 92.991.2
Red Mountain Spa89.8 93.2 94.1 94.1 91.2 74.3 89.2 87.8 94.6 90.5
Miraval Tucson87.3 88.4 89.7 92.5 90.0 79.181.4 88.4 83.7 93.0
Canyon Ranch Tucson 82.8 75.0 92.0 88.0 84.0 78.1 84.4 81.3 90.6 75.0
Ten Thousand Waves 79.2 69.1 92.2 94.1 92.2 70.4 80.0 41.2 90.7 83.6

INTERNATIONAL RESORT SPAS
Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean are the places to be for travelers looking for a little R and R outside the US of A. Topping the list: Rosewood's King Pacific Lodge, a moored fishing lodge that hooks a perfect score for its British Columbia harbor location.

 ScoreLocationFacilitiesTrtmentsStaffRoomsServiceFoodActivitiesDesign
King Pacific Lodge 96.9 100 96.9 95.7 95.7 96.9 96.9 96.9 96.9 96.9
One&Only Palmilla94.4 94.5 93.9 93.9 93.9 97.0 95.2 92.1 93.9 95.7
Wickaninnish Inn94.2 98.8 87.6 95.8 95.8 93.2 93.2 94.4 87.6 97.5
JW Marriott Cancún 92.6 96.0 91.3 84.4 84.4 98.0 93.387.2 91.3 94.0
Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman92.1 93.7 90.1 97.0 100 93.0 91.5 89.4 90.1 90.1
Four Seasons Resort Whistler 91.6 91.7 91.7 91.3 95.8 94.3 91.1 85.9 91.7 93.6
Las Ventanas al Paraíso91.2 90.5 90.5 93.8 90.6 91.5 90.6 90.6 90.5 94.9
One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas91.095.4 85.3 95.8 95.8 93.8 89.2 87.7 85.3 92.3
Royal Hideaway Playacar 91.0 92.2 83.3 90.6 93.8 91.4 91.4 89.7 83.3 94.8
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita90.8 89.4 89.2 100 100 89.4 91.5 86.2 89.2 91.5
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica 90.0 83.6 89.8 95.0 96.7 92.5 94.3 82.3 89.8 90.6
Four Seasons Resort Nevis89.393.0 84.5 90.4 90.4 89.9 91.5 86.9 84.5 88.4
Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain Resorts89.2 93.0 88.3 95.7 95.7 92.8 92.9 80.5 88.3 87.5
Peter Island Resort, Tortola89.095.8 85.1 100 90.0 83.0 88.3 87.4 85.1 89.5
CuisinArt Resort & Spa, Anguilla 88.8 95.4 85.2 96.4 92.9 89.8 84.3 84.0 85.2 92.6
Ritz-Carlton, Cancún88.2 92.6 82.4 85.2 85.2 89.3 93.3 83.2 82.4 89.3

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