OUR 5 ALL-TIME FAVORITE SPAS IN HAWAII
This hidden jewel tucked away amidst the lush grounds of The Royal Hawaiian Hotel is the only spa in Waikiki that offers treatments outside in a tropical garden setting.
The Hawaiian Organic Spa Experience incorporates organic skincare products such as extra virgin coconut oil, passion fruit and Hawaiian honey into a luxurious 50-minute head-to-toe experience that includes a facial and scalp massage.
The 80-minute experience includes a pampering back treatment. Photo By: The Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
Experience ultimate relaxation and bliss at Halele'a ("House of Joy") Spa, which is located in Kaua'i's ritzy St. Regis Princeville Resort. The spa offers guests personalized services that celebrate the Aloha spirit.
Try the Kaua'i Coffee Scrub with Cardamom Massage, a 90-minute treatment that exfoliates and tones the body with a fresh blend of coffee black olive, crushed almond, sugar and fresh lemon juices, followed by a warming massage that combines cardamom, patchouli, vetiver and black pepper.
Also recommended is the Rainforest Shower and Taro Butter Polish, a 60-minute treatment that starts off with a full body exfoliation using sugar grown in Kaua'i infused with maile aroma (a beautiful leafy vine grown on the island with a refreshing scent). The treatment is performed in the Vichy shower, and finishes with the application of a moisturizing Taro Butter Kiss treatment from head-to-toe. Photo By: The St. Regis Princeville Resort.
Located at Maui's Grand Wailea A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Spa Grande is the largest spa in Hawaii and offers a variety of relaxing body therapies to soothe the body, mind and soul.
One of their signature therapies is the Maui Sugar Cane Exfoliation treatment, which smooths, softens and nourishes skin. Also popular on their menu is the Ultimate Foot Treatment - a therapeutic eucalyptus foot treatment that includes a scalp, neck and shoulder massage.
For an ultra-luxurious experience, try the Pala'au Journey: a Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage followed by a full-body cocoon, scalp and foot massage using natural ingredients created in Maui. Photo By: Grand Wailea A Waldorf Astoria Resort.
Relax while enjoying Hawaiian-inspired treatments near a waterfall or in a hut next to the ocean.
Popular treatments include the Kona Coffee Manicure and Pedicure, which combines the exfoliating properties of coffee along with a vanilla hydrating treatment. The Bamboo Massage incorporates bamboo and rattan sticks of various lengths and sizes for ultimate relaxation.
Warm coconut oil is massaged into the head and scalp during the Kahinu treatment, which ends with a neck, shoulder, hand and foot massage. Photo By: Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.
Located at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, this beachfront spa offers guests a wide range of services and treatments, from acupuncture and nutrition evaluation to massages and body treatments.
Try their Island Glow—an aromatic exfoliating experience that blends sugar cane, coconut oil and island honey, hand mixed with locally grown organic vanilla beans and fragrant cinnamon to leave skin feeling smooth and soft.
The spa also features a new couple’s hale with dual outdoor showers, a Japanese soaking tub, and a private garden for dining. Photo By: Don Riddle, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
Indulge yourself in these island-inspired spa treatments.
By Kamala Kirk