Hawaii has a history of being able to heal the mind, body and soul, and this is exactly what the top spas in Hawaii all strive to replicate. Whether you happen to be after authentic Polynesian treatments or an entire 600 square foot private spa suite, luxuriously decked out, all to yourself, these are the best spas in Hawaii to visit if you are looking to relax and unwind.
Mauna Lani Spa
Situated in the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, the Mauna Lani Spa is inspired by the vast lava fields that surround it, allowing lava to take center stage, winding itself around the grassy paths and forming the walls of the outdoor pool, sauna and showers. Whether you are someone that believes in spiritual healing or not, there is no denying the positive energy that is exuded all over this spa, from the nurturing therapists to the medicinal fragrant flowers that are planted throughout the grounds. The spa therapists are native to Hawaii, and have been learning about healing and massage from an early age. When it comes to the menu of spa treatments available, the choices will make you want to keep returning back until you have tried them all, from the Fire and Ice Facial to the Lava Watsu Aquatic Experience to the Healing Bath Renewal.
The Kahala Spa
Developed by Espa, the Kahala Spa at Honolulu’s Kahala Hotel and Resort consists of nine individual treatment rooms, each measuring at least 600 square feet. Each treatment room contains a deep soak tub, a relaxation area, a glass-enclosed shower, a wardrobe and a personal changing area, all designed to give each visitor the ultimate in privacy and relaxation. Each of the treatments offered, and performed in your private room, are both restorative and re-energising, focusing on either beauty, health or relaxation. The spa places a strong emphasis on traditional Hawaiian techniques, while using organic and natural ingredients that they have grown themselves wherever possible.
Willow Stream Spa
The multi award-winning Willow Stream Spa is located in the Fairmont Kea Lani Resort in Wailea, and is considered by many to be the best day spa in Hawaii, and one of the best in the USA. Spread out over 9000 square feet, the menu offered here is inspired by ancient Hawaiian traditions and native ingredients from Maui, combining this with the latest in spa technology. Native herbs and flowers have played a huge role in ancient healing traditions, which is why they feature heavily on the spa treatment menus all over Hawaii. While the spa menu may be extensive, the two Signature Expressions are always popular, as these allow guests to sample some of the most beneficial healing techniques that the spa offers.
These Hawaiian spas all stand out for one main reason; they manage to create the perfect balance between traditional local techniques and ingredients, and state-of-the-art spa technology, as well as creative and thoughtful design and architecture. Whether you want to stay at a spa resort or are seeking a day spa for some mid-vacation rejuvenation, these spas will definitely not let you down.