With its scenic beachfront location in the middle of a historic pineapple plantation, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offers a quintessential Hawaiian experience. Influenced by the island setting, architecture and décor create a laidback mood, and nowhere is the fine art of relaxation more evident than at the 17,500-square-foot The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Kapalua. Along with traditional treatment rooms, offerings here include cedar saunas, eucalyptus-infused steam rooms, relaxation areas inspired by volcanic stone grottos and private cabanas for couples. Therapies are based on native Hawaiian principles, which incorporate local flowers, fruits and herbs. As well, water in its purest form — Waihua in Hawaiian — is emphasized for its power to heal tired bodies and minds.