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The Best Spas in Hawaii

Spa area at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu

With Hawaii's beautifully temperate weather, the Islands are conducive to year-round outdoor massages, enabling you to enjoy a tropical view while receiving the latest in luxury spa treatments. Local Hawaiian traditions and culture have also been incorporated into many spa treatments, so that you may achieve bodily balance through hula massages, lava saunas or kahuna chants.

Best Big Island Spas

Spa Without Walls

Spa Without Walls
The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
1 N. Kaniku Dr.
Kohala Coast, HI 96743

The al fresco Spa Without Walls has waterfall and oceanfront massage pavilions and myriad locally inspired treatments using warm lava stones and volcanic mud.

Spa al fresco at this luscious outdoor spa

Hualalai Spa

Hualalai Spa
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu
72-100 Ka'upulehu Dr.
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Relax in the Water of Life garden, couples hut or Japanese cedar soaking tub and indulge in a coconut scrub, ti-leaves wrap, a Romance Escape for two or a complete detox package.

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Mauna Lani Spa

Mauna Lani Spa
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr.
Kohala Coast, HI 96743

The serene Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows boasts seaside hammocks and a lovely spa. Exfoliate with black volcanic clay, take a warm shower in the Vichy hale or deeply relax with cranioscaral or shiatsu.

Get a taste of paradise on the Kohala Coast

Best Lanai Spas

The Spa at Manele at Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay

The Spa at Manele
Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay
One Manele Bay Rd.
Lanai City, HI 96763

Get a suite with lanai, ocean view and daybed for lounging and relax in rainforest showers, cedar dry-heat saunas and eucalyptus steam rooms. Or detox with a Lomi massage and seaweed wrap.

Lanai luxury and more

Best Oahu Spas

Kahala Spa
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
5000 Kahala Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816
808-739-8888, 800-367-2525

Kahala Spa draws from both local traditions, such as the the ritual of Ho'omaka (a relaxing foot massage), and international healing therapies. Treat yourself to an uber massage such as the four-handed Lovely Hula Hands.

Boost your mana, or life force, via a tropical Ohau adventure

Halekulani Hotel sits on historic Gray's Beach in Waikiki

Spa Halekulani
Halekulani Hotel
2199 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96815
808-923-2311, 800-367-2343

Count on Polynesian healing rituals in a relaxed and refined tropical ambiance. Try hot stones, kukui nut oil or four hands at what is considered one of the very best hotels on the island.

Head to Waikiki for Polynesian-inspired healing

Nalu Kinetic Spa
Turtle Bay Resort
57-091 Kamehameha Hwy.
Kahuku, HI 96731

This all-organic spa draws its inspiration from the elements, especially water. A must: the gently moving Wave Therapy massage table.

Renew yourself on Oahu's North Shore

Waikiki Plantation Spa
Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
2335 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
808-926-2880, 866-926-2880

Head to the penthouse spa on the 17th floor for the OSEA Detox Body Cocoon Experience, then relax on the sun deck.

Pampering on the beach in the middle of Waikiki

Best Maui Spas

Spa Helani at The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas

Spa Helani
The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas
6 Kai Ala Dr.
Lahaina, HI 96761

Replenish yourself in a tropical setting complete with spa lanai, "tree house" suite and treatments such as the signature signature anti-aging facial or the Polynesian Ritual, featuring a massage with sand pouches and more.

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The Spa at Travaasa Hana
Travaasa Hana
5031 Hana Hwy.
Hana, HI 96713


Rest where the Beatles hung out and heal body and soul in a gorgeous setting
. Take a dip in the lava-rock whirlpool looking onto Hana Bay, and choose from treatments such as the Aquatic Renewal Therapy, a clay wrap or Gentleman's Facial.

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The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Kapalua
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
1 Ritz-Carlton Dr.
Kapalua, HI 96761

Practice the fine art of relaxation at this 17,500-square-foot spa via cedar saunas, eucalyptus-infused steam rooms, relaxation areas inspired by volcanic stone grottos and private cabanas for couples.

A serene setting with a blissful spa, complete with a grotto

Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea

Spa Grande
Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
3850 Wailea Alanui Dr.
Wailea, HI 96753

The 50,000-square-foot Spa Grande is a lavish facility with 40 treatment rooms and a hydrotherapy circuit with a Roman tub and Japanese furo

Best Kauai Spas

Experience lokahi (balance and harmony) at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Anara Spa
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
1571 Poipu Rd.
Koloa, HI 96756

Rooms open to their own tropical gardens. Treatments include the deeply relaxing and detoxifying Kauai clay, featuring warm stones, awaroot, volcanic clay and coconut oil. Bliss!

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The Secret Beach Hale of Pure Kauai

Pure Kauai
5335 Kapaka St. #B
Kilauea, HI 96754
866-457-7873, 808-828-6570

Install yourself in the tropical paradise of The Secret Beach Hale, then enjoy a private yoga session and treatments such as Lomi Lomi, Shiatsu or acupuncture.

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Treatment room at Spa by the Sea

Spa by the Sea
Waipouli Outrigger Resort
4-820 Kuhio Hwy.
Kapaa, HI 96746

Find Pono (balance) on the Garden Isle. Pick from a menu that boasts anything from an Ancient Volcanic Ritual to the Noni Body Wrap to a sizzling couples retreat.

Just steps away from finding balance


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