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Kim Steutermann Rogers
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Recently, I scheduled a lomilomi massage at Ville de Coco day spa at Outrigger Luana Waikiki. When I arrived, I started making mental notes: The décor was modern in dark, painted woods and accented in sleek chrome. Soft music played. Water trickled from a fountain.
I believe in pausing for sunsets, preferably on the sandy beaches of Polihale or Hanalei on Kauai. I believe in pinot noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon, preferably Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards. And I believe in massage--any kind. Deep-tissue. Lomilomi. Hot stone. And, now, shiatsu.
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Luxuriate at the ocean's edge in this serene spa. Don't miss the tropical Pineapple Pedicure ($100 with polish; $85 without), administered outdoors overlooking the North Shore. Tired feet soak in a bamboo bowl filled with coconut milk before the pampering really begins with Hawaiian algae salt, island bee honey, kukui nut oil, and crushed pineapple. There are private spa suites, an outdoor treatment cabana that overlooks the surf, an outdoor exercise studio, and a lounge area and juice bar. www.turtlebayresort.com.
SpaHalekulani mines the traditions and cultures of the Pacific Islands with massages, body, and facial therapies. Try the Polynesian Nonu, which uses warm stones and healing nonu gel. The exclusive line of bath and body products is scented by maile, lavender orchid, or coconut passion. Facilities specific to treatment but may include Japanese furo bath or steam shower. www.halekulani.com.
One of the newest in Waikiki, The Spa at Trump offers private changing and showering areas for each room, creating an environment of uninterrupted relaxation. No matter what treatment you choose, it is inspired by "personal intention," such as purify, balance, heal, revitalize, or calm, to elevate the senses throughout your time there. Don't miss the signature gemstone treatments, which feature products by Shiffa; or treat yourself to a Kate Somerville facial to emerge with younger-looking skin. The Hawaiian pineapple lime exfoliation massage is the most popular, as it is exclusive to this spa. www.trumpwaikikihotel.com.
Only steps off the beach, this renovated Aveda Concept spa provides aromatherapy treatments, massages, and facials. Each room is extra spacious not just to give therapists area to move, but to accommodate handicapped guests as well. Book the last appointment of the day—usually 4, 5, or 6 pm—so you can watch the sunset as you're finishing your massage treatment. www.serenityspahawaii.com.