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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.
Paul Brown has created a spa facing Waikiki Beach. Linger with a cup of tea between treatments and gaze through 75-foot-high windows at the activity outside. Lush Hawaiian foliage, sleek Balinese teak furnishings, and a mist of ylang-ylang and nutmeg in the air inspire relaxation. Treatments incorporate Brown's Hapuna line of essential oils, as well as a thermal masking system using volcanic ash. The couples' experience lasts four hours and includes massage, massage instruction, and chocolate-covered strawberries at sunset. www.marriottwaikiki.com.
Na Hoola is the premier resort spa in Waikiki, with 16 treatment rooms sprawling across the fifth and sixth floors of the Hyatt. Arrive early for your treatment to enjoy the postcard views of Waikiki Beach. Four packages identified by Hawaii's native healing plants—noni, kukui, awa, and kalo—combine various body, face, and hair treatments; they also have packages that last 3 to 6 hours. The Kele Kele body wrap employs a self-heating mud wrap to release tension and stress. The small exercise room is for use by hotel guests only. www.waikiki.hyatt.com.
From its perch in the Kalia Tower, Mandara Spa, an outpost of the chain that originated in Bali, overlooks the mountains, ocean, and downtown Honolulu. Fresh Hawaiian ingredients and traditional techniques headline an array of treatments. Try an exotic upgrade, such as reflexology or an eye treatment using Asian silk protein. The delicately scented, candlelit foyer can fill up quickly with robe-clad conventioneers, so be sure to make a reservation. There are spa suites for couples, a private infinity pool, and a boutique. www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com.
Every staff member at this spa, or "cast member," as they call themselves, is extensively trained in Hawaiian culture and history to ensure they are projecting the right mana, or energy, in their work. To begin each treatment, you select a special pohaku (rock) with words of intent, then cast it into a reflective pool. Choose from about 150 spa therapies, and indulge in Kulu Wai, the only outdoor hydrotherapy garden on Oahu—with private vitality pools, co-ed mineral baths, six different "rain" showers, whirlpool jet spas, and more. resorts.disney.go.com/aulani-hawaii-resort.
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