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The spa's oceanfront salon has a million-dollar view. It's a perfect place to beautify before a wedding or special anniversary, and it's a convenient beach stroll from its adjacent parking lot. The facility is spacious and well-appointed, offering traditional Swedish and deep tissue massage, and shiatsu, in addition to innovative treatments such as the hydrating vitamin C facial for sun lovers, the detoxifying volcanic clay body wrap, and the back-walk massage that's followed by stretching therapy. The coed waiting area has light snacks: banana bread, pineapple slices, coconut macaroons, and coffee and tea. Fitness buffs can take advantage of its state-of-the-art gym and complimentary fitness classes. www.maui.hyatt.com.
Find tranquility at this stellar spa near Kaanapali's Airport Beach. The decor is modern and Asian-inspired, and treatments incorporate Hawaiian elements. Try the Signature Heavenly Ritual body treatment, which infuses cane sugar in a gentle exfoliation, pineapple and green papaya in a mask, and then finishes with a cream application, plus a scalp and foot massage. Couples can opt for tandem lomilomi massages (traditional Hawaiian massage involving powerful strokes down the length of the body) in the privacy of a beautiful tropical suite. Although access to the gym next door is reserved for resort guests only, other amenities such as the steam room and nail salon more than suffice. www.westin.com.
A bamboo gate opens into an outdoor sanctuary with a lava-rock basking pool and hot tub. At first glimpse, this spa seems to have been organically grown, not built. The decor can hardly be called decor—it's an abundant, living garden that overlooks Hana Bay. Ferns still wet from Hana's frequent downpours nourish the spirit as you rest with a cup of Hawaiian herbal tea, or take an invigorating dip in the cold plunge pool, or have a therapist stretch your limbs as you soak in the warm waters of the aquatic therapy pool. Luxurious skin-care teatments feature organic products from Amala and essential oils from locally produced Maui Excellent. www.travaasa.com/hana.
This 50,000-square-foot spa makes others seem like well-appointed closets. Slathered in honey and wrapped up in the steam room (if you go for the honey steam wrap), you'll feel like royalty. All treatments include a loofah scrub and a trip to the termé, a hydrotherapy circuit including five therapeutic baths with Hawaii-grown esssences. The circuit includes a Japanese Furo bath, waterfall massage, cold plunge pool, jet showers, and a large Roman hot tub. To fully enjoy the baths, plan to arrive an hour before your treatment. Free with any treatment, the termé is also available separately for $55 for two hours. At times—especially during the holidays—this wonderland can be crowded. When it isn't, it is quite difficult to pry yourself away. www.grandwailea.com.
The resort's hawk-like attention to detail is reflected here. Thoughtful gestures like fresh flowers beneath the massage table, organic ginger tea in the relaxation room, and your choice of music eases your mind and muscles before the treatment even begins. The spa is romantic yet modern, and the therapists are superb. Thanks to an exclusive partnership, the spa offers excellent treatments created by skin guru Kate Somerville. The Lomi Mohala massage uses muscle-relaxing oils blended exclusively for the treatment. Shop for sustainable and organic beauty products like ISUN and Ola Hawaii from the Big Island, or book an appointment at the Ajne blending bar to customize a scent according to your body chemistry. For the ultimate indulgence, reserve one of the seaside open-air hale hau (traditional thatch-roof houses). You can have two therapists realign your body and spirit with a lomilomi massage (traditional Hawaiian massage involving powerful strokes down the length of the body). www.fourseasons.com/maui.
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