Hawaii is a hot spot for lots of things, but did you know that they are also a hot spot for spas? Spa in Hawaii even get their own category in many travel magazines, since they are so abundant. One of the foremost spa experts is Spa Finder and they have here enlightened us on their pick for the top 10 spas in Hawaii. I don’t know about you, but by the time I got done reading this complete list of the top 10 spas in Hawaii, I was ready to book a flight with cheapflights.com.au. Take a look at this Top 10 List per Spa Finder.
ONE OF A KIND
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Kohala Coast, Big Island
The Kohala Coast is known out for lava fields and that is why faux lava flows in the outdoor showers at this spa. Mauna Lani is the very spiritual without being over the top in that regard. The grounds contain fragrant flowers. Therapists there rather deal with healing energy than a good deep tissue massage. I am not one for deep, but a light touch takes a lot of belief. Try the 120 minute hour Fire and Ice Facial for the use hot and cold stones along Eminence skincare products.
Four Seasons Hualalai, Kohala Coast, Big Island
The fitness offerings here trump almost outshine all else even in Hawaii. The lap worthy pool, multiple gyms along with personal trainers, a climbing wall, a basketball court, and almost a hundred classes each week, one will not be strolling around wondering what to do while there. The Asian is gorgeous, the food is divine and the staff top notch.
BEST NO-SPA SPA
Kona Village Resort, Kohala Coast, Big Island
Despite just three less than luxurious treatment rooms and two oceanside hales – low-key works here because of therapist John Wheeler’s remarkable unknotting massage. The resort has no TVs, phones, or door locks; the dress code is extremely low key and flowing. Don’t miss the Jacuzzis on the wide decks.
BEST NEW SPA
Hotel Hana-Maui, Hana, Maui
Their nine treatment suites have soaking tubs, and showers that are extremely clean and just right. The brief treatment menu details traditional healing An exciting gentle yoga class is found every morning.
MOST ELABORATE HYDROTHERAPY
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, Wailea, Maui
The elaborate hydrotherapy water course here is the stand out. It has a 35-foot-diameter Jacuzzi; steam room and sauna; Japanese furo baths; waterfall massages; Swiss showers; and also specialty baths that have Moor mud, limu seaweed, tropical enzymes, Hawaiian botanicals, and mineral salts.
MOST INTERESTING COUPLE’S TREATMENT
Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, Maui
Cocooning in a wrap is a fav spa treatment here where one is placed in a warm dry-float bed along with a neck-and-shoulder massage. Don’t miss the three oceanside hales.
THE 19TH-HOLE MASSAGE
Princeville Resort, Princeville, Kauai
I go for anything Rosemary and the Rosemary-Mint Body Wrap aims to please! Luxury reigns here. The hotel is opulent and asian inspired.
Pure Kauai, North Shore, Kauai
Your entire stay can be customized here to include surf lessons in Hanalei Bay, all-day hikes along the Na Pali Coast or through Waimea Canyon, yoga, Pilates, kayaking, outrigger canoeing, and horseback riding.
BEST SPA SUITES
Kahala Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu, Oahu
The spa suite here is one of the best anywhere, but especially in Diamond Head or Waikiki. There are no common areas so the five 600-square-foot suites have taken the place for personal indoor and outdoor sitting areas, daybeds, showers, dressing rooms, and showpiece infinity tubs.
Halekulani, Honolulu, Oahu
Here the steam rises just like from a waterfall with a treatment named the Polynesian Steam Therapy. One inhales herb infused steam to open the upper respiratory area.