- ANARA Spa at the Grand Hyatt Kauai (tel. 808/240-6440): Get rid of stress and be pampered in a Hawaiian atmosphere where the spirit of aloha reigns. An elegant 25,000-square-foot spa, ANARA (A New Age Restorative Approach) focuses on Hawaiian culture and healing, with some 16 treatment rooms, a lap pool, fitness facilities, lava-rock showers that open to the tropical air, outdoor whirlpools, a 24-head Swiss shower, Turkish steam rooms, Finnish saunas, and botanical soaking tubs. The menu of treatments includes a four-handed massage (two therapists at once), which is not to be missed.
- Hanalei Day Spa (tel. 808/826-6621): Located on the grounds of the Hanalei Colony Resort in Haena, this small but wonderfully effective spa not only has a full menu of massages, body treatments, and body wraps, but also specializes in ayurvedic treatments to soothe and comfort your weary body. Spa owner and ayurveda practitioner Darci Frankel is a recognized expert in the field of ayurvedic treatments.
- Princeville Health Club & Spa, St. Regis Resort Princeville (tel. 808/826-5030): This spa offers good value. Not only are the treatments a full 60 minutes (versus the standard 50 min. in most spas), but prices are also quite a bit lower than what many spas charge. Just a short 7-minute drive from the Princeville Hotel, this 10,000-square-foot boutique spa has such amenities as an 82-foot heated lap pool, outdoor whirlpool, sauna, steam room, five treatment rooms (plus massage cabanas poolside at the hotel), exercise classes, a weight room, a cardio room, and even babysitting services.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.