- Abhasa Waikiki Spa in the Royal Hawaiian: This contemporary spa, spread out over 7,000 square feet, concentrates on natural, organic treatments in a soothing atmosphere, where the smell of eucalyptus wafts through the air. You can experience everything from the latest aromatherapy to thalassotherapy (soaking in a sweet-smelling hot bath) to shiatsu massages, but their specialty is a "thermo-reducing" clay mask applied not to the face but to the hips and tummy, which is supposed to help break down and eliminate "toxins."
- Spa Suites at the Kahala: The Kahala Hotel & Resort has taken the concept of relaxation to a new level with former garden-view guest rooms converted to individual spas, each with a glass-enclosed shower, private changing area, infinity-edge deep soaking Jacuzzi tub, and personal relaxation area. No detail is overlooked, from the warm foot bath when you arrive to the refreshing tea served on your personal enclosed garden lanai after your treatment.
- SpaHalekulani: Focusing on the healing traditions of the Pacific islands — Samoa, Tonga, and Tahiti, as well as Hawaii — this boutique oasis in Waikiki's most luxurious hotel, the Halekulani, defines pampered comfort in a nurturing setting designed to relax even the most tense. From the time you step into the elegantly appointed, intimate spa to the last whiff of fragrant maile, their signature scent, this is truly a heavenly experience. Try something unique, like the Polynesian Nonu, a Samoan-inspired massage using stones and the nonu plant.
- Turtle Bay Resort: This Zen-like spa, positioned on the ground floor of Turtle Bay and facing the ocean, has treatment rooms, a meditation waiting area, an outdoor workout space, and a complete fitness center and private elevator to rooms on the second floor that are reserved for guests getting spa treatments. For the ultimate in massages, book the oceanside cabana and listen to the gentle lull of the waves as they roll into the North Shore.
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.