The Spa Experience on Maui - Its More Than Just Lomi Lomi

18th Jun 2004

With dozens of spas and retreats registered in Maui County from scenic Hana’s seaside Luana Spa Retreat to Spa Grande’s grand 50,000-square-foot Roman marble chamber of turme, the ultimate in relaxation, rejuvenation and rediscovery takes place at Maui’s spas.West Maui, Where the World Comes to Play and Rejuvenate

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa - Spa Moana and Moana Athletic Club

The oceanfront Spa Moana at Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa has been expanded to 15,000 square feet.  The spa now features 15 treatment rooms, full-service beauty salon, open-air relaxation lounge, sauna and steam rooms, two luxury spa suites for couples, and esthetician treatment room for facials.  New treatments include the Ultimate Epicurean Enzyme Facial with a tri-crystal micro-exfoliating foot treatment and a silver ion mask.  The new signature aromatherapy line for Spa Moana is “Lokahi”, a blend of essential oils of ylang ylang and ginger.  Fitness related activities, including an aerobics studio and state-of-the-art Matrix fitness equipment, have been relocated to the new Moana Athletic Club.  Enjoying the same sweeping oceanfront views, Moana Athletic Club provides specialized services focusing on health and fitness.  Open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m..  For additional information and reservations, contact Hyatt Regency Maui at (808)667-4725, toll free at (800) 55HYATT or

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua - Waihua Spa

Waihua is a description of rain water caught by the large leaves of the taro plant where the water was gathered by kahuna for use in various potions, medicine, ceremony and protocol.  Using this philosophy, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua developed the Waihua Spa therapies to rejuvenate and invigorate the body and spirit.  A line of treatments including face and body, massage therapies, and wellness packages has been created incorporating plants and flowers grown in Waihua’s own medicinal herb garden.  The spa’s signature treatment, A Hawaiian Healing Experience, links aromatherapy with the attributes of flowers grown locally in the islands.  Waihua also offers a comprehensive schedule featuring some of the latest movements in physical fitness, from Pure Pilates Mat to NIA (neuromuscular integrative action) to aquacize and “hula-robics.”  Open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.  For additional information and reservations, contact The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua at (808) 669-6200, toll free at (800) 262-8440 or

The Westin Maui - Spa Helani

In April, 2004, The Westin Maui opens Spa Helani - the world’s first Westin Heavenly Spa - with 13,000 square feet of trendy treatments.  Currently the spa offers massage, body treatments, facials, hair and nail care.  The decadent island body butter treatment re-moisturizes the skin with a warm blend of coconut, mango and cocoa butter rubbed into the skin.  A thermal wrap ensures the product seeps into the skin to hydrate and restore a healthy glow.  Open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.  For additional information and reservations, contact The Westin Maui at (808) 667-2525 or

South Maui, Maui’s Sunniest Coastline


Diamond Resort Hawai’i - Diamond Spa

Diamond Resort’s ocean view Diamond Spa brings a Japanese cultural sense to its spa.  Few cultures have elevated bathing to such heights.  The Japanese believe that furo or “spa bathing” restores the spirit as well as the body.  Located 300 feet above sea level, the views from the open-air baths are breathtaking. Guests utilize the separate men’s and women’s spa facilities on a complimentary basis.  Azuki bean extract, organic seaweed gel, ginseng and pearl powder are among the exotic ingredients used for the signature facials featuring ancient Japanese cleansing.  Massage is also available.  Diamond Resort Hawai’i is a place where the best of the East meets the best of the West in a seamless blend of tranquility and luxury.  The spa is open daily from noon to 10 p.m.  For additional information and reservations, contact Diamond Resort Hawai’i at (808) 874-0500, toll free at (800) 800-0720 or visit

Four Seasons Resort Maui - The Spa

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui features 13 indoor treatment rooms, three outdoor hale with breathtaking views, a healing garden and state-of-the-art fitness facilities.  For the ultimate intimate spa experience, The Spa offers a deluxe connecting Couple’s Suite.  On arrival, guests are provided with luxuriant exfoliating creams to scrub each other while experiencing an aromatherapy inhalation in a private steam/shower chamber. They are then invited to soak in a comfortable couple’s tub treated with relaxing essential oils and healing sea salts.  Guests are placed on heated “cocoon” beds and applied with a rich avocado and Hawaiian maile body mask.  The bottom of the beds lower, leaving the couple cocooned and floating weightless in water - a sensation that is both relaxing and therapeutic.  Open daily 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.  For additional information or reservations, contact Four Seasons Resort Maui at (808) 874-8000, toll free at (800) 332-3442or visit

Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa - Spa Grande

Award-winning Spa Grande, the largest spa in Hawai’i, offers the most extensive selection of body treatments, massages, and facials.  The spa focuses on blending traditional Hawaiian healing techniques with the finest and most advanced European, American, Japanese and Indian spa treatments and therapies.  With 40 treatment rooms, Spa Grande features the unique Terme Wailea Hydrotherapy.  Prior to treatments, guests relax in the terme which includes a Roman Tub, saunas, cascading waterfalls, Swiss Jet Showers, a Japanese Furo, and five specialty baths including; mud, limu (seaweed), aromatherapy, papaya enzyme, and mineral.  The terme also includes a complimentary invigorating loofah scrub.  Spa Grande offers personal fitness programs, nutritional consultations, and sports-specific training.  The Fitness Center features a full cardio and weight training center and daily fitness classes.  Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.  For additional information and reservations, contact the Grand Wailea at (808) 875-1234, toll free at (800) 888-6100, or

The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui - Spa Kea Lani

Spa Kea Lani is a place of heavenly serenity where guests may enjoy massages, facials, and body treatments in one of nine spa treatment rooms.  The Awapuhi Ginger Treatment is Spa Kea Lani’s newest spa experience using an all-natural Hawai’i product.  The ginger treatment includes exfoliation, body masque applied using lomi lomi massage and a foot, face and scalp massage.  Next door to Spa Kea Lani is the Fitness Center available to guests 24 hours a day.  For those early risers, power walks, yoga and tai chi are offered by the spa’s qualified instructors.  “Spa-to-Go” home treatment kits and a full range of spa products are available in the spa’s retail store.  Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.  For additional information and reservations, contact Spa Kea Lani at (808) 875-2229, or

Wailea Marriott Resort - The Mandara Spa

Mandara Spa at the Wailea Marriott Resort, is nestled in an intimate garden setting in keeping with Mandara’s Asian-tropical approach.  The 4,000 square foot spa features seven treatment rooms offering a range of massages, facials, body treatments and a full-service salon.  Each can be shared with a loved one while enjoying a side-by-side luxurious treatment in the twin spa suites or oceanside under a shaded cabana.  Mandara Spa has developed unique and exotic spa treatments that have been infused with the traditions of Hawai’i to include fresh Hawaiian ingredients and time-honored traditions.  Guests of the spa find chocolate macadamia nut, papaya, coconut and island coffee treatments on the menu.  Mandara Spa is a haven of serenity and natural beauty, created for those seeking to relax, restore and rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit.  Open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  For additional information, contact The Mandara Spa at (808) 891-8774 or

Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort - Wailea Massage and Body Care

Wailea Massage and Body Care has been located in the Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort for more than 15 years making it one of the oldest full spas on Maui.  The signature treatment is the lomi lomi pohaku (hot lava stone massage.)  Used by ancient Hawai’i's kahuna la’au lapa’au (medical/herbal experts) for healing and rejuvenation, lomi lomi pohaku uses the weight and warmth of lava stones to penetrate tight muscles and calm aches and tension.  Other massage offerings include Swedish, Oriental and energy techniques. Shiatsu, Hawaiian lomi lomi, Thai traditional, and cranial sacral. A variety of facials and herbal body contour wraps is also offered. Guests have the luxury of choosing their massage location - in room, in the spa or oceanfront.  Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  For additional information or reservations, contact Wailea Massage and Body Care at (808) 879-4900, toll free at (800) 992-4532 or

Heavenly Hana

Luana Spa Retreat

Situated atop Ka’uiki Hill and overlooking Hana Bay, Luana Spa Retreat is located oceanside of Hana town. An intimate and private day spa committed to providing guests with the highest quality spa services enhanced by the natural beauty and peaceful environment of Hana, the owner maintains a serious commitment to the perpetuation of Hawaiian culture.  Luana Spa Retreat allows visitors to be close to nature without compromising a world-class spa experience.  Therapies range from a lomi lomi massage using a signature Rainforest Massage and Body Oil, to a Hawaiian noni wrap using the local noni (Indian Mulberry) plant legendary for its healing properties, to cutting edge oxygen facials and microdermabrasian peels.  All the treatments are designed to be rejuvenating and promote true health and wellness.  Accommodations and weddings are also available.  Call for current operating hours.  For additional information and reservations, contact Luana Spa Retreat at (808) 248-8855 or

Hotel Hana Maui - The Spa

Maui’s newest resort spa opened February in tranquil Hana. The 7650-square-foot facility is situated in the culturally historical area of Hana Bay and KaØuiki Hill.  Available for guests only, five massage treatment suites have their own private bathroom and soaking tub, and four have a private garden.  Many of the products used include indigenous ingredients such as Hotel Hana Maui’s exclusive essential oil blend by Warren Botanicals of Hawai’i called Honua (Earth). The oil is used for all massage treatments.  The rainforest mist facial and massage is a signature treatment that combines the best of massage and facial using native nut oils and fruits.  The Spa also has one of the islands’ largest Watsu pools measuring 10 ft. by 15 ft. and can be reserved for private use. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.  For additional information and reservations, (808) 248-8211 or

Haleakala, House of the Sun

New Waves Wellness Center

The Upcountry New Waves Wellness Center prides itself on providing holistic cutting edge services and products for rapid restoration of natural health and vitality in a nurturing, fun environment.  The staff of psychotherapists, naturopathic physician, massage therapists and even a “minister of healing,” adhere to the patient’s needs.  Exclusive treatments include shirodhara, an ayurvedic treatment; cranio sacrial massage in a flotation tank; and energy psychology power therapy sessions.  The flotation tank is the big draw, promising users they will feel like they’ve spent a week on vacation after only one hour in the tank.  The new gift shop sells Maui-made products including chakra flags and magnets, medicine shields, dream catchers, goddess soaps, wish-dipped candles, sacred art, and light-activated liquid needle rebalancers.  Open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For additional information and reservations, contact New Waves Wellness Center at (808) 572-5551 or

Lana’i, The Enticing Island

Manele Bay Hotel - The Spa

Banana-coconut scrubs and pineapple polishes are just some of the lavish treatments to be discovered in the newly remodeled spa oceanfront at Manele Bay Hotel on the exclusive island of Lana’i.  Evocative of an elegant, old-style Hawaiian plantation home, the serene space is a 6,000-square-foot jewel enhanced to offer guests a surreal experience in a beautiful, tranquil environment.  A full menu of rejuvenating massages, scrubs, wraps, facials, and salon services is offered in six indoor private massage rooms, four outdoor garden and ocean view private massage areas, two facial rooms, salon space and a relaxation lounge.  Specialty Hawaiian treatments include Limu (Seaweed) Body Masque, Ki Pila Ho’olu (Cooling Ti Leaf Wrap) and Hehi Lani (Royal Foot Treatment).  Taking advantage of Hawai’i's gloriously balmy weather, gym and fitness activities - hydra tone aquatics and coastal trail hikes - are enjoyed alfresco.  Open daily 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  For additional information and reservations, contact Manele Bay Hotel at (808) 565-7700 or

The Lodge at Ko’ele - The Fitness Center

A state-of-the-art fitness center is complimentary to hotel guests of The Lodge at Ko’ele.  Equipment includes rowers, free climber, bicycles, treadmills, a universal recumbent bicycle and free weights.  Massages, specialty treatments and yoga classes (Thai, gentle hatha, hatha with vinyasa flow and ashtanga) are also available five times a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  A special herbal therapy consultation including Hawaiian plants can be arranged.  The Fitness Center is open daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  For additional information and reservations, contact The Fitness Center at (808) 565-4500 or


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