Hotel spas are capitalizing on the natural healing qualities of
their surroundings by offering massages in a variety of outdoor
settings, from seaside coves to hidden gardens. Following are a few
examples of alfresco treatments available to clients.
On Oahu, Sheraton Moana Surfrider introduced massages. Relaxing
in private cabanas, guests choose from Swedish, lomi lomi (Hawaiian
deep tissue massage), shiatsu or sports massages. A 50-minute
session costs $98. Call 800-782-9488. During poolside massages at
Outrigger Reef’s Serenity Spa, therapists work with skin
conditioners, tanning accelerators and sunscreen to protect the
skin from harmful rays. Outdoor massages at the Waikiki spa cost
$85 for 55 minutes and $125 for 85 minutes. Call 800-688-7444.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki’s Na Hoola Spa provides outdoor massages
in a private cabana by the pool. There’s just one cabana available
and the service is offered only from noon to 4 p.m. daily, so
reservations are recommended. A 25-minute treatment costs $55, with
a 50-minute treatment for $110. Call 800-55-HYATT.
Spa Moana, the $3.5 million oceanfront facility at Hyatt Regency
Maui, offers massages, manicures and pedicures in seaside cabanas
surrounded by lush foliage. The rate for a 25-minute lomi lomi
massage is $60. Call 800-55-HYATT. Mandara Spa at Outrigger Wailea
Resort offers outdoor treatments in an oceanside gazebo during
which two therapists blend Swedish, lomi lomi, Balinese, shiatsu
and Thai massage styles, for $180; a reflexology session costs $98
for 50 minutes. Call 800-688-7444.
On The Big Island, guests of The Orchid at Mauna Lani’s Spa
Without Walls can opt for massages in private white seaside cabanas
or treatments in a wooden teahouse amid waterfalls and tropical
gardens. A 110-minute oceanside experience including a body glow, a
sauna wrap, and a choice of a massage and a face treatment costs
$230. Call 800-845-9905.
Hualalai Sports Club & Spa at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
features outdoor thatched-roof massage huts. Before or after
treatments, clients relax outdoors in whirlpools, open-air showers
and cold-dip pools. Massages start at $115 for 50 minutes. Call
Hawaiian Rainforest Salon & Spa at Outrigger Waikoloa Beach
offers treatments under a canopy in the resort’s gardens. A
25-minute session costs $50, with 50 minutes for $85 and 80 minutes
for $120. Call 800-688-7444.
Lush gardens set the stage for outdoor treatments at Kalona
Salon and Spa, located at Ohana Keauhou Beach Resort. A 50-minute
open-air massage costs $85, while an 80-minute session runs $120.
Princeville Health Club and Spa, located in Princeville Resort
on Kauai’s North Shore, offers 55-minute beachside massages for
$105. Call 800-826-4400.