Couples' suites at the Moana Surfrider's Moana Lani Spa indulge guests with whirlpool tubs and views of the great outdoors. // © 2015 Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa
Feature image (above): Na Hoola Spa at the Hyatt Waikiki features ocean views from its fifth-floor relaxation areas. // © 2015 Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
An alluring blend of the past, present and future defines Waikiki’s top spas.
While their treatments draw inspiration from ancient practices, Waikiki spas also feature modern technology and cutting-edge services. Enhancing the mood are settings both relaxing and sophisticated.
When it’s time for a break from Waikiki’s sports, shopping and entertainment scene, check out these distinctive hotel spas in Oahu’s visitor hub.
Mandara Spa, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Like the Hilton itself, this 12,000-square-foot spa is vast, and so are its services. Many of its 25 treatment rooms have outdoor lanais. Spa suites encourage couples to share the fun in packages such as Exploration in Chocolate: side-by-side massages, a chocolate scrub, a shower and an aromatic bath.
For ocean lovers, the Elemis Aroma Spa Seaweed treatment starts with a nutrient-rich marine body wrap and ends with a massage. Inspiration for the spa’s therapies comes from Bali, Hawaii, Europe, Asia and Polynesia.
Moana Lani Spa, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa
The only beachfront spa in Waikiki, this 17,000-square-foot facility boasts ocean views from its lounges and some of its treatment rooms. Couples’ suites with Jacuzzis are especially inviting.
One of its more unique Hawaii-inspired services is the Kona Coffee and Coconut Vanilla Body Ritual, tapping the healing qualities of local ingredients. Guests are encouraged to leave their worries in the bowl of Hawaiian sea salt placed in each room. At day’s end, the salt is thrown into the sea, and the worries wash away.
Na Hoola Spa, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
Thanks to its perch on the Hyatt’s fifth floor, this 10,000-square-foot spa provides inspiring ocean views from its pair of relaxation rooms. Therapies reflect a dedication to Hawaiian culture, sustainability and luxury.
Its most recent innovation is a house-made hand lotion called Milky Meli that uses honey harvested from on-property hives. Other yummy services include a macadamia nut scrub and kukui coconut massage. The spa’s new website details more offerings, from hot stone treatments to wraps and facials.
Spa at The Modern, The Modern Honolulu
Scents of coconut, lemongrass, passion fruit and vanilla welcome guests into this second-floor spa. Services range from traditional Hawaiian lomi lomi massage to high-tech oxygen facials.
Wedding packages help brides get ready for their big day. Consider the five-hour Modern Maleana with a body polish, a massage, a facial, a liquid Botox hand treatment, a Brazilian wax, a hand-and-foot “retreat” and a glass of champagne. Clients who spend $150 or more at the spa can use the hotel’s exclusive, adults-only Sunset Pool.
The Spa at Trump, Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk
True to the Trump name, this spa features ultra-luxurious services. For the ultimate touch of class, try a massage using oils infused with gemstones. A lemongrass hand-and-foot cleanse precedes each appointment, and a Spa Attaché customizes each guest’s journey.
The Spa at Trump recently became Hawaii’s only spa with products from the high-profile Natura Bisse and Red Flower lines. It also has the state’s only certified Fascial Stretch therapist, who helps clients achieve flexibility, strength and pain relief.
Traditions from Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti and Hawaii take center stage at this 5,500-square-foot hideaway, located in one of Waikiki’s most elegant hotels. Exotic design touches include a sliding Shoji door, bleached wood, bamboo and stones from Thailand.
It’s the only U.S. spa to offer Taurumi, a massage using oil sourced from Tahiti. In one of its signature massages, Hoolele, therapists use their feet as well as hands to relax tight muscles. It’s one of many reasons this is one of the top spas in Waikiki.