Top 10 Hawaii Spas
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Kailua-Kona
Signature Treatment: During the Polynesian Niu (Coconut) Scrub, a blend of organic coconut and pineapple products is used to polish and massage the whole body—which is then wrapped in a warm blanket and moisturized with soothing coconut milk (80 min, $220).
808/325-8000; www.fourseasons.com/hualalai/spaFrom the article
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui
Signature Treatment: When the Ritz re-opens in January, 2008 after a $125 million renovation, look to its spa for treatments developed by a Hawaiian practitioner and based on local plants, fruits, and herbs.
808/669-6200; www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/KapaluaMauiFrom the article
Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
Signature Treatment: The Essence of the Islands treatment incorporates indigenous Hawaiian botanicals, like aromatic flowers and limes. A full-body massage relaxes and refreshes the body; hands and feet are exfoliated and moisturized; and an aromatherapy facial caps off the treatment (130 min., $330).
808/875-4100; www.fairmont.com/KeaLaniFrom the article
Fairmont Orchid, Big Island, Hawaii
Signature Treatment: During the 50-minute Kahinu treatment, warm coconut oil is slowly poured over the hair and scalp, followed by cleansing herbs. Then comes a scalp, neck, shoulder, hand and foot massage with essences of sandalwood, frankincense, and myrrh (50 min., $155).
808/885-2000; www.fairmont.com/orchidFrom the article