Living in Hawaii the weather is a beautiful year round – so the pressure is on to always be beach ready! Luckily Honolulu is home to some of the world’s top resorts and best spa services.
Home to one of the most iconic resort swimming pools, the Halekulani has long been hosting royalty and celebrities. Known for their hospitality and 5-star service, the hotel boasts it is the first spa to fully explore the cultures of the Pacific Islands, including Samoa, Tonga, and Tahiti. The SpaHalekulani, provides guests with a unique, all-enveloping spa experience. One of their signature massage treatments is the “Golfers Post-Round”. Perfect for the golfer who may have over done it on one of Hawaii’s world class courses, this 60-minute massage targets the back, neck, and shoulders. SpaHalekulani was recently honored with the coveted Mobil Four-Star rating, the highest bestowed in the Mobil Travel Guide, America’s Best Hotel & Resort Spas. www.halekulani.com
Located in the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, is the peaceful Spa Khakara. A full-service spa serving men and women, Khakara offers an 80-minute body treatment to help you get your body ready for that summer reveal. Their “Tropical Crush” treatment is an invigorating exfoliation using Hawaiian sea salts infused with Hawaiian Kakui and coconut oils. This scrub removes toxins and leaves your skin smoother from head to toe. www.spakhakara.com
Also located in Waikiki is the Abhasa Spa at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Known as the “Pink Palace”, the Royal Hawaiian is a tranquil oasis and as you enter the Abhasa Spa the renewal process begins. Many island travelers spend hours on a plane so the Abhasa has the answer with their “Island Magic” service. A 50-minute facial treatment, this service is a perfect jet lag recovery experience that begins with a hydrating facial and then continues with a relaxing massage to neck, arms, and hands. A foot massage follows and to top it off a relaxing scalp massage leaving you refreshed and renewed. www.abhasa.com
Tucked away in the luxury Honolulu neighborhood of Kahala, sits the Kahala Hotel and Resort. Formerly a Mandarin Oriental property, their spa is a tropical escape from the real world. Many of their spa treatments begin with Ho‘omaka, a Hawaiian tradition consisting of a foot soak using Hawaiian Alaea salt with flower essences. One of their most extravagant services is called “Romance for Two”. It is a luxurious 210-minute treatment for you and your partner starting at $1,100. The Kahala Spa sets the stage for romance with a private treatment room. The package begins with their signature foot rub using Hawaiian Salts and then a full body scrub. With your buffed, smooth skin you then escape to a 90-minute full body massage, using your particular preference of technique. Then a facial that will enhance your natural glow and leave you replenished. To complete the romantic experience is a decadent Hawaiian floral immersion soak with hundreds of flower petals. This three and a half hour experience will ignite the romance in any couple. To book an appointment email the spa direct [email protected] or visit their website www.kahalaresort.com
Popular with Honolulu residents is the Elements Spa & Salon located across from the Hawaii Convention Center. This intimate hair salon and day spa offers fully licensed and trained Aveda professionals. Elements is the spot for regular maintenance services like waxing. Whether you need your eyebrows shaped or a Brazilin for that new skimpy bikini, Elements’ estheticians are professional and make you feel comfortable as they ensure the best hair removal results. In fact, Elements offers a ten dollar discount to repeat clients who pre-book their next Brazilian wax before they leave. www.elementshawaii.com