Hawaii, there are so many things to love about it: its uncanny ability to make you forget about your hectic schedule, its perfect balmy temperature, and its many resorts and spas. It’s just where you want to be during the peak of summer, and it’s the perfect setting for a spa retreat filled with daily indulgences like a massage on the beach or an invigorating body wrap with native Hawaiian botanicals. Stay cool and pamper yourself this summer with one of these 10 spa retreats in Hawaii:
1. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Kailua-Kona
Their specialty treatment: During the Polynesian Niu (Coconut) Scrub, a combination of organic coconut and pineapple products is massaged over the entire body, then you’re wrapped in a warm blanket and moisturizing coconut milk is applied to the skin. (80 min, $220).
2. Mauna Lani Resort & Bungalows, Kohala Coast
Their specialty treatment: the Lomilomi Hula is a relaxing experience that includes a foot massage and deep tissue bodywork session with relaxing Hawaiian music. (65 min., $155).
3. Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, Maui
Their specialty treatment: The Hawaiian Seashell treatment, native seashells are warmed and used for massage and to increase energy flow in the body in this traditional Hawaiian practice. (50 min., $160).
4. Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui
Their specialty treatment: The Essence of the Islands treatment uses native botanicals found growing in Hawaii, such as fragrant flowers and citruses such as limes. During this full-body massage, special attention is given to every muscle, ensuring all tension is worked away; an aromatherapy facial makes the face soft and beautiful; and the hands and feet are moisturized and exfoliated. (130 min., $330).
5. Halekulani, Honolulu
Their specialty treatment: The Polynesian Nonu Massage, a Pacific Island tradition inspired by the ancient Samoans; this beachfront venue only adds to the relaxing experience.
6. Fairmont Orchid, Big Island, Hawaii
Their specialty treatment: A 50-minute Kahinu treatment, warm coconut oil is slowly poured over the hair and scalp along with cleansing herbs. Next, the scalp, neck, shoulders, hands, and feet are massaged with aromatic ingredients such as sandalwood, frankincense, and myrrh (50 min., $155).
7. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Their specialty treatment: Mele Wailea Hawaiian Massage, native Hawaiin fragrances are used to invigorate the senses and further relax achy, sore muscles. It’s the perfect medicine after a long hike. (50 min., $145).
8. Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui
Their specialty treatment: The Tropical Awa Nui Journey, 110-minutes of pure bliss that utilizes native Hawaiian herbs and detoxifying sea salts; includes full body exfoliation, body wrap, Lomilomi massage, scalp massage, foot treatment
9. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Their specialty treatment: Pohaku Massage, based on the ancient Hawaiian technique using warm stones along the spine for instant relief of tension and stress. (80 min., $225).
10. Mandara Spa at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Their Specialty treatment: Exploration In Chocolate, an indulgence for couples, beginning with massages in a twin spa suite, followed by the application of antioxidant-rich chocolate, a chocolate scrub, and aromatic bath.