Nature provides the inspiration as well as the ingredients for the healing indulgences of Hawaii. Wash away your cares with Thalasso ocean water therapy. Give in to the soothing powers of a seaweed body wrap. Unwind with a warm lava-rock massage or a Hawaiian lomilomi massage. Treatments on every island renew your sense of well-being and of being well.
Take a vacation from your vacation and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit at Hawaii's spas. Lay back, close your eyes, and succumb to these heavenly treatments:
LOMILOMI MASSAGE: A traditional Hawaiian healing art that incorporates massage using broad, rhythmic strokes.
POHAKU (stone) LOMI MASSAGE: The ancient Hawaiian practice of using heated rocks to relieve sore muscles.
SEAWEED BODY WRAP: Mineral-rich seaweed is applied to detoxify and stimulate circulation.
SHIATSU MASSAGE: Traditional Japanese massage using finger pressure to loosen tight muscles.
SWEDISH MASSAGE: Long, kneading, and circular massage strokes are used to reduce tension.
REIKI: Ancient Japanese method of healing by touch.
FACIALS AND MASQUES: Facials and masques use unique local ingredients like seaweed, papaya, ti leaf, rose petals, honey ginger, coffee, and poi to renew, rejuvenate, and stimulate circulation.
Give in to a variety of exotic body treatments and local massage techniques at Kauai’s sumptuous spas. Don’t hold back. Try a lomi lomi massage and a fresh fruit facial, then soak in the whirlpool or relax in the sauna. After you’ve pampered yourself, enjoy an exquisite meal with fresh island fish and locally grown produce. Tomorrow, why not do it all over again? Kauai gives you the chance to indulge your inner-child, who never seems to get enough attention.
Go Ahead, order dessert. Get a second helping. Enjoy room service. When you’re on vacation on Oahu, normal rules don’t apply. This is a destination where you’re expected to treat yourself. Start off with a taste of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, a delicious and unique fusion of fresh flavors from Polynesia, Asia, America, and Europe. Next, nourish your body and spirit with a lomilomi massage. If you’re really serious about spoiling yourself, block off a whole day at the spa then spend the night on a shopping spree in the boutiques of Waikiki. On Oahu, you’re invited to take advantage of an array of luxurious accommodations and services to indulge your senses. Go ahead, you deserve it.
Glass of wine in hand, the ranch lodge fire crackles at your feet. Molokai is an island closely connected to nature, but that doesn’t mean you have to rough it. Here, you can get a deep-tissue massage or sit in the sauna following that long hike or horseback ride. After an exquisite meal, sink back into your quilt-covered canopy bed for a good night’s rest. Here on Molokai, it’s possible to live off the land in the lap of luxury.
Aspire to do less. Sleep in. Take the time to fully appreciate brunch. Under-plan your day. On Lanai, indulging yourself can be a full-time job. At Lanai’s two opulent resorts, treat yourself to every blissful luxury. Linger over an exquisite dinner. Succumb to an hour and a half massage. Soak in the whirlpool until your toes prune. And if there’s time, perhaps you can make it to the beach. If not… oh well. Perhaps you can squeeze it in tomorrow.
Should you begin with the seaweed wrap or the rose petal facial? A Hawaiian salt scrub or a honey ginger masque? Do you feel like the Lomilomi, the Swedish, or the Japanese Shiatsu massage? On Maui the lavish means of pampering yourself are endless. If talk of a rich avocado rub or a papaya pineapple scrub makes you feel more hungry than luxuriant, Maui also offers plenty of gourmet dining options to satisfy your cravings. This is the birthplace of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, a unique blend of local ingredients and flavors from around the world, so fine dining with a local flair is ubiquitous. You’ll discover a wealth of indulgent options to choose from on Maui, but don’t let that worry you. On this extravagant island there are no wrong answers.
The Big Island:
Start your day off with a big sip of pure Kona coffee. Touring a Kona coffee farm in the cool uplands of Holualoa is a fitting way to begin a day of extravagance on Hawaii’s Big Island. With no work to rush to, you can take your time and savor a cup of this unique coffee’s aromatic, gourmet flavor. Spend the day in the spa, enjoying a variety of local wellness treatments: lomilomi massage, papaya and ti leaf facials, poi body wraps. After a heavenly day of relaxation, spend the night dining on fresh fish prepared in a fresh way. Hawaii Regional Cuisine accentuates the flavors of local catches like ahi, mahimahi, ono, and opakapaka. As you stretch out in the comfort of your hotel bed after a long day, treat yourself to a chocolate-covered macadamia nut as a midnight snack. It’s the perfect way to end a perfectly indulgent day.
Content provided by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau