The sun-kissed beaches of Honolulu provide ample opportunity for rest and relaxation – as do the numerous indulgent day spas dotted across the Hawaiian capital.
Many of Honolulu’s spas can be found close to the bustling Waikiki neighbourhood, the beating heart of the city’s dining, nightlife and shopping scenes. But while many spas are only available to members, there are also several that are open to all-comers, whether for a quick pop-in treatment or a full day of self-pampering. Below is a list of 7 of the best day spas in Honolulu.
Malie Massage & Day Spa
This charmingly-decorated Honolulu day spa has been specially curated to help customers relax in a warm, calm environment. Therapists achieve this result by providing services that target stress, knots, and tension in the muscles, with some of the massages on offer including a body and foot combo, hot stone, and couples treatments. Through muscle manipulation, the spa’s team of skilled, experienced professionals aim to deliver the utmost in relaxation, as well as pain and tension relief.
Groupon currently offers discounts of up to 58% on treatments at this day spa. They also offer reductions for many other Honolulu spas. Check Groupon.com.
Paradise Massages Waikiki & Spa
Shopping might be considered a form recreation, but it’s also undeniably hard on the feet. So what better place for a luxurious spa than in a shopping centre? Paradise Massages Waikiki & Spa can be found in Honolulu’s popular Waikiki Shopping Plaza, where it welcomes a steady stream of clients seeking a wide range of therapeutic and relaxing treatments. Their nurturing, unisex services are designed to focus on your well-being and include massages, facials, hand/foot scrubs, and a number of indulgent, specially-curated spa packages that will reduce stress and maintain your healthy glow and appearance.
Heaven on Earth Salon & Day Spa
Since opening in 1998 in the heart of downtown Honolulu, this tranquil oasis has grown to become a hot favourite among spa connoisseurs in Hawaii, featuring in both local and international publications, as well as on TV and radio shows. The serene decor and high standard of treatments draw a loyal glut of clients who come to enjoy blissful body wraps, rejuvenating massages, aromatherapy, deep-cleansing facials, waxing, manicures, pedicures, natural or permanent make-up, and even a full-service hair salon.
Lava Massage & Day Spa
While most spas go to every length to present themselves as a luxurious and high-end, this one does things a little differently. Indeed, on its own website the owner humbly describes the establishment as a small “hole-in-the-wall” business offering affordable treatments. Indeed, set within a converted apartment unit, the cosy space is certainly designed to make you feel at home. But that’s not to play down the spa’s more lavish features, with four treatment rooms boasting floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking city views. Here, visitors can pick from massages, facials, lash extensions, couples packages, and more.
Yoni Steam Honolulu Day Spa
Calling upon an ancient tradition used to help with a variety of women’s health issues, this spa specialises in Yoni Steaming—also known as Vaginal Steaming—a practice in which a woman allows the warmth of a mild organic herbal steam to permeate the exterior of her vagina. During the deluxe 45-minute steam, guests are placed in a private linen room on a specially designed chair and draped in a full-length robe. Respected by healers around the globe, Yoni Steaming is proclaimed as an opportunity to reconnect with your body. Treatments come with a beverage and snack selection.
Honolulu Spa and Wellness
Situated within the Ala Moana Center, said to be the world’s largest open-air shopping mall, this spa specialises in advanced skincare in its inviting, peaceful space. With its diverse menu of HydraFacials, chemical peels, microneedling, LED light therapy and waxing, they promise to rejuvenate the most prominent feature of your body; your face. Treatments are customised to your specific needs to ensure you get the results that you want. Among the most popular treatments is the HydraFacial, a non-invasive procedure designed to treat acne, sun-damaged skin, hyper-pigmentation and brown spots for every skin type.
Moana Lani Spa
Holding the distinction of being the only oceanfront spa in Honolulu’s Waikiki neighbourhood, this spa offers a range of treatments inspired by traditional Hawaiian healing techniques. Nestled within the upscale Westin Resort, and resting on a natural healing spring, it features two couples treatment suites with private oceanfront lanais and whirlpool tubs, nine massage rooms, two rooms for facials, and a vichy shower hydrotherapy room. Each treatment room features a Koa Wood bowl filled with Alaea Hawaiian sea salt, known for its healing and restorative abilities, with guests invited to place their thoughts and energy in the bowl as they enter to be absorbed by the salt.