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Ready, Refresh, Renew!
Diane Seo | Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Hualālai | July 26, 2013
Rediscover the healing virtues of Hawai‘i’s native plants and natural elements. Here, some of our favorite treatments we’ve found around the islands.
1. Nalu Kinetic Spa
On O‘ahu, reinvigorate yourself with the Liliko‘i Citrus Polish at Nalu Kinetic Spa. This energizing scrub blends Hawaiian cane sugar with organic honey cultivated by bees from the prized, scarlet-hued lehua flower. The result: smooth skin with a healthy sheen. 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, North Shore, 447.6868, turtlebayresort.com
2. Halele‘a Spa
At this oasis on Kaua ‘i’s North Shore, indulge in the healing powers of native kalo (taro) with the Taro Butter Pohaku massage. A therapist uses smooth basalt stones to ease aches and pains. The taro butter helps to relax muscles. St. Regis Princeville Resort, 5520 Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Kaua‘i, 826.9644, stregisprinceville.com/spa
3. Nā Hō‘ola Spa
Sign up for the Macadamia Nut Body Scrub and let the powers of kukui nut and Hawaiian sea salt revive your skin. A blend of ‘alae and kukui nut exfoliates, while a crème of kukui and coconut soothes. Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, 2424 Kalākaua Ave., Waikīkī, 921.6097, waikiki.hyatt.com/hyatt/pure/spas
4. Hualālai Spa
At the spa at Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, tap into the healing powers of ‘iliahi, or sandalwood, extracted by island company Hana Nai‘a. The two-hour ‘Iliahi Ritual unlocks toxins and stimulates the senses. Pair it with a facial for pure heaven. 72-100 Ka‘ūpūlehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i Island, 325.8200, fourseasons.com/hualalai
5. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Kapalua
Over on the Valley Isle, discover the wondrous healing properties of the noni fruit, which has been used in traditional Hawaiian medicine for centuries. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Kapalua brings those properties to the Soothing Noni Body Wrap, where a gel is gently applied to calm the skin. 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Kapalua, Maui, 665.7079, ritzcarlton.com