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The Great Escape

With summer upon us, make time to unwind at the islands’ destination spas. Here, our favorite spots, where the surrounding rivals the treatments.

Make your getaway to Nalu Kinetic Spa on Oʻahuʻs North Shore.

1. Nalu Kinetic Spa
Discover this crowing jewel of the recently rebranded Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oʻahu. Treatments here place an emphasis on the natural and, often, marine elements. We suggest the Undaria body wrape that uses organic seaweed to reduce tension and water retention. 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, North Short, Oʻahu, 447.6868

2. Hawaiian Rainforest Spa & Salon
Kauaʻiʻs South shore is known for its spectacular beauty, so make the most of the experience with a treatment in an outdoor cabana. Relax in a classic island style with a lomilomi massage. Sheraton Kauaʻi Resort, 2440 Hoʻonani Road, Poʻipū, Kauaʻi, 742.4038

3. Mauna Lani Spa
Itʻs fitting that one of Hawaiʻi Islandʻs dreamiest properties offers an equally dreamy spa retreat, where you can relax in a thatched hale, natural lava saunas and a Watsu pool. A variety of massage treatments are available, from classic lomilomi to more advanced healing options like craniosacral and lymphatic drainage techniques. Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaiʻi Island, 881.7922

4. The Spa at Travaasa Hana
Situated at the end of the famous winding road to Hana, this spa is definitely one of Mauiʻs most remote. No wonder, then, the staff here definitely makes the experience a memorable one. Go ahead and take the plunge with the Aquatic Renewal Therapy treatment, where a therapist will release all your tension in a therapeutic pool. 5031 Hāna Highway, Hāna, Maui, 359.2401 

5. Moana Lani Spa
Before you begin your treatment at this seaside oasis, symbolically cast away your worries in a bowl filled with ʻalae, or Hawaiian sea salt. Afterward, make the exprience complete with Ka Ua Lomi, a gentle rain massage tht incorporates a Vichy shower and invigorating island essences. Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa, 2365 Kalākaua Ave., Waikīkī, Oʻahu, 237.2535