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10 Best Big Island Spas For Relaxation & Rejuvenation



Although the Big Island is home to raw beauty and outdoor adventures, it's also home to a number of luxurious spas for travelers to get pampered at. Hawaiian spa treatments are unique from others since they utilize local ingredients, tropical scents, and even Big Island lava rocks. From hot stone massages by the ocean in Kona, to homemade facial masks in Hilo, the Big Island has a generous offering of spa for relaxation and rejuvenation while exploring the island.

At what is perhaps the island's most luxurious spa, Hualalai Spa measures 28,000 square feet and offers high end treatments on the ocean. The health and wellness experts use a variety of local ingredients, for their complete offering of salon and skin care services, body treatments and massage therapies.

In Hilo Mermade Spa specializes in natural skin care, facials, full body waxing, body therapies and mobile spa parties. The spa offers a holistic and calming environment for everyone to enjoy, and the owner makes many of the facial masks and oils by hand.

Nestled in the rainforest near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hale Ho'ola utilizes Hawaiian healing techniques. In additional to traditional methods such as lomilomi massage, they also use a lovely array of locally sourced, herbs, flowers, plants, and other locally grown ingredients for massage, body wraps, and beauty treatments.

From the lush east side, to the sunny south side, the Big Island has plenty of lovely spas to relax at.

 


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Located at the cliff side Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel along the Kohala Coast, the Hapuna Spa is the place to go for exotic rejuvenating body treatments and massages. Pamper Me packages offers a combination of luxurious treatments like a massage and a pedicure, a couples massage and and a facial, and the It's All About the Bride Package. A full selection of hair care for men, women, and children as well as make-up application can fulfill beauty needs. Massages include Hawaiian traditional lomilomi, hot stone, and couples massages. Body polishes and wraps and complete manicures and pedicures are also available.

Recommended for Spas because: Located in a beautiful resort overlooking the ocean, the Hapuna Spa offers luxurious treatments of all kinds.

Jade's expert tip: Always make a reservation for spa treatments.

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The Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara, located at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort, offers a combination of Balinese and Hawaiian-inspired therapies. Guests in search of relaxation can choose from a variety of massage, body treatments, aromatherapy and skincare services featuring their signature Elemis product line. The full service facility offers five luxurious treatment rooms including a couples suite with balneotherapy. A wide variety of facials offer rejuvenation using exotic scents and ingredients. Massages include deep tissue, Balinese, Hawaiian lomilomi, and hot stone, among others. An exotic selection of body wraps and scrubs relax and refresh. They also offer a complete array of hair, nail and makeup services.

Recommended for Spas because: Offering an array of luxurious treatments on the Kohala Coast, the spa will surely help anyone relax.

Jade's expert tip: Book a treatment in the outdoor cabana.

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Located at the gorgeous Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, is the luxurious Mauna Lani Spa. Every element of this spa is inspired by the natural beauty of the island, from the decor to the exquisite treatments. Mauna Lani Spa is a luxury spa that resembles a Hawaiian village complete with thatched huts, natural lava saunas, a meditation hale and a Watsu pool. Treatments can be enjoyed in indoor treatment rooms, the full-service salon, and lotions and oils can be purchased in the spa boutique. Hawaiian experiences include traditional lomilomi massage, a fire and ice salt body wrap, an open air lava sauna experience, and Hawaiian hot stone massage. In the water experience include pregnancy massage, aquatic reflexology, and lava watsu. Also on the spa menu are a variety of massage treatments, skin care utilizing local ingredients, and a large selection of body wraps.

Recommended for Spas because: The Mauna Lani Spa offers a varied selection of unique and exotic spa treatments.

Jade's expert tip: Don't pass up experiencing the open air lava sauna.

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At the ultra luxurious Fairmont Orchid, guests will find Hawaii's award-winning Spa Without Walls. As unique as its name, the spa lets guests enjoy the beauty of Hawaii's tropical climate with eight private outdoor waterfall huts, six rejuvenating ocean side huts and four indoor treatment rooms. Treatments are highlighted by the peaceful sounds of water, the tradewinds easing their way over the ocean, and the scents of Hawaii's flowers. The Spa Without Walls offers unmatched luxury. The spa treatments combine Hawaii's natural therapeutic environment and ancient healing Hawaiian arts into the treatments and massages. The Spa Without Walls offers ten different customized massages, including sports, deep tissue, Thai, and hot stone. Also offered is an array of island enrichment body treatments, facial treatments, full make-up application, spa packages and nail treatments.

Recommended for Spas because: The Spa Without Walls offers the top luxurious treatments.

Jade's expert tip: Make a reservation for a treatment by the ocean.

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Located at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, this luxurious 25,000-square-foot spa offers ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. Kohala Spa offers an exclusive selection of specialized massages, facials, scrubs, wraps, hydrotherapy treatments. Guests can work out in the fitness center or take energetic exercise classes as well as enjoy spa services. The fitness center offers yoga, a cardiovascular room for a complete work out, as well as a wellness class for body and mind balance. The spa offers Hawaiian and Big Island inspired treatments. A full menu of extensive therapies and services include - Body treatments, tropical manicures and pedicures, massage, island baths, skin care, rejuvenating packages, hair care and design, air removal and makeup finishing touches. They also offer massage for children.

Recommended for Spas because: Kohala Spa offers luxurious island inspired treatments at a high end resort.

Jade's expert tip: Make sure to make reservations, walk-ins can be tough at the Kohala Spa.

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Hale Ho'ola
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Nestled in the rainforest near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hale Ho'ola utilizes Hawaiian healing techniques. In additional to traditional methods such as lomilomi massage, they also use a lovely array of locally sourced, herbs, flowers, plants, and other locally grown ingredients. Services include an array of Hawaiian inspired massage treatments. They include traditional lomilomi massage, and treatments combined with hula, herbs, and flowers. Rejuvenation packages take two hours and include a body scrub, hot steam, a facial, and a massage. All body treatments include a full body exfoliation followed by a steam therapy canopy and finishes with a light body massage utilizing a body butter, oil or mist. Skin care treatments are focused on promoting balanced, healthy skin naturally. They are performed by a licensed aesthetician.

Recommended for Spas because: Offering exquisite treatments in a lovely atmosphere, this is one of the Big Island's best spas.

Jade's expert tip: They do not take walk ins, an appointment is mandatory.

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Mandara Spa at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort is a two-level, 5,750 square foot spa that fronts the resort's main swimming pool. The spa has seven luxurious treatment rooms, and even offers single private treatment rooms or double suites for guests to enjoy massages and other treatments with a loved one. The furniture, d�cor, treatment menu and overall ambiance of the spa and salon are Balinese and Hawaiian style. A full service salon offers specialty treatments for hair, make-up and nails. Mandara Spa offers Miracle Micro-Therapy, the only a system that uses natural baking soda crystals along with a high speed buffer to remove dead skin cells, lighten blemishes, age spots, sun spots and scars and reduce the appearance of fine lines. A unique and wonderful treatment is the Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy. The massage is specially designed to melt away muscle tension and calm the spirit. It will reduce stress, increase blood and lymph flow, and balance the body by using the warmth of the stones, aromatherapy oils and the key energy points on the body.

Recommended for Spas because: The Marriott's Mandara Spa offers exquisite treatments along the Kohala Coast.

Jade's expert tip: Make sure to try the Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy, it's amazing.

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Ohana Bali Spa Massage in beautiful Kailua-Kona Hawaii integrates the best treatments from far away locales like Bali and Thailand. They present their magical treatments along the sunny Kona Coast. Ohana Bali Spa specializes in traditional Thai massage, Ohana Bali Spa deep tissue massage, hot stone therapy, foot massages, reflexology, Swedish massages, and pregnancy massages. For clients that are unsure of what treatments they need for their ailments, Ohana Bali Spa is happy to guide them. They're happy to take the time to study clients' habits and determine what level of pressure, temperature, and motion is best suited for their body's condition.

Recommended for Spas because: Ohana Bali Spa is reputed locally as one of the best spas on the island.

Jade's expert tip: Try a hot stone massage, done with lava rock.

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Mermade Spa specializes in natural skin care, facials, full body waxing, body therapies and mobile spa parties. Mermade Spa is a community-based establishment, offering a holistic and calming environment for everyone to enjoy. The spa services clients from youth to seniors, men and women from head to toe. They support island sustainability by using local, organic, and naturally made products direct from the land and sea to the spa. Facials include the 30-minute Refresher. A simple but elegant facial including an invigorating cleanse and tone with pure botanical distillates. Followed by an exfoliating scrub and custom mask picked for your individual needs. Ending this treatment is a fabulous facial massage and hydrating moisturizer. The 55-minute Personalized facial uses fresh herbs and pure essential oils selected to the client's special skin needs, and then infused into the softening steam process. Gentle extractions and a refreshing toner are followed up with a European- style facial including a face, neck & shoulder massage. The Hawaiian Enzyme Peel is a European style facial with an enzyme rich exfoliating cleanser and masque. A fresh blend of pineapple and green papaya are used in this peel to stimulate the break down of dead skin, leaving skin feeling rejuvenated and alive.

Recommended for Spas because: Using an abundance of local and natural ingredients, Mermade spa offers exquisite treatments.

Jade's expert tip: Call in advance for an appointment.

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Hualalai Spa offers a unique experience. The health and wellness experts use a variety of ingredients, including black lava salt, hibiscus and crushed macadamia nuts along with guests' preferred scented oil and botanicals. The spa offers a full complement of salon and skin care services, body treatments and massage therapies. The 28,000-square-foot spa integrates tropical gardens with cool interior spaces and feels distinctly Hawaiian. Enjoy relaxing by a quiet stream in the open-air garden, or peacefully lay back in the lap pool, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and cold plunges, all set amidst lush greenery. Massages include: aromatherapy, craniosacral therapy, deep tissue, pregnancy, hot stone, Hawaiian massage, reiki, sports and fitness, sweet dreams, Thai, duet, and pool and beach side massages. Body treatments include: exotic scrubs like citrus and salt, coffee mocha, coconut, as well as ti leaf, green tea and mud and clay wraps. Health and wellness modalities include: acupuncture, physical therapy, sound and energy healing, and yoga.

Recommended for Spas because: As the island's most exquisite spa, the Hualalai Spa is a shouldn't miss for all spa lovers.

Jade's expert tip: As for a massage in a private hale (cabin) by the ocean, but make reservations in advance.

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Meet Jade Eckardt

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and...  More About Jade

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