Best Spas in Honolulu

10 Best Spas on Oahu Offer Luxurious Ways to Rejuvenate

It's safe to say that vacations are meant to be about relaxation and rejuvenation, right? While laying on the beach or poolside is relaxing in itself, a massage, facial or spa package takes relaxation and pampering to a whole new level. Luckily for those in search of luxurious spa treatments, the island of Oahu is loaded with options. From large resort spa to slightly more laid back independent spas, Honolulu has it all. Full service salons and various spa treatments can be found from the North Shore to Honolulu.

The North Shore is home to Oahu's newest resort spa, Nalu Kinetic Spa at Turtle Bay Resort. Fitness, yoga, bodywork, a full service salon and spa treatments are all available at this ocean side location. Marine infused products are used and treatments can be done in a water front hut. This is the only large spa on the North Shore, but it's one of the best on the island.

Mandara Spa at the Hilton Hawaiian Village is the largest and most elaborate spa in Honolulu. Offering treatments and techniques that area blend of eastern and Hawaiian, Mandara has a menu with a huge selection of facials, body treatments, massage modalities, and salon services.

While many spas in Honolulu are resort spas, Heaven on Earth Salon and Spa is a bit more low key, but still luxurious and relaxing. This full service salon and spa is a favorite with locals and visitors alike, and more affordable than resort spas.


Heaven on Earth Salon and Spa says it all in its name. This isn't a resort spa, but a wonderful oasis hidden in Honolulu that offers delicious treatments for locals and visitors alike. They're spa menu offers a blissful array of body wraps, massages, aromatherapy, calming and deep-cleansing facials, waxing, deluxe manicures, ultimate pedicures, natural or permanent make-up, and a full-service hair salon. The owner's goal is to awaken spirituality and embrace the individual. A day spent at Heaven on Earth includes hanging out in a robe and slippers, sipping antioxidant tea, and enjoying the calming sound of water fountains complimented by serene melodies, aromatic candles and a Zen-like ambiance.

Recommended for Spas because: Heaven on Earth Salon and Spa is a wonderful oases in the heart of Honolulu, that's a bit more low key than resort spas.

Jade's expert tip: Heaven on Earth also facilitates spa parties and events.

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Abhasa Waikiki Spa
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Abhasa Spa stakes claim to being the only spa in a tropical garden setting in Honolulu. Massages and treatments at Abhasa take place under tropical trees and plants. The spa is nestled in the sanctuary Royal Grove Courtyard of the world famous Royal Hawaiian Resort in Waikiki. Guests can choose to have their treatments in the private garden cabana. Abhasa is a full service spa, offering massage, facials, body treatments, a hair salon, and waxing services. Massage options include traditional Hawaiian lomi lomi, Swedish massage, shiatsu, stone massage, and deep tissue. Options for facials include hot stone, anti aging, skin brightening, and various masks. Guests seeking body treatments can choose from an exfoliation treatment, and slimming and detox treatment, an after sun drench, and more.

Recommended for Spas because: Abhasa Spa is Honolulu's only spa nestled within a tropical garden.

Jade's expert tip: Make sure to make a reservation in advance.

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Spa Khakara is luxurious and relaxing, but it's also a natural and organic spa. It provides guests with everything they need to feel beautiful, and is open to both hotel guests (It's located in the Sheraton Waikiki) as well as the public. Spa Khakara selected utilizes Amala products, made by a German company and is made with 100 % natural ingredients and free of synthetic ingredients, petrochemicals, parabens and genetically modified ingredients. The spa offers massages with both Japanese shiatsu and traditional Hawaiian lomi lomi modalities. Facials include aroma touch, firming and lifting masks, anti aging facials, and skin brightening techniques. Spa packages include Total Indulgence (body scrub, massage, and facial), Plumeria (massage and facial), Sauna Mat with Scalp Massage, to name a few.

Recommended for Spas because: Located in the beautiful Sheraton Waikiki, Spa Khakara uses natural and organic products for their luxurious treatments.

Jade's expert tip: Arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment time.

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The Spa at Trump Waikiki is simply luxurious. A good example of just how lux is the gem treatments that offer blue sapphire and gold in the oils. The spa features an exclusive arrangement with celebrity skin health expert Kate Somerville, as well as signature Gemstone Services with products by Shiffa and other leading names that make products with actual precious gems in them. The Spa at Trum also utilizes traditional Hawaiian techniques such as lomi lomi massage, and local botanicals. Deep bubbling soak tubs and private, dark, serene massage rooms are also available. At the start of each appointment guests are asked to choose their "intention" for the session. Below are the intention options. Purify - Treatments tailored to cleanse and enlighten body and mind. Balance - Treatments created to restore depleted energy and stimulate creativity. Revitalize - Treatments that boost energy, invigorating the body and revealing an uplifted inner self. Calm - Treatments designed for tranquility, creating a state of complete relaxation. Heal - Treatments that renew the spirit, ease the mind and soothe the body.

Recommended for Spas because: The Spa at Trump is one of Waikiki's best spas in one of the city's best hotels.

Jade's expert tip: Relax at the second floor eternity pool after a spa treatment.

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The Spa at The Modern Honolulu
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Located at the chick Modern Honolulu Hotel, the Spa at the Modern Honolulu is just as chic and extremely luxurious. The sleek white decor at the entrance of the spa is calming, and notes of coconut, lemongrass, passion fruit and vanilla scent the air as guests are greeted with a soft robe. The spa offers massage, body treatments and facials, which include signatures from advanced-technology oxygen infusions and traditional Polynesian lomi lomi massage. Nail and waxing services are also offered. The spa uses a pure a top of the line product made on the Big Island for body treatments and facials. The line is natural, organic, and hand-crafted sustainably. The spa is open to hotel guests as well as the public, who can spend time at the salt water pool with underwater music after treatments.

Recommended for Spas because: The Spa at the Modern Honolulu is is as chic and luxurious as the hotel itself.

Jade's expert tip: Spend time at the hotel pool after time in the spa.

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Located in the heart of Honolulu at the Moana Surfrider Resort, Moana Lani Spa is the perfect place to relax and surrender to a a luxurious and uplifting experience. Rejuvenate the mind and body and get pampered at this beautiful spa. The menu of treatments is extensive the environment is elegant and peaceful. Private treatment rooms offer heated therapy beds that are the start of each treatment. Treatments with aromatherapy oils include full body treatments or focused massages on the head, neck, back or shoulders. Skincare services revitalize and relax. Modern skin care treatments can help energize and enhance an appearance. Yoga classes for all levels are also offered, and they're outside by the beach. Couples can book a treatment for two in a private room. The 18,000 square foot spa offers separate men's and women's steam rooms, dry saunas and water therapy areas with ocean views.

Recommended for Spas because: Moana Lani Spa offers an abundance of luxurious treatments in an ocean side setting.

Jade's expert tip: Book couples treatments early since there's just two rooms for them.

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Ho'ala Salon and Spa features invigorating Aveda products and is a two-time Best of Honolulu award winner. Serving as a peaceful oasis in the heart of the Ala Moana Shopping Center, this spa offers a full range of services using natural and eco-friendly products and techniques. At Ho'ala guests can get haircuts, coloring, waxing, facials, manicures, pedicures, massages, and full body treatments. Each treatment begins with a hand and foot massage, with the guest choosing the scent. Blend in a day at the spa with shopping or just pop in for a treatment. The spa has an elegant yet natural atmosphere, with an array of Aveda products to purchase also.

Recommended for Spas because: Hoala Salon and Spa is a heavenly oasis located in Ala Moana Shopping Center that uses Aveda products exclusively.

Jade's expert tip: Reservations are necessary at Ho'ala Spa.

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Spa Halekulani is located at the five star Halekulani Hotel, Honolulu's most revered ocean side hotel. At this Waikiki spa, Polynesian therapeutic techniques are blended with modern pure products and methods. The award-winning spa is beachfront in Honolulu, and is known for rejuvenating the mind, body, and spirit. The spa offers everything from wedding preparation to Polynesian bodywork and Asian inspired skin treatments. Massages, body treatments, facials, and a full service salon makes the spa one stop place for everything a guest could need. They also offer couples treatments in elegant settings. Spend time at the spa to relax after a day spent exploring busy Waikiki.

Recommended for Spas because: Spa Halekulani is a luxurious spa located at the famed Halekulani Hotel.

Jade's expert tip: Get a lomi lomi Hawaiian massage.

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Mandara Spa at the Hilton Hawaiian Village is a the largest spa in Waikiki. The two floor spa has 25 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: Mandara Spa is a heavenly place to relax and rejuvenate, and offers some of the most unique treatments in Honolulu.

Jade's expert tip: Try and exotic jasmine flower bath.

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Newly revamped and restyled Nalu Kinetic Spa nestled inside of the luxurious Turtle Bay Resort provides what they describe as a "multi-sensory experience of the ocean." And it's not a surprising description considering that the enchanting window walls offer views of huge waves accompanied by the sound of surf crashing on the beach. They offer an innovative wave therapy massage table that gently rocks guests as if they were floating. Traditional Hawaiian warm salt stones calm guests down after an adrenalin surge, and a line of marine-infused products show tenderness to skin and hair that has been exposed to sun, salt, and sand. Fitness, yoga and bodywork programs are all also offered with wonderful teachers and top notch gear.

Recommended for Spas because: Nalu Kinetic Spa is a brand new spa at Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore.

Jade's expert tip: Ask for a massage out in the huts right by the water.

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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