Soothe Your Body and SoulMaui

There’s no better way to maximize your time in paradise than with a top-notch SPA EXPERIENCE.

Whether you want to undo the stress of a day filled with rushing through airports, unwind after an active round of shopping (or surfing!) or add a little romance to a couple’s getaway, Maui’s many spa offerings are sure to fit your need.

Many island spas have taken cues from Hawai‘i’s host culture and created treatments that use HAWAIIAN HEALING PRACTICES. Lomilomi is just one of the techniques that spas have adopted; there are also treatments that use salt, ‘awa (a native medicinal shrub) or other botanicals to relax and rejuvenate body, mind and soul. While there are numerous couples and single packages available at spas around the island, listed below are a few good spots to get started.

For travelers seeking solstice, SPA HELANI, THE HEAVENLY SPA BY WESTIN, promises sensory—and, naturally, heavenly—experiences. Housed in the luxurious THE WESTIN KA‘ANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS, Spa Helani’s skilled therapists heal your body with customized, Hawaiian-inspired treatments that highlight local beauty products. Wrap yourself in a plush robe to laze on a signature treatment bed. Then pause to sip on tea and savor nourishing cuisine before a refreshing lomilomi. Or retreat to the COUPLES’ “TREE HOUSE” SUITE to share a memorable moment with your loved one.

You can also try VALLEY ISLE DAY SPA in Kihei, which offers COUPLES PACKAGES—some including chocolate, champagne and roses— and other combinations.

Escape to the award-winning SPA MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY, surrounded by the West Maui Mountains and Kapalua Bay. Treatments to try include the ‘Awa & Cacao Hawaiian Cocoon and the indulgent Journey Through the Ocean, a synchronized treatment performed by two therapists.

Another highly recommended option is MAUI HEALING RETREAT, which holds MULTI-DAY RETREATS that focus on re-energizing health, relationships and spiritual well-being out of its two locations,

SOUL TRANSFORMATION (505 Auli‘i Drive) and THE SACRED GARDEN ON MAUI (460 Kaluanui Road). Maui Healing Retreat also gives clients the ability to customize their healing experience.

For additional suggestions, consult your concierge.

SPA TIPS:

• Arrive early, between 15 to 30 minutes before your appointment. You want to be relaxed before your treatment.

• Turn off your mobile phone.

• Let your therapist know of any health concerns you may have.

• Tips are usually 15 to 20 percent.

• If something is not quite right (the pressure of the massage, for example), let your therapist know.