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Fun Things To Do in Hawaii on a Rainy Day

The Editors | February 24, 2021 | Style & Beauty Relax and Renew New Beauty Treatments Hotel Spas

We suggest to treat yourself with beauty and wellness luxe treatments on those days you're stuck indoors. The islands are chock-full of the most innovative and blissful beautifying experiences. Get ready to redefine and Zen yourself.



Ho‘ala Salon and Spa This serene salon and spa offers a full range of services, from haircuts and coloring to waxing, facials, manicures and pedicures to massages and full-body treatments. Every treatment includes therapeutic aromatherapy, plush bamboo bathrobes and complimentary foot baths, among other luxe amenities. Ala Moana Shopping Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., 947.6141; Ka Makana Ali‘ i Shopping Center, 91-5431 Kapolei Parkway, 670.2550,

The Kahala Spa Tranquility is king at The Kahala Spa, where beauty rituals are performed in personal suites with private soaking tubs. Pamper yourself with a hydrating facial treatment such as the Ho‘ola Hana Hou (90 minutes), which begins with a back massage using warm stones to activate the vital energy points that address signs of aging, giving your complexion that coveted glow. The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kahala Ave., Kahala, 739.8888,

Kristin Wood Lashes Kristin Wood is a renowned eyelash and beauty artist who was Hawai‘i’s first certified eyelash extension trainer. Ask for the designer full-set and ready-to-wear collections for a truly customized look. 2885 S. King St., McCully/Mo‘ ili‘ ili; 888 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Kaka‘ako, 738.7386,

Laniwai Spa Escape the ordinary at this awardwinning spa. At the resort’s full-service spa, salon and fitness center, you can pamper the whole family with experiences you can enjoy together. Indulge in a couples treatment, or set aside some time for yourself. Whichever you choose, you’re encouraged to arrive 60 minutes prior to fully enjoy the amenities like the unparalleled hydrotherapy garden. Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, 92-1185 Ali‘ inui Drive, Ko Olina, 866.443.4763,

Nalu Kinetic Spa O‘ahu’s North Shore is one of the premier destinations for rejuvenation, and this stunning spa uses sustainable, natural ingredients to ensure optimal health and vitality—not to mention the relaxation lounge that overlooks the pristine Pacific Ocean. Choose from a variety of packages (active, balance, prenatal and romance, to name a few), body and massage therapies, or a skin treatment like the customizable Signature Hydrafacial to satisfy your mind, body and soul. Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, 447.6868,

Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre The team at Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina has outdone itself; 35,000 square feet of spa and treatment areas encompass six levels, including three healing hale (houses). A barbershop has men’s services, like a traditional shave. Hydrotherapies include needle showers, Jacuzzi pools, cold plunge pools and an outdoor lap pool. 92-1001 Olani St., Ko Olina, 679.0079,

Salon Blanc Ask about hairstyling at any of Honolulu’s hippest spots, and one name will keep coming up: Salon Blanc, where Alan Vuong and his team coif the hair of O‘ahu’s style elite. Blanc offers everything from cuts and highlights to Yuko anti-frizz treatments and a blowout membership program. 1288 Ala Moana Blvd., Kaka‘ako, 593.2100,

SpaHalekulani On top of its signature services, the acclaimed Polynesian-inspired spa recently introduced a new Living Well program with a lecture series designed to help guests make healthy lifestyle choices every day— even beyond their hotel stay. 2199 Kalia Road, Waikiki, 923.2311,

Style Loft New to the Honolulu hair scene this year, this spacious and chic salon is a collective of independent stylists. Visit Kevin Lee, who will reinvent your total look (and one to last) with speed, vision and precision. 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Ste. 100, Ala Moana, 784.0777,


L’Core Paris L’Core is one of those best-kept beauty secrets that your most glamorous and radiant friend tells you about—if you’re lucky. Stock up on facial cleansing mousse or splurge on the Emerald collagen mask. Kings’ Shops, 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, 886.8811,

Maluhia Spa The distinctive menu at this rejuvenating eco-friendly retreat focuses on naturally healing, holistic treatments and massages based on Hawaiian and other traditions. Expect only organic herbs and oils to be used in signature treatments and products. Along with your treatment—which takes place in an exotic setting overlooking the lush valley and the majestic ocean—guests are encouraged to participate in yoga or meditation and personal training sessions, and to relax by the saltwater infinity pool. Hawaii Island Retreat, Ahu Pohaku Ho‘omaluhia, 250 Lokahi Road/185, Kapa‘au, 889.6336,

Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara The Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara draws on the spiritual traditions of Bali. Try the Balinese Massage (price upon request), which combines stretching, long strokes, and palm and thumb pressure techniques. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Waimea, 882.7222,


Alexander at Waiohai Oceanside Massage The natural environment of the Garden Isle is so beautiful that it can feel counterintuitive to spend a day indoors. Call on this outdoor massage service, which brings licensed massage therapists to oceanside cabanas (80 minutes). Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club, 2249 Po‘ ipu Road, Po‘ ipu, 742.4400,

On & On This self-care sanctuary encourages guests to develop a daily wellness routine by offering unique treatments (think microcurrent facials, radio frequency and endermologie), products, tonics and teas. 5-5161 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, 826.4444,

Spa by the Sea Vichy showers, a Japanese soaking tub and a chiropractic room are just a few of the amenities at Spa by the Sea. The three-hour Waves of Relaxation package includes a papaya-pineapple scrub, a volcanic clay body wrap, a kukui-coconut massage, hot oil scalp treatment and a facial. Waipouli Beach Resort, 4-820 Kuhio Highway, Kapa‘a, 823.1488,


‘Awili Spa & Salon Custom is the concept at the ‘Awili Spa & Salon, where treatments incorporate an apothecary blending experience. The Thai Massage (120 minutes) is an invigorating option. Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, 3550 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, 573.1234,

Lumeria Maui Experience a mindful escape on Maui’s North Shore with unique treatments like the Crystal Massage (90 minutes), immersive wellness retreats and farm-to-table meals that nurture your mind, body and spirit. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy an enriching vacation or staycation (kama‘aina rates available) complete with various workshops, classes and innergrowth experiences. 1813 Baldwin Ave., Makawao, 579.8877,

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Kapalua Besides offering facials and massages, this spa is home to an excellent fitness program, which offers classes like Flow Yoga, Kapalua Fitness Hike and Power Core at the gorgeous The Ritz-Carlton fitness center. Classes are limited to 10 people for maximum personal attention (certain classes are complimentary for guests of The Ritz-Carlton), and private sessions can be arranged through the hotel’s concierge. 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Kapalua, 669.6200,

Spa Grande The palatial 50,000-square-foot Spa Grande is the largest spa in all of Hawai‘i. A wonderful option is membership in The Spa Club, which entitles you to one 50-minute treatment per month, 20% off additional treatments and more. 3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, 875.1234,

Willow Stream Spa Retreat into pure luxury at one of Wailea’s state-of-the-art day spas. Enjoy a selection of 60- and 90-minute locally inspired treatments and next-level wellness offerings when you book Fairmont Kea Lani’s Inspire Your Energy Wellness Suite package. 4100 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, 875.4100,


Photography by: Hawaii Tourism Authority, Wanger