6 Wellness Offerings At Hawai‘i's Top Resorts

Lauren Finney Harden | April 26, 2021 | Lifestyle Feature

Locals and visitors alike can enjoy the wellness offerings at some of Hawai‘i’s best resorts.


ESPACIO, The Jewel of Waikiki

With only nine luxury suites, ESPACIO, The Jewel of Waikiki is a hotel experience unlike any other. The $5,000-a-night price tag comes with enough amenities to make you feel like a celebrity, and none is as impressive as the spa. Located on the penthouse level, having only two treatment rooms allows for the utmost in privacy for both hotel guests and kama‘āina. Choose from Polynesian-inspired spa treatments, including some especially curated for Mother’s Day, such as a multigenerational spa day for a mother-daughter duo (chef Jason Yamaguchi will whip up a Japanese-French lunch and serve it with Champagne from the hotel’s astounding $5 million wine cellar) or a Hapi prenatal massage for a mom-to-be. 2452 Kalakaua Ave., espaciowaikiki.com


‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

Named in honor of Queen Liliuokalani, whose beachside home Ke‘alohilani once stood where the property is now, ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach was created in her spirit—that is, the resort gives back in every way possible, including through its guests. You can feel good about indulging in ‘Alohilani packages such as Unforgettable, Soulful Hawai‘i. Highlights include helping rehabilitate the national ecosystem, receiving a traditional Hawaiian ocean blessing and more. If you want your experience to be more your own, treat yourself to a bevy of activities at the resort, including rooftop aerial yoga, a stay by the swell pool or a game of tennis on two tennis courts to invigorate your body. 2490 Kalakaua Ave., alohilaniresort.com


Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

Inside the exclusive resort community of Ko Olina is Four Seasons Resort Oahu. While the resort has everything you’ve become accustomed to loving at a Four Seasons property—spacious and kitted-out accommodations, world-class culinary offerings and more—it also has a wellness center and spa primed for your visit. The Naupaka Spa offers a bevy of treatments such as the Naupaka lomilomi massage and Hulali Hawaiian healing facial, as well as fitness opportunities such as five tennis courts, morning yoga and traditional hale huts where you can be with nature and enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. 92-1001 Olani St., fourseasons.com/oahu


Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collections

After a $200 million renovation, Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection is ready to accept guests to its Big Island oasis. While the beautiful surroundings on the Kona-Kohala coast are part of the draw, its wellness offerings are of particular note, such as The Auberge Spa offering treatments based on lokahi. Treatments include local healing botanicals like ancient Hawaiian sandalwood and local turmeric and honey directly from local sources. Choose from treatments such as a lomilomi massage using Hawaiian ti leaves or a pahe‘e hibiscus and papaya body exfoliation. You can also visit Hawai‘i’s first and only Goop store, located at the resort, offering the best in clean beauty and beach essentials. 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kamuela, aubergeresorts.com/maunalani


Sensei Lana‘i, a Four Seasons Resort

Hawaiians have known that wellness is a way of life for decades, and Sensei Lana‘i, a Four Seasons Resort aims to bring that to visitors and locals alike through its Sensei Guided Experience. Personalized itineraries are created after private wellness consultations and include spa treatments (ask for the thermal body-mapping technology to truly pinpoint issues), fitness classes, cultural and personal enrichment activities and more. Whether resetting your wellness or just unwinding, Sensei Lana‘i has a completely customizable choose-your-own-wellness adventure. For those who choose to carve out their own path, there are room-only options as well, but why would you, when this 96-room resort has everything you could want, including a Nobu outpost for healthy eats? Did we mention airfare is included round trip from Honolulu on Lana‘i Air for all guests? It doesn’t get more luxurious than to invest in yourself. 1 Keomoku Highway, fourseasons.com/sensei


Prince Waikiki

Prince Waikiki is one of the premier ways to experience Waikiki Beach—with perfectly outfitted rooms, golf, a fifthfloor pool deck and more. You can also take advantage of Naio Bliss, a massage suite located within the resort, for some relaxation. Offerings such as a Naio Flower anti-aging facial and Ka La Recovery Treatment—a soothing coconut milk body wrap that hydrates—can be yours. Want to take it outdoors? No problem. There’s also the option to indulge in an oceanfront massage in a private cabana. Need even more privacy? Consider Naio Bliss’ Wellness to Your Room program, through which you can special order treatments, such as bath rituals, directly to your room. 100 Holomoana St., princewaikiki.com

Photography by: Courtesy of Aqua-Aston Hospitality; courtesy of brands; by Takeflight Digital/Alexandra Kahn; courtesy of Four Seasons Sensei Lanai