Most visitors to Hawaiʻi are looking for some good old-fashioned rest and relaxation. Sure, lying on the beach is awesome, but if what you need is a more intensive form of relaxing, consider a visit to one of Oʻahu’s world-class spa facilities! Here are some of the best spas on Oahu.
Nalu Kinetic Spa at Turtle Bay Resort – North Shore
This spa on Oahu, salon, and fitness center at the beautiful Turtle Bay Resort is a great place to kick off your vacation if you’re staying on the North Shore. Check out their great array of fitness classes, including outdoor yoga, stand-up paddling, Zumba, and more. Afterward, relax with an amazing massage in a stunning outdoor setting.
Laniwai Spa at Aulani – Ko Olina
You know that Disney puts attention into every tiny detail of whatever they do, and that it’s these details that create truly immersive experiences. Laniwai Spa at Disney’s Aulani Resort is no different: from the moment you step inside, the service and attention to detail will immerse you completely in a feeling of utter relaxation. And true to form, it’s great for kids of all ages, and even has a special space for teens. After your treatment, enjoy the 5,000-square foot hydrotherapy garden, with mineral pools, reflexology path, and custom salt scrub bar.
Naupaka Spa and Wellness Center, Four Seasons Resort – Ko Olina
With five stories and 35,000 square feet, this spa on O’ahu covers all the bases, and offers the luxury you’ve come to expect from Four Seasons. Work on your tennis serve, get the ancient Chinese principles of feng shui applied to your hair (yes, really), and breathe in the healing vapors of Himalayan salt in the halotherapy chamber. Oh, and you can get massages, facials, and all kinds of other treatments too, of course! Naupaka Spa covers all the bases, and is truly impressive.
Moana Lani Spa, Moana Surfrider Hotel – Waikīkī
It’s an oldie, but still a goodie: the Moana Hotel, which opened in 1901, is still a landmark of luxury and class in Waikiki. The spa is no different: you won’t feel at all like you’re in Waikīkī’s oldest hotel, but rather in a modern, clean, comfortable, and beautiful space overlooking the ocean. Indeed, this is Honolulu’s only oceanfront spa! You just have to give it a try. Promise, you’ll feel like a queen here in arguably the best spa on O’ahu.
Laka Skin Care and Spa – Kakaʻako
If you’ve had enough of fancy resort spas on O’ahu, why not try one the locals frequent? Yes, it’s not real pretty on the outside, being located in a semi-industrial area of Kakaʻako. But once you’re in, the magic begins. Laka is named for the Hawaiian goddess of hula, a powerful deity connected deeply with the forces of nature. With her as their inspiration, the proprietors of Laka Spa have created a unique Asian-based menu of spa therapy options. They even have a treatment that’s not available anywhere else in the United States: the hydrogen scalp spa, which helps kick-start new hair growth! Hey, it’s worth a try!