Maui Resort Report

A great resort is much more than simply a place to rest your head, and no one knows that better than Maui's resort destinations. Here's what's new and novel—whatever type of traveler you are.



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A Healthy Dose of Hedonism

For those in pursuit of pleasure, the search ends here. Maui resorts make it easy to spoil your senses with aaah-inducing activities and distinctive treatments that will make you feel like the V.I.P you are.

maui best spasGrand Wailea’s aptly named Spa Grande is a 50,000-square-foot relaxation wonderland — and it just got better. To celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary, the hotel has spent $70 million refreshing its public spaces, including the award-winning spa. You’ll still find Hawai‘i’s largest water therapy terme here, five soaking baths, furo, saunas, and waterfall massage jets, along with new treatments and amenities that let you customize your music preferences during your next lomi lomi massage.

Start your day with a sunrise hike, then learn the Hawaiian martial art of lua, followed by a seminar to boost memory and increase productivity. It’s possible at Kapalua Wellness Weekend, a three-day experience led by health icons from around the country at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, September 16 through18. Many events are free; for a schedule, visit

Andaz Maui’s Āwili Spa is tapping Mother Nature for her healing secrets, using herbs from the hotel’s garden in treatments. The spa’s new Organic Facial includes fruits, veggies, spices and herbs. Farm-to-(massage) table, indeed.

Here on a “babymoon”? Fairmont Kea Lani’s Willow Stream Spa offers the mother of all massages. The treatment incorporates nourishing cocoa butter and features a massage table that tilts up to take pressure off your back, or reclines with a support-cushion system that molds to a pregnant tummy, so you can also lie on your stomach. Complimentary pregnancy portraits, a gender-reveal cake, and prenatal yoga complete the pampering. From the Kea Lani, we’d expect nothing less.


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