The Lap of Luxury: Maui Resort Spas

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but every body needs some over-the-top indulgence now and then.

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grand wailea spa lanai
The shared lānai between the men’s and women’s facilities offers a panoramic view of the Grand Wailea’s expansive grounds.

Go with the Flow

THE TREATMENT: Healing Waters of Maui Journey | Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea | GrandWailea.com/spa | 875-1234, ext. 4949

WHAT IT INCLUDES: Pampering from head to toe, beginning with a refreshing body exfoliation, followed by a luxurious body masque, steam cocoon, a meditative moment with a cup of kava/ginger tea, relaxing aromatherapy, full-body massage, scalp massage and foot wrap.

Does not include peeling you off the massage table and pouring you into your car after you’ve dissolved into a puddle of contentment.

grand wailea terme
A rinse beneath a personal summer rain shower follows the body exfoliation.

SELLING POINT: Spa Grande incorporates the “Healing Waters of Maui” theme not only in its terme baths, but in every aspect of this treatment, as you indulge in the scents and sensations of misty clouds, refreshing waterfalls, soothing streams, lush rainforests and rejuvenating ocean, each with its distinct aroma and specific therapeutic effect.

maui spa steam room
A steam cocoon is the perfect prep for a full-body, deep-tissue massage.

MEMORABLE MOMENT: After the fragrant salt scrub left every inch of my skin with a sweet, subtle tingle, multiple overhead faucets gently rained warm water over the length of my still-prone body, while the therapist used a handheld showerhead for a closer, cooler rinse. The unexpected simultaneous contrast of water temperatures brought me to ecstasy and inspired me to devise a home version. All I need is a shower hose to run from the bathroom sink. And a willing attendant.

AMENITIES: The custom products by ‘Ala Lani Bath & Body are crafted with locally sourced Hawaiian plants and minerals along with a special selection of essential oils. Healing Waters bath salts and misters are available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds going to CharityWater.org.

Maui Spa Grande
Spa Grande’s terme circuit features five specialty baths.

THE PERKS: Getting to spend an hour in the terme before the treatment, to relax the body and create the perfect frame of mind for the bliss that follows. Plus, you get to take home a vial of your sleep-enhancing aromatherapy oil.

THE COST: $395 for 110 minutes.

Kathy Collins

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