How to Choose a Spa on Maui
Visiting a Spa in Maui is a treat for many individuals and couples on their Maui vacation. But how can you decide which one has the services you want at a price you are willing to pay?
The main difference in Maui spas is whether the spa is in a major big-name resort hotel, or whether it is independent. Hotel spas are more luxurious, offer more choices of services, and are more expensive. At the spa at a large hotel, you are likely to find beautiful decor and a long list of possible services. You can not only have an indoor or outdoor massage, but can also choose hydrotherapy, aromatic baths, skin care therapy, exfoliation, and more, each with dozens of varieties. But adding up a few of those services can easily cost you hundreds of dollars. On the other hand, if you go to an independent Maui spa, you may find just massages, a Jacuzzi, and simpler facials, all at lower prices than the hotels. Or if all you want is a massage, you can have someone come to you to do the massage in your hotel or condo room. Either way, you are likely to enjoy being pampered.
See below for information about specific Maui spas in each category. The upper half of the list has the luxurious (but expensive) hotel spas, while the lower half of the list has the smaller independent lower-priced spas.
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Spa Grande at Grand Wailea Resort Hotel
This is the largest (50,000 square feet), most luxurious, and most expensive spa on Maui, and is on the South side. They offer 25 kinds of massages with names such as Shiatsu, Thai, Crystal Energy, Aromatherapy, Swedish, Sports, Rain, Lomi Lomi, Lava Stone, Cocoa, and Bamboo. Their 14 “skin care therapies” include brightening, hydrating, mousse, volcanic ash, and sun-sational. Available are 5 massage enhancements and 6 facial enhancements, plus microdermabrasian, and multiple kinds of exfoliation and cocoons. There are 22 kinds of hair care, 9 kinds of manicures and pedicures, and 10 choices of waxes. Packages include combinations for adults, teens, and children.
Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Kea Lani 808-875-2229
This is a new luxury 9,000 square foot spa in Wailea, featuring Relieve, Restore, and Results treatments. Among the many choices are Chamomile Body Polish, Nourishing Mineral Wrap, Eucalyptus Salt Scrub, Magnesium Jade Wrap, Firm & Tone, and Brightening Body Scrub. Facials include Custom Cleanse, Brightening Luminescence, Vitamin Boost, Tighten Transform, Island Hydration, and more.
Willow Stream Spa
Spa Moana at Hyatt Regency Resort Hotel 808-667-4725
This is the largest (15,000 square feet) and most luxurious spa on the West side of Maui, located right on Kaanapali Beach. Their 36 massages have names such as Artful, Backwalk, Cocoa Bliss, Deep Tissue, and Hot Stone. Like the Grand discussed above, they have a similar variety of body treatments, facials, and salon services. There are packages for singles and couples.
Mandara Spa at Wailea Marriott Resort Hotel
This 9,153 square foot spa on Maui’s South side has 11 treatment rooms, some with ocean views. Mandara has spas in Europe, China, Japan, Indonesia, the Caribbean, and several other countries, as well as five U.S. locations. They sell many of their own skin products in addition to offering massages and related services.
Heavenly Spas at Westin 808-661-2588 808-667-3200
There are two Westins on the west side of Maui, each with a spa. The 15,000 square foot ocean-view spa at the Westin Kaanapali Beach Hotel has personalized treatments in 16 rooms, plus couples rooms and hydrotherapy. The salon includes manicures, pedicures, hair braiding, and make-up. The Helani Heavenly Spa is a newer 10,000 square foot spa with unique treatments including optional sand beds, at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas timeshare.
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Third Heaven Spa in Kaanapali
The spa at Maui Kaanapali Villas hotel and condos is less expensive than the big resort spas. They have Swedish, Accupressure, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, and Sports massages, treatments, and aromatherapy, plus feet and hand treatments.
Zensations Spa in Honokowai (just north of Kaanapali) 808-669-0100
This small spa a couple miles north of Kaanapali is less expensive than the above spas, because it is in a small strip mall instead of in a big hotel. They specialize in couples messages in a couples room, though they also have a good variety of singles massages and facials. The rooms are beautifully decorated and relaxing.
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Maui Day Spa 808-879-0437
Spa and salon services, plus bridal hair and makeup, in Kihei, by Robbie Marochi. They specialize in Hawaiian style garden massages. By appointment only.
Maui Day Spa
Ho’omana Spa in Makawao 808-573-8256
This spa is in Upcountry (on the slopes of Haleakala). In addition to spa treatments and massages, they have accommodations for group or family or personal retreats for up to 12 guests in cottages.
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