The only thing better than traveling to Hawaii is sharing it with someone you love. When surrounded by so many luxurious, tropical scenes, you need somebody right there to pinch you to remind you it’s actually real. It isn’t just the adventures that are better when shared with a friend, but also the calm, relaxing moments of peaceful tropical bliss. One of the best ways to relax with your loved one is with a spa day in Hawaii, where a foot scrub, a body wrap, or lomilomi massage are all you need to plan for the day.
Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Kea Lani
Located at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Willow Stream Spa fuses luxury and culture. Many of the products are sourced from Maui, and the herbs, oils, and treatments are inspired by ways that native Hawaiians have been healing and soothing for centuries. If you’re feeling full of energy, follow up a workout on Polo Beach with a 60-minute hot stone massage. Or, for a day of pampering and relaxation, indulge in a 90-minute Pa’a Treatment for the ultimate couple’s experience. Lying side by side with your partner, you enjoy a body scrub, foot scrub, and a scalp massage that’s infused with Maui-grown sugar. The full-body massage is accompanied by a whipped mask made from honey, gotu kola, ylang-ylang, ‘awa, and lemon. And when the treatment is finished there’s still more time to relax, as you retire to your private poolside cabana.
Nalu Kinetic Spa, Turtle Bay Resort
Sure, Honolulu is full of spas at swanky, beachfront resorts, but the island’s North Shore has relaxing vibes both inside and outside the spa. The fast pace of urban Honolulu evaporates here in the “country,” and pastureland, beaches, and single lane roads replace the city lights. For a couples massage after an active morning of snorkeling, surfing, or hiking, head to the Nalu Kinetic Spa for an ocean-view Seaside Massage. As if enjoying a full body, oceanfront massage in an open-air bungalow wasn’t enough, the pampering is backed by a soundtrack of waves with tradewinds teasing your hair, for the ultimate in relaxation and romance.
Spa Grande, Grand Wailea
The palacial Spa Grande covers 50,000 square feet (which makes it the largest in Hawaii), and has repeatedly been voted among the best spas in the entire United States. When enjoying a couple’s massage here at Spa Grande, you have an hour to loosen up in the Terme Hydrotherapy Circuit, so by the time you finally reach the table, you’re already floating on a cloud. Including everything from Roman baths to a neck massage via waterfall, the Terme circuit is like an appetizer that’s virtually a meal in itself. Moving on to the couples massage, you enjoy the signature Pala’au Journey, where you lie side by side with your pampered partner for a lomilomi massage. Top that off with a full body cocoon and a soothing scalp and foot treatment—and then cancel your plans for the rest of the day since nothing else will compare.
Spa Without Walls, Fairmont Orchid
Can’t decide what seems more relaxing: a full-body lomilomi massage or the sound of a cascading waterfall? Luckily, you aren’t forced to choose here at the Fairmont’s Spa Without Walls. Here at this luxurious sanctuary of calm amidst Kona’s sea of black lava, your massage takes place in an outdoor hale (house) with its own private waterfall and stream. You listen to the trickling of the water, and feel the warm air on your body, as the masseuse works her magic.
Finally, to really go big and hold nothing back when it comes to a spa day in Hawaii, breeze into Spa Montage, Kapalua Bay for the Maui Romance Couples Package. You start with a couples coconut milk bath in a stone-carved, outdoor tub, and move to full-body, side by side massages while gazing toward Kapalua Bay. Not only was this beach named as America’s best, but you get to view it from an outdoor treatment room while being pampered and snacking on tropical fruit. If it all seems a bit over the top and lavishly self-indulgent, simply sit back and enjoy the moment—you know you both deserve it, and who knows when you might be pampered like this again?