A Second Heavenly Spa in Ka'anapali

A Second Heavenly Spa in Ka'anapali

There's a new destination spa for island visitors on Maui; this one on the "flip side" of Black Rock at Ka'anapali. The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas has recently completed their second signature Heavenly Spa in Hawaii, and it's clear they spared no expense. After speaking with spa director Sarah Hisey, we admired that designers made every effort to incorporate native hardwoods and other elements in to the decor. An example: One of the designated couple's massage rooms hovers above a bamboo thicket and uses the renewable resource in the flooring, walls and as decoration.

Additionally, Hisey is busy procuring oils, lotions, tinctures and even nail polish that uses only natural ingredients, for use in treatments as well as for sale in the spa gift shop. In fact, her method is to shop locally for such products, and then worldwide if she can't find suitable product to fill the void.

On top of the lovely, private men's and women's lounges (that include steam and sauna rooms, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, huge lockers and showers, the sheer number of treatments offered at The Ocean Villas Heavenly Spa is astounding. Take the 80 minute "Rollerssage", for example (which unfortunately has nothing to do with roller skates); therapists use stimulating motions with semi-precious stones shaped for the treatment, to stretch muscle tissue and warm the skin. There are "Sports" and "Deep Tissue" massages, in addition to "Pohaku Hot Stone" and "Mommy's Natural" (for women in their first 16 weeks of pregnancy). There are "Nectar Wraps", "Purifying Mineral Salt" facials and "Honey Hibiscus Hydration" treatments (with specially designed rooms for both). Yet this spa really shines when it comes to the variety of couple's experiences offered.

Priced under $400 (for 80 minutes), the "Couples Romance" package is nothing shy of exquisite. You are treated to side-by-side lomi lomi massages, after which an over-sized soaking tub is readied, the room is candle lit, a plate of fresh fruit revealed and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot corked for your pleasure. What goes on for the remaining 20 minutes in the room is up to you (spa patrons can opt for a 110 minute Couple's Romance treatment as well).

To reach the spa, call 808 662-2644 or visit www.WestinKaanapali.com

"...An over-sized soaking tub is readied, the room is candle lit, a plate of fresh fruit revealed and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot corked."

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