Every day you're faced with both small & large stressors, whether it's holding a 9-to-5 job, raising children, keeping up with personal relationships or even just sitting in traffic. Whatever it is that brings you stress, over time it adds up. Every now & then, we all need a break. If you're craving a little R&R, why not jet off to Hawaii for a soothing spa-cation?
If you're planning luxury vacations with the hopes of de-stressing & unwinding, be sure to check out some of these hotels, which were recently named the top spa resorts in Hawaii by Conde Nast Traveler:
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island If you're looking to relax with a few spa sessions in Hawaii, the Big Island's Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is the place to be. The resort's Hualalai Spa, which Conde Nast named the best spa in Hawaii for 2013, will indulge you in the essence of paradise, using local items like black lava salt, hibiscus & crushed macadamia nuts in award-winning spa treatments. In either an indoor or private outdoor setting, you can enjoy treatments like customized body massages, coconut body scrubs, acupuncture & yoga therapy. When you're done with your treatment, be sure to check out the open-air Waiea garden, or retreat to the facility's whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms or lap pool.
Grand Wailea, Maui Taking the number two spot on Conde Nast's best spa resorts in Hawaii list was Maui's Grand Wailea. This luxurious Hawaiian hotel features the Spa Grande, the largest spa in Hawaii. The 50,000 square-foot spa has 40 treatment rooms, where you can pamper yourself with treatments like a chocolate coconut massage, tropical fruit glow, honey mango manicure or Spa Grande facial. With more than 100 treatment options available, the Grand Wailea's Spa Grande can make even the most stressed-out travelers relax.
Fairmont Orchid, Big Island Another resort that scored high marks on Conde Nast's list was the Big Island's Fairmont Orchid, a luxury hotel that is sure to provide a blissful vacation to overwhelmed travelers. The Fairmont's award-winning Spa Without Walls is the perfect place to discover the healing nature of the Hawaiian Islands. Here, you can treat yourself to a hot stone massage, seaweed wrap, antioxidant facial, kona coffee exfoliation or coconut honey body treatment. If you'd prefer to soak in the natural beauty of Hawaii during your treatment, the spa also features six private oceanfront massage cabanas facing the Pacific Ocean.